An invitation to Film and
An invitation to Film and TV writers interested in elevating their storytelling skills to a professional level through live staged readings of their scripts should join WRITE ON! PHILADELPHIA. For details about membership, contact Martin Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 6 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - December 20 (Friday) 10:00 pm
Actors On Camera Scene Study
Actors On Camera Scene Study Workshops and Classes with NYC Master Acting Coach John Pallotta
Classes are conducted with the goal of “doing work that gets work,” and with the conviction that the best teacher is experience. Thus, there is a minimum of sitting and listening and a maximum of doing and experiencing. John will pick sides which are currently casting are unlocked, rehearsed, taped and watched analytically. Attention is also paid to individual acting concerns, monologues, improvisation, character work, and scene study. This intensives, classes and workshops also focus on acting as a business, honing your audition skills, breaking down a scene, character development, and making you stand out amongst the rest.
What The Actors Will Learn From John Pallotta
Take on a character in a split second with fullness.
Create believable emotion and be in the moment.
Make choices and feel confident in those choices.
Not freeze at auditions an quickly correct mistakes.
Book more work again and again.
Remember lines fast without memorizing.
Quickly change directions on a dime.
Prepare for an audition fast and feel good about it.
Add rich layers to your roles and performances.
Break your casting mold.
In 2014/2015/16 John Pallotta was nominated 18 times as the FAVORITE Acting Coach on the east coast according to Backstage Magazine Readers. Just last month Backstage named John Pallotta one of the best on camera teachers in the nation for those actors looking to jump start their career. And according to ActorRated.com he was rated “NUMBER ONE” Acting Coach in the nation 4 years in a row. Visit John at www.johnpallottastudio.com
Seating is Limited so please click on the link below.
John will also be available to talk to the actors afterwards for those you may wish to study with him further.
Visit John Pallotta at www.johnpallottastudio.com and get John’s Free eBooks on the craft of acting and the business of acting.
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John Pallotta Studio
September 23 (Monday) 2:15 pm - May 2 (Saturday) 9:15 pm
FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent
FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, brings its twenty-second anniversary event scheduled for Friday, November 1, Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 to the Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
FirstGlance curates a wide selection of independent films each year and is proud to present theatrical screenings of all lengths and genres by professional, first-time, student, national and international filmmakers. Included in 2019’s selections are films with Philadelphia-area natives in-front-of and behind-the-cameras; the features Catching Up by Bill Crossland, ½ New Year starring Brooke Lewis, The Honeymoon Phase by Phillip G. Carroll Jr., and Right Before Your Eyes by David Vincent Bobb, the short documentary APEX: The Appalachian Experience by Jeffrey Wallin, the short Simple Things by Chad L. Scheifele, and the music videos Fire Girl by Gordon Shoemaker and Honest Opinions by Nick Murphy. The international filmmaking communities of Canada, China, England and Switzerland are also represented among the official selections.
Actors appearing in FirstGlance selections include Patton Oswalt (Veep, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), Tara Westwood (Blue Bloods), Francois Chau (The Tick, Veronica Mars), Sam Daly (Madam Secretary), Jonathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Shanley Caswell (NCIS: New Orleans), Rome Flynn (The Haves and the Have Nots, How to Get Away with Murder), and Bo Youngblood (Days of Our Lives, Conan).
The weekend event will include a closing night awards ceremony presented by Raphael Sbarge from the TV series Once Upon a Time, unique screening programs and geek favorites, networking with filmmakers, cast and crew, parties at Tavern on Broad, Drinkers Pub and more, and filmmaker interviews on the red carpet. Plus, audiences get to vote for “Best of the Fest.”
For a complete list of films in competition at FirstGlance Film Festival, for more information or tickets (on sale soon), visit firstglancefilms.com.
1 (Friday) - 3 (Sunday)
The Red Rose Film Festival
The Red Rose Film Festival (RRFF) is dedicated to the enrichment of the community through the promotion of independent films. This film festival is devoted to economic development of the region, celebration of the arts, growing tourism and education. RRFF recognizes the many voices of filmmakers across the planet, and it celebrates their perspectives, cultures and visions.
1. This is a film festival for everyone. We will have films from various genres, including documentaries, shorts, and feature-length narratives, and all our venues are located a short walk from one another in downtown Lancaster.
2. Our goals are simple: we want to celebrate the arts, the visions of filmmakers from across the globe, and the cinematic community; we want to encourage tourism and economic development in the region; and we want to promote education about the film industry, particularly for those looking for careers outside of acting.
3. The community has really done a tremendous job already supporting us. Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is our Executive Producer sponsor, and we have dozens of local businesses, organizations and non-profit groups who have donated their time, money and expertise to getting RRFF off the ground.
4. We have films coming in from across the U.S., as well as countries like Australia, Canada, Spain, Israel and Iran. For those looking to help the filmmakers directly, check out our GoFundMe page, which can also be found on our website. Proceeds from those donations go toward helping filmmakers around the world with travel and lodging costs.
5. We are still accepting submissions through August 2, especially submissions from students and local filmmakers. Information about submissions, as well as volunteer information and tickets, can be found at our website, redrosefilmfestival.com.
6. RRFF is sponsoring a series of events this summer. In June, we partnered with Lancaster Pride and Zoetropolis to screen the film Before Stonewall and held a silent auction to benefit Lancaster Pride. Each Wednesday, beginning August 7, we’re teaming up with Penn Cinema and local leaders for a free film series covering a variety of topics. We have plenty of attractions leading up to our big inaugural weekend on November 1-3!
1 (Friday) 10:00 am - 3 (Sunday) 2:00 pm
The Lehigh Valley Charter High
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) will hold an Admissions Open House on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Prospective students and their families can tour the school, meet faculty and administrators, learn about the school’s rigorous curriculum and learn about the school’s admissions process.
Auditions for the 2020-2021 school year will take place in February 2020. An Open House event is a great first step for prospective students to learn more about the school. Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school. As a public charter school, Charter Arts receives public funding, therefore, there is no tuition cost to families.
Students major in one of 7 artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual art, or vocal music. Students spend a portion of the day in artistic classes and a portion of the day in core academic classes. Any student who resides in Pennsylvania, who is entering 9th,10th,11th or 12th grade, is eligible to audition.
Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.
Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its seventeenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and earned a Silver Award for its impressive ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in America list. Recently, Charter Arts was listed as #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania by Niche.
Charter Arts’ current student body includes students who hail from more than 45 school districts across a ten-county region in eastern PA. Students travel into Bethlehem from towns as far south as the Philadelphia suburbs, as far north as the Poconos, and as far east as Lancaster County.
FOR THE OPEN HOUSE EVENT: Doors open at 5:30 PM for tours, the program in the theatre begins at 6:30 PM.
Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem. Learn more at www.CharterArts.org
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia bring you “Alternative Financing: Grants. Fiscal Sponsorship and Artist Resources to Fund Your Next Film Project.” Whether you’re a filmmaker, media professional or simply an artist looking for untapped funding sources, join us for a conversation with local experts as they share their knowledge on fiscal sponsorship as a alternative financing option while helping you identify ways to expand your fundraising objectives. We encourage you to bring your own brown bag lunch to the event! This event is FREE and open to the public!
EXPERT PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Carole Adrienne | JAMCO Films LLC, CEO
Joan Bressler | GREATER PHILADELPHIA FILM OFFICE, Director
David Kuchinos | BLANK ROME LLP, Partner
Sharyl Overhiser | FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA (FLP), Library Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office Fellow, 2017-2018; Philadelphia Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Representative
Caitlin Seifritz | FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA, Regional Foundation Center Nonprofit Services Supervisor
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The best documentary interviews are
The best documentary interviews are those that create a human connection and offer insight into lives beyond the surface of the frame. Join renowned documentary cinematographer, Michael Chin (American Experience, POV, American Masters), for a special hands-on workshop and discussion about aesthetic approaches to the lens and lighting techniques to create portrait interviews.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
It’s time to mark your calendars! GPJFF39 Fall Fest will take place November 9-23 this year. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema!
It’s time to mark your calendars! GPJFF39 Fall Fest will take place November 9-23 this year. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema!
9 (Saturday) - 23 (Saturday)
COME JOIN US AT THE
COME JOIN US AT THE PHILM FACTORY WHERE VISIONS ARE MANUFACTURED!
The Philm Factory is a new initiative developed by Eli Lu Entertainment to help the Independent film community gain experience, exposure, and obtain various financial opportunities through film programs, events, and competitions. We want to cultivate, educate, and empower a film community of like-minded individuals from above and below-the-line talent and crew. Through the use of interactive engagement, the Philm Factory provides a fun environment for Independent film community members to challenge themselves creatively.
PHILM FACTORY’S 90’S FLASHBACK
Come out and network while reliving the 90’s!
Celebrating our founders Eli & Lu’s 30th Birthday Extravaganza (Also celebrating their brother, Mark Bevins, 31st Birthday) with a 90’s themed evening of throwbacks, games, prizes, music, and fun! Kicking off the evening with a short film screening from local filmmakers.
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: 2700 E Tioga St Philadelphia, PA 19134 (Green Warehouse)
Price: $15 Per Person
Event Type: Private Event
6:15 pm | Doors Open
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Refreshments
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Welcome To The ’90s Philm Factory Presentation
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Short Film Screening Hosted by JJ Becerra, Q & A by Eli and Lu
Interested in having your short film screened at the Philm Factory? To submit, talent must submit through our form (found on eliluent.com or use the link below) prior to the event. Short films must not exceed 15 mins. Films DO NOT have to be 90’s themed or related. Limited slots. Films will be selected by the Philm Factory team. Filmmakers will be notified via email. (Submitting a film DOES NOT include your ticket to the event. Tickets are $15 per person. SUBMIT HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKhFiL66eg9zPT9g993HxYnaqBeJlcIq8GdKGsEjrDD0z-UA/viewform
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm | We’re doing something a little different to celebrate our founders’ 30th birthday with a 90’s themed evening. We’re hosting two TV show games with 90’s trivia where Philm Factory attendees get to participate and win prizes! Game show players will be selected from the Audience at the Philm Factory.
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm | 90’s Music, dancing, and leisure games.
(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ryan Saunders is an award
Ryan Saunders is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker with deep roots in Philadelphia Collaborative Community Media. In his over 20 year relationship with Scribe Video Center, Saunders has taught numerous workshops and participated in various community history projects. “We are perhaps entrenched in the ‘4th wave’ of the Information Age, but the third wave highlighted a serious gap in information and technology that continues to leave many communities behind,” said Saunders when asked why he got involved with community media activism. “My involvement with Scribe showed me that there were communities of people who wanted to tell their stories, be it personal or about their communities.” In 2010, Saunders joined Philadelphia’s public access television network, PhillyCAM, as Technical Director. Born on the twin-island state of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean, his more personal film work explores the history, culture and experiences of Caribbean immigrants in North America.
21 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 23 (Saturday) 9:00 pm
FILMMAKER OPPORTUNITY LOLA 38, People’s Emergency
LOLA 38, People’s Emergency Center CDC (PECCDC), and LA Multimedia invite local Philadelphia-area filmmakers to submit their original short (5-15 minutes) films to be screened and judged in the first ever Lancaster Ave. Harvest Film Fest to be held at the Parklet at The Bank, located at 3750 Lancaster Avenue on Friday, November 22, 2019. In alignment with the values of our sponsor, The Surdna Foundation , all films should include themes that represent the following values: justice, equity, inclusion, respect, humility and family.
Films can be any type, including: narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation. DEADLINE to submit films is Friday, November 8, 11:59p. Submissions are open to all filmmakers in the Philadelphia Metro area, but first consideration will be given to filmmakers who live and work in the following zip codes: 19104; 19131; 19151; 19139; 19143.
For full submission rules and guidelines visit: https://www.lancasteravephilly.com/harvestfilmfest.html
During a two-hour public screening, 8 of the selected filmmakers will showcase their film on Friday, November 22, at The Bank, located at 3750 Lancaster Ave. Each film must include a theme that reflects the following values: justice, equity, inclusion, respect, humility and family.
Event guests will vote on the film based on the criteria indicated below. A winner will be selected in each of the three categories.
Submissions from filmmakers living or working in West Philadelphia (19104, 19131, 19151, 19143, 19139) will receive first consideration
Filmmakers who live or work in the Philadelphia Metropolitan region are still encouraged to apply
Films with a total running time of 5-15 minutes will be considered
Films must include a theme that reflects the following values: justice, equity, inclusion, respect, humility and family
Only films completed after January 1, 2016 will be considered
Films must be submitted by completing this Google Form and attaching a .mov, or mp4 file –
Films can also be submitted via a private Youtube link. If your film requires a password, you will need to provide it in the Google Form
In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
Direct link to Film Submission Form: https://forms.gle/cpRYFWjTdE9UG7ei6
Evaluation Criteria for audience jury: Film Quality (production quality), Message (aligned with values), Creativity
Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. HFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
(Please be sure to review film eligibility requirements prior to submitting)
Online Film Submission
Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 11:59pm
Film Submission link: https://forms.gle/cpRYFWjTdE9UG7ei6
Audience members in attendance at the event will all have the opportunity to vote on the 8 selected films based on the following criteria:
Film Quality (production quality)
Message (aligned with values)
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm