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INFINITY, An epic franchise from HollyShorts Studios

#HSFF at the Hollywood Digital Content Summit TODAY

Wednesday, October 22

“The Digital Hollywood Content Summit" HwdSummit

CREATIVES SUMMIT.

 

Afternoon, screenings and evening cocktail reception presented with HollyShorts Film Festival.

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Short Form Content: So Last Decade or Just Getting Started?

Moderator: Amber J. Lawson, Founder, Comedy Gives Back

Jeff Kalligheri, CEO, Waterstone Entertainment and Humans in Space Art Video Challenge with NASA

Jack Davis, CEO of Eli Roth’s The Crypt App (Just launched Vine Talent Search Contest)

Mohit Mahajan,  Founder at 2wayTV / Play Festival Films. (digital mobile platform for iPad, iPhone and TV VOD to distribute & monetize indie films)

Aaton Cohen-Sitt, Jungle Software

Billy Sullivan (Award-winning Filmmaker)

 

1:30-2:15pm

Casting and how to stick out as an actor in the Digital Age.

Presented In Association with the Casting Society of America.

Speakers:

Ivy Isenberg, Ivy Isenberg Casting

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, In The Twink Of An Eye Casting

Matthew Lessall, Lessall Casting

Emily Schweber, Emily Schweber Casting

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2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Marina Vista Room

The Explosion of Short Movies.

Moderator:  Kim Adelman, author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films, 2nd Edition and indieWire reporter on short films

Panelists:

Linda Olszewski, VP Global Acquisitions ShortsHD

Director Edoardo Ponti (The Human Voice)

Joey Horvitz, Producer, The Weinstein Company/Lexus Short Films

Stephanie Laing, Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals

& Director of the Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow

Daniel Sol, Co-Founder, Co-Director, HollyShorts Film Festival

“Digital Hollywood Content Summit” - HwdSummit

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Marina Vista Room

Cocktail Screening and Cocktail Reception courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival:

Award winning Short Films from the August Festival at the Chinese in Hollywood.

Moderator: Andre Wiggins, Producer, CBS

Screenings:

Satellite Beach: Directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the fi­nal move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers (Luke Wilson), a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.

Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow: Directed by Stephanie Laing (Producer of Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals). The film stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man), Tim Baltz (Drunk History), Jody Hill (Observe & Report), Chris Addison (In The Loop), Tim Simons (Veep), Ike  Barinholtz (Mindy Project), Frankie Faison (Banshee). No man is an island—but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle, a once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with one catastrophic failed experiment. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best… until he was given the chance to choose otherwise.

 

The Learning Curve: Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, Directed By: Phil McCarty. The Learning Curve is a short film adaptation of an essay by David Sedaris, starring Matthew Gray Gubler.

 

Special sneak preview of the HollyShorts Studios’ New Original productionINFINITY. The epic action adventure web series, which is currently in production stars Raquel Pomplun stars in INFINITY, Jaylen Moore (Hunger Games 2), French superstar Yassine Azzouz, and Kelly Albanese (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic). The project is Written and Directed by L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers).

Twenty members will get a free ticket - based on first-come - first served

To enter, send an email that includes your:

Name, Title, Affiliation and Email - all on one line

and EMAIL back to:

vharwood@digitalhollywood.com

and be sure write “HollyShorts Comp Pass ” in the subject line.

Digital Hollywood Fall

The Date: October 20-23

The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey

HollyShorts Alumni News:

HollyShorts Alumni Success  Continues.
Amontillado - A Short Film

HollyShorts Alumni, Ryan Leeder, is working his magic again. This time with his new short film, AMONTILLADO. A film about friendship and revenge. Click on the link below to find out more and even get involved…

 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amontillado-a-short-film

HollyShorts Alumni and Winner Michael Le Han Ramps Up Peppercorn Chronicles Feature

 

Congrats to HollyShorts alumni and 2010 Best Short Film Winner Michael Le Han (“Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room”). His new epic teen fantasy feature “The Peppercorn Chronicles” is headed to big screen and he’s lined up a star-studded cast with Jodelle Ferland, Noah Ringer, and Michael Eklund. More details and Variety link below. 

British filmmaker Mike Le Han (MLH) has attached three high-profile leads for his epic teen indie feature THE PEPPERCORN CHRONICLES, a script loosely based on Le Han and his wife/creative collaborator Helen Le Han’s award-winning fantasy short film Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room. MLH and his UK-based production partners Black Lake LFP have attached Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Silent Hill), Noah Ringer (Cowboys & Aliens, The Last Airbender), and Michael Ecklund (The Call) as leads for the project.

MLH co-wrote THE PEPPERCORN CHRONICLES script with Helen and sold the franchise rights in late 2011 to acclaimed UK crime author Martina Cole’s production company Black Lake LFP who will produce alongside MLH and Martina Cole will executive produce. Cole is the author of 19 best-selling novels set in London which include ‘The Ladykiller’, 'The Take’ which was adapted into a television drama series starring Tom Hardy and her latest 'The Life’. MLH and Cole hope THE PEPPERCORN CHRONICLES film can spawn a trilogy.

THE PEPPERCORN CHRONICLES is a teen fantasy story in the vein of Twilight and Harry Potter that follows Eloise a teenage girl who moves to Black Lake with her parents. After meeting Sam Libby the local bakery owner’s son, Eloise discovers dark secrets that slowly reveal she could be the key to saving humanity.

May 31st   , HollyShorts Monthly Screening returns to the Showbiz Store in Los Angeles.   
        
 Our monthly screening series highlights an eclectic mix of shorts films, as well as Q&A’s with the filmmakers, an open bar throughout the night and our famous raffle with great prizes from our sponsors such as Showbiz Software, Final Draft, Jungle Software and more.   
 Audiences at each screening get to choose their favorite film and the film with the most votes gets entered into the prestigious august festival held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood,   August 15th-25th  .   
 Recent screenings in Los Angeles have been a sell-out, so we encourage securing your tickets at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. Advanced tickets are now available to both screening.    
 So come join us for a night of free drinks, networking and great short films.  Click the Photo to purchase Tickets!     
 L.A Screening:-   
  The Leading Man   
  Traffic School - The Musical   
  The Body Shop   
  The Wheel   
  The Violinist   
  5 Second Films   
  Battle Of The Jazz Guitarist   
  Meeting David Waugh   
  Black Box   
  Ameila   
  Can I Go Viral?    
  Plus More..   
   http://hollyshortsatshowbizapr26-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=1    

 Showbiz Store, 500 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049.

May 31st, HollyShorts Monthly Screening returns to the Showbiz Store in Los Angeles. 


Our monthly screening series highlights an eclectic mix of shorts films, as well as Q&A’s with the filmmakers, an open bar throughout the night and our famous raffle with great prizes from our sponsors such as Showbiz Software, Final Draft, Jungle Software and more.

Audiences at each screening get to choose their favorite film and the film with the most votes gets entered into the prestigious august festival held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, August 15th-25th.

Recent screenings in Los Angeles have been a sell-out, so we encourage securing your tickets at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. Advanced tickets are now available to both screening.

So come join us for a night of free drinks, networking and great short films. Click the Photo to purchase Tickets!


L.A Screening:-

The Leading Man 
Traffic School - The Musical 
The Body Shop 
The Wheel 
The Violinist 
5 Second Films 
Battle Of The Jazz Guitarist 
Meeting David Waugh 
Black Box 
Ameila 
Can I Go Viral?

Plus More.. 
Showbiz Store, 500 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Opening Night of the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.

Taken August 6, 2009

Top: Kirsten Dunst, Eli Roth, Demi Moore

Top Left: HSFF Directors- Theo Dumont & Daniel Sol

Top Right: Daniel Sol, Darren Lew, Theo Dumont

Middle: Darren Lew & Ken Davidian

Middle left: Demi Moore & Kirsten Dunst

Middle Right: Eli Roth

Bottom: Kirstin Dunst, Darren Lew, Demi Moore & Carter Smith

Hello Filmmakers!  We’re entering the final two deadlines for this year’s 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.  August 15-25th at the TCL Chinese Theaters. 
 Please Note: Next Deadline is  May 24th  and the cost is  $65.00  
  Final Deadline  is  June 7th  and the cost is  $70.00  
 Submit today!  Click the photo above or go here to submit:  www.withoutabox.com/login/4655

Hello Filmmakers!  We’re entering the final two deadlines for this year’s 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.  August 15-25th at the TCL Chinese Theaters.

Please Note: Next Deadline is May 24th and the cost is $65.00

Final Deadline is June 7th and the cost is $70.00

Submit today!  Click the photo above or go here to submit: www.withoutabox.com/login/4655