Sunday, August 29, 2010

NATIVE HOUSTONIAN WINS EMMY AWARD

Jim Parsons who plays the character Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" won an Emmy Award earlier tonight. Parsons was a member of Houston's Infernal Bridegroom productions theater troop before making the move to hollywood. Congrats to Mr. Parsons on his win.

Friday, August 13, 2010

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6TH ANNUAL BUSINESS OF FILM CONFERENCE

ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF FILM CONFERENCE

Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) present the 6th Annual Business of Film Conference. This information-packed conference features panels and discussions with professionals from the film, legal and financial worlds that address a wide range of topics, including budgeting for film, funding resources, music rights, distribution and much more.



CONFIRMED SPEAKERS/PANELISTS:



Barry Coffing (Musician/Music Supervisor - musicsupervisor.com)

Jennifer DeMartino (Casting Director, Project Runway)

Adam Donaghey (Producer, Lovers of Hate and Earthling)

Susan Fowler (Production Manager, Judge Alex)

Laura Harrison (Documentary Filmmaker, Ant Farm)

Louise Levison (Author, Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents) - shown in photograph above.

Michael Meredith (Director, The Open Road)

Erin Rodgers (Staff Attorney, Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts)

Michael Saleman (Entertainment Attorney, www.movielaw.net)

Al Staehely (Entertainment Attorney, www.music-lawyer.com)

Tom Vaughan (Writer, Producer, Director Playing House)


More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!

Presented by Southwest Alternate Media Project &

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

in collaboration with

Women In Film & Television, Houston

September 11, 2010 (9am - 5pm)

Rice University Media Center

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!



Join SWAMP and Women In Film and Television - Houston (WiFT) Sunday, September 12th for



"Writing a Business Plan for Film" A Special Workshop with Louise Levison!

More Information Coming Soon!

For more information and to register, go to: http://www.swamp.org/bizoffilm.html

FOR WHOM HE TOLLS PREVIEW

"For Whom He Tolls" is the story of a young girl named Kayla, played by Lena Clark (Battle: Los Angeles, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell) who comes back home to take care of her mentally ailing Memah, played by Houston's own Gina Brazell (the film was photographed by Gina's beau Larry McKee). With the help of a mysterious new neighbor, played by Lije Sarki (The Last Ride, Alphonso Bow, Rolling) and an at-home nurse played by Angela Ware (Friday Night Lights), they try to mend their relationship and find peace in a small east Texas farm house while dealing with eerie visions of a Man in a Suit, played by George Wilson (The Great Debaters).


Audience members will be asked to fill out a short questionaire about the film following the screening. Please plan to attend and support this Texas-made indie film!
 
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 6PM

Rice University Media Center

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

**Filmmakers In Attendance**

WIFT CASTING WORKSHOP WITH RYAN GLORIOSO

If you are wondering what Casting Directors are looking for in a Video Audition, or how to go about preparing, setting up, lighting, shooting, editing, and submitting a video audition - then this workshop is for you. Join Women in Film & Television Houston for an information-packed day with these guest presenters:

About Ryan Glorioso, CSA: After graduating with a BA in Theatre from Louisiana's Northwestern State University in 1996, Ryan relocated to Los Angeles where he worked as an actor for eight years. Working as an actor led Ryan to his future in casting. "My experiences in Los Angeles gave me a broad understanding of the acting profession. I understand what an actor goes through because I was there myself for years." Ryan Glorioso established his career in casting and became a member of the Casting Society of America in Louisiana's blooming film market. Just three years after establishing his company, Glorioso Casting, Ryan stands as a constant and respected member of Louisiana's film community. Some projects recently cast locally by Glorioso Casting include: THE EXPENDABLES. BUTTER, SUPER, STRAW DOGS, LEAVES OF GRASS, and WONDERFUL WORLD. Two of Ryan's films premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. THE TAQWACORES and SKATELAND. Both films were also official selections at 2010 SXSW Film Festival.



ALYSSIA DUJMOVICH, Acting Coach, will lead us through the preparing for an audition and the techniques required to win the role! She will be demonstrating it all with the cooperation of one of her acting students.



About Alyssia Dujmovich: The word from Page Parkes Talent is that Dujmovich is a great coach who regularly tapes actors for major casting submissions! Alyssia has been acting since childhood when she made her first film appearance in the Natalie Portman, Jean Reno film, THE PROFESSIONAL. Over the past 15 years, she has had experience working in television, film, and theatre. She's appeared on television with leading roles on NBC and the Sci-Fi Channel; she's been seen onstage many times at the Alley Theatre and the Houston Grand Opera; and has recently appeared as "Jilly" in the film LEAVES OF GRASS starring Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Dreyfuss. She also had a supporting role in Houston filmmaker Kerry Beyer's SPIRIT CAMP. Dujmovich is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with degrees in both Theatre and Public Relations. She's had the privilege of working with some of Houston's favorite and busiest casting directors in casting many commercials, which has helped give her new and broader perspectives of the audition process. She's trained in NY as well as in Houston with some of the best actors and acting coaches available. Not only is she a previous student of WIFT member Eleese Lester's, but she has had extensive training in NY with Bob Luke, who has worked with actors on THE COSBY SHOW, RANSOM, ZATHURA, and most recently ENCHANTED starring Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey. Currently she teaches acting at Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting to actors of all ages.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

2011 SXSW UPDATE

Register to Attend & Book Your Hotel Badge prices are at their lowest and hotel rooms are plentiful. Make your plans to visit Austin this March and reap the bounty that is SXSW as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event. Stay tuned to sxsw.com for more information.


PanelPicker Voting Begins August 9th Hundreds of PanelPicker entries were received to be considered for the Music, Film and Interactive Conferences at SXSW 2011. If you didn't enter, you can still participate by voting and commenting on what programming you want to see this March. Voting begins Monday, August 9th and will run through Friday, August 27th. To find out more about the SXSW PanelPicker, visit panelpicker.sxsw.com.
Apply to Showcase! We are ready to hear what you've got to offer! Band applications are now being accepted for SXSW 2011, the 25th anniversary of the Music and Media Conference and Festival. Submit your application, via our exclusive online musical event submission platform Sonicbids, by November 5th, 2010. Apply before October 7th, and receive $10 off the application fee.



Call for Entries! Add your name to the growing list of emerging talent and new voices discovered at SXSW Film Conference and Festival each year. Submit your film (shorts and features), or title sequence, by December 9th, 2010. Apply before November 4th for the lowest submission price. Visit sxsw.com/film for more info!


Enter Your Digital Work! The SXSW Interactive Awards celebrates the best new digital works from the online, mobile, and social spheres. Founded in 1997, this competition was initially known as the SXSW Web Awards. Enter your latest starting August 2nd for a chance to take home the trophy, bragging rights, tech-related prize packages and recognition from industry peers at the awards ceremony in March

SXSW Accelerator! Are you a visionary entrepreneur? Our third annual new business showcase will take place March 14-16, so enter now for a chance to pitch your innovative product or service to a live panel of industry experts. Check out the application process page for more information on how to apply and learn about the newly added music-related technology event happening during the first day of the SXSW Music Conference.