March 21, 2012
Film site SeeFlik has announced the winners of its fall 2011 film competition. Grads of Chapman University and Arizona State helmed the honored shorts.
Chapman alum David Jibladze's drama "Beholden" was selected as Judges Choice by SeeFlik's panel, which included Michael London, Shane Black and Luis Guzman. Arizona State grad Ryan Steiner won the Fan's Favorite competition for his criminal drama "Cadet."
Jibladze also took home the best overall short film award, determined by a combination of judge and fan votes.
Each received a $7,500 cash prize, and Jibladze earned an additional $20,000 for taking the top prize. Prize also includes a meet in L.A. with Endeavor founding partner David Greenblatt.
The competition attracted reps from more than 80 colleges and universities. To qualify, filmmakers had to be current students or recent grads of an accredited film school. All legal U.S. residents will be eligible moving forward.
Site made the competing student-made shorts available through Comcast's Xfinity Web, mobile and on demand services.Read the full article at Variety.com.
March 7, 2012
The NYTVF is pleased to announce the following selections have been named finalists in the first-ever Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition and will advance to the network for consideration. A winner will be identified in the coming months and will receive $7,500 and a development deal with Comedy Central. Additionally, all twenty-five finalists will be invited to the 8th Annual New York Television Festival as Official Artists and enjoy exclusive opportunities available through NYTVF Connect.
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Created by: Brandon Klaus and Rachel Skidmore – Los Angeles, CA
March 6, 2012
Warner Bros has just given a green light to Hidden, a $10 million thriller that will begin production this summer. That film was acquired late last year, based on the 2011 Black List script by Matt and Ross Duffer, twin brothers who’ll direct the horror thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Lee, Middleton and Grey are producing with Mason Novick. Richard Zanuck also just joined the project as producer.Read the full article at deadline.com.
February 24, 2012
Every career begins with a first step. For many film makers the first step they will take is film school. While all film schools should give students access to cameras, editing, and sound equipment, not all will give a proper understanding of the theory and real world in which student will make their films. The following schools rank among some of the best film schools in the world for a reason, they produce people who produce movies.
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
This Orange County Mecca of film prides itself in a process that pairs up the different majors to create a movie together. This collaboration gives solid real world experience for it’s students. Allowing them to make projects in a form that simulates the studio film making system. On top of this Chapman is a young program so it’s students get the opportunity to be on the ground floor of what looks to become one of the nation’s best film programs.Read the full article at ScreenJunkies.com.
February 22, 2012
The Audio Publishers Association yesterday announced the contenders for
the 2012 Audie Awards. There were a record-breaking 1,250 nominees, and
new this year are a separation of the SF and Fantasy categories and the
Paranormal category, which was added as a special judges category last
year, is now permanent. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony
on June 5 at the New York Historical Society.
The selected list of nominees is as follows:
The Arthur Miller Collection, by Arthur Miller, Narrated by Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed O’Neill, Brian Cox and a full cast, L.A. Theatre Works
The Graduate, adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, Narrated by Bruce Davidson, John Getz, Jamison Jones, Devon Sorvari, Linda Purl, Matthew Rhys and Kathleen Turner, L.A. Theatre Works
I, Claudius, by Robert Graves, Narrated by Derek Jacobi, Tim McInnerny, Harriet Walter, AudioGO/BBC Audio
The Mark of Zorro, by Johnston McCulley and Yuri Rasovsky, Narrated by Val Kilmer and a full cast, Blackstone Audio
We’re Alive, by Kc Wayland, Narrated by a full cast, Blackstone Audio