Seattle Office of Film + Music


PEARL JAM LENDS 16 HIT SONGS TO CBS’ “COLD CASE”
April 28, 2009, 10:28 am
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Seattle Weekly
Talk about random. But according to a press release, the headline above is true. In an unprecedented move, Pearl Jam has given permission to CBS to use 16 yet to be determined hits from their catalog for the two part finale of Cold Case. It’s the first time Pearl Jam has done this, and the first time Cold Case has used music exclusively from an artist in more than one episode.



MY EFFORTLESS BRILLIANCE live on-line!
April 28, 2009, 10:24 am
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Lynn Shelton’s second feature film is now available via digital download from two sources: Amazon-on-Demand and Itunes. Be sure to check out her great work!



CATCHING UP WITH THE FLEET FOXES
April 28, 2009, 10:23 am
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Sound on the Sound
In addition to taking some time to work on new songs out in Pt. Townsend, Seattle’s Fleet Foxes have been on tour to Europe and back already this year, and last week surrounded a Coachella appearance with short west coast jaunt. Check out this video from their show down in Portland.



VERIZON IPHONE COULD BE HERE NEXT YEAR
April 28, 2009, 10:13 am
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Wired
According to USA Today, Apple is in late-game talks with Verizon about the iPhone. Specifically, the iPhone could be coming to Verizon’s network as soon as next year, lending some credence to the excited claims made by Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg in the WSJ last week.



THE OFFICIAL CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT
April 27, 2009, 11:26 am
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sonic-youthLineout
The Stranger, KEXP 90.3 FM and Caffe Vita have presented line up to the 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party, to be held on July 24 & July 25th. Some of the acts playing include Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, The Gossip, Deerhunter, The Black Lips, Earth, The Thermals, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and the Moondoggies! There is a special pre-sale starting Tuesday April 28th at 10:00am, which runs through April 30. The promo code is BLOCKPARTY. Tickets are available at Tickets Available at ticketswest.com, all Seattle Rudy’s Barber Shops, select QFC’s, Moe Bar and Neumos.



HUMPDAY IN THE FORTNIGHT AT CANNES!
April 27, 2009, 10:16 am
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lynn-sheltonNWFF
Congrats to Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton and her crew who are off to Cannes. Her latest, Humpday, screens in the prestigious Director’s Fortnight, whose inaugural year NWFF is celebrating in their 69 series.



MOUNTAINFILM ARRIVES IN SEATTLE
April 24, 2009, 10:37 am
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Seattle Metblogs
Mountainfilm is a 31-year-old environmentally focused film and culture festival held high up on the Rockies in Telluride, Colorado. Nearly a decade ago, the festival’s organizers decided to expand their reach by sending part of the festival on the road in a tour across the nation. This year a selection of the 2009 festival’s films will be arriving in Seattle for a showing on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.



WEEKEND FILM AGENDA
April 24, 2009, 10:33 am
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Seattle Metblogs
Looking to go to a movie this weekend? There are a lot of great choices, from NFFTY to the Jewish Film Festival, to The Langston Hughes Film festival and even more. Check out the whole list!



HUMPDAY HIGHLIGHTS SIFF NW CONNECTIONS SERIES
April 24, 2009, 10:32 am
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humpdayThree Imaginary Girls
This morning the Seattle International Film Festival unveiled the NW Connections series of films playing this year’s festival. The Centerpiece Gala will be Humpday, the new film from director Lynn Shelton, that was the talk of Sundance and SXSW earlier in the year. There are 15 feature films and 13 short films with northwest ties playing SIFF this year.



AMAZON POSTS PROFIT GAINS AS OFFLINE RIVALS STRUGGLE
April 24, 2009, 10:26 am
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New York Times
Amazon.com has joined Apple among the ranks of technology firms that are still growing robustly despite a shrinking economy. Amazon, the online retailer based in Seattle, posted stronger-than-expected earnings during the slow winter months, attracting cost-conscious consumers with offers of free shipping and competitive prices for its wide variety of products. Amazon’s net profit rose 24 percent, to $177 million, or 41 cents a share, in the quarter ending March 31, up from $143 million, or 34 cents a share, in the same quarter a year earlier.