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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tax Credit Panel, Rock & Reel, Classes

 September 19 2012
Tax Credit Panel opens Pawtucket Film Festival

The RIFC is organizing a panel to encourage smaller productions, demystify tax credits, foster local film companies and achieve more consistent local production.

The discussion takes place at 7 pm on September 27th at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center; and opens the Pawtucket Film Festival which runs from September 27th - 30th

Now entering its thirteenth year, the Pawtucket Film Festival, which is part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, is an event that celebrates the artists behind the films it shows.  For news on other upcoming PFF events, check out the Facebook page.
The Tax Credit panel:
  • Anthony Ambrosino - producer of the upcoming feature "Jar of Fools", and Creative Director at The 989 Project
  • Bert Crenca - artist, Artistic Director and Founder of AS220
  • Steven Feinberg - director of the RI Film & Television Office
  • Gary Glassman - documentary producer and founder of Providence Pictures
  • Andrew Lund - Associate Professor of Film Production and the Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program of Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Dr. Edward Mazze - Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island and former Dean of the College of Business Administration. He is author of the study, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT ON THE RHODE ISLAND ECONOMY FOR THE YEARS 2005-2009.  
  • Kimberly Wyman - CPA, head of film tax audits at Carl Weinberg & Co.
Rock & Reel

Rock & Reel is a grassroots art project starting in Providence, RI, that pairs independent filmmakers with local bands and challenges them to make a narrative music video in just nine days. 


Filmmakers gather teams, locations, actors, props, etc. Musicians pick appropriate tracks of music. On October 4th they get randomly matched, and the filmmakers are off to make narrative shorts inspired by the music. 


At the end, all completed work is shown on the big screen at CinemaWorld in Lincoln, where audience members and a panel of judges vote on their favorites. The winning pairs will have a special screening of their video before the winning bands perform live in a "Best of" concert at The Met Cafe in Pawtucket. 


Early Bird Registration ends on Sept. 22.  All kinds of music and filmmakers are welcome with information available here

Story & Animation Masterclass

Matthew Luhn and Andrew Gordon (Pixar Animation Studios) will soon host a 2 day masterclass in Animation & Story Development.  Luhn and Gordon will enlighten participants with the tools needed to help create original stories and feature-quality animation.
The workshop is scheduled for October 12 & 13, from 9am to 5:30pm at New England Tech's East Greenwich campus.

This opportunity to learn from top professionals is being offered at NET for only $295 per person.  Register by calling 401-780-4345Course Curriculum is available here.

Rhode Island Film Collaborative
175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860
To submit information for distribution, log in here or email info@rifcfilms.com
In This Issue
Tax Credit Panel at PFF
Rock & Reel
Animation Masterclass
Background Casting
RISCA Grants
The Marriage Race
Ups and Downs
RIFC Membership
Hybrid Writing

What is Hybrid Writing?

It combines what we might think of as distinct genres and forms to make something new that doesn't easily conform to any known category of writing.
- Evelyn Hampton, instructor of Frequency's fall Hybrid Writing course. 

Participants will read works by nonconformists (e.g. Anne Carson and Yoel Hoffmann); as well as write their own work using prompts ranging from open-ended to specific.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00
Location: Ada Books
Sept. 25 - Dec. 4 (class will not meet the week of Thanksgiving)
RISCA Grants

RISCA's upcoming October 1 deadline is for Fellowships (in Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, New Genres, and Painting), Project Grants in Education, Project Grants to Individuals, and the Design Innovation Grant.

Learn more about RISCA Grants in Education, to Individuals, or email Christina DiChiera with your questions.   
"The Marriage Race"  

Two families -- one from the city and one from the country -- square off in a frantic race to break the world record for most marriages in Brett Davey's latest movie "The Marriage Race."

Shot entirely in Rhode Island, the film will have its premiere on September 30.  2012 Newport Folk Festival artists Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons will perform an opening set.

1pm, September 30
$10 admission

Official Call for Entries

The next RIFC Official Production will create several shorts all set in an elevator. Scripts will be assessed based on fun, quality and feasibility of production . While scripts of all length will be considered, we prefer scripts in the 5-6 page area.

Submit a script or address questions to productions@rifcfilms.com.

Note, this is not a glass elevator, and does not have a hatch in the roof. Other than that, you can add an elevator operator, emergency phone, and decide how many floors in the building - these can all be changed to match a script.
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