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News from the Office of Film + Music 2/17/2010


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Seattle Film and Music Blog
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OFFICE NEWS

HAPPY HOUR IS NEXT WEEK AT SPITFIRE
Office of Film + Music
Join us at Spitfire next Wednesday, February 24 for the monthly Film, Music and Digital Media Happy Hour networking event. Spitfire will be open exclusively for the event from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and is located at 2219 4th Avenue in Belltown (between Blanchard and Bell). We hope to see you at Spitfire for food, drink and networking!

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 filmandmusicoffice@seattle.gov.

RSVP FOR THE SEATTLE PARTY AT SXSW
Seattle Party 2010
Headed to Austin next month for SXSW? RSVP for the Seattle Party on Saturday, March 20 to soak in a lineup of some of the best Seattle music at Beauty Bar. The Seattle Party will take place from noon to 6:00 pm that day and is free and all-ages. Also. whether or not you're heading to Austin, mark your calendars to support Seattle bands at the local Send-Off Parties: Thursday, March 4 at The Tractor Travern with Dyme Def, Thee Emergency, Grynch, Pearly Gate Music and THEESatisfaction; and Friday, March 5 at Neumos with Visqueen, Hey Marseilles, Mash Hall and Fences. Click the above link to see the Seattle Party lineup and to RSVP!

CONNECT WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AT CITY BUSINESS CASUAL NEXT WEEK
Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development and the City of Seattle's City Business Casual event continues this month on Tuesday, February 23. This program is designed to provide the Seattle business community with direct access to city officials who can facilitate strategic business growth through funding, permitting, site selection, workforce, and other direct assistance. City Business Casual also serves as an important access point to influential city leaders, business-focused city officials, and key department heads. Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith will make remarks at this event, which will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Polar Bar in the Arctic Club Hotel. For more information, click the above link.

INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

WATCH THE OSCARS WITH SEATTLE FILM COMMUNITY
Seattle Film + Music Blog
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are happening on Sunday March 7 and there are several viewing parties taking place to support Seattle's film community. So, if you don't feel like watching the award show at home, join some local organizations for food, drinks and red carpet entertainment. Click the above link to see a list of events on the Seattle Film + Music blog.

SEE LOCAL TEEN MUSICIANS PERFORM AT 9TH ANNUAL MORE MUSIC @ THE MOORE CONCERT
Seattle Theatre Group
More Music @ the Moore 2010 brings together 30 Northwest young musicians, representing diverse musical styles, such as Jamaican reggae, bluegrass, Zimbabwean marimba, R&B and hip-hop, with a focus on cross-cultural collaboration and the fusion of musical cultures. The program provides young artists mentorship by professional musicians, production support and the opportunity to perform at The Moore Theatre. The lineup includes bluegrass band Northern Departure; hip-hop artist Critical; Zimbabwean marimba ensemble Shumba Marimba; pop/alternative duo Sky & David Sanoy; ska band Kind of Blind; R&B ensemble Moore Soul; and Jamaican reggae duo Leah Marie. The event will be held at the Moore Theatre on March 12 starting at 7:30 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, follow the above link.

GIVE SEATTLE RAISES $20K TO DATE FOR ARTS AND HUNGER GROUPS: ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT TO GIVE IN 2010!
GIVE Seattle
GIVE Seattle, the downloadable benefit music and video compilation launched by Seattle coffee roaster Caffe Vita, has raised more than $20,000 for Arts Corps, Seattle's largest nonprofit arts educator, plus area food banks. GIVE Seattle has also added new songs to the set by Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), John Roderick (The Long Winters) and chamber pop duo The Dutchess & The Duke. These additional songs bring the total number of cuts available to 35, nearly all of which are exclusive. There are only a few days left to purchase the compilation, which will become unavailable on February 28. Check out the new additions and read more information at the above link.

NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION FOR 2010 MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Know an individual or an organization making a different in Seattle through arts and culture? Nominate them for a 2010 Mayor's Arts Awards. The Seattle Arts Commission will review public nominations and recommend recipients to the mayor for final selection. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented each year. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 7 by 5:00 pm. Click the above link for more information and to make nominations.

KICK OFF NEW FIRST TUESDAY SERIES WITH THEFILMSCHOOL AT OPEN HOUSE
TheFilmSchool
Join TheFilmSchool for a kick-off to the new series First Tuesdays at Roy Street Coffee & Tea next month. Meet TheFilmSchool faculty Tom Skerritt, Stewart Stern, Warren Etheredge, John Jacobsen ad Rick Stevenson along with alumni of TheFilmSchool for an introduction to their 3-Week-Intensive screenwriting program. Sign up for a waived application fee for the Spring and Summer 3-Week-Intensive courses, screen a short film or two and enter to win door prizes. The event will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 2. Email jenni@thefilmschool.com if you would like an email reminder about the event.

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO SEE "$5 COVER: SEATTLE" AT SIFF CINEMA
$5 Cover: Seattle
Join the $5 Cover: Seattle cast and crew at SIFF Cinema on March 1 for a screening of all episodes of the series, a few B-sides and mini-documentaries. SIFF will be selling a handful of tickets to this cast, crew, guest and press screening. Office of Film + Music director James Keblas will introduce director Lynn Shelton at the screening. The screening will begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a special $5 Cover show at the Tractor Tavern at 9:00 pm. Check the above link for more information to come soon.

FILMMAKERS: PARTICIPATE IN NEW 48-HOUR UNTETHERED FILM CHALLENGE
untethered
Glass Forest Entertainment is pleased to announce the untethered Film Challege, a 48-hour film competition in Seattle. The challenge kickoff begins March 19 at 6:30 pm and ends on March 21 at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated, filmmakers from around the Seattle area will have the opportunity to compete in creating a short 2-5 minute film about the characters from the show "untethered," a science fiction drama series about dreams. Teams will be assigned an actor and a character biography that will be featured in their film. Films will participate in a public screening on March 31 at the Historic University Theater and be eligible to win the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premiere software. Kick-off location and more prizes will be announced soon. For more information and to register a team, visit the above link.

ATTEND THE WASHINGTON BREEDS INNOVATION INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Washington Technology Industry Association
The Washington Technology Industry Association presents the 15th annual Industry Achievement Awards next month with the theme "Washington Breeds Innovation." The Awards will celebrate the vibrant technology community in the state of Washington with eight award categories recognizing the accomplishments of the brightest companies, individuals and students in the state of Washington in the past year. In addition to the featured Awards Ceremony, there will be interactive lounges that will feature the technology behind some of the favorite reasons people live in Seattle, like great coffee, wine and chocolate. There will also be a Technology Showcase of all of the finalist companies. The Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at Showbox Sodo. Follow the above link for more information.

NIGHT SCHOOL PRESENTS CHAMBER VS. CHAMBER NO. 2 WITH SEAN NELSON AND ERIN JORGENSEN
Night School
On Saturday, February 20, Night School at the Sorrento Hotel will host a night of music and romantic agony with Sean Nelson, Erin Jorgensen, and very special guests with a post-concert conversation hosted by Mark Baumgarten, City Arts Editor. The second installment of Chamber v. Chamber called, "Valentine's Day is Over," looks at the sounds we create when we want forget about the holiday of Love, pairing a French-lyricist and classically trained marimba player with the former lead singer of Harvey Danger. After the musical performances, Baumgarten will lead a discussion between the audience and musicians, touching on the inspiration behind the music, and the influences of both classical and indie rock repertoires. For more information or to purchase tickets, follow the above link.

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 2/8 - 14
Office of Film + Music
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).

  1. Laura Veirs "July Flame"
  2. Shabazz Palaces "Shabazz Palaces"
  3. Shabazz Palaces "Of Light"
  4. Cave Singers "Welcome Joy"
  5. Pearl Jam "Backspacer"
  6. Visqueen "Message to Garcia"
  7. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
  8. Various Artists "Give Seattle"
  9. Brandi Carlile "Live at East Street"
  10. Fresh Espresso "Glamour"

MEDIA DIGEST

SOUND ON THE SOUND SAYS: THE SEATTLE PARTY AT SXSW 2010 IS LOOKING GOOD
Sound on the Sound
Music bloggers at Sound on the Sound praise The Seattle Party at SXSW 2010 lineup: "This party just gets better every year. Two stages and a hip hop showcase? This is how Seattle party at SXSW should be going down...The organizers definitely made this a destination party that well represents the fact of the emerging Seattle music scene at this very moment." Follow the link for the lineup!

"LATE AUTUMN" FILMS IN MID-WINTER ON WHIDBEY
Seattle PI
The cast and crew of Late Autumn descended on Whidbey Island yesterday, transforming The Keystone Caf from a sleepy, ferry-side bistro to star-studded movie set. The Korean film, which is a "melancholy love story," is currently in its sixth week of filming. Set trucks rode the ferry over to Whidbey and began arriving on scene about 5 a.m. Tuesday, said Line Producer Mischa Jakupcak as she sat at a corner table facing the ferry dock, folders and cell phone spread out before her. The team planned to make the most of their day, then pack up and move out by 4:30 p.m. for their return trip to Seattle where the majority of the scenes are being filmed. Read more at the above link.

CROSSCUT PROFILES SEATTLE'S NEW HARD ROCK CAFE
Crosscut
Seattle's new Hard Rock Cafe, a few steps from Pike Place Market, boasts a treasure of Seattle rock memorabilia and a rooftop deck with one of the best views of any bar in town. The two-story, 14,000-square-foot restaurant located at the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, which opened to the public last Wednesday, will likely attract heavy foot traffic from tourists and locals alike. Inside, Hard Rock diners have plenty of eye candy to enjoy in the form of local music memorabilia from Hard Rock's collection - including guitars owned by Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder, hand-written notes from Courtney Love and Quincy Jones, and more. "The goal is to make it a fun, interactive experience for music fans," said Joe Tenczar, Hard Rock's CIO. "We want to have more than food and drinks, we want people to have fun and walk away having had an experience to go along with their meal."

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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