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Monday, March 28, 2011

Fighting for the Film tax credits, Screenwriting workshop, Wes Anderson film in RI

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 March 28, 2011
Save the Film Tax credits!

Thank you for your support and testimony at the House Finance Committee Hearing regarding elimination of the Motion Picture Tax Incentive last week. However, there is more work to be done.
There will be a Senate Finance Committee Hearing to discuss the proposal at 2 PM ON TUES. 3/29/11 IN ROOM 211 OF THE STATE HOUSE. This will probably be the last opportunity to share your views.
If you feel the elimination of the Motion Picture Tax Incentive will have an impact on you, your business and/or family, you should attend this hearing to have your voice heard.


Screenwriting Workshop


Wednesdays, March 30 - May 4 2011

6:30 - 9:00
RIFC, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket
Instructor Jenn Dlugos

Price: $220 until March 26th - $250 after March 26h


This class explores the concepts of structure, character-driven stories, formatting and dialog, with instruction from an award-winning instructor and with numerous exercises. Topics like how to market your screenplay, deliver an elevator pitch and enter contests are also covered. Great for beginners or experienced writers looking for a jump-start.

Exercises will walk you through the phases of screenplay creation, so with conscientious effort outside of class, this could be your opportunity to work through the writing of that screenplay you've always known is waiting inside you.

Guest instructor Chris Sparling, author of the nationally released "Buried," starring Ryan Reynolds, "An Uzi at the Alamo," and other films, will also visit to share his industry experiences.



RI to host new Wes Anderson Film production!  


Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, is pleased to confirm that the critically acclaimed, Academy-award nominated director, Wes Anderson ("The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Fantastic Mr. Fox") will be making his next feature film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, in the Ocean State. 


The stellar cast of MOONRISE KINGDOM is slated to include award-winning actors Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Francis McDormand and Jason Schwartzman.


The esteemed director's last film, the animated feature "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, garnered an Oscar nomination for best animated feature film in 2010.  The screenplay for MOONRISE KINGDOM is written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. Anderson will also produce, along with collaborators Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson. Indian Paintbrush Productions will finance and produce the picture.


MOONRISE KINGDOM is scheduled to begin principal photography this spring in numerous locations around the state.


Film Office Executive Director Steven Feinberg said, "This is a spectacular moment in Rhode Island film history.  Wes Anderson is one of America's most unique cinematic storytellers of our day.  He not only brings his own artistic style to film; he also attracts a treasure trove of high profile talent to each production he works on.  This wonderful story, in particular, is whimsical, nostalgic and rich in atmosphere.  We are very pleased that our hard-working local crew, talent pool and exceptional Rhode Island locations will be given the opportunity to shine in a movie that will be seen by a world-wide audience."


Rhode Island Film Collaborative
172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
Save the Film Tax Credits
Hurry! Screenwriting Workshop
Motion picture coming to RI
SENE to statrt April 6
Local Doc on PBS
Funding needed
Film, Music & Arts Festival
April 6- 10
The third annual SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival runs April 6-10 and features fourteen artists,

eight live performances and 20 film programs including 70 short and feature-length films. For complete listing of schedule go to: http://www.senefest.com/schedule2011.aspx

Local Film broadcasts on PBS
NEWPORT, R.I. -- The critically acclaimed documentary BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society makes its broadcast debut at Wed, 8 p.m. on April 6, 2011, on WSBE/Rhode Island PBS.
The feature-length film takes viewers inside the private world of aristocratic Newport -- a world of privilege that began with the Gilded Age, when Vanderbilts and Astors reigned. The story is told through the focus of Eileen Gillespie Slocum, the last of Newport's grand dames and one of the last grand dames anywhere.
The opening-night feature of the 2011 Rhode Island International Film festival, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW received four stars fromThe Providence Journal, and was called "shockingly refreshing and funny" by Newport Mercury, "daringly intimate" by Newport Patch, "fascinating" by WRNI 102.7 FM/NPR Morning Edition, and "don't miss" by Rhode Island Monthly. It enjoyed a long theatrical run at Newport's Jane Pickens Theater during the late summer and fall of 2010.
The April 6 PBS premiere will be followed by broadcasts at 7 p.m. on April 9 and 
Details at www.ripbs.org
The HEDGEROW director's cut DVD with bonus footage is available now and may be ordered athttp://www.behindthehedgerow.com/purchase.php. It is also available for purchase at gift shops of The Preservation Society of Newport County, which operates The Breakers, Marble House and other Newport mansions and sites.
BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is the second title from Eagle Peak Media, the production company founded in 2008 by writer G. Wayne Miller and director David Bettencourt. ON THE LAKE, EPM's first title, premiered in February 2009 and has been broadcast in PBS markets across America. It was nominated for an Emmy by the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
11 p.m. on April 10, among other times.
Funding needed for documentary about Red Sox

A film that RIFC member Karen Webb is  co-producing is trying to raise finishing funds via Kickstarter.  It's the documentary on the Boston Red Sox and spiritutality. 
Here's the link to the page.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1609232013/the-joy-of-sox-movie-a-feature-length-documentary    They have an emmy-award winning editor who is currently working on  final editing.  They hope to have the film completed sometime during this baseball season
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