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    And the winner is... Oscar night! Hollywood's most anticipated evening of red carpet glamour and cinematic accolades. Join The Film School for our sixth annual fundraiser "Oscar Night at Hotel Duval" Sunday, February 24th at 7:30pm.  35 General Admission. Go to www.tickets.fsu.edu, or https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?clientID=fsu&group=nopah&prod=film, or call 850.644.0453  Also featuring a VIP Red Carpet Reception http://film.fsu.edu/News/Top-Stories/Oscar-Night-at-Hotel-Duval Did any of you work on any of the Oscar nominated films?  FSU is wanting to do an article on Film School alums who had some connection with Oscar nominated films.  We’d like to know that too!  Send me an email, giving us the name of the film and your position.  Do it NOW! Congratulations to Barry Jenkins (BFA 03) who just received a $50,000 United Artists film grant!!!!  Go to http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Barry-Jenkins-films-get-financial-boost-4164894.php to read a great article, including a super picture of Barry, from the San Francisco Chronicle. From Najaa Young (MFA 04 )  “Check out the Website and Trailer Www.bloodfirstthemovie.com  "Blood First"  Written and Directed by Najaa Young (MFA '04)  Director of Photography Ana Foy (MFA '04)  “Blood First,” chronicles the lives of two brothers, O and Rico, who eventually follow their father’s footsteps into the dangerous drug trade. When the brothers learn that one of their associates has decided to cooperate with a federal investigation they must decide whether to run, fight the charges in the legal system or cooperate with the investigation by naming others they’ve had dealings with. The film’s non-linear storytelling fluidly mixes the past with the present as audiences experience what events occurred in their lives to make these men who they are in the present.  The film will be released in Spring 2013.  From Glenn Kaufmann (MFA 97) On Saturday February 2, my full-length theatrical script Back From Boston is being read as part of the New Writing program at Dublin's New Theatre in Temple Bar.  The script tells the story of a young Boston couple who emigrate ‘back’ to Dublin and must deal with the complexities of starting over in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland along with a host of issues from the family's past.  Details at -  http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=19&gi_sn=50e5842134caa|1 Valerie Scoon’s film “Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict“ has been selected for screening in the 21st Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), February 7-18, 2013 which will take place in Los Angeles at the new all digital RAVE Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza! "Paul Cohen, Executive Director of the Torchlight Program, and his assistant, Courtney Harmstone, a recent FSU film grad, are attending Sundance this year from the 17th to the 23rd of January, and would love the opportunity to meet up with former FSU graduates!  You can reach Paul Cohen through his email, paulcohenfilm@gmail.com, or through his assistant, Courtney Harmstone, at pcasstcourtney@gmail.com or 843-637-7535." From Justin Ross (MFA 07)  “ I just wanted to submit a shameless plug for TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, of which I'm the Associate Producer.  The show opened nationally last weekend, and has been a labor of love of mine for the past year and a half.  We're taking a lot of risks with this one, which I'm confident that the public, and hopefully FSU alumni, will respond to.” From Mike Felker (BFA  10) “This past month I've been working with Slamdance Film Festival on a five part mockumentary web series "Modern Imbecile's Idiot's Guide to Making Movies For Dummies". The series follows independent filmmaker Wallace Cotten as he tackles the laborious process of making a movie with two most outlandish action movie stars in all of Eurasia, Don and Lizardman. Each episode tackles a certain aspect of filmmaking from casting the movie all the way to submitting the final product to Slamdance. This web series has been a fun way to promote the Slamdance Film Festival (a festival for filmmakers by filmmakers) which runs from January 18th-24th in Park City, Utah. My part was Co-Director with FSU Theater alum Ben Hethcoat ('10) and Editor for all five parts. I've had the honor in collaborating with Slamdance alums Todd Berger (The Scenesters, It's A Disaster), Doug Manley (Modern Imbecile's Planet World) and Kevin Brennan (It's A Disaster, The Vacationeers) all who act as the three leads in the series. Guest stars include Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), Jeff Grace (It's A Disaster), and Shaye Troha (Holiday Road). The first three episodes have premiered on Movieline.com (with great write-ups in the links below), and have been hits on Break.com and Youtube (Over 20K views each for the first two episodes). Episode 1: Castinghttp://movieline.com/2012/12/20/slamdance-modern-imbeciles-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-casting/Episode 2: Directinghttp://movieline.com/2012/12/27/slamdance-modern-imbeciles-idiots-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-episode-2-directing/#utm_campaign=homepage&utm_source=maincolumn&utm_medium=carousel&utm_content=slot1Episode 3: Actinghttp://movieline.com/2013/01/03/modern-imbeciles-idiots-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-episode-3-acting-slamdance/#utm_campaign=homepage&utm_source=maincolumn&utm_medium=carousel&utm_content=slot1 Episode 4 and 5 will premiere in the next two weeks leading up to Slamdance. Please watch and share with your friends and family. It's a little raunchy but it's very funny and tons of fun to make! “My name is Adam Johns (BFA '06) and my brother Andy Johns and I have been working together on the board of a new film festival in the southeast. Its called the Lookout Wild Film Festival and we are actively looking for submissions. This festival is a niche festival for films having to do with the great outdoors, adventure sports, and anything else WILD! So if you think that your film is a good fit send it our way; I'll include a list of links at the bottom of this message. Let's talk a little bit more about the festival. Our mission is to showcase wild places and the people they inspire by screening and showing films. Our film festival is scheduled for March 22-24 in Downtown Chattanooga, Tenn. The idea came from my brother discovering some common ground between he and I when he started enjoying and looking for more outdoor films. While there are a number of thriving outdoor film festivals in the West, no such festivals exist in the East. We believe the LWFF can fill a niche immediately as a regionally significant festival and eventually grow into a nationally important outdoor film festival. We are in the process of placing an open call for films that fit our plan for the festival. We plan to have a good variety of films that match our mission of showcasing wild places and the people they inspire. While the final selections will not be made until February, we anticipate a mix of topics including outdoor activities, exploration, conservation, nature, wildlife, action sports, survival and outdoor personalities. Eventually, we hope to be able to focus more and more on films from the Eastern and Southeastern United States (like FSU!) This is a big undertaking for my brother and I, and I hope you'll submit your films. We have discounted our already low rates for students and I would love to see a strong FSU presence at this festival. Thank you for your time and go Noles!  Like us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/LookoutWildFilmFestival?fref=tsWithout-a-boxhttps://www.withoutabox.com/login/11890More infohttp://lookoutfilmfestival.org/ From Daniel Hankins (MFA 12)  “Happy new year, everybody. I am happy to be able to report that, at the end of my internship three weeks ago, the production company I was with hired me full time, and I begin on January 7th. I think it's going to be a very exciting year. I honestly don't think you need to "know anyone" before coming out here. You just need to be willing to take the leap and put in the time and effort- the UTA list really does work; that's how I found my internship. Brenda helped me with my resume, and I just used a cover letter template that was reported to be "awesome" that I found online. I also thought I would share how to roll a call; it's super simple: The phone rings and you pick up, and it's somebody wanting to talk to your boss, who is out of the office. Get their name, put them on hold, pick up another line, and dial your boss's cell phone. Tell your boss who it is, and if he wants to talk to the caller, hit "conference" on the key pad. Done . I also wanted to say that any of you who has plans to come out here to LA is welcome to crash at my place while you look for a place of your own.” An article by Dean Emeritus Ray Fielding appears in the current issue of  ‘Media Ethics.’  Published in print and online, the magazine is read principally by print and television journalists, government officials, media commentators and researchers.  It can be accessed on the Internet at Mediaethicsmagazine.com/ From David Roesner (MFA  92)  “Mostly to Recently-Graduated BFAs, but also anyone else who might be taking a truck from Florida to LA.  I have a couple small boxes stored with family in the Orlando area and would love to get them to LA if possible, but they are not worth shipping and no one is traveling this way any time soon.  If anyone is moving from Florida to LA and might have a little spare room in the back of a U-Haul, I'd love to talk to you about bringing them out.  Please email me if you can help.  rezdave@filmmaker.com” I'm Beverly Sebastian, former Film Producer under contract to Paramount Pictures until I retired and moved to Central Florida.  I am now the CEO of a national non-profit organization, The National Greyhound Foundation that rescues retired racing greyhounds, rehabilitates incarcerated men and women and trains greyhounds for Veteran Service Dogs.   We are having a HAWGSand DAWGS Motorcycle event, Saturday, Jan 19th starting at the Harley-Davidson Ocala store with signup and ending up at Harley Davidson-Crystal River.  Our last feature film for Paramount Pictures, was RUNNING COOL and the proceeds from that film have been donated to this cause.     We are shooting a Virtual Run documentary on the event and are in need of several cameramen or women to work with us on the DVD.  They need to have their own cameras.  If anyone has a head camera mount they would be of help.     We are shooting Mimi Digital DVD format and  editing on an Apple Editing System.  We can also use SD cards.  We will be filming both at the Ocala signup, during the motorcycle run and also at the Crystal River event.   This is a non-profit event so we need to get as many volunteer people to work with us.  They can work on different phases of the event from filming through editing.  This will be a great experience for them and a good example of their work.  Please contact Ferd at 352-212-5878 or Beverly at 352-212-5878. Thank you for your help.  You can check out the event at www.hawgsanddawgs.com, or our programs at www.giveasecondchance.com or www.purpleheartgreyhounds.org Sundance Institute Requests Applicants for Creative Producing Fellowship (Deadline: February 8)   The Sundance Institute is accepting applications from emerging film producers for their Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab. Six producers will be selected for the one-year fellowship. Candidates must have produced at least one short or feature-length narrative or documentary film but no more than two narrative features. Visit here for more info.http://www.sundance.org/programs/creative-producing-fellowship-and-lab/ This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• "Swan Lake" - This Thursday and Sunday, January 10 and 13!
• "Facing the Storm" - This Friday, January 11
• "Company" Holds Over Again - Sunday, January 13!
• "The Great Escape" 50th Anniversary Showing - This Saturday Night, January 12
• "A Royal Affair" Holds Over This Weekend!
• Coming Friday, January 18 - "Hava Nagila"”  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com Am heading to Biloxi this weekend with some gambling friends – send me lucky vibes! FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 10, 2013  The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was invited to screen at the Little Terrors Short Film Event, a monthly horror screening series in Toronto, Canada on January 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.littleterrorsfestival.com. Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) was invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Crushed (MFA D2 2012 Paola Ariza) was selected for screening at the Enzian Theater FilmSlam in Orlando, January 13 at 1pm. For more information about this event, go to http://www.enzian.org/festivals/filmslam/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) was invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.    See More

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    And the winner is... Oscar night! Hollywood's most anticipated evening of red carpet glamour and cinematic accolades. Join The Film School for our sixth annual fundraiser "Oscar Night at Hotel Duval" Sunday, February 24th at 7:30pm.  35 General Admission. Go to www.tickets.fsu.edu, or https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?clientID=fsu&group=nopah&prod=film, or call 850.644.0453  Also featuring a VIP Red Carpet Reception http://film.fsu.edu/News/Top-Stories/Oscar-Night-at-Hotel-Duval Did any of you work on any of the Oscar nominated films?  FSU is wanting to do an article on Film School alums who had some connection with Oscar nominated films.  We’d like to know that too!  Send me an email, giving us the name of the film and your position.  Do it NOW! Congratulations to Barry Jenkins (BFA 03) who just received a $50,000 United Artists film grant!!!!  Go to http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Barry-Jenkins-films-get-financial-boost-4164894.php to read a great article, including a super picture of Barry, from the San Francisco Chronicle. From Najaa Young (MFA 04 )  “Check out the Website and Trailer Www.bloodfirstthemovie.com  "Blood First"  Written and Directed by Najaa Young (MFA '04)  Director of Photography Ana Foy (MFA '04)  “Blood First,” chronicles the lives of two brothers, O and Rico, who eventually follow their father’s footsteps into the dangerous drug trade. When the brothers learn that one of their associates has decided to cooperate with a federal investigation they must decide whether to run, fight the charges in the legal system or cooperate with the investigation by naming others they’ve had dealings with. The film’s non-linear storytelling fluidly mixes the past with the present as audiences experience what events occurred in their lives to make these men who they are in the present.  The film will be released in Spring 2013.  From Glenn Kaufmann (MFA 97) On Saturday February 2, my full-length theatrical script Back From Boston is being read as part of the New Writing program at Dublin's New Theatre in Temple Bar.  The script tells the story of a young Boston couple who emigrate ‘back’ to Dublin and must deal with the complexities of starting over in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland along with a host of issues from the family's past.  Details at -  http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=19&gi_sn=50e5842134caa|1 Valerie Scoon’s film “Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict“ has been selected for screening in the 21st Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), February 7-18, 2013 which will take place in Los Angeles at the new all digital RAVE Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza! "Paul Cohen, Executive Director of the Torchlight Program, and his assistant, Courtney Harmstone, a recent FSU film grad, are attending Sundance this year from the 17th to the 23rd of January, and would love the opportunity to meet up with former FSU graduates!  You can reach Paul Cohen through his email, paulcohenfilm@gmail.com, or through his assistant, Courtney Harmstone, at pcasstcourtney@gmail.com or 843-637-7535." From Justin Ross (MFA 07)  “ I just wanted to submit a shameless plug for TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, of which I'm the Associate Producer.  The show opened nationally last weekend, and has been a labor of love of mine for the past year and a half.  We're taking a lot of risks with this one, which I'm confident that the public, and hopefully FSU alumni, will respond to.” From Mike Felker (BFA  10) “This past month I've been working with Slamdance Film Festival on a five part mockumentary web series "Modern Imbecile's Idiot's Guide to Making Movies For Dummies". The series follows independent filmmaker Wallace Cotten as he tackles the laborious process of making a movie with two most outlandish action movie stars in all of Eurasia, Don and Lizardman. Each episode tackles a certain aspect of filmmaking from casting the movie all the way to submitting the final product to Slamdance. This web series has been a fun way to promote the Slamdance Film Festival (a festival for filmmakers by filmmakers) which runs from January 18th-24th in Park City, Utah. My part was Co-Director with FSU Theater alum Ben Hethcoat ('10) and Editor for all five parts. I've had the honor in collaborating with Slamdance alums Todd Berger (The Scenesters, It's A Disaster), Doug Manley (Modern Imbecile's Planet World) and Kevin Brennan (It's A Disaster, The Vacationeers) all who act as the three leads in the series. Guest stars include Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), Jeff Grace (It's A Disaster), and Shaye Troha (Holiday Road). The first three episodes have premiered on Movieline.com (with great write-ups in the links below), and have been hits on Break.com and Youtube (Over 20K views each for the first two episodes). Episode 1: Castinghttp://movieline.com/2012/12/20/slamdance-modern-imbeciles-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-casting/Episode 2: Directinghttp://movieline.com/2012/12/27/slamdance-modern-imbeciles-idiots-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-episode-2-directing/#utm_campaign=homepage&utm_source=maincolumn&utm_medium=carousel&utm_content=slot1Episode 3: Actinghttp://movieline.com/2013/01/03/modern-imbeciles-idiots-guide-to-making-movies-for-dummies-episode-3-acting-slamdance/#utm_campaign=homepage&utm_source=maincolumn&utm_medium=carousel&utm_content=slot1 Episode 4 and 5 will premiere in the next two weeks leading up to Slamdance. Please watch and share with your friends and family. It's a little raunchy but it's very funny and tons of fun to make! “My name is Adam Johns (BFA '06) and my brother Andy Johns and I have been working together on the board of a new film festival in the southeast. Its called the Lookout Wild Film Festival and we are actively looking for submissions. This festival is a niche festival for films having to do with the great outdoors, adventure sports, and anything else WILD! So if you think that your film is a good fit send it our way; I'll include a list of links at the bottom of this message. Let's talk a little bit more about the festival. Our mission is to showcase wild places and the people they inspire by screening and showing films. Our film festival is scheduled for March 22-24 in Downtown Chattanooga, Tenn. The idea came from my brother discovering some common ground between he and I when he started enjoying and looking for more outdoor films. While there are a number of thriving outdoor film festivals in the West, no such festivals exist in the East. We believe the LWFF can fill a niche immediately as a regionally significant festival and eventually grow into a nationally important outdoor film festival. We are in the process of placing an open call for films that fit our plan for the festival. We plan to have a good variety of films that match our mission of showcasing wild places and the people they inspire. While the final selections will not be made until February, we anticipate a mix of topics including outdoor activities, exploration, conservation, nature, wildlife, action sports, survival and outdoor personalities. Eventually, we hope to be able to focus more and more on films from the Eastern and Southeastern United States (like FSU!) This is a big undertaking for my brother and I, and I hope you'll submit your films. We have discounted our already low rates for students and I would love to see a strong FSU presence at this festival. Thank you for your time and go Noles!  Like us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/LookoutWildFilmFestival?fref=tsWithout-a-boxhttps://www.withoutabox.com/login/11890More infohttp://lookoutfilmfestival.org/ From Daniel Hankins (MFA 12)  “Happy new year, everybody. I am happy to be able to report that, at the end of my internship three weeks ago, the production company I was with hired me full time, and I begin on January 7th. I think it's going to be a very exciting year. I honestly don't think you need to "know anyone" before coming out here. You just need to be willing to take the leap and put in the time and effort- the UTA list really does work; that's how I found my internship. Brenda helped me with my resume, and I just used a cover letter template that was reported to be "awesome" that I found online. I also thought I would share how to roll a call; it's super simple: The phone rings and you pick up, and it's somebody wanting to talk to your boss, who is out of the office. Get their name, put them on hold, pick up another line, and dial your boss's cell phone. Tell your boss who it is, and if he wants to talk to the caller, hit "conference" on the key pad. Done . I also wanted to say that any of you who has plans to come out here to LA is welcome to crash at my place while you look for a place of your own.” An article by Dean Emeritus Ray Fielding appears in the current issue of  ‘Media Ethics.’  Published in print and online, the magazine is read principally by print and television journalists, government officials, media commentators and researchers.  It can be accessed on the Internet at Mediaethicsmagazine.com/ From David Roesner (MFA  92)  “Mostly to Recently-Graduated BFAs, but also anyone else who might be taking a truck from Florida to LA.  I have a couple small boxes stored with family in the Orlando area and would love to get them to LA if possible, but they are not worth shipping and no one is traveling this way any time soon.  If anyone is moving from Florida to LA and might have a little spare room in the back of a U-Haul, I'd love to talk to you about bringing them out.  Please email me if you can help.  rezdave@filmmaker.com” I'm Beverly Sebastian, former Film Producer under contract to Paramount Pictures until I retired and moved to Central Florida.  I am now the CEO of a national non-profit organization, The National Greyhound Foundation that rescues retired racing greyhounds, rehabilitates incarcerated men and women and trains greyhounds for Veteran Service Dogs.   We are having a HAWGSand DAWGS Motorcycle event, Saturday, Jan 19th starting at the Harley-Davidson Ocala store with signup and ending up at Harley Davidson-Crystal River.  Our last feature film for Paramount Pictures, was RUNNING COOL and the proceeds from that film have been donated to this cause.     We are shooting a Virtual Run documentary on the event and are in need of several cameramen or women to work with us on the DVD.  They need to have their own cameras.  If anyone has a head camera mount they would be of help.     We are shooting Mimi Digital DVD format and  editing on an Apple Editing System.  We can also use SD cards.  We will be filming both at the Ocala signup, during the motorcycle run and also at the Crystal River event.   This is a non-profit event so we need to get as many volunteer people to work with us.  They can work on different phases of the event from filming through editing.  This will be a great experience for them and a good example of their work.  Please contact Ferd at 352-212-5878 or Beverly at 352-212-5878. Thank you for your help.  You can check out the event at www.hawgsanddawgs.com, or our programs at www.giveasecondchance.com or www.purpleheartgreyhounds.org Sundance Institute Requests Applicants for Creative Producing Fellowship (Deadline: February 8)   The Sundance Institute is accepting applications from emerging film producers for their Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab. Six producers will be selected for the one-year fellowship. Candidates must have produced at least one short or feature-length narrative or documentary film but no more than two narrative features. Visit here for more info.http://www.sundance.org/programs/creative-producing-fellowship-and-lab/ This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• "Swan Lake" - This Thursday and Sunday, January 10 and 13!
• "Facing the Storm" - This Friday, January 11
• "Company" Holds Over Again - Sunday, January 13!
• "The Great Escape" 50th Anniversary Showing - This Saturday Night, January 12
• "A Royal Affair" Holds Over This Weekend!
• Coming Friday, January 18 - "Hava Nagila"”  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com Am heading to Biloxi this weekend with some gambling friends – send me lucky vibes! FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 10, 2013  The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was invited to screen at the Little Terrors Short Film Event, a monthly horror screening series in Toronto, Canada on January 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.littleterrorsfestival.com. Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) was invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Crushed (MFA D2 2012 Paola Ariza) was selected for screening at the Enzian Theater FilmSlam in Orlando, January 13 at 1pm. For more information about this event, go to http://www.enzian.org/festivals/filmslam/. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) was invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.    See More

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     Thanks to the members of our Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council, who spend a huge amount of time  assessing the films selected by our faculty for consideration for screening at our Los Angeles, we have a program.   Following is a list of films in screening order,  and their  writer/directors: Cootie Contagion, Josh Smooha BFA 12At the End, Jason Whitmore, MFA 12Goldtooth , Lauren Brinkman, BFA 12911, Andrew Fairbank, MFA 12Star-Crossed, Katie Aldworth, BFA 12Runaway Renn, Zach Johnson, BFA 12Badass Brock, Eric Davis, MFA 12Killer Kart, James Feeney, MFA 12 From Eunice Chen (MFA 09)  “As mentioned last time, I was the Key PA/Interpreter of Rigging Grip Department on Life of Pi, which was shot 90% in Taiwan in 2011. The movie was released in both the States and Taiwan on Nov. 21, 2012 and it did super well on the box office. Why I know about the numbers? Because I'm working as an Executive Assistant to Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Taiwan Branch right now, it's been almost an year and a half. Ang Lee came back to Taiwan last November with the leading actor - Suraj Sharma for a talent tour and the whole Fox Taiwan team worked like 15 hours a day for a whole month prior to his arrival. Gratefully, the movie did awesome in Taiwan. It was the NO.1 title of Ang Lee's film ever, NO.2 title of 2012 trailing after The Avengers and NO.3 title of Fox All Time in Taiwan (after Avatar and Titanic). I still keep in touch with the other crew members and we celebrated hard (on Facebook) on Oscar nomination morning. Everyone was so excited for the outstanding 11 nominations. It was a great great experience working on this movie and that morning was the closest Oscar moment of my life so far! :)” From Jeffrey Lerner (MFA  94)  “Nice to get some props from Entertainment Weekly for the Die Hard 25th: Anniversary Blu-ray I produced coming out on January 29th. Special thanks to Derek, Matt and Lauren and the rest of our talented BCP folks!:  Check out the article at http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20665303,00.html From Brook Durham (BFA 94)  “My latest Syfy Original “Tasmanian Devils,” premieres Saturday January 19th @ 9 PM -http://www.syfy.com/movies/tasmanian_devils  The trailer for “Tasmanian Devils” is at   http://vimeo.com/57426280   It’s about a group of daredevils who set out to BASE JUMP in a remote area of Tasmania, only to find themselves stranded and fighting for their lives against grizzly bear-sized Tasmanian Devils.  The cast includes Danica McKellar, Kenneth Mitchell, Mike Dopud, Roger R. Cross, Apolo Ohno, Rekha Sharma, and Terry Chen.  I look forward to your review of the movie if you get a chance to watch. Anyone who is interested can find me on Twitter, my ID is @brookdurham. There will be “Live Tweeting” during the West Coast Premiere. #hashtag #TasmanianDevils.  I also wanted to note the interesting fact that the film’s director, Zach Lipovsky, was among the final five contestants from "On The Lot", alongside winner and FSU Film School Alumnus Will Bigham (MFA  04).  From Alex Durham (BFA 06)  “I recently found out I've been nominated for an ACE Eddie award for my work on Deadliest Catch. The Eddies recognize outstanding editing in nine categories in film, TV, and docs.The 63nd Annual Eddie Awards will be held on February 16, at the Beverly Hilton and the nominees include some of the biggest names in our field, from Walter Murch to Michael Kahn. Steven Spielberg will also be honored with the Golden Eddie at the ceremony. For me, It will be an honor just to sit in the same room as those guys.” Our MFA Class of 2013 is hard at work on their thesis films, and they've set up a Kickstarter campaign to increase their funding. Check out their great video, and give some money while you're at it. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1793622651/fsu-film-school-mfa-thesis-2013?ref=live From Ian Weir (MFA 07)  After working hard on this video for the last two months I'm so happy to finally share it with friends. This is my first music video off my upcoming electronic comedy dance album "Catch the Gold". I hope you guys check it out and dig it. Watch in HD! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDj9kPcYc1w From Arturo Yepez (MFA  07)  “I want to share an article from Variety that talks about the Ecuadorian film industry development http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118064547/#.UPHugrwzUgc.mailto. FSU Film professor Dr. Claudia Johnson's critically acclaimed documentary The Other Side of Silence screens this Saturday on the FSU campus.  Seehttp://movies.fsu.edu/Upcoming-Movies/The-Black-Student-Union-Film-Festival Palm Beach State College and Florida State University will hold an open casting call for undergraduate films.  When: Saturday, January 26, 2013  Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus Humanities Building4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461
(South-western most building, on the corner of 6th Avenue and Congress)   Needed: Actors 14+, to act in independent, student films. Previous experience not needed. Those auditioning will be asked to choose and read from selected script sides, lines do not need to be memorized. Participants may supply a headshot or one will be taken on the premises. Each audition will be recorded and files made available for PBSC Motion Picture Arts and FSU Animation and Digital Arts students to utilize when casting their upcoming films. Depending on participation, the audition process should only take thirty minutes.  For more information contact Rose Espittia at 561 835 – 4215 or via email at respittia@fsu.edu.“In December, we reached out to you about the #DontFrackNY video contest sponsored by Artists Against Fracking, an anti-fracking coalition of more than 200 celebrities led by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. The contest deadline has officially been extended to Jan. 30, allowing your alumni more time to use their talents to create quality videos (an excellent addition to any portfolio) before the new year’s workload gets too heavy.  Two contest winners will enjoy lunch with Yoko and Sean in New York City, and one video will be featured as a 30-second TV ad in the NYC and Albany media markets. I’ve attached a promotional flyer with more information that you can share with students or post around campus. All entries must be submitted by Jan. 30., so visit the Artists Against Fracking website for more contest details.” “The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 Internship Program – over 40 paid, eight-week summer opportunities in Los Angeles.  APPLY NOW!
  Visit our website at http://www.emmysfoundation.org/internship-programs for more information. The postmark deadline is March 15, 2013.”   These are great internships – don’t miss this deadline.Webinar: Introduction to Fundraising For Your Film
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Raising money for an independent film is not easy. But with patience and determination you can do it. This webinar will provide fundraising tips and strategies for filmmakers to increase funding and support. We'll talk about how to identify funding and cultivate donors for film projects. Webinar led by Scarlett Shepard. Cost:$25. Use special discount code: film40 and Receive $5 off registration. Space is limited. For more information and to register: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E952DD85854F38

Here's more information about me:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/scarlettshepard
 From Kathy Barber (BFA  97)  ASLC Director:  “This Saturday, Jan. 19th, at 4 PM, the FSU Black Student Union Film Festival will screen films in the Askew Student Life Center Student Life Cinema. Films by FSU Film School faculty and alumni will be featured. Titles include Claudia Johnson's documentary The Other Side of Silence, Akil Dupont's award-winning short Underground, and Michael Blevins' short Nigga…Nigga…Nigga. “ This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Opening This Friday, January 18 - "Hava Nagila"
• Oscar Nominee "A Royal Affair" - Holds Over Monday, January 21!
• "Company's" Final Showing - Monday, January 21 at 1:30 PM
• Coming Friday, January 25 - "Ballplayer Pelotero." 
• Coming Saturday, January 26 for Two Days Only - "The Waiting Room!" “
  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com  FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 17, 2013 Crushed (MFA D2 2012 Paola Ariza) won Second Place at the Enzian Theater FilmSlam in Orlando, January 13 at 1pm. For more information about this event, go to http://www.enzian.org/festivals/filmslam/. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was invited to screen at the Little Terrors Short Film Event, a monthly horror screening series in Toronto, Canada on January 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.littleterrorsfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International FilmFestival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.-- 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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     Thanks to the members of our Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council, who spend a huge amount of time  assessing the films selected by our faculty for consideration for screening at our Los Angeles, we have a program.   Following is a list of films in screening order,  and their  writer/directors: Cootie Contagion, Josh Smooha BFA 12At the End, Jason Whitmore, MFA 12Goldtooth , Lauren Brinkman, BFA 12911, Andrew Fairbank, MFA 12Star-Crossed, Katie Aldworth, BFA 12Runaway Renn, Zach Johnson, BFA 12Badass Brock, Eric Davis, MFA 12Killer Kart, James Feeney, MFA 12 From Eunice Chen (MFA 09)  “As mentioned last time, I was the Key PA/Interpreter of Rigging Grip Department on Life of Pi, which was shot 90% in Taiwan in 2011. The movie was released in both the States and Taiwan on Nov. 21, 2012 and it did super well on the box office. Why I know about the numbers? Because I'm working as an Executive Assistant to Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Taiwan Branch right now, it's been almost an year and a half. Ang Lee came back to Taiwan last November with the leading actor - Suraj Sharma for a talent tour and the whole Fox Taiwan team worked like 15 hours a day for a whole month prior to his arrival. Gratefully, the movie did awesome in Taiwan. It was the NO.1 title of Ang Lee's film ever, NO.2 title of 2012 trailing after The Avengers and NO.3 title of Fox All Time in Taiwan (after Avatar and Titanic). I still keep in touch with the other crew members and we celebrated hard (on Facebook) on Oscar nomination morning. Everyone was so excited for the outstanding 11 nominations. It was a great great experience working on this movie and that morning was the closest Oscar moment of my life so far! :)” From Jeffrey Lerner (MFA  94)  “Nice to get some props from Entertainment Weekly for the Die Hard 25th: Anniversary Blu-ray I produced coming out on January 29th. Special thanks to Derek, Matt and Lauren and the rest of our talented BCP folks!:  Check out the article at http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20665303,00.html From Brook Durham (BFA 94)  “My latest Syfy Original “Tasmanian Devils,” premieres Saturday January 19th @ 9 PM -http://www.syfy.com/movies/tasmanian_devils  The trailer for “Tasmanian Devils” is at   http://vimeo.com/57426280   It’s about a group of daredevils who set out to BASE JUMP in a remote area of Tasmania, only to find themselves stranded and fighting for their lives against grizzly bear-sized Tasmanian Devils.  The cast includes Danica McKellar, Kenneth Mitchell, Mike Dopud, Roger R. Cross, Apolo Ohno, Rekha Sharma, and Terry Chen.  I look forward to your review of the movie if you get a chance to watch. Anyone who is interested can find me on Twitter, my ID is @brookdurham. There will be “Live Tweeting” during the West Coast Premiere. #hashtag #TasmanianDevils.  I also wanted to note the interesting fact that the film’s director, Zach Lipovsky, was among the final five contestants from "On The Lot", alongside winner and FSU Film School Alumnus Will Bigham (MFA  04).  From Alex Durham (BFA 06)  “I recently found out I've been nominated for an ACE Eddie award for my work on Deadliest Catch. The Eddies recognize outstanding editing in nine categories in film, TV, and docs.The 63nd Annual Eddie Awards will be held on February 16, at the Beverly Hilton and the nominees include some of the biggest names in our field, from Walter Murch to Michael Kahn. Steven Spielberg will also be honored with the Golden Eddie at the ceremony. For me, It will be an honor just to sit in the same room as those guys.” Our MFA Class of 2013 is hard at work on their thesis films, and they've set up a Kickstarter campaign to increase their funding. Check out their great video, and give some money while you're at it. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1793622651/fsu-film-school-mfa-thesis-2013?ref=live From Ian Weir (MFA 07)  After working hard on this video for the last two months I'm so happy to finally share it with friends. This is my first music video off my upcoming electronic comedy dance album "Catch the Gold". I hope you guys check it out and dig it. Watch in HD! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDj9kPcYc1w From Arturo Yepez (MFA  07)  “I want to share an article from Variety that talks about the Ecuadorian film industry development http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118064547/#.UPHugrwzUgc.mailto. FSU Film professor Dr. Claudia Johnson's critically acclaimed documentary The Other Side of Silence screens this Saturday on the FSU campus.  Seehttp://movies.fsu.edu/Upcoming-Movies/The-Black-Student-Union-Film-Festival Palm Beach State College and Florida State University will hold an open casting call for undergraduate films.  When: Saturday, January 26, 2013  Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus Humanities Building4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461
(South-western most building, on the corner of 6th Avenue and Congress)   Needed: Actors 14+, to act in independent, student films. Previous experience not needed. Those auditioning will be asked to choose and read from selected script sides, lines do not need to be memorized. Participants may supply a headshot or one will be taken on the premises. Each audition will be recorded and files made available for PBSC Motion Picture Arts and FSU Animation and Digital Arts students to utilize when casting their upcoming films. Depending on participation, the audition process should only take thirty minutes.  For more information contact Rose Espittia at 561 835 – 4215 or via email at respittia@fsu.edu.“In December, we reached out to you about the #DontFrackNY video contest sponsored by Artists Against Fracking, an anti-fracking coalition of more than 200 celebrities led by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. The contest deadline has officially been extended to Jan. 30, allowing your alumni more time to use their talents to create quality videos (an excellent addition to any portfolio) before the new year’s workload gets too heavy.  Two contest winners will enjoy lunch with Yoko and Sean in New York City, and one video will be featured as a 30-second TV ad in the NYC and Albany media markets. I’ve attached a promotional flyer with more information that you can share with students or post around campus. All entries must be submitted by Jan. 30., so visit the Artists Against Fracking website for more contest details.” “The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 Internship Program – over 40 paid, eight-week summer opportunities in Los Angeles.  APPLY NOW!
  Visit our website at http://www.emmysfoundation.org/internship-programs for more information. The postmark deadline is March 15, 2013.”   These are great internships – don’t miss this deadline.Webinar: Introduction to Fundraising For Your Film
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Raising money for an independent film is not easy. But with patience and determination you can do it. This webinar will provide fundraising tips and strategies for filmmakers to increase funding and support. We'll talk about how to identify funding and cultivate donors for film projects. Webinar led by Scarlett Shepard. Cost:$25. Use special discount code: film40 and Receive $5 off registration. Space is limited. For more information and to register: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E952DD85854F38

Here's more information about me:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/scarlettshepard
 From Kathy Barber (BFA  97)  ASLC Director:  “This Saturday, Jan. 19th, at 4 PM, the FSU Black Student Union Film Festival will screen films in the Askew Student Life Center Student Life Cinema. Films by FSU Film School faculty and alumni will be featured. Titles include Claudia Johnson's documentary The Other Side of Silence, Akil Dupont's award-winning short Underground, and Michael Blevins' short Nigga…Nigga…Nigga. “ This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Opening This Friday, January 18 - "Hava Nagila"
• Oscar Nominee "A Royal Affair" - Holds Over Monday, January 21!
• "Company's" Final Showing - Monday, January 21 at 1:30 PM
• Coming Friday, January 25 - "Ballplayer Pelotero." 
• Coming Saturday, January 26 for Two Days Only - "The Waiting Room!" “
  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com  FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 17, 2013 Crushed (MFA D2 2012 Paola Ariza) won Second Place at the Enzian Theater FilmSlam in Orlando, January 13 at 1pm. For more information about this event, go to http://www.enzian.org/festivals/filmslam/. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was invited to screen at the Little Terrors Short Film Event, a monthly horror screening series in Toronto, Canada on January 23. For more information about this festival, go to www.littleterrorsfestival.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International FilmFestival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.-- 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 Madeline Eberhard (BFA 10)  “In the fall of 2011 I worked as a camera PA on Silver Linings Playbook. Very excited to see it nominated for so many categories. It was a stellar experience and I learned a lot. Here's a quote from the Economist , "For a film to be nominated in all those categories—or even simply in all four acting categories—you have to go back more than three decades to Warren Beatty’s “Reds”, an epic about the Russian revolution stuffed with big Hollywood names. For a small, if beautifully executed, film, that’s a lot of honour. It sits well with a pretty discerning set of nominations across the board."http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/academy-awards  And it was a small film. Shot in two months, mostly in Philly suburbs, all on streadicam or handheld and the actors worked hard! Camera team was running right along side. It was an honor to see those performances up close. And I hope this film inspires all...” From Matthew O’Brien (MFA 08)  “Wanted to share a link to a short film I worked on with my very good friend and fellow University of Illinois Theatre Department alum, Nicholas Militello. It's a sci-fi action short called The Sphere -- shot entirely in Los Angeles.  www.thespheremovie.com  Nicholas conceived the story, designed all of the alien spacecraft, directed the film and did 85% of the post-production visual effects and editing. I helped Nick take all of his story ideas and work them into a screenplay.  I know the Film School has made some significant inroads with regards to visual effects and visual effects education, and this is a good example of how talented VFX artists with a talent for directing can make a low-budget short film with a big budget feel. Obviously Nick spent hundreds of hours working on this, for which he wasn't compensated, but it goes to show that mixing some guerrilla-style filmmaking (all of the shots of LA (minus the stock aerial footage) were done with the two of us driving around downtown LA at 6 a.m. on weekend mornings with car mounts for our DSLRs) with true location shoots (which is where the expense of filming comes in (insurance, crew, etc.)) can really pay off.  The short has garnered over 130K plays on Vimeo, it was a Vimeo staff pick, a few film festivals have invited Nicholas to screen the film and he's currently taking meetings with managers who are very interested in representing him.  The Sphere was shot with Canon DSLRs (5D Mk II, 7D, 60D), edited in FCPX and over 100 visual effects shots were created using After Effects, Cinema 4D and Maya. From Jen Ligler (BFA 12)  “"To all of our Bay Area Alums! I wanted to write and introduce myself since I've just moved to Half Moon Bay. I'm excited to be joining you out on the West Coast as I pursue an internship with PDI/DreamWorks Animation in RedWood City. My email address is JLigler@yahoo.com - I would love to meet you all while I'm out here and get connected with you! See you soon!" From Arlene Kalem (BFA 11)  “I recently published my second novella "This Crazy Infection". If zombies, sexy androids and poetry sounds like a good time to you, read the book for free! The coupon code for a free digital copy is on my website: http://kaylim.webs.com/   Just follow the instructions under the "Special Promotion" heading. Thanks guys!” From Joey Daoud (BFA 08)  “I'm traveling to Juarez, Mexico tomorrow to shoot a documentary with Jessica LaRusso. www.angelsatwarmovie.com. It's about these teens that dress as angels to protest the violence from the cartels. “ From Kat Candler (FSU alum)  “You may have heard already, so I apologize if this is a repeat, but we premiered our short film Black Metal as part of a Sundance/YouTube initiative on the YouTube Sundance Screening Room. We premiere at the Sundance Festival in a few hours. My little knees are quivering.   For those of you not at the festival, we would love for you to check out the film on YouTube, if you haven't already. If you love it, please comment and "like", post on Facebook, pass along to your friends http://www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom  You can also check out the 11 other films featured on the site. There's some really good stuff.   To follow more of our adventures at Sundance check out our Sundance Blog for Rooftop Films. Follow us on twitter at @katcandler and @kellywilliams. “The American Cinematographers Society Breakfast Club  invitees you to breakfast with Amy Vincent!   Tuesday, January 29, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Join us for the first Breakfast Club session of the New Year! You
are invited to meet and mingle with a group of ASC cinematographers
over a light breakfast, followed by an interview
with one of their fellow ASC members and an audience Q&A.
This month’s program features Amy Vincent, ASC, whose credits
include Eve’s Bayou, Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan and
Footloose. Amy will screen selected scenes from her work and
discuss her creative approach.  Advance tickets are available in the ASC Online Store for $35 with a special discounted rate of $20 for Friends of the ASC.  Tickets are first-come, first serve; if seats are still available on the morning of the event, tickets will be sold at the door for $40.  Purchase tickets at www.theasc.com Full Sail University's Film Orlando, FL)  Bachelor of Science degree program is looking for an Assistant Course Director in Screenwriting.  Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Screenwriting, and have some real-world writing experience.  Job would be an on-campus position in Winter Park, FL.  To apply, contact Anne Watters, Program Director - Film, Full Sail University at awatters@fullsail.com A part-time OPS student projectionist position will be open beginning in February at the FSU Student Life Center's Student Life Cinema. The position requires previous 35mm projection experience.  Preference may be given to currently enrolled FSU students, however recent graduates may also apply. The position would required 12-15 hours per week and the ability to work at least one weekend evening and one weeknight evening. Qualified applicants may email Program Director Kathy Barber at ksbarber@fsu.edu for details or visit the FSU Employment site. The  job opening ID for the OPS Projection position is #35286.  Check out hdproguide.com, a new professional social networking site  through which to contact people and build your contact database. Using the site can put you in the spotlight, dramatically expand your professional network, and position you as an expert in your field of expertise, as well as introduce and market yourself, your company's new products, services and events. And, for icing on the cake they will be selecting from network members for featured articles in their magazines.Announce your business and professional Press and Updates.Broadcast and exhibit your reel, video projects, and vlogs.Meet influential people for work and partnership.Create a Page and promote your new projects
for funding and support.Announce, blog, and share your expertise and
build credibility by helping others.Promote your events and shows with the events features.Link to your personal or company website,
IMDB, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.Find Talent and Crew.Cultivate Relationships.Broadcast and exhibit Product Demonstration Videos. This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Oscar Nominee "A Royal Affair" - Holds Over Today at 5:00 PM!
• "Company's" Final Showing - Today at 1:30 PM
• Coming Friday, January 25 - "Ballplayer Pelotero" 
• Coming Saturday, January 26 for Two Days Only - "The Waiting Room!" 
For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 24, 2013 Historias (MFA Thesis 2011 Gloriana Fonseca Malavasi) and The Catalyst (BFA F3 2012 Rachel Pontbriand) were selected for screening at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, March 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected forscreening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at thefestival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F32012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen at the Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-CitiesInternational Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.-- 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 Madeline Eberhard (BFA 10)  “In the fall of 2011 I worked as a camera PA on Silver Linings Playbook. Very excited to see it nominated for so many categories. It was a stellar experience and I learned a lot. Here's a quote from the Economist , "For a film to be nominated in all those categories—or even simply in all four acting categories—you have to go back more than three decades to Warren Beatty’s “Reds”, an epic about the Russian revolution stuffed with big Hollywood names. For a small, if beautifully executed, film, that’s a lot of honour. It sits well with a pretty discerning set of nominations across the board."http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/academy-awards  And it was a small film. Shot in two months, mostly in Philly suburbs, all on streadicam or handheld and the actors worked hard! Camera team was running right along side. It was an honor to see those performances up close. And I hope this film inspires all...” From Matthew O’Brien (MFA 08)  “Wanted to share a link to a short film I worked on with my very good friend and fellow University of Illinois Theatre Department alum, Nicholas Militello. It's a sci-fi action short called The Sphere -- shot entirely in Los Angeles.  www.thespheremovie.com  Nicholas conceived the story, designed all of the alien spacecraft, directed the film and did 85% of the post-production visual effects and editing. I helped Nick take all of his story ideas and work them into a screenplay.  I know the Film School has made some significant inroads with regards to visual effects and visual effects education, and this is a good example of how talented VFX artists with a talent for directing can make a low-budget short film with a big budget feel. Obviously Nick spent hundreds of hours working on this, for which he wasn't compensated, but it goes to show that mixing some guerrilla-style filmmaking (all of the shots of LA (minus the stock aerial footage) were done with the two of us driving around downtown LA at 6 a.m. on weekend mornings with car mounts for our DSLRs) with true location shoots (which is where the expense of filming comes in (insurance, crew, etc.)) can really pay off.  The short has garnered over 130K plays on Vimeo, it was a Vimeo staff pick, a few film festivals have invited Nicholas to screen the film and he's currently taking meetings with managers who are very interested in representing him.  The Sphere was shot with Canon DSLRs (5D Mk II, 7D, 60D), edited in FCPX and over 100 visual effects shots were created using After Effects, Cinema 4D and Maya. From Jen Ligler (BFA 12)  “"To all of our Bay Area Alums! I wanted to write and introduce myself since I've just moved to Half Moon Bay. I'm excited to be joining you out on the West Coast as I pursue an internship with PDI/DreamWorks Animation in RedWood City. My email address is JLigler@yahoo.com - I would love to meet you all while I'm out here and get connected with you! See you soon!" From Arlene Kalem (BFA 11)  “I recently published my second novella "This Crazy Infection". If zombies, sexy androids and poetry sounds like a good time to you, read the book for free! The coupon code for a free digital copy is on my website: http://kaylim.webs.com/   Just follow the instructions under the "Special Promotion" heading. Thanks guys!” From Joey Daoud (BFA 08)  “I'm traveling to Juarez, Mexico tomorrow to shoot a documentary with Jessica LaRusso. www.angelsatwarmovie.com. It's about these teens that dress as angels to protest the violence from the cartels. “ From Kat Candler (FSU alum)  “You may have heard already, so I apologize if this is a repeat, but we premiered our short film Black Metal as part of a Sundance/YouTube initiative on the YouTube Sundance Screening Room. We premiere at the Sundance Festival in a few hours. My little knees are quivering.   For those of you not at the festival, we would love for you to check out the film on YouTube, if you haven't already. If you love it, please comment and "like", post on Facebook, pass along to your friends http://www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom  You can also check out the 11 other films featured on the site. There's some really good stuff.   To follow more of our adventures at Sundance check out our Sundance Blog for Rooftop Films. Follow us on twitter at @katcandler and @kellywilliams. “The American Cinematographers Society Breakfast Club  invitees you to breakfast with Amy Vincent!   Tuesday, January 29, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Join us for the first Breakfast Club session of the New Year! You
are invited to meet and mingle with a group of ASC cinematographers
over a light breakfast, followed by an interview
with one of their fellow ASC members and an audience Q&A.
This month’s program features Amy Vincent, ASC, whose credits
include Eve’s Bayou, Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan and
Footloose. Amy will screen selected scenes from her work and
discuss her creative approach.  Advance tickets are available in the ASC Online Store for $35 with a special discounted rate of $20 for Friends of the ASC.  Tickets are first-come, first serve; if seats are still available on the morning of the event, tickets will be sold at the door for $40.  Purchase tickets at www.theasc.com Full Sail University's Film Orlando, FL)  Bachelor of Science degree program is looking for an Assistant Course Director in Screenwriting.  Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Screenwriting, and have some real-world writing experience.  Job would be an on-campus position in Winter Park, FL.  To apply, contact Anne Watters, Program Director - Film, Full Sail University at awatters@fullsail.com A part-time OPS student projectionist position will be open beginning in February at the FSU Student Life Center's Student Life Cinema. The position requires previous 35mm projection experience.  Preference may be given to currently enrolled FSU students, however recent graduates may also apply. The position would required 12-15 hours per week and the ability to work at least one weekend evening and one weeknight evening. Qualified applicants may email Program Director Kathy Barber at ksbarber@fsu.edu for details or visit the FSU Employment site. The  job opening ID for the OPS Projection position is #35286.  Check out hdproguide.com, a new professional social networking site  through which to contact people and build your contact database. Using the site can put you in the spotlight, dramatically expand your professional network, and position you as an expert in your field of expertise, as well as introduce and market yourself, your company's new products, services and events. And, for icing on the cake they will be selecting from network members for featured articles in their magazines.Announce your business and professional Press and Updates.Broadcast and exhibit your reel, video projects, and vlogs.Meet influential people for work and partnership.Create a Page and promote your new projects
for funding and support.Announce, blog, and share your expertise and
build credibility by helping others.Promote your events and shows with the events features.Link to your personal or company website,
IMDB, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.Find Talent and Crew.Cultivate Relationships.Broadcast and exhibit Product Demonstration Videos. This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Oscar Nominee "A Royal Affair" - Holds Over Today at 5:00 PM!
• "Company's" Final Showing - Today at 1:30 PM
• Coming Friday, January 25 - "Ballplayer Pelotero" 
• Coming Saturday, January 26 for Two Days Only - "The Waiting Room!" 
For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 24, 2013 Historias (MFA Thesis 2011 Gloriana Fonseca Malavasi) and The Catalyst (BFA F3 2012 Rachel Pontbriand) were selected for screening at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, March 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney) was selected for screening at the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, January 23-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.festivusfilmfestival.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected forscreening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at thefestival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F32012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen at the Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-CitiesInternational Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au.-- 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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    Hoping to see lots of you at the Screening on Tuesday evening!   If you didn't respond to our Facebook Event Invitation, don't let that stop you from joining us for some wonderful films and great company!If you're in the LA area, and you got a notice that we had an award of yours, your award(s) are on their way to you. They are being driven across country by Eric Davis, one of our new MFA grads. He's going to bring them to the WGA screening next Tuesday evening and you can pick them up there. He's doing this out of the kindness of his heart, so buy the man a drink if you get a chance! If you can't make it to the screening, your trophies will be taken to Soapbox Films, 1015 West Isabel, Burbank CA 91506 where you can pick them up during business hours.   We're   sorry this isn't as convenient as having your award arrive in the mail. There were just so many, we didn't have the money or manpower to mail them all separately."GOTHICA," by Matt Lopez (BFA '93), has been picked up to pilot by ABC.  In addition to writing, Matt will executive produce alongside Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds").  Cameras roll on this supernatural drama in mid-March.   From Cherie Saulter (BFA  06)  “I just wanted to let you know that This is Martin Bonner won the the Best of NEXT Audience Award at Sundance! We're all super excited!” From Sylwia Dudzinska (MFA  09)  “The time has finally arrived! I've been placed on my final assignment of the Training Program. For my last 36 days I'll be working on Franklyn & Bash!” Have lots of BFA 12 alumni doing great internships this semester:  LA  Katie Aldworth, Stoopid BuddyLA Zach Johnson – SkydancerNY Christine Campagnola – Screen MediaSF Jen Ligler – Dreamworks AnnimationLA Katie Mackley – SoapboxLA Haley Manrique – LionsgateLA Nick Reinhard – Bandito ProductionsNY Cameron Bertron – Maven PicturesNY Pedro Vivas-Hernandez – Broadway Video PostLA Aaron Pagniano  - Scott Free and Darko EntrtainmentLA Jesse Zhu – PanavisionNY Rachel Pontbriand – Ghost Robot and Firelight Media From Alex Engel (BFA 07)  “The show I've been a story editor and writer on for the last year, ALIEN DAWN, will be premiering on Nicktoons, Friday, February 22 at 10PM.  We're the first Nick show filmed entirely on location in New York City, so please DVR us and check it out!  Our trailer:http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/clip/alien-dawn-trailer-february-22-promo.html “ LA Interns for Summer Semester:  “ Brillstein Entertainment Partners offers a ten-week summer internship program.  Brillstein Entertainment is one of the oldest and most established talent management and production companies.  We represent, among others, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Natalie Portman, Vin Diesel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Adams, David Spade, Ed O’Neill, Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Sevigny, Gary Sinise, Bill Maher, and Courteney Cox, and have produced the television shows The Sopranos, Just Shoot Me, NewsRadio, According to Jim, and Samantha Who? Current productions include Real Time with Bill Maher as well as other television pilots.   Interns will work with both executives and assistants in areas such as talent management, literary management, television production and motion picture development.  Interns will be trained on general office matters, reviewing tapes, reading scripts and interacting with office staff and clients.  Our unique program also includes planned field trips to meet top industry leaders in public relations, entertainment law, motion picture and television production, and agency representation.  Program highlights from past outings include meeting Jerry Bruckheimer, acclaimed television and movie producer; Richard Lovett of Creative Artists Agency, a top talent agency; Craig Jacobson, a top entertainment lawyer and Partner at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, L.L.P.; Greg Silverman, Executive V.P., Creative Development and Production at Warner Bros, and Howard Davine, Executive Vice President of ABC Studios.”  If you’d like complete information and the application form, send me an email and I’ll forward it to you. LAB 1.01: The Fundamentals of Cinematography 
TUES. FEB. 5
1pm - 4pm, Panavision, Hollywood

Hi everyone! I am hosting a special cinematography lab for filmmakers at Panavision on Tues. Feb. 5th. This lab is designed for DIY filmmakers, DSLR owners, producers and directors looking for a deeper understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of today's digital cinematography tools. Our instructor is Jay Holben, who is a long time contributor to American Cinematography Magazine, and the Technical Editor of DV Magazine. He is fantastic at breaking down, in plain terms, the creative and technical components and approaches to modern cinematography, and how to evaluate the wide range of cameras and gear. This is especially empowering information for documentary filmmakers who are shooting on their own, or looking to nurture their collaboration with their cinematographers.

All the details for Tuesday's lab is up at http://bit.ly/camlabfeb and the lab fee is only $35.00. 

This is the first in a six-part monthly series on cinematography we present with Panavision in Hollywood. REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/camlabfeb

Let me know if you have any questions! Kimberley B.
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Emerging Filmmakers  Program
seminars@hollywoodshorts.com This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Opening this Friday, February 1 - "In Another Country"
• Oscar Nominated Shorts Begin Two Week Run on Friday, February 8!
•”  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 31, 2013 KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) and Chillin with Her (BFA Documentary 2012 Michael Kefeyalew) were selected for screening at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, April 4-8. For more information about this festival, go to www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com. Gardenhead (BFA F3 2012 Cameron Bertron) was selected for screening at the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, March 28-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Peace at Home (BFA Thesis 2011 Avital Epstein) was selected for screening at the Phoenix Film Festival, April 4-11. For more information about this festival, go to http://phoenixfilmfestival.org.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Historias (MFA Thesis 2011 Gloriana Fonseca Malavasi) and The Catalyst (BFA F3 2012 Rachel Pontbriand) were selected for screening at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, March 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International FilmFestival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au. -- 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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    Hoping to see lots of you at the Screening on Tuesday evening!   If you didn't respond to our Facebook Event Invitation, don't let that stop you from joining us for some wonderful films and great company!If you're in the LA area, and you got a notice that we had an award of yours, your award(s) are on their way to you. They are being driven across country by Eric Davis, one of our new MFA grads. He's going to bring them to the WGA screening next Tuesday evening and you can pick them up there. He's doing this out of the kindness of his heart, so buy the man a drink if you get a chance! If you can't make it to the screening, your trophies will be taken to Soapbox Films, 1015 West Isabel, Burbank CA 91506 where you can pick them up during business hours.   We're   sorry this isn't as convenient as having your award arrive in the mail. There were just so many, we didn't have the money or manpower to mail them all separately."GOTHICA," by Matt Lopez (BFA '93), has been picked up to pilot by ABC.  In addition to writing, Matt will executive produce alongside Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds").  Cameras roll on this supernatural drama in mid-March.   From Cherie Saulter (BFA  06)  “I just wanted to let you know that This is Martin Bonner won the the Best of NEXT Audience Award at Sundance! We're all super excited!” From Sylwia Dudzinska (MFA  09)  “The time has finally arrived! I've been placed on my final assignment of the Training Program. For my last 36 days I'll be working on Franklyn & Bash!” Have lots of BFA 12 alumni doing great internships this semester:  LA  Katie Aldworth, Stoopid BuddyLA Zach Johnson – SkydancerNY Christine Campagnola – Screen MediaSF Jen Ligler – Dreamworks AnnimationLA Katie Mackley – SoapboxLA Haley Manrique – LionsgateLA Nick Reinhard – Bandito ProductionsNY Cameron Bertron – Maven PicturesNY Pedro Vivas-Hernandez – Broadway Video PostLA Aaron Pagniano  - Scott Free and Darko EntrtainmentLA Jesse Zhu – PanavisionNY Rachel Pontbriand – Ghost Robot and Firelight Media From Alex Engel (BFA 07)  “The show I've been a story editor and writer on for the last year, ALIEN DAWN, will be premiering on Nicktoons, Friday, February 22 at 10PM.  We're the first Nick show filmed entirely on location in New York City, so please DVR us and check it out!  Our trailer:http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/clip/alien-dawn-trailer-february-22-promo.html “ LA Interns for Summer Semester:  “ Brillstein Entertainment Partners offers a ten-week summer internship program.  Brillstein Entertainment is one of the oldest and most established talent management and production companies.  We represent, among others, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Natalie Portman, Vin Diesel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Adams, David Spade, Ed O’Neill, Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Sevigny, Gary Sinise, Bill Maher, and Courteney Cox, and have produced the television shows The Sopranos, Just Shoot Me, NewsRadio, According to Jim, and Samantha Who? Current productions include Real Time with Bill Maher as well as other television pilots.   Interns will work with both executives and assistants in areas such as talent management, literary management, television production and motion picture development.  Interns will be trained on general office matters, reviewing tapes, reading scripts and interacting with office staff and clients.  Our unique program also includes planned field trips to meet top industry leaders in public relations, entertainment law, motion picture and television production, and agency representation.  Program highlights from past outings include meeting Jerry Bruckheimer, acclaimed television and movie producer; Richard Lovett of Creative Artists Agency, a top talent agency; Craig Jacobson, a top entertainment lawyer and Partner at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, L.L.P.; Greg Silverman, Executive V.P., Creative Development and Production at Warner Bros, and Howard Davine, Executive Vice President of ABC Studios.”  If you’d like complete information and the application form, send me an email and I’ll forward it to you. LAB 1.01: The Fundamentals of Cinematography 
TUES. FEB. 5
1pm - 4pm, Panavision, Hollywood

Hi everyone! I am hosting a special cinematography lab for filmmakers at Panavision on Tues. Feb. 5th. This lab is designed for DIY filmmakers, DSLR owners, producers and directors looking for a deeper understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of today's digital cinematography tools. Our instructor is Jay Holben, who is a long time contributor to American Cinematography Magazine, and the Technical Editor of DV Magazine. He is fantastic at breaking down, in plain terms, the creative and technical components and approaches to modern cinematography, and how to evaluate the wide range of cameras and gear. This is especially empowering information for documentary filmmakers who are shooting on their own, or looking to nurture their collaboration with their cinematographers.

All the details for Tuesday's lab is up at http://bit.ly/camlabfeb and the lab fee is only $35.00. 

This is the first in a six-part monthly series on cinematography we present with Panavision in Hollywood. REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/camlabfeb

Let me know if you have any questions! Kimberley B.
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Emerging Filmmakers  Program
seminars@hollywoodshorts.com This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• Opening this Friday, February 1 - "In Another Country"
• Oscar Nominated Shorts Begin Two Week Run on Friday, February 8!
•”  For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – January 31, 2013 KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) and Chillin with Her (BFA Documentary 2012 Michael Kefeyalew) were selected for screening at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, April 4-8. For more information about this festival, go to www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com. Gardenhead (BFA F3 2012 Cameron Bertron) was selected for screening at the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, March 28-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Peace at Home (BFA Thesis 2011 Avital Epstein) was selected for screening at the Phoenix Film Festival, April 4-11. For more information about this festival, go to http://phoenixfilmfestival.org.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order): Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival, January 31 – February 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sdbff.com. Me & My Deadbeat Husband (MFA Thesis 2012 Deirdre Morales), Luz (BFA Thesis 2010 David Liz) were selected for screening at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada, February 6-9. For more information about this festival, go to www.damshortfilm.org. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) was selected for screening at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, February 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to http://athenafilmfestival.com. Our Rhineland (MFA Thesis 2011 Faren Humes) and The Collegians (MFA Thesis 2011 Bryan Lewis) were selected for screening at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles, February 7-18. Faculty member Valerie Scoon’s feature documentary Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict will also be screening at the festival. For more information about this festival, go to www.paff.org. The Handshake (MFA D2 2011 Danny Hankins), Watch Out for the Big Girl (MFA D2 2011 Michael Blevins), Irrational (BFA F3 2012 Holly Pearson), Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth), Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont), Waking Eloise (MFA Thesis 2010 Bobby Marinelli) and The Orphan (MFA D2 2011 Teresa Sutherland) were selected for screening at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, FL, February 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.loveyourshorts.com. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) was selected for screening at the ActNow New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival in Brooklyn, February 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.actnowproduction.org/film-festival. Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012 Eric Davis) was selected for screening at the Richmond International Film Festival, February 28 – March 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.richmondfilmfestival.com. Imminent Danger! (MFA Thesis 2011 Alana McNair) was invited to screen atthe Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 1-3. For more information about this event, go to www.emeraldcitycomicon.com. Historias (MFA Thesis 2011 Gloriana Fonseca Malavasi) and The Catalyst (BFA F3 2012 Rachel Pontbriand) were selected for screening at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, March 7-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org. Empty Sky (BFA Thesis 2011 Michael Vargas) was selected for screening at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 14-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bfi.org.uk/bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 James Feeney),The Winter (MFA Thesis 2012 Teresa Sutherland), Badass Brock (MFA Thesis 2012Eric Davis) and KLSTRDC (BFA Documentary 2012 Eric Jaffe/Dylan Hendrickson) were selected for screening at the Florida Film Festival in Orlando, April 5-14. For more information about this festival, go to www.enzian.org. Devoted to the Dark Side (BFA Documentary 2011 Adam Ruckersfeldt) was invited to screen at the following festivals in 2013:Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richland, WA in October (www.tcif3.com); LoneStarCon Film Fest in San Antonio in August (lonestarcon3.org); Radcon Film Fest in Pasco, WA in February (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). Knights of the Playground (MFA D2 2011 Josh Crute) and Out of Hand (BFA F3 2012 Katie Aldworth) were invited to screen at Little Big Shots International FilmFestival for Kids in Melbourne, Australia, in June. For more information about this festival, go to www.littlebigshots.com.au. -- 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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