Vol. 6, No. 31
December 19, 2012                                                                                    View our photos on flickr Like us on Facebook Visit our blog Follow us on Twitter
CITY NEWS
WATCH NOW: PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED NIRVANA VIDEO 

NIRVANA ARCHIVES  

A never-before-seen music video from Seattle's Nirvana has been discovered, featuring Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl. The video appears to be from their early years, in which they apparently experimented with soul. You can watch this exclusive footage via the link above. Happy Holidays from the Office of Film + Music! We'll be returning to your inbox on January 9!

'ONLY IN SEATTLE' DEALS AT GEORGETOWN RECORDS, FANTAGRAPHICS, THE MIX

ONLY IN SEATTLE  

On Sunday, December 30, Georgetown Records, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, and The Mix (as well as 12 other Georgetown businesses) will be offering unique discounts as part of Only in Seattle, an initiative to support local neighborhoods and their small businesses. Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics are both offering 20 percent off your total purchase, and The Mix is offering half off a beer, well drink, or menu item. There are two ways to participate: print the coupon at www.onlyinseattle.org to receive your deals on the event date (December 30), or download the free Only in Seattle Chinook Book mobile app for the same great deals good for 30 days after the event.

ROBERT HORTON PRESENTS: 'SEATTLE ON SCREEN'

FMI HAPPY HOUR 

There will be no December Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour, but the event will return January 30 with special guest Robert Horton, local film critic and curator of MOHAI's new Celluloid Seattle exhibit. Robert will speak about Seattle as an "imagined place," and how the rest of the world has used Seattle as a character in film. The monthly Happy Hour is a meet-up for leaders in film, music, and interactive industries to share, learn, and make meaningful business connections. Please mark your calendars and join others in this great networking event at Spitfire in Belltown.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH ARTS FUNDING

OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS  

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is accepting project applications for its Youth Arts program, which supports arts training opportunities for Seattle's middle- and high-school youth during non-school hours. Those eligible to apply include: individuals teaching arts programs, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, youth-service agencies with non-profit status or fiscal sponsorship. Funding will be awarded for projects taking place between September 2013 and September 2014, with awards of up to $10,000. The application deadline is 11:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013. 

INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES
CONTINUUM: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC EDUCATION AND IMPROVISED MUSIC

SEATTLE JAZZED  

Seattle JazzED and Table & Chairs are teaming up to present a collection of performances and structured jam sessions on Friday, December 21. This is an all-ages, free event taking place at The Royal Room. This marks the beginning of a collaboration between educators and innovators, intended to inspire both young and experienced musicians. 

MOHAI OPENS DOORS TO SEATTLE'S FILM HISTORY AT NEW LAKE UNION LOCATION

KING 5  

Since its founding 60 years ago, Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) has become the largest heritage museum in Washington State. On December 29, MOHAI will open its new home, with 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, in Lake Union Park. Film Critic Robert Horton is curating the first exhibit Celluloid Seattle, which will explore the image of Seattle as captured in films, and show how "going to the movies" has changed in Seattle over time. The public grand opening of the new MOHAI location is December 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the reservation of timed-tickets.

SIFF NOW SEEKING MANAGING DIRECTOR

SIFF  

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is now seeking candidates for the position of Managing Director, one of the two leadership positions in the organization. In essence, the Managing Director serves as SIFF's Chief Operating Officer and oversees a portfolio of operating businesses that include the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. The Managing Director is responsible for the sound financial management of the organization and oversight of all of SIFF's fundraising, development, operations, human resources, marketing, and public relations activities. 

FIVE LOCAL FILMMAKERS AWARDED FUNDING FROM WASHINGTON FILMWORKS

WASHINGTON FILMWORKS  

Washington Filmworks named its recipients of funding from WFW's Innovation Lab, which provides up to 30 percent return on eligible in-state spending for Washington resident filmmakers. Washington Filmworks will allocate $175,000 across five unique projects headed by Washington resident filmmakers.The recipients are: Gevin Booth (producer of The Servant, a narrative feature), Tony Fulgham (director/writer of Box Walk, a narrative short), Destiny Gowdy (director/writer of Sassy Friends, a series pilot), Shaun Scott (director/producer of Pacific Aggression, a narrative feature), and Kenneth White (producer of Centerville, a narrative feature).

SSG MUSIC NOW HIRING CONCERT CONTENT EDITOR

SSG MUSIC  

Do you love music? Do you have a decisive voice? Would you like to steer the ship of SSG Music's concert content? SSG Music is currently looking for their next Concert Content Editor. The SSG Music Concert Content Editor oversees all concert content on the website, while functioning as the main liaison between writers and artists' public relations managers for live coverage and giveaways. Those that are ambitious and starting out in their writing careers would benefit greatly from this opportunity. This position is currently unpaid.

GRANT SUPPORT FOR COMPOSERS AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

NEW MUSIC USA  

New Music USA supports the creation of new musical work and its ability to engage people and communities throughout the United States. The MetLife Creative Connections program, administered by New Music USA, provides grants to enable American composers to participate in public activities supporting performances of their original music. The program aims to increase awareness and enhance the creative artist's role in society by strengthening the connections between living composers, performing musicians, presenters, communities, and audiences. Applications can be submitted by sponsoring organizations requesting support for a composer's participation in the organization's community outreach activities. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2013. 

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 12/17 - 12/23   

OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC 

Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).

 

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "The Heist"

2. Live at KEXP - "Live at KEXP Volume 8"

3. Soundgarden - "King Animal"

4. Caspar Babypants - "I Found You!"

5. Maldives - "Muscle for Wing"

6Ben Gibbard - "Former Lives" 

7. Brandi Carlile - "Bear Creek"

8. Allen Stone - "Allen Stone"

9. Helio Sequence - "Negotiations"

10. Caspar Babypants - "Hot Dog!"

FILM PRODUCTION OF THE WEEK

This column highlights the amazing artistic efforts of our local filmmaking community and the broad positive economic impact it has on our region. This week we profile: 

 

JOHN FUHMAN'S 'A BIT OF BAD LUCK'

A BIT OF BAD LUCK  

 

The Washington Filmworks production incentive project A Bit of Bad Luck recently wrapped principal photography after shooting 22 days in Seattle and Morton, Washington. This is one of 15 projects approved for funding assistance by Washington Filmworks, which have spent an estimated $10 million in Washington's economy in five months.

 

"Our movie was shot in Seattle and Morton, and the locations were perfect for us to tell this story," said Producer Gerrarda O'Beirne. "The incentive made it possible for us to stay and film here in Washington. Without the incentive we would not have had the funds to complete the project, and just as important, there would not have been such talented crew available locally to support the production." 

 

The feature film was written and directed by John Fuhman,stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), and Agnes Bruckner (Blood and Chocolate), and hired over 30 local cast and crew members.
HELP "KICKSTART" SEATTLE FILM AND MUSIC PROJECTS

Kickstarter is an online "crowd-funding" resource that helps musicians, filmmakers and producers of artistic projects reach out to friends and fans for financial support. Kickstarter allows artists the opportunity to give back to funders with special rewards, such as an exclusive album pre-release, a producer credit in a film, or even getting to meet the artist in person. Seattle is a hotbed for film and music projects, and you can be a pivotal part of the production process by backing a project and spreading the word. Current Seattle-based Kickstarter projects are listed below, in order of imminence, from soonest-ending project to furthest out. Click on the Kickstarter buttons to check out these local projects and discover even more happening around Seattle.

A feature-length documentary about one Nepali girl's life, globalization, and mental health.

THE TEMPERAMENTALS - December 24 (5 days)
A play chronicling the foundation of the Mattachine Society, the first sustained gay rights organization in the United States. 

TEMPEST/COBALT - January 5 (17 days)
A double-sided LP of original songs by Dawn Clement, inspired by people around the world. 

PROJECT LONDON - January 10 (22 days)
A feature-length, science-fiction, action-adventure movie with 774 visual effects made by over 250 volunteers. 

REPUBLISHING: THE WORLD OF SYNNIBARR - January 15 (27 days)
This is a project for the new edition of the RPG "The World of Synnibarr."

Seattle-based band The West is making a music video for their song "It Was Disco and Now It's Over."

Why Kickstarter and not IndieGoGo?

The overwhelming basis for promoting Kickstarter as a project fundraiser stems from the tool's clear and complete structure.  It is a system that ensures artists approach each and every venture with a comprehensive business plan.  The debatable result, wherein artists may or may not keep the funds they raise based on whether or not their project is funded fully, interests us because it protects project backers. IndieGoGo, although a great money-generating platform, does not provide the same level of investor protection when projects go by the wayside. At least for the time being, our office has decided to continue supporting Kickstarter.

SHORT FILM FRIDAY: 'WILLIAM NEVER MARRIED'         

The film for this Friday, December 21, will be the trailer for William Never Married, a feature by the talented local director Christian Palmer. The reason for sharing this trailer, which is not a short film? The moody music and the stark urban images fuse into a perfect flow of magic.

MEDIA DIGEST

INDIANA CROWNS 'SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED' BEST PICTURE

After announcing nominees last week, the Indiana Film Journalists Association has handed their 2012 Film Awards Best Picture honors to Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed (filmed in Washington State in 2011). Other films receiving major awards include Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

THE IMPACT OF GOING DIGITAL IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY    

DAILY INFOGRAPHIC   

There is no doubt that the music industry has certainly evolved in the past several years due to the digital age. But what is the extent of the impact of digital on the music industry? This infographic analyzes different areas of digital on the music industry, including sales trends of vinyl, CDs, and digital music as well as the differences between online streaming services and marketplace services. Plus, what has been the impact of illegally downloaded tune on the music industry?

2012 IN REVIEW: 10 FILMS WORTH GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SEE

NPR BLOGS: MONKEY SEE   

In addition to her top favorite films of the year, Linda Holmes argues that an even more meaningful list may be her list of 10 movies that you'll have to go out of your way for, but are well worth it. This list includes Matthew Lillard's Fat Kid Rules The World (filmed in Seattle in 2011), plus Compliance, Wolf (not the Jack Nicholson one), Planet of Snail, and Time Zero: The Last Year Of Polaroid Film.

NEW, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED HENDRIX ALBUM COMING IN MARCH  

A new Jimi Hendrix record, People, Hell and Angels, will be released March 5. Unlike other new Hendrix releases that have come out in recent years, this album consists of all new material, as opposed to live recordings or remasters. The album covers Hendrix's more experimental work from 1968 to 1969. Some of the diversions from his well-known work include tracks with horns, keyboard, percussion, and a second guitar.

FOREST GIBSON: 'GOING FAR BEYOND YOUR NORMAL REACH'  

Forest Gibson is a Seattle-based video producer and filmmaker. Forest and Cinesaurus, his employer, have a knack for producing videos that are shared on the web and through social media. Cinesaurus' clients include GAP, YouTube, and the online humor network Cheezburger. One of the company's biggest successes was the parody video released last summer titled We're NASA and We Know It. The video was hugely popular the moment it was released. It's been viewed by over 2.5 million people on YouTube. The video found its way onto the Today show and National Public Radio. NASA even tweeted the video to its 2 million followers.

RHAPSODY FINALLY SPINNING TUNES ON IPAD WITH TABLET-SPECIFIC APP 

Rhapsody has a holiday gift for its users. The popular streaming music service has made good on its promise to deliver an iPad version of its app, which had been iPhone-only since its launch in 2009. The app is fully optimized for Apple's full-size and mini tablets, with large cover art and a full-screen player. The app supports AirPlay and features specific playlists for online and offline use when listening to tracks downloaded from the service. 

Film + Music Newsletter will be on break for the next two weeks and will return to your inbox on January 9. Have a great holiday!
QUICK LINKS  
FILM + MUSIC + INTERACTIVE HAPPY HOUR - Returning January 30!
CITY BUSINESS CASUAL - Returning January 10! 
Seattle Office of Film + Music Staff
James Keblas, Director
Karin Zaugg Black, Communications Director
Chris Swenson, Film + Special Events Program Manager 
Rachel Sawyer, Creative Industries Business Development Manager
Katoya Grant, Administrative Specialist
Sam Mouser, Permit Specialist 
Romir Chaudhuri, Intern
Rebecca Pirwitz, Intern 
Kaleigh Ward, Intern