Casting Call for PSA “Come Join The Community: Carter Blood Care Center” [Dallas, TX] #casting

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Posted April 23, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Come Join The Community: Carter Blood Care Center
CLASSIFICATION: Student
CATEGORY: PSA
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Director reel
PRODUCER: Kenneth Weed
WRITER: Kenneth Weed
DIRECTOR: Lyliana Garcia
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Infinity Productions
SHOOTING LOCATION: Dallas, TX

LOGLINE:

Come join the community and give back. The Carter Blood Care Center is sounding a call to action to promote blood donations. The PSA shows that it take a community, not just one single person to make a difference.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Calling all actors/actresses. Young, old, short, tall – I’m calling you all. So come down, and have a great time, or msg ahead to skip the line.

COMPENSATION: Non-paid
OTHER COMPENSATION: Snacks/beverages
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: April 28, 2014
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: kweed8891@gmail.com
SUBMISSIONS TO INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume
AUDITION DATE: April 28, 2014
AUDITION START TIME: 2:00 pm
AUDITION END TIME: 5:00 pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: 8080 Park Lane…

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A New Era’s Filmmakers Find Their Way in Cuba

Originally posted on Winter Film Awards:

Jose Goitia for The New York Times. The director Carlos Lechuga at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.

From The New York Times, By VICTORIA BURNETT:   HAVANA — Sebastián Miló barely had enough money to put gasoline in the aged bus that ferried his crew to the set each day, let alone to pay actors a salary.

Jose Goitia for The New York Times. Attendees of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

But Mr. Miló, a 33-year-old Cuban filmmaker, had a Canon 5D digital camera and a story to tell. So, during one frenetic week in May 2011, he shot “Truckdriver,” a tense 25-minute film about bullying at one of the vaunted rural boarding schools where millions of Cubans used to spend part of their high school education.

“It was something I went through myself, and so did many people I know,” said…

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Rhythm Thief Cast & Crew Reunite

Originally posted on FILM ANTHROPOLOGY:

[Reblogged from my article at Renegade Cinema]

This past evening I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the 1994 indie film Rhythm Thief, which as some of you might remember, I previously wrote about in an article calling on Criterion to pick the movie up for distribution. There is something about this film that has mystified me since I first saw it and even though I have had multiple opportunities to sit down with filmmaker Matt Harrison to discuss his work, it was starting to sink in that no amount of Q&A’ing was going to help me figure out what was going on with this movie.

Tonight, I’ve made some progress. The film screened as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Cinématek Overdue” series. Along with a screening of an actual 35mm print (which I rarely see these days), the event included a wonderfully detailed and enthusiastic Q&A…

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Casting Call for Short Film “The Tourist” [California] #casting

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Posted April 22, 2014

PROJECT TITLE: The Tourist
CLASSIFICATION: Independent
STATUS: Non-Union
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit
PRODUCER: Jeff Maloney
WRITER: Jeff Maloney
DIRECTOR: Jeff Maloney
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: July 12, 13, 14
SHOOTING LOCATION: Aptos, California

LOGLINE:

Mary arrives at her friend’s apartment in San Francisco wanting to tour the city. But she never leaves the apartment. Her college friend, Julie and husband Rob, are confused and try to find out what she is doing all day. Mary leaves after a comedic show-down and alludes to why she is a tourist who never tours.

CASTING THESE ROLES:

Mary is a 20-something comedic character who carries the film She is odd and quirky, with funny mannerisms, reactive faces, and strange habits. She is a college grad who lives with her mother. She drops in on an acquaintance announcing she is going to tour San Francisco. Instead, she engages…

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8 Tips About How to Make a Micro-Budget Action Film

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By Jared Drake  from IndieWire.com:  As indie filmmakers, we’re often limited to shooting in contained spaces with no extras, no stunts, no effects, and no elaborate props or design — great limitations that have made for some incredibly brilliant films throughout the years.

But as filmmakers continue to embrace technology, I’ve developed an itch to direct an action-adventure micro-budget blockbuster, and am currently raising funds on Kickstarter to shoot MACK LUSTER. Having spent the last handful of years in development, I have learned a few things about how to get a micro-budget action film off the ground. Some may seem obvious at first, but you’d be surprised how many people dive right in before taking the time to prepare.

“The last thing you want is to try to fool the audience into thinking you’re Lord of the Rings when clearly you’re not.”

Below are 8 tips for…

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Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland

Netflix’s Capitol Hill drama “House of Cards” may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics.

To secure the extra funding, the General Assembly authorized state economic developers to dip into a $2.5 million pot of money called the Special Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Arts. It was created in 2009 to support arts organizations.

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