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Jason Kessler's screenplay "Up In Flames" won first place in the 2014 Las Vegas Film Festival Screenplay Contest.
Up In Flames is a feature comedy that follows an obliviously flamboyant boy who arrives in college to find that everyone he meets assumes he's gay. He struggles with his identity as he tries to act "straighter" so he can get the girl of his dreams. The script mixes off-color humor with realistic characters to tactfully approach the topic of sexual identity, challenge stereotypes, and reinforce themes of tolerance.
The script was previously a finalist or semifinalist in several screenplay competitions, including Nantucket Film Festival's 2014 Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, 2013 Fresh Voices, and 2013 Emerging Screenwriters.
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Laura Powers interviews author Alesa Teague about her book the Long Road Home as well as common pitfalls that writers often make when approaching the marketing and selling of their book. For more information on Write Hot Podcast, go to http://powershour.biz/listen.htmlNapa Valley Film Festival The Napa Valley Film Festival showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, world cinema, and animation while also working to build a sense of community. The ISA Reviews: Captain America: Civil War, with Derek Asaff
"Captain America: Civil War" tells a lot of story with a lot of character.
Marvel is on a roll with the continuing juggernaut of its "X-Men" franchise and recent megahits like "Ant-Man" and "Deadpool." This new adventure film is the third in the "Captain America" series but it more closely resembles "The Avengers" as it brings together a large collection of famous superheroes for a truly epic battle. But despite such big ambitions, the film never loses sight of its characters.
With over a dozen costumed crusaders to account for, the script never loses sense of who they are and why they're in the fight. Their humanity informs every plot point, line of dialogue and punch thrown. Filmed and performed with wit and warmth, this is everything that "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" was not. This movie is truly a marvel balancing serious themes, rollicking adventure, clever repartee, and state-of-the-art CGI in one of the better superhero movies to ever take flight.Writers911.com Annette Chandler has produced films for Paramount, Disney, PBS, ABC and CBS. In 2002, she won an Emmy as Executive Producer of Ansel Adams: A Documentary. Interview w / Some Kind of Hate Writers, Adam Mortimer & Brian Deleeuw
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Screenwriters Adam Egypt Mortimer & Brian DeLeeuw talk about how they got their new film, Some Kind Of Hate, produced.TV Writer Podcast Podcast devoted exclusively to the creators of the small screen offering great podcast interviews with working writers in various genres and parts of the television industry. Hosted by Gray Jones, a TV editor & produced writer located in Toronto, Canada. Paphos International Film Festival The Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual festival held every year in Paphos in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. PIFF is an independent not-for-profit organization. Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston in partnership with Worldwide Cinema Frames Studios/Films under the direction of multiple Award Winning Documentarian Raouf J. Jacob. Toronto International Film Festival One of the largest public film festivals, screening over 300 from films from more than 60 countries, TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to fil Writer Director Antonia Bogdanovich and Her New Film Phantom Halo
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Writer and Director Antonia Bogdanovich talks about her new film, Phantom Halo. She talks through her early career as an actress, journalist, theater director, and filmmaker and the process of how she got this film produced.Fargo Film Fest The Fargo Film Festival is the premier annual moving picture event in the state of North Dakota. Featuring more than 100 movies every March. The Actors Fund Podcast Series We are proud to present The Actors Fund Podcast Series, offering valuable information based on workshops The Fund offers in our New York and Los Angeles offices. Stay tuned for more to Tribal Technology & Trade Inc. We make dreams come true , with our talented and connected staff. You name them and we have the resources and contact info all at our staff's fingertip's. Brubaker Unlimited LLC Filmmaking Stuff is a professional resource for independent filmmakers and provides tips on screenwriting, producing, crowdfunding, directing, movie marketing and film distribution. ISA Reviews: Florence Foster Jenkins with Kevin Rexroat
Florence Foster Jenkins is a movie that hits all the right notes.
One of the best comedies of the year is Florence Foster Jenkins. It's about an American socialite in the 1940's who fancied herself an exquisite soprano, but couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. Meryl Streep plays the title character and earns guffaws every time she sings badly, but this sophisticated entertainment has a lot more on its mind than easy laughs. It's actually a deft character study about her complex marriage to her greatest fan and enabler St. Clair Bayfield (a never better Hugh Grant).
Nicholas Martin's script has a lot to say about what constitutes love and marriage, as well as the pursuit of one's dreams. It may be a period piece but it serves as a deft commentary on fame and talent, especially in our reality TV age. Veteran director Stephen Frears puts it all together perfectly, from the detailed costumes to the vivid production design to the clever cast of supporting players, including a sweetly meek Simon Helberg as Florence's embarrassed accompanist. Few movies can be described as both hilarious and poignant, but this special film is indeed that.John Witcher Books John Witcher is a writer, a poet, a producer, and a musician. John loves the arts and wants to help authors and musicians around the world realize their dreams. Washington Filmworks Washington Filmworks assists all types of productions, helping facilitate your needs from project conception through completion.