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Rocky Lang, Producer, director author, PT 2. Rocky's new book "Growing Up Hollywood" is available at Amazon! He has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. He Executive Produced, “Racing For Time” for Lifetime Television starring Charles Dutton, which received a Best Picture nomination for The Image Awards. He has had 8 books published. Growing up as the son of veteran producer and Universal Studios executive, Jennings Lang ("Earthquake" "Play Misty For Me" and others), Rocky knew early on that he wanted to write/produce and direct. Lang set himself on a track that has seen him produce and direct documentary films including the award-winning "The Making of Tootsie", and directing the long-running hit show "Remington Steele" and three features, “Nervous Ticks”, “Race For Glory”, “All’s Fair”. His produced "White Squall” starring Jeff Bridges and directed by Ridley Scott. He also produced the Emmy-Award winning “Titanic", a 4-hour mini-series for CBS. Besides his directing career, Lang has had deals as a producer and director with Warner Bros., Universal, New World, CBS, NBC, ABC, Twentieth Century Fox, Cinecom, MGM and United Artists. He is an award winning screenwriter having received a dramatic writing award from the Houston Film Festival for his original screenplay, "The Low Post". "Crossing Memphis", was optioned by Quincy Jones and Columbia Pictures. "The Babe That Struck out Ruth" sold to ‘bel Films. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.
Talking with Shareef Snuggs (Writer, Producer, Director) and Rashidah Bernay (Actress, Producer) about Heavenly Mushroom, a film project being funded on Indiegogo by New Lot Attractions.
Heavenly Mushroom Indiegogo
Heavenly Mushroom on Headtalker
Shriekfest Radio: Denise Gossett interviews Billan Lee, 2014's winner of the best horror feature screenplay Ghost of Vengeance!
Born and raised in Oakland California and lifelong Northern California resident.
1996, attended Academy of Art, San Francisco, California, majoring in Advertising/Copywriting.
1996-2000, won a few student awards in Copywriting/Advertising.
Received internship in a up and coming advertising agency, received job offer which was later declined.
Later returned to the Academy of Art in 2003 and studied Filmmaking, majoring in cinematography and directing
Ghost of Vengeance is completed in 2013, rewritten and polished countless times until it is entered in Shriekfest 2014.
October 2014, GOV wins Shriekfest Full Length Screenplay. Holy Shit.
Late October 2014, Ghost of Vengeance has received full funding for a complete Graphic Novel.
December 2014, completing legal paperwork for graphic novel of Ghost of Vengeance and hiring creative team. Plans are to be able to go to print in 2015 with graphic novel.
Peter Marshall, PT 30, The Director's Series - The nuts & bolts of directing film and television with Peter Marshall. Peter has had a 35-year career and has worked as a PA, dolly grip, electrician, assistant cameraman, commercial production manager, first assistant director, TV series creative consultant, television producer and director. He has worked on industrial films, documentaries; television commercials, music videos; Emmy Award nominated TV series and features. Peter has directed over 30 TV episodes and written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary educational programs. His works have won, or been nominated for 14 International awards. He's worked for directors such as Zack Snyder, John Woo, Ed Wick, Phillip Noyce, John Balham, Roger Adam, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth & Kim Manners. He has worked with actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler and Peter O'Toole. Other credits inclurde scores of television series as 1st Ad & as a director. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.
Having worked with Filmstock since its inception in 2009 through showing his films and helping out wherever he could, James Lee is now responsible for organizing the festival & its films.
Date: December 5th-7th
Harkins Valley Art
509 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Filmstock Arizona is the final three-day showcase of the year for Filmstock Film Festival. Taking place at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre on Mill Avenue during the Festival of the Arts, this three-day event includes over 40 short films, a live actor's showcase, and get-togethers every day for chances to meet the filmmakers themselves!
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Tonight's special guest is Simon Weinberg from Carlsbad, CA, a returning NAASCA family member. He'll tell us about the film he co-produced with his wife, "Men and Boys Healing." We'll also highlight the needs of male child abuse and trauma victims / survivors, and compare them to those of women. Mr. Weinberg was formally marketing and fundraising director for leading environmental organizations, and is dedicated to social justice filmmaking. He's co-owner of Big Voice Pictures, and Co-producer and Outreach and Distribution director for both "Men and Boys Healing" and "The Healing Years". His ongoing outreach and advocacy for these films have an made an impact in hundreds of universities and communities in the United States, Canada and England, including his collaborative efforts with MaleSurvivor.org, organizing "Dare to Dream" screening events and panel discussions at Penn State University and other universities nationwide. Simon works collaboratively with leading organizations such as 1in6.org, MaleSurvivor.org, PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment), End Violence Against Women, the military, correctional organizations and leading prevention and state coalitions against sexual assault internationally who utilize the film as a training and advocacy tool to motivate positive and lasting change.
Release date: November 28, 2014 (USA)
Cast: Aubrey de Grey, William H. Andrews http://theimmortalists.com/
As we head into the fall festival season, we have some great news about The Immortalists. A lot has happened since our World Premiere at SXSW, and this fall will be a busy time for team Immortalists as we crisscross the globe, screening the film to new audiences and provoking debate about longevity and futurism.
We will begin October with the California Premiere at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival, followed by a showing in Moscow’s 360 Contemporary Film Festival, the London BFI International Film Festival, the Hollywood Film Festival, and then the Philadelphia Film Festival– all in October!
But that’s not the end of it: We are thrilled to announce that we will begin our theatrical release of the film on November 28th in New York City and then December 11th in Los Angeles. This is fantastic news because a theatrical release is *extremely* rare for documentaries. The directors will be in attendance for the New York and Los Angeles theatrical premieres to participate in Q&As and lead fascinating discussions on radical longevity and indie filmmaking.
We got an outstanding review in On Milwaukee, when the film played at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Maxim wrote a great review (while omitting ½ of the directorial team!). Also, friend of The Immortalists Patrick Brice (director of CREEP) gave us a shout out in Sac Town Magazine.
Onward and upward! http://www.facebook.com/theimmortalists
Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey is an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation.
Every shoe has a story and every woman has both. SOLE SISTERS is a film exploring the relationship between women’s identity and the shoes we wear. For the past year, award-winning director Cynthia Salzman Mondell has dedicated herself to collecting shoe stories from women around the world – stories ofour shoes and how they make us feel.
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What do vampires, Doug Jones, black-and-white cinema, and modern green screen technology all have in common? The answer is Nosferatu - a new visual remix of the classic German expressionist 1922 black-and-white silent horror film.
The idea is to bring this classic horror film back to life and with a unique feel to show to a modern audience while still honoring the masters of old. Writer and director David Lee Fisher has garnered a team of creative individuals who are all collaborating to recreate the 1922 film in a rather unique way.
Nosferatu is on KickStarter at thevampirelives.com with a goal to raise $60,000 by December 3rd.
Doug Jones, famed actor best known for his work as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films, El Fauno and the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus, and the Silver Surfer in Rise Of The Silver Surfer, has been cast to portray the menacing Count Orlok. His makeup has been created by Mike Elizalde of Spectral Motion Studios.
We are recapping our trip to the The Seatle Shorts Film Festival with Dan Michael. Talking about all the highlights and lowlights of the weekend.
As a housewife, Carole Dean, took a $20 bill and turned it into a $50 million a year industry when she coined the phrase “short ends” and began buying and selling film left over from production. She was instrumental in the birth of the Hollywood independent film community which took advantage of her discounted raw stock. In 1992, Carole created the Roy W. Dean Grant which has provided filmmakers with millions of dollars in goods and services and played a crucial role in establishing the careers of our most important documentary filmmakers.
Carole is the author of The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts, now in its second edition, and The Art of Manifesting: Creating Your Future. She is the executive producer for Women Behind the Camera, BAM 6.6, American Chain Gang and Step Away From the Stone. Carole is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 from the Women's International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS), and is also a partner with Indiegogo raising over a half million dollars with filmmakers.
For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.
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