Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2009

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition offers a unique opportunity for selected writers to participate in a weekend screenwriting retreat with a group of industry mentors. The retreat includes intensive one-on-one mentoring sessions as well as group activities, all designed to take each winning screenplay to the next stage of development. Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA ….

9th Annual Whistler Film Festival

The Whistler Film Festival is one of Canada’s preeminent film festivals, attracting over 7,500 attendees including 700 industry delegates each year. The Whistler Film Festival Society is committed to celebrating, promoting and developing a strong film industry in Western Canada, and to showcasing the best films from Canada and around the globe. Location: Whistler, British ….

Brigand Shorts 2009

Brigand Shorts celebrates short films in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event is dedicated to furthering the careers of emerging filmmakers, offering distribution to all ten of their official selections, and showcasing Chattanooga’s growing film industry. Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Dates: August 29, 2009 Find out more about Brigand Shorts at

Win one of three copies of Nights and Weekends on DVD

Nights and Weekends, Joe Swanberg’s daring and poignant portrait of modern romance, which he co-created and stars opposite Greta Gerwig, arrives on DVD August 25th. To celebrate the release, FilmFetish is giving away three copies of the DVD release to three romantic readers. PLEASE NOTE: To be considered to win this and all other contests, ….

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse adds a new cast member

Jack Huston – who stars in the upcoming TV witch saga Eastwick – will be fitted for fangs in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the popular novel series’ adaptations, according to THR. Huston joins Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Bryce Dallas Howard in the series based on Stephenie ….

Frank Darabont eyeing zombie comic adaptation The Walking Dead

Cable network AMC is teaming up with writer/director Frank Darabont on a series adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel series The Walking Dead, originally written by Robert Kirkman, according to Variety. Gale Anne Hurd, who produced The Incredible Hulk, and David Alpert, who produced the film Senseless and the upcoming sci-fi TV series Them, ….