CASTING DIRECTOR LANA VEENKER TO TEACH DENVER ACTORS
HOW TO “GO PRO”
Location casting director of films such as “Twilight, “Management,” “Untraceable” and “Feast of Love” takes her successful business-of-acting workshop on the road
DENVER, CO. Casting Director Lana Veenker announced today that she will be taking her successful GO PRO Workshop to Denver, Colorado on Saturday, April 4th, 2009.
Veenker is the owner of Lana Veenker Casting, one of the… Continue
Added by Christa Cannon on March 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
Provided extended voiceover, reading a 48-page short story for a podcast by Jennifer Caress. This story is entitled Madman’s Castle, a young-adult ghost hunting tale (from her short-story series “Perverted Realities”). http://jennifercaress.podomatic.com/. Project/recording: March ’09.
I Am a Voice123.com Voiceover
Added by Mark Jeremy Mitten on March 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
The other night I was flipping around the tube and ran across one of my favorite movies ever Memento. I believe that anybody who is looking to become a screenwriter should watch and study with this movie. For those who haven't seen this flick, it is a movie by Christopher Nolan about a man with amnesia who is trying to solve his wife's murder. The story is actually told chronilogically backwards. Now I happen to agree that all screenwriters should learn the three act structure inside and out.… Continue
Added by A.J. Ager on March 26, 2009 at 1:26pm —
Okay, so I know it's bad to "mess up" during your audition but I must say that when the person you audition for has just come back from lunch and belches really loud! How do you NOT laugh? Well, I didn't but sure wanted too. I do hope they were mighty impressed with how I kept my composer. Although if they heard me when I left the building, than yeah, I won't get it!
I couldn't stop laughing. Here is the kicker, it was a woman ;-) Not that we expect a man to do it, but that big of a belch… Continue
Added by Joy (aka Liz) Harla on March 25, 2009 at 4:10pm —
GO PRO with Lana Veenker
Will you miss the boat?
In the coming year, hundreds of local actors will audition for Hollywood films in regional markets around the world. Some will get cast. Others, who may have been perfect for the role, will not be chosen. Many more will miss the boat entirely. Which group do you think you will belong to?
Our next GO PRO Workshops will take place in Denver, CO! If you or someone you know is in the area, be sure to head to our… Continue
Added by Christa Cannon on March 25, 2009 at 7:56am —
Today I looked into a link a friend sent me. The site is called InkTip.com. Has anybody used it? I am curious about the anonymous way that producers et al can look at writers log lines and synopses. Are resource pools like this for screenwriters to show their work safe, used, beneficial?
Hoping to stimulate some discussion on this topic.
(I am not promoting InkTip, but rather attempting to learn about this and similar sites that offer a boost for screenwriters to show… Continue
Added by Derrick Trimble on March 24, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I have been thinking about my future since the day I ended 6th grade and bought my first video camera. I had about $25.00 saved up, so I went to my local Thrift store. That's when I found the seed to my career, a very used VHS video camera. Even though it's found rusting in my closet, it will forever be known as the spark to my future career in video production.
I went to a charter school for 7th grade, which gave me the chance to focus on my artistic side. At my school, I… Continue
Added by Sacha Heppell on March 23, 2009 at 3:35pm —
This week was a writing marathon. I don't know how many hours I put into writing and editing. I set a goal to complete the first draft by Saturday night and the edited version by Sunday (tonight) at 7:00 PM. To my own amazement, I completed the final edit at 100 pages at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 I pressed the send button to submit my script to the producers.
This morning while I was doing my weight training I saw a similarity with my writing effort this week. I spoke with a guy in the locker… Continue
Added by Derrick Trimble on March 22, 2009 at 7:26pm —
How can a filmmaker make a way in this world of constant negativity about the financial affairs? Work on a doc about it; there's a lot of content. So I find myself currently in LA set to shoot interviews this week with a professor from USC and I don't remember who else but I'll address that later and I think my producer/director missed his flight. Here's a little about the journey out.
Observations: Not much to observe in New Mexico and most of Arizona, radio included.
Added by Gary Otte on March 22, 2009 at 11:30am —
Hey kids, come on down to Kinga's Lounge at Marion and Colfax on sunday night at nine pm. We're throwing one heck of a party to raise funds for our movie 'The Future Belongs to Undead Gods'.
Five bucks at the door!
Electronic remix master EXPANDABLE PINK PARTS
horror hip hop from KELLY STILLBORN
groove with ELIZABETH ROSE
rock out with BURNT DOLLAR BROKEN LIGHTER
and sonic assault from DINNER WITH CANNIBALS
Great drink specials and five… Continue
Added by Coloradosploitation Films on March 21, 2009 at 11:45pm —
When I submitted my synopsis for Funny Papers, I thought I had a pretty good story concept. However, I did not have a lot of confidence that I might move on to the next level of competition. From everything I read about breaking into the business, the ladder seems arduous and mean. Besides, I was diligently working on a deadline to complete Red Iris. I promised Nate a completed script by February 15. Throw in a post-first draft week of edits and I simply could not pull myself together to start… Continue
Added by Derrick Trimble on March 19, 2009 at 7:00am —
"The Drama Kids" is an official selection of the 10th annual 2009 Kids First! Film Festival.
Over 100 different venues will have the opportunity to screen our film for the next 3 months. Afterwards, the annual awards show will be held in October, in Hollywood.
The trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sOoAGifKIw&feature=channel_page
Thanks for all the hard work and… Continue
Added by Danny Diaz on March 18, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Well I must say that losing my job in December was almost a blessing! I have been able to concentrate more and more on the things that I really want to do. I am still looking for a good photographer that's cheap here in CO and that has become quite the chore!
I have been "fine tuning" my audition skills and have been getting ready to start auditioning in full force! I will be leaving for CA in the next month, mostly to do some networking, and then I will be hitting the NM and AZ… Continue
Added by Joy (aka Liz) Harla on March 17, 2009 at 11:09am —
“So, You Have An Idea for a Movie”
The light popped on when you least expected it. You have a great idea for a movie. Hmm, where to go from there?
Well, the first thing to do is look at the genres that fit your idea. Thrillers. Dramas. Comedies. Action/Adventure. Romantic Comedies. Animation. Read the synopses about them. See what you find that fits your idea. If you find several movies that are similar to your idea, then you should think about how… Continue
Added by Donald L. Vasicek on March 17, 2009 at 9:21am —
I've been have great fun with the "We Do Monsters" group and this seems to be something that I really like. I have looked through the membership of CASA and find an interesting and Unique group of people out there. With all the people from the Springs area, is there a place where you go to just talk about the Business?
I find it difficult to get up to Denver and most of the get togethers seem to fall when I'm not available, Oh well. I guess I'll just keep rolling along.
Added by Eric 'Denim Pete' Peterson on March 17, 2009 at 8:37am —
I just received notification that my synopsis for Funny Papers made it to the next round for the Shamrock Motion Pictures "Open Call." I am SO jazzed! I have one week to finish my script and send it in. Watch this blog space for fireworks.
Added by Derrick Trimble on March 16, 2009 at 7:24pm —
Our Reel-Illusionary Zone will be playing at a "Not So Hollywood" night at The Bug Theatre on March 10, 2009 at 8 pm. The Bug is at 3654 Navajo St, Denver and the cost is $5. I hope you will come out and see Reel-Illusionary Zone! We've added some very cool new footage! Come out for the coolest silent movie in Denver and to support my partner, John Hartman. Yeah!
What: "Reel-Illusionary Zone," a super 8mm art house feature film of groovy proportions, hosted by "Not So… Continue
Added by Zee on March 9, 2009 at 2:11pm —
Hey kids, we're looking for a few locations for this little movie of ours.... feel like opening your heart [and your doors!] to a film crew for a day or two?
If so, keep reading!
One residential home....front and back yard a must. Will be needed for three to four days.
a coffee shop/small restaurant
We wont be messing up your homes, so no need to worry about how… Continue
Added by Coloradosploitation Films on March 6, 2009 at 8:08pm —
Starring Kayla Farris, Ron Burkhardt, Steve Brown, Angela Blake, Blake Curton, Andrea Rabold, Peter Johnson, and Tom Doyle!
Add as friend for updates, clips, and production pics!
...waging a one movie war on the unnatural PG-13 horror movie trend....…
Added by Coloradosploitation Films on March 5, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Kevin Sean Ryan, David Gordon, Renee Lowery & I will be on Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6 this evening.
Our spot, "The Styrofoam Roadshow" will have its first airing tonight right before Antiques Roadshow at 7pm...so tune in to see it.
Added by Kevin Cunningham on March 2, 2009 at 12:49pm —