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]