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7/28/2012 – 21-Day Competition Launch Event!

June 27, 2012 in eventsby admin


6th Annual Event hosted by Joel Hodgson (MST3K, Cinematic Titanic) & Project Twenty1.
Saturday, July 28th 2012
2:00-6:00 pm
Triumph Brewing Company View  Map
FREE, All-Ages
RSVP on Facebook

Joel Hodgson (MST3K, Cinematic Titanic)

Teams of filmmakers and animators have 21-Days to create an original short based on a common secret element and they need YOUR help!

All films will receive a guaranteed theatrical exhibition at the International House Philadelphia during the 7th Annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival. We will announce the secret element at 6 pm. Come out with your headshots and business cards for a chance to get on a Team.

Want to make your own Team and guarantee your spot on the silver screen? FINAL SIGNUPS WILL BE AVAILABLE in person at the Launch Event! Once the Element is revealed at 6:00pm, no further Teams will be allowed to enter.

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SAG: Can you use it for the Competition and HOW?

June 27, 2012 in Newsletterby admin

Looking to use a  SAG actor/ actress in your Project Twenty1 film? The SAG-AFTRA Ultra-Low-Budget Agreement covers you if you want to use just one union actor or a cast of all union actors in your film of less than $200,000 budget.

Do you have to pay the actors or pay yourself if you’re a SAG-AFTRA member who wants to produce a film for Project Twenty1?

No, payment is deferred. If you make money someday on this film then you have to share with cast but no bond, no out of pocket costs except meals and transportation (30 a mile inclusive of any tolls) and any clothing you may ask the actor to buy.


http://www.sagaftra.org/production-center/sign-sag-online

Applying for a SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement

1) At bottom of the landing page there is a yellow box on the right that says SIGN SAG Online. Click and then enter a name/password you create for yourself to start the application. It should take about 30 minutes to fill out. If you can’t fill it all out in one sitting just make sure to hit “save” and you can finish it later.

2) SAG-AFTRA suggest that when you enter your project title you add the festival name behind it. Example:  In My Room: Project Twenty1.

3) Be prepared to submit the following:

  • Budget (which may be zero).
  • Cast list (only the union actors).
  • Script (PDF or Final Draft).
  • Scanned copy of your drivers license.

4) When you’ve finished everything hit “submit”. Make sure to submit your paperwork 4-6 weeks in advance.

5) Once it’s submitted you’ll get a return email with all the documents you’ll need.

  • The Production Time Report (Exhibit G/Time sheet).
  • The Final Cast List.
  • The Casting Data Report.
  • The Short Film Performer Employment Contract.

You will also be assigned a business representative who you will have as a paperwork contact. You will then submit all the paperwork after shooting to that rep.

What about the secret element? Won’t that make it impossible to submit the script?

No worries! SAG-AFTRA is aware of the potential for twists at turns at Project Twenty1. Just send in a lose script with an additional note stating that your script is part of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition aka “Project Twenty1″.

What if I have other questions about the SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement?

Call or email Lynn Koenigsberg. Freelance Contracts, SAG-AFTRA at the below.

Lynn Koenigsberg
Freelance Contracts
SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia
230 S. Broad Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA  19102
(215) 732-0507
Office
(215) 732-0086
FAX
Lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org

 

Good luck to all our teams!

 

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“Movies from the Hill: Animation” Recap

June 9, 2012 in Newsletterby admin

2012 Movies from the Hill Launch. Photo by Lee Rosenfeldt.

Thank You for Coming!

Thanks to everyone that attended last night’s first Movies from the Hill Animation event!

We had 122 people seated and dozens of people watching from their streets, windows, and cars as we lit up the corner of East Airy Street and Dekalb Street with 21 short animations.

Miss the screening or want to recommend your favorite short to a friend? Here is a list of animations that screened, as well as a printable PDF copy of the program.

Sincere thanks to our donors, sponsors,partners, and volunteers, without whom this free screening series would not be possible!

Save the Date!

Friday, July 13th, 2012, 8 pm!

Our next outdoor screening event is in the same location but features a completely different collection of amazing short films, some of which are from local artists! (See the list of films here)

RSVP on Facebook, send this flyer to your friends, and bring your blankets and chairs to see the shorts and meet the artists!

Popcorn, cotton candy & beverages will be available for sale. This screening is rated approximately PG-13 (mature subject matter/some violence).

7/13/12 – Movies from the Hill: Shorts Spectacular

June 9, 2012 in eventsby Matt Conant

Friday, July 13th, 2012, 8 pm
Dekalb & East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

A FREE screening of independent short films, conveniently located a few blocks from the Norristown Transportation Center! (R-6, Norristown High Speed Line, etc.)

Bring your blankets and chairs to see the shorts and meet the artists! Popcorn, cotton candy & beverages will be available for sale. This screening is rated approximately PG-13 (mature subject matter/violence).

Selections include:

1. Alienative, Kevin Lee, Philadelphia, PA
2. Night Terrors, Matthew Thompson, Philadelphia, PA
3. Intercambios, Brian Aramayo, Alaska
4. The Fairy Prince…?, Jeff Orens, Sewell, NJ
5. Pattern: Response, Charlie Steak, Phoenix, AZ
6. The Butler Did It, Kristin & Justin Schaack, Minneapolis, MN
7. Two Stories Up, Michael Marchetti, Cherry Hill, NJ
8. Drawn, Andy Ritchie, Philadelphia, PA
9. Family Tree, MindChamber, Glenside, PA
10. Worlds Apart, Michael Zachary Huber, Sunnyvale, CA
11. Anna, Dan Brown, Philadelphia, PA

Read more about the films here>>>

If you would like your film or animation considered for a future “Movies from the Hill” and other Film Library programs, please submit to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival and check the box for “film library”.

Sincere thanks to our presenting sponsors:

-Norristown Municipality
-Life Unchained
-Portnoff Law Associates, LTD
-State Street Advisors

Also extra-special thanks to our donors, who are the heart of our organization.

Project Twenty1 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to our organization & programs are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, and retweets, reposts, and articles about our programs award good karma points. :)

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For Immediate Release: “MOVIES FROM THE HILL” BRINGS FILM & ANIMATION BACK TO NORRISTOWN

June 6, 2012 in Press Releasesby admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“MOVIES FROM THE HILL” BRINGS FILM & ANIMATION BACK TO NORRISTOWN
Free community screening series connects Norristown Residents to Emerging Media Artists

Contact: Rachel Troche
Phone:             717.574.4146       /     215-253-7640
Email: rachelatroche@gmail.com

Norristown, PA, June 5, 2012….Project Twenty1, a nonprofit arts organization, is working with the Norristown community and municipality to revitalize the city through film and animation programs. The group, founded in 2006 to help bring exposure to new and independent filmmakers, began as a once-a-year film festival promoting Philadelphia artists. Today, it is a full-time organization, hosting several film programs throughout the year.

Project Twenty1 is pleased to present their newest program, a free open-air film screening series, dubbed, “Movies from the Hill.” With screenings June 8th and July 13th (rain dates June 24 and July 22) starting at 8pm. Friday’s is family friendly and will be held on Dekalb & E. Airy Streets at the top of Norristown Arts Hill, furthering the initiative to bring back regular public film screenings to the city for the first time since the Norris Theater closed over 30 years ago.

This Friday, June 8th, “Movies from the Hill” will feature 21 short animations from Project Twenty1’s library of over 600 independent shorts and features. The event will be hosted by Norristown resident Stephanie Yuhas, known in the independent film world by her alternate persona “Susie Filmmaker”.  ”In addition to showcasing the work, we will have brief question and answer sessions with some of the filmmakers and animators,” says Yuhas.

“If you’re an emerging artist without studio dollars or celebrities attached to your film, it’s very difficult to get your work seen by the public,” says Chris Barley, a Yardley-based animator of one of the award-winning shorts in the program entitled Little Dudes. “I’m thankful for this opportunity and I hope that is can lead to some partnerships that would allow me to do stop-motion animation in Norristown.”

“I really miss the Norristown theaters, so I’m excited that the arts seem to be returning to this town in a big way,” says David Lucidi, owner of Simco Sign Studios and sponsor of the event. Lucidi has pitched in with dozens of other volunteers, as well as donated monetarily and in-kind materials like signage and concessions to help jump start the series. Additional event partners and sponsors include Life Unchained, Portnoff Law Associates, LTD, State Street Advisors, and J. P. Mascaro & Sons.

For more information concerning Project Twenty1 and “Movies from the Hill,” visit ProjectTwenty1.org  or Click for a full List of Animations.

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Project Twenty1 is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an EPIC mission to Exhibit, Promote, Inspire, and Connect through film and animation. Project Twenty1 is focused on helping aspiring media artists turn their passions into careers. Support these programs by making a tax-deductible contribution today.

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Philadelphia: Crew needed for reality web series (deferred)

June 5, 2012 in for film crew, opportunitiesby admin

Summer web reality series led by experienced Director and Producer is looking for the following crew members:

  • Producer
  • Director of Photography (must have own equipment – Canon 7D or
  • comparable. Experience shooting documentaries is a plus)
  • Editor
  • Production Assistants

Series will be shot throughout the months of July and August primarily in Philadelphia and possibly along the east coast. This is a non-paid project with possible deferred payment, though credit, food and travel expenses will be provided. This is a great resume building opportunity for those who want to get their feet wet in this genre of filmmaking.

Email: handson.prod1@gmail.com or margriffin1@gmail.com

 

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This opportunity was posted on the behalf of our community and is independent of our programs. Please contact the e-mail address above with any questions.

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Delaware: Volunteers Crew needed for indie feature

June 5, 2012 in for film crew, opportunitiesby admin

Hiring Sound and Crew for Feature Comedy! Highly Sober Productions is hiring sound and crew for a feature comedy being shot through the month of July in Delaware.

This is a non-union project that is non paying. You will receive credit and any recommendations you may need.

If interested please send resume’s and contact information to Gerald highlysoberproductions@gmail.com

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This opportunity was posted on the behalf of our community and is independent of our programs. Please contact the e-mail address above with any questions.

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Philadelphia: Open Casting, Feature film

June 5, 2012 in for actors, opportunitiesby admin

Casting for the feature length film, “The Slut Always Rides Shotgun” adapted from the book of the same title written by Dave Matthes. There are two more dates left for auditions and there are many characters left to cast. For more info on the film go to www.tsarsmovie.com

The First Date
Thursday, June 7th 2012
3pm-6:45pm

Location:
CEC (Community Educational Center)
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia Pa 19104
(1 Block North of 34/36th Market Street)
Auditions on the 1st floor backroom. (Signs will be posted.)

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The Second Date
Saturday, June 9th 2012
10am-5:00pm

Location:
Klondike Kates Restaurant Pub Bar
158 East Main St. Newark, DE 19711
Auditions upstairs. (Signs will be posted.)

Additional Info:
-The auditions will be held on a first arrival basis.
-Each audition will be video-taped and is expected to last at least 15 minutes.
-If you have not selected a roll to audition for by the date, no worries, we have received your headshots via email and will audition for roles accordingly.
-Please be prepared to wait in the general waiting area until you are called inside for the audition.
-Please arrive as early into the scheduled audition time as possible, as we would like to be sure to see everyone before the time slot expires.

Please bring along:
-Copies of the screenplay sides you have received (those who have
requested and received sides)
-Physical copies of your headshots and resumes (especially if you
would like to be kept on file for updates on future projects by MOH
Productions or a NaturNaL Project)
-Questions
-Energy and enthusiasm

We thank you all once again for your time and interest.
- NaturNaL Project – MOH Productions -

To receive character descriptions, E-Mail: MOHProductions@yahoo.com

 

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This opportunity was posted on the behalf of our community and is independent of our programs. Please contact the e-mail address above with any questions.

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Philadelphia, PA: Crew Call for “The Burning House”

June 5, 2012 in for film crew, opportunitiesby Stephanie Yuhas

Seeking PA’s, grips, assistant sound recordists, and set dressers for a short black comedy by directing team Scott & Karl (www.scottandkarl.tv). We are filling the last spots on our excellent local crew! A great project for film students and people just getting started in their fields, even those with little on-set experience. Delicious meals, credit and travel reimbursement will be provided for all work days.

Shooting in Philadelphia. All locations accessible via public transportation.

TO APPLY: write to us at burninghousefilm@gmail.com with:
-your name and phone number
-a short description of what experience you have
-which of the following shoot days you are available (even if you can only make it a portion of the day):

June 10th – 10 AM to 5 PM
June 11th – 6PM to 1 AM
June 12th – 9 AM to 6 PM
June 16th – 8 PM to 12 AM
June 17th – 7 PM to 1 AM
June 18th – 1 PM to 6 PM
June 22nd – 8 PM to 12 AM
June 24th – 8 PM to 1 AM
June 30th – 8 AM to 12 PM
July 1st – 10 AM to 6 PM
July 2nd – 9 AM to 9 PM
July 15th – 9 AM to 7:30 PM

MORE INFO:
“The Burning House” is a black comedy telling the story of a young, cursed yuppie (TRYSTAN, played by Sean Close) forced to survive on the streets using only his dim wits and an assortment of useless designer possessions: a vintage toaster, cardamom-scented candles, a rabbit skull, etc.

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaking duo Scott & Karl (http://www.scottandkarl.tv), whose music videos for Spank Rock, Big Freedia, and Toro y Moi garnered massive plays and acclaim and are now
on permanent display in the Blogosphere’s “Yesterday Dumpster.”

Email: burning.house.film@gmail.com

 

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6/8/12 – Movies from the Hill: 21 Short Animations

May 22, 2012 in eventsby admin

Friday, June 8, 2012, 8 pm
Dekalb & East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

A FREE screening of independent animations, conveniently located a few blocks from the Norristown Transportation Center! (R-6, High Speed line, etc.)

Bring your blankets, chairs, and the whole family to see the shorts and meet the artists!

Selections  include:

1. Un Duelo, Felipe Esquivel/Carpio Iglesias, Priscila, Mexico
2. Halfway, Gustav Karlson, Henryville, PA
3. Another Bad Idea, Rusty Eveland, Philadelphia, PA
4. Gypsies, Joe Torres, Philadelphia, PA
5. How the Coyote Got His Cunning, Claire Nielbergall, Philadelphia, PA
6. Sandwich Sam, Jamison Conti, Philadelphia, PA
7. Shadowplay, Jeff Hatcher, Philadelphia, PA
8. Trees, Adam Cusack, Philadelphia, PA
9. Little Dudes, Chris Barley & Timothy Fuller, Yardley, PA
10. The House That Hate Built: The Midas Touh, Gardner Watts, Galloway, NJ
11. Desperate Crossing, MinSeok Jeon, Jersey City, NJ
12. Schijnwerper, Liesje Kraai, New York, NY
13. Masks, Patrick Smith, New York, NY
14. Spare Time, Edmond Hawkins, Brooklyn, NY
15. The Man Who Moved Manhattan, Rob Ludacer, New York, NY
16. Bait, Michael Moore, Orange, CA
17. The Wanna-Be Oddie, Jun Bin Lam, San Francisco, CA
18. Bad Blood, Jon Etkins, Blue Bell, PA
19. The Lighthouse, Po Chou Chi, Taiwan
20. Craft, Mari Jaye Blanchardl, Brooklyn, NY
21. Noches de Tungsteno, MarÌa Torres, Mexico

Want more? Check out our Shorts Spectacular on July 13!

If you would like your film or animation considered for a future “Movies from the Hill” and other Film Library programs, please submit to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival and check the box for “film library”.

Sincere thanks to our presenting sponsors:

-The Municipality of Norristown
-Life Unchained
-Portnoff Law Associates, LTD
-State Street Advisors

Also extra-special thanks to our donors, who are the heart of our organization.

Project Twenty1 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to our organization & programs are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, and retweets, reposts, and articles about our programs award good karma points. :)