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    Meryl Warren posted a blog post

    Warren Report 5/30/13

    Studio System News has identified Adele Romanski (BFA 04) as one of ten Up and Coming Producers!  “Romanski started out associate producing short films, and in 2010, she produced Katie Aselton’s Sundance favorite The Freebie staring Aselton and Dax Shepard as a husband and wife who agree to sleep with someone else for one night—a situation that ends in catastrophe. She also produced David Robert Mitchell’s Cannes debut The Myth of the American Sleepover, distributed by Sundance Selects, a fantastic teen drama about a group of high school students celebrating the last night of summer. The film’s performances and the feeling of authenticity are quite impressive. Then Romanski and Aselton re-teamed for the thriller Black Rock, directed by Aselton and starring Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth, and acquired by LD Distribution. Next up, she’s re-teaming with Mitchell for Ella Walks the Beach, a romantic drama about a single woman traversing a California beach. Judging by what Romanski and Mitchell accomplished with The Myth of the American Sleepover, it’s likely this seemingly simple story will pack a surprising and unexpected punch, and the same goes for Romanski herself as she pursues future projects.” Ali Bell (BFA 99) is in Cleveland, OH this summer producing Draft Day starring Kevin Costner.  Log line:  The General Manager of the Cleveland Browns struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team. From David Saint (MFA  09)  “I have a sketch group that performs around LA, Karla and I launched an improvised YouTube show called Gringo and Me, and I'm developing a couple pilots.   Here's the link to the YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/gringoandme “ From Lee Carlisle (MFA W 09)  “King & Maxwell premiers Monday, June 10th @ 10:00 on TNT. It's a fun little show staring Jon Tenney, Rebecca Romijn and Ryan Hurst and is based on the book series by David Baldacci. I worked as the post production coordinator on the pilot and then switched departments and have been working as the writers PA on the first season - it's been great so far and we're looking forward to seeing it on the air! You can check out some promos on TNT's website (http://www.tntdrama.com/series/king-and-maxwell/) and the show's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KingAndMaxwell) and watch it Mondays @10:00 over the summer!          Unrelated: I know some people looking for a teleprompter operator in the San Francisco area (either with their own gear or able to rent) for a one day shoot in Mountain View. If anyone's interested or knows somebody who would be interested I can put them in touch. “ From Brandi Bradburn Holland (MFA 99)  “Dan edited a pilot this year, "Killer Women,"that got greenlit for mid season, although he will be back editing for a full season on Parenthood next year. I'm still teaching at UCLA film school once a year, my show has a full order for next season and I'll be directing at least one episode! On top of that, Warner Brothers created a Directing Workshop this year and invited me to be in the inaugural class. I'm in workshops over the summer, and then the studio will be actively working toward getting me hired to direct on all the shows shooting on the Warner Brothers lot from then on. Kids are all doing amazing things, and we are feeling so fortunate. It's been a good year at the Holland home.” Sabrina Reisinger, past executive asisstant to dean Frank Patterson (2006-2012) has been on an almost year long personal sabbatical of moving to Asheville, doing yoga teacher training, traveling to Cuba, and having a lot of time to just do nothing.  After having considered moving to Peru but deciding not to put the cats through that she is settling in Asheville as the Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs at her undergraduate alma mater Warren Wilson College, a small private work college of about 800 students nestled in the Appalachian mountains with a "300 acre farm and an organic garden, 600 acres of forest, 25 miles of hiking trails, numerous cows, pigs, and a few bears."  Come visit if you are in the area!Akil DuPont's (MFA 10) latest short film, "Silhouettes" - a fairy tale romance about a painter who sees the world through silhouettes will be premiering on:   Sat. June 8th, 2013 – 3pm (Encore Screening at 5:15pm)
FSU Student Life Center
942 Learning Way Tallahassee, FL 32306
FREE Admission (Donations accepted)  A Red Carpet Event! “I had the pleasure of working with a multitude of current film students from the BFA & MFA programs and they were essential in the production of this film! Ting (MFA '13) is one of the hardest workers that I have ever seen! This will be the followup to my 18x award-winning thesis film "Underground". For more information, you can go to www.DuPontProductions.com/upcoming.html “ “Hey, everyone, the MFA Screenwriters met and exceeded our Kickstarter goal. Thank you so much for all your help throughout the campaign. Whether you donated $1, $50 or spread the word about us - we appreciate your support because we couldn't have succeeded without you. We are now in the script development phase and will soon be casting. We are excited to put our work on its feet. Hope to see you at the Shocase August 2!” Do you want hands-on and resume-building experience planning and organizing the north Florida region's largest contemporary film and music festival? The Tallahassee Film Festival is looking for volunteers to help in many different areas of expertise. Contact Chris Faupel atinfo@tallahasseefilmfestival.com or (850) 445-0322 for more details.  From Leslie Vincent:  “I'm looking for a roommate to share my Studio City townhouse/condo beginning in the middle of July or 1st of August (my roommate of 6 yrs is moving to NYC). Great safe location, large tri-level apartment w/ underground garage. I work freelance in live television/live event production (mostly in post) and would like to find someone ideally in their 30's who is mature, fun, tidy, and with their party days fondly in their rearview mirror - but still enjoys grilling out now and then with a few friends.  With the exception of the bedroom avail, the apartment is fully furnished.  New roommate's share of rent is $850 + half utilities/directv/internet.  While I'd prefer a female, I've had great male roommates in the past and will consider it again if the right (tidy/mature/non-fraternity-house) guy came along!  :)   Please email if you know of anyone interested!  leslievincent1@mac.com” This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" with Free Admission Today at 5 PM (Memorial Day)!
• This Week's Gathr Film - May 28 - "100 Bloody Acres"
• Opening This Friday, May 31 - "A Place at the Table"
• "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" - With Special Guest Speaker Richard Travis - This Saturday, June 1
• Next Gathr Film - Tuesday, June 4th - "The Attack"
• Coming Friday, June 7 and Sunday, June 9 - "Wagner and Me" 
• Free Anniversary Showing Coming Saturday, June 8 - "The Sting"”   For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com No Warren Reports for the next couple of weeks while we are in South America.  Send me lots of information to share when I get back!  FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – May 30, 2013 Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) and Titanadon vs. MechaMantis (BFA Thesis 2012 Adam Ruckersfeldt) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont) was invited to screen at the Inaugural Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) in Mona, Jamaica, June 23-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://greateraugusttownfilmproject.com/film_festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) is a finalist in the inaugural Fatality Fear Fest Filmmaking Competition in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will screen June 9. For more information about this competition, go to www.fatalityfest.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at Dances with Films in Los Angeles, May 30 – June 6. For more information about this festival, go to danceswithfilms.com. Marilyn’s End (MFA D1 2012 Dana Fytelson) was selected for screening at Fears for Queers in Dallas on June 2. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.doabloodbath.com/. Two Old Nuts (MFA D2 2012 Spencer Lenzie) was invited to screen at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16 – June 9, as part of the Best of NFFTY sidebar. For more information about this festival, go to www.siff.net. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) and The Rebel Prince (MFA D2 2012 Fabian Davis) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 13-16. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. 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. Two Old Nuts (MFA D2 2012 Spencer Lenzie) was selected for screening at the Laugh or Die Comedy Festival in Chicago,June 7-9. For more information about this festival, go to http://laughordiecomedyfest.com. Viral (BFA Documentary 2011 Dustin Waldman/Rakan Shaker) was selected for screening at NewFilmmakers NY, June 12. For more information about this series, go to www.newfilmmakers.com. Granted (MFA Thesis 2012 Cait Shull) and A Rainy Day on Main Street (MFA D2 2011 Cait Shull) were selected for screening at the Hyart Film Festival in Lovell, Montana, June 20-22. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.lovellinc.org/downtown.html. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 18-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. VI (MFA Thesis 2012 Gerrad Wilson) was selected for screening at Visionfest in New York City, June 26-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.visionfest.com. Haze (MFA D2 2012 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, August 6-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.mvaaff.com. The Rebel Prince (MFA D2 2012 Fabian Davis), Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and Granted (MFA Thesis 2012 Cait Shull) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Ocoee, Florida, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. 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 (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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    Meryl Warren's blog post was featured

    Warren Report 5/30/13

    Studio System News has identified Adele Romanski (BFA 04) as one of ten Up and Coming Producers!  “Romanski started out associate producing short films, and in 2010, she produced Katie Aselton’s Sundance favorite The Freebie staring Aselton and Dax Shepard as a husband and wife who agree to sleep with someone else for one night—a situation that ends in catastrophe. She also produced David Robert Mitchell’s Cannes debut The Myth of the American Sleepover, distributed by Sundance Selects, a fantastic teen drama about a group of high school students celebrating the last night of summer. The film’s performances and the feeling of authenticity are quite impressive. Then Romanski and Aselton re-teamed for the thriller Black Rock, directed by Aselton and starring Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth, and acquired by LD Distribution. Next up, she’s re-teaming with Mitchell for Ella Walks the Beach, a romantic drama about a single woman traversing a California beach. Judging by what Romanski and Mitchell accomplished with The Myth of the American Sleepover, it’s likely this seemingly simple story will pack a surprising and unexpected punch, and the same goes for Romanski herself as she pursues future projects.” Ali Bell (BFA 99) is in Cleveland, OH this summer producing Draft Day starring Kevin Costner.  Log line:  The General Manager of the Cleveland Browns struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team. From David Saint (MFA  09)  “I have a sketch group that performs around LA, Karla and I launched an improvised YouTube show called Gringo and Me, and I'm developing a couple pilots.   Here's the link to the YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/gringoandme “ From Lee Carlisle (MFA W 09)  “King & Maxwell premiers Monday, June 10th @ 10:00 on TNT. It's a fun little show staring Jon Tenney, Rebecca Romijn and Ryan Hurst and is based on the book series by David Baldacci. I worked as the post production coordinator on the pilot and then switched departments and have been working as the writers PA on the first season - it's been great so far and we're looking forward to seeing it on the air! You can check out some promos on TNT's website (http://www.tntdrama.com/series/king-and-maxwell/) and the show's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KingAndMaxwell) and watch it Mondays @10:00 over the summer!          Unrelated: I know some people looking for a teleprompter operator in the San Francisco area (either with their own gear or able to rent) for a one day shoot in Mountain View. If anyone's interested or knows somebody who would be interested I can put them in touch. “ From Brandi Bradburn Holland (MFA 99)  “Dan edited a pilot this year, "Killer Women,"that got greenlit for mid season, although he will be back editing for a full season on Parenthood next year. I'm still teaching at UCLA film school once a year, my show has a full order for next season and I'll be directing at least one episode! On top of that, Warner Brothers created a Directing Workshop this year and invited me to be in the inaugural class. I'm in workshops over the summer, and then the studio will be actively working toward getting me hired to direct on all the shows shooting on the Warner Brothers lot from then on. Kids are all doing amazing things, and we are feeling so fortunate. It's been a good year at the Holland home.” Sabrina Reisinger, past executive asisstant to dean Frank Patterson (2006-2012) has been on an almost year long personal sabbatical of moving to Asheville, doing yoga teacher training, traveling to Cuba, and having a lot of time to just do nothing.  After having considered moving to Peru but deciding not to put the cats through that she is settling in Asheville as the Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs at her undergraduate alma mater Warren Wilson College, a small private work college of about 800 students nestled in the Appalachian mountains with a "300 acre farm and an organic garden, 600 acres of forest, 25 miles of hiking trails, numerous cows, pigs, and a few bears."  Come visit if you are in the area!Akil DuPont's (MFA 10) latest short film, "Silhouettes" - a fairy tale romance about a painter who sees the world through silhouettes will be premiering on:   Sat. June 8th, 2013 – 3pm (Encore Screening at 5:15pm)
FSU Student Life Center
942 Learning Way Tallahassee, FL 32306
FREE Admission (Donations accepted)  A Red Carpet Event! “I had the pleasure of working with a multitude of current film students from the BFA & MFA programs and they were essential in the production of this film! Ting (MFA '13) is one of the hardest workers that I have ever seen! This will be the followup to my 18x award-winning thesis film "Underground". For more information, you can go to www.DuPontProductions.com/upcoming.html “ “Hey, everyone, the MFA Screenwriters met and exceeded our Kickstarter goal. Thank you so much for all your help throughout the campaign. Whether you donated $1, $50 or spread the word about us - we appreciate your support because we couldn't have succeeded without you. We are now in the script development phase and will soon be casting. We are excited to put our work on its feet. Hope to see you at the Shocase August 2!” Do you want hands-on and resume-building experience planning and organizing the north Florida region's largest contemporary film and music festival? The Tallahassee Film Festival is looking for volunteers to help in many different areas of expertise. Contact Chris Faupel atinfo@tallahasseefilmfestival.com or (850) 445-0322 for more details.  From Leslie Vincent:  “I'm looking for a roommate to share my Studio City townhouse/condo beginning in the middle of July or 1st of August (my roommate of 6 yrs is moving to NYC). Great safe location, large tri-level apartment w/ underground garage. I work freelance in live television/live event production (mostly in post) and would like to find someone ideally in their 30's who is mature, fun, tidy, and with their party days fondly in their rearview mirror - but still enjoys grilling out now and then with a few friends.  With the exception of the bedroom avail, the apartment is fully furnished.  New roommate's share of rent is $850 + half utilities/directv/internet.  While I'd prefer a female, I've had great male roommates in the past and will consider it again if the right (tidy/mature/non-fraternity-house) guy came along!  :)   Please email if you know of anyone interested!  leslievincent1@mac.com” This week with the Tallahassee Film Society:  “• "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" with Free Admission Today at 5 PM (Memorial Day)!
• This Week's Gathr Film - May 28 - "100 Bloody Acres"
• Opening This Friday, May 31 - "A Place at the Table"
• "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" - With Special Guest Speaker Richard Travis - This Saturday, June 1
• Next Gathr Film - Tuesday, June 4th - "The Attack"
• Coming Friday, June 7 and Sunday, June 9 - "Wagner and Me" 
• Free Anniversary Showing Coming Saturday, June 8 - "The Sting"”   For complete information go to tallahasseefilms.com No Warren Reports for the next couple of weeks while we are in South America.  Send me lots of information to share when I get back!  FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – May 30, 2013 Karl of the Future (BFA Thesis 2012 Nick Reinhard) and Titanadon vs. MechaMantis (BFA Thesis 2012 Adam Ruckersfeldt) were selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, August 15-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencon.com. Underground (MFA Thesis 2010 Akil DuPont) was invited to screen at the Inaugural Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) in Mona, Jamaica, June 23-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://greateraugusttownfilmproject.com/film_festival. Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) is a finalist in the inaugural Fatality Fear Fest Filmmaking Competition in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will screen June 9. For more information about this competition, go to www.fatalityfest.com.  Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):  Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at Dances with Films in Los Angeles, May 30 – June 6. For more information about this festival, go to danceswithfilms.com. Marilyn’s End (MFA D1 2012 Dana Fytelson) was selected for screening at Fears for Queers in Dallas on June 2. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.doabloodbath.com/. Two Old Nuts (MFA D2 2012 Spencer Lenzie) was invited to screen at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16 – June 9, as part of the Best of NFFTY sidebar. For more information about this festival, go to www.siff.net. Nigga, Nigga, NIGGA! (MFA Thesis 2012 Michael Blevins) and The Rebel Prince (MFA D2 2012 Fabian Davis) were selected for screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 13-16. For more information about this festival, go to www.sfbff.org. 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. Two Old Nuts (MFA D2 2012 Spencer Lenzie) was selected for screening at the Laugh or Die Comedy Festival in Chicago,June 7-9. For more information about this festival, go to http://laughordiecomedyfest.com. Viral (BFA Documentary 2011 Dustin Waldman/Rakan Shaker) was selected for screening at NewFilmmakers NY, June 12. For more information about this series, go to www.newfilmmakers.com. Granted (MFA Thesis 2012 Cait Shull) and A Rainy Day on Main Street (MFA D2 2011 Cait Shull) were selected for screening at the Hyart Film Festival in Lovell, Montana, June 20-22. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.lovellinc.org/downtown.html. Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, June 18-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.psfilmfest.org. VI (MFA Thesis 2012 Gerrad Wilson) was selected for screening at Visionfest in New York City, June 26-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.visionfest.com. Haze (MFA D2 2012 Curtis Adair) was selected for screening at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, August 6-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.mvaaff.com. The Rebel Prince (MFA D2 2012 Fabian Davis), Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) and Granted (MFA Thesis 2012 Cait Shull) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Ocoee, Florida, August 30 – September 1. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com. 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 (www.radcon.org); Crypticon Film Fest in Seattle in May (www.crypticonseattle.com). -- Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni            College of Motion Picture ArtsA3100 University Center, Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL 32306-2350888 644 7728 x215;  850 644 2626 faxmwarren@film.fsu.edufilm.fsu.eduSee More

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