Seattle Office of Film + Music


LYNN SHELTON TALKS “$5 COVER” LIVE IN THE KEXP STUDIO TOMORROW
January 13, 2011, 4:12 pm
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KEXP
More “$5 Cover” blips on the media radar: Lynn Shelton will chat about her recently-launched MTV web series as the featured guest on KEXP’s Midday Show with Cheryl Waters tomorrow morning, January 14. Be sure to tune in at 11:00 am PST for the live interview session, in which Shelton will discuss the making of “$5 Cover” and will also spins songs from the series’ Seattle-infused soundtrack. For more details, follow the link above.

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WILL SEATTLE WOMAN’S MTV SHOW KICKSTART CITY’S FILM SCENE?

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Everything is coming together for Lynn Shelton, a local independent filmmaker that some would argue holds the keys to the Seattle film community’s future in her hands. “What we need” waxes George Wing, a Seattle-based screenwriter whose credits include Outsourced and 50 First Dates, “In order to succeed and become a viable market to bring in other projects, are two things: a prolific writer/director that lives and works here and a TV Show.” “More than one ideally,” he adds, “. . .of each.” Wing’s logic is based on the film scene in Austin, Texas which boasts two very big filmmaking fish, Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez, as well as in Portland with its two big filmmakers, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes. Meanwhile, everyone in Seattle is rooting for Lynn Shelton, an award-winning filmmaker who seems to be carrying on as if unworried, unhurried and undoubtably unfazed. After all, she’s already brought not only three feature-length films into fruition, one being the Sundance success story Humpday, a bro-mance that tests the loving limits of two hetero-bros, she’s also brought a Web-based TV show to our neck of the woods. That show is MTV’s $5 Cover. Now in its second season, Shelton takes over from where the show’s creator Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) left off. Reporter Shawn Telford recently sat down with Shelton over tea in Greenwood to discuss the Seattle filmmaking scene and her contributions to it.



KICK-OFF PARTY FOR SEBASTOPOL: “A NIGHT IN SEATTLE; A SHOOT IN UKRAINE”

Cascadia Film Collective
Cascadia Film Collective presents the newly planned production, Sebastopol, a feature film by directed and writer Daniel Gildark and Grant Cogswell (CTHULHU), producer Patrick Alan Taylor and cinematographer Ben Kasulke ($5 Cover, Humpday). Based on a first-person account by a Seattle writer and filmmaker, Sebastopol is a dark romantic comedy about a Boeing engineer who rendezvous in Ukraine with a woman he met on the Internet. The event will feature songs by the film’s co-star Ade’, with piano by Ryan Gorman and a special appearance by Mike Spine and will be held on September 20 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Vermillion Gallery. Email RSVP@cascadiafilmcollective.com to make a free reservation.



IN SEATTLE SEASON OF MTV SERIES, ART WILL IMITATE LIFE

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The MTV online series “$5 Cover,” which award-winning Seattle director Lynn Shelton is filming, will finish shooting in Seattle in the next two weeks.The series is a fictional account of a typical weekend in the lives of a handful of Seattle bands, including Whisky Tango, The Lights, The Moondoggies, Champagne Champagne and The Spits. Shelton, who was given complete control over the project, picked them not only for their music but also for their relationships. From story to setting, art imitated life. Most of the stories were either adapted from things the bands had gone through or could have, Shelton said, or the locations were cast as carefully as the bands, with starring roles for venues such as Chop Suey, the Tractor, the Blue Moon Tavern and Wild Rose. Read up on “$5 Cover” at its MTV site. The Seattle season is set to premiere some time this winter.



INTERVIEW: LYNN SHELTON, LOVER OF LOCAL MUSIC, DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE
August 24, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Seattle Times
In a dark room in the back of Easy Street Records in lower Queen Anne, local director Lynn Shelton (Humpday) explained what exactly she’s up to with “$5 Cover,” the series she’s currently directing for MTV that stars local musicians. It’ll be out next year. She hopes to finish filming and editing by Thanksgiving. Intended for release on the internet, and then possibly TV, the series will be 12 episodes, each six- to eight-minutes long, comprised of vignettes and performances. Collectively, the episodes present a single weekend in a borderline echelon of Seattle’s music scene where collaboration is rampant and concerts are intimate. Click the above link for the entire article from Matson on Music.



LYNN SHELTON’S $5 COVER FILMING THEE SATISFACTION AT HIDMO TONIGHT. AND THEY NEED EXTRAS
August 10, 2009, 1:12 pm
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Seattle Weeklythee satisfaction
Seattle’s THEE Satisfaction is being filmed this evening by MTV for a segment called $5 Cover, a reality show starring young Seattle bands directed by Lynn Shelton(!). If you want to come out to Hidmo in the Central District today for the filming, they need extras. But in order to be an extra on the set, you need to email obiwanrapson@gmail.com ASAP and he’ll get you on the list. You’ve got to be available from 4 p.m.–10 p.m.