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LETTERS
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our seventh calendar year!
Number 340  (Vol. 7, No. 39). This edition is for the week of September 25--October 1, 2006.


The Tampa Film Network Meeting for September


By Chris Woods

Our fourth meeting of the Tampa Film Network was a success. First off, myself, Joe Davison, Melissa Webb, and Keljean Connolly would like to thank everyone for coming out and showing their support. The meeting got off to a great start, was very organized and went very smoothly. The meeting was held at Chili's on Dale Mabry and Columbus in Tampa. Many familiar faces were there plus some new ones. Here's the agenda from are meeting.

Meeting Agenda, September 26, 2006

OLD BUSINESS
Started Tampa Film Network web site. The site is growing everyday and one day hope to be the site to go to find actors, filmmakers, hear about casting calls, productions, film festivals, events, and everything related to film in the Tampa Bay area.

First film project collaboration with The Tampa Film Network. Chris Woods, Joe Davison, Melissa Webb, Keljean Connolly, The Guzzo Brothers, Kincannon Brothers, Craig Kovac, Marcus Koch, Mike Compton and many others got together and started production on a short horror film entitled The Quiet Place, which was written by Chris Woods and directed by Damien Kincannon and stars Joe Davison, Jack Amos, Harmony Oswald, AnneMarie Spizuoco, Rod L. Griffin, Somali Rose, and others. The film is due out in January.


Projects going on and/or coming to a close.
Street Dreams, Phobia, Burial at Sea, Waste of Space, Unearthed.

Festivals
Sunscreen
Afternoon with Kevin Smith/Film Festival in Orlando
Scream Fest in Orlando
Halloween Horror Picture Show

NEW BUSINESS
Things in Production
AniMania

ANNOUNCEMENTS            

September's TFR reviews are up

The next Tampa Film Review will be held on Friday, October 13. The lineup is filled. Check www.thetampafilmreview.com for the schedule for October.

Tampa Film Fan has a new url: www.tampafilmfan.com.

Tickets for the advanced screening of Ghosts of Ybor can now be reserved over the phone. You will then have 48 hours to claim them at the Channelside Box Office. Call 221.0700. The premiere is on Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Visit www.yborghosts.com for more info. Tickets are selling out fast, so call quickly. And no, that's not a sales pitch. It's the truth.

Gasparilla Film Festival is now accepting submissions from filmmakers and are looking for sponsors and members. Local filmmakers, your films can only be considered for the festival if you submit them! Why make a film if you don't want it shown? Visit http://www.gasparillafilmfest.com/Index.shtml

Halloween Horror Picture Show will be held on Sunday, October 15 at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. Visit http://www.halloweenhorrorpictureshow.com/ for more info.

And Finally Tampa Film Review was honored with a Weekly Planet Best of the Bay for the second straight year. http://tampahappenings.creativeloafing.com/gbase/BestOf/BestOfAwards

ANNOUNCEMENT REQUESTS
Melissa Webb - If any of you are looking for a composer/arranger for your current film projects, I know of someone who may be available. He's done concert and popular music work primarily for the Air Force, but also as an independent producer. These efforts have been well received by conductor Peter Graves who has worked his whole career with Barbara Streisand and the Bee Gees. He's also currently working with Mr. Donald Fraser formerly of the BBC and the English Chamber Orchestra and who has worked with Phil Collins and opera star Jessye Norman. Let me know if you'd like to get in touch with him. Contact Info Melissa Webb; linebcker@aol.com or Kelly; kelly.beaman@gmail.com

Josh Goldman - begin Principle Photography by December, they are still looking for our 2 main female characters and are also now looking for locations. We need either a house or apartment that is at least 3 bedrooms, possibly having a decent sized in-ground pool, or just access to a good sized in-ground pool with some decent deck space, and a pool hall/bar. We are also about to purchase some A/V equipment and would like to hear some suggestions on camera and audio equipment preferences. Contact Info: crappyproductions@gmail.com

Cassie Bouldin-Chenevert will give a presentation on PR next meeting.

Russell Hess 1) His acquisition of a 15-acre facility for pre-production, cast and crew housing, small back-lot and tools and equipment for various projects. 2) Protocol in networking Contact Info: russell-hess@comcast.net, P.O. Box 912, Sarasota Florida 34230-0912.

Michele Young CASTING CALL: The no-budget, comedic feature, AniMania is holding auditions Saturday from Noon 5pm in the Johnson Room of the Wyndham Hotel on Kennedy & Westshore Blvd. Filming takes place around the Tampa Bay Area, primarily on weekends, from October 15th through March. Several supporting roles are still available for Acts 2 & 3 and numerous female & male extras from 6yo to 86yo are needed. Contact Michele for a synopsis, character breakdown and appointment time. Callbacks, if needed, will be the following day, Sunday, Oct. 1st, Noon to 5pm. Contact Info: Michele Young 813-956-1186, micheleyoung@mac.com

Thao Nguyen - I'm a USF student and I made a comedy some time back for an electronic class. I'm kind of interested in remaking the movie to possibly send it out to a few contests. The attention that I have gained from the project has only been positive, and I'd figure if I could attract even more interest in the project. This could be a great chance for anyone involved, to showcase his or her talents and skill. The comedy (this was a short that I did in two weeks so its not as refined as Id liked) is called "21 Anxieties till I kill myself." If I do actually remake this, I'd like to get actual actors, soundtrack, and maybe a more refined story, with the same concept. The movie can be seen on You Tube. Contact Info: Thao Nguyen healsienif@gmail.com

NEXT MEETING WILL BE IN NOVEMBER.=

TFN MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/tampafilmnetwork

Joe Davison email: spitballfrenzy@gmail.com

Chris Woods email: cwoods4@tampabay.rr.com


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