Monday, August 29, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Victoria—Voice It is a joint project between CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) designed to give Victoria’s immigrant and visible minority artists and youth a way to creatively express anti-racism ideas and experiences using film and media arts.
Alvaro Moreno, Multicultural Programmer of the ICA says, “We are very excited about this program, as giving immigrant artists, multicultural communities and youth a voice through filmmaking as an innovative tool will certainly have great long term benefits…”
Bryan Skinner, Executive Director of CineVic adds,”CineVic is pleased to be working with ICA on a project that creates opportunities for voices which often go unheard.”
Through Voice It, four projects will be commissioned and developed with the artists. The artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their production in addition to mentoring, workshops, training, and access to film-making equipment.
Beginning in February 2006, these films will be screened in conjunction with several community forums facilitated by the ICA with the goal of creating critical dialogue around anti-racism experiences in our communities. To further this effort, ICA will also be producing educational DVDs to distribute around schools in Canada.
Kemi Craig, the Community Liaison for CineVic notes, “It is thrilling to be a part of a project which will reach multi-cultural and multi-generational audiences with such important stories.”How do you apply?
Artists must be self-identified visible minorities, immigrants, refugees, newcomers, or First Nations. Artists from disciplines other than film and video are also encouraged to apply.
- a 2-4 page concept paper with a description of your subject matter, idea, or story.
- a brief résumé of artistic experience.
- There is no entry fee. Completed applications and supporting material must be received no later than Sept 14, 2005.
Selected artists will be invited to an interview to discuss the details of your idea before the final selection is made.
Additional Project Details
- Proposals should be for a film/video project that is less than 20 minutes in total.
- Production of videos will start in late October 2005 and must be finished by February 10, 2006.
- Projects must integrate roles for youth (under 30) either on or off camera.
- Starting in February of 2006, screenings and discussions of the three final projects will begin.
- Each artist will receive $2,000 to cover all costs from initial research to the completed production. We will help selected artists create a budget.
- Projects will be shown to audiences of all ages. Though you will retain copyright on created works, we do require that the produced work be licensed to allow the ICA to distribute 50 DVDs to Canadian classrooms.
Send proposals by electronic or air mail to:
ATTN: VOICE IT!
2022 Douglas Street
Casting rumors for
Monday, August 22, 2005
Dark Horizons reports that a few of the cast from
Bruce Davison's reps say we shouldn't expect to see Senator Kelly back. Vinnie Jones has already been in
Leaving a few casting questions. Will we see Gambit? If there are a bunch of Morlocks in the film, who's playing Calisto? What will Magneto's role be if we are dealing with Morlocks, Dark Pheonix and Jugernaught, not to mention the rumored Sentinal story-line.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Ranft died Tuesday when the car he was a passenger in plunged 130 feet off Highway 1 into the ocean, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The driver was also killed and another passenger was injured. Ranft, 45, was
"Joe was the undisputed storyboard master at Pixar: His boards were just inspiring, Monsters, Inc." director Pete Docter told the LA Times. "On Toy Story, his boards for the 'army man' sequence, which went into film pretty much unchanged, became the model we aspired to on the film."
Before moving to Pixar, Ranft worked on, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Fantasia 2000. He was executive producer of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, due this fall. I'm sure there will be a memorial credit to him on Cars.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Donnie Darker reports that, Oscar nominated actress
I’ve also heard from a few sources that no one is seeing the script for X-Men 3. Brett Ratner and the writers are keeping this thing so
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The Fog - shot on the island
Yours, Mine and Ours - Family Comedy
Doom - bases on the ID game
Cars - new edit fromPixar
The Chronicles of Narnia - New series of films
Ice Age 2 - Skrat is back
Brothers Grimm - from Terry Gilliam.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
It has been confirmed that Predator
Duke's other acting credits include Red Dragon, which was directed by
Some other additions to the X3 cast. In the role of Warren Worthington, Sr., father of Angel Ben Foster, is Michael Murphy, you might remember him as the mayor of
Monday, August 15, 2005
But X-Men 3 co-writer
In an interview before she signed up for X-Men 3, Berry said, "Storm is a formidable fighter in the
As to what we'll see in the
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Many of Spotlight’s Talent have been busy this summer, mostly with commercials. Sharron Bertchilde played a
For the first time
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Friday, August 12, 2005
With personal congratulations Jacqui Kaese recognizes some of Spotlight Academy’s previous students who have gone far beyond their Vancouver Island roots. Justin Chatwin played a lead in Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise’s War of the Worlds. Twenty-Two year old Chatwin played Datkota Fanning’s older brother Robbie. Other former students include Sophie Hough and Erika Shaye Gair, in The Wicker Man, Blake Woodruff in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and Quinn Lord in The L Word. Hough also landed a large principal role in the TV series Intelligence. Twelve-year-old Cameron Bright of Nanaimo, just finished filming a guest staring role on two episodes of Stargate SG-1 and is cast in the role of Leech in X-Men 3, shooting in Vancouver and Victoria. Shaun Sipos just wrapped production of The Comeback Season in Alberta with Ray Liotta, who is now appearing in Dungeon Siege.
Spotlight Academy an individual journey for actors from Vancouver Island and the lower mainland, call Jacqui Kaese at: 1-877-233-2555 or email: email@example.com
Summer has been hectic for
Just recently Kaese has been booked again to coach
Spotlight Academy an individual journey for
Monday, August 08, 2005
In trying to get some more information about Cameron Bright's role in X-Men 3
She did say, "we are thrilled about this part...duh.. but the plot is secret so we dont even know what he will be doing, just that he is going to be bald. He is looking forward to it."
She also told me that they, Her and Cameron, will be in
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Cameron's role is apparently a pivotal one as the character Leech, a member of the outcast sewer dwelling Morlocks. As I've heard Leeches power is important to the events of the film.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Thought I'd just give a little update on what I'm following here in
Go RVing is shooting a comercial in town and Mens Health magazine is doing a photo shoot.
I'm curently reading through
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
The cast consists of returning stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen. Kelsey Grammer has signed on to play the blue and furry Beast, Ben Foster will play Angel and Vinnie Jones has joined the cast as Xavier’s half brother, Juggernaught. Also just announced, as a new cast member is 15 year-old Canadian Ellen Page, stepping into the role of Kitty Pryde aka Shadowcat. Tons of Victorians will be on set at Royal Roads’ Hatley Castle, as they will play extras, students of Professor Xavier’s school.
Also shooting in Victoria, The Engagement Ring, the story of a couple that meet and fall in love but are hampered by family members who are still fuming over an old engagement ring. So far the only person cast for the made for television film is Everyone Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton. The story is set to take place in the Napa Valley, California’s wine country. Vancouver Island’s own wine country of the Cowichan valley maybe standing in for Napa or it may be a winery in Nanaimo where Producers were scouting in late July.
Patricia Heaton is also set to appear in a TV miniseries based on the events of 9/11. She’ll play the US ambassador to Yemen, Barbara Bodine.
Other areas of the island are being looked at for production potential, as Brightlight Productions, no stranger to Vancouver Island, constructs a medieval village in Beecher Bay for their $60Million Dungeon Siege motion picture starring Matthew Lillard and John Rhys-Davies (I wonder if he's playing the Dwarf?). Vancouver based Brightlight shot six MOWs (Movie of the Week) last year for CHUM. The film, based on a 2002 PC game-series, follows Farmer, played by The Transporter’s Jason Statham, as he sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son at the hands of Ray Lolita’s character, Gillian. The script came out of the collective minds of Doug Taylor, David S. Freeman, and Glenn Benest.
Casting director Carmen Amos of Nanaimo put out an open call for Indo-Canadian male and females between 35-45 with no experience necessary. Any Island based actor who fits the bill and can speak some Hindi and/or Punjabi can call Carmen Amos at 250 716 0503 for an audition.
September is just around the corner and the networks are putting the finishing touches on their new shows. Last month I talked about UPN and FOX, now let’s take a look at what the big boys at what ABC has for our viewing pleasure.
ABC serves up three new dramas and two new comedies. On the top of the list is a political drama set to play out on Tuesday nights. Commander-In-Chief tells the as yet fictional story of America’s first female President, played by Academy Award-winner Geena Davis. The series starts with her as Vice-President to a President about to undergo an operation for a brain tumor. When it isn’t successful, she’s asked to step aside by a sexist Speaker of the House, Donald Sutherland, who is apparently more sympathetic to the party’s desires. She’ll have plenty of obstacles in her way and the show will undoubtedly show a side of the White House not seen in the West Wing.
The Invasion comes late Wednesday nights. What if aliens already walked among us, instead of flying through space? What if our apparently natural disasters were part of their plans, a cover to their real activities? When yet another devastating hurricane threatens Florida, temporarily cutting off a small town at the edge of the Everglades, U.S. Park Ranger Russell Poole takes heroic measures to keep both the town's citizens and his family safe. In the middle of the violent storm, his young daughter is the only one to see small lights floating towards the water, seemingly unaffected by the vicious winds. At the time he thinks nothing of her claim, but begins to suspect that something may indeed be amiss when his missing ex-wife is found naked, with no memory of what happened during the storm. When he starts to explore the strange incidents he begins a fight for survival of the human race.