[Film-bfad1] [Film-BFA1] [Warren Report] Warren Report 4.9.15

Warren, Meryl mwarren at fsu.edu
Thu Apr 9 17:41:49 EDT 2015


The number 2 and 6 best films of 2015 so far, according to the Criticwire Network are It Follows (David Robert Mitchell MFA 02)  and Spring, (Aaron Moorhead BFA 08) respectively!    http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-best-indie-movies-of-2015-so-far-according-to-the-criticwire-network-20150403?utm_source=iwDaily_newsletter&utm_medium=sailthru_newsletter    Interesting article on how It Follows opened at http://badassdigest.com/2015/04/01/tim-league-it-follows-is-not-a-flop/

>From Catherine Hurd (MFA  94)  "Zuccotti Park" was one of six finalists in the Venus Adonis NYC Theater Festival, and won "Best Director" and  second place for "Best Play," out of 48 entries. It broke all box office records for the history of the festival, mostly through word of mouth, since we did not have a publicist.  It also came out as top musical.  The following link is a review of all the finalists from Stage  Buddy:   http://stagebuddy.com/reviews/review-venusadonis-festival-2015   Our review from Stage Buddy: "In the spirit of productions like Rent and Hair, Zuccotti Park is a welcome addition to the musical that cares. As you walk into the theater, you are bombarded with a cornucopia of guitar-wielding and protest sign-lugging beautiful people as they shout, “We are the 99 percent!” Easily the liveliest of the productions, Zuccotti Park (book/lyrics by Catherine Hurd, music by Vatrena King) follows the Occupy movement in its early inception and the many narratives that echo a “People work their ass off and cannot pay the rent” refrain. Wonderfully crafted with soul stirring numbers, Zuccotti Park electrified the crowd, resonating with the soul of revolution. Brian Kinnard as Tom, a homeless veteran singing “I’m Your Hero” has a show stopping number. Director Luis Salgado and the entire ensemble bring justice and fervor to a movement that can no longer be ignored."

Kyle Arrington (MFA  09)  is now a Staff Writer for the Originals on The CW.   He was given a freelance episode in season 2, entitled "Brotherhood of the Damned", and they hired him on as a staff writer for the third season of the show.

>From Josh Smooha (BFA  12)  “After finishing a pilot called American Superstore for NBC, I got a job at the Disney/ABC Television Group as their new webseries department coordinator. Its a new program so I will get help to shape it. As I work their I will still be keeping my eyes out for opportunities to become a writer's assistant or script coordinator on a TV show. Hopefully with an attractive name like Disney on the resume, and inside access to all their TV shows, hopefully I can jump onto one of their shows as a writer's assistant soon.”

>From Rebecka Peck (MFA 14)  “I’ve recently started a full time position at a company called We Are Famous heading up development for them and we are actually in search of some new projects We are looking for pitches from up and coming cool directors and filmmakers. You must show proof of a track record i.e. made several projects, sending either a reel and/or links to previous projects. It’s also very important that anyone submitting is the right fit for the We Are Famous brand and in line with previous projects we’ve made. Our company specializes in millennial branded content, anyone interested in submitting should visit our website www.wearefamous.com<http://www.wearefamous.com/> and check out our previous work. For a little background, we are currently filming a feature length doc about the history of streetwear with the co-founders of The Hundreds, we also have a docu-series in development along the lines of The Jinx about prison gangs, as well as a musical comedy along the lines of Orange Is The New Black featuring big YouTube talent. All those interested in being considered should send a link to their reel and/or past projects as well as a one-sheet write-up on their concept if possible to rebekah at wearefamous.com<mailto:rebekah at wearefamous.com>

Film Independent's signature diversity program, Project Involve<https://my.filmindependent.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.filmindependent.org%2flabs-and-programs%2fproject-involve&srcid=96608&srctid=1&erid=8325292&trid=2fd20f39-af65-4190-9fcd-a1d9b4d84773>, is currently accepting submissions from filmmakers of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities. Writers, directors, producers, cinematoraphers and editors, as well as those aspiring to be industry executives are invited to apply. The nine-month program offers filmmakers mentorship, workshops, collaborative hands-on production experience and a supportive network of filmmakers to help build a sustainable career. Fellows work together to make a series of short films which will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Learn more about Project Involve and apply today.<https://my.filmindependent.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.filmindependent.org%2fprojectinvolve&srcid=96608&srctid=1&erid=8325292&trid=2fd20f39-af65-4190-9fcd-a1d9b4d84773>
 “check out http://www.realbighits.com/  Empress just launched Real Big Hits, a new portal where creatives can upload their ideas, sizzles, characters, and finished shows for sale or funding in a closed site where only qualified, vetted buyers can view the content.  Our new service is built on our award-winning eMAM™ platform, used by some leading media companies such as truTV, TNT, TBS, CNN, Carton Networks, Warner Brothers Canada for the past five years as an easy cloud platform for international marketing, sales and distribution of their original programming worldwide:  potential customers receive an email with a video player, with branding, and with security options to restrict access and control downloads.  You can create a free basic account on www.RealBigHits.com<http://www.realbighits.com/>, and you can also get six months free premium account by referring 50 users to the site. “
“The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (September 23 – 27, 2015), presented by BET Networks and Founding Sponsor HBO, is now accepting submissions for narrative features, documentary features, short films, and screenplays. Juried awards are given for excellence in filmmaking, with a focus on both content and technical execution. Cash prizes are awarded in sponsored film categories.
Submission Deadlines:
*Early Bird Deadline – April 10, 2015
*Regular Deadline – May 8, 2015
*Late Deadline – June 5, 2015
For more information and to submit via FilmFreeway, please visit urbanworld.org”.

FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – April 9, 2015

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders), Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson), Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker), A Blind Man (MFA Thesis 2014 Joel Black), My Sexy Lady (MFA D2 2014 Yingxiang Huang) and Earning Jenny (BFA Documentary 2014 Jamie Rice) were selected for screening at the 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival in Ocala, April 25-26. For more information about this festival, go to 15minutefilmfest.com.

Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker) was selected for screening at the Phoenix Comicon, May 28-31. For more information about this festival, go to http://phoenixcomicon.com<http://phoenixcomicon.com/>.

Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) was selected for screening at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 29 – May 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com.

Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):


Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker), Playgrounds (BFA F3 2014 Jill Somers) and A Blind Man (MFA Thesis 2014 Joel Black) were selected for screening at the Silver Springs International Film Festival in Ocala, April 8-12. There will also be a special CMPA block of films: Southern Roots (BFA Thesis 2014 Betsy Serral), Hashi (BFA Thesis 2014 Mana Handel), Behind the Image (BFA Documentary 2014 Byron Leon/April Moore), Coda (BFA F1 2014 Mark Breedlove), Apalachicola (MFA Thesis 2014 John Francis), The Chambrel (BFA Documentary 2014 Jake Hammond), Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper), Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson), Ruby Woo (MFA Thesis 2014 Kendall McCrory). For more information about this festival, go to www.springsfilmfest.com<http://www.springsfilmfest.com/>.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the inaugural Alhambra Theatre Film Festival in Evansville, Indiana, April 9-12. For more information about this festival, go to http://thealhambrathreatrefilmfestival.com<http://thealhambrathreatrefilmfestival.com/>.

Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) was selected for screening at the Cinema at the Edge Film Festival in Santa Monica, April 10-12. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/.

Cootie Contagion (BFA Thesis 2012 Josh Smooha) was selected for screening at the North Hollywood Cinefest, April 10-16. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.nohocinefest.com/.

Scapegoat (MFA D2 2013 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the Emerge Film Festival in Auburn, Maine, April 9-12. For more information about this festival, go to www.emergefilmfestival.org<http://www.emergefilmfestival.org/>.

Byroad (BFA Thesis 2014 Raymond Calderon) was selected for screening at the inaugural Northern Virginia International Film Festival in Fairfax, April 13-18. For more information about this festival, go to www.novafilmfest.com.

Apalachicola (MFA Thesis 2014 John Francis) and Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper) were selected for screening at the Sarasota Film Festival, April 10-19. For more information about this festival, go to www.sarasotafilmfest.com.

Death Has a Son (BFA Thesis 2013 Zack Ogle) and Beer Battle (BFA Documentary 2014 Hunter Truman) were selected to screen as part of the Best of Brouhaha side bar at the Florida Film Festival, April 10-19 in Orlando. For more information about this festival, go to www.floridafilmfestival.com<http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/>.

My Girl Rose (MFA Thesis 2014 Jordan Lewis) and Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) were selected for screening at the Milledgeville Film Festival in Georgia, April 15-19. For more information about this festival, go to http://milledgevillefilmfestival.com/.

Southern Roots (BFA Thesis 2014 Betsy Serral/Jill Somers [PR]), will receive a College Television Award (Student Emmys) in April. The winners will be announced at the annual gala. For more information about this competition, go to www.emmys.tv/foundation.

A Blind Man (MFA Thesis 2014 Joel Black), Possibly (MFA D2 2014 Rochelle Rose), Banana Trip (BFA Thesis 2013 Hyungjik Lee), Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) and A Jingle A Go-Go: The Musical (MFA D2 2014 Spencer Frankeberger) were selected for screening at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 22-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.fmbfilmfest.com.

Killer Kart (MFA Thesis 2012 J Feeney) was selected for screening at the Banger Comic & Toy Con in Maine on April 25th. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.bangorcomictoycon.com/.

Playgrounds (BFA F3 2014 Jill Somers), Coda (BFA F1 2014 Mark Breedlove), Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper), were selected for screening at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, April 24-27. For more information about this festival, go to www.nffty.org.

Heyln Springs (MFA Thesis 2014 Noah Camenker) was selected for screening at the Rochester Film Festival in New York, April 30 – May 2. For more information about this festival, go to www.rochesterfilmfest.org<http://www.rochesterfilmfest.org/>.

Harmony Brooks and the Case of the Missing Nucleus (MFA D2 2014 Whitney Clinkscales) was invited to screen at the REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival in Los Angeles, May 2-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.redcat.org<http://www.redcat.org/>.

Polterghost (BFA F3 2013 Zack Ogle) was selected for screening at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest in Charleston, South Carolina, May 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com<http://www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com/>.

Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was selected for screening at Visionfest in New York City, May 13-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.visionfest.com.

Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was selected for screening at Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival in Canada, May 21-31. For more information about this festival, go to www.insideout.ca.

Apalachicola (MFA Thesis 2014 John Francis) was selected for screening at the GI Film Festival in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18-24. For more information about this festival, go to www.gifilmfestival.com<http://www.gifilmfestival.com/>.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (MFA Thesis 2014 Khadif Sanders) was selected for screening at the inaugural Marietta International Film Festival in Atlanta, May 22-24. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.marietta-film-festival.org/.

Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) was invited to screen at three festivals in the state of Washington: Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention on May 23, Sasquan International Film Festival in Spokane, August 17-20, and at Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, October 16-18. For more information about these festivals go to www.tcif3.com<http://www.tcif3.com/>.

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Meryl Warren, Director of Alumni
College of Motion Picture Arts
A5100 University Center, Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2350
850 524 0063 (cell) ;  850 644 2626 fax
mwarren at film.fsu.edu<mailto:mwarren at film.fsu.edu>
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