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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Episode 2 of "Clean Livin'"

This comes from Dave Borges:

"As promised we deliver the latest water cooler buzz everywhere, the newest inter-web hit and YouTube's most watched web series of the month*, episode 2 of Endless Spectrum Studios monthly web series; Clean livin'.

In episode 2 of Clean livin', we continue our journey following two seasoned hit-men whilst "executing" their profession. Where ever that may be.

Watch the hi-res version of episode 2 at: http://www.endlessspectrumstudios.com/videopages/cleanlivinep2.html and at Youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/user/endlessss (Please as always share it with everyone you know and those you don't, the more the merrier).

And remember to check back next month for another installment of Clean livin'."



*Statistic based on 100% conjecture.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Film Festival Seminar Set for January 17


NEWPORT, RI -- In our YouTube society, it would appear that everyone is a filmmaker. But if you are a serious filmmaker looking for your big break, film festivals are still the way to go and have stricter guidelines. So how does a serious filmmaker know if their work is truly ready for the festival circuit?

"Most emerging filmmakers are so absorbed by the creative process and getting their films finished," says Eleyne Austen Sharp, executive director of Master Filmmakers. "They don't spend much time considering how to prepare their film for a debut on the festival circuit." FilmDance is the new film festival seminar presented by Master Filmmakers, which was established to help filmmakers develop a strategy for getting their film prepared to enter the film festival arena.

According to Sharp, there are at least several hundred film festivals offered in the United States alone, and most require entry fees, which can get quite expensive for the filmmaker on a tight budget. "FilmDance is a unique opportunity to learn from the experts exactly which festivals to include on your 'dance' card and which ones to ignore."

FilmDance will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Kay Studios, 66 Valley Street in East Providence, from 10AM-4PM. The full day seminar will feature four moderated panel discussions to address Marketing, Fundraising, Networking and Submission issues. Panelists will include filmmakers, film festival winners and organizers.

Master Filmmakers is a division of The Film Community, the producers of Kid Filmmakers educational programs. In addition to FilmDance, Master Filmmakers hosts a variety of seminars geared to filmmaking professionals and those looking to "break into" the film industry. In addition to FilmDance, The Film Community will be offering additional programming throughout 2009 in connection with Kay Studios.

The cost of the full-day FilmDance program is $65.00. Early bird registration is $45.00 if registration is received before December 1, 2008. To register for FilmDance, call 401-294-4922 or visit The Film Community's website at www.thefilmcommunity.org.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Plymouth Eagerly Embraces Movie Studio

From the CapeCodTimes.com:

By Sarah Shemkus
PLYMOUTH — Resounding cheers and a standing ovation greeted a pair of town meeting votes last night that effectively gave a green light to Plymouth Rock Studios. The vast majority of the 116 town meeting members present approved warrant articles creating special zoning and tax breaks for the proposed movie studio project....

Hundreds of spectators attended the meeting in Plymouth Memorial Hall.

The zoning article calls for the establishment of a new overlay district in which movie and entertainment production and related support activities will be allowed.

An amendment to the article was also approved that will allow the studio developers to move forward with construction without having to seek special permits for their traffic mitigation and site access plans.

Without this measure, some had feared, a few opponents could have tied up the project with legal appeals, driving the studio developers to seek a site in a different town.

"This means that the chances of Plymouth Rock Studio becoming a reality have increased exponentially," said Loring Tripp, a studio supporter and former chairman of the planning board. "We don't have to worry about frivolous lawsuits holding it up."

The tax increment financing agreement gives the studio a 75 percent break on property taxes for the first five years it is in operation. The tax exemption will then be reduced over time until it expires in 2030.

A long list of speakers — studio executives, municipal leaders, tourism officials — spoke in favor of the project....

In a memorandum of understanding signed before the town meeting, studio developers committed to significant infrastructure investment including the construction of sewer lines and traffic mitigation measures.

Studio planners have committed to investing $553 million in developing the project, according to the tax break agreement. The proposed studio would include 14 sound stages, office buildings, a hotel, post-production facilities, a 900-seat theater, restaurants, a visitors center and a 10-acre back lot.

The studio is to be built on 240 acres of land currently owned and occupied by the Waverly Oaks Golf Club. If construction proceeds according to schedule, groundbreaking will occur in spring 2009 and the studio will open for business in September 2010.

(This is not an RIFC Event)

Monday, October 27, 2008

RIFC Annual Holiday Fundraiser

RIFC Annual Holiday Fundraiser is going to be bigger than ever – and we’re looking for your help to make it a fantastic event.

Please save the date of Saturday, December 6th. A premiere party will take place from 6 to 8 pm, and our usual general admission event will be from 8pm onward.

The theme will be a “Black and White” Party – that means everyone is encouraged to dress in Black and/or White.

You’ll get more information soon, but we wanted to let people know to save the date early. Hope you’ll be able to join us – and invite your friends, whether they make movies or just enjoy them.

Thanks to Kay Studios for volunteering to host, to Raymond Norman Cooks for volunteering to cook, and Have Advice Will Travel for being an annual sponsor.

An Evening with Bobby Farrelly

This latest RIFC educational event, organized by Lisa Cancelliere, will take place on November 3rd at the LaSalle Academy.

Mr. Farrelly and his brother Peter are the team from Rhode Island who wrote, directed and produced such hits as “There’s Something About Mary,” “Me, Myself and Irene” and many others. (you can check out a filmography here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0268370 )

Like recent educational events, this one is RSVP only, so please send an email to events@rifcfilms.com stating your name and number attending. Seating is limited, and will be first-come, first served.

The event will take the form of a Q&A, and because we’re expecting far more questions than we’ll have time for, we’re asking you to please submit your questions by email in advance. We’ll select 20 or so, and ask you to repeat your questions at the event. So please, get your questions to us at the same address (events@rifcfilms.com – you can include them with your RSVP). We’re hoping to get all the questions by end of day Wednesday, please.

Finally, because of contractual obligations, Mr. Farrelly has requested that we DO NOT solicit him with scripts or job requests. There are better ways to do that, and the appropriate contact info will be made available. Please don’t come to the event to present a project or try to get hired.


Monday, November 3rd
6 – 8 PM


LaSalle Academy
612 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Ample Parking – There will be signs and ushers at the school to guide you to their theater.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Change Made at the Haunted Dungeon at the Artists' Exchange

Please note the following CHANGES to the
Haunted Dungeon...
The Artists' Exchange will host the live music and dance party ONLY.
The haunted tour is canceled.

Admission is $5.00
Doors open at 5pm, Saturday October 25th
5-7pm Invisible dj spins haunted dance hits
Live music with "Sideshow" from 7-10pm

This is not an RIFC Production

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Miss the Perishable Theatre's 14th International Women's Playwriting Festival!

A DanceDancePartyParty Offer- Want to get your groove on FOR FREE?

The 14th International Women's Playwriting Festival hits its repertory weekends, with all three of the winning scripts on the bill. Come see what Bill Rodriguez calls " an intriguing trio" of plays. See the future star playwrights of tomorrow, today!

Tickets range from $20-$12

Shows Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Sunday Matinee at 3pm through November 2

Festival Description and Schedule at www.perishable.org

Tickets at www.arttixri.com

Have you been curious about DanceDancePartyParty, but afraid to make the commitment? On Friday November 7, DJ Buddmobile and DJ Cool Britt want you to be rewarded for your curiousity and join them for a FREE edition of DDPP, voted best dance party by RI Monthly magazine. The coolest dance party around is being visited by Erin Kennedy of Eyewitness News (channels 12 and 64) and we want to use that opportunity to invite you to dance with us!

Remember, no booze, no boys, no judgement

Friday November 7 5:30pm-7pm at the Dance Studio at Perishable Theatre
95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Great Deals on Amvona Equipment to Rent or for Sale

This comes from Dave Borges:

Blue Line Studios in Lincoln, RI has a very large amount and array of Amvona equipment for sale and to rent. They purchased a lot of equipment direct form Amvona, mostly new, some open box and returns. They are looking to sell off the equipment at a fraction of the retail price. Anyone in need of tripods, video heads, continuous lighting, flash lighting, bulbs, light stands, soft boxes or backgrounds, etc. can get a really good deal.

They also have a few lighting kits and tripods for rent as well. Nice if you need something quick and don’t want to make the trek up to Boston.

Anyone interested can contact Ray at Blue Line at 401-499-4074 or myself (Dave at ESS: 508-328-5300)

(This is not an RIFC event)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Celebration of Indie Filmmaking in Rhode Island

This comes from:

Two Sisters’ Productions, Inc.
Contact: Toni-Ann Baker (401) 474-1753
October 22, 2008

The brand new sleek and loft style NYLO Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island continues to embraces the art community as it welcomes local filmmakers this Saturday night

October 25, 2008 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Address: NYLO Hotel - 400 Knight Street, Warwick, RI 02886

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle of items donated from participating sponsors.

Local independent filmmakers, cast, crew, family and friends will celebrate together at the NYLO Hotel in a candlelit environment as they watch the second airing of a Rhode Island documentary, entitled Partnership Runs Deep, which airs this Saturday night on NBC 10 at 7:30 pm. The government produced this film, but the project was spearheaded and directed by local filmmaker David Bellino of Second Wind Films. When airing for the first time earlier this month, on Columbus Day, it ranked second highest for that evening.
Partnership Runs Deep - The Search for Sunken History in Narragansett Bay
A documentary that captures the expedition & findings from several U.S. Navy unmanned undersea vehicles as they search for shipwrecks in Narragansett Bay.

“This documentary was produced and filmed in RI & MA, utilizing local production companies, crew, locations and talent (re-enactors & interviewees). We're proud of the local connection and hope you enjoy the finished documentary,” stated the RI Film & TV Office.

Toni-Ann Baker of Two Sisters’ Productions, Inc., along with the other contributors who organized this event, had one thing in mind “to celebrate the impact local talent has made in the film community and in mainstream markets.”

There will be several additional short films screened throughout the evening produced by local filmmakers including Go Green Films, Buddha Goudha, Daylight Films, Three Kisses Productions, Green Rock Film and Two Sisters’ Productions with cast and crew in attendance.

Once a month The Rhode Island Film Collaborative (RIFC), a local non-profit organization that supports the growth and education of independent filmmaking in RI, holds a screening of films produced by local filmmakers. This evening is the RIFC’s official October screening night.

The event is sponsored by NYLO Hotel, Rhode Island Film Collaborative (RIFC), Two Sisters’ Productions, Inc., Second Wind Films, Southeast New England Arts, Music and Film (SENE), the New England Film and Video Association (NEFVA), Paul A. Roselli Films, Jon Raben (Italian Americans and Federal Hill) and Rhodywood.

For more info: www.turnto10.com keyword: deep; http://www.secondwindfilms.com/PRD/ ;
www.rifcfilms.com ; www.OurLastDaysAsChildren.com ;www.nylohotels.com/warwick

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

DPs, Mobile Sound, Director and P.A. Needed

This is a message from doug@ourfilmspace.com:

We need a DP, Mobile Sound, Director, P.A.. Are you crazy enough to do this? This is a work of Zen and Love - to create magic on the screen. Minimal Pay to Cover Gas -- share in points in Project!

Come Join us for a mystical experience, a strange unexpected act, and create magic up the Quabog River in Brookfield on Sunday where we will travel up the river by power boat where the original Quabog Plantation once stood and where the foliage rages to shoot a scene in the river against the backdrop of the foliage! Is the script for the scene written yet - no! Do we have a crew yet - no! Are we crazy - yes!

But out of the chaos will come beauty and magic - I can feel it! This is a scene with the two main characters of the Cast from Oldbury Hill!

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bring Your Own Improv has a special comedy show this Friday!

From Daniel Lee White:

The show starts at 9pm with two hours of stand up! Then at 11pm two hours of improv! It is only $10 to get in for both shows!!! Come on down it is going to be a hoot! As always, Bring your own pillow, bring your own beer and bring your own improv!!!

Audition notice for Bring Your Own Improv: Now that the show has been growing and proven to be a hit! We are possible looking to add one or two more cast members to the show. We will be casting from people who participate in our shows. If you’re interested in auditioning for our group, please come attend some shows and show us what you have got! Make sure you sign in at the door and talk to us after the show. Hope to see you there.

Bring Your Own Improv’s late night improv show performs every Wednesday night at 9pm and Friday night at 11pm at the Spot on Thayer (286 Thayer St. Providence). This is a BYOB event.

Visit: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Come play with us!

Daniel Lee White
(401) 261-7678

(This is not an RIFC Production)

All Hallows Eve Masquerade Ball

Sprague Mansion:
351 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920

Halloween Night, Friday, October 31, 2008

8:00 pm to Midnight

Tickets: $50

The ghostly Sprague Mansion in Cranston will be the site for the All Hallows Eve Masquerade Ball, an exciting event to benefit the SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival and the Cranston Historical Society.

This unique event will feature exhibits by local artists Anne Tait, graveyard artist, and Cyril Place, gothic photographer. Also in attendance will be Dr. Michael Bell, author of “Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires”.

This eerily elegant evening will include theatrical events, live music, a fortune teller, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine & Magic Hat beer and a very special ceremony at midnight. (Some even say the house is haunted.) Your Masquerade Ball ticket will also allow you free admission to all screenings at the Cauldron of Nightmares Horror Film Festival.

Decorations for the event are provided by BoneDaddy Productions.

Dress for the evening will be business/semi-formal attire. Masks are recommended.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


DATE: Saturday, November 1st, 2008
TIME: 7 pm to 10 pm
LOCATION: Astors' Beechwood
580 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island
TICKETS: $95 per person

Participate at the following VIP levels:


Reserved table of 6 with Champagne
4 FILM NEWPORT Memberships, each including a monthly pass to the 2nd Monday Cinema Series
Name and logo in event program
Name and logo with link on NIFF website

10 regular unreserved tickets reduced price of $85 per ticket
Name and logo in event program

For tickets, call 401-846-9100
RSVP to: rsvp@newportfilmfestival.com

Newport International Film Festival is a non profit organization under Federal Tax Code 501c3. Federal Tax ID number 06-1493843. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible

If you are unable to attend our celebration, but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the festival, please send your check, made out to NIFF, to The Newport International Film Festival, PO Box 146, Newport, RI 02840.

* Limited availability

(This is not an RIFC Event)

New Hampshire Film and Television Office to Present two Panel Discussions at NHFF

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, in partnership with the 8th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival, will be presenting two panel discussions at this year's Festival, which takes place October 16-19, 2008 in Portsmouth. The New Hampshire Film and Television Office will present its panels on Friday, October 17 at the Connie Bean Center (Portsmouth Recreation Dept.), 135 Daniel St. in Portsmouth.

The first panel, "Working with the Film Office: Partnerships and Collaborations," runs from 10 a.m.-noon and will focus on how filmmakers can work with the Film and Television Office from pre-production through exhibition and take advantage of the partnerships the Film Office has with a number of state agencies and associations. Representatives from several New Hampshire state agencies, including the Department of Transportation, Fish & Game Department, Department of Safety and the Division of Parks and Recreation will participate in the panel.

The second panel, "New Hampshire's Incentives: Thinking Beyond the Rebate," will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and will examine the tax credits and other filming incentives that have created such a buzz around the nation and how the Granite State is looking "outside the box" to offer filmmakers "The New Hampshire Advantage." At the table will be State Representative Leigh Webb, Economic Development Director Michael Vlacich, Executive Producer of The Sensation of Sight Buzz McLaughlin and producer Mark Constance from a713 production.

Both panels will feature Matthew Newton, director of the Film and Television Office and will be moderated by Van McLeod, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources.

More information on the New Hampshire Film Festival can be found online at www.nhfilmfestival.com. Information on film and television in New Hampshire is available at www.nh.gov/film.

(This is not an RIFC Production)


This comes from Filmmaker's Shindig:

We are gearing up for the next Shindig, and We want to make sure that everyone knows about the opportunity
to have your short pieces screened on the TVs during this classic
party. If you are interested, please contact us at this email address
info@filmmakersshindig.com. The shorts/trailers/demo reels should be completed works of under 15 minutes and in DVD format.

You can also mail DVD's here...
Filmmaker's Shindig
P.O. Box 890184
Weymouth, Ma 02189
(At this time there is no deadline for submissions.)

Remember to check out http://www.filmmakersshindig.com
for news, announcements, updates and pictures of the last Shindig!

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Amvona Equipment for Sale and Rent

This comes from Dave Borges:

Blue Line Studios in Lincoln, RI has a very large amount and array of Amvona equipment for sale and to rent. They purchased a lot of equipment direct form Amvona, mostly new, some open box and returns. They are looking to sell off the equipment at a fraction of the retail price. Anyone in need of tripods, video heads, continuous lighting, flash lighting, bulbs, light stands, soft boxes or backgrounds, etc. can get a really good deal.

They also have a few lighting kits and tripods for rent as well. Nice if you need something quick and don’t want to make the trek up to Boston.

Anyone interested can contact Ray at Blue Line at 401-499-4074 or myself (Dave at ESS: 508-328-5300)


(This is not an RIFC Production)

RIFC-project Film, "Green Grass", has been Accepted and will Screen this coming Weekend at the Flint Film Festival in Flint, Michigan

- http://www.theflintfilmfestival.com/

The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing perspectives, with the expectation that these films will enlighten audiences, provide important exposure for filmmakers and exhibit inspired entertainment for all. Green Grass, a short narrative film about illegal immigration, was co-produced by Karen Webb, Dawn Morrissey, and Anthony Ambrosino. If you happen to be in Flint, Michigan this weekend, check it out!

The producers of Green Grass have also been notified that the film has been selected by the Filmmaker’s Collaborative in Boston for their Film Talks presentation series, http://filmmakerscollab.org/programs/film-talks/ Film Talks brings award-winning filmmakers and their films to diverse venues throughout Greater Boston, to screen their work and lead discussions about the issues and ideas represented in their films and their filmmaking choices. The goal of the program is to use the power of film to stimulate dialogue about issues and the process of filmmaking itself. Film Talks venues include main and branch libraries, homeless shelters, senior centers, detention centers, community centers, teen health centers, art centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, and YMCAs -- underserved audiences that might not otherwise have the opportunity to see high quality films and to speak directly with accomplished filmmakers about their work and the issues about which they are passionate and knowledgeable.

RIFC Member Karen Webb has won the 2008 Manhattan Short Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - http://www.msfilmfest.com/ - for her short screenplay “Arthur’s Salvation.” The largest film festival in the world, the Manhattan Short Film Festival screens its finalists’ films over 220 times in 99 cities, 19 countries, across three continents including 32 US states. In addition, Karen’s feature-length romantic drama “Christmas Cake” has also been named as one of three finalists in the New Hampshire Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - http://www.nhfilmfestival.com/ . Winners for the NHFF will be announced this coming weekend in Portsmouth, NH.

Thank you,

Karen Webb & Dawn Morrissey

Monday, October 13, 2008

Local Filmmakers Team with International Institute to Cronicle Refugees’ Journey from Ethiopia to RI

This Press Release comes from John Lavall (401-749-7333), john@devlomedia.com

Documentary to premiere on November 19 at benefit for International Institute

(Providence, Rhode Island – October 10, 2008) -- The journey of a family that spent more than five years in an Ethiopian refugee camp before relocating to Rhode Island is the focus of the upcoming documentary, “Home Across Lands.”

The documentary will premiere on November 19, 2008 at the Columbus Theater in Providence at a benefit for the International Institute of Rhode Island. “Home Across Lands” was commissioned by the International Institute to chronicle the journey of a group of Eritrean-Kunaman refugees making the transition from life in the Shimelba Refugee Camp in Northern Ethiopia to their new home in Rhode Island.

The Kunama featured in the film fled their native Eritrea and spent years in the confines of the camp, until they were granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The film focuses on their journey to Rhode Island and their journey to becoming self-reliant, invested participants in their new home.

The film was shot over a one year period and features footage and interviews from various locations in Ethiopia and Rhode Island. The experience for the filmmakers was a challenging one as the U.S. State Department had issued a warning for travelers within 50 km of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The refugee camp was located 45 km south of the Eritrean border.

“Our goal was to present viewers with a first-hand visual representation of the journey, while giving a voice to those who live in the camp,” said director John Lavall, who produced the one hour documentary in conjunction with executive producer Mary Copp, cinematographer Jessica Jennings, and editor Julie Lewis/editor.

The film takes viewers on the odyssey from the camp on the arid northern border of Ethiopia and Eritrea to Rhode Island’s Spring House Hotel and Resort on Block Island. “Home Across Lands” illustrates the ways the International Institute bridges the vast divide from life in a refugee camp to life in Rhode Island as they help the Kunama in making sense of apartment living, public transportation, employment and health care, while nurturing their own community as they adapt to a larger and very foreign one.

“We were fortunate to have Bill Shuey, executive director of International Institute of Rhode Island, and Eskinder Negash of U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to help us navigate the various agencies that are needed to get into these restricted areas,” said Mary Copp. “With their help, we were able to interview Gorashi Menga, his wife Ayange, and several of their relatives in the camp and follow their journey of resettlement as they arrived three weeks later at TF Green Airport in Warwick.”

“Home Across Lands” is a production of Devlo Media and Vision Wink Films. For more information, visit www.devlomedia.com or www.iiri.org.

John Lavall
Devlo Media
41 Drowne Parkway
Rumford, RI 02916

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"Biography of a Constellation: Perishable Celebrates Paula Vogel "

This comes from Mike Ryan:

Event: Biography of a Constellation: Perishable celebrates Paula Vogel
"A fundraiser for the Women's Playwriting Festival"

Start Time: Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00pm
Where: Perishable Theatre
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Actress Needed for Halloween Event

This comes from: Linda Dwyer

I am in need of an actress for my Halloween Evening event, obviously between the hours of 8-midnight. She will not need to speak. Her role will be as a “ghost bride”. Looking for someone between the ages of say 21 – 35, I have a wedding dress for their use which is about a size 6-8 but if they have their own costume that would be great. The person only needs to wander through the crowd periodically and then participate in a “wedding ceremony” at midnight, again no speaking role. I have Mark Aubrey playing the ghost groom. Let me know if you need additional information.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

"Partnership Runs Deep"

The Search for Sunken History in Narragansett Bay

A documentary that captures the expedition & findings from several U.S. Navy unmanned undersea vehicles as they search for shipwrecks in Narragansett Bay. The program will premiere on NBC 10, on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

“This documentary was produced and filmed in RI & MA, utilizing local production companies, crew, locations and talent (re-enactors & interviewees). We're proud of the local connection and hope you enjoy the finished documentary”, stated by the RI Film & TV Office.

Two Sisters’ Productions, Second Wind Films and the Rhode Island Film Collaborative are planning an informal celebration for the cast and crew on October 25 to watch the second airing of Partnership Runs Deep together again on NBC 10. On this night there will be additional short films made by Two Sisters’ Productions and other local filmmakers! So save the date!

Peace and Love~

Toni-Ann Baker
Two Sisters' Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 10088, Cranston, RI 02910

Friday, October 10, 2008

"A Christmas Carol"

Artists' Exchange
50 Rolfe Street
Cranston, RI 02910

Wednesday, 12/10 - Sunday, 12/21

All shows 7pm. Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm (no matinee on 12/6).

Join us for the Black Box Theatre's award-winning production of Dickens' holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol." Makes a great night out or holiday gift!
Tickets $15
Call to make a reservation today! 401.490.9475

(This is not an RIFC Production)

The Artists' Exchange's 4th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest and Artisan Fair

Saturday, 12/6

Showcase your talents by turning a graham cracker structure into a work of art, choosing from an unlimited supply of colorful candies. Decorate a house by yourself or with your family. Enter to win! Visit artisan booths throughout The Artists' Exchange to take care of some holiday shopping, while supporting local artists.
House Reservations $11 (advance reservations strongly recommended)
Call to reserve a house today! 490.9475
50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

(This is not an RIFC Production)


The Artists' Exchange
50 Rolfe Square
Cranston, RI

Saturday, October 25th

Come for a terrifyingly good time, with an underground tour of nightmarish encounters... and finish off your visit with a dance party upstairs, music courtesy of Sideshow, a progressive rock band. Dance party begins at 5pm, with live music from 7-10.
$10 in advance
$12 at door
$5 for admission to "Sideshow"/Dance Party
Call to make a reservation today! 401.490.9475

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Casting Notice for "Snowflake"

This comes from:

Kristen Lucas, Producer
Goldilocks Productions
www.snowflake-movie.com coming soon!

Goldilocks Productions is casting for short film, SNOWFLAKE, to be shot in the Spring of 2009. There will be 2 casting sessions next month: November 8th in Boston at Viewfinder Productions Casting Office and on November 11th in East Providence at Kay Studios. They are casting for the three lead roles only at this time. There will be scripts sent 2 weeks in advance, no monolgues required. Please email resume and headshots to snowflakecasting@yahoo.com, thanks!

Casting Specs:

Jesse: White female, 18 to 22, small in frame, delicate features, natural beauty, searching for herself through hip-hop and poetic expression amid a broken home and a troubled relationship.

Big Moe: Large African-American male, early to mid 30¢s, local hip-hop producer, mentor/big brother to Jesse, street smart and formally educated, looking to nurture natural talent.

Rob: Tall, built white male in mid to late 20¢s. Police officer, South Boston Irish, Jesse¢s boyfriend, charming yet has a dark side.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Get Your Short Films on the Mike Messier Show

The Mike Messier Show call for short films (30 min and under), animations, music videos, etc.

Mike's public access TV show runs statewide, late night in RI. No money exchange for submitting to Mike's show; your content in exchange for free exposure on the show. The Mike Messier Show won "best series" for RI Public Access in 2005.
Please send work on DVD or mini-dv tape to Mike Messier/73 Simmons Street/Providence, RI 02909 email mikemessiershow@yahoo.com for questions.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Bring Your Local Films to the Networking Meeting Oct. 14

This is from Mark Fogarty, President of the RIFC:

I am putting together a compilation of local films. If you would like your film to be on it, please bring a copy in high-quality format (preferably quicktime movie) to the networking meeting.

This will be a great opportunity for you to get your name out there and will help raise funds for RIFC. You will eventually need to fill out paperwork stating that you own the film and are lending it to RIFC for the compilation. the paperwork will protect you and insure that you have sole ownership of your film. Any questions, just ask me.

NOTE: Unfortunately, films that used SAG actors will not be eligible.

ALSO: 48 Hour Films pre-2008 are eligible. This years films, however, will not be eligible until next year.



Local Movie Studio To Host Film Education Programs For Adults and Children

NEWPORT, RI — The Film Community™, the producers of Kid Filmmakers and Master Filmmakers educational programs, announces its new partnership with Kay Studios of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

"Kay Studios is the only full-service motion picture company in Rhode Island so we are particularly excited about this collaboration," says The Film Community’s founder and Executive Director Eleyne Austen Sharp. “Learning and producing films in a real movie studio with plenty of space and a giant green screen will be great incentive for our students.”

Co-owned by Marcus Thomas and Greg Gormley, Kay Studios offers two state-of-the-art facilities in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts. With more than 60,000 square feet of space, Stage Six is centrally located between Newport and Providence.

According to Sharp, the Master Filmmakers series of film industry programs for adults will debut at Kay Studios’ East Providence location in February 2008. Facilitated by New England screenwriter Krista Weller Burns, “The Writing’s On The Wall” is an intensive 2-day screenwriting seminar for adults who wish to learn screenwriting basics, as well as those who have some writing experience and want to learn more about the business of being a working writer.

“Kid Filmmakers has been committed to producing quality filmmaking programs for children since 2001,” says Sharp. “As a year-round traveling filmmaking academy, we have presented a myriad of summer camps and workshops in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Master Filmmakers has been developed in response to enthusiasm from parents and industry professionals alike--a way that busy adults and students can access professional level programs for a reasonable investment.” Faculty members for both Kid Filmmakers and Master Filmmakers are experienced film industry professionals.

Greg Gormley and Marcus Thomas, managing partners of Kay Studios are excited about this new partnership. “Our goal for Kay Studios is to bring professional, cost-effective moviemaking to Rhode Island--these programs will help to inspire and support talent right here in the Ocean State.”

For more information about The Film Community’s educational programs, visit the website at www.thefilmcommunity.org or contact Eleyne Austen Sharp at 401-294-4922. For more information about Kay Studios, call 401-385-3999 or visit their website at www.kaystudiosri.com.

(This is not an RIFC Production)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Theater of Thought--Brilliant Traces

This comes to us from Jeff Hodge:

Hello everyone, here is the info on the play that I have been working on. Note that the only way to get tickets is to reserve them. The show is Site Specific.

Please come join us! And spread the word!

jeff hodge

PRESS RELEASE Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson Oct 10-12 & 17-19

Theater of Thought has been thinking: How do you marry the battle between the fight for independence and the desire to share that independent life with another person?
What if you had a story to tell about two people desperate to escape everyone, who are forced to survive together in a small cottage?
What if the actors learned that story solo, then met in a cottage and learned how to put it together, isolated, with no director?
The result is our next site-specific production, Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson.

Characters: Rosannah DeLuce (Amber Kelly)
Henry Harry (Jeff Hodge)

Performances are Friday-Sunday at 8pm October 10-12 & October 17-19.

The show is performed in an undisclosed location.
Audience members should make reservations through reservations@theaterofthought.com.
They will be sent an invitation via email with directions to the cottage.

Tickets are $20 cash at the door.


(This is not an RIFC Production)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

ACTING 102: Auditions and Monologues

Calling All Actors!

Be prepared to succeed! Take a four week class in audition and monologue techniques with Mike Messier and John "Chach" Dziadosz, which will culminate with a showcase for class guest Anne Mulhall of LDI Casting (Casting Director for Showtime network’s Brotherhood and several major motion pictures filmed in Rhode Island).

Mike Messier credentials:

Scenes with Cybill Shepherd & Wesley Snipes in the film Hard Luck
Winning director of Imagine News Boston Comedy Short Film Festival,
Host of Mike Messier Show, winner of Best Series for RI Public Access.

John "Chach" Dziadosz credentials:

Limpy O’Conner from Showtime’s Brotherhood, scenes with Annabeth Gish.
Opening comedian for Steven Wright.
Experienced facilitator of Actors Workshops throughout Rhode Island.

Our goal is to prepare and empower you for your showcase on November 10 with Ms. Mulhall; an industry professional who is looking for new talent and fresh faces to cast in professional productions. Our class will use a video camera for review and feedback.

Class Schedule: Monday Nights 7pm-10pm

Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 10 (Showcase) Please note: no class Oct 27

Location: Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave, Providence, RI


Tuition: $180 (cash or check) Class tools: Pen, notebook and ready to act!

Contact us at acting102@gmail.com for questions or to sign up for the class.

John "Chach" Dziadosz and Mike Messier

This is not an RIFC Production