Let’s Call It A Weekend!


Vote BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD for Gotham Independent Film Audience Award

Award season is kicking off full swing and I’m shameless campaigning for Hushpuppy for the win! Help make “Beasts of the Southern Wild” the final nominee for Gotham Audience Award. Vote online HERE by November 18th (Sunday).

TRAILER WATCH

The newest trailer for “The Central Park Five” by Ken Burns came out this week. One of my favorite films from Telluride will be in limited release on 11/23.

After seeing “Amour” by Michael Haneke (also at Telluride), I suggest have a puppy on standby for this very intense drama. You decide after watching this latest trailer.

FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS

FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood 2013 showcases the best indie filmmaking from around the world and celebrates international independent film. Deadline is November 20th.

Garden State Film Festival features film competition for independent filmmakers, open talent casting call, panel discussions, free school field trip opportunities, and opening and closing ceremonies. Deadline is November 22nd.

Pitch your best show idea in ATX Television Festival by Jan. 18th.

Have Your Script Read Live At Sundance 2013 in “Table Read My Screenplay” Contest. Final deadline in December 1st.

QUEUE IT UP

Remember “2 Days in Paris” from writer/director/actress Julie Delpy? Well there’s a sort-of sequel that swaps Ethan Hawke for Chris Rock.  “2 Days in New York” came out on DVD this week. Dubbed the female Woody Allen, you can read more about Delpy, her method and the film HERE.

A rare “riches to rags” story of a Florida millionaire couple who go broke trying to build the world’s largest home. “The Queen of Versailles” is headed to DVD this week. My review HERE.

CALL FOR INDIES (Filmmaker Opportunities)

  • IFP, one of the top independent film support organizations, is now seeking fall/winter interns.
  • Wanna volunteer for SXSW 2013? Registration is now open.
  • Are you a female filmmaker w/ an idea for a short film? Apply for a free February workshop at Athena Film Festival by 12/15.

HOT LINKS

“Get A Hollywood Studio To Green Light Your Picture, In 29 Easy Steps” from the great folks at NPR. Step #1: Hire unpaid interns to read piles of scripts. One of them finds the gem everyone in town has missed.

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