Wednesday, July 11, 2007


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 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.

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