August 23, 2007

$25,000 DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR FILMMAKERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Dear Filmmakers/Producers:

Los Angeles’ FILM INDEPENDENT has EXTENDED the final deadline for it’s 2007 PRODUCERS LAB, as well as submissions for the 2007 SLOAN PRODUCER GRANT.

THE SLOAN PRODUCER GRANT carries with it a $25,000 development prize, admission to Film Independent’s 2007 Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent. To be eligible for the Sloan Grant, the applicant must be attached as producer to the script with which they are applying and the screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician. Documentaries are not eligible.

IMPORTANT: The deadline extension is NOT being made public. It is extended ONLY for readers of this email, and must be postmarked by Tuesday, September 4th. All submissions MUST include the words DEADLINE EXTENSION on the envelope. All Filmmakers can apply to the PRODUCER'S LAB whether or not they wish to be considered for the Sloan Grant.

The deadline for the 2007 Producer's Lab is August 24th (postmarked).

The 2007 Producer’s Lab Applications can be downloaded at: http://www.filmindependent.org/pdf/producerslabapp7-07.pdf

The $25,000 grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. It has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance, and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

PLEASE READ AGAIN: To be considered for the Sloan Producers Grant, the applicant must apply to the 2007 Producers Lab and indicate in their letter that they wish to be considered for the Sloan Grant. To be eligible for the Sloan Grant the applicant must be attached as producer to the script with which they are applying and the screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician. Documentaries are not eligible for this grant. Screenplays that have previously been recognized by the Sloan Foundation are eligible for this grant.

For questions regarding the Sloan Producers Grant and/or the Lab, please
contact Filmmaker Labs Manager Josh Welsh at JWelsh@FilmIndependent.org or 310.432.1219.


"LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON"

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Invites you to attend a special screening of LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON

When: Wednesday August 29, 7:30pm
Where: Chinese 6 Theater
6801 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028

Guests must RSVP to secure seats at screenings@latinofilm.org
Seating is limited.


"GRONK'S BRAINFLAME" PLANETARIUM SCREENING

You are invited to a special planetarium screening of Gronk’s BrainFlame
West Coast premiere of an extraordinary animated short in 180-degree projection.
by the acclaimed artist
— Gronk —

PRESENTED BY
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center,
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and
Glendale Community College

Saturday, September 8, 2007

BrainFlame Screenings:
2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30pm

art exhibit on BrainFlame
signing of the new book Gronk
reception
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Glendale Community College
Planetarium and Science Center
1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208

Screening ticket reservations required. Please reserve early, limited seating. Please RSVP for a specific screening by Sept. 5th:
Bryan Robinson (310) 825-7716 or brobinson@support.ucla.edu


LATINO VETERANS CELEBRATE VIETNAM VETS WITH PLAY

The El Camino Real Chapter of theThe American GI Forum, California will be presenting Alfredo Lugo’s fictional play, “Roll Call.” The play, directed by Ricardo Lopez, will be performed at the El Gallo Plaza Theater at 4545 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.

East Los Angeles. In the Late 60’s and exploding on the streets of East Los Angeles in August of  1970, the emotional and political seeds of debate towards the Viet Nam War  have taken root. From childhood throughout high school, ROLL CALL is a story  of friendship, a bond that would sustain three friends through the Viet Nam War. One would return a hero. ROLL CALL also tells of the pride these warriors felt  for their fathers who served valiantly and courageously in World War II and who returned to parades and unbridled honor. But for them, their favorite sons, awaiting  their arrival of homecoming was misunderstanding, disillusionment and  despair. They also brought home to east LA and ugly and tormenting secret,  a secret of death.

Performances will begin on August 29, 2007 through September 22, 2007. The Opening Night performance on Wedenesday, August 29th  at 8 p.m. will be followed with a, “Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home” ceremony recognizing ten invited Vietnam veterans and veterans in attendance. Closing Night, September 22 will also have an after performance, “Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home” ceremony. The sponsors will be recognizing ten additional Vietnam veterans. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. through September 22, 2007.

For ticket information Call: 323-261-8704


NEW LATINO COMEDY PROJECT VIDEOS

Hey Everyone! Hope you're all doing great! Just wanted to update you on what's new with The Latino Comedy Project. Videos from our new sketch comedy show "AlienNation" were posted on YouTube less than a week ago and in a matter of days, our "300" parody spread across the internet like wildfire! It is currently the 25th Most Viewed and 26th Most Linked Comedy Video on YouTube right now and quickly rising! Below are links to it and several other new LCP videos, including our “Bratz” and "Mac/PC" parodies, with many more to be added soon. Enjoy!

300 parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7qKD-Ph7ds
Bratz parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCBcv7YWlAA
Mac/PC parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OW-Gp2s7sM

Sincerely,
Adrian Villegas
The Latino Comedy Project
www.lcp.org
www.myspace.com/latinocomedyproject


DEADLINE APPROACHING: EAST LA CHICANO FILM FESTIVAL

13th Annual East LA Chicano Film Festival
Deadline: August 29th, 2007

The Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival will be from November 5 -13, 2007 at various locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Our venues this year include the Echo Park Film Center, Placita Olvera, East Los Angeles College and Plaza De La Raza.

Cine is a growing part of the cultural landscape in Los Angeles, in California, in the United States and Internationally. Each year we screen 50-60 films (feature length documentaries, narratives, shorts and experimental cinema) with an approximate attendance of 5000 people a year. We have consistently drawn in families, artists, producers, directors, youth and persons from all walks of life.

In addition, we host several panel discussions with industry leaders who give insight about the perceptions the film industry has towards Chicana/os and the impact of our community’s market share. Established Chicana/o filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers and activists moderate a forum in which aspiring artists can ask career-defining questions and have them discussed among peers. We also provide workshops which are coordinated by industry professionals and include topics such as: Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Production Management, and Technical Production. A networking/closing night reception is planned with live entertainment (local East LA Chicano bands) to bring the entertainment communities together. The event is open to the public.

Finally, Cine Sin Fin is proud to recognize the achievements of independent filmmakers, writers, directors, and actors. We close the event with the “Annual” Firme Awards Ceremony which includes Best Documentary, Best Feature Film, and Best Short, the John Alonzo Award for Cinematography, the Anthony Quinn Award for Acting, and introducing the Lalo Guerrero Award for Best Soundtrack,.

Requirements: send any length (format VHS or DVD) film with synopsis and press kit (if available), to:

Cine Sin Fin
c/o A La Brava P.R., Inc.
673 South Fickett Street
Los Angeles, California 90023

For questions contact: Jaime Segall-Gutierrez at elsuperxicano@hotmail.com or Ernesto Espinoza at cinesinfin@gmail.com

All films submitted and selected will become part of our library and may be shown at all our venues; we will respect all requests to do otherwise. For further information regarding Cine Sin Fin submission guidelines, internship and volunteer opportunities, or to be a sponsor call (323) 265-2344.


LIVING LEGENDS: THREE CLASSIC FILMS AND THEIR WRITERS

Spend a day with the writers who created some of your favorite films!
LIVING LEGENDS: THREE CLASSIC FILMS AND THEIR WRITERS

Saturday, September 15
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

This one day mini-festival celebrates the work of three legendary writers:
Irving Brecher (Meet Me in St Louis) – 11:00 am
Q&A with Robert L. Freedman
Fay Kanin (Teacher’s Pet) – 3:00 pm
Q&A with Robin Schiff
ReceptIon (Bar sponsored by Hahn Estates): 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Millard Kaufman (Bad Day at Black Rock) – 7:30 pm
Q&A with Phil Alden Robinson

Prices:
General Admission all day pass $30; WGA members all day pass $25; Senior (62 and over) and full time students with ID $20 (includes all three films plus
evening reception).
Individual films $8.00 daytime ($7.00 WGA, $6.00 senior and student); evening film and reception $20 ($15 WGA, $12 senior and student)

Find full details and purchase tickets online at www.wgfoundation.org or call (323) 782-4692.


DOCUSPAIN: SPANISH DOCUMENTARY TOUR

During the past couple of years, the documentary has become one of the most exciting forms of new cinema. Pragda presents a series of provocative and brilliantly conceived Spanish documentaries that have revived the genre with new forms of expression. The program will tour the U.S. during 2007.

Highlights of the documentary revival include the winner of the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at IDFA and Miami Film Festival Special Gran Jury Mention My Grandmother’s House; Oliver Stone’s remarkable and highly controversial study of Fidel Castro Comandante; the spectacularly powerful document about a Brazilian favela that uses music for social change The Miracle of Candeal; Academy award nominated Balseros; "The most controversial Spanish film in decades." as per Fiachra Gibbons from The Guardian The Basque Ball by Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia); the humorous and very touching piece of Spain Seville Southside; and emotionally turbulent Memory Train.

The films show at:

CENTER KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN, NYU
Spring 2007
New York, NY

BILL COSFORD CINEMAS
August 24-26, 2007
Coral Gables, FL

HARVARD FILM ARCHIVES
September 14-16, 2007
Boston, MA

MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE
September 30 -April 27, 2007
Miami, FL

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
October 18-November 11, 2007
Atlanta, GA

THE HOPKINS CENTER FILM
Fall 2007/ TBA
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

For more information, visit: http://www.pragda.com/event.php?id_ev=34&tipus=1


NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL

NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL PRESENTS:
"THE ART & SCIENCE OF NO BUDGET FILMMAKING"
A Two-Day No-Budget Filmmaking Immersion
August 25 & 26, 2007
Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA

Join producer Mark Stolaroff and guest experts in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind class. Stolaroff has distilled what he's learned from over 10 years in the trenches of no-budget independent filmmaking and put it in to No Budget Film School.

There is a model for quality, successful no-budget filmmaking. Stolaroff has quantified that model and continues to refine it as technology and opportunities change throughout the years. Guest speakers provide an up-to-the-minute perspective on what works and what doesn't in the current no-budget landscape.

This two-day class is designed for filmmakers who want to finance and produce their own features, and aren't waiting for permission to do it. Attendees will walk away with powerful ideas that they can use immediately, saving them time and money, and preventing fatal mistakes that could doom otherwise worthy projects.

FREE PRODUCTION SOFTWARE!!!
All attendees receive Axium® Scheduling and Axium® Budgeting software absolutely FREE! (a $400 Value!). For those familiar with Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, it's the same thing, only much, much better.

TESTIMONIALS:
"Thank you for an enlightening and entertaining day. Your experience and demonstrations of your subject matter was one of the best I've seen...you brought all that knowledge down into a single "package" that makes us all realize the vast differences between the way many of us have been making pictures for eons, and the new wave of no-budget production." - Alan J. Levi, Director, "NCIS", "ER", "JAG", many others

"The class was great. There was a tremendous amount of information and encouragement for approaching filmmaking in a very liberating way." - Josh Schorr, Writer, 2006 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship winner

"I cannot say enough about the two-day class we just completed today...the course was fantastic!! I feel like I have learned in two days, what would've taken me several years of experience and experimentation to learn. Thanks for sharing your wealth of experience and knowledge with us." - Monica Vazquez, Director

TUITION:
Prepaid NALIP Members receive the special discounted price of $225 (that's $50 off the regular prepaid price)! The Single Day Price: $125
Complimentary lunch is provided.
For more information on the class (including speaker bios), and to register, visit:
www.NoBudgetFilmSchool.com

 

ILLEGAL TENDER PREMIERES FRIDAY!

On Friday Franc. Reyes’ film "Illegal Tender" opens nationwide. It stars Wanda De Jesus, Rick Gonzalez, Dania Ramirez and an all Latin cast. Wanda De Jesus kicks ass, and Franc. delivers another film we will all be proud of.

Check your local listings for details

 

WEINSTEINS CAST NET FOR "NINE"

Aug. 20, 2007 - (Variety) - Rob Marshall and Harvey Weinstein have begun assembling the cast for "Nine." The Weinstein Co. is in talks with Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Javier Bardem to star in the musical. Marshall, who wanted to set his cast early to custom-fit the roles to the strengths of each performer, is also courting Sophia Loren and his "Chicago" star Catherine Zeta-Jones. Marshall will produce and choreograph with John DeLuca, his partner in Lucamar Prods. FULL STORY HERE


EVA MENDES BOARDS "THE SPIRIT" FOR ODD LOT, LIONSGATE

Aug. 22, 2007 - (ScreenDaily.com) - Mendes joins Scarlett Johnasson, Samuel L Jackson and Gabriel Macht in live action comic book adaptation directed by Frank Miller. FULL STORY HERE (subscription required)

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR AT ARCLIGHT FILMS

Contract Admin needed for well respected and growing independent film sales agent/distribution company.

Candidate would draft distribution agreements for international deals under the supervision of VP Business Affairs, track contract through to signature and collection, perform data entry into database and prepare producer status reports.

Should have a sound knowledge of IFTA standard distribution agreement and ancillary docs and be familiar with rights management database software (Film Track software preferred). Must be experienced in Word and Excel. Great attention to detail and follow-up, ability to work with little supervision and multi-task.

This is an opportunity to establish yourself in a dynamic growth company which rewards results. Please do not apply if you are a lawyer, the salary is in the $40's, DOE.

TO APPLY: email cover-letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
hr@arclightfilms.com


SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTISTS FOR FEATURE FILM

Special FX artists Wanted: We are looking for special FX artists for Make-Up and Blood FX as well as Physical FX, ie. guns, squibs, blanks, etc.

Experience is a must, Safety is a major concern.

Pay is negotiable. Job starts approximately October 21st, 2007.

This is our second feature. Our first film "Slip" is distributed worldwide on DVD.

TO SUBMIT:
email resume and links to any websites showing your work to:
Maxmail@enterthemax.com

 

 

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