Archive for August, 2008

29
Aug
08

Alliance Industry Night

The industry nights for August Wilson Full Circle are September 2 (for Radio Golf) and September 3 (for Gem of the Ocean). Tickets with promo code INDUSTRY, patrons can get $10 tickets on these two evenings. This is available online, on the phone, and at walk up.

In addtion, they may be interested in the $5 reading of Safe House – a fantastic new play by Keith Josef Adkins – which is receiving a reading on Friday, September 26th on the Alliance Stage with members of the cast of the two August Wilson plays. Tickets are on sale through the box office for that as well.

Thanks for your help!

 

Best,

 

Joe Gfaller

Alliance Theatre

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26
Aug
08

Kelsey Edwards new Atlanta dates



This is Maia, Kelsey’s assistant.

Kelsey will be back in Atlanta October 27th-28th, 2008. 

Here is some information on her packages and pricing.  There are two basic headshot sessions to choose from.  Session A is shot digitally in color and will give you 3 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and also includes a hair and make-up artist.   This session runs $400.00. Session B is also shot digitally and in color and will give you 5 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and use of the hair and make-up artist.  This session runs $500.00.

Whenever we book an appointment we take a deposit of $100.00 that comes out of your total cost for the session.  (This is not an additional fee).  Usually we take this with a credit card (visa or mastercard) to go ahead and instantly secure your spot.  If something comes up and you have to reschedule (w/at least 24 hrs notice), the deposit is completely transferable to a future appointment, but not refundable.

If you have any other questions, or would like to set up an appointment please feel free to call 323-936-6106 or email anytime. In addition, you may refer to our website at http://www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Maia
22
Aug
08

Looking for AA Skateboarder

Hey everybody!

We are looking for an African American skateboarder for the Maltina spot.  The specs have been changed so he can be up to 18 years old now.  He has to be able to pull off tricks like the ones below, so they need a really good skateboarder.  Please email us ASAP if you have a kid or know a kid that can pull this off.  Only great AA skateboarders please.

Please see below some references from JD for the skateboarder casting 

20
Aug
08

Navigating the Film Festival Circuit

REMINDER! 

This Wednesday, August 20, 2008 
2 New Speakers Added! 
 
Women in Film and Television Atlanta  
proudly presents our August Program 
 
Navigating the Film Festival Circuit 
6:30pm Registration, 7pm-8:30pm Program 
Please RSVP to: wifta.rsvp@gmail.com

 

Preparing for Film Festival Season – Take notes from the experts! 
Join us as film festival directors & an award winning filmmaker share how to successfully maneuver your project through the film festival circuit.   Our knowledgeable panel will discuss everything from choosing the festival that best suits your project, to proper submission techniques and maximizing your festival experience as a filmmaker.  Hear festival directors discuss what they look for when programming and ways to improve your chances of getting accepted, while our filmmakers shares strategies for a successful festival experience.


Scheduled Guest Panelists include:

Gabe Wardell, Executive Director
Atlanta Film Festival 365

Harry Musselwhite, Creative/Program Director
Rome International Film Festival

Catherine Pfitzer, Executive Director
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival


 

Award Winning Guest Filmmakers: 
 
Donna Musil, Documentary Filmmaker (Writer-Director), Brats Without Borders 
BRATS: Our Journey Home (The documentary BRATS has Screened in at least 20 festivals in the United States winning Best Documentary Awards, and A First Time Director’s Award for Musil.) 

JUST ADDED!!!!

Mike Brune, (Writer, Director, Editor – The Adventure; Lead Actor – Bloodcar )

The Adventure (The narrative short film The Adventure has screened at over a dozen festivals to date and has won the Best Short Film & Great Fiction Prize Awards.)  
Blood Car (The narrative feature film Blood Car has screened at over 30 film festivals around the world.  It is the winner of both several Best Narrative Feature & Audience Awards, as well as the Cinequest New Visions Award.)   

                          

Hadjii (Writer, Director & Actor) 
Somebodies (The narrative feature film Somebodies has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival and the AFI Film Festival just to name a few.  It is the winner of Jury Awards for both Screenwriting & Best Director-First Feature.)


Moderated by:  

Kay Hallahan, Member Emeritus  
WIFTA Board of Directors

 

Program location:

Wyndham Midtown Atlanta Hotel – Mitchell Room  
125 10th Street NE (Corner of Peachtree St. & 10th St.), Atlanta, GA 30309

Valet Hotel Parking available: $7

Free for Members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students (w/ valid ID)

Cash, Check or Credit Cards accepted 

20
Aug
08

SEEKING ATLANTA FILMMAKERS

SEEKING ATLANTA FILMMAKERS

WHAT:           DIESEL FILM RACING: THE 2ND ANNUAL TOURING 24-HOUR COMPETITION FOR FILMMAKERS   

WHERE &     ATLANTA FILMMAKING WILL BEGIN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH at 10PM

WHEN:          DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2008 at 10PM

THE SHORT FILMS WILL SCREEN FOR THE PUBLIC AT:

THE MIDTOWN ARTS CINEMA – 931 MONROE DRIVE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2008 from 9pm – 11:30pm

WHO:             PARTICIPATING FILMMAKERS IN ATLANTA

HOW:             FILMMAKERS SIGN UP AT: www.filmracing.com/Cities/register/atlanta/register.htm

DISCOUNT CODE: FILMRACER

TIDBITS:                      The Atlanta Film Race will challenge filmmakers to create an original short film in just 24 hours and is part of the Diesel Film Racing Tour visiting 17 cities across North America in 2008. 

Diesel Film Racing is dedicated to getting as much exposure for the filmmakers and their films as possible.  Not only are the films showcased on the big screen for packed theaters across the country, but the top films have received over 500,000 views online. 

Since 2007, Film Racing has given out over $85,000 in cash and prizes to the winning filmmakers to aid them in their future projects. 

All of the completed films will premiere for the public on Wednesday, September 17th at the Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta. The top films from the Atlanta Film Race will compete for thousands in cash and prizes against top films from each of the cities on the 2008 Film Racing Tour.

Visit www.filmracing.com to register, or to vote on previously completed short-films from the 2008 Film Racing Tour. 

To learn more about how Diesel supports creative talent, please visit Diesel Cult at www.diesel.com.

CONTACT:

Bari Newport

Producer Diesel Film Racing, Atlanta

FilmRaceAtlanta@gmail.com

19
Aug
08

SEEKING ATLANTA FILMMAKERS

 

WHAT:           DIESEL FILM RACING  

                        THE 2ND ANNUAL TOURING 24-HOUR COMPETITION FOR FILMMAKERS   

                                               

WHERE &     ATLANTA FILMMAKING WILL BEGIN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH at 10PM

WHEN:          DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2008 at 10PM

                       

THE SHORT FILMS WILL SCREEN FOR THE PUBLIC AT:

THE MIDTOWN ARTS CINEMA – 931 MONROE DRIVE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2008 from 9pm – 11:30pm

           

WHO:             PARTICIPATING FILMMAKERS IN ATLANTA

 

HOW:             FILMMAKERS SIGN UP AT: www.filmracing.com/Cities/register/atlanta/register.htm

DISCOUNT CODE: FILMRACER

 

 

TIDBITS:                      The Atlanta Film Race will challenge filmmakers to create an original short film in just 24 hours and is part of the Diesel Film Racing Tour visiting 17 cities across North America in 2008. 

 

Diesel Film Racing is dedicated to getting as much exposure for the filmmakers and their films as possible.  Not only are the films showcased on the big screen for packed theaters across the country, but the top films have received over 500,000 views online. 

 

Since 2007, Film Racing has given out over $85,000 in cash and prizes to the winning filmmakers to aid them in their future projects. 

 

All of the completed films will premiere for the public on Wednesday, September 17th at the Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta. The top films from the Atlanta Film Race will compete for thousands in cash and prizes against top films from each of the cities on the 2008 Film Racing Tour.

 

Visit www.filmracing.com to register, or to vote on previously completed short-films from the 2008 Film Racing Tour.

 

To learn more about how Diesel supports creative talent, please visit Diesel Cult at www.diesel.com.

CONTACT:

 

Bari Newport

Producer Diesel Film Racing, Atlanta

FilmRaceAtlanta@gmail.com

 

19
Aug
08

Eye contact? We don’t need no stinkin’ eye contact!

Okay, so this tip may initially seem contradictory to what some of you have been taught as actors. Basically, my advice is the following:

STOP STARING AT THE OTHER CHARACTER SO MUCH

Too many actors think that 100% eye contact = a connected read. WRONG! Don’t believe me? Next time you’re in a conversation with someone, I want you to notice how much eye contact you get from them. Better yet, stare at them constantly, never break your eye contact no matter what! Feels unnatural, doesn’t it? Then why do it in the audition or on the set????? Still don’t believe me? You ever watch a scene filmed in a moving car? Weren’t the two characters connected even though they rarely looked at each other?

What 100% eye contact really equates to is “actor trying to maintain focus by staring at the other person”. You need to be relaxed and natural with your eye contact. Sure, different scenes will affect how much eye contact you give, but don’t fall into the trap of giving it 100% of the time. 

A great concrete example is the scene in “Heat” between DeNiro and Pacino. This is a great scene in the movie. The first time these guys have ever been on film together. They’re playing a cat and mouse game as Pacino (the cop) chases DeNiro (the bad guy). They take time out to have coffee. Here’s a YouTube link:

Notice how natural their eye contact is. Don’t you agree they’re connected throughout this scene, even when they don’t look at each other? So again I ask you, why would you burn holes in the other character by staring at them so much?

NOTE: the same can be true for not enough eye contact, especially if it’s because you’re stuck in your script. There’s definitely a balance to be found.

If this concept seems odd to you, or you’re confused, then it probably means you need some private coaching.