8th Annual Screenwriting Expo and Screenplay Competition

The Screenwriting Expo and Screenplay Competition is dedicated to rewarding great screenwriting in all genres with industry access, prizes and recognition. The Expo attracts thousands of writers who gather in LA for hundreds of classes, Oscar-winning guest speakers, award-winning instructors, the CS Open (an on-the-spot writing tournament), panels, parties, a chance to pitch to the …
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National Lampoon and IndiePix look to the new frontier with The Orchard

The Orchard announced that it has formed comprehensive marketing, distribution, and services partnerships with National Lampoon, IndiePix Films and Independent Film Sales. With these collaborations, the company will provide marketing and digital distribution services for National Lampoon, one of the oldest and most recognized comedy entertainment brands in the world. As part of the agreement, …
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Big City Big Dreams entertainment pro networking event

Due to the overwhelming success of the Entertainment Industry Networking Party last month, there’s another mixer happening this Friday, July 10th. The Big City Big Dreams event is your chance to drink, mingle and bowl with fellow actors, filmmakers, models, producers, musicians and writers in the heart of Manhattan. Date: Friday, July 10 at 10pm …
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Win cash prizes in The Cellphone Art Contest

The Cellphone Art Contest challenges your imagination by giving you the following ingredients to make a one-minute movie: A video-enabled cell phone (or you can use your own) A surprise topic given out by Christopher Coppola before the contest begins Just a few short hours to create and submit your Cellphone Art entry The object …
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Director James Cameron, Variety’s Peter Bart, Precious director Lee Daniels, uber-producer Lauren Shuler Donner to speak at Produced By Conference 2009

In June of 2009, the entire producing community will gather in one place for an extraordinary weekend of discovery, learning and creative inspiration. Presented by the Producers Guild of America and hosted by Sony Pictures Studios, the Produced By Conference brings together the entire producing profession—from acclaimed Oscar and Emmy winners, to experienced team members, …
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MPEG Industry Forum to expand its activities during New World of Digital Television

During the MPEGIF Master Class titled The New World of Digital Television, the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) announced that it will expand its scope of activities. MPEGIF is an independent and platform neutral not-for-profit organisation facilitating and furthering the widespread adoption and deployment of MPEG and related standards in next generation digital media services. It …
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HollyShorts looking to top ’08 event, which featured the work of Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel and David Arquette

On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date, which honored acclaimed filmmakers David Lynch and Paul Haggis, with a showcase of short films from the likes of Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel and David Arquette, organizers recently announced the official call for entries for the 5th Annual festival event, which takes place …
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4K film scanning capability comes to Blackmagic

Blackmagic Design Singapore today announced that it has upgraded its post-production workflow with the installation of a Lasergraphics Director 4K film scanning system. The installation adds 4K scanning capability and increased 2K scanning capacity to Blackmagic’s two existing Director Film Scanners, significantly enhancing the company’s post production workflow and deliverables. The Director is the fastest …
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BFI and BBC Blast honor young filmmakers

Five fledging filmmakers have been given the chance to further their careers by winning a bursary place which gives them unique access to the film and TV industry, it was announced at the Future Film Festival last weekend. The BBC Blast bursary winners were showcased at a packed ceremony at the BFI Southbank on Friday …
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Scriptapalooza kicks off 11th annual screenwriting contest with $10,000 prize

Scriptapalooza is currently accepting submissions for its eleventh annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. Script submissions for the competition are read by over 80 top production companies and literary agencies. The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, receives a $10,000 grand prize. In addition, the Scriptapalooza staff will promote the semi-finalists and finalists for a full year …
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SXSW 2009 adds Fantastic Fest at Midnight series

The South by Southwest film conference and festival has teamed with Fantastic Fest to produce a midnight lineup called SXSW Presents Fantastic Fest at Midnight, according to Variety. The six films, which will be announced later this month, will premiere at the festival starting on March 13th. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized …
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