Seattle Office of Film + Music


FREE SCRIPT READING SERIES “CAUGHT IN THE ACT” IS TONIGHT

Caught in the ACT
You’re invited to the latest installment of “Caught in the ACT,” a collaborative script reading series wherein local actors and directors stage renditions of works from TheFilmSchool alumni at ACT Theatre. Monday’s, June 20, event will tackle TheFilmSchool grad Jenni Prange Boran’s piece THE FALLS. The script will be read and directed by some of Seattle and ACT’s best professional actors and directors and is free for you, the classy and sophisticated public.

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THE CLOSING INSTALLMENT OF THEFILMSCHOOL’S SPEAKER SERIES IS THIS SATURDAY
March 31, 2011, 12:08 pm
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The final installment of TheFilmSchool’s Spring 2011 3-Week-Intensive Speaker Series is this Saturday, April 2, featuring special guest and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig. Following a screening of some of his work, Feig will sit down with moderator Warren Etheridge to discuss his experiences in TV land, which include turns at directing acclaimed favorites like The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development Mad Men and more. Hosted by Cornish College in the Notion Building from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, this event is free and open to the public-but seating is extremely limited, so be sure to arrive early. RSVP to jenni@thefilmschool.com or connect to TheFilmSchool’s Facebook event page via the link above.

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT SCRIPT READING SERIES PRESENTS “Z VS. V”
March 28, 2011, 9:21 am
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Z vs. V
You’re invited to the latest installment of “Caught in the ACT,” a collaborative script reading series wherein local actors and directors stage renditions of works from TheFilmSchool alumni at ACT Theatre. Monday’s, March 28, event will tackle TheFilmSchool grad Chris Wilson’s screenplay “Z vs. V.” The story follows the paranormal plight of a spoiled teen who, upon getting expelled from her high-brow private academy, is exiled to a high school of the undead. But as she tries to flee the scene, the girl comes to realize that she actually has a lot in common with the walking dead. To learn more about this event and to RSVP, follow the Facebook link above.

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THEFILMSCHOOL RECIEVES GRANT FROM PAUL G. ALLEN FOUNDATION
January 28, 2011, 2:27 pm
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TheFilmSchool
Founded in 2004 by prestigious filmmakers Jacob Jacobsen, Tom Skerrit and Rick Stevenson and screenwriter Stewart Stern, TheFilmSchool has since been an integral resource for Seattle citizens’ film education. TheFilmSchool is dedicated to their mission of elevating the art of cinematic storytelling through intensive training in screenwriting and directing. The school hosts insightful workshops and lectures with film industry experts and heroes, the majority of which are free and open to the public. These events will continue to flourish thanks to The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for awarding them a $50,000 grant to ensure programs like Free First Tuesdays at Roy Street Coffee, the Speaker Series and the Caught in the ACT script reading series held at ACT Theatre keep coming on strong. Click the link above for more details on the donation, as well as info on TheFilmSchool.

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THEFILMSCHOOL’S NETWORKING AND WHITE ELEPHANT PARTY
December 6, 2010, 1:09 pm
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TheFilmSchool invites you to attend a White Elephant DVD and Networking Party, the closing event of the 2010 First Tuesdays with TheFilmSchool at Roy Street Coffee series. Gift wrap a no longer cherished DVD from your home collection–everyone who brings one will receive someone else’s cast-off. Bring your business cards as this is going to be a great opportunity to make new contacts, meet local filmmakers, talk about your projects and find out what is going on in Seattle’s film community. Door prizes include a full scholarship to TheFilmSchool Substance and Sale Seminar this coming February. This networking and holiday event takes place on Tuesday, December 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Roy Street Coffee, 700 Broadway Ave East, free parking at the North end of the building.

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THEFILMSCHOOL AND SIFF ANNOUNCE GREAT AMERICAN SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST
June 7, 2010, 12:20 pm
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TheFilmSchool and Seattle International Film Festival announce the third annual Great American Short Screenplay Contest. In seven pages or less, put your story on the page for a chance at a full-tuition scholarship to TheFilmSchool’s flagship program, the 3-Week-Intensive, an intimate and unique approach to elevating storytelling through the art of film. Additionally, five runners-up will be chosen to receive scholarships to the 3-Week-Intensive. The deadline for submissions is June 18. Follow the above link for more details and submission guidelines.

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KPLU PROFILES THEFILMSCHOOL
May 10, 2010, 12:41 pm
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KPLU’s Bellamy Pailthorp recently checked in with TheFilmSchool and the community of alumni it’s creating. Seattle is known as a city for film buffs and writers. But many movies that are set here are shot in other locations. Several years ago, the state film office started offering incentives to attract more movie crews. At the same time, a group of Hollywood veterans thought they could encourage more home-grown productions by getting locals to write better scripts. They do it by teaching filmmaking without any cameras. At a time when the discussion in Seattle was all about how to lure in more movie crews from out of town, producer/director John Jacobsen says he and Hollywood actor Tom Skerritt would get together and vent. “And one of us finally said, let’s stop doing that, why don’t we learn how to make better movies here. And we’ll create our own indie scene, sort of like the grunge scene if you will.” To read more about the history of TheFilmSchool and how it has evolved, follow the above link.

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