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Thursday, April 5, 2012

SENE festival starts April 11, SAG-AFTRA unite, Classes, RIFC screening

 April 5, 2012
RIFC production of "The Chair" screening!
The RIFC official production of "The Chair" will have its premiere screening on Saturday April 14. 

RIFC's Official projects are backed by the RIFC from pre-production to distribution.

All are welcome to come!

The Chair- Directed by Guy Benoit

Short Drama

Screening on Saturday, April 14 @ 2pm &7pm

At the RIFC Theatre 175 Main Street, Pawtucket.

Tickets $5 at the door.

SENE Film, Music, Arts Festival starts April 11!


The SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival returns to Rhode Island April 11-15, 2012.


The fourth annual Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival (SENE) is their largest ever and will showcase 110 films, 11 musical performances and 19 local artists.  The Festival's Opening Night Party takes place Wednesday, April 11th at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket.  The public is invited to meet the SENE artists, watch artistic short films, view coming attractions and listen to musicians Sarah Ann McGinnis, AJ Edwards and Chicago Vin.  Complimentary wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be provided.  Admission is only $10.


The second night of the SENE Festival takes place at the PVD Social Club and features the popular Music Video Contest along with live performances by musicians Mark Cutler and Samuel James.   Admission is free.


The majority of SENE's film screenings take place Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 at the Cable Car Cinema.  Feature films include 'The Crumbles', 'City of  Dreamers', 'Ocean State',  'The Melancholy Fantastic' and a free screening of the documentary 'Whiskey & Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom'.  Also screening are ten short film programs including animated, comedy, drama, documentary, international and two local short films programs.


On Saturday April 14 SENE will also screen films at the RISD Museum's Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium.  These include the Rhode Island premieres of 'Cost of the Living: A Zom Rom Com' and the documentary 'Andrew Bird: Fever Year', both of which are expected to be popular events.


On Friday April 13 at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House, a special evening of folk and acoustic music begins with a screening of 'For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival'.  After the documentary, members of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association will perform.  On Sunday April 15 the Brooklyn will also host the Festival's closing night party featuring music by Lindsay Adler.             


This year SENE is offering the discounted SENE Pass, an all-access pass to all festival events for only $30.  Visit www.senefest.com for complete film and event details.


SAG-AFTRA united!



After two failed attempts and 80 years of on-and-off efforts, the members of SAG and AFTRA have voted to merge. The new organization, called SAG-AFTRA, was born Friday afternoon.

The crowd at SAG headquarters in Los Angeles broke into song after the announcement, singing, "We have overcome."

The vote among SAG members was 82 percent in favor - a stunningly high number -- and among AFTRA members, it was 86 percent in favor. Sixty percent approval by each union was required. The newly titled SAG-AFTRA national co-presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Reardon announced the results to loud cheers at 1:35 p.m. PT.

"With this historic vote, members of both unions have affirmed one of the most basic principles of unionism: Together we are stronger," Howard said. "This merger, the result of months - really years - of planning, brings together the best elements of both unions and positions us well to thrive in the changing 21st-century media landscape."

More than 55,000 SAG ballots and 37,500 AFTRA ballots were returned. That represents 53 percent and 52 percent of the ballots mailed to SAG and AFTRA, respectively.


Approval by AFTRA members was never in doubt: They had voted "yes" in the 1998-99 and 2003 merger attempts. But SAG members had voted "no" both times. In 2003, SAG's "yes" votes fell about 2 percent short; 640 votes would have swung the result.

"The merger of these two unions is a huge victory for our members, and it is a monumental achievement for the labor movement," said Reardon. "As this vote today proves, great and transformative things are possible when working Americans stand together and shape their collective destiny through their union. I applaud every member who voted and invite all members, locally and nationally, to join with us in building a successor union worthy of AFTRA and SAG."


SAG-AFTRA said it now represents more than 150,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voice-over artists and other media professionals whose work can be seen and heard in theaters, on TV and radio, sound recordings, the Internet, games, mobile devices and home video.

The merged guild's first elections will be held next year in late spring or early summer.


C.O.R.E acting classes announced!


The 48 HourC.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. is offering a special deal for April
Buy one 4 week membership, get one free.

Send $100 to Rhodywood/ 209 Douglas Avenue/ Providence, RI 02908
must be received by April 9th so act fast! Send a note with the names
of BOTH students.

The 4 weeks run Monday nights, 7pm-9:30pm, April 9, 16, 23, 30th.

Class covers scene study, monologues and improvisation.

Great class for beginners.

email mikemessiershow@gmail.com for more info or concerns about
registration deadline.. 

RIFC space available to members.
RIFC office and theatre space available to members!


Do you need space for casting, auditions, wardrobe fitting, workshops, seminars or meetings? Or do you want to premiere your movie at the 100 seat Theatre at our space at the Pawtucket Visitors Center? We offer this to RIFC members at very affordable rates.


For more information email: placegleason@rifcfilms.com


Rhode Island Film Collaborative
175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI
To submit information for distribution, go to www.rifcfilms.com/blast.aspx
In This Issue
RIFC's "The Chair" premiere
SENE starts April 11
SAG-AFTRA united
C.O.R.E Acting classes
RIFC space available
Discussion Group
Improv class
Screenwriting class
Exploitation Cinema class
Upcoming Events-
Discussion Group meet every monday night
Please join us every Monday, at the Providence Social Club at 71 Richmond Street in Providence at 7:00 pm
to sit back and watch a feature movie!
There is no charge for this event.


Improv acting class starting April 15

 Improv for film is an eight week class concentrating on improv techniques that strengthen character choices, consistency and dialogue skills.  This course will focus on preparing the student to participate in a film written through improv, or relying heavily on improvisational directorial methods. The students will be given the opportunity to write, direct and act in pieces using improv techniques.  This class is open to all levels though some improv or film background is recommended. 


Instructor: Melissa Bowler  

When: 8 Sundays 3-6 pm

           starting April15-June 3 

Where:  RIFC offices,

             175 Main Street, Pawtucket

Cost: $160


To sign up go to www/rifcfilms.com

uder classes.

Screenplay writing class.

Cut the Crap and Write That Damn Screenplay!


RIFC HQ in the Pawtucket Visitor Center, 175 Main St. Pawtucket RI
Mondays from 7 - 9 pm
April 9 - 23: 3 sessions
Instructor Nick Iandolo
Cost: $55 by March 31; $70 after that. Nick Iandolo's book is also required reading and can be purchased in print at the first session.


Get motivated to stop thinking about that script you've been planning and start writing it. Author Nicholas Iandolo walks you from dissecting the fears and self-conscious excuses that keep you from writing, to blazing a trail through your story and beyond! In this writing-intensive class.
To sign up go to: www.rifcfilms.com
under "classses" use the Paypal button.


Exploitation Cinema class

Exploitation Cinema: An exploration of history and genre techniques with Richard Griffin.

Wednesdays from 7 - 9:30 pm
April 11th - May 16: 6 sessions
Instructor Richard Griffin

Cost: $170

This class will explore the rich history of "exploitation" cinema and its impact on mainstream filmmaking. In addition to some theory and exploration of themes and historical trends in this cinematic sub-genre, we'll look at specific techniques and shots used in horror films to build suspense, establish tone, or just make people jump out of their seats. Learn techniques you can use in your own horror films, or just improve your cinematic vocabulary. Guest speakers will include screenwriters and directors including Guy Benoit and Tony Nunes. 


To sign up go to: www.rifcfilms.com
under "classses" use the Paypal button.


Become a member for only $20/year.
 Or, just join our mailing list for free.
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