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GUCCI TRIBECA DOCUMENTARY FUND PRESENTS: DOCS ON THE SHORTLIST

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Dec 16

A Survey of Documentaries from Tribeca Film Festival Alumni on the 2008 Feature Documentary Academy Award(r) Shortlist 2 Day Series to Take Place January 8 and January 10, 2009 at Tribeca Cinemas December 10, 2008 – New York, NY – The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci announce a two day series “Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund presents: Docs on the Shortlist.” Presented by the Fund which offers finishing funds to documentaries of social significance, the new

2009 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM PROGRAM

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Dec 09

Park City, UT— Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival’s Short Film Program comprises a record 96 short films from 5,632 submissions, from U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions grew by 10% over last year. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. “The shorts program at Sundance has long been a place to discover

THINK TANK PHOTO RELEASES STREETWALKER BACKPACKS

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Dec 05

SANTA ROSA, CALIF –Think Tank Photo has launched a new design in photo backpacks, the StreetWalker™ series. With the three new backpacks’ slim vertical profile, photographers can navigate crowded places and public transportation while still being able to access professional photographic equipment. This solves a significant problem experienced by photographers shooting in urban and other crowded environments: getting the shot in spaces that allow little room for navigating. Their unique unisex design makes them useful

THINK TANK PHOTO RELEASES STREETWALKER BACKPACKS

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Dec 05

SANTA ROSA, CALIF –Think Tank Photo has launched a new design in photo backpacks, the StreetWalker™ series. With the three new backpacks’ slim vertical profile, photographers can navigate crowded places and public transportation while still being able to access professional photographic equipment. This solves a significant problem experienced by photographers shooting in urban and other crowded environments: getting the shot in spaces that allow little room for navigating. Their unique unisex design makes them useful

Please note: a new home for The Notebooks by Ron Steinman!!

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Dec 04

Please note that the entire series of Ron Steinman’s “The Notebooks” can now be viewed at http://ronsteinman.wordpress.com/

QATAR MUSEUMS AUTHORITY AND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

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Nov 24

QATAR MUSEUMS AUTHORITY AND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL DOHA” IN NOVEMBER 2009 * Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Festival Founders Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement and Announce Long-Term Cultural Partnership * Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art to Host Film Festival Doha, Qatar, Nov 23 2008: Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), the organization dedicated to developing the cultural resources of this Arabian Gulf state as a platform for

Scriptapalooza Kicks Off Its Eleventh Annual Screenwriting Competition

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Nov 19

LOS ANGELES, CA – Scriptapalooza, Inc. is currently accepting submissions for its eleventh annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. Script submissions for the reputable competition are read by over 80 top production companies and literary agencies. The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, receives a $10,000 grand prize. In addition, the Scriptapalooza staff will promote the semifinalists and finalists for a full year after the winners are announced. With the participation of production companies such as Disney,

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 2009 TFI SLOAN FILMMAKER FUND

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Oct 29

New York, NY – October 28, 2008] The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced the selection of five film projects to receive financial and creative support from its inaugural TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Out of 130 applications submitted, the five projects chosen will receive a total of $110,000. The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund supports narrative projects that tell compelling stories about science and technology or portray scientists, engineers

Notebooks part 13 by Ron Steinman

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Oct 27

All thirty or so people freeze as one. I begin to melt them as the heat from my empty words sear their nearly naked bodies. “I see new friends. And you are all my friends, aren’t you? Say yes, nod in agreement, say yes if it is yes, give your nose a wriggle no, if it’s no. Shake your heads no. From where I stand the ayes have it and that is how it should

Notebooks part 12 by Ron Steinman

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Oct 27

Just as with the product, the pattern never varies. When I start calling on people to come see what I have, I watch my crowd slowly build. On most days people are in bathing suits and beach robes. The first few lines of hungry eyes are my “tip.” As the first rows are born I hear myself shouting, coercing, whining, begging, laughing. My feigned, tear-choked, too hoarse voice simulates a whisper as they move toward

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