Film Festival E-News
August 30, 2013
Lady Filmmakers presents our new venue!
We're excited to announce our new festival venue at the prestigious Charles Aidikoff Screening Room on South Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills! The Room has a long history from playing some of the first screenings of Star Wars for George Lucas to a new era of quick delivery digital movies. The Charles Aidikoff Theatre is ready to serve our outstanding group of filmmakers.
Check out their Walk of Fame photo gallery, including female talent such as Jodie Foster, Sharon Stone, Kathryn Bigelow, Natalie Wood, and Raquel Welch: CLICK HERE! Oscar-winning Director Kathryn Bigelow pictured right; Copyright of www.aidikoff.tv website gallery.
FILM SELECTIONS COMING SOON!
Festival selections will be announced next week in September! Keep an eye out for this year's list of exceptional filmmakers, including features, docs, shorts, foreign, and student filmmakers. Ticket info is soon to come. Keep tabs on facebook and visit us online at www.ladyfilmmakers.com.
September 27th - 29th
Tickets available soon!
In this section we feature our past Filmmakers, Artists, Honorees, and VIP Speakers, and Actors from prior festivals. We will post on the lady filmmakers BLOG page, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest Pages and where relevant the Pinterest Page!
We hope to not only promote your work, but create interest in each other and build a sense of community for future collaboration. This is a bi-weekly newsletter. We hope that you will participate and enjoy reading about each other's successes and relevant industry news!
Additionally you can send updates about screenings and more immediate news to be posted by us on the Lady Filmmakers Facebook Page.
To submit to the news please email our Marketing Coordinator, Meg@luckybagfilms.com.
Producer Romell Foster-Owens (2012 Alumni for The Lift) is shooting a new feature film next month with Director Rosemary Rodriguez (Acts of Worship). Romell has produced short films such as A Final Gift, Summers End, and Seoul, U.S.A. The Liftscreened last week at Holly Shorts Film Festival. Read more about Romell and her projects on IMDb.com!
In Lloyd and Spencer Harvey's (L-R) new film, The Gift, Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday. We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares for the festivities. Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds? Either way...The Gift is on her way. The Harveys (2012 Alumni for Jack and Jill) premiered The Gift at Palm Springs International ShortFest and are touring through Oscar-qualifying festivals, including Melbourne International and Rhode Island. Production design by Brianna La Rance; www.harveyhouseproductions.com
In Aya Tanimura's film, Kill of the Night, a mysterious woman, posing as a kidnapper for hire, takes a bored, suburban family man for a thrill ride down a desolate country road. The project was made with funds from the Armed with a Camera fellowship, in which Aya was chosen as one of their 2012 - 13 Directing Fellows. It premiered at the DGA at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May of 2013 and was also an Amazon Studio's "notable project.” Aya just directed Katy Perry's latest lyric video for her new single"Roar,” which came out 2 weeks ago. She is proud to announce that it has over 20 million views online so far!
We're excited to welcome back Final Draft back as a 2013 sponsor! Select award winners will receive complimentary copies of their top-selling software - keep an eye out for a promo code, as well! Final Draft is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard in screenwriting software, the #1-selling screenwriting program for screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights, and writers of new media. It seamlessly formats your script as you type. Tab and Enter keys make formatting your script a snap, and More’s and Continued’s automatically appear at page breaks where needed. Join the ranks of Hollywood’s most notable writers and use your creative energy to focus on the content while Final Draft takes care of the style. www.finaldraft.com
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Our Party Venues & Sponsors!
We're excited to introduce our opening-night venue and sponsor SFixio! The restaurant is located in the heart of Beverly Hills and their extensive menu fare includes lobster, veal shank, and homemade pasta. Party Access for all Filmmaker and VIP passholders! Party details coming soon! www.sfixio.net
Lady Filmmakers is excited to announce our special closing night party host, Bouchon, which offers traditional French bistro fare with a menu that showcases the best products available each day. Bouchon also features a raw bar with select oysters on the half shell and many other Fruits de Mer. Seasonal offerings change throughout the year and are complemented by Vin de Carafe, a unique wine program that brings recognition to local wine producers. Party access for Filmmaker and VIP pass holders! Party details coming soon! bouchonbistro.com/beverlyhills