Wednesday, November 21, 2007

STL DENIES BUT HOLLYWOOD EMBRACES CARROLL

He may have been denied by the St. Louis Walk of Fame, however, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has honored Mickey Carroll, along with the rest of the Munchkins. Read on: [CLICK HERE]

VLAA TO OFFER FAIR USE SEMINAR

Today, anyone with a video camera and movie-editing software can make a documentary. But can the aspiring filmmaker afford to make it legally? Just a few years ago the answer often was “no.” Now, thanks to a best practices fair use statement developed and disseminated by their peers, documentary filmmakers are dramatically lowering clearance costs -- the licensing fees paid to copyright holders for permission to use music, text, archival photos and film and news clips -- while also respecting copyright ownership.

These new developments will be explained during a seminar for filmmakers that will be offered by St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) on December 3. The program, which is entitled Best Practices in Fair Use, begins at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude at 9:30 p.m.

Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Hanley of in Kartemquin Films in Chicago (Hoop Dreams, Refrigerator Mothers, Vietnam Long Time Coming, 5 Girls) will show clips to present her “in the trenches” perspective on fair use. Mark P. McKenna, assistant professor at St. Louis University of Law, will address the legal issues.

The seminar will be held in the Regional Arts Commission’s building, which is located across the street from the Pageant. For more information, call 314/863-6930, or visit the VLAA Web site, www.vlaa.org.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

THE PAPER TONIGHT AT WEBSTER WITH PANEL

The Paper
Aaron Matthews, USA, 2007, 78 min.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Webster University

“The Paper” takes an inside look at the pressures and problems of modern journalism as faced by the staff of a university newspaper embroiled in controversy. Following a year in the life of Penn State’s Daily Collegian, the film features first-time journalists struggling with the greatest challenges to the field: plummeting circulation, barriers to investigative reporting, and criticism of coverage. “The Paper,” directed by SLIFF alum Aaron Matthews (“A Panther in Africa”), is both inspiring and astonishing in its exploration of tomorrow’s journalists wrestling with key questions facing today’s national media. Do you lure newspaper readers by entertaining them or offering them hard news? How do you deliver the news when you are obstructed by wary public officials and misleading public-relations campaigns? What is your responsibility to serve the public interest?

A panel on the issues raised by the film will follow the screening.
Participants include former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Richard Weiss and St. Louis University professor Avis Meyer.

Sponsored by Richard and Josephine Weil

Friday, November 09, 2007

HEAR AND NOW PLAYING ON SUNDAY

Hear and Now
Irene Taylor Brodsky, USA, 2007, 85 min.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre (fully captioned for hearing impaired)

In this deeply personal memoir, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky documents her deaf parents’ complex decision to leave the silent world they had known and undergo a dangerous surgery to get cochlear implants, the only mechanical item that can restore any of the senses. At the age of 65, Paul and Sally Taylor decided they wanted to hear their first symphonies, hear their children’s’ voices, and talk on the phone. How will this operation transform them, their relationship with each other, and the deaf world they might leave behind? This is a story of two people taking a profound journey from silence to sound. The question is, what will they make of it, and what might they gain – or lose – forever?

Director Taylor Brodsky and subjects Paul and Sally Taylor – both former students at St. Louis’ Central Institute for the Deaf – will attend.

[CLICK HERE] to see what The Post-Dispatch has to say about it.

CHECK THE DIRECTORS SEMINAR ON SATURDAY!

Check out what is in store for Saturday:

St. Louis Directors Seminar
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Tivoli, Free
Local directors – including Jack Snyder (“Ghost Image”), Wyatt Weed (the upcoming “Shadowland”), Chris Grega (“Rhineland”), and Jeremy Corray (participant in “On the Lot” and co-creator of the exciting upcoming feature "Full-Time Ninjas") – discuss the current state of filmmaking in St. Louis.

WHEN A MAN FALLS IN THE FOREST... TONIGHT!

When a Man Falls in the Forest
Ryan Eslinger, USA, 2007, 90 min.
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Saint Louis Art Museum


This elliptical, quietly powerful drama follows four unlikely heroes – three men and one woman – as they struggle to make sense of their lives. Bill (Dylan Baker) has never been able to interact normally with others, living in self-imposed exile in a secret world where his dreams offer the only escape. Travis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is able to reach out to others but bears the guilt for a terrible tragedy. Karen (Sharon Stone), frustrated with her marriage, finds salvation in forbidden thrills, finding empowerment in breaking taboos. Linking them all is Gary (Timothy Hutton), who’s desperate to make a connection, to bridge the gulfs between them. In one defining moment, he makes a startling and irreversible decision that transforms all their lives.

Director Eslinger, a St. Louis native, will attend.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

CINEMA ST. LOUIS HONORS JOHN SAYLES

Be sure to head down to the Tivoli tonight, where SLIFF will be honoring John Sayles. Visit www.cinemastlouis.org for more information. Here's an article: [CLICK HERE]

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

DOC FILMMAKER AJ SCHNACK INTERVIEW

AICN has this interview up online, regarding his Kurt Cobain documentary. [CLICK HERE]

YES, WE HAVE EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS

Check out this Post-Dispatch article: [CLICK HERE]

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SLIFF SCHEDULE! SAYLES AND MORE!

People will be coming from all over! Spread the word! The schedule is in! [CLICK HERE TO VIEW]

Monday, September 17, 2007

BILL DOES MORE THAN DONUTS

Congrats! Another locally-produced feature does well! Bill appears to be the big seller at Toronto! [CLICK HERE] to read about Bill's deal.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!

The big event approaches! When will the schedule be revealed? For info on SLIFF, [CLICK HERE].

FILM SHOT IN STL TO PREMIERE IN TORONTO

"Bill", starring Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Banks, and Jessica Alba is headed to TIFF. For more information, [CLICK HERE].

Friday, July 27, 2007

Sixteen Local Shorts Selected for SLIFF

The St. Louis Filmmaker Showcase was a tremendous success! Thanks for keeping it alive, Cinema St. Louis!

The following films have been invited to screen in the St. Louis International Film Festival in November:

1. Actors, Joe Leonard
2. The Agonist, Doc Crotzer
3. Bodega, produced by Nathan Brown
4. Fleshy Loves Kittens, Jeremy Corray
5. Forgiven, Pete Van Der Pluym
6. Ghost Image, Jack Snyder
7. Jacob’s Room, Ken Calcaterra
8. The Journeys We Must Take, Gerry Mandel
9. The Loneliest Place on Earth, Cody Stokes
10.Mudman, Trevor Fields
11.The Quiet Place, Jason Christ
12.Raising the Bar, Jay Kelley
13.Recompense, Alex Lotz
14.Rhineland, Chris Grega
15.Ruzzian Roulette, Falaq and Rukahs
16.Silence American, Carson Minow

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

SLFS: SEMINARS ARE COMING

FREE SEMINARS! Let me say that again... FREE SEMINARS. The St. Louis Filmmaker Showcase is fast approaching, and the first wave of excitement comes on the 21st, where Cinema St. Louis has organized a terrific set of film seminars. Go to http://www.cinemastlouis.org/showcase.cfm for more information, or CLICK HERE and give it a read.

Come on down! I should be down there, so be sure to stop by join the fun.

And now, here's a listing of the featured seminars:

Free, but reservations are requested and donations accepted.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 at the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Directorial Case Study. Jay Kelley conducts a workshop that examines the director’s role by showing several directors’ takes on the same scene and exploring the differences in their approaches to acting, staging and shooting. Participating directors and actors include Kenny Kinds, Tom Robinson and Travis Hill.

12:45-2:15 p.m.: Shooting in St. Louis: "Ghost Image." Producer Srikant Chellappa and director Jack Snyder explore the ins and outs of making independent features in St. Louis.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Q&A: Screenwriter/novelist Scott Phillips. The author of "The Ice Harvest" discusses his work as both a screenwriter and novelist.

3:45-4:45 p.m.: Q&A: Documentarian AJ Schnack. The director of "Kurt Cobain About a Son" and "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)" talks about his career in documentaries and music videos.

5-6 p.m.: Q&A: Director George Hickenlooper. The director of "Factory Girl," "The Man From Elysian Fields," "Mayor of Sunset Strip" and "Hearts of Darkness" chats about his work.

Monday, July 09, 2007

FEATURE FILM CASTING CALL

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Left South Pictures presents...an open casting call for the feature
film, "The Dead and the Dreaming", directed by Wolfgang Lehmkuhl and
produced by Jeff Most (Producer of The Crow), Cynthia Copeland, Michael Lowhorn and Aunia Kahn.

Saturday, July 28, 9 am to 6 pm.
Sunday, July 29, 9 am to 6 pm.

*The Tin Ceiling Theater Company
3159 Cherokee (At the corner of Cherokee and Compton),
St. Louis MO 63118-2843.


*Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments are appreciated.

*If you already auditioned for us, please do not come to this
round of auditions, unless we requested you to.

*These are non-union paid roles.

*Actors who are or are not affiliated with SAG/AFTRA are welcomed.

*Headshots and resumes are preferred but not required.

*Prepared monologues are appreciated but not required (Please do
not exceed over 2 minutes.

Film Synopsis:
"Death can be dreadful and worthwhile, depending on where you
stand. In the Dead and the Dreaming, eight tales unravel deaths
secrets, as the characters unravel theirs. On a dark country road, a
hit man finds a reason. On the rivers edge, two white trash thugs
find the rhyme. While two men debate bullets over cancer, four
gunrunners debate death over prison. As one madman plays a lethal
game of chess, another falls for the photographer who stalks him.
Ranging from foreign language to silent film, The Dead and the
Dreaming throws different flowers at the coffin. Eight short films
tell a story with one message: Death is a mysterious creature;
teaching while it takes away."



We are in need for the following characters (Please read the
character descriptions to see if you fit:

Roberta – An outspoken portly Jewish or Italian American woman
between the age of 55-60

Harold – A courteous former athlete of Jewish or Italian descent,
between the ages of 55-60. Roberta’s Husband of 30 years.

Max – A tall, lean, dangerous individual with a very intimidating
presence. He’s between the ages of 30-50, possibly retired Special
Forces.

Burle – A faded former pilot in his early 60’s. Caucasian male.

Chucky – A youthful man of Latino or African American descent
between the ages of 25-30, with a quiet, and playful menacing presence.

The Photographer -A slinky, darkly seductive and eccentric
Caucasian female between the ages of 21 and 35. She has a tantalizing
presence and a sick obsession for the macabre.

Gavin – A muscular, overly sensitive, bald Caucasian male between
the ages of 25-35.

Shawn – A tall, loudmouthed, menacing Caucasian male with a severe
face, between the ages of 25-35.

Chris – A serious-minded, friendly, suburban Caucasian male in way
over his head, between the ages of 25-35.

Sid – A straight up South City Hoosier, between the ages of 30-35
who clerks at a 7-11.

Jake – Former Marine, working class, Caucasian male between the
ages of 60-70.

Carl – Passive, working class Caucasian Male between the ages of
60-70.

The Corpse- A Caucasian, attractive, physically fit female (curvy
or athletic), who has been brutally slain. 18 or over. Disclaimer:
Must be comfortable with being fully nude.

For more info, please contact Cynthia either at
thorncut7@yahoo.com or thedeadandthedreaming@gmail.com

Also please visit "The Dead and the Dreaming" online at http://
www.myspace.com/thedeaddreaming

Thank you,

Cynthia Copeland-Producer/Production manager

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Friday, July 06, 2007

LIMELIGHT STUDIO WORKSHOPS FOR JULY/AUGUST

I just received this press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


For more information, contact:
Lance Tilford
Limelight Media, LLC
501 N. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-925-1662
lance@ltphoto.us

LIMELIGHT STUDIO ANNOUNCES NEW WORKSHOPS FOR JULY/AUGUST 2007

St. Charles, MO—The St. Louis area’s go-to photography studio for professional talent, actors and models has announced its workshop schedule for July and August. On the schedule are a commercial acting workshop from one of the St. Louis area’s top acting coaches, Kate Frisina; ACTING UP, a creative approach to acting for kids ages 8-13; MODEL GIRLZ, for preteen girls who want to have a fun modeling experience that emphasizes self-esteem and confidence-building, given by former America’s Next Top Model contestant Kristi Grommet; and ON CUE, a primer for anyone who wants to be an on-camera talent.



All workshops are open to the general public and are held at Limelight Studio in St. Charles.

Workshop details below are also available online at www.limelightstudio.us.


COMMERCIAL ACTING NOW! WITH KATE FRISINA
How to Land the Roles You Want!
Thursdays August 16th – September 6th

Kate Frisina’s workshops have helped scores of talent land roles in film, television and commercials by learning how to project the right energy for the medium, read scripts correctly, be prepared, and be professional. With over 20 years’ experience in the Los Angeles commercial and voiceover market, Kate shares her experience in mastering on-camera acting and auditioning skills. In this very interactive and hands-on course, students are given actual commercial scripts to read and are videotaped and critiqued.

Instructor: Kate Frisina
4-week course of 2-hour Sessions every Thursday night, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee $150
For: Ages 8+ who audition for roles as on-camera talent


ON CUE
Know Your CQ (camera quotient)!
Wednesday August 8th 7:00 – 8:30pm

How much do you know about what goes on in front of and behind the camera? On Cue is a must primer for anyone pursuing professional on-camera work: you’ll learn how to prepare for a shoot, the mechanics of the shoot itself, what your rights are concerning your image usage and protection, and how you can make the best possible impression to ensure you gain a solid reputation as a true professional. This is must-have knowledge for actors, models and spokespersons who work on camera.

Sessions open to all ages, but persons under 16 should be accompanied by 1 parent (no extra charge for parent).

Instructors: Lance Tilford and Tamara Tungate
2-hour Sessions, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Fee $50
For: All Ages (under 16 should be accompanied by 1 parent, no additional charge) who want to pursue on-camera work of any variety


ACTING UP
Creative Approaches for Young Actors
Thursday July 26th & Friday July 27th 9:30 – 12:30

All great acting--whether stage, film, television or video--starts with building character. In Acting Up, actress/model Kristi Grommet will help kids channel their imagination to create believable characters and develop dynamic acting skills for any medium. Using improvisation, communication games, scene study and teamwork, she'll help both novice and experienced young actors find the best ways to spark their natural acting talents.

Instructor: Kristi Grommet

2 Day Minicamp, 9:30 - 12:30
Fee $150
For: Kids ages 8 – 13 who want to explore acting for fun or professionally


MODEL GIRLZ
Exploring the Model Experience
Saturday July 28th 10:00 – 3:00

At younger and younger ages, girls idolize "America's Next Top Model," supermodels, popular actresses and beauty queens. But what is it really like to model? Why do we idolize models? What types of modeling are there? What’s real and what’s hype and how can girls at this impressionable age navigate the quest for true beauty? America’s Next Top Model former contestant Kristi Grommet and former Miss Missouri and professional model/actress Tamara Tungate offer this fun crash course in developing healthy image and self-esteem for the camera. This one-day workshop will explore these questions and let girls develop natural skills for on-camera modeling in fashion, lifestyle, runway and more. The workshop ends with fun makeovers and photo sessions with professional makeup artists and photographers.

Instructors: Kristi Grommet & Tamara Tungate
1 Day Workshop, 10:00 - 3:00
Fee $100

For: Girls ages 8-13 who want to learn about modeling

Limelight Studio is located at 501 N. Kingshighway in St. Charles, 3 blocks north of Lindenwood University. The studio is open by appointment only. To book a photo session or makeup consultation, or to inquire about Limelight Sessions workshops, call Limelight at 636-925-1662 or go online to www.limelightstudio.us.

Promotional images and additional quote sources available upon request.

Lance Tilford
Limelight Studio
636 925 1662
www.ltphoto.us
www.limelightstudio.us

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

25TH ANNIVERSARY SHORT FILM CONTEST

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, vlaa@stlrac.org

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) is pleased to announce its 25th Anniversary Short Film Contest. Filmmakers who live in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois are invited to submit short films centered on the theme “Left Brain/Right Brain.” Winners will receive cash prizes and have their films screened during VLAA’s Anniversary celebration event, which will be held on Saturday, September 15, in Steinberg Auditorium on the Washington University campus.

Submissions should be 3 minutes or less, including credits. All genres are eligible: documentary, narrative, experimental, comedy, animation or music video. There is no submission fee. Filmmakers will retain the rights to their films but must authorize VLAA to post their films on its Web site.

Deadline for entries: August 15, 2007, 5:00 p.m.

For contest rules and forms, please visit www.vlaa.org/whatsnew.asp

About VLAA
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, serves the arts community by making referrals to lawyers and accountants; mediating arts-related disputes; publishing concise how-to guides; sponsoring seminars and public forums; arranging for guest speakers; maintaining a library and Web site (www.vlaa.org); collaborating on arts advocacy initiatives; and providing access to the national volunteer lawyers for the arts network.

Friday, June 15, 2007

CITY MUSEUM FILM CONTEST (18 and Under)

Check out the City Museum's first-ever Film Contest!

[CLICK HERE] to read more about it. The film contest is only open to students ages 18 and under.

Basically, the goal of the Film Contest is to create a 70.1 second film that illustrates City Museum. Films can be any genre, fiction or nonfiction--whatever--but all filming must take place in City Museum. The rest of the rules and regulations can be found on the link, but it's an awesome opportunity to film your visit to City Museum. And if you've ever been here before, you'll know that there are tons of amazing backdrops that could lead to some interesting films!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

CRUNCHY COOL SummerJam - This Saturday!

For more information, contact:
Oscar Madrid
(314) 308-1664
e-mail: crunchycoolfilms@gmail.com
web site: www.myspace.com/crunchycoolfilms

THE BEST OF ST. LOUIS MUSIC AND COMEDY UNITE TO BENEFIT LOCAL FILM
Saturday Night Live's Bill Chott to emcee the event at The Pageant

Critically acclaimed local musicians The Trip Daddys, Finn's Motel,
and Jesse Irwin will perform at the Pageant on Saturday, June 2nd for
the Crunchy Cool SummerJam. The show will be hosted by Actor/Comedian
Bill Chott of the Farrelly Brothers' film "The Ringer" and Saturday
Night Live's "Ambiguously Gay Duo".

The event will benefit "The Bloodfest Club", the upcoming
feature-length horror/comedy from Crunchy Cool Films, the makers of
"Hooch & Daddy-O".

In "The Bloodfest Club", a Chuck Norris-obsessed janitor leads a brat
pack of prep school students in a battle against alien zombies on the
eve of graduation. Proceeds from the Crunchy Cool SummerJam will go
towards the production cost of the film.

"Hooch & Daddy-O" is an award-winning comedy that has recently
attained nation-wide distribution from Echelon Studios. The St.
Louis-produced film follows the rise and fall of the fictional 80's
television series 'Hooch & Daddy-O', and joins the original cast as
they reunite to film a made-for-TV movie.

For more detailed information on the event, visit:
http://www.thepageant.com or http://www.myspace.com/hoochanddaddyo

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

ILLINOIS JOINS CORRAY FAN CARAVAN

Check out this nice article. It actually goes a little into Jeremy's background and stuff like that.


[CLICK HERE TO READ THE BND ARTICLE]

LOCAL ACTRESS IN GUS VAN SANT'S PARANOID PARK

St. Louis has a face on the Cannes silver screen.

[WHO IS THE ACTRESS?]

POST-DISPATCH HAS A COW OVER CORRAY

They really seemed to zero on that whole farmer thing. Hehe.

[CLICK HERE FOR POST-DISPATCH ARTICLE]

Thursday, May 17, 2007

LOT VIDEO INTERVIEW: MEET JEREMY CORRAY

I'd give the guy a million bucks: [CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO]

CW11 WANTS STLFILMWIRE SUBSCRIBERS!

This just arrived in my inbox:

Hello,

Just wanted to take the chance to tell you about a new feature of CW 11's website.

MiSpin is KPLR CW 11's way to show your film or video to St. Louis.

Upload your video it will have the chance to broadcast on CW 11.

Go to cw11tv.com and post your video today.

Thanks

Joe Millitzer

PROMOTION WRITER / PRODUCER

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

THE 2007 ST. LOUIS FILMMAKER SHOWCASE

Download the entry form and send your film to Cinema St. Louis! This is probably my favorite local event and I encourage you to attend -- even if you aren't a filmmaker. It is an excellent place to network, and best of all, you'll have plenty of great films to enjoy!

Here is the info:

The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (SLFS), an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as one of the St. Louis area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. SLFS screens works that were written, directed, edited or produced by St. Louis natives, and/or those with strong local ties. Films will be accepted from an 120-mile radius of the metro St. Louis area.

Diverse in every respect, the films range across all genres and styles including comedies, dramas, narratives, documentaries and experimental works. The filmmakers themselves are all as unique as their cinematic visions, ranging in age from grade schoolers to adult professionals working in the film industry.

This 2007 edition of the SLFS will take place July 21-26, 2007. The event will begin with a day-long series of seminars related to the filmmaking process at the Centene Center for Arts and Education on Saturday, July 21st. Screenings will take place at the Tivoli Theatre from Sunday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 25th. Cinema St. Louis will host a filmmakers reception and awards party on Thursday, July 26th at Blueberry Hill.

The official submission process will begin on February 1st and conclude on May 31st. Downloadable entry forms are located below. Please contact Cinema St. Louis for questions or clarifications. Good luck and we very much look forward to receiving and reviewing your exciting new work!
[CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORMS]

Monday, May 14, 2007

WIRE SUBSCRIBER HAS A LOT GOING ON?

Could it be confirmed? Jeremy Corray an "On the Lot" contestant? Is he the mysterious Jeremy C? People are buzzing. I've already started receiving e-mails from fellow subscribers.

[CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTESTANTS]

Friday, May 11, 2007

MONEY COMING TO MISSOURI?

[CLICK HERE] TO TELL GOVERNOR BLUNT THAT YOU SUPPORT HB 327!

I received this letter from Mark Biggs, Chair of the Missouri Film Commission:

Dear Friends,

I just learned from Jerry Jones, Director of the Missouri Film Office, that the jobs creation bill, House Bill 327, has passed the legislature and is headed to Governor Blunt with the full $10.5 dollars intact for the Film Production Tax Credit program.

Jerry is urging anyone who is interested and passionate about enhancing film production in the state through the Missouri Film Production Tax Credit program to contact the Governor in the coming week to let him know that you support HB 327.

This will be a terrific opportunity to enhance the business of filmmaking in Missouri. So, anything constructive that you, your colleagues and / or your film organization members can do to urge Governor Blunt to sign this bill would be useful and productive. We are very close to creating a whole new positive climate for film production in the state of Missouri and the resulting jobs creation and economic impact this will have on the state.

A special word of thanks to the Commission’s legislative members, Senators Norma Champion and Maida Coleman, and Representative Mike Sutherland is also in order. Be sure to thank them for their tireless support of this program and film production in Missouri. Your thanks should also be extended to Representative Ed Robb and Senator Jason Crowell – the sponsors of the original film production tax credit bills in the House and Senate. They have gone the extra mile to see to it that the film production tax credit recommendation have made it this far in the legislative process.

My personal thanks to all the Film Commissioners, to all the legislators, and to the Missouri Film Office for all the work involved in this effort this year.

Time now to call or email the Governor and let him know your position on HB327 and the film production tax credit program.

Sincerely,

Mark Biggs
Chair, Missouri Film Commission

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

OFFICIAL STEEL CITY SITE NOW UP

In preparation for it's upcoming select-city release, a website has arrived: www.steelcitythemovie.com.

Yep, shot in these parts, baby!

"ON THE LOT" GIVES STL MORE TO BUZZ ABOUT

OK, another promo featuring Jeremy Corray has arrived. This promo seems to play with us a bit, now doesn't it? Enjoy the clip. Comments?

POOH'S YOUR DADDY? WIRE PAL DOING WELL

Brian Hohlfeld is doing well for himself. For the latest on his experience in the Disney Poohniverse, [CLICK HERE].

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

BOOMTOWN? YES, ANOTHER FEATURE FILM IN ST. LOUIS



KINGSHIGHWAY, in addition to Burt Young, includes the talent of Edward Furlong, veteran actor Eric Roberts and Clayne Crawford, who is also the director.

For information on this feature, currently shooting in STL [CLICK HERE].

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

HUNTING FOR JEREMY CORRAY ON THE LOT

Here is a copy of a promo airing during American Idol featuring local filmmaker Jeremy Corray at the end there. Does this mean Jeremy is on the show? Dunno. A better question is, "Just what the heck is he filming that would actually feature a ninja in an Santa outfit?"

By the way, who the heck is that shirtless man? Could he be some legendary Hollywood action star? Maybe we'll find an answer. Either way, On the Lot premieres May 22. We'll see how things go, I suppose.

WIRE SUBSCRIBER APPEARING IN LOT PROMOS!?

Could this be our Mr. Corray?


Over the last few weeks I have heard people buzzing about various Jeremy Corray sightings. Well the Post-Dispatch just printed something as well. I guess this news is going mainstream: [CLICK HERE]

Monday, April 23, 2007

Underground Adventurer Has Some St. Louis History

[CLICK HERE] to read about a St. Louisan who now explorers underground passageways for The History Channel.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

CINEMASPOKE READINGS BEGIN THIS WEEK

Cinema St. Louis, the presenters of the St. Louis International Film Festival, has announced the five finalists in its annual CinemaSpoke screenplay competition and workshop. The five screenplays will receive partial readings, one a month from April through August, with the winning script receiving a full reading on Monday, Sept. 10.


The finalists and the titles of their scripts, with the reading date:

April 9: Alan Anderson’s “The Mother Load”

May 14: Patricia Penkoske’s “Sunset House”

June 11: Jordan Oakes’ “Troubled Water”

July 9: Aaron Coffman’s “Somewhere Less Familiar”

Aug. 13: Denise Ward-Brown’s “Already Cooked”

All readings will be held on a Monday at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. in Grand Center. The readings are free and open to the public.

On each evening, the first 30 pages of a script will be read by actors, with judges offering critiques and the author responding to questions from both the judges and audience members.

CinemaSpoke judges are TV writer/producer Paul Guyot (“Judging Amy,” “Felicity”), screenwriter Richard Chapman (“Live From Baghdad”), producer Buzz Hirsch (“Silkwood”), St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams and St. Louis writer/producer Bobbie Lautenschlager.

For more information, contact Cinema St. Louis at 314-289-4150 or visit its Web site at www.cinemastlouis.org.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

CAMERAMEN WANTED FOR FEATURE DOC

I am posting this here because I couldn't get it to go through the wire:

NYC production company seeking cameramen for feature documentary film shoot in between 4/26- 4/31. Flexible days and hours. Please send contact info, resume, and hours/days of availability. Contact:hwproductions@gmail.com

Monday, March 19, 2007

CASTING FEMALE FOR FEATURE

WRIGHT/LAIRD CASTING is looking for a 15-20 year old Missouri actress for the principal role in the feature film Winter’s Bone, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. The story is about 16 year-old Ree Dolly growing up in the Ozarks. Aided by her best friend Gail, Ree faces many burdens and obstacles placed onto her by her family. A scrappy survivor, Ree’s deep knowledge and affection for her rural Ozark roots will ensure she prevails in the face of challenge. Why a Missouri actress? Director Debra Granik said a Missouri actress would bring the story to life. “We are seeking to be inspired by those who have roots here and real-life experiences of what it's like to live and grow up here.” Visit wrightlairdcasting.com to learn more about the film and a chance to star in this production. Submission deadline is March 23, 2007.

Friday, February 23, 2007

CINEMASPOKE DEADLINE COMING!

The deadline is 2/28/07! If you have a terrific screenplay sitting around, you better hurry! [CLICK HERE]