Spring Industry Events/Calendar Announcements

Greetings! Winter officially ends this week, and with recent weather it seems that Spring is upon us. So, take a break to enjoy some flicks, see a play, listen to music.

Be sure to take time out to enjoy a few things around town!

Over the past few years I have sent occasional eblasts, sharing good news and information about happenings I wanted to plug. Of course, if you don’t wish to receive these e-mails from me, feel free to reply back or use the subscriptions link at the end of this message.

Watch Films – in festivals, theatres, and at special events!
* The 36th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL – this Friday, March 23rd! Don’t miss the Opening Night film and party: L!fe Happens A great assortment of films…to name just a few: Comedy Shorts 2 (includes My Good Fortune) Animated Shorts 3 (includes A Short Film About Money) AKA Blondie w/King of Pops Pig

Two Free events (need tickets to attend):

Current TV: Vanguard Presents Two Americas and The 99 Percent (FREE) HBO & XFINITY presents: Game of Thrones

You’ve heard the buzz from Sundance and SXSW…be sure and catch V/H/S

Also, all-new to the fest:

The Goat Farm: Experimental Films, a Bunch of Live Music & Video Art Exhibits

There’s the revamped panel series (TRACKS) CINformation 2012

Cirlce around and finish the fest on March 31st with the Closing Night film and party: The Cabin in the Woods More info: Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Schedule and Buy Tickets!

* The Spring Emory Cinematheque on Wednesdays: March 21: “Raging Bull”

(Martin Scorsese; Chartoff-Winkler/United Artists, 1980),March 28: “Black Narcissus” (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; The Archers, 1947), April 4: “Leave Her to Heaven” (John M. Stahl; 20th Century Fox, 1945), April 11: “The Conformist” (Bernardo Bertolucci, Paramount Films of Italy, 1970), April 18: “Personal Velocity: Three Portraits” (Rebecca Miller; IFC/M-G-M, 2002) and April 25: “Out of Sight” (Steven Soderbergh; Universal, 1998). Emory Cinematheque

* Catch these GA-lensed films in theatres, with some ATL names in front of and behind the camera:

AMERICAN REUNION – Opens April 6th! American Reunion (filmed in Atlanta, Conyers, Covington, Cumming and Monroe, GA)

GOOD DEEDS Opened Feb 26th and still in theatres! Good Deeds(filmed in Atlanta, GA)

WANDERLUST – Opened Feb. 24th and still in theatres! Wanderlust(filmed in Atlanta, Clarkesville, Lawrenceville and Monroe, GA, along with locations in NY)

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING – Opens May 11th! What to Expect (filmed in Atlanta and South Africa)

* And, special event!

CARL – GA-lensed film written and directed by Greg Daniel, will have a theatrical release RED CARPET event on April 29th at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, GA. RED CARPET event starts at 6:00PM and show time is 6:45PM. Tix: CARL Screening Info: Carl – The Feature Film

Turn on the TV, set the DVR, even watch series on-line….and catch a few ATL folks on the small screen and also behind the scenes:
* VAMPIRE DIARIES – Tune in to see Atlanta talent at work in front of and behind the camera on Thursdays at 8e/7c on the CW. Missed a few episodes? Watch on-line: Vampire Diaries * THE WALKING DEAD – This GA-lensed series is back with a vengence! Tune in TONIGHT for the Season 2 finale at 9e/8c on AMC. The Walking Dead

* Lensed in nearby Charleston, ARMY WIVES kicked off Season 6 this month! Be sure and watch for familiar ATL faces. Sundays at 9e/8c on LIFETIME. More info: Army Wives

* Lensed in nearby Wilmington, ONE TREE HILL -has a few remaining new episodes. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar ATL faces now and then. Wednesdays at 8pm ET. One Tree Hill

* ATLANTA SHORTS – On PBA 30 Atlanta’s PBS Station. Saturday following the “Movie of the Week” & Sunday at midnight. New episodes coming March 31st!

Atlanta Shorts Atlanta Shorts Facebook Page

* OSIRIS – an action-thriller web series. Written and directed by Donnie Leapheart. Starring Brad James, Nicky Buggs and Stephen Caudill. Osiris

* BECKY AND BARRY – web series; follow the lives of…actors! Directed by Jay D Zimmerman. Starring Brooke Jaye Taylor and Matt Cornwell as actors Becky and Barry Thompson. More info: Becky and Barry Watch on-line: Becky and Barry on-line

* AVENGERS ASSEMBLE THE SERIES – check out this GA-lensed parody web series featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes as they tackle their greatest problems, from Health Care reform to getting out of the friend zone! Avengers Assemble The Series

Enjoy theatre, comedy and more live events:
* “The Wrath of Con” has been extended through March 30th! Written by Jon Carr, Linnea Frye, Z. Gillispie, and Ed Morgan. Directed by Dan Triandiflou. The Wrath of Con at Dads Garage* “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Freddie Ashley. Now through April 14th at Actors Express. Info and tix: Actors Express

* Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”Opens April 4th and runs through May 13th at the Alliance Theater. Music and Lyrics by John Mellencamp; Book by Stephen King; Directed by Susan Booth and Musical Direction by T Bone Burnett. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Special shout-outs to Gwen Hughes, Lori Beth Edgeman and Royce Mann!

* “Same Time Next Year”Now through April 8th at Stage Door Players. By Bernard Slade and directed by Tess Malis Kincaid. Details: Stage Door Players

* For a comprehensive listing of Atlanta shows and ticket information (including AtlanTIX!), check out Atlanta Performs

* 76th Annual Dogwood FestivalApril 20th through 22nd – Piedmont Park. Dogwood Festival

* 41st Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of HomesApril 27th through 29th – Inman Park. Inman Park Festival

For my friends who are in the film community, AND even those who are not!:
* Atlanta Film Festival – Are you a member? Need to renew? The festival is happening this week and members get discounts! Check out membership levels and festival passes: Atlanta Fim Festival Membership
* Georgia Production Partnership – Learn more about how you can get involved in GPP and the film industry! See the newly revamped website! GPP * Women in Film and Television Atlanta– Learn more about WIFTA and how you can get involved. WIFTA

* Get Connected – a Networking Mixer. Next event is Thurs, March 29th Casino Month! More Info: Get Connected

Be in the know:
* CinemATL – New stories and reviews: CinemaATL* OZ Magazine – GA Film & Video Sourcebook and more! OZ Magazine

* I Am Entertainment – on-line & print versions – Film, TV, Music and Performing Arts I Am Entertainment

* Stomp and Stammer – Georgia Film News: Stomp and Stammer

Support Local Businesses and Charitable Organizations:
* Congrats to my friend Roy, on his new book, “Acting for a Living: How to Act Outside Hollywood – Become an Actor; Work in Film, TV & Video; Make it Your Career”.You can find more info about his book and buy your copy: Acting For a Living *A shout-out for my friend Polly, whose Kindle book, “Scarlet Aces” will be coming out in hard copy very soon! Scarlet Acres

* It’s spring-cleaning time – consider supporting the charitable organization, Never Enough Shoes. A great way to recycle your gently worn shoes.: Never Enough Shoes


Best wishes for a fantastic Springtime in the ATL!!! If you read this far…congrats, and that’s a wrap!


Mystie Buice, Agency Director

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