Seattle Office of Film + Music


GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THEESATISFACTION
December 21, 2010, 3:13 pm
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The Seattle Times
Watch as THEESatisfaction record their new track “Queen Supreme” as part of the “4 the Love of Music” mixtape. The compliation CD features new recordings from Seattle hip-hop’s best and brightest—including Sir-Mix-a-lot , Champagne Champagne, Macklemore, Mash Hall, Shabazz Palaces and more. Proceeds for “4 the Love of Music” will benefit the Rainer Vista Boys and Girls Club, which also hosted the contributing artists in its new recording studio. For more information, check out the link.

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DON’T SKIP THE PREVIEWS! “$5 COVER” TRAILER COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
December 21, 2010, 3:10 pm
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$5 Cover: Seattle
In an amazing show of “Seattle solidarity,” local indie movie houses Central Cinema, the city’s only dine-in theater, and The Grand Illusion, Seattle’s oldest continuously running theater, will soon begin screening the trailer for “$5 Cover: Seattle” as part of their preview reels. For more information and showtimes for the theaters, check out the links above! Or, to get fired-up for the trailer’s silver-screen debut, you can web it again really quick below.

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LOCAL RADIO DJ TO BE FEATURED IN ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
December 21, 2010, 3:09 pm
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Reverb
Renowned radio personality Marco Collins, who deejayed at 107.7 The End during the grunge explosion of the early nineties, will represent Seattle in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s updated interactive radio exhibit next year. During his time at The End circa 1991-1998, Collins became for many in our region the “voice of Alternative Rock” and was known for having an ear for hits and for bringing Seattle sound to the masses. “He was definitely a visionary in embracing local music,” says Susie Tennant, Geffen’s Northwest Rep in the ‘90s. “”He lived the music. He lived and breathed it. That was his culture.” Collins, who resides in Seattle and subs regularly at KEXP, joins legendary KJR jock Pat O’Day as our city’s two representatives in the exhibit. Congrats! For more details, be sure to check out the link.

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NEW VIDEO FROM LOCAL RAPPER RIPYNT
December 20, 2010, 2:57 pm
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Raindrop Hustla
Everett rapper Ripynt—pronounced “repent”—is takin’ it “to the top” with his latest music video release. See for yourself below.

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BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL FILMMAKERS WIN BIG AT NATIONAL FESTIVAL

Ballard High School Video Production Program
Congratulations to the Ballard High School Video Production Program! Seven of their student-created works took home prizes at the 15th Annual Derek Freese High School Film Festival in Philadelphia on December 11. Hosted by Temple University, the festival attracts entries from across the country and is judged by acclaimed filmmakers and professors from TU’s School of Film & Media Arts . Ballard High School filmmakers swept the Documentary category, winning First Prize for their film Bar Ink, Second Prize for Henry, and Third Prize for Seattle Street Musicians. Spilt Mind, was also awarded Best Documentary Screenplay. In the Fiction category, Ballard High School won First Prize for Buy, Sell, Trade and Second Prize for Real World, while their work, Signs, won for Best Fiction Screenplay. For more information on the festival and these award-winning youngsters, check out the link.

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TAKE PART IN SEATTLE SCHOOLS’ MUSIC CURRICULUM ADOPTION
December 20, 2010, 2:46 pm
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Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Arts is gearing up to adopt the first district-wide music curriculum since 1997, and is looking for three community representatives to join the adoption committee. The goal is to appoint a committee representing a diverse group of individuals with a variety of skills, knowledge, experience, and working styles who will help SPS develop an enhanced K-5 general music instruction program. Parents, arts organization representatives and any community members with knowledge and/or experience in music instruction are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 6, 2011. For more information, be sure to visit the link above.

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FENCES MAKES SPIN MAGAZINE’S LIST OF THE TEN BEST ALBUMS YOU MIGHT‘VE MISSED
December 17, 2010, 2:50 pm
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SPIN
Congrats to Fences aka Seattle songster Christopher Mansfield! His self-titled debut has made SPIN Magazine’s list of the “Ten Best Albums You Might’ve Missed” in 2010. An offshoot of the magazine’s annual compilation of the year’s best songs and albums, this list focuses on albums that have shimmered brightly outside of the spotlight. Quoting Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara), who signed on to produce Fences’ album SPIN explains : “Everything [….]Chris writes, melodically and lyrically, has that rare balance of patience and urgency that [we] love in honest, haunting pop songs.” To read the article or view the entire list, follow the link.

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