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It's that time of the year! Pitching is in the air! Time to loosen your lips, practice talking about yourself and your p...
04/05/2018

It's that time of the year! Pitching is in the air! Time to loosen your lips, practice talking about yourself and your projects... and network! The EDGY MIX Networking TV & Film Industry Mixer tonight, Thursday April 5th, 8-10pm.
Celebrate spring! Your Career! Your #FilmTribe! #Hollywood

Join us with Amazon Studios to enjoy a preview screening of CROWN HEIGHTS - Sundance Audience Choice Award -
08/17/2017
CROWN HEIGHTS | Los Angeles, CA

Join us with Amazon Studios to enjoy a preview screening of CROWN HEIGHTS - Sundance Audience Choice Award -

Join Amazon Studios for an exclusive advance screening of CROWN HEIGHTS, the 2017 Sundance Audience Award winning film. The event will take place at NeueHouse Hollywood located at 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Doors open at 6:30 for a cash bar and the screening begins at 7:00pm. Immediate...

The EDGY MIX Networking TV & Film Industry Mixer tonight, Thursday May 4th, 8-10pm.Celebrate spring! Your Career! Your #...
05/04/2017

The EDGY MIX Networking TV & Film Industry Mixer tonight, Thursday May 4th, 8-10pm.
Celebrate spring! Your Career! Your #FilmTribe! #Hollywood

The flood of new shows on air and digital platforms, which provide endless space for content, is fueling “peak TV” and c...
04/25/2017
Analysis | Will TV writers strike? Here’s what you need to know.

The flood of new shows on air and digital platforms, which provide endless space for content, is fueling “peak TV” and changing how shows are made. But writers are still paid per episode, an older formula.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/24/will-tv-writers-strike-heres-what-you-need-to-know/?utm_term=.90e8b8fd8e02

Many shows — from late-night comedy to scripted dramas — could come to a screeching halt very soon.

Thursday - October 6th - Hollywood 8-10pmLet's celebrate the arrival of autumn and the cool"er" weather, huddle around t...
10/05/2016

Thursday - October 6th - Hollywood 8-10pm
Let's celebrate the arrival of autumn and the cool"er" weather, huddle around the fire, sip a hot-toddy, and forge the future!
#FilmTribe

Ms. Maslany's performance continues to astonish critics, audiences and juries, as she picks up Emmy for Outstanding Lead...
09/19/2016
Tatiana Maslany explains how she keeps the seven characters she plays separate on 'Orphan Black'

Ms. Maslany's performance continues to astonish critics, audiences and juries, as she picks up Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -
On Character "... What somebody's emotional life has done to their body... how it affects the tension they hold... how they walk into a room is dictated by how they feel about the world..."
Brava! And Congratulations to all the winners of 2016 Emmys
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-st-emmys-live-updates-orphan-black-s-tatiana-maslany-1474224456-htmlstory.html

Update on 'Emmy Awards 2016: 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones,' Tatiana Maslany big winners'

Closed club politicking or change of tide?The studio [FOX] will invite female directors [AFI graduates] to make short fi...
09/16/2016
Film studio Fox seeks female blockbuster directors - BBC News

Closed club politicking or change of tide?
The studio [FOX] will invite female directors [AFI graduates] to make short films based on its franchises, which include the X-Men, Alien and Die Hard series.... for a scheme to find more women to direct major movies.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37385322

Film studio 20th Century Fox teams up with the American Film Institute (AFI) for a scheme to find more women to direct major movies.

Every 4 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $20,000 in production funds. Accep...
09/12/2016
ScreenCraft Short Film Production Fund

Every 4 months, at least one filmmaker will be awarded this production grant of up to $20,000 in production funds.
Accepting applications from around the world (in English). Whether you have a simple screenplay or a short film that’s already in production, we want to consider your short screenplay or in-production short film project.
https://screencraft.org/fund/

In partnership with BondIt, a film/media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering three to six production grants a year to talented filmmakers.

I spent my summer vacation going to an average of one meeting a day in order to become a TV director. (Great article - t...
09/11/2016
The Top 18 Ways to Become a TV Director | Filmmaker Magazine

I spent my summer vacation going to an average of one meeting a day in order to become a TV director. (Great article - things you can do RIGHT NOW to keep moving forward!)

Some filmmakers spend their summer vacations on a Greek island, lounging with their Peloponnesian lover while watching old VHS bootlegs of Cassevetes films. I,

[TONIGHT] EDGY MIX ~ Hollywood - Time for a FILMTRIBE HUDDLE
09/01/2016
[THURS] EDGY Mix ~ #Hollywood Networking Mixer

[TONIGHT] EDGY MIX ~ Hollywood - Time for a FILMTRIBE HUDDLE

Not Your Average Industry Mixer ~ Join your #Film Tribe Sept 1st to celebrate your projects, your potential partners, and YOUR SUCCESS! #IndieFilm

[Thurs] Smokin' Hot Summer EDGY MIX
08/04/2016
[Tonight] SMOKIN' HOT ~ EDGY Mix ~ #Hollywood

[Thurs] Smokin' Hot Summer EDGY MIX

Not Your Average Industry Mixer ~ Join your #Film TribeAugust 4th to celebrate your projects, your potential partners, and YOUR SUCCESS! #IndieFilm

Mind over MatterStanding like a superhero is a (legal) performance enhancer for job interviews, exams, public speeches, ...
07/06/2016
Power-posing like a Superhero Transforms You into One

Mind over Matter
Standing like a superhero is a (legal) performance enhancer for job interviews, exams, public speeches, athletic events, conversations with potential love matches and more –
http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/power_posing_like_a_super_hero_transforms_you_into_one

Harvard social scientist affirms that just 120 seconds of powerful posture increases testosterone (dominance hormone) about 20%, while dropping cortisol (stress hormone) ~25%. Superhero posture turns you into a superhero!

EDGY MIX TONIGHT - Hosted in HOLLYWOOD and SANTA FE - New Mexico in conjunction with the CineFesta Italia Film Festival ...
06/03/2016

EDGY MIX TONIGHT -
Hosted in HOLLYWOOD and SANTA FE - New Mexico in conjunction with the CineFesta Italia Film Festival - Network, Mingle, and enjoy live Periscoping between the TWO EVENTS
The Parlour Room of Hollywood - 8-10pm Pacific
&
Pizzeria Da Lino - Santa Fe - 10pm-12am Mountain

Dear Hollywood: Empty Data = Empty Seats
05/07/2016
Dear Hollywood: Empty Data = Empty Seats

Dear Hollywood: Empty Data = Empty Seats

I just returned from hosting our Social Intelligence and Film panel at the NAB show in Las Vegas where a common theme among our panelists was the use of social media influencer data in the content

05/03/2016
TRAILER: Wild Prairie Rose - Official Selection BFF 2016

Congratulations to our own, Troy Kotsur! Remarkable work!
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Wild Prairie Rose (USA) World Premiere, 90 minutes
Director: Deborah LaVine
Screenwriter: Sharon Greene
Cast: Tara Samuel, Troy Kotsur, Suanne Spoke, Courtney Jones
Description: Rose returns to her small town to care for her ailing mother. Once there, she falls in love with a deaf man and must decide if she has the courage to follow her heart.
Tara Smauel, Susanne Spoke and Troy Kotsur will be there!
For more information: bentonvillefilmfestival.com/
May 3-8, 2016

The EDGY Mix ~ Not Your Average TV & Film Industry MixerCome celebrate our work in progress! #PointOfNoReturn #PONR The ...
05/03/2016

The EDGY Mix ~ Not Your Average TV & Film Industry Mixer
Come celebrate our work in progress! #PointOfNoReturn #PONR
The Parlour Room of Hollywood (Yucca / Cahuenga)
8-10p - On the Patio
Free for The Director's Edge Members/Alum
Non Members $5
Mention #PONR and get in Free

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