Monday, October 29, 2007

Rapido! Rapido!

So what are you doing this weekend? Besides gorging yourself on the Halloween candy you refused to give to children. Well, if you're not too full of fun-size Twix, you may want to get involved with the Rapid "i" Competition this weekend from 7 PM on Friday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 4th at 9 PM. You'll have 50 hours to make a great short film. Time is already ticking away. PANIC ATTACK! PANIC ATTACK!

The details are here but remember: you have till 9:00 PM on October 31st to register. So what are you waiting for? Oh. You're waiting to connect to the site because your Internet is slow. I get it. Well after the page loads, get to it! And hey, maybe after you've finished your film, you may want to submit it to C-47. It's what all the cool kids are doing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What Are You Doing at Midnight?

Okay, so you've watched The Daily Show and followed it with half of Leno (oh, his one-liners are so easy!) and now you're right on schedule to cry yourself to sleep at the stroke of midnight (or have your carriage turn back into a pumpkin). But wait! Before you break out your good crying pillow, why not watch a program that will wipe away those tears (we can't do anything about the pumpkin): C-47: The Georgia Short Film Showcase! Our new episode premieres tonight! You can see a great film, see a great interview with a great filmmakers, learn about great film happenings in Georgia, and get a piece of great bit of Georgia filmmaking history! It's too much great for one episode (we had to pay a fine)!

So wipe away those tears, weepy. Enjoy a brand new episode of C-47: The Georgia Short Film Showcase TONIGHT!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Two Events You May Want to Know If You're a Filmmaker in Georgia!


Financial Strategies and Business Plans for Both Independent Filmmakers and Investors with Instructor, Louise Levison

Presented by IMAGE Film And Video Center

If you want to cash in on the $8 billion independent film market, come to this workshop with Louise Levison, author of Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents. Taking the mystique out of film financing for both filmmakers and investors, she’ll clarify, demystify and streamline the business plan process. In the process, you will understand the business of the industry, markets and distribution; how the money flows and how to develop financial projections.

LOUISE LEVISON is President of Business Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in writing business plans for films and film companies. She is the author of Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents and publisher/editor of The Film Entrepreneur: A Newsletter for the Independent Filmmaker and Investors. Levison's clients have raised money for low-budget films, such as The Blair Witch Project, the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies raising as much as $300 million. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Extension Program at UCLA and has been a Visiting Professor at the Taipei (Taiwan) National University of the Arts and conducted workshops at film festivals around the U.S. and overseas.

Sat, Oct 20 /10-5pm

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Oct 2
$95 IMAGE Student/Senior Members/GSU Students
$125 IMAGE Members/GPP Members/CECIL Board Members
$150 Non-Members Regular Registration Deadline: Oct 12
$120 IMAGE Student/Senior Members/GSU Students
$150 IMAGE Members/GPP Members/CECIL Board Members
$175 Non-Members Walk Up Registration: Oct. 20
$145 IMAGE Student or Senior Members/ GSU Students
$175 IMAGE Members/GPP Members/CECIL Board Members
$200 Non-Members

This workshop will be hosted by D.A.E.L. (Digital Arts and Entertainment Laboratories) and held on the Georgia State University Campus. Go to ( ) for more information about this workshop, Instructor, Louise Levison, and to register!

This workshop is also sponsored by D.A.E.L.(Digital Arts and Entertainment Laboratory), GPP(Georgia Production Partnership), CECIL(Committee On Entertainment Capital, Investment, and Legislation), and the Georgia Film, Video and Music Office.

And Second....

Women in Film and Television Atlanta presents:

33rd Anniversary Gala Celebration
Order tickets online today!

In honor of our 33rd amazing year, Women in Film and Television Atlanta is happy to announce the following honorees for the 2007 WIFTA Gala:

Lifetime Achievement Award to

James Ivory
Legendary Award Winning Film Director

(A Room With a View,
The Remains of the Day,
Howards End,
The Golden Bowl

Creative Excellence Award to to
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Nationally renowned Film Critic
Humanitarian Award to
Elisabeth and Afemo Omilami
Actors and Activists (Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless)
Outstanding Achievement Award to
Suzan Satterfield
Award-winning Producer, Past President Women in Film and Television Atlanta
Outstanding Contribution to the Georgia Film Industry to
Janet Tiller
Account Manager, Entertainment Imaging, EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
and introducting WIFTA's brand new category:
The Woman to Watch Award to
Tracy Martin
Film Director, Producer and Founder of “The Woman’s Angle”

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta 30326

Friday, October 19, 2007
6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
$100 member, $150 non-member, $175 membership and gala ticket
Order tickets today! (PDF form)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Includes an exclusive conversation with James Ivory on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Location to be announced on website.

Entrance to Saturday's event is limited to the
first 100 individuals to purchase Gala tickets.
Limited seating, tickets required. First come, first served.


For more information contact

Friday, October 12, 2007

C-47: Still Awesome

We have got a MAJOR news update on how great we are. Now you may read this and feel bad about yourself and your own accomplishments and how they pale in comparison to ours.

But don't cry! Wipe away those tears, sad child! If you're reading this blog, then our accomplishments are your accomplishments! Everyone wins! Internet group hug!

(If at this point you are hugging your monitor, you are probably getting odd stares from your co-workers. It's okay; we wont' judge)

First off, we want to offer a MAJOR and much belated CONGRATULATIONS (it's all in caps because that's how much we congratulate here at C-47) to original C-47er Phoebe Brown for getting her documentary 99 to 1: Ovarian Cancer and Me accepted to the Asheville Film Festival. Please visit their website for more details.

Next up, a big congratulations (although not as big as Phoebe's because we are so proud of her!) to US! The Foundation Center has done a very nice write-up on us and who we are. To check it out, click here!

Finally, THE BIG NEWS. You have no idea how BIG this NEWS will BE.

Imagine it. Now multiply that by INFINITY...+1.


That's the best I can do without putting together a trailer and having Mr. Movie Voice come in to do the narration (I imagine he is rather expensive. And busy. And in desperate need of a lozenge).

That's the news and expect plenty more of it as I have been shackled to my desk and forced to blog for all eternity (Please, somebody call for help. So hungry).

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Now Accepting Submissions For New Show!

From YouTube to YourTube, OurTube, TheirTube, and Everybody’sTube.

You’ve made a killer short film. You’re Peter Jackson with a fraction of the running time. You may not have had the big budget or some executive’s cousin who suddenly wants a producer credit, but you made a great movie. You can put it on the web and let the whole world enjoy it for maybe five seconds before they get distracted by that clip of the beauty pageant contestant butchering the English language.

Or you can submit the film to us! Our panel of judges, comprised of leaders in the Georgia Film Industry, will judge your film and if they say it’s the best, then we’ll broadcast it, feature it on our website, and bring you on our show to talk to you about your film and how you became such a genius.

Check out our submission guidelines, past winners, filmmaker resources, and coverage of film happenings in Georgia. If you want a chance to be featured in our Winter Showcase, you must submit your film by December 31st, 2007.

So step up, send in, and be seen.