- WHEN: April 8th, from 10:30am-12:30pm
- WHERE: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|"My Dog Tulip" Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
|Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
I have not read the book in more than 10 years, but I remember laughing out loud a lot and as I watched the film, I kept remembering bits of the book I’d forgotten.
The film, like the book, is pretentious, funny and literate. So naturally, your Resident Film Snob loved it to pieces.
After all, they ought to be grateful to be serving any purpose at all, shouldn’t they?
|Tulip diddles on the dead. Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
|Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
|Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
|Photo Courtesy: New Yorker Films|
Monday, March 21, 2011
CinemaKC Presents IFCKC’S “Fantasy Filmmaker Draft” Project: Five Teams, Five Episodes, One Story
Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm
CinemaKC, a not-for-profit organization connecting film related groups in Kansas and Missouri, will host the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City (IFCKC) 3rd Annual Fantasy Filmmaker Draft short film at the Screenland Crown Center Theater on Saturday, March 26. The program includes a brief reception at 6:30pm followed by the screenings and a Q&A with filmmakers starting at 7:30pm.
The Fantasy Filmmaker Draft Project screening showcases the hard work of five teams and over 50 participants. Created in 2009, the Fantasy Filmmaker Draft was started “…in order to showcase the vast talents of the IFCKC members, by working together on one cohesive project, with a common goal,” according to IFCKC President Brian Boye. Five team captains are selected as the Executive Producers, who then select Writers and Directors, Fantasy Football style. Writer A then has one week to complete 5-9 pages of a script, which features four main characters. The script is passed to Writer B, who has a week to continue the story arc, maintaining the four primary characters.
Teams then had until March 23rd, to complete their episode. Each team has no idea what the other teams are doing in their episode. Style, pacing, art direction are completely up to the discretion of each team, meaning each episode has its own unique qualities. It is only until the screening on March 26th where the teams will see the complete story for the first time.
“The beauty of the FFD is that it forces filmmakers and actors to work outside of their comfort zone, to work with people they are unfamiliar with,” says Boye. “Every year, new relationships are formed, new partnerships are forged, and we learn how other talented people do their work.”
Admission will be $5 for IFCKC members, $8 for non-members. For more information, contact the IFCKC’s President Brian Boye at 816-582-6061, Tim Harvey at 816-786-3354, or Jason Hunt at 816-863-9082.
Upcoming CinemaKC Events:
March 26, 2011: CinemaKC TV premiers on KSMO-TV, 9:30pm
April 14, 2011: CinemaKC Showcases the KU Film & Media Studies Department, Screenland Crown Center, 6:30pm Mixer, program at 7:30pm. Cost: $8, $5 Students, KU Students free with ID.
June 25, 2011: CinemaKC Showcases The Best of the Tallgrass Film Festival in association with the Kansas
Film Commission, 6:30pm Mixer, Program 7:30pm.
CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, United Motion Picture Association (UMPA), Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City, and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.
CinemaKC’s Business Alliance Partners include Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Arts Council, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort, Substream Music & Sound Design, and T2.
Tuesday, April 19 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Trinity Animation Office
672 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 101
Lees Summit, MO
This meeting will include a presentation by Matt Tyree on Trinity's production work on the FX Comedy ARCHER (Trinity produces all backgrounds for the series). Also Jim Lammers will demonstrate Forest Pro, a plug-in for 3ds max. Door prizes include an Archer Season 2 coffee mug (a very limited edition) and a VRay t-shirt!
The address is 672 SE Bayberry Lane, Lees Summit, MO 64063.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
The RYO 2011 Audience Choice Award scores an Adobe prize pack including CS5 for Mac, Premiere & Photoshop Elements 8 and LightRoom! Visit asifa-atlanta.com for details and submission guidelines.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Fatimah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
|Photo Courtesy: Dreamworks Distribution|
Or if you don't like that submission page, you can check out this one instead, but I think it will just link you to the one you didn't like, so you might as well just click the first one.
Monday, March 14, 2011
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TOPEKA, Kan. – On March 3, the Kansas Arts Commission and a crowd of 340 attendees, honored the dedication and contributions to the arts in the state of Kansas with the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. Award recipients were recognized at a reception and awards ceremony from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Washburn University’s Memorial Union, in the Washburn Room.
Sara Paretsky, a best-selling author and native Kansan, was honored with this year’s Distinguished Arts Award. During her acceptance speech, which drew a standing ovation, Paretsky spoke eloquently about the arts, arguing that not only is “an educated citizenry our best guarantor of continued liberty,” but that music, poetry, stories, and the visual arts have helped countless human beings through the ages “endure the dark night of the soul.”
Additional honorees were Arkansas City Area Arts Council (Arts Organization); Louis Copt, Lecompton (Artist); Willa Griswold, Marysville (Arts Advocate); Martha E. "Betty" Muncy, Dodge City (Arts Patron); and Linda Reimond, Lawrence (Arts-in-Education).
Paretsky’s speech and other Governor’s Arts Awards recipient speeches are available online at http://arts.ks.gov/gaa.
Artists who received Artist Innovation Grants and Artist Collaboration Grants to fund projects in Fiscal Year 2011 were also recognized. Those in attendance were:
• Marcia Cebulska, Topeka, Artist Collaboration Grant
• Kristin Beal-DeGrandmont, Wichita, Artist Innovation Grant
• Reena Berger-Natenberg, Lenexa, Artist Innovation Grant
• Kim Eichler-Messmer, Kansas City, Kan., Artist Innovation Grant
• Diane Glancy, Prairie Village Artist Innovation Grant
• Mari LaCure, Lawrence Artist Innovation Grant
• Stephanie Lanter, Topeka; Artist Collaboration Grant
• Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor, Lawrence Artist Innovation Grant
• Lucia Orth, Lawrence, Artist Innovation Grant
• Erika Nelson, Lucas, Artist Innovation Grant
• Francisca Maria Velasco, Lawrence; Artist Collaboration Grant
Special guests for the event were Senate President Steve Morris and Senator Roger Reitz. Earlier in the day, Senator Reitz proposed a resolution to the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee opposing Governor Sam Brownback’s executive reorganization order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission. The resolution was passed 7 to 2. The resolution will now move to the full Senate for a vote on Wednesday, March 16, at 2:30 pm, in the Senate Chamber of the Kansas Statehouse. If the resolution passes, the Kansas Arts Commission remains a state agency.
The awards program also featured the Allegro Community Children’s Choir, Lenexa, performing Home on the Range, America the Beautiful and The Star-Spangled Banner; and Kelley Hunt, Lawrence, a 2007 Governor's Arts Awards Recipient and Kansas Arts on Tour Roster Artist, performing Over the Rainbow.
Attendees at the event had the opportunity to view and meet the producers of the popular viral video Sunflower. Lawrence High students Max Griffith, junior; Kathryn Lunte, senior; and Bailie Richards, junior; instructed by Jeff Kuhr, film/media teacher; produced and starred in the video.
“The 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards, perhaps this year more than any other, was inspirational, exciting and simply thrilling,” said Henry Schwaller, chairman of the Kansas Arts Commission. “The music, particularly by the Allegro Community Children’s Choir and Kelley Hunt, moved the audience to tears and proved to everyone in attendance the power of the arts.
“All the winners were gracious and eloquent in their speeches, as was our Poet Laureate, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg,” he said. “We especially wish to thank Senators Morris and Reitz for their ongoing support of the arts and the Kansas Arts Commission.”
The Governor’s Arts Awards are given annually to distinguished Kansas artists, patrons and arts educators, and have been given annually since 1974 by the Governor of Kansas and the Kansas Arts Commission. An expert panel selected the winners from submitted nominations.
The Kansas Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the State of Kansas and the National Endowment for the Arts, dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in Kansas. Its mission is to provide opportunities for the people of Kansas to experience, celebrate and value the arts throughout their lives. For more information on the Kansas Arts Commission, please visit the KAC website at http://arts.ks.gov.
Tuesday, March 15th
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Kansas City, MO 64106
To register for this event, please click here.
For more information about Arts & Issues, please click here.
State arts councils and agencies across the country are watching to see if the Kansas Arts Commission will be eliminated as a state agency. As states and municipalities across the country wrestle with budgets, a crisis in arts funding is occurring not only at the state and local levels, but in federal agencies as well.
In light of this Wednesday's full Senate vote on the resolution opposing Governor Brownback's executive reorganization order eliminating the Kansas Arts Commission the Arts Council is holding a Special Arts & Issues Meeting! Llewellen Crain, Executive Director for the Kansas Arts Commission and Harlan Brownlee, President and CEO for the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City will present the issues and well as detail specific calls for action.
Visit www.CentralExchange.org to register on-line or call 816-471-7560.
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City strengthens and enriches the community by growing appreciation, participation and support for the arts.
To learn more about the Arts Council, visit our website at www.artskc.org or join us for an ArtsKC 360°, our free, one hour, informational tour. For more information about an ArtsKC 360°, contact Kristy Ladd at 816.994.9240 or email@example.com.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
|Photo Courtesy: Buena Vista Pictures|
The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival September 29 - October 2 has categories for narrative & music video, both of which could be animated.
Then we go up to Michigan for the Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival. There is an animation category where anything is welcome.
Okay, now that I'm back and (relatively) sane, I should be posting these more regularly so there won't be so many crammed into one post.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
- $778,200 in direct funding from the NEA
- $437,767 in indirect grants and services from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Kansas Arts Commission's regional partner
Monday, March 7, 2011
AMC Entertainment Inc. delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 361 theatres with 5,203 screens across the United States and Canada. The company operates 24 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including the top three. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content. http://www.amctheatres.com/.
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,683 screens in 537 locations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Regal operates theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations. http://www.regmovies.com/.
- Kari Bingham, senior at Smoky Valley High School, Smoky Valley
- Susan Elder, junior at Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, Wichita
- Casha Mills, junior at Shawnee Mission North High School and the 2010 Kansas Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Overland Park
- Addie Johnson, junior at Quinter High School, Quinter
- Devany West, 9th grader at Southwest Junior High School, Lawrence
- Allison Williams, senior at Ottawa High School, Ottawa
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Google posted this image as their main banner Sunday to celebrate what would have been Will Eisner's 94th birthday. According to Google's blog, 'The American comics pioneer and creator of The Spirit, was born on March 6, 1917.'
Eisner influenced comics for decades, beginning in the 1940's with The Spirit, a seven-page newspaper feature.
Happy Birthday Will!
Original Article Posted opn Google Blog by Scott McCloud 3/05/2011 09:45:00 PM
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
“Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.”
Justin Scott - (816) 480-2548
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee on Thursday sent a resolution to the full Senate that will block Brownback's plan to disband the commission. The governor wants to transfer fundraising responsibilities for community arts to a private-sector nonprofit called the Kansas Arts Foundation.
For the full article, go to The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com/
THE AOF FESTIVAL is one of the most progressive festivals in the world. Voted one of MovieMaker's Top 25 Festivals Worth the Fees, it boasts celebrities, industry insiders, huge parties, symposiums, parties and much more. This International affair features divisions for Animation, Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Experimental, Action and the Written Word. Past attendees and award winners include Talia Shire, John Savage, Bill Duke, Michael Madsen, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger and many others. Over $100,000 in prizes and awards given in 2010. For more information, visit http://www.aoffest.com/.
The 6th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is now receiving submissions. This year's festival will take place from April 19-23, 2011. The MBIFF has quickly become one of the most significant independent film festivals for the independent artist. Politics and favorites do not play here, only great film! We offer one of the most diverse judging panels in the film festival circuit, from liberal to conservative, blue collar to white collar. Your film will never be subjected to bias, only to the quality of the content. The MBIFF is a production of Dalton Pictures providing indie moviemakers with solutions to production and distribution. http://www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/.
Enter your film now into the international 5th annual RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL. Held beneath the majestic red mountains of Zion Canyon, this festival retreat celebrates the art of film every November with a film market, filmmaker hiking excursions, premieres, screenings, workshops and panel discussions with approachable professional people. The action sports docs and democratic competition enhance the festival's staple of intriguing documentaries and foreign film. The festival is just a 90 minute drive north of Las Vegas, and offers a breathtaking location to see film in the warm part of the state of Utah. http://www.redrockfilmfestival.com/.
13th annual SCRIPTAPALOOZA INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. Deadline March 4th. http://www.scriptapalooza.com/. Why should you submit your script to Scriptapalooza? -Grand Prize: $10,000 -All the reading is done by 90 production companies -We promote the winners, runners-up, finalists and semifinalists for a full year -Endorsed by Robert McKee, Author of STORY -As seen on CNN Questions? Comments? Call the office 323-654-5809 or e-mail us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
THE 2011 PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS - http://www.pageawards.com/. Presenting more than $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a huge $25,000 GRAND PRIZE!! The PAGE Awards have become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide. Each year dozens of producers, agents and development execs vie over the winners, and as a result, many PAGE Award-winning writers land script assignments, secure representation and sign option agreements on their work. Will 2011 be your winning year? LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, April 1st. DON'T MISS IT!! Enter online at: http://pageawards.com/.
The 16th annual STONY BROOK FILM FESTIVAL will be held from July 21 to 30, bringing 15,000 filmgoers to Stony Brook University to see new, independent films over ten days. Having a film at Stony Brook is a career highlight for many filmmakers because of the 1,000-seat packed theatre, large screen, quality of the screening, comfortable accommodations and receptions. Thanks to sponsors there is no entry fee to submit films to be considered for the Festival. Formats accepted for projection at the Festival are 35mm and beta formats. DVDs are accepted for entry purposes only and should be sent to Stony Brook with the official entry form available online at http://www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com/. Entry deadline: May 1, 2011. Stony Brook invites features, documentaries, shorts and animation.
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