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    Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. rights to David Robert Mitchell's  (MFA 02)  horror film It Follows!   See story at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/cannes-radius-twc-nabs-us-708899?mobile_redirect=false Linda Hensley, Chief of Staff for the Film School has been named the 2014 Max Carraway Employee of the Year.  The award comes with a $1000 stipend, a reserved parking space for 1 year, and tickets to the President’s box for a football game.   As most of you know, Linda loves the Film School and FSU, and takes care of the Film School and everyone in it.   We are proud!!!! From Najaa Young (MFA  04) “Coming home from prison can be an exhilarating and daunting experience. Producers of the film Blood First, Olufemi Young and Rasheed Jihad, know all about it. Each served over a decade in prison and came home to families and communities that had grown and changed tremendously.  On June 8, 2014, Rasheed, Olufemi and the writer and director of Blood First, Najaa Young, will be discussing community re-entry, intergenerational incarceration and other issues facing the formerly incarcerated at Open Door, an informal worship and support service for those dealing with issues of re-entry at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Antioch Baptist Church is located at 8869 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.The discussion is from 3 - 4:30pm and is free and open to the public. The filmmakers will also be showing clips of their highly anticipated film, Blood First, during the discussion.” Big congratulations to J.D. Taylor (BFA 93) who is directing episode 410 of Teen Wolf this week! Valerie Scoon, Film School faculty member, is in London for the rest of the semester, teaching a film class in the London Studies Program. From Allison Troxell (BFA 93)  and Tom Cappello (BFA 95)  “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Across the Deep South, heat, humidity and good hiding places provide a perfect backdrop for murder. Grungy waters take secrets to the grave in the new season of SWAMP MURDERS where bogs, bayous and marshy rivers set the scene for more despicable acts.  Our hugely successful true crime series is back with ten new episodes premiering Tuesday, June 3, at 9|8c on Investigation Discovery. For more information about all ten episodes, visit www.investigationdiscovery/swampmurders.com. Great interview with Frank Patterson and others about the Michael Jackson posthumas show at http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/05/22/michael-jackson-mirage-heralds-future-of-posthumous-shows/9447595/ The following link will take you to a great article about Homestar Runner, created by Matt Chapman (BFA  98) and his brother Mike.   The article was posted in October, 2013 and just called to my attention by Luke Crowe (BFA  98)  Check it out!  http://www.avclub.com/article/how-ihomestar-runneri-changed-web-series-for-the-b-104146 From Jaye Davidson (MFA 10):  Attention anyone in ATL:   Josh and Tara have been meeting every Wednesday at the Highlander in Midtown to eat Devil Burgers.  Devil Burgers are $6.66. This is an open invitation for everyone.   This is just a good way for us to catch up and pitch story ideas to each other.   WHERE: Highlander, 931 Monroe Dr NE c101, Atlanta, GA 30308, 7:30 PM      (404) 872-0060   Also  I created a networking group that I would love you to be a part of. Please let me know if you would like to join!   https://www.facebook.com/n/?groups%2FAlumniandFriends%2F&aref=245559956&medium=email&mid=9fa831eG2d8beae1Gea2f294G90Ge010&bcode=1.1401980400.AbnFJS-0m5EV_BCd&n_m=mwarren%40film.fsu.edu Nice article on the Student Emmys is being featured on the FSU web site.  Check it out at http://news.fsu.edu/Top-Stories/College-of-Motion-Picture-Arts-strikes-gold-at-Student-Emmys The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans' engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States and should utilize innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. For more information, visithere. Please direct questions to (202) 606-8269 or publicpgms@neh.gov. FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 5, 2014 Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was awarded First Place in the College category, Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was First Runner Up, and Star-Crossed (BFA Thesis 2012 Katie Aldworth) was Second Runner Up at the Student Art Film Festival (STARTFEST) in Orlando on May 31. For more information about this festival, go to www.studentartfilmfestival.org. The Babe Wore Purple (MFA D2 2012 Justin Oney) was selected for screening and nominated for Best Student Film at the Portsmouth International Film Festival in England, July 9-11. For more information about this festival, go to www.portsmouthfilmfest.co.uk. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go tohttps://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was selected for screening at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown, New York, May 30 – June 5. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at Dances with Films in Los Angeles, May 29 – June 8. For more information about this festival, go to www.danceswithfilms.com. Un Dia (Extra) Ordinario (MFA D2 2012 Andrea Puente) and Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) were invited to screen at the Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, May 31 – June 8. For more information about this festival, go to www.bigeyesbigminds.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Studio City Film Festival in Los Angeles, June 4-8. For more information about this festival, go to www.studiocityfilmfest.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Dot Independent Film Festival of Los Angeles, on June 7. It was also nominated for Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Writing and Best Narrative. For more information about this student film festival, go to http://diffla.org. These Woods (BFA Thesis 2013 Tatiana Bears) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles International Student Film Festival, June 7-8. For more information about this festival, go to www.lastudentfilmfest.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, June 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) and Lez Be Honest (BFA Thesis 2012 Haley Manrique) were selected for screening in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-15. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) was selected for screening in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 17-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was selected for screening at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.la Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.  -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Congratulations to Jeffrey Lerner (MFA 94)!  “It was quite an honor to be recognized by my peers and the entire Producers Guild of America.  The AP Council Commitment Award is given to a PGA AP Council member who, in the opinion of the AP Council Board of Delegates, has made extraordinary and longstanding contributions to the Producers Guild of America.  The award was presented at the Guild's annual general membership meeting which was held at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  I am so honored to have been given this award.  I have been an active member of the Producers Guild of America for almost 14 years.  I’ve had the privilege of being one of the founding editors of The Networker (Guild Newsletter) and worked on the publication for almost ten years, a member of the AP Council Board of Delegates, AP Council Vice Chair, Vice President on the National Board and Chair of the AP Council for three terms. Other news from Jeffrey:   “Produced a variety of fun and exciting special features content for The LEGO Movie which will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 17th from Warner Home Video.  Wrapping production on special features content for Glee Season 5 and American Horror Season 3.  Look out for both in the Fall from Fox Home Entertainment.” Director of Photography George Reasner [MFA 94] is back working at the Film School in Tallahassee this summer, standing in for Cinematography Instructor Keith Slade [MFA 93] while Keith works on a feature film in North Carolina. George will be supervising both BFA Thesis and MFA Directing 2 productions, as well as the Color Correction of MFA Thesis Films. From Allison Troxell (BFA 93)   “Swamp Murders premiere was the highest rated 2Q show ever for the network!!   Crazy Legs Production in ATL  will be bringing more murder and mayhem to the network this fall with our 2 new shows, Bloodlands and  Your Worst Nightmare.” From Diego Araujo (MFA 04)  “Our film HOLIDAY (Feriado) will have its US premiere at Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. HOLIDAY will be screened on the opening night of the festival, June 19th at the Castro Theater and on Monday, June 23rd at 1PM, again at the Castro Theater. You can purchase tickets online here: http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3333&fid=51  We will soon be sharing news about our New York premiere!” From Jodie Myers (BFA 97)  “I finally got a copy of my FSU Thesis Film, A Full Cup, uploaded to YouTube. This film was shot on 16mm, but unfortunately the upload is from a VHS copy. So don't watch it full screen. This was my directing debut as well as Stephen Daniel Guarino's first roll in a film. Stephen plays a transgender character in the film, which back in 1997 was not a topic commonly discussed, researched or covered. I'm glad to see that today, society (in general) is more open, aware and learning. Still a long way to go, but also along way ahead of the late 90s. Thanks for all who participated in the making of A Full Cup. Making that film forever changed me. And a special thanks to Nancy Funke (BFA 97)  for writing the script!http://youtu.be/uy-JgqPY53s And from Nancy Jarzynko (FSU alum who worked on many of our films) regarding A Full Cup:  “You were soooooo way ahead of the curve Jodie! Check out my new show "Transparent" (Nancy is Costume Supervisor) if you have Amazon. The pilot is available now with more shows on their way...I think you will appreciate it!   This was our first week of shooting and the shows won't start airing until end of July.” Jermaine Charles has recently been promote to Content Curation Team Lead at Time Warner Cable. Super article in the FSU Alumni Association magazine, Vires, “Behind the Scenes, FSU Alumni in Hollywood, featuring several of our alumni:  Wes Ball (BFA 02), Ali Bell (BFA 99), Jonathan King (MFA 92), Ryan Saul (MFA 95) and Kelsey Scott (MFA 99).   The article also features other FSU alums Alan Ball, Jamie Linden and Stephen Sears. If you are a member of the Alumni Association you’ll be getting a copy in the mail.  If not, you can read part of the article at http://one.fsu.edu/vires/spring2014/behind-the-scenes. From April Billingsley (BFA 06)  “If you have been following ABC's hit new series "Resurrection", then you've seen me playing Barbara Langston.  I am so humbled and grateful to be a part of such a phenomenal show and cast!  Above is a still of Barbara's heartbreaking reunion with Fred (Matt Craven) in the season finale, "Torn Apart".  You can watch a clip of the scene on ABC.com here.  Or, you could just watch the whole first season on Hulu here.  Look for season 2 to start airing Sundays 9/8c on ABC in the fall!  Also, if you haven't seen "Last Vegas" yet, entertain yourself for a couple of hours by picking it up at your local Redboxrenting it on iTunes or buying it on Amazon.  Kevin Kline kills it with his comedic timing.  It is well worth the rent!  For those of you in LA, are you a member of the Facebook FSU in LA page?  If not, urge you to sign up.   It is a closed site, but once you become a member you can share information about available jobs, or your job availability.  Kat Candler's (FSU alum) latest film "Hellion" may be coming to a theater near you soon. If you're in NYC watch for it the week of June 13th. It will play at the FSU Student Life Cinema in a co-sponsorship with Tallahassee Film Festival on July 13th 7 PM.  Go to http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/ifcfilms/hellion/ for the trailer, show schedule, and ticket information. Gainesville, FL:  Optym is looking for a full-time Motion Graphics Artist to work in our marketing department. We are looking for someone who has the drive and personality to integrate into our studio team and will be proactively involved in the ongoing development of our department and workflow. Salary commensurate with experience. Optym offers a competitive pay and benefits package including insurance, profit sharing and stock options. Check out our web site at www.opytm.com  Please email your demo reel and resume to jobs.us@optym.com with the job title “Motion Graphics Designer” in the subject line.  Responsibilities include: (email me and I’ll send you the entire position description)-Draft, design and produce high quality animation and video, including 3D and CGI-Ensure optimal interplay between storytelling and visuals-Assist with other graphic design projects as needed-Work closely and consult regularly with our designers, copywriters and technical departments-Provide regular feedback to the team-Take joint responsibility for ensuring that our high standards of quality are met FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 12, 2014 Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was awarded Best Live Action Film at the Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, May 31 – June 8. For more information about this festival, go to www.bigeyesbigminds.com. The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening, and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) and Lez Be Honest (BFA Thesis 2012 Haley Manrique) were selected for screening in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-15. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) was selected for screening in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 17-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) were selected for screening at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.la Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.   -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Congratulations to Jeffrey Lerner (MFA 94)!  “It was quite an honor to be recognized by my peers and the entire Producers Guild of America.  The AP Council Commitment Award is given to a PGA AP Council member who, in the opinion of the AP Council Board of Delegates, has made extraordinary and longstanding contributions to the Producers Guild of America.  The award was presented at the Guild's annual general membership meeting which was held at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  I am so honored to have been given this award.  I have been an active member of the Producers Guild of America for almost 14 years.  I’ve had the privilege of being one of the founding editors of The Networker (Guild Newsletter) and worked on the publication for almost ten years, a member of the AP Council Board of Delegates, AP Council Vice Chair, Vice President on the National Board and Chair of the AP Council for three terms. Other news from Jeffrey:   “Produced a variety of fun and exciting special features content for The LEGO Movie which will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 17th from Warner Home Video.  Wrapping production on special features content for Glee Season 5 and American Horror Season 3.  Look out for both in the Fall from Fox Home Entertainment.” Director of Photography George Reasner [MFA 94] is back working at the Film School in Tallahassee this summer, standing in for Cinematography Instructor Keith Slade [MFA 93] while Keith works on a feature film in North Carolina. George will be supervising both BFA Thesis and MFA Directing 2 productions, as well as the Color Correction of MFA Thesis Films. From Allison Troxell (BFA 93)   “Swamp Murders premiere was the highest rated 2Q show ever for the network!!   Crazy Legs Production in ATL  will be bringing more murder and mayhem to the network this fall with our 2 new shows, Bloodlands and  Your Worst Nightmare.” From Diego Araujo (MFA 04)  “Our film HOLIDAY (Feriado) will have its US premiere at Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. HOLIDAY will be screened on the opening night of the festival, June 19th at the Castro Theater and on Monday, June 23rd at 1PM, again at the Castro Theater. You can purchase tickets online here: http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3333&fid=51  We will soon be sharing news about our New York premiere!” From Jodie Myers (BFA 97)  “I finally got a copy of my FSU Thesis Film, A Full Cup, uploaded to YouTube. This film was shot on 16mm, but unfortunately the upload is from a VHS copy. So don't watch it full screen. This was my directing debut as well as Stephen Daniel Guarino's first roll in a film. Stephen plays a transgender character in the film, which back in 1997 was not a topic commonly discussed, researched or covered. I'm glad to see that today, society (in general) is more open, aware and learning. Still a long way to go, but also along way ahead of the late 90s. Thanks for all who participated in the making of A Full Cup. Making that film forever changed me. And a special thanks to Nancy Funke (BFA 97)  for writing the script!http://youtu.be/uy-JgqPY53s And from Nancy Jarzynko (FSU alum who worked on many of our films) regarding A Full Cup:  “You were soooooo way ahead of the curve Jodie! Check out my new show "Transparent" (Nancy is Costume Supervisor) if you have Amazon. The pilot is available now with more shows on their way...I think you will appreciate it!   This was our first week of shooting and the shows won't start airing until end of July.” Jermaine Charles has recently been promote to Content Curation Team Lead at Time Warner Cable. Super article in the FSU Alumni Association magazine, Vires, “Behind the Scenes, FSU Alumni in Hollywood, featuring several of our alumni:  Wes Ball (BFA 02), Ali Bell (BFA 99), Jonathan King (MFA 92), Ryan Saul (MFA 95) and Kelsey Scott (MFA 99).   The article also features other FSU alums Alan Ball, Jamie Linden and Stephen Sears. If you are a member of the Alumni Association you’ll be getting a copy in the mail.  If not, you can read part of the article at http://one.fsu.edu/vires/spring2014/behind-the-scenes. From April Billingsley (BFA 06)  “If you have been following ABC's hit new series "Resurrection", then you've seen me playing Barbara Langston.  I am so humbled and grateful to be a part of such a phenomenal show and cast!  Above is a still of Barbara's heartbreaking reunion with Fred (Matt Craven) in the season finale, "Torn Apart".  You can watch a clip of the scene on ABC.com here.  Or, you could just watch the whole first season on Hulu here.  Look for season 2 to start airing Sundays 9/8c on ABC in the fall!  Also, if you haven't seen "Last Vegas" yet, entertain yourself for a couple of hours by picking it up at your local Redboxrenting it on iTunes or buying it on Amazon.  Kevin Kline kills it with his comedic timing.  It is well worth the rent!  For those of you in LA, are you a member of the Facebook FSU in LA page?  If not, urge you to sign up.   It is a closed site, but once you become a member you can share information about available jobs, or your job availability.  Kat Candler's (FSU alum) latest film "Hellion" may be coming to a theater near you soon. If you're in NYC watch for it the week of June 13th. It will play at the FSU Student Life Cinema in a co-sponsorship with Tallahassee Film Festival on July 13th 7 PM.  Go to http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/ifcfilms/hellion/ for the trailer, show schedule, and ticket information. Gainesville, FL:  Optym is looking for a full-time Motion Graphics Artist to work in our marketing department. We are looking for someone who has the drive and personality to integrate into our studio team and will be proactively involved in the ongoing development of our department and workflow. Salary commensurate with experience. Optym offers a competitive pay and benefits package including insurance, profit sharing and stock options. Check out our web site at www.opytm.com  Please email your demo reel and resume to jobs.us@optym.com with the job title “Motion Graphics Designer” in the subject line.  Responsibilities include: (email me and I’ll send you the entire position description)-Draft, design and produce high quality animation and video, including 3D and CGI-Ensure optimal interplay between storytelling and visuals-Assist with other graphic design projects as needed-Work closely and consult regularly with our designers, copywriters and technical departments-Provide regular feedback to the team-Take joint responsibility for ensuring that our high standards of quality are met FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 12, 2014 Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was awarded Best Live Action Film at the Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, May 31 – June 8. For more information about this festival, go to www.bigeyesbigminds.com. The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening, and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) and Lez Be Honest (BFA Thesis 2012 Haley Manrique) were selected for screening in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-15. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) was selected for screening in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 17-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) were selected for screening at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.la Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.   -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    From Diego Araujo (MFA 04)  “Feriado (Holiday) will have its New York premiere at Latinbeat, Film Society of Lincoln Center's premier annual showcase for contemporary cinema from Latin America, running from July 11-20.  Check out the line-up: http://bit.ly/1n6vlur   Filmschool alumni in New York, hope to see you there! Tuesday, July 15, 4:30pm and Wednesday, July 16, 6:15pm  This month, Feriado is also screening at Frameline in San Francisco (July 19th and 23rd) and the International LGBT Film Festival in Tel Aviv  (June 12th). We’ll be soon traveling to Río de Janeiro and Lima.” From Sylwia Dudzinska (MFA  09)  “Wanted to let you know that since About A Boy (NBC) got picked up for a season 2 I happily report employment with them for the whole season starting August 11th! I’m very excited to return to an amazing cast and crew and so happy that a show I really believe in is getting another go. Also, the DGA Training Program has called me to be a mentor for a new Trainee so I’m also super happy to be able to help someone make it through the crazy time that is 400 days of training :)” From Darrell Wheat (MFA 09)  “Just wanted to pass along an update on a project that I can happily say has been packed to the brim with FSU film graduates. The feature film, Recovery...http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/76297/recovery-finds-your-iphone-hell#axzz350pDH3eOhttp://www.fangoria.com/new/iphone-recovery-leads-to-terror-in-new-tech-horror/ ... and we just wrapped principle photography on Monday. The project was written by Kyle Arrington (MFA 09), shot by Eric Bader (MFA 09)  and is being cut by Adam Varney (09). Its' mighty crew contained the great Eric Clark (09), Matt Ryan (11) , Kyle Bart Reid (MFA 11) , Ben Fredman (MFA 13)  and Beth Napoli (MFA 10) . More news coming soon on the project!” From Idan Menin (BFA 12)  “Outpost is a sci-fi independent short that I will be shooting in September! I will be calling my classmates to work on it as we get closer to shooting but for now are trying to raise funds. Specifically we want to return to the use of practical effects and need the proper budget in order to build the sets and miniatures!  To help with funding go to  !!https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/outpost-an-epic-sci-fi-adventure From Chris Dreseris (FSU alum)  “Artex Productions was founded in 2005 by FSU-alumni Ricardo Manavello, Tim Warren and Chris Dreseris (formerly known as the FSU SuperNole). Following the Great Recession, the company began to pick up some steam. In 2011, Artex rebranded itself and focused on developing relationships with Ad agencies, PR firms and B2B productions. Artex has worked with numerous, worldwide brands (Coca-cola, FedEx, Reebok, Zumba, Etc. Etc. Etc.). For three consecutive years, Artex has managed to double the past years revenue. This rapid success comes as a result of the partnerships we create, the process we follow and the product we deliver.  In May of 2014, the Artex HQ was completed in Coral Gables, Florida (Miami). Surrounded by some of the most recognizable agencies in the business (Y&R, FleishmanHillard, MarcUSA), Artex has been able to generate high-end, modern content and deliver it to the masses. The best part about all of this? Every single member of our team loves what they do. Our unified passion in what we do enables us to create great content, and coveted relationships with our employees and clients alike.   The Artex team is constantly looking for highly motivated individuals to join our steadily expanding team. Feel free to check out our website (see below) and reach out to us if you feel you can create some modern content and actually enjoy coming to work. GO NOLES!   www.artexproductions.com “ And congratulations to Dr. Jim Hoffman, former College of Business faculty member at FSU who spent mega time helping out at the Film School.    After 15 years he is leaving Texas Tech University to be the dean of the College of Business at New Mexico State University.”  Congratulations to John Wynn (Huynh) (MFA  99) who has been selected as Best Comedian Miami 2014!  Check out the article at: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/bestof/2014/award/best-comedian-4129203/?fb_action_ids=10203308960020660&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 From Ed Worthy:  “My short film Witness Monitor has just been accepted into the NewFilmmakers New York Film Series. It will screen September 24th in the Deren Theater at the Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. Thanks again to my Classmates in the MFA 14' and BFA 13' classes who helped on the film. I will keep you updated as I receive more information about the event and any others involving the film.” From Josh Ellis (MFA  03)  “Miami Dade College has an opening for a School Director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, full time, 90K+, must have a masters in discipline. I can answer any questions about the school or job and I am reachable at joshellis40@gmail.com. I currently teach at MDC as a film professor and love it! If anyone is interested they can read more and apply here: http://jobs.mdc.edu/school-director-entertainment-and-design-technology/job/4636647 “ Atlanta Internship:  “If you love reality TV and are excited to learn the process of how a show is created, this is the internship for you! Crazy Legs Productions is looking for a highly motivated intern to help in the Development/Casting Department. Each intern will assist in the research and development process by conceptualizing ideas, researching topics using various databases, creating casting calls, contacting potential talent and participating in the execution of production. This internship is a fantastic learning opportunity for someone with a positive attitude who is enthusiastic and task-oriented. They should have a passion for reality TV and have strong research and writing skills. The ideal candidate would be in college, or recently graduated. This unpaid position is for our Atlanta, GA office and runs late June through to the end of August. College credit is available.  If interested please send a cover letter and resume to karen@crazylegsproductions.com “ FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 18, 2014 Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best comedy and Best Original Soundtrack in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best Screenplay at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. What’s Left Behind (MFA D2 2013 Dana Fytelson), Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 2013 Stephanie Williams) and Mabel (BFA F3 2014 Melisse Sporn) were invited to screen at Premiere Night #2 in the All Saints Hop Yard in Tallahassee on Tuesday June 17. For more information about this event, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/142476639256229/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) and Lez Be Honest (BFA Thesis 2012 Haley Manrique) were selected for screening in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-15. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) was selected for screening in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 17-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening, and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.    -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    From Diego Araujo (MFA 04)  “Feriado (Holiday) will have its New York premiere at Latinbeat, Film Society of Lincoln Center's premier annual showcase for contemporary cinema from Latin America, running from July 11-20.  Check out the line-up: http://bit.ly/1n6vlur   Filmschool alumni in New York, hope to see you there! Tuesday, July 15, 4:30pm and Wednesday, July 16, 6:15pm  This month, Feriado is also screening at Frameline in San Francisco (July 19th and 23rd) and the International LGBT Film Festival in Tel Aviv  (June 12th). We’ll be soon traveling to Río de Janeiro and Lima.” From Sylwia Dudzinska (MFA  09)  “Wanted to let you know that since About A Boy (NBC) got picked up for a season 2 I happily report employment with them for the whole season starting August 11th! I’m very excited to return to an amazing cast and crew and so happy that a show I really believe in is getting another go. Also, the DGA Training Program has called me to be a mentor for a new Trainee so I’m also super happy to be able to help someone make it through the crazy time that is 400 days of training :)” From Darrell Wheat (MFA 09)  “Just wanted to pass along an update on a project that I can happily say has been packed to the brim with FSU film graduates. The feature film, Recovery...http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/76297/recovery-finds-your-iphone-hell#axzz350pDH3eOhttp://www.fangoria.com/new/iphone-recovery-leads-to-terror-in-new-tech-horror/ ... and we just wrapped principle photography on Monday. The project was written by Kyle Arrington (MFA 09), shot by Eric Bader (MFA 09)  and is being cut by Adam Varney (09). Its' mighty crew contained the great Eric Clark (09), Matt Ryan (11) , Kyle Bart Reid (MFA 11) , Ben Fredman (MFA 13)  and Beth Napoli (MFA 10) . More news coming soon on the project!” From Idan Menin (BFA 12)  “Outpost is a sci-fi independent short that I will be shooting in September! I will be calling my classmates to work on it as we get closer to shooting but for now are trying to raise funds. Specifically we want to return to the use of practical effects and need the proper budget in order to build the sets and miniatures!  To help with funding go to  !!https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/outpost-an-epic-sci-fi-adventure From Chris Dreseris (FSU alum)  “Artex Productions was founded in 2005 by FSU-alumni Ricardo Manavello, Tim Warren and Chris Dreseris (formerly known as the FSU SuperNole). Following the Great Recession, the company began to pick up some steam. In 2011, Artex rebranded itself and focused on developing relationships with Ad agencies, PR firms and B2B productions. Artex has worked with numerous, worldwide brands (Coca-cola, FedEx, Reebok, Zumba, Etc. Etc. Etc.). For three consecutive years, Artex has managed to double the past years revenue. This rapid success comes as a result of the partnerships we create, the process we follow and the product we deliver.  In May of 2014, the Artex HQ was completed in Coral Gables, Florida (Miami). Surrounded by some of the most recognizable agencies in the business (Y&R, FleishmanHillard, MarcUSA), Artex has been able to generate high-end, modern content and deliver it to the masses. The best part about all of this? Every single member of our team loves what they do. Our unified passion in what we do enables us to create great content, and coveted relationships with our employees and clients alike.   The Artex team is constantly looking for highly motivated individuals to join our steadily expanding team. Feel free to check out our website (see below) and reach out to us if you feel you can create some modern content and actually enjoy coming to work. GO NOLES!   www.artexproductions.com “ And congratulations to Dr. Jim Hoffman, former College of Business faculty member at FSU who spent mega time helping out at the Film School.    After 15 years he is leaving Texas Tech University to be the dean of the College of Business at New Mexico State University.”  Congratulations to John Wynn (Huynh) (MFA  99) who has been selected as Best Comedian Miami 2014!  Check out the article at: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/bestof/2014/award/best-comedian-4129203/?fb_action_ids=10203308960020660&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 From Ed Worthy:  “My short film Witness Monitor has just been accepted into the NewFilmmakers New York Film Series. It will screen September 24th in the Deren Theater at the Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. Thanks again to my Classmates in the MFA 14' and BFA 13' classes who helped on the film. I will keep you updated as I receive more information about the event and any others involving the film.” From Josh Ellis (MFA  03)  “Miami Dade College has an opening for a School Director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, full time, 90K+, must have a masters in discipline. I can answer any questions about the school or job and I am reachable at joshellis40@gmail.com. I currently teach at MDC as a film professor and love it! If anyone is interested they can read more and apply here: http://jobs.mdc.edu/school-director-entertainment-and-design-technology/job/4636647 “ Atlanta Internship:  “If you love reality TV and are excited to learn the process of how a show is created, this is the internship for you! Crazy Legs Productions is looking for a highly motivated intern to help in the Development/Casting Department. Each intern will assist in the research and development process by conceptualizing ideas, researching topics using various databases, creating casting calls, contacting potential talent and participating in the execution of production. This internship is a fantastic learning opportunity for someone with a positive attitude who is enthusiastic and task-oriented. They should have a passion for reality TV and have strong research and writing skills. The ideal candidate would be in college, or recently graduated. This unpaid position is for our Atlanta, GA office and runs late June through to the end of August. College credit is available.  If interested please send a cover letter and resume to karen@crazylegsproductions.com “ FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 18, 2014 Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best comedy and Best Original Soundtrack in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best Screenplay at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. What’s Left Behind (MFA D2 2013 Dana Fytelson), Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 2013 Stephanie Williams) and Mabel (BFA F3 2014 Melisse Sporn) were invited to screen at Premiere Night #2 in the All Saints Hop Yard in Tallahassee on Tuesday June 17. For more information about this event, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/142476639256229/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) and Lez Be Honest (BFA Thesis 2012 Haley Manrique) were selected for screening in the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, June 10-13. For more information about this festival, go to www.socalciff.com. Scapegoat  (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-15. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) was selected for screening in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 17-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening, and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.    -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Warren Report 6.26.14

    From Laurie Bookhardt (MFA 09)  “I am currently art coordinating the feature film "Triple Nine" in Atlanta. (Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck) Such an honor to work with Production Designer Tim Grimes (The Wrestler) and Art Director TK Kirkpatrick (The Descendants/Family Stone.) Learning so much! My last coordinating project, Halt & Catch Fire Season 1 is currently airing Sunday nights on AMC. Former FSU film school alum, Mark Ceryak (BFA 03), was also on the producing team of that one. Check it out! :)” From Bryan Yokomi (MFA 06)  “A lot has happened since I left Tallahassee 7 and a half years ago.   I directed my documentary called "The Colorado Experience: Freedom and Poverty", which chronicles the turbulent times of those who fled the Japanese Internment during WWII and relocated to Colorado.  This is part of my Internment trilogy, coupled with my FSU thesis film "One of Many" which is about the first internee to volunteer for the U.S. Army.  I'm currently writing the feature/mini-series about the 442nd regimental combat team, which was made of mostly Japanese-Americans whose families were interned.  The 442nd is "the most decorated unit in U.S. military history." After working in production for a few years, I switched tracks to post-production and set my eyes on Editing.  In 2012 "Cars.TV", the television show I am the Lead Editor for, won an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Program.  It's an honor to be a major part of that team.  In 2013 I directed a music video for Neon Hitch - We Can't Stop.  We are up to 250,000+ views on YouTube.   I'm in pre-production for my next music video http://www.aldenmusic.com/music-video.html   Now, I am very excited to announce that I am now an Editor at Fox Sports.  This is a dream come true because I can now combine my passion for sports with my passion for editing.  I'll be working on various shows for the Fox Sports network on the lot.  Check out the highlights on "Fox Sports Live".   See more of my work at www.BryanYokomi.com “ From Nikki Parker Hayes (BFA  96)  “A producer that I work with is looking to hire a DP and an Audio Engineer in the Fort Lauderdale area for a shoot in mid-August for 3-4 days. The reality show will center on a high school football team. Applicants would need to have their own equipment.  Please send resume, reels, day rate and make/model of equipment to be used to: jessica@mischief-entertainment.com “ Goodbye and good luck to Tarek Chams, the Film School’s amazing IT Specialist.  His wife will be teaching Francophone studies and sustainability at SUNY Bighamton.  Tarek will be leaving the peace and serenity of the Film School to eventually find work IT/Engineering in NY. From Adam Johns (BFA 09)  “This is kind of a big deal for me. As I posted before, I have been working with an awesome band Veruca Salt. Today the most recent video I cut for them "Its Holy" is on the front page of Entertainment Weekly's Music page and was featured on Spin.com. I can't even put to words how awesome this is! Check it out here   http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/06/24/veruca-salt-its-holy-video/ From Carrie Hunter (BFA  09)  “I work a lot with some of the people who run the South Alabama Film Fest in Mobile.  They are terrific and this year have decided to wave entry fees for all filmmakers.  They are looking for films that have a connection to the South and prefer filmmakers who are able to attend the festival.  Features and Shorts are due by July 15th.  They will open up entries for music videos next month.  Just thought you'd like to know because normally festivals are really expensive to enter.  http://www.southalabamafilmfestival.org “ From Paul Cohen, Executive Director of the Film School Torchlight Program:  “I will soon be announcing the acceptance of the documentary filmmaker (and daughter of Robert Kennedy), Rory Kennedy, with her acclaimed new film on Vietnam, as the recipient of this year's FSU Student Veteran Film Festival Torchlight Award.  This is one of the events our Fall 2014 interns at The Torchlight Program will be engaged in along with marketing a variety of new feature films and documentaries opening nationally throughout this upcoming fall season.  Please take this moment to post or forward the attachment, re:  "Fall Internship" document, as well as noting that it is copied below on this e-mail, to your colleagues and/or students.”  NOTE:  if you would like complete information about the Fall Semester internship program, just reply to this email an I’ll forward it to you. FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 26, 2014 Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) was selected for screening at the Riverside International Film Festival in California, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go tohttp://www.riversidefilm.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Cliff (BFA F3 2013Drew Angle), The Bartender’s Barber (BFA Thesis 2012 Dustin Waldman), Freebird (MFA D2 2012 Dustin LeBoeuf) and Best Buds 2D (MFA Thesis 2013 Sean Tien) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, July 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to www.frozenfilmfestival.com. A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at the Love Horror Short Film Festival in Sacramento on June 27. For more information about this festival, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/events/631721180221682/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the MaremetraggioInternational Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), The Brewmaster(MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film andBoome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best Screenplay at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) was invited to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 ClaraDiez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and TheBrewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) wereselected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go towww.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go tohttp://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman),Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go towww.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go tohttp://bumbershoot.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) andKiller Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) wereselected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go tohttp://fearandfantasy.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go tohttp://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go tohttps://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go towww.festivalmemepaspeur.com.  -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Warren Report 7/10/14

    Another great opportunity to see an indie film that's getting a lot of attention on the national scene right here in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Film Festival is bringing Hellion and its director, FSU alum Kat Candler to the Student Life Cinema Sunday, July 13 at 7pm for a special screening. Don't miss this chance to interact with a director whose film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and won a Gamechanger Award at SXSW, and just this year.  The screening is free to FSU Students with a current FSU I.D. and tickets for all others can be purchased at the door or in advance on line at the TFFXFAME website at http://fameintally.com/hellion/ From Meghan Robertson (BFA  03)  “I was recently featured in CineMontage magazine discussing the new dailies workflows in television. My article can be viewed on page 32 with the following link: http://digital.copcomm.com/i/335006 “ Zach Pullam, who has acted in many, many of our films, has a great part in a new TV show called Finding Carter.  Watch Finding Carter Tuesdayt at 9pm on MTV   http://www.mtv.com/shows/finding-carter/video/ From Cait Shull (MFA 12)  “Since March I have been working as an Office PA on the live-action reboot of  "Richie Rich". Alex Cameron (BFA 2013) also joined us for a few weeks as a PA. It hasn't premiered yet, but it is going to be released later this summer as a web series on the newly launched DreamWorksTV Channel on YouTube.   "Richie Rich" is geared towards the 6-11 age set, but the channel has a bunch of other content including new Shrek shorts and classic Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.  The channel is located at youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation and they've got a trailer for the channel here: http://bit.ly/1qm1sLI  that even has some clips of "Richie Rich". I've read most of the scripts, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!” From Jillian Stein (BFA 00) is now Director of Development at New Deal Studios.   “New Deal Studios is a 21st Century Media Studio mostly known for creating iconic physical effects for the recent Batman and Avengers movies, Inception, Shutter Island, Alice in Wonderland, etc. We have in-house producers, writer/directors and have produced commercials, shorts and features.  We are starting a new development arm to create our own narrative content including feature films, episodics and immersive media.” The amazing Gabrielle Kelly, who taught for the Film School several years ago, has a new book “Celluloid Ceiling:  Women Film Directors Breaking Through with chapter contributors Ana Maria Bahiana and Heidi Honeycutt.  If you are in LA, go to her Book Launch at Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite #33, Santa Monica  Tuesday, July 15 from 7-9 PM.  Free event with refreshments.   Please RSVP to gktime!aol.com From Adam Cornelius (BFA  99)  “We have a kickstarter campaign going for our new documentary, "Coined".  Its a documentary on digital currency.  I've teamed up with Chris Higgins on this one, an FSU alum and film school reject!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrishiggins/coined-the-story-of-cryptocurrency From Jon Swindall (MFA  01)  “I wanted to say thank you to Crazy Leg Productions’s Alison Troxell (BFA 93) and Tom Cappello (BFA 95) for inviting me to DP some Swamp Murder episodes on Investigative Discovery channel.  I’m looking forward to next Tuesday’s episode at 9pm(ET).  An eighties murder mystery…in a SWAMP.” From Paul Marschall (MFA 00)  “I am shooting a pilot presentation and am in need of a couple more grips and electrics. We are shooting Saturday (7/12) at Avenue 6 studio in Van Nuys. It’s for a comedy in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show. Unfortunately there is no pay but it should be a fun and straight forward shoot.” From Erich Boettcher (MFA 2nd year Writer)  “I just received news that my 17th century horror screenplay ' The Burning Touch' made it into Screamcraft Horror screenplay competition as a quarter finalist.  Winners and finalists will be announced in October.  I wrote this screenplay in Julianna Baggott's class in fall of '13.” From Don Guarisco (BFA 96)  “OVERLAPPING SCENARIOS, a short film I wrote, recently completed its post-production phase.We're currently in the festival submissions phase for O.S.  Thus far, we have won the Audience Favorite award at the 2nd annual Tally Shorts festival and gotten the film into a "Horror Shorts Soiree" screening in Toronto that is being sponsored by Fangoria in late July.  From Max Clarke (MFA 99)  “I had a 3D video art installation on view in NYC this past weekend (July 5th and 6th).  It was called AROUND THE CLOCK, and was created from a series of stereoscopic photos I shot inside an Art-Deco-era clocktower earlier this year (info on the building: http://queens.brownstoner.com/2014/05/the-clock-tower-of-lic-sold-for-15-million/).  My piece transported the viewer right into the center of the clock chamber, creating an immersive view that moved all around the space.  It was shown in old-fashioned anaglyph (red/cyan) 3D, and viewed with the classic retro paper 3D glasses.  It was on view for 2 days only, at the Holocenter House (Nolan Park, 4B) on Governors Island... but they may bring it back later in the summer, if a time slot becomes available.  I'll let you know if it does make a return appearance!” “This April, for the first time in many years, Michael and Matthew Chapman, released a brand new Homestar Runner cartoon. It was wonderful. And now, here's even better news: the flash cartoon website will be churning back to life full time. Eeeeeemail!  According to Vulture, Matt Chapman (BFA 98)  dropped this wonderful news on the Jeff Rubin podcast, stating that the April Fool's video was an attempt to test the waters again. And the response was overwhelming, so now they're ready to bring us all more Homestar, Coach Z, Strong Bad, Marzipan, Pom Pom and more. We cannot wait. Chapman also confessed that they have new ideas for the Strong Bad email: "It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr." Hey as long as there's new Teen Girl Squad, we're in.”The Art Directors Guilda href="http://www.adg.org/">http://www.adg.org/> and American Cinemathequea href="http://americancinematheque.com/">http://americancinematheque.com> would like to invite you to attend a very special screening of The Devils (1971) spotlighting Production Designer Derek Jarman on Sunday, July 20, at 5:30 pm at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.  The program, sponsored by The Hollywood Reportera href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/">http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/>, will be moderated by Production Designer Tom Walsh and include a short documentary about Derek Jarman called Derek (2008). This is a great opportunity for both students and professionals to learn more about production design in film and as well as a fantastic way to network!  Please have RSVP no later than Friday, July 18th at 3:00 pm to Debbie Patton: filmsociety@artdirectors.org.  Please follow this link for more information about the screening: filmsociety2014@adg.org Looking for a smart motivated individual who will be responsible for managing phones and email for a busy director currently directing WB Feature Animation franchise project. They will also be in charge of coordinating, updating and managing the Director’s calendar. The individual must be proactive and capable of wrangling the director, keeping him on schedule, as well as having him prepped for meetings beforehand – THINKING AHEAD A MUST. The role will also extend into helping production when necessary and will involve supporting the Line Producer and Production Manager, taking notes for story meetings and reviews. They will need to help liaise with the overseas studio and prep for video conferences. The person should be able to be versatile in production and good at keeping an eye on priorities for the director. There will also be a need to take care of travel, ordering of supplies, expense reports, requisition forms, recording sessions/agent communication, etc. Candidate should be well-versed in technology, pop culture, video games, and the industry’s genre happenings -- love for animation a huge plus. Please send resume and cover letter to dirasst2014@gmail.com Program Coordinator position at Full Sail in ORL.  The Program Coordinator provides administrative and other support for the Film Bachelor of Science Department degree program and the various units within the department and reports to the Program Director. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: serve as department liaison to internal and external constituents; prepare documents and spreadsheets; update and maintain faculty records; schedule meetings; prepare purchase orders; coordinate travel and events; and provide a high level of customer service to faculty, students, staff, and guests.  The successful candidate has a working knowledge of the film or television industries, and some production background experience is preferred.   This position is full time on-campus.  Office working hours are 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday with occasional nights or weekends. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of related experience in administrative work and/or film or television production. The minimum degree requirement is a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in film or television production or related field.  Experience with Apple computers and software (Pages, Keynote, etc), and Adobe software such as Photoshop are preferred but not mandatory.  The successful candidate will have proficiency with Mac OS and Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and Keynote; the ability to write and speak effectively; and strong organizational, time management, and proofreading skills. Superior attention to detail is essential. Ideal candidates also have experience with Final Cut, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling and/or Final Draft.   Send resumes to Anne Russell, Program Director, Film Bachelor of Science Degree program, Full Sail University arussell@fullsail.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 10, 2014 Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was awarded Best Student Film at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-14. For more information about this festival, go to sfbff.org. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/. The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com. Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film and Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best Screenplay at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Cliff (BFA F3 2013 Drew Angle), The Bartender’s Barber (BFA Thesis 2012 Dustin Waldman), Freebird (MFA D2 2012 Dustin LeBoeuf) and Best Buds 2D (MFA Thesis 2013 Sean Tien) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, July 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com. -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Another great opportunity to see an indie film that's getting a lot of attention on the national scene right here in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Film Festival is bringing Hellion and its director, FSU alum Kat Candler to the Student Life Cinema Sunday, July 13 at 7pm for a special screening. Don't miss this chance to interact with a director whose film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and won a Gamechanger Award at SXSW, and just this year.  The screening is free to FSU Students with a current FSU I.D. and tickets for all others can be purchased at the door or in advance on line at the TFFXFAME website at http://fameintally.com/hellion/ From Meghan Robertson (BFA  03)  “I was recently featured in CineMontage magazine discussing the new dailies workflows in television. My article can be viewed on page 32 with the following link: http://digital.copcomm.com/i/335006 “ Zach Pullam, who has acted in many, many of our films, has a great part in a new TV show called Finding Carter.  Watch Finding Carter Tuesdayt at 9pm on MTV   http://www.mtv.com/shows/finding-carter/video/ From Cait Shull (MFA 12)  “Since March I have been working as an Office PA on the live-action reboot of  "Richie Rich". Alex Cameron (BFA 2013) also joined us for a few weeks as a PA. It hasn't premiered yet, but it is going to be released later this summer as a web series on the newly launched DreamWorksTV Channel on YouTube.   "Richie Rich" is geared towards the 6-11 age set, but the channel has a bunch of other content including new Shrek shorts and classic Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.  The channel is located at youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation and they've got a trailer for the channel here: http://bit.ly/1qm1sLI  that even has some clips of "Richie Rich". I've read most of the scripts, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!” From Jillian Stein (BFA 00) is now Director of Development at New Deal Studios.   “New Deal Studios is a 21st Century Media Studio mostly known for creating iconic physical effects for the recent Batman and Avengers movies, Inception, Shutter Island, Alice in Wonderland, etc. We have in-house producers, writer/directors and have produced commercials, shorts and features.  We are starting a new development arm to create our own narrative content including feature films, episodics and immersive media.” The amazing Gabrielle Kelly, who taught for the Film School several years ago, has a new book “Celluloid Ceiling:  Women Film Directors Breaking Through with chapter contributors Ana Maria Bahiana and Heidi Honeycutt.  If you are in LA, go to her Book Launch at Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite #33, Santa Monica  Tuesday, July 15 from 7-9 PM.  Free event with refreshments.   Please RSVP to gktime!aol.com From Adam Cornelius (BFA  99)  “We have a kickstarter campaign going for our new documentary, "Coined".  Its a documentary on digital currency.  I've teamed up with Chris Higgins on this one, an FSU alum and film school reject!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrishiggins/coined-the-story-of-cryptocurrency From Jon Swindall (MFA  01)  “I wanted to say thank you to Crazy Leg Productions’s Alison Troxell (BFA 93) and Tom Cappello (BFA 95) for inviting me to DP some Swamp Murder episodes on Investigative Discovery channel.  I’m looking forward to next Tuesday’s episode at 9pm(ET).  An eighties murder mystery…in a SWAMP.” From Paul Marschall (MFA 00)  “I am shooting a pilot presentation and am in need of a couple more grips and electrics. We are shooting Saturday (7/12) at Avenue 6 studio in Van Nuys. It’s for a comedy in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show. Unfortunately there is no pay but it should be a fun and straight forward shoot.” From Erich Boettcher (MFA 2nd year Writer)  “I just received news that my 17th century horror screenplay ' The Burning Touch' made it into Screamcraft Horror screenplay competition as a quarter finalist.  Winners and finalists will be announced in October.  I wrote this screenplay in Julianna Baggott's class in fall of '13.” From Don Guarisco (BFA 96)  “OVERLAPPING SCENARIOS, a short film I wrote, recently completed its post-production phase.We're currently in the festival submissions phase for O.S.  Thus far, we have won the Audience Favorite award at the 2nd annual Tally Shorts festival and gotten the film into a "Horror Shorts Soiree" screening in Toronto that is being sponsored by Fangoria in late July.  From Max Clarke (MFA 99)  “I had a 3D video art installation on view in NYC this past weekend (July 5th and 6th).  It was called AROUND THE CLOCK, and was created from a series of stereoscopic photos I shot inside an Art-Deco-era clocktower earlier this year (info on the building: http://queens.brownstoner.com/2014/05/the-clock-tower-of-lic-sold-for-15-million/).  My piece transported the viewer right into the center of the clock chamber, creating an immersive view that moved all around the space.  It was shown in old-fashioned anaglyph (red/cyan) 3D, and viewed with the classic retro paper 3D glasses.  It was on view for 2 days only, at the Holocenter House (Nolan Park, 4B) on Governors Island... but they may bring it back later in the summer, if a time slot becomes available.  I'll let you know if it does make a return appearance!” “This April, for the first time in many years, Michael and Matthew Chapman, released a brand new Homestar Runner cartoon. It was wonderful. And now, here's even better news: the flash cartoon website will be churning back to life full time. Eeeeeemail!  According to Vulture, Matt Chapman (BFA 98)  dropped this wonderful news on the Jeff Rubin podcast, stating that the April Fool's video was an attempt to test the waters again. And the response was overwhelming, so now they're ready to bring us all more Homestar, Coach Z, Strong Bad, Marzipan, Pom Pom and more. We cannot wait. Chapman also confessed that they have new ideas for the Strong Bad email: "It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr." Hey as long as there's new Teen Girl Squad, we're in.”The Art Directors Guilda href="http://www.adg.org/">http://www.adg.org/> and American Cinemathequea href="http://americancinematheque.com/">http://americancinematheque.com> would like to invite you to attend a very special screening of The Devils (1971) spotlighting Production Designer Derek Jarman on Sunday, July 20, at 5:30 pm at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.  The program, sponsored by The Hollywood Reportera href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/">http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/>, will be moderated by Production Designer Tom Walsh and include a short documentary about Derek Jarman called Derek (2008). This is a great opportunity for both students and professionals to learn more about production design in film and as well as a fantastic way to network!  Please have RSVP no later than Friday, July 18th at 3:00 pm to Debbie Patton: filmsociety@artdirectors.org.  Please follow this link for more information about the screening: filmsociety2014@adg.org Looking for a smart motivated individual who will be responsible for managing phones and email for a busy director currently directing WB Feature Animation franchise project. They will also be in charge of coordinating, updating and managing the Director’s calendar. The individual must be proactive and capable of wrangling the director, keeping him on schedule, as well as having him prepped for meetings beforehand – THINKING AHEAD A MUST. The role will also extend into helping production when necessary and will involve supporting the Line Producer and Production Manager, taking notes for story meetings and reviews. They will need to help liaise with the overseas studio and prep for video conferences. The person should be able to be versatile in production and good at keeping an eye on priorities for the director. There will also be a need to take care of travel, ordering of supplies, expense reports, requisition forms, recording sessions/agent communication, etc. Candidate should be well-versed in technology, pop culture, video games, and the industry’s genre happenings -- love for animation a huge plus. Please send resume and cover letter to dirasst2014@gmail.com Program Coordinator position at Full Sail in ORL.  The Program Coordinator provides administrative and other support for the Film Bachelor of Science Department degree program and the various units within the department and reports to the Program Director. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: serve as department liaison to internal and external constituents; prepare documents and spreadsheets; update and maintain faculty records; schedule meetings; prepare purchase orders; coordinate travel and events; and provide a high level of customer service to faculty, students, staff, and guests.  The successful candidate has a working knowledge of the film or television industries, and some production background experience is preferred.   This position is full time on-campus.  Office working hours are 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday with occasional nights or weekends. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of related experience in administrative work and/or film or television production. The minimum degree requirement is a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in film or television production or related field.  Experience with Apple computers and software (Pages, Keynote, etc), and Adobe software such as Photoshop are preferred but not mandatory.  The successful candidate will have proficiency with Mac OS and Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and Keynote; the ability to write and speak effectively; and strong organizational, time management, and proofreading skills. Superior attention to detail is essential. Ideal candidates also have experience with Final Cut, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling and/or Final Draft.   Send resumes to Anne Russell, Program Director, Film Bachelor of Science Degree program, Full Sail University arussell@fullsail.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 10, 2014 Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was awarded Best Student Film at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 12-14. For more information about this festival, go to sfbff.org. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/. The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com. Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival in Trieste, Italy, June 29 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.maremetraggio.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis Film 2012 Mark Mulcahey) and Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) were selected for screening. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was nominated for Best Student Film and Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was nominated for Best Screenplay at Filmquest in Salt Lake City, June 30 – July 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.filmquestfestival.com. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Cliff (BFA F3 2013 Drew Angle), The Bartender’s Barber (BFA Thesis 2012 Dustin Waldman), Freebird (MFA D2 2012 Dustin LeBoeuf) and Best Buds 2D (MFA Thesis 2013 Sean Tien) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, July 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com. -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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       From Marc Ostroff (BFA  97)  “I will be leaving Digital Domain next month to join the executive team at Atomic Fiction (atomicfiction.com), a growing visual effects company with offices in The Bay Area, Montreal, and LA. I will be joining as VP, Finance and heading up all finance decisions at the company.  It's been a great ride at DD but this was an opportunity not to be missed!”   From Jon Swindall (MFA 01):  Anyone going to the Fantasia film festival in Montreal this weekend?  A feature film I shot is premiering there July 20th and I wish I could make it to the festival. It looks like a fun one.  The film is a sci-fi drama called “The Reconstruction of William Zero”.  FSU alum and wonderful actress Amy Seimetz acts in it as well. http://tinyurl.com/mlep85b From Jenni Townsend (BFA  08)  “Christa Markley (BFA 08)  and I were recently in Toronto with our feature film, The Pull, for the Female Eye Film Festival! We had a wonderful time at all the industry events and everyone was so lovely and welcoming (we all know how nice Canadians are!!) plus we got a really great response when we screened the film. To top it all off, we walked away from the festival with the Best Foreign Feature award!” From Joe Papa (BFA 10)  “I just wanted to say thank you for helping me put feelers out for crew on WAITING ON MARY. I ended up reconnecting with Aaron Pagniano (BFA 12)  (who was my AC) and met Stephen Grum  (BFA 13) (was my gaffer) and Justin Sadler (BFA 1st year) (my PA/Grip). They weren't afraid of the challenge when I told them the details and both did a tremendous job, especially given the scope of the project (a 90 minute feature in 14 days straight!!). I am super proud of them, and of the film school for training them to be the best of the best! Maureen O'Connell (FSU class of 1968) is producing a play in North Hollywood, CA (99 seat plan so pay is $7/show). First table read will be on Monday, August 18th in North Hollywood, CA from 7 - 9 pmWe are looking for an actor or actress who plays banjo and / or guitar. Please email jc.oconnell@nbcuni.com or call (818) 749-7882 for more info. From Edward Worthy (was in the 2014 MFA class):  “I come with more festival news for my short film Witness Monitor. It was accepted into the Action on Film International Film Festival which will go from August 22-30 in Monrovia, CA at the Krikorian Theatre. The screening schedule is not finalized so I do not know which day the film will screen but I will keep you posted. Also Witness Monitor was accepted into the Slaughter Movie House Film Festival in Kansas City, Missouri and will screen at the Czar Bar on October 6th to kick off their Halloween season. That's it for now, see you all at the Thesis Screenings next month!” Congratulations to Craig Cobb (MFA  95)  who will be editing Manhattan Love Story, Season 1, for ABC! From Andrew Syder, Acting Associate Dean at the Film School:   “Lisa and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Ashby Kirkham Syder.  Ashby was born at home in Tallahassee, Florida at 4:52AM on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. He weighed in at a strapping 8 lbs. 2 oz and is 22" in length. (Will be handy in the grip dept.) Thanks to the midwives of the local Birth Cottage, the whole labor process was smooth and peaceful. We were extremely lucky to also have Lisa's mother, Sara, at the birth; she's a former midwife herself and was on hand to catch the baby!  Mother, baby, father, and grandmother are all tired and hungry, but otherwise doing great. A photo of the little one is attached, and you can check out a few more pics here.”From Michael Culyba (MFA 98)  “Just wanted to share the news that the film I edited, "Running From Crazy," has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary!  The film profiles Mariel Hemingway and her family's history of substance abuse, depression and suicide.  It was directed by two-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/thewire/own-oprah-winfrey-network-receives-primetime-emmy-nomination-documentary-film-running-crazy/132348 FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 17, 2014  No new screenings news this week.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Cliff (BFA F3 2013 Drew Angle), The Bartender’s Barber (BFA Thesis 2012 Dustin Waldman), Freebird (MFA D2 2012 Dustin LeBoeuf) and Best Buds 2D (MFA Thesis 2013 Sean Tien) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, July 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/. The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.    See More

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       From Marc Ostroff (BFA  97)  “I will be leaving Digital Domain next month to join the executive team at Atomic Fiction (atomicfiction.com), a growing visual effects company with offices in The Bay Area, Montreal, and LA. I will be joining as VP, Finance and heading up all finance decisions at the company.  It's been a great ride at DD but this was an opportunity not to be missed!”   From Jon Swindall (MFA 01):  Anyone going to the Fantasia film festival in Montreal this weekend?  A feature film I shot is premiering there July 20th and I wish I could make it to the festival. It looks like a fun one.  The film is a sci-fi drama called “The Reconstruction of William Zero”.  FSU alum and wonderful actress Amy Seimetz acts in it as well. http://tinyurl.com/mlep85b From Jenni Townsend (BFA  08)  “Christa Markley (BFA 08)  and I were recently in Toronto with our feature film, The Pull, for the Female Eye Film Festival! We had a wonderful time at all the industry events and everyone was so lovely and welcoming (we all know how nice Canadians are!!) plus we got a really great response when we screened the film. To top it all off, we walked away from the festival with the Best Foreign Feature award!” From Joe Papa (BFA 10)  “I just wanted to say thank you for helping me put feelers out for crew on WAITING ON MARY. I ended up reconnecting with Aaron Pagniano (BFA 12)  (who was my AC) and met Stephen Grum  (BFA 13) (was my gaffer) and Justin Sadler (BFA 1st year) (my PA/Grip). They weren't afraid of the challenge when I told them the details and both did a tremendous job, especially given the scope of the project (a 90 minute feature in 14 days straight!!). I am super proud of them, and of the film school for training them to be the best of the best! Maureen O'Connell (FSU class of 1968) is producing a play in North Hollywood, CA (99 seat plan so pay is $7/show). First table read will be on Monday, August 18th in North Hollywood, CA from 7 - 9 pmWe are looking for an actor or actress who plays banjo and / or guitar. Please email jc.oconnell@nbcuni.com or call (818) 749-7882 for more info. From Edward Worthy (was in the 2014 MFA class):  “I come with more festival news for my short film Witness Monitor. It was accepted into the Action on Film International Film Festival which will go from August 22-30 in Monrovia, CA at the Krikorian Theatre. The screening schedule is not finalized so I do not know which day the film will screen but I will keep you posted. Also Witness Monitor was accepted into the Slaughter Movie House Film Festival in Kansas City, Missouri and will screen at the Czar Bar on October 6th to kick off their Halloween season. That's it for now, see you all at the Thesis Screenings next month!” Congratulations to Craig Cobb (MFA  95)  who will be editing Manhattan Love Story, Season 1, for ABC! From Andrew Syder, Acting Associate Dean at the Film School:   “Lisa and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Ashby Kirkham Syder.  Ashby was born at home in Tallahassee, Florida at 4:52AM on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. He weighed in at a strapping 8 lbs. 2 oz and is 22" in length. (Will be handy in the grip dept.) Thanks to the midwives of the local Birth Cottage, the whole labor process was smooth and peaceful. We were extremely lucky to also have Lisa's mother, Sara, at the birth; she's a former midwife herself and was on hand to catch the baby!  Mother, baby, father, and grandmother are all tired and hungry, but otherwise doing great. A photo of the little one is attached, and you can check out a few more pics here.”From Michael Culyba (MFA 98)  “Just wanted to share the news that the film I edited, "Running From Crazy," has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary!  The film profiles Mariel Hemingway and her family's history of substance abuse, depression and suicide.  It was directed by two-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/thewire/own-oprah-winfrey-network-receives-primetime-emmy-nomination-documentary-film-running-crazy/132348 FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 17, 2014  No new screenings news this week.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Cliff (BFA F3 2013 Drew Angle), The Bartender’s Barber (BFA Thesis 2012 Dustin Waldman), Freebird (MFA D2 2012 Dustin LeBoeuf) and Best Buds 2D (MFA Thesis 2013 Sean Tien) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, July 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org. Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/. Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org. The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org. Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21-23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com. Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis)Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/. Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/. The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org. Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com. Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/. Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/. TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go to https://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint-Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.    See More

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    Exciting times around the Film School this coming week. Join us for our 2014 screening of the MFA D2 films! Admission is free and tickets are not required. The screening starts at on Thursday, July 31, at 7pm at the Student Life Cinema theater on campus.Then the MFA Thesis film afternoon screening will be on Saturday, August 2nd! The screenings starts at 2pm at the Ruby DiamondAuditorium. Admission is free and tickets are not required. this screening will be:Only For Forever ShrinkThe LifestyleLast Children Gnome and Garden My Girl RoseBreak Free Alienated Heyln Springs Lust in TranslationAnd then the MFA Thesis film evening screening on Saturday, August 2nd. The screenings starts at 8pm at the Ruby Diamond Auditorium.Admission is free and tickets are not required. are:Whatever We Want To BeA Blind ManRuby WooHop Skotch the Funk Dumpling ApalachicolaDanteFathers & DaughtersFrom Jack Flynn (BFA 03) “I’m really proud of the work we did for True Detective which was nominated for what seems like a ton of Emmys including an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction. I was the construction buyer, and couldn’t be happier to have been part of the wonderful Art Department team we had. I’ve done a lot of features, including a few gems that I’m really proud of, but True Detective was a totally different experience, and it feels really good to work so hard on something so well received. Right now I’m at the end of our preproduction period for NCIS: New Orleans which is ramping up fast and currently slated for 13 episodes.”From Lexa Payne (BFA 12) “Coming up on a year and a half in LA and things are going great! A bunch of FSU Alums just worked together on a variety show pilot hosted by Lance Bass and sponsored by General Motors. GM's write up can be found here: http://www.drivethedistrict.com/2014/07/21/watch-lance-bass- new-talk-show/ Shane Spiegel (BFA 11) co-wrote and co- produced the pilot, shot by Carissa Dorson (BFA 11) with additional camera help from Will Sampson, (BFA 09) Ed Raines (BFA 11) Idan Menin (BFA 12), and myself. It was edited at United Front Design, where Michael Felker (BFA 10) and I handled post for the project. Here's hoping it gets picked up for broadcast!”Congratulations to Andie McMahon (BFA 12) who is the new set decoration assistant for Orange is the New Black!!!From Lee Carlisle (MFA Writing 09) “I just started as writers PA for the sixth season of NCIS: Los Angeles where I'll be working with story editor Andrew Bartels (MFA '08) among others. It's a good group, many of whom I met while working on another CBS Studios show last year (King & Maxwell) so I'm really looking forward to being with them for the upcoming season! “I’m very sorry to tell you that Fred Salancy, Assistant Dean of Fine Arts Development overseeing fund raising activities for the College of Motion Picture Arts (The Film School) and the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, will be leaving the film school and FSU the first week in August. Fred has been a valued addition to all our development efforts. His enthusiasm for the film school and its alumni is contagious and has brought in many new friends and supporters. Fred’s next endeavor will be as the Vice President of Advancement at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL where he will oversee fundraising, alumni relations and communications. He’s been a great friend and trusted colleague and we are going to miss him!From C.J. Julian (MFA 01) “After 10 years in production filmmaking and 5 years at EFILM Imaging Science, my wife (Jessica Mazzer, MFA 2002) and I decided we missed the rain and headed back to Florida. I now work at Ringling College of Art and Design (along side Sena Amengor, MFA 2003) as a full time faculty member in their film program, teaching film production, cinematography and screenwriting. Though I miss LA (particularly the hiking) and the friends left behind, this has been a great move. Ringling is a great, young program on the rise and I get to spend my spare time building acoustic guitars, banjos and ukuleles, and writing.”From Tony Zequia (BFA 95) “I have just signed a significant high end Visual FX company as a client who is looking to get in to producing original content. The idea is to find something high concept and low-”ish" budget that the company can leverage their FX ability to be able to produce at a price. The idea is to find something that could be the next Chronicle, SAW, Alien, Terminator, etc.. We are not specific about what we are looking for except that whatever genre it is that it be something FX heavy, and of course, not too expensive (I.e. not Lord of the Rings.) This post not only goes out to your aspiring screenwriters of course, but also to alumni who are at production companies that have such scripts in their libraries and might be looking for a co-venture of some sort with us. Anyone interested in the details can reach me directly via e-mail at tony@super- visionent.com.”From Jaye Davidson (MFA 10): Film School Alumni Event in ATL: Taco Thursday, 7:30 PM, The Highlander in Atlanta, GA.”From Matthew McCarthy (BFA 01) “This fall, I will be moving to Phnom Penh Cambodia. Recently, I accepted an offer from the United Nations to join the Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a mid-level attorney on the judges' staff. Several former leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime (whose alleged atrocities are portrayed in the 1984 film The Killing Fields) will soon be tried on several charges for crimes against humanity, including genocide and persecution. I will be there for at least a year. I am currently in Seattle, having completed three years of practice as a trial attorney, first with the county prosecutor,   then with a mid-sized civil defense firm. I previously worked with the UN from 2009 to 2011 as a junior attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. I am very eager for a new chapter in life, new adventures, and new challenges. If anyone is passing through the region, please let me know (seattlite.matt@gmail.com).From Michael Culyba (MFA 98) “The Emmy nominated film which I edited, Running from Crazy, will be re-aired on the OWN network August 4 at 6:30 PM!”From Rachel Stephens (BFA11) “I've been writing and editing my feature screenplay since Claudia's screenwriting class and am actually in pre-production with it right now. I had a soft start a few weeks ago- I'm filming little things here and there while I gather resources for the more expensive and technical scenes toward the end. And a few FSU Film alum from my class are working on it too. So far, J. Michael Vargas is my Director of Photography and Briana Frapart is Casting Director. They've been such a great help! (And I'm sure we'll round up a few more from the FSU family as we get further into production). I make updates almost everyday about it on an Instagram account I created called Alaska_the_movie so that my friends and family, along with any outsiders, can watch the ultra-low- budget process unfold day by day. Here's a link to it: Instagram.com/alaska_the_movieThink you have what it takes to be the next great director? Project Greenlight submissions are now open. Submit your film at http://www.projectgreenlight.com/ or on our Facebook app: http://itsh.bo/1nF7437I'm Rachel King, an aspiring film student who hopes to learn at FSU. I am trying to locate a film school graduate that could be my mentor for my high school senior project, which is to be the production of at least one short film. I've scoured my town for anyone with education and experience in the field, but came up empty handed. So I'm wondering if you know of anyone in or around the Atlanta area that might be willing to help me out. I'm located in Columbus, GA, so that would probably be the most convenient city, as it is a relatively short drive, but I would be grateful to find anyone nearby. The requirement  for my senior project is that I spend at least 100 hours working on it, and at least 20 of those hours must be with a mentor. Some of these hours can probably be logged online, though, if that is most convenient. I plan to write, cast, shoot, and edit the film, and would need assistance in each of those stages. Please contact me if you would be willing to consider helping me out: racheltheawesome13@gmail.comFrom Nikki Groton (BFA 11) “Bad Hat Harry Productions (“House,” The Usual Suspects, X-Men franchise) seeks motivated, hard- working interns for the Fall Semester of 2014. Intern responsibilities include assisting with office duties, script coverage, answering phones, and data entry. This is an unpaid internship: you must receive school credit and please, only upper-level undergraduates or graduates should apply. Must be web savvy, know Microsoft Office, and have a strong interest in film and television. Minimum commitment of 2 full days a week. Email cover letter & resume to Nikki - reception@badhatharry.com”FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 24, 2014Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, August 22-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.sidewalkfest.com.A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, August 14- 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollyshorts.com.Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com.Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for   screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org.Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/.Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org.The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org.Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com.A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/.  Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21- 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com.Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/.Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/.The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2- 6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com.Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org.Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com.Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/.Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/.TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go tohttps://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint- Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.-- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Warren Report 7.26.14

    Exciting times around the Film School this coming week. Join us for our 2014 screening of the MFA D2 films! Admission is free and tickets are not required. The screening starts at on Thursday, July 31, at 7pm at the Student Life Cinema theater on campus.Then the MFA Thesis film afternoon screening will be on Saturday, August 2nd! The screenings starts at 2pm at the Ruby DiamondAuditorium. Admission is free and tickets are not required. this screening will be:Only For Forever ShrinkThe LifestyleLast Children Gnome and Garden My Girl RoseBreak Free Alienated Heyln Springs Lust in TranslationAnd then the MFA Thesis film evening screening on Saturday, August 2nd. The screenings starts at 8pm at the Ruby Diamond Auditorium.Admission is free and tickets are not required. are:Whatever We Want To BeA Blind ManRuby WooHop Skotch the Funk Dumpling ApalachicolaDanteFathers & DaughtersFrom Jack Flynn (BFA 03) “I’m really proud of the work we did for True Detective which was nominated for what seems like a ton of Emmys including an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction. I was the construction buyer, and couldn’t be happier to have been part of the wonderful Art Department team we had. I’ve done a lot of features, including a few gems that I’m really proud of, but True Detective was a totally different experience, and it feels really good to work so hard on something so well received. Right now I’m at the end of our preproduction period for NCIS: New Orleans which is ramping up fast and currently slated for 13 episodes.”From Lexa Payne (BFA 12) “Coming up on a year and a half in LA and things are going great! A bunch of FSU Alums just worked together on a variety show pilot hosted by Lance Bass and sponsored by General Motors. GM's write up can be found here: http://www.drivethedistrict.com/2014/07/21/watch-lance-bass- new-talk-show/ Shane Spiegel (BFA 11) co-wrote and co- produced the pilot, shot by Carissa Dorson (BFA 11) with additional camera help from Will Sampson, (BFA 09) Ed Raines (BFA 11) Idan Menin (BFA 12), and myself. It was edited at United Front Design, where Michael Felker (BFA 10) and I handled post for the project. Here's hoping it gets picked up for broadcast!”Congratulations to Andie McMahon (BFA 12) who is the new set decoration assistant for Orange is the New Black!!!From Lee Carlisle (MFA Writing 09) “I just started as writers PA for the sixth season of NCIS: Los Angeles where I'll be working with story editor Andrew Bartels (MFA '08) among others. It's a good group, many of whom I met while working on another CBS Studios show last year (King & Maxwell) so I'm really looking forward to being with them for the upcoming season! “I’m very sorry to tell you that Fred Salancy, Assistant Dean of Fine Arts Development overseeing fund raising activities for the College of Motion Picture Arts (The Film School) and the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, will be leaving the film school and FSU the first week in August. Fred has been a valued addition to all our development efforts. His enthusiasm for the film school and its alumni is contagious and has brought in many new friends and supporters. Fred’s next endeavor will be as the Vice President of Advancement at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL where he will oversee fundraising, alumni relations and communications. He’s been a great friend and trusted colleague and we are going to miss him!From C.J. Julian (MFA 01) “After 10 years in production filmmaking and 5 years at EFILM Imaging Science, my wife (Jessica Mazzer, MFA 2002) and I decided we missed the rain and headed back to Florida. I now work at Ringling College of Art and Design (along side Sena Amengor, MFA 2003) as a full time faculty member in their film program, teaching film production, cinematography and screenwriting. Though I miss LA (particularly the hiking) and the friends left behind, this has been a great move. Ringling is a great, young program on the rise and I get to spend my spare time building acoustic guitars, banjos and ukuleles, and writing.”From Tony Zequia (BFA 95) “I have just signed a significant high end Visual FX company as a client who is looking to get in to producing original content. The idea is to find something high concept and low-”ish" budget that the company can leverage their FX ability to be able to produce at a price. The idea is to find something that could be the next Chronicle, SAW, Alien, Terminator, etc.. We are not specific about what we are looking for except that whatever genre it is that it be something FX heavy, and of course, not too expensive (I.e. not Lord of the Rings.) This post not only goes out to your aspiring screenwriters of course, but also to alumni who are at production companies that have such scripts in their libraries and might be looking for a co-venture of some sort with us. Anyone interested in the details can reach me directly via e-mail at tony@super- visionent.com.”From Jaye Davidson (MFA 10): Film School Alumni Event in ATL: Taco Thursday, 7:30 PM, The Highlander in Atlanta, GA.”From Matthew McCarthy (BFA 01) “This fall, I will be moving to Phnom Penh Cambodia. Recently, I accepted an offer from the United Nations to join the Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a mid-level attorney on the judges' staff. Several former leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime (whose alleged atrocities are portrayed in the 1984 film The Killing Fields) will soon be tried on several charges for crimes against humanity, including genocide and persecution. I will be there for at least a year. I am currently in Seattle, having completed three years of practice as a trial attorney, first with the county prosecutor,   then with a mid-sized civil defense firm. I previously worked with the UN from 2009 to 2011 as a junior attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. I am very eager for a new chapter in life, new adventures, and new challenges. If anyone is passing through the region, please let me know (seattlite.matt@gmail.com).From Michael Culyba (MFA 98) “The Emmy nominated film which I edited, Running from Crazy, will be re-aired on the OWN network August 4 at 6:30 PM!”From Rachel Stephens (BFA11) “I've been writing and editing my feature screenplay since Claudia's screenwriting class and am actually in pre-production with it right now. I had a soft start a few weeks ago- I'm filming little things here and there while I gather resources for the more expensive and technical scenes toward the end. And a few FSU Film alum from my class are working on it too. So far, J. Michael Vargas is my Director of Photography and Briana Frapart is Casting Director. They've been such a great help! (And I'm sure we'll round up a few more from the FSU family as we get further into production). I make updates almost everyday about it on an Instagram account I created called Alaska_the_movie so that my friends and family, along with any outsiders, can watch the ultra-low- budget process unfold day by day. Here's a link to it: Instagram.com/alaska_the_movieThink you have what it takes to be the next great director? Project Greenlight submissions are now open. Submit your film at http://www.projectgreenlight.com/ or on our Facebook app: http://itsh.bo/1nF7437I'm Rachel King, an aspiring film student who hopes to learn at FSU. I am trying to locate a film school graduate that could be my mentor for my high school senior project, which is to be the production of at least one short film. I've scoured my town for anyone with education and experience in the field, but came up empty handed. So I'm wondering if you know of anyone in or around the Atlanta area that might be willing to help me out. I'm located in Columbus, GA, so that would probably be the most convenient city, as it is a relatively short drive, but I would be grateful to find anyone nearby. The requirement  for my senior project is that I spend at least 100 hours working on it, and at least 20 of those hours must be with a mentor. Some of these hours can probably be logged online, though, if that is most convenient. I plan to write, cast, shoot, and edit the film, and would need assistance in each of those stages. Please contact me if you would be willing to consider helping me out: racheltheawesome13@gmail.comFrom Nikki Groton (BFA 11) “Bad Hat Harry Productions (“House,” The Usual Suspects, X-Men franchise) seeks motivated, hard- working interns for the Fall Semester of 2014. Intern responsibilities include assisting with office duties, script coverage, answering phones, and data entry. This is an unpaid internship: you must receive school credit and please, only upper-level undergraduates or graduates should apply. Must be web savvy, know Microsoft Office, and have a strong interest in film and television. Minimum commitment of 2 full days a week. Email cover letter & resume to Nikki - reception@badhatharry.com”FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – July 24, 2014Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, August 22-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.sidewalkfest.com.A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, August 14- 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollyshorts.com.Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):Unveiled (BFA Thesis 2012 Courtney Harmstone) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Fest in July. More information to follow. For more information about this festival, go to www.hollisjean.wix.com.Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for   screening at Fester the Mindf*ck Festival in downtown Los Angeles in July. For more information about this monthly screening series, go to http://fester.laCootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest), July 17-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://indyfilmfest.org.Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe) was selected for screening at the Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, California, July 18-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.brainwashm.com/2014/06/855/.Pedro Pan (MFA Thesis 2013 Andrea Puente) and Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected to screen at the Riverside International Film Festival, July 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to http://riversidefilm.org.The Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) and Theoretical Crisis (MFA D2 Stephanie Williams) were selected for screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org.Little Africa (MFA Thesis 2013 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Stony Brook Festival in New York, July 17-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com.A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) was selected for screening at the Las Vegas Film Festival, July 30 – August 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.lvff.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and The Brewmaster (MFA Thesis 2012 Mark Mulcahy) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 14-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Crypticon Kansas City, August 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.crypticonkansascity.com/filmfest/.  Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, August 21- 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.capcitybff.com.Small Talk (MFA Thesis 2013 Peter LeVake), A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard), Signal (BFA Thesis 2013 Peter Davis) Goldtooth (BFA Thesis 2012 Lauren Brinkman), Nether Region (MFA D1 2013 Brian Knight) and A New Leaf (MFA Thesis 2013 Clinton Cornwell) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, August 29-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the 1 Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot in Seattle, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://bumbershoot.org/.Not a Single Word (BFA Thesis 2013 Cody Holland), Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle), Sovereignty for the Shoemaker (MFA D2 2013 Elizabeth Fletcher), Boome & Slade (BFA Thesis 2013 Eric Jaffe), Life of Zoozle (BFA F1 2013 Chloe Lind) were selected for screening at Dragon Con in Atlanta, August 29 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to http://filmfest.dragoncon.org/.The Surreal and the Self (BFA Documentary 2013 Jon Sams) was selected for screening at Docutah in St. George, Utah, September 2- 6. For more information about this festival, go to www.docutah.com.Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was invited to screen at the Milwaukee Film Festival, September 5 – October 9. For more information about this festival, go to mkefilm.org.Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) were selected for screening at the Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, September 5-8. For more information about this festival, go to http://fearandfantasy.com.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited to screen at the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, Washington in September/October. For more information about this festival, go to tcif3.com.Nigga, Nigga, Nigga! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was invited to screen at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://gcuff.org/.Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was accepted for screening at the BolderLife Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, October 13-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bolderlifefestival.com/.TeppanDead (MFA D2 2011 Hillary Lavin) was voted into the Top Ten in the Shorts Category in the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase, live online May 1-14. Now it has moved on to the judging. Nominations for the final awards ceremony will be in November. For more information about this competition, go tohttps://www.americanonlinefilmawards.org/.Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was invited for screening at Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival of the Fantastic in Saint- Philippe, France in the second half of February, 2015. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivalmemepaspeur.com.-- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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