Thursday, May 13, 2004


WHAT IS THE STLMEDIAWIRE? The wire is a service that allows you to send and receive casting calls, crew calls, press releases, and other random bits of film/video information. It is free to subscribe to the wire. All you need to do is type in your e-mail address and click subscribe. does not own or moderate STLMEDIAWIRE. STLMEDIAWIRE is a new service that has taken on the effort to continue in the spirit of the original STLFILMWIRE.


The wire, founded by Adam Hackbarth in 2001, was created to allow you to send and receive casting calls, crew calls, press releases, and other random bits of St. Louis film-related information. Created prior to the sudden closing of the St. Louis Film Office, and the wire played a key role in filling that would-be void created by the absence of a city-based film office. Adam soon found himself on the phone with production companies from LA, Japan, Vancouver, TN, KS, and even Ireland, doing his best to help carry the torch.
The original list grew to over 700 members, but like all things, evolution must occur. KDHX so generously contacted Adam and offered to host the service on their server. Since joining KDHX and soon after Jay Kelley of DreamWelder took over as moderator, the wire experienced a growth of over 300 members, and with 1000+ subscribers on board, Mr. Kelley maintained a very steady ship. Then in August of 2008 Mr. Kelley had to reconfigure the wire as a Google Groups-supported service and redirect all original subscribers and encourage them to rejoin.

Yes! Look for even more growth to come! and STLMEDIAWIRE are separate entities.

If you have questions about the history of the wire or if you would like to submit articles, press releases, or bulletins to be posted on our blog, [CLICK HERE]

If you have questions about STLMEDIAWIRE, then [CLICK HERE]

Adam Hackbarth
producer/screenwriter and founder of

Friday, May 07, 2004


Cinema St. Louis is proud to present the Fourth Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This year's edition will once again feature film and video works created by individuals living in or near the St. Louis area, as well as those with strong local ties. Although most of the films will be directed and produced by current residents of the St. Louis region, we're always pleased to offer a few pieces by expatriates now working elsewhere.

Diverse in every respect, the films range across all genres and styles including comedies, dramas, narratives, documentaries and experimental works. Filmmakers themselves are all as unique as their cinematic visions. We strongly encourage people of all ages and backgrounds within a 120-mile radius of the greater St. Louis area to submit their films for consideration for this summer's event. Students of all grade levels are especially encouraged to submit. As a bonus to the local filmmaking community, all submissions are automatically entered into the upcoming world-renowned St. Louis International Film Festival, Nov. 11-21, 2004. CLICK HERE to grab your entry form!

P.S. - The St. Louis Filmmaker Showcase will be returning to the Tivoli Theatre. How cool is that?

Sunday, May 02, 2004


Joe Russell isn't the first to do so. He certainly won't be the last. But the one thing special about Joe's journey to CA is that he's actually telling us about his experience -- lame t-shirt and all. Some actors seem like they are above such honesty. Not Joe. Perhaps this is one of the qualities that gets him work. Hmm... CLICK HERE FOR Q&A with Joe Russell.