Thursday, November 29, 2012

UHE Looking for Content

Hey every one this is information coming straight out of career services, If you want to get your work seen and start getting it out there check out the following:

"UHETV, a new global entertainment network is looking for brand new, well-produced, HD content such as independent artist videos, webisodes that run thirty minutes to an hour,
short/full-length feature films and movie trailers. We would like to run this content as a promotion for 90 days at no cost to you in order to measure our audience’s response.

Urban Hollywood Entertainment has obtained national distribution through Dish Network on demand and Simply Me Distribution.  The UHE TV channel provides 24 hour access to all kinds of television and film content. Our present viewership is 4.3 million per month.
Urban Hollywood is a brand that will always provide quality, dedication, exposure, and professionalism. The executives of Urban Hollywood have created what most networks don’t have all in one which is diverse programming for a globally diverse audience.  The content that is broadcast by Urban Hollywood consists of Reality Shows, HD Films, Sports, Travel, Radio and more in development."

There will be a conference call with more information and how to submit your films @ 1pm today, Here is the info:
CONFERENCE# 605.475.4350
ACCESS CODE: 2713282

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Alpha Channel Fall 2012

Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming details and updates.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thoughts about NYC from a Film Blogger

Editor of, Alex Billington, has published a refreshing love letter to the city we live in. Often, I hear of students who want to switch coasts in order to pursue their film career. The decision to work in the film industry is a personal one, whether we believe it or not. Long hours, freelance work, and tight deadlines force us to make life decisions that would be unheard of in most other professions. The experience of living in LA for three years professed that type of lifestyle (and the way they do business) was not for me. LA is car commuting city and I hate driving. The two sided nature of producers and studio executives hindered my growth as a filmmaker. As counter point, I still have several friends at Dreamworks and ILM who enjoy the abundance of networking opportunities with the saturated film business around them. Even our own instructor, Johnny Woods, has defected to the left coast and is doing fine. Both NY and LA are not for everyone, but I have to give props to those who love the city who will drive by in a cab on a rainy day and flip you off at the same time. I <3 br="br" nyc="nyc">

Filmmaking Contest with Kevin Spacey and Willem Dafoe

Attention all Writers: here's a chance to write a script starring Hollywood actors! Jameson First Shot is sponsoring a contest and all you need is a script no longer than 7 pages - the grand prize winner will have their script turned into a short film starring Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe and Dana Brunetti. Unfortunately you must be 25 years or older to enter, but if you are, check out the rules and conditions HERE.

Moving Past Sandy

As we now enter the last phase of recovery after Hurricane Sandy, only now can we start collecting all our thoughts and feelings on such a devastating natural disaster. Many of us were affected in different ways, some more severely than others, but as we look back on what happened we should strive to find a silver lining. Like any experience, new feelings and thoughts can be channeled into something creative. Use this devastating experience to push your creativity and create something out of this situation.

As for those who are still affected by Sandy, you can give a helping hand here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"The Public Creates Stars"

Next March, one independent film will debut in 100 theatres around the United States — and it could be yours! Co-presented by MovieMaker Magazine, MANHATTAN SHORT is launching a truly revolutionary project that will help indie filmmakers gain wide exposure for their work. Like absolutely nothing else in the world, the Feature Film Project will premiere one film on March 21st, 2013 in more than 100 theaters across the country. Audiences at each venue will get to vote on whether or not to bring the film back for a full, one-week run at that cinema. If the majority of viewers vote yes, the film comes back. It's that simple.
The film will be distributed on DCP, which SpectiCast will provide free of charge.
The Feature Film Project is open to filmmakers worldwide, and the deadline for entries is December 31st, 2012. Click Here to register your film.
For cinemas that would like to be involved in The Feature Film Project, Click Here to nominate your venue.
Visit our website at

It's the Public that Creates Stars

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

           TROPFEST, The World's Largest Short Film Festival, Announces 'ROUGHCUT' FILM SYMPOSIUM IN NEW YORK
Malcolm Gladwell, Charles Randolph, Liev Schreiber and more join Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scott Foundas for Day Of Programming on the Art of Storytelling On Screen
New York, NY (November 12, 2012) – Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival which staged its hugely successful U.S debut in Bryant Park earlier this year in front of a 10,000 plus capacity crowd, today announced its next phase of programming, the Roughcut film symposium. Produced in the United States in partnership with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Roughcut is an exclusive and intimate day-long series of lectures, conversations and presentations about the art of storytelling on screen. The event will feature actor/writer/director Liev Schreiber (Salt, X-Men: Origins, Everything Is Illuminated), film editor Sarah Flack (Lost in Translation), producer/writer Scott Rosenberg (Gone in 60 Seconds, Con Air), Entertainment Weekly's film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum, Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA Nick Law and Tropfest’s founder and director/producer John Polson (Swimfan, Hide and Seek) in moderated conversations with FSLC Associate Director of Programming, Scott Foundas.  Best-selling author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers) will keynote the event in a conversation with internationally celebrated screenwriter Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs). Roughcut will be held on Friday, December 7th beginning at 10 am at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
For more information please click here or to buy tickets, please click here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Director Talk for Students

The Bubble - Alumni Accomplishment

Alumni Phil Swift had a successful kickstarter campaign last year in which he raised $10K to create the feature documentary, The Bubble. The Bubble is about the town of Celebration, FL, created by the Disney Co. for Disney employees. The experience living in the town was supposed to mimic the experience of living in Disneyland itself. Phil's film uncovers the facade to reveal the fragile and honest underbelly of it's residents.

As a backer, I have been receiving updates on Phil's progress. He had a screening at Pixar studios and the premiere will be in Akron, OH on December 28th.
Congratulations, Phil!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Halloween Party

Thank you to all who came out to the Halloween Party. Here are some pics from that memorable night!

Attendance Reminder

Following the events of Hurricane Sandy, we hope that you have been safe and able to resume your  class schedule as usual. However, the attendance policy stills stands, so if you still having issues attending class you must communicate with your instructor to see how your classes are doing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Registration for Winter 2013

Registration for the Winter 2013 quarter is now in effect. David Nash will be registering students according to their teach out forms. If you do NOT have a teach out form, please see David Nash immediately!