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INTERN WITH THE OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC THIS SPRING
Office of Film + Music
The Office of Film + Music is seeking an Intern for Spring 2010. Film + Music Interns primarily serve a marketing/communications role, becoming a member of the Film + Music team, and provide administrative support for the Office. The internship requires a six-month commitment and 30-40 hours of work per week. Prior background in film or music is not required, but candidates should have strong communication, writing and organizational/research skills. A small monthly stipend is provided. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 22. For more information about the position, visit the above link or contact the current Interns at email@example.com.
VOTE FOR SEATTLE SOUNDBITE PERFORMERS
Seattle City of Music
Vote now and through February 28 to determine which bands will perform at the Third Annual Seattle SoundBite on April 8 at the Showbox SoDo. Only musical groups with at least one member working in the food service industry are eligible to perform at Seattle SoundBite, a City of Music event. This annual pairing of great music, street-style bites, and rock and roll is now in its third year. Proceeds from Seattle SoundBite benefit ProStart, a youth culinary organization, and The Vera Project, a youth music organization. Previous performers have included Helio Sequence, Sunday Night Black Out, Picoso, and Sue Quigley. Participating restaurants have included Tango, Serafina, Cantinetta, Via Tribunali, Red Door and Ray's Boathouse. Follow the above link to listen to entries and vote for your top three.
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CONNECT WITH PRESENTERS AND ARTISTS AT ETHNIC ARTS EVENT AND ATTEND FREE PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
As a new year begins and economic recovery continues, Seattle businesses are looking ahead for ways to strengthen and grow. The Office of Economic Development and the City of Seattle are excited to connect directly with the business community via its all-new City Business Casual series, launching tomorrow. Business owners and advocates will have a chance to ask questions, suggest ideas and troubleshoot specific issues in an informal and relaxed setting. Mayor Mike McGinn will make remarks and mingle with the crowd at this inaugural event. The first City Business Casual will take place on Thursday, January 28 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Polar Bar in the Arctic Club Hotel (700 3rd Avenue). There will be no-host Happy Hour food and drinks. Please click the above link for more information.
CATCH THE KCTS 9 PREMIERE OF "ART ZONE WITH NANCY GUPPY"
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
Tonight, Wednesday, February 3, "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy" will have its premiere airing on KCTS 9 at 7:00 pm. This will be its new weekly time slot on KCTS 9, though viewers can always catch it on its regular Friday night time slot. The additional exposure on KCTS 9 should have a positive effect on the artists, organizations, galleries and events featured each week, so the Art Zone team invites and encourages you to watch the premiere and spread the word!
HELP EMP|SFM AND OTHER MUSEUMS SERVE YOU BETTER
EMP Museum Visitor Survey
Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum, in partnership with other museums across the country, is launching a study to find out what you expect and want from museums so that they can serve you better. The survey takes about eight minutes to complete. EMP|SFM and other museums will greatly benefit from this study by having access to overall results as well as the results from its visitors. They will use the results to make the museum more interesting, relevant and fun. As an added incentive, survey participants will be entered to win one of three iTunes gift certificates. Click the above link to take the survey.
NBC PICKS UP "OUTSOURCED" FOR NEXT SEASON
Based on Seattle's George Wing and John Jeffcoat's independent film hit, "Outsourced" is single-camera office comedy centered on a recently demoted manager of a novelties company who is shipped off to India to manage a ragtag group of customer service reps. NBC developed the TV adaption with Wing, Jeffcoat and "The Office" director, Ken Kwapis.
YOUTH FILMMAKERS: APPLY FOR SIFF'S SUPERFLY FILMMAKING AND FUTUREWAVE PROGRAMS
Seattle International Film Festival's SuperFly Filmmaking has opened the application process for youth aged 13-19. Produced in collaboration with Longhouse Media, youth from across the country come together from June 3-5, 2010 during SIFF 2010 to create four short films in 36 hours, and then see their films premiere at the FutureWave Shorts Program just hours after completion. Submissions are also open for young filmmakers to submit their work for consideration to be played at SIFF 2010 in the FutureWave Shorts showcase (films made by youth 18 and under). One film in the program will be selected for the WaveMaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking. Click the above link to download the SuperFly Filmmaking application.
INTERN AT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum is looking for an administrative intern who will get to work on producing their annual fundraising gala, making it a great opportunity for someone interested in special event planning or fundraising. As NWFF has a salaried staff of eight running over 250 programs a year, interns will be expected to execute vital, hands-on tasks that intersect with every aspect of the organization. A passion for film is essential. Knowledge of film production or exhibition is encouraged, but not required. Candidates must have basic computer skills; be personable, self-motivated, and excellent communicators; and be able to complete tasks assigned. This is a non-paid, quarterly internship. The position requires a minimum three-month commitment for 20 hours a week. Interns will have access to unlimited free movies at NWFF cinemas; access to film production and editing gear, film workshops; and invitations to their film festivals and fabulous parties. For more information or to apply, follow the above link.
INSTRUCTORS SOUGHT FOR 911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER COURSES
911 Media Arts Center
911 Media Arts Center is seeking instructors proficient with Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack and Color, as well as the 3D animation open-source software Blender. If interested and qualified, email a cover letter and resume along with DVD or links to work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"TAKING AIM" OPENS THIS WEEKEND AT EMP|SFM WITH FREE PANEL DISCUSSIONS
On Saturday, February 6, EMP|SFM presents "Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash," an exhibition showcasing some of the most memorable photography in the history of popular music, as chosen by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash. On Saturday, photography panel discussions will take place at noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the museum. "All Access - Shooting Rock and Roll" will begin at noon; the "Monsters of Rock Photography" discussion at 2:00 pm will explore the stories and artistry behind the photographs; and at 4:00 pm, Curator Jason Emmons will interview Neil Young archivist and photographer Joel Bernstein and Seattle photographer Jini Dellaccio about working with Young at "Taking Aim on Neil Young." The 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm panel discussions are free and seating is first-come first-served in the JBL Theater. Find out more information at the above link.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FORMER GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARD
The 2010 Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week and among them is a short documentary film about former Washington governor Booth Gardner. A Just Media production directed by Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher, "The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner" centers on Gardner leading a campaign to legalize assisted suicide in the state, while dealing with the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease. The Academy Awards will air on March 7 on ABC.
VOTE FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS NFFTY AND AMP TO WIN $50,000
Pepsi Refresh Project
Two local arts organizations are in the running to win $50,000 from Pepsi's Refresh Project. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) is the largest youth film festival in the country, supporting hundreds of young filmmakers every year and reaching audiences of over 20,000 nationally. And the All-Ages Movement Project (AMP) is a network of community-based organizations that connect young people through independent music and art by providing people with resources to start all-ages venues and youth music organizations all over the nation. Organizations with the most votes will get the money to further their groups' work. To vote today and everyday in February, follow the above link.
MAKE A FILM WITH SINGLE ROLL OF SUPER 8 FOR NWFF FILM CHALLENGE
Northwest Film Forum
The Northwest Film Forum's quarterly film challenge asks local filmmakers to pull out their super 8 cameras and make a film with a single roll of film. Films must be edited in camera, which means the film must be shot in sequential order. No editing allowed. The project is open to all levels of skills and experience. Films will screen on Wednesday, February 24. Films are due by February 12. For more information on how to submit films, click the above link.
PLAY AT SEATTLE'S NEW HARD ROCK CAFE
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is looking for local talent to play one of Seattle's newest live venues. The 400-person-capacity venue on the second level of the new Cafe is outfitted with video screens and a top-of-the-line concert sound and lighting system. Hard Rock's tradition of showcasing iconic and emerging talent will continue on Seattle's newest stage. Bands and solo acts are encouraged to submit materials for any of the three following opportunities: Nightly Live Music (the venue will host live music three to four nights per week with local, regional and national touring artists in the space); Monthly Residency Program (artists will play shows at Hard Rock every Tuesday for a month); and All Ages Sunday Matinee Shows (parents will be able to bring their families and young adults under 21 can enjoy music). For more information, contact Amy Bauer at email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER FOR ARTIST TRUST'S 2010 BENEFIT ART AUCTION
Artist Trust needs volunteers for their annual Benefit Art Auction this month. The benefit will help Artist Trust raise funds to directly support its grant programs and professional resources. This is a great opportunity to work on an exciting Seattle arts event, working with local artists and arts patrons and using project management skills, people skills, and event production interest. Volunteer for five or more hours and receive a one-year Artist Trust membership. For more information or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCI-FI FANS: JOIN STAR TREK PHOENIX CAST AND CREW FOR CELEBRATION
Star Trek Phoenix
Fans, volunteers and other supporters are invited to join the cast and crew of Star Trek: Phoenix as they celebrate the completion of principal photography on the pilot, "Cloak & Dagger." Learn more about upcoming special fan screenings and premieres in April, and meet George C. Johnson and William F. Nolan, the authors of the 1967 novel and 1976 feature film, Logan's Run. Johnson also wrote "Mantrap," an episode of the original Star Trek series. Nolan is an award-winning science fiction writer and an original writer for "Twilight Zone." Address questions about the event to email@example.com. The event will take place on Thursday, February 4 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at the BalMar on Ballard Avenue.
911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER SEEKS FOUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
911 Media Arts Center
911 Media Arts Center is pleased to place a formal call to artists for a 2010 Artist's Residency at the center. Artists-in-residence will have access to the center's edit capabilities and video and audio equipment. To apply, send a resume, work sample and statement outlining artistic goals during the 12-week residency to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 15, 2010 by 5:00 pm. To see a full list of the center's available video and audio equipment, dates of residencies and more information on applying, click the above link.
LEARN MORE ABOUT STORY CONSTRUCTION WITH WOMEN IN FILM SEATTLE WORKSHOP
Women in Film Seattle
Join Women in Film Seattle for a two-day workshop: Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald. Learn the secrets of Dickens, Steinbeck and Billy Wilder in this popular class taught by award-winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. This class is for screenwriters, novelists, playwrights or anyone telling a fictional story. Participants will learn how to construct a story from the ground up by examining classic films and stories. The workshop will take place this weekend, February 6 and 7 at Spitfire. Visit the above link for more information and to sign up.
ARTISTS: APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN SEATTLE WEEKLY'S ARTOPIA
If you are a Seattle artist and are interested in becoming a part of Artopia, the event coordinators would love to hear from you. Artopia is a collaborative grassroots celebration of emerging and established artists that takes place in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. The event focuses on a wide range of artistic disciplines including performance, multimedia and multidisciplinary art, short film & video, graffiti, industrial design and more. The event will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 15, and no idea is too crazy, so click the above link to let them know how you would like to be involved.
SUB POP AND STG PRESENT "DEFRIENDING CANCER" BENEFIT FOR LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
On February 11, well-known comedians from New York and Los Angeles will come together to perform at Seattle's Moore Theatre. The event, "Defriending Cancer," is a variety show hosted by Todd Barry with special performances by the following stand-up comics: Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker (from Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"), Natasha Leggero (a regular roundtable panelist on E!'s "Chelsea Lately"), Eugene Mirman (Sub Pop recording artist and the landlord on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords"), and Tig Notaro (featured on Comedy Central Presents and The Sarah Silverman Program). There will also musical performances by James Mercer (of The Shins) and Isaac Brock (of Modest Mouse). All proceeds from this event will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information or to purchase tickets, follow the above link.
CHECK OUT NEW PUBLIC ART 4CULTURE WEBSITE
Public Art 4Culture
Public Art 4Culture celebrates the new decade with the launch of its newly imagined website. Created as a platform for appreciation and interpretation of their collection, the site allows for larger and more easily accessed images of artworks as well as expanded opportunities for learning and experience within the site. An interactive map links to completed projects and invites the user to explore county-wide or by quadrant, listen to artist audio and get driving directions. Print pieces such as brochures and a Public Art Guide, lectures and interviews, as well as video and audio slide shows are archived in the Learn, Listen and Look Libraries. There are resources for educators, Calls for Artists and more. Check out the new site at the above link.
ARTSWEST CALL FOR NEW MEDIA ARTISTS
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery, a gallery and theater located in West Seattle, is now accepting submissions from new media artists to exhibit in its Alternative Media Platform (AMP) at ArtsWest. Artists must reside in the Pacific Northwest to be considered for inclusion in 1 of 12 exhibitions. New media works that include light, sound and/or video-based art and site responsive installations will be featured in monthly exhibits beginning as soon as March 2010 through August 2011. Submissions are due by February 27, 2010. Visit the above link to download the entry form and learn more about submission requirements.
TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 1/25-31
Office of Film + Music
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).
- Shabazz Palaces "Shabazz Palaces"
- Shabazz Palaces "Of Light"
- Cave Singers "Welcome Joy"
- Various Artists "Give Seattle"
- Laura Veirs "July Flame"
- Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers "Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers"
- Pearl Jam "Backspacer"
- Fresh Espresso "Glamour"
- Dutchess & The Duke "Sunset/Sunrise"
- Grand Hallway "Promenade"
THE SEATTLE TIMES ON "$5 COVER: SEATTLE"
The Seattle Times spoke with Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton and MTV executive David Gale at Sundance about the new web-series featuring 12 local bands, $5 Cover: Seattle. They say of the series, "[It] is a sprawling project melding film and music and delivered via the Internet." The project profiles area bands like The Moondoggies and The Maldives in short scripted vignettes about the local musicians with many of the stories based on real incidents in their lives. Although the films are not documentaries, Shelton "wanted them to have that air of authenticity." $5 Cover: Seattle is the second of this series, the first of which, $5 Cover: Memphis, premiered last summer. This season will begin streaming on MTV.com this spring. To read the full article, follow the above link.
SEATTLE METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE PROFILES SEATTLE FILMMAKER NICHOLAS GYENEY
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine profiles local filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney in their February issue as a new face in Seattle arts. The 23-year-old filmmaker has his own production company (Mirror Images), Hollywood actors in his sci-fi drama and has been contacted by Lionsgate to view a rough cut his film, The Penitent Man, a film about a psychologist (Lathrop Walker) who learns unsettling news about his future from a mysterious patient, played by sci-fi veteran Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens). To read the full story, follow the above link.
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Seattle Office of Film + Music Staff
James Keblas, Director
Chris Swenson, Film Program Coordinator
Rachel White, Music + Nightlife Program Coordinator
Clare Canzoneri, Intern
Gina Corsiglia, Intern