Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Journey From the Fall tops per screen B.O. average nationwide

Indie gem Journey From the Fall (AFF '06) stunned insiders when it topped the per screen box office average in parts of California beating out every studio, mini-major and indie movie in this category:

"Journey From the Fall" did so well in Orange County and San Jose in California that it topped this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) of independent/specialty films with a $21,861 average from four theaters. Directed and written by Ham Tran and about the Vietnamese refugee experience in America, it's the first film produced and financed by Vietnamese-Americans, according to distributor ImaginAsian Entertainment." 1

Monday, March 12, 2007

Let's hear it for the boy

Lets hear it for Nick Sidorovich--Sidorovich, Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival in 2005 with his script BUCK FORTY NINE, was recently mentioned in Daily Variety for the soon to be film "The Miracle of Santa Rosa." He co-wrote the script with Frank Rainone. Rainone will be directing from the script, and production is set to begin this fall in Italy.

The story centers on an American who returns to his ancestral home in Italy to spread his father's ashes.

To read the complete article follow the link pasted below.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Congratulations to Karl Williams whose script PUNCTURED has recently been picked up by Shoreline Entertainment. Karl nearly swept every Screenplay Competition category in 2005 with both of his screenplays PUNCTURED and SUPER EGO. PUNCTURED walked away with both the Comedy and Sci-Fi awards. Production on the film is set to begin late Spring with Shari Hamrick producing and directing. To read more about Karl and the film you can check out this article in yesterday's Variety…

And don't forget…AFF Screenplay and Teleplay Competition is now accepting entries for the 14th Annual Austin Film Festival. Screenplay Early Postmarked Deadline is May 15th ($40), Screenplay Late Postmarked Deadline is June 1st ($50), and Teleplay Postmarked Deadline is June 1st ($30).