Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Italia 2003 Film Fest
Check out the Italia 2003 Film and Music Festival next week at Visions. The festival features films by Roberto Benigni and Federico Fellini. And, best of all, it's free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

FilmBiz Happy Hour
Tonight's FilmBiz Happy Hour at Jury's on Dupont Circle is a special one. It is in honor of Steve LeHuray, founder and publisher if ICOM, who passed away recently. The corporate sponsor is National Geographic Live and monies raised go to City Year, a national service charity.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Fresh Produce Film Series
This series, which takes place at Visions on the 14th, is focusing on a series of shorts, 10 minutes or less to illustrate that "story" can be told in less time. Visions is a great venue for independent film (cool bar too) so it should be a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

The Double Lives of Creatives
The Washington Post profiles several local artists who slave away at routine jobs while practicing their passion in the evenings. In other words, bureaucrat by day, poet by night. Also mentioned in the article is John Hanshaw, founder of the Guerilla Film Fest, which took place last month.

Monday, October 06, 2003

NYT: Good Morning, Senator! You Rocked on `K Street'
The New York Times examines the 'K Street' phenomena in DC. Interns swoon at the sight of Clooney. Self-importance politicians preen for the camera. Cynical lobbyists maneuver to get their issues before the camera. "It feels like D.C. is much more savvy in terms of p.r. than even out in L.A.," said Grant Heslov, one of the producers of the show. "Everyone's got a spin on everything. Everyone's working an angle."

We're worse than LA? That hurts.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

The Return of the Movie Palace
Old movie theaters from Gaithersburg to Columbia Heights are returning to their former glory thanks to the dedicated efforts of film buffs and preservationists. "Now everywhere you go someone wants to save a movie theater," says theater historian Robert Headley, the author of a new book on Washington theaters.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Money... It's a Drag
The Virginia Film Fest goes for the $ as it explores the role of money in society. The fest, which kicks off October 23 in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia, will feature four days of "films and events exploring the pervasive role of money in media, art, and society." In addition to movies about money, a number of forums about the economics of filmmaking will be offered, featuring speakers from low-budget funding experts to Hollywood moguls.