| Vol. 7, No. 31 |
January 23, 2014
HAPPY HOUR RETURNS NEXT WEEK WITH 'WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT GAMES?'
Brian Schmidt is one of the true pioneers of the game audio industry. The 2008 recipient of the Game Audio Network Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, Brian has been creating game music, sounds, and cutting edge technology since 1987 for companies such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Capcom. He will be covering the ways that working on games is different from film/T.V./music, including "interactive sounds," game music, and the sound business climate. Make sure to join us at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, at the Spitfire for our January Film + Music Interactive Happy Hour Event.
TEACH MUSIC AND ARTS AT SCHOOLS
The Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools, will create and maintain an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for the Creative Advantage. The roster will be a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The roster is open to all teaching artists, community arts organizations, and cultural institutions serving students in Seattle Public Schools. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 4 at 11 p.m.
SUBMIT TO THE LANGSTON HUGHES AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute announced open submissions for the annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary. The festival, which will run from April 26 to May 3, is now accepting independent film entries via Without a Box for consideration for the festival. Films in the following categories will be accepted: narrative, documentary, children/youth, LGBTQ, experimental, and animation. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 14.
FILM AND MUSIC ON "ART ZONE" WITH NANCY GUPPY
This week Seattle Channel's "Art Zone" with Nancy Guppy includes: a profile of composer/musician Andrew Joslyn who recently finished a world tour with Macklemore; the in-studio band features the hardcore poppy twang sound of Atomic Bride; and a look back at composer/musician Norman Durkee, the original music director for TeatroZinzanni, who passed away last week.
|INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES|
SUB POP RECORDS SEEKS SEA-TAC RETAIL STORE MANAGER
Wut? Yes, this is happening. Sup Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivating Retail Store Manager for a new store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which opens in April 2014. Ideal candidates should have several years of experience running a retail store and should have knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the city of Seattle.
KEXP, ONE OF MANY 4CULTURE AWARD RECIPIENTS
KEXP, Cornish College of the Arts, Jack Straw Productions, 5th Avenue Theatre Association, and Northwest Film Forum are among 42 projects recently approved for funding through 4Culture's 2013 Cultural Facilities program in order to keep King County's unique cultural community vibrant and unique. 4Culture's review panel selected 31 Arts and 11 Heritage projects from large and small, suburban and urban, organizations for a total investment of $1,079,580 in King County's cultural infrastructure.
The Seattle Film Institute (SFI) provides hands-on education and practical experiences from faculty that are anchored in the film industry that provides the groundwork for professional careers. Seattle Film Institute's next two programs begin February 24, 2014 and September 15, 2014. SFI will hold an informational meeting about SFI's professional certificate programs and degrees on Saturday, January 25, at 11:00 am.
GUERRILLA FILM PROJECT ACCEPTING HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS
This February marks the 10th annual Guerrilla Film Project, a Northwest filmmaking competition produced by Pickford Film Center. Registration is currently open to accept high school students, across Northwest Washington, to enter in teams of 3-5 students to write, shoot, cut, and edit a 3-minute narrative film in under 65 hours. The deadline for registration is February 10 and the competition will be held over President's Day weekend. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three film teams.
TIMBER! OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS
Artist Home is now taking submissions from those interested in performing at the 2nd annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, which takes place July 24-26 at Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation, Washington. Apply by sending an email to Timber, submissions should include a link to the website you feel best represents your band.
This week's feature is from Jones Advertising, an ad firm that specializes in brand marketing for television and online video-based advertising campaigns. Their clients include Jim Beam, Microsoft, The Washington State Fair, among others. In their work for the Washington Traffic Safety Comission, Jones Advertising in collaboration with North by Northwest Productions provides behind the scenes footage of how they filmed a car crash without crashing a car.
KICKSTART SEATTLE FILM + MUSIC PROJECTS
This week, a newly added project is "Darkest Hour 2: Retribution," a sequel to a Sci-Fi short film shot last year by students at Central Washington University. "Our Song: Workshop World Tour" is looking to embark on a ten-month journey across the globe, teaching, and documenting how young people express themselves through music. Also be sure to check out this soon to be expired project, "The Puget EP."
HAVE THE U.S. AIR FORCE BAND PLAY YOUR HOUSE PARTY
The United States Air Force have a numerous list of ensembles equipped with various instruments and talented musicians performing live concerts worldwide. A subdivision of the USAF Band of Golden West, Mobility is an upbeat musical group that brings rock, jazz, and blues favorites, traveling the West Coast and embodying American pride through their performances. Mobility will be in town coming fully equipped to provide free shows at public venues and events. Their service is great for corporate events and gatherings so be sure to check out their website for bookings.
DISTRIBUTION SET FOR LAGGIES' SUMMER RELEASE
Laggies, the romantic dramedy directed by Seattle's Lynn Shelton, that stars Keira Knightley, was acquired on Sunday morning by A24, which purchased the North American rights for about $2 million. Several other buyers, including Open Road, had expressed interest in the film which received numerous positive reviews after its Sundance premiere on Friday night. Currently, plans are on the way for a summer 2014 release of the film.
The music-streaming service Spotify is expanding and becoming the first of its kind to offer in-app merchandise listings to music fans. Musicians have a new way to sell their merchandise and other band-related goodies. Spotify has partnered with entertainment marketing company Topsin so artists will have to pay zero fees or commissions. Spotify hopes that by offering the commission-free merchandising opportunity, more brands will be encouraged to include their music on its service.
SEATTLE'S PAUL EENHOORN, LYNN SHELTON SCORE HITS AT SUNDANCE 2014
Several Seattle filmmakers made it down to Sundance Film Festival this past week. They saw movies and had their movies seen, and so far, they've conquered. The biggest success was no surprise: Seattle director Lynn Shelton's sixth film, Laggies, was one of the festival's first films picked up for national distribution. A24 paid an estimated $2 million for the North American rights and is planning a summer theatrical release. Seattle actor Paul Eenhoorn starred in another film at Sundance, Land-Ho!, which Sundance's programming director Trevor Groth calls "one of the great pleasures of this festival."
HUNTER HUNTED GETS DLIST-ED
This month's DLIST Magazine features Seattle duo Hunter Hunted, an indie and folk rock group that weaves intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous songs. The magazine also explores the future of Seattle with the newest developments happening around the city, and shares where to find the best places in town to grab a drink and watch the Seahawks play.
NORTHWEST FILM FORUM BRINGS PANCAKES BACK TO CHILDREN'S FILM FEST
The Children's Film Festival Seattle is not boring by any means. The festival, now in its ninth year, spans 11 days and is packed full of films from around the world that appeal not only to the young, but also the young at heart. The festival kicks off tonight, by lighting up the screen at the Northwest Film Forum. The films will be accompanied by Seattle duo Miles & Karina, who will perform songs on the guitar, violin, accordion, and banjo. Back this year is the festival's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast which is served up with a side of short films.
CITY ARTS AND 'THE FUTURE LIST'
This month's issue of City Arts takes a deeper look at the 12 artists and innovators who will define 2014 in their feature, "The Future List." The list includes 'The Rapper': born Gabby Kadushin, Gifted Gab has become one of Seattle's finest female rappers; 'The Activist': Aaron Huey, took a simple photojournalism project and expanded it to become something far more personal; 'The New Animal': Markeith Wiley, is a dancer/choreographer who freely indulges his appetite for art and culture, and is constantly redefining himself.