Wednesday, November 29, 2006

STEEL CITY ACTOR GETS INDIE SPIRIT NOM!

Congrats! Good news for those of you pulling for Brian Jun and Steel City: Raymond J. Barry has received an Independent Spirit supporting actor nomination.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of 2007 nominees.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SHOW ME DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL

This release just arrived in my inbox:

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS! CALL FOR ENTIRES! SHOW ME DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL 3 IN CAPE GIRARDEAU!

We are proud to announce that we have now opened up our call for entires for the third SHOW ME DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL to be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri tentatively for late February 2007 (exact date and venue to be announced soon)!

We are now accepting submissions for short film and video works. Films must be submitted to us in viewable/screenable DV, VHS, or DVD format. All entires must be accompanied by production and contact info, and the nominal entry fee (currently the early-bird fee of $5 to cover costs). The deadline for entries is currently January 31st, 2007 (this may be extended dependent uopn submission).

This is a competitive film festival, with awards being given by a panel of independent judges and the festival audience. Our past festival and film events have been sold-out, with entries coming from around the world! This festival has previously been covered by the regional Midwest press - in newspapers, magazines, television, and radio!

Be a part of one of the fastest growing film festivals in the region! Send us your exciting short works today! Check out the SMDFF website at www.showmefilmfest.com for additional info!

All entries can be sent to:

SMDFF3
c/o Patrick Bond
550 N. Middle
Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701

For additional information contact:

Michael Huntington
SMDFF Chariman - Public Relations
admin@capeindiefilm.com
573-334-5273

Patrick Bond
SMDFF Chairman - Event Programmer
capefilm@gmail.com
573-270-4769

GOOD LUCK! LET'S MAKE THIS THE BEST SHOW ME FEST EVER!

Monday, October 23, 2006

TV FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Here's a news article about a program on Wash U's closed circuit station. [CLICK HERE]

Thursday, October 12, 2006

WOW! RHINELAND TRAILER HITS!

Check out filmmaking in Missouri. Rhineland is coming! [CLICK HERE]

Monday, October 09, 2006

The St. Louis International Film Festival Schedule

Check it out! The schedule is here: [CLICK THIS, SUCKA!]

We love Cinema St. Louis. They support local filmmakers, and you should too!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

DIRECTOR ROBERT GREENWALD COMES TO TOWN

I was passed this event notice, and like a good angel, I'm posting it for all of you to read. I haven't seen this film, nor do I endorse it. However, it is great that Mr. Greenwald will be making an appearance in St. Louis. Hats off to the Regional Arts Commission for hosting the reception. And now, the info:


'IRAQ FOR SALE: THE WAR PROFITEERS'
with director
ROBERT GREENWALD

Director of 'Wal-Mart: The High Price Of Low Cost,' 'Out Foxed,' and 'Uncovered.'

Wednesday,
Sept. 20, 2006

6 PM - Buffet reception & director Robert Greenwald
Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar Blvd, in Delmar Loop

7:30 PM - "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers" screening
Tivoli Theatre 6350 Delmar Blvd, about 3 blocks west

**Food courtesy of Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & MoKaBe's**

Tickets: $12 regular, $10 limited income/student
(Ticket sales go to defray costs. Everything included in ticket price)

Hear acclaimed documentary film director Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films, speak on his new film "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers," war profiteering and the role of documentary film in modern political climate at a buffet reception before the St. Louis premiere screening of his new documentary "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers." Sponsored by Peace Economy Project, St. Louis Labor Against War, St. Louis Instead of War Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, Women's International League For Peace And Freedom, & St. Louis Veterans For Peace.

Tickets available in advance or at the door from non-profit
Peace Economy Project
438 N. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130.
Phone 314.726.6406 email pep@peaceeconomyproject.org .
Website: www.peaceeconomyproject.org

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Name Changing Game: Coming to DVD

Remember that one World Cup soccer flick? Well, here is the latest info on stltoday.com:

[CLICK HERE]

DEADWOOD PARK ENTERS THE MARKET


Taken from WickedPixel.com:



No, DEADWOOD PARK is not the victim of censorship... Instead, Wicked Pixel Cinema has signed a contract with sales agent Jeffrey Cooper of Cut Entertainment Group. Cut Entertainment Group will represent Wicked Pixel Cinema’s newest feature DEADWOOD PARK in the global film distribution market. [CLICK FOR MORE]

Thursday, August 03, 2006

NEW ARCH DOC PREMIERE ON AUGUST 19th

Kevin Kline, The Arch, The Fox Theatre... you will dig it. [CLICK HERE]

Friday, July 07, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

HAIL! HAIL! BERRY ON DVD! HACKFORD ON BERRY!


Chuck Berry likes to get paid. Is that so wrong? Here's a CNN piece that discusses this St. Louis icon's producer duties. Yes, "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll" comes to DVD.

[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

Monday, June 19, 2006

ST. LOUIS MANAGER TURNS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

OK, Tony La Russa is now an executive producer; 3 Nights in August will soon become a motion picture. My question? Will they shoot it in St. Louis? I mean, we don't have the same stadium that we had back in 2003.

With Kevin Pollak also on board as producer/screenwriter, I am taking a wild guess that Mr. Pollak will end up playing Tony. Safe bet?

Here's more information from Film Threat: [CLICK HERE]

Sunday, June 11, 2006

LOCALLY SHOT BLACK HOLE PREMIERES ON SCI-FI

Did you catch it? Did you see St. Louis get torn to shreds? Did you see Judd Nelson's amazing hair? Dave Murray must be totally jealous! It should air again, so keep an eye open. It was nice to see some local faces on the ole tele. [CLICK HERE]

Friday, June 09, 2006

OH YEAH -- ELIZABETH BANKS SLITHERS TOWARD "BILL"



I forgot to mention the lovely Elizabeth Banks. Remember her from Slither, the Spiderman flicks, and The 40 Year Old Virgin? [CLICK HERE]

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

JESSICA ALBA TO JOIN BILL?




The Post-Dispatch has just reported that Jessica Alba may be coming to St. Louis to fill in (quite nicely I might add) for the role that was recently vacated by Lindsay Lohan. Alba sounds like an excellent upgrade. Keep your eyes on the Post-Dispatch for further updates. [CLICK HERE]

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

LINDSAY LOHAN OR JUST ANOTHER HEATHER?



It looks like Lindsay has left "Bill" for a reason you probably haven't heard since high school.
Yes, it has been said that she walked away from "Bill" because she feels that the directors are not well known enough.







[UPDATE:} - Aaron Eckhart was amazing in "Thank You for Smoking", and if you haven't seen him in "In the Company of Men", then you really should check it out. This film still has a stellar cast and I am confident that all will be roses. Hats off to Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack.

Monday, May 01, 2006

MISSOURI GETS BUSY

With "Bill" and "The Final Frontier" lensing in our happy state, things are looking up! [CLICK HERE]

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

WHERE'S ADAM? HE'S WORKING

I'd like to thank you for all the e-mails. I'm sorry but I have been spending a ton of time working on a very special screenplay. I can't disclose any info, other than the fact that this is finally a project that I am truly excited about. It's a massive step up. I'm having fun. Stay posted for future updates.

Thanks for asking,
Adam Hackbarth
stlfilmwire.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is a monthly film event dedicated to showcasing emerging directors, powerful artistic visions and strong cinematic stories from the eight-state Midwest region. Every first Tuesday of the month at the Landmark Century Cinema in Chicago, IL, these exceptional films combine with an exciting social atmosphere and state-of-the-art screening venue to create one of the premier festivals in the Midwest.

For more information and to submit your film, please visit http://www.midwestfilm.com or contact Director of Programming Mike McNamara at mac@midwestfilm.com

On Tuesday, April 4, Bruce Terris's (Flying, Project Greenlight) critically acclaimed thriller Dirty Work will make its Festival Premiere as the Midwest Independent Film Festival presents the third installment of its 2006 season.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

GUARDIAN OF THE REALM HITS DVD


Remember seeing Guardian of the Realm at the St. Louis Filmmaker Showcase? Well, it will finally be making its way to DVD. Congrats to Ted, Wyatt and everyone involved. As you can see, the path from post-production to the shelf is often a very long journey. For these guys, it looks like the wait is almost over.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

SLITHER AT FANGO and LOLLILOVE ON DVD



James Gunn and company were kind enough to invite me out to the Slither screening at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Chicago. I'm pretty charged up and ready to check things out. Joining me on my trip will be Captain Miq Smith. I regret not bringing Tracy along with me, but Miq and I have been waiting for this flick for quite a while. Slither hits theaters on March 31st.

Coming to DVD on Tuesday is Jenna Fischer's mockumentary Lollilove. Be sure to check it out! Even if you have already seen it, I still highly recommend that you pick it up. It is loaded with extras! Extras are good. Be sure to squint during the closing credits and look for my name. (I'm such a dork!)

For a full report on the Slither screening, check the 3/12/06 episode of Makeshift Majesty. For info, visit www.makeshiftmajesty.com.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

SHELLEY WINTERS DEAD AT 85


SHELLEY WINTERS
AUGUST 18, 1920 - JANUARY 14, 2006

Shirley Winters died of heart failure early Saturday at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, her publicist Dale Olson said. She had been hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack. [CLICK HERE]

St. Louis Walk of Fame Profile

GOVERNOR BLUNT CUTTING THE FILM TAX INCENTIVE?

Are you concerned about the future of filmmaking in Missouri? Why not discuss it with Governor Matt Blunt. Be polite and express to him your point of view. St. Louis is the largest city in the country without a film office, the Missouri Film Commission was sent off to an orphanage - what is next? By the way, thanks to Jerry and Andrea and their continued work with the Missouri Film Commission.

Info on the existing tax incentive program: [CLICK HERE]

Friday, January 06, 2006

STLFILMWIRE IN ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE

Thanks for the mention St. Louis Magazine! You're cute too. But seriously, check them out. It is a terrific magazine.

ST. LOUIS NATIVE RINGS ONE UP FOR ST. LOUIS

Actor Bill Chott can be found in the latest Johnny Knoxville vehicle. [Click Here] to read more at stltoday.com.