Archive for February, 2010


Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (March 3-7 in Atlanta)

If you haven’t heard about it yet, in its first year, the festival is already one of the most popular comedy festivals in the world. Almost 600 comedians applied for just 60 spots. Those 60 comedians will compete, and the winner will be given over 6 months worth of live dates from three dozen comedy bookers and agents from around North America. The top ten will all have their tapes watched by more than 70 bookers, and all finalists also win a cash prize.

There is a TREMENDOUS amount of talent to scout, as well as a lot of networking to be done.

Some other notable highlights:
-Judges are Jeff Singer (Motreal Comedy Festival), Josh Liberman (3 Arts), & TJ Markwalter (Gersh Agency) -Other attendees include Eddie Brill (Booker for Late Night with David Letterman), Ann Harris & JoAnn Grigioni from Comedy Central’s talent department, Samantha Lee from TruTV’s development department, and several bookers and agents.
-Lenny Bruce’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, will be there live. Proceeds from ticket sales will be benefitting the Lenny Bruce Foundation -Board of Directors includes producer/development exec Dan Pasternack, Comedy Zone owner Brian Heffron, and Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) owner Eric Lambert.

Registration includes discounts at area hotels, admission to the invite only events (Like the Welcome Party and the Saturday Picnic), entry into the Thursday night poker tournament (with major prizes), goodie bag, and admission to every show.

Registration is $449, but if you register on or before 3/1, it’s just $249.

To find out more (and to register), visit


“What I Did Last Summer” Opening Next Week at GET

Georgia Ensemble Theatre proudly presents A.R. Gurney’s gentle and funny coming-of-age story, What I Did Last Summer, February 25-March 14, 2010, at our home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. You don’t want to miss this lovely play by one of America’s most prolific playwrights, directed by GET founding member Tess Malis Kincaid (pictured right) and featuring an amazing cast!

About the Play:
The time is summer of 1945. WWII has taken the world by storm. Husbands and fathers have had to join their countries’ forces in battles far and wide, leaving their families to attempt a normal existence without them. As one family spends their summer on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, 14 year-old Charlie (Chris Moses) has flunked Latin, but rather than study, he wants to be swimming or playing pranks with his best friend (Eric Mendenhall). He takes a job as a handyman for a bohemian art teacher (Megan McFarland) who tries to stretch Charlie’s mind by teaching him painting and sculpture, leading to a showdown between the art teacher and Charlie’s mother (Mary Lynn Owen). This clash of philosophies will prove to be a turning point in shaping the man Charlie is destined to become.

Please Note: What I Did Last Summer is rated PG due to some mild language that may be inappropriate for young children.
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Self-Distribution – A Viable Option for Filmmakers Tonight

Self-Distribution – A Viable Option for Filmmakers

It’s Monday Night at the Movies every week online — a radio show for filmmakers and movie buffs. This week’s show is “Self-Distribution: A Viable Option for Independent Filmmakers.”

A few years ago, if you told someone you were going to self-distribute your feature film, they would laugh out loud at you! But now there’s a different story — self-distribution is definitely a viable strategy for independent mediamakers including filmmakers. Join us for this informative discussin.

“Monday Night at the Movies” Radio Show features: (1) industry guest (filmmakers, writers, directors, actors, musicians, producers, guest co-hosts, etc.); (2) call-in, online chat, and online audience participation; (3) Urban Mediamakers Association and Film Festival news; (4) movie reviews; (5) film, television and mediamaking news; (6) jobs/productions news; and (7) independent talent spotlights and more.

When: Monday Nights, 11:00-Midnight EST
Where: Your Computer Anywhere In the World
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Call-In Number: (347) 308-8668
Online Chat: Available when the show is live at

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STAND – A Tavis Smiley Film free screening tonight

Indie Cinema Night
Monday, February 22, 2010 – Atlanta, Georgia

Join the Urban Mediamakers tonight for a Black History Month 2010 free screening at the Mechanicsville Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library.

STAND – A Tavis Smiley Film
It was the summer of 2008 in Memphis, birthplace of Blues. America was commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of then Senator Barack Obama emerging as the first African American to become the Democratic presidential nominee. As America approached the historic presidential election, the national dialogue and debate intensified about race relations, politics and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Broadcaster Tavis Smiley dissects this national discourse with ten Black male friends over several days during a special road trip through Memphis and Nashville. While visiting places like the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King died, and Stax records, credited with laying the roots of southern soul, Smiley and friends explore the diversity and complexity of the Black male experience in America past, present and future.
STAND reveals the journey of a unique group of scholars, musicians, comedians and social critics as they gather for a rare reflection of brotherhood while confronting their own roles and responsibilities as pioneers of social progress.
Tavis Smiley’s “Stand” documentary featuring Dick Gregory, Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, Cliff West, Eddie Glaude, BeBe Winans, Wren T. Brown, Daron Boyce, Robert Smith and Raymond Ross. Special appearances by Sam Moore, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

When: Monday, February 22, 2010 – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Mechanicsville Branch – Atlanta Fulton County Public Library
400 Formwalt Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30312 (in downtown Atlanta). You can call the library for directions at 404.730.4779.
Admission: Free (Bring your popcorn and sodas!)

For more information and to RSVP, call the Urban Mediamakers at 404.460.2793.

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GTLA – Georgia Trial Lawyers Association PRESENTS:
Helping Georgia Businesses and Charities Grow

WHAT: Grow and Give Back™ is a half-day business education seminar offering state of the art information to Georgia businesses on how to grow revenue. All tuition payments are donated to Georgia charities. The American Red Cross is the beneficiary of the first program.

WHEN: The program will be held 5 times around the state in 2010. The first program is February 25th, from 12 until 5pm. Registration starts at 11:30.

WHERE: The February 25th program is at the Ravinia Club, 2 Ravinia Drive, Atlanta, GA 30346. Directions: and click on “About Us”.

COST: The program costs just $50 (including lunch) because sponsors are underwriting the costs and speakers are donating their time.

HOW: Seating is limited. To register, go to and scroll down to “Events”. You just click on the Grow and Give Back Program and it will take you to the site to register.

WHY: This is a Win, Win, Win! Folks who attend will get valuable tools and information to grow revenues. All the tuition payments will go to the American Red Cross.

WHO: The program is organized by the GTLA, a legal organization here in Georgia. The speakers include the CEOs of some of Georgia’s most entrepreneurial companies as well as Mike Esposito, Director of Associate Relations at The Home Depot.

The Grow and Give Back™ program is expected to train over 500 small and medium sized businesses in Georgia, as well as 100 deserving college students, and provide much needed funding for 5 Georgia charities. The cost to be a state-wide sponsor of this effort is only $2,500. Individuals and companies can also become sponsors for the local events for just $250. Sponsorship dollars will be used to underwrite tuition costs for each event. At the conclusion of all programs, any remaining sponsorship funding will be divided among all the charities. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Lynn at or Nancy at


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 15 minutes from airport and downtown (Smyrna/Vinings area)

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The Women in Film and Television (WIFTI) screening event is being held in 20 cities worldwide, including Atlanta. This event celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month. Women in film chapters from all over the globe join forces on or around this date to showcase stories made by or featuring women. Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) participates in the annual showcase, now in its fifth year, as part of an ongoing commitment to members and the Metro Atlanta community by helping to bring their stories to the big screen.