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Producer for LGBTQ Film

(Union & Non-Union)

Independent Film production seeking a second producer for feature film project scheduled to begin filming July 2015. Unpaid to start but will transition to paid next Spring. Please have experience and a passion for LGBT cinema. This will be a part-time gig but we would like some who can work closely with the film's director and other producer. Project has partial funding and talent attached. Send resume, letter of interest.

Contact Details: Dawna KaDa Films Dawna@kadafilms.com Website

Background - Detective/Admin Roles needs for Web Series 8/10

(Non-Union Only)

Background Needed for FAMILY PROBLEMS. We need people to play detectives and admin workers on Sunday, August 10th from 11:00am - 8:00pm in Randolph, MA. UNPAID. Non-Union Only. Please send headshot/resume. If you have done background before, this is 2044 BACKGROUND. (If you have done 2012-2014, you cannon submit.)

Contact Details: AP Background 8/10 Angelwood Pictures angelwoodpictures@gmail.com Website

SBFILMS CASTING 1 LEAD, 2 SUPPORTING ROLES for short film, "TRENT"

(Union & Non-Union)

SBFilms' "Trent" (working title) is a short film taking on the sci-fi thriller genre from indie award-winning short filmmaker Curtis James Salt ("Mosden," "Adonis"). The film is about a college student grappling with mental illness only to discover an unwelcome house guest of unknown origin. (Nudity is required from the lead role Trent, partial nudity from Ford & Lana). Preliminary auditions are in the form of video submissions, please visit official website to find all appropriate sides to use. All auditions due August 14th by end of day.

Contact Details: Amy DeMar-DuBois (Casting Director) SBFilms sbfilmsprod@gmail.com Website
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Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story

AKA (Other Title): 
The MONOPOLY Story
Production Company: 
Tostie Productions
Plot/Description: 
Shows how the classic board game has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who come together to compete for the coveted title of Monopoly World Champion.
Year of Release: 
2011
Filming Locations: 
Salem, MA; Gloucester, MA; Atlantic City, NJ; New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Pawtucket, RI; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; New Zealand; Oslo, Norway; London, UK; Las Vegas, NV
Contact Person: 
Kevin Tostado
Posted Email: 
kevin@monopolydocumentary.com
Director of Photography: 
Jordan Guzzardo
Producer: 
Kevin Tostado, Craig Bentley
Writer: 
Kevin Tostado, Craig Bentley
Director: 
Kevin Tostado
Cast: 
Zachary Levi, Phil Orbanes, Matt McNally, Rick Marinaccio, Ken Koury, Tim Vandenberg, Bjorn Halvard Knappskog
Distributor: 
Tostie Productions, New Video Group
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Do Tax Incentives for the Film Industry Hurt or Help States?

By B. Walter Irvine
RI decided to keep its capped film tax credit -- for now.

A report rejects the states' ambitious use of tax breaks to develop the film industry, but the fine print (and everything else) is contentious.

The Moon Under Glass

Production Company: 
Ellipsis Entertainment
Plot/Description: 
Waking up to another sunny day, Hal goes about without a single care. His life is perfect. Everyone loves him, and everything always just seems to work out. But these loving neighbors, faultless luck, and glorious atmospheres are the work of someone else: a man whose sole purpose is to construct Hal's world; from every car that is parked, to the words spilling out from each friend's lips. This creator, of sorts, is the one responsible for Hal's flawless life. Looking to instill Hal's world as a paradise, he crafts a playful, exciting girl named Dali. After she continuously intrigues Hal, he begins to grasp a strong connection with her and even starts tasting love for the first time. But looking for any simple sign of appreciation, the creator begins testing Hal. Simply just trying to verify that his life's work means something to the only person that matters, he consistently stages opportunities for Hal to express gratefulness, only to repeatedly come up disappointed by Hal's oblivion. Everything begins to change when the creator, fed up with Hal's lack of gratitude, removes Dali and abandons his work. But as Hal's atmosphere begins to fade away, he can only dwell on Dali's disappearance. With his mind preoccupied and his world dissolving around him, can Hal survive?
Year of Release: 
2010
Filming Locations: 
New Hampshire, USA
Contact Person: 
Jeremy Collins
Contact Phone: 
603-819-1022
Posted Email: 
jeremy@ellipsisent.com
Director of Photography: 
David Dumais
Producer: 
Jeremy Collins, Anthony Pizzurro
Writer: 
Megan Petraitis
Director: 
Jeremy Collins
Cast: 
Andrew J McGuinness, Autumn Gillette, Jonathan Thomson
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Local Short, Big Screen

By Maddy Kadish
Wesman's film "Shelley" screened at Cannes International Film Festival.

Andrew Wesman’s Harvard University senior thesis film Shelley comes back from the Cannes International Film Festival as it celebrates the importance of small film on the big screen.

Influx of Studio Pics Forces Actors and Casting Agencies to Grow

By Kerry O’Donnell
Anne Mulhall, of LDI Casting, has expertise in period pieces.

This summer, Grown-Ups, The Fighter, Furry Vengeance, The Town, Zookeeper, and Wichita all set up shop in Massachusetts. With the high demand on casting agencies and actors, how is the system faring?

Hunting Goodwill

By Matthew Giordano
Matthew Giordano (left) and Jeremy Ellis (right) turn the spotlight on postive Boston stories in "For Boston."

Matthew Giordano describes how his documentary-in-progress For Boston shows Boston’s brighter side, inspiring him to lead by example and give back to the community.

Industry News - March 2009

By Erin Trahan
Nicole Prowell travels great lengths to define happiness in "Happy Hunting."

New England keeps cranking out films and festivals despite economic crunch, Boston Underground Film Festival features over 25 local filmmakers, several Bostonians premiere at SXSW, and more... the March 2009 report of industry news, festivals, and happenings.

Look Out Academy Awards -- Redstone is Hot on Your Toes

By Alexandria Lima
BU's Redstone winers from L to R: Charlie Anderson, Rosita Lama-Muvdi and Donna Reyes.

Boston University’s 29th annual Redstone Film Festival showcases an array of the best student works.

What Happens When Your Script Receives “Coverage?”

By Mere LaTour
Story analyst Mere LaTour.

Last month, Mere LaTour explained the benefits of story analysis. This month, she details what happens when a script receives "coverage."

How to Utilize Story Development Services

By Mere LaTour
Mere LaTour on the set of "Last in Class" with Bill Parker.

Mere LaTour describes the benefits of seeking outside help with telling an effective cinematic story, whether fictional or documentary.

The Writing Life is Never on Hold

By Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
Brandli recently moved from Boston to LA.
Eliot Norton Award-winning playwright, screenwriting teacher, and Boston native Jami Brandli checks in from Los Angeles with her thoughts on writing for screen versus stage, wooing Disney execs, and striking.

First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 7: Happy "Adventures" Anniversary

By Lorre Fritchy
Sandy Slade puts a ball on the finger and a smile on the face of a Hoop City fan in Philly. (Photo: Lorre Fritchy)
Now a year from beginning her documentary "Sandy 'Spin' Slade: Beyond Basketball," Lorre Fritchy catches us up on her next steps as a first-time filmmaker.