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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #1
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So I'm not 100% postive about this, but I could swear someone mentioned to me that somewhere in Manhattan a bookstore specializing in Film Books and only Film Books exists, but I'm not sure how true this is and if so where it is located.

Any other NY'ers care to enlighten me if I'm correct on this and if so where this fabled place might be located.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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Need the Theme Song For the Oscars

I have looked and looked and looked some more and can't find it anywhere. Not for sale, not for download, not for anything. I am putting together a video for a charitable event/Oscar party. I'll be showing footage I took at the parties for the last two years. Can anyone out there help?

Please!!!!!

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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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Toshiba Offers a $200 Rebate off their HD-DVD players.

You have to buy their TV as well.
http://www.twice.com/article/CA6411133.html
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Old February 1st, 2007, 03:38 PM   #4
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ShopWiki Contest

Alright - I've been gone for a while (not to mention that I didn't post much when I was around, anyway).

HOWEVER! I bring news of a nice little contest that my girlfriend told me about. For all you cameramen and directors:

http://www.shopwiki.com/valentines_videohome.jsp

In a nutshell; make a short little video about "I Love [Blank]" where you fill in the [Blank] with any consumer good you love. It can be anything from your Canon GL2 all the way down to something like a pair of earplugs.

I've asked around (saving you the time; aren't I nice?) and you keep the rights to your video. So you can use it as portfolio piece later on (all the more incentive to make it cool).

The contest part of this is that if your video gets the most votes you get $500 in spending cash at some large name in shopping. And even if you don't win; if your video is selected for their "video review" gallery, then you get $50. So...all the more incentive to make it look nice :D

That's about it. Hope all of you guys have some fun with this!

-Ben

That's URL again:
http://www.shopwiki.com/valentines_videohome.jsp
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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Viacom asks YouTube to remove 100,000 clips

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070202/viacom_youtube.html?.v=5

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YouTube said in a statement that it would comply with the request from Viacom and said it cooperates "with all copyright holders to identify and promptly remove infringing content as soon as we are officially notified."

The company also said it was "unfortunate that Viacom will no longer be able to benefit from YouTube's passionate audience which has helped to promote many of Viacom's shows."
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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #6
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Dell selling Sony HD TVs

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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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Auction Begins For JVC

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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #8
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Lions Gate films coming to iTunes store

http://www.fool.com/investing/genera...gvisit=y&npu=y

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Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) confirmed Monday that it will be selling movies via the iTunes Store. Lions Gate joins Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Paramount in offering films via the increasingly popular downloading site.
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More than 150 titles are expected to make their way into the iTunes library this month. When they do, the store will have roughly 400 films available for download and purchase.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Sony ranked at top in LCD shipments

http://www.pcworld.ca/news/article/c...6aecb2/pg0.htm
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Old February 18th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #10
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The Video Recordings Act (1984) UK

I'd appreciate a few thoughts and opinions about a DVD which I will be making in the next few months. It's a film, made purely on an amateur basis, ie no professional actors, shoestring budget, not in the course of business etc. It's being made because the people involved want to do it. And when it's finished, we'd like to make sure plenty of other people get the opportunity to see it.
So my question is, if I was to offer it for sale on ebay (buy it now, for a nominal low price) just to cover some of the costs of making it (blank DVDs, cases, label printing) would I be able to legitimately claim exemption under section 3 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 ? I should add that it's not got any sex in it (maybe next time if the actors keep hassling me) but does have a suicide scene. It's not all that graphic however there is evidence of a razor blade and some blood, but you don't see it happen. Obviuosly adaquate warnings will be printed on the DVD label about this.

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Exempted Supplies

3.-(1) The provisions of this section apply to determine whether or not the supply of a video recording is an exempted supply for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The supply of a video recording by any person is an exempted supply if it is neither-

(a) a supply for reward, nor

(b) a supply in the course or furtherance of a business
It says a supply for reward. Would it be fair to say that this means financial gain, as in profit ? If I am selling it for less than it costs to make it, do you think it would be reasonable to argue that it's not a supply for reward. I'm not in the film making business. I very much doubt that the film will make a profit, or that many people will buy a copy of the DVD, and I'll happily give copies away free. If I cover just some of the costs, that would be a bonus.

If anyone here has any ideas or experience regarding this legislation, I'd appreciate hearing what you think. :D
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Old February 20th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #11
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Casting for Short Film in Kansas City

not really a place for it here on this forum, but oh well....


“AEGIS” AUDITIONS!!!
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
CITY STAGE AT UNION STATION (KANSAS CITY, MO.)

We are looking for several talented actors to portray our characters in a short-film to be shot June 2007.

The movie is titled Aegis (pronounced: ee-jis). It is an original screenplay. The finished film will be entered in film festivals. Actors will receive film credit, provided meals while on set and copy of finished film.

Aegis is a Gothic tale of redemption and freedom from oppression. Unwittingly caught up in the struggle between good and evil while mourning the loss of her late husband, a single mother finds closure in the least likely of forms. It reveals to her, a side of her family she knew nothing about and reunites her with a love she no longer recognizes. Underneath the rock hard skin of a gargoyle there still beats the heart of human, a heart that will lead to a deadly betrayal. They must prevail over sorcery and vengeance so that each may protect the one they thought they lost.

Sunday, March 11th
City Stage – Union Station
(For parking info and directions: http://www.unionstation.org/visitorinfo.cfm)
From: 1pm – 6pm

We will be conducting cold reads from the script. You will be able to pick up a copy when you sign in. For those with martial arts/stage fighting ability, you will be asked to show off your mad skills, so please wear comfortable/loose-fitting clothing. Auditions will run about 10 minutes.

If you are unable to attend the auditions we will accept audition tapes contact us by e-mail for more information.

Walk-ins are welcomed, but please contact us in advance to reserve a time (to make the experience quick and easy!) Scheduled actors will have priority.

Please supply us with the following:
Contact information:
A headshot and resume with all acting experiences
Resume reel (if available)
An hour time window where it would be best to schedule your audtion (aprox. 10 min)
What role you would like to audition for


Contact us at aegisthemovie@gmail.com
and check out on myspace http://www.myspace.com/aegisthemovie
for more information and current news.


Below are the characters and a brief description:


Karen – A single mother in her late 20s to early 30s. She is dealing with a recent tragedy
in the family. She is the girl-next-door type, motherly and caring. She appears stressed but is managing to keep things running as usual. Must be capable of physical scenes (i.e. running, being lifted of the ground, falling, being tossed around)

Henry - (Fireman/Injured Man) – A dedicate firefighter, where his fatherly
instincts come in handy, he is in his late 20s or early 30s. He must be able to lift a small child of 7 years old or younger. Must be physically fit, strong built.

Jacob – An older man in his 50s or 60s. Grandfatherly, pays attention to detail. Owns a
used book store but has a secret life in the occult and magic realm. Good with his
hands, kind and patient.

Child – young child (preferably female), 7 years old or younger, who is able to portray
fear and distress.

Father – An older man in his 40s or 50s. He is the priest in Karen’s community and
brings a feeling of peace and calm. Shows a caring nature to his parishioners, but
perhaps an arrogance of all knowing.

Monster – Must be athletic, martial arts/ stage fighting ability a major plus. Actor will be in a full body suit. Not a requirement, but the taller the better.

Jenna – an athletic female in her late 20s to 30s. She is attractive, shapely, seductive and
competitive. A former apprentice of Jacob’s. She is mysterious and will do anything to get ahead.

6 Thugs – serve as Jenna’s enforcers to get what she wants. Actors must be able to
portray fight scenes, ability to lift, run. Some roles require stunt work and martial art ability. Prior experience is highly admired.

Smiley – creepy looking guy. His smile makes people uneasy. Has an ulterior motive for taking this “job”. Some stunt work required.
Small speaking role.

Wife Beater – nice physique, able to look tough in a “wife beater” tank-
top. Intimidating, someone you would avoid walking by at night.
Speaking role. Some stunt work required.


Samurai – A master of his blade. Takes his job and duty seriously. Follows through with orders. Martial art ability required, sword proficiency required. Non-speaking role.

Brawny – big body builder or biker type (character is covered in tattoos). The big muscle in the group. Not too bright. Some stunt work required. Non-speaking role.

Mad Boy – slim, imp-like, non-threatening. Comic relief character.
Very little stunt work required. Small speaking role.

Cannon – A teenage female runaway. The Lolita type. She has turned to the streets and has found a home with her gang. Little stunt work required, must be able to carry a large gun on back and handle it while “shooting”.
Small speaking role.

Police Officers – 2 male officers

Pedestrians – extras on street. Need aprox. 15-20 people of all ages, genders, and races.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #12
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Crew Jokes - look up.

Just a note because I know some people are going to look here and not see it anymore, I made the "crew jokes" thread sticky, so look UP.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #13
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My Life As a Child

It’s a TV series on TLC.
20 kids between the ages of 7 and 12 were each given a camcorder to document their lives. You are probably going to see future famous videographers for sure, just as long as TLC thought them how to use a camcorder properly.

The premiere episode is going to be today at 7:00pm Eastern.
http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/specials...ild/about.html

I bet it was YouTube that gave TLC the idea to do this.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 01:33 PM   #14
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ISCI Codes

Are ISCI codes a mandatory thing when submitting a spot to a local station or are they just a nice thing to have?

I just found out that it costs $1500 to get one. I can't imagine that the guys who make those cheesy local lawyer commercials are paying $1500 for an ISCI (or AD-ID) code.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #15
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Interesting article about Apple Stores

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortu...2321/index.htm

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Saks, whose flagship is down the street, generates sales of $362 per square foot a year. Best Buy stores turn $930 - tops for electronics retailers - while Tiffany & Co. takes in $2,666. Audrey Hepburn liked Tiffany's for breakfast. But at $4,032, Apple is eating everyone's lunch.
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