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Local labs and pricing needed

Looking for local labs and pricing for DVDs with watermark and time codes.

Added by Pat O'Connor on October 20, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Crew members needed

I will be shooting a teaser in a few weeks to raise money for a feature to be shot in feb 2012. I am in need of the following:


Director of Photography (with own equipment)

Gaffer (with at least basic 3 point lighting equipment)

Special FX artist - There isn't much in terms of blood going on. We do have a person who will be working with us doing this but it would be nice to have 2 people. 

Production Assistant.


This will be a one day shoot…


Added by Chester Finney on October 1, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments


Silent  Journey is airing to a 5 star rating in the UK

Added by SANDY ROCHELLE on September 10, 2011 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

Film makers wanted for open casting call

In conjunction with the opening of the new Mosaic Acting Studio in Lodi, we'd like to have an open casting call on Saturday, September 10.  Media Casting Group will be there, and we'd like to have a few independent film makers join us to accept headshots and resumes for their upcoming projects.  You'll be able to get some exposure, and perhaps even hold some auditions if you'd like to.  If you're interested, contact Charlie Holliday at


Added by Charlie Holliday on August 26, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Building a team of Local talent, North of Sacramento for future films.

Looking for people interested in wanting to take part in film making within Yuba City & Marysville areas. Strictly passionate and dedicated people for future film projects. Actors and Crew who can dedicate real time to building a team with professional qualitys. This is for a non payed and starting low budget production looking to build a group of dedicated passionate but professional film makers and expand from there. Two movies in the works, both midevil films, with a few other ides for… Continue

Added by Bret Scott Corey on August 16, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

NexphraseProductions is excited to announce auditions for a trailer for the screenplay MidNight Bandits. When: August 20, 2011 Where: 5250 Date Ave Suite A Sacramento California 95841 Time: 10:00 a.m…

NexphraseProductions is excited to announce auditions for a trailer for the screenplay MidNight Bandits.

When: August 20, 2011

Where: 5250 Date Ave Suite A

Sacramento California 95841

Time: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

MidNight Bandits is about criminals who specialty is robbing other criminals mainly drug dealers.

MidNight Bandits written by Donald E. Dukes Contact info -916-544-0151

Production Manager Wes Carter Contact info…


Added by Donald E. Dukes on August 10, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Meet Chiyumba at Urban Summit August 6th


This hot up-and-coming talent will be here to answer your questions and debut her new video by none other than Nick Liesure. Don't miss it!



Added by Martin Anaya on July 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Borroel Entertainment Auditions

Borroel Entertainment Auditions Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25

 Borroel Entertainment will be holding auditions for its newest short film on Friday, June 24 from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday, June 25 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Cosumnes River College Theatre (address at bottom).  This film will be entered for submission into larger film festivals outside the Sacramento area. There will be no compensation, but meals will be provided and has the…


Added by Julie Ivanovich on June 17, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Teaching Acting

I have been an actress( Theatre, Film, TV)  and a Director of Theatre for many years and never really thought about the merits of it until I started teaching acting classes.  Why we do what we do and does it really matter or does it matter that it matters etc.....Until one day, I was teaching an acting class, when I had a particularly challenging student in front of me and I had to stop and re-think my approach; what was I going to tell this actress...she was just not very good no matter…


Added by Darcy Marta on May 31, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Film Funding 101 financing is one of the most difficult and least understood challenges facing a producer and it is fraught with perils for the unwary. Many independent film producers find themselves caught in its legal and financial morass. Given that most film producers do not want to use their personal assets to fund their films. The most important issue for many producers is how to…

Added by craig shell on May 5, 2011 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

Magus Movie update, part 1

Finishing up on the principal shots for a movie short with working title Magus Movie.

A lil' bit of fantasy, a lil' bit of matial arts, a bit o' philosophical psychobabble and a plethora of visual effects and post-processing.

This is a trans-media short supporting a feature  length movie, working title: Nunya.

I don't know when the final final product will be finished. But I will keep y'all informed...

Added by Charles Bryan on May 2, 2011 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

48 Hours Sacramento Split into Two Programs

A Record 33 Teams Turn Out for the 48 Hours Sacramento 2011!

SCRAMENTO March 4th (CFF) —

Over 100 hundred would be participants turned out on a rainy night in March of 2011 to take part in the Cast and Crew Call for the 48 Hour Film Festival known as "48 Hours Sacramento". In addition a record 33 teams started the…


Added by California Film on March 20, 2011 at 2:12am — No Comments

Comic Books Come to life

With a slew of comic themed films out this year including Thor, Capitain America, Green Lantern and yet another X-Men movie it has me pondering just how far we've come.


In my day we salivated at the mere thought of seeing one of our beloved comic heroes on the big screen. All too often we were let down by cheezy plotlines and special effects. So imagine my 12 year old imagination gone wild when I feasted on the first Superman know, the ONLY Superman film?!... Dick…


Added by Martin Anaya on February 18, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Video Shoot for Agness Twin Video

 I am looking for an actress, mid 20's to early 30's for music video being shot in about 3 weeks. There will be no dialogue spoken.  I am also looking for an artist (drawing) that is possibly looking to add work to his/her portfolio, that can create landscapes as well as characters. These positions are volunteer. I have the Cinematographer, Camera person, and Visual Effects all lined up. Just need to fill these last two positions. 


The song that the video will be shot to is…


Added by Jason Borroel on February 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Best article I've ever seen on why 3-D sucks!

Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed.



Added by Martin Anaya on January 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Internet TV: A Practical Application

The Future is Now?? Wow! That was quick!!

by Martin Anaya

Pacifica Community TV Studio Photo (sometime in the 70's)

Among my many hats is the running of a small community TV station in Pacifica that shows classic and foreign films as well as important community news and…


Added by Martin Anaya on December 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Future Filmmaking from Dave

Basking in the afterglow of good work released unto an appreciating world, I thought it would be a good idea to announce I was starting a blog. You know, add my voice to the chorus of the hive mind. One little gnat amongst the swarm of locusts.


David Valentine - Producer, VFX Coordinator: Hero, The Phantom Menace

Of course, that was last week. Put a loud mouthy film producer drunk on optimism (and… Continue

Added by Martin Anaya on November 17, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Why Indy Filmmakers are in the dark.

Here is a recent post to the LA Producer's Group in comment on how to use projection comparable data in a film business plan:

"Most projections serve as a disservice because they are just based on comps

which don't accurately reflect the reality of a project's profitable

prospects. Saying that, if you want a more realistic tool... especially to help

with negotiations and contracts, make sure the projections includes a

sources and uses regressive analysis with proven… Continue

Added by Frank Casanova on November 8, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Is the New Superman a Hipster??

Superman has a new look, and the redrawn Man of Steel now more closely resembles a a vampiric Robert Pattinson or a sulky member of My Chemical Romance than a hunky matinee idol. He now has a decidedly more emo vibe -- pale, leaner, and brooding.

The Superhero…


Added by Martin Anaya on October 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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