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News from the Film + Music Office 08/19/2009


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Mayor's Office of Film + Music
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Seattle Film and Music Blog
The Mayor's Office of Film + Music presents the Seattle Film and Music Blog, your new source for Seattle entertainment news and updates. Our blog covers the latest in local, national, and international news and videos about Seattle filmmakers, musicians, and digital media makers. Check it out!

OFFICE NEWS

HAPPY HOUR IS NEXT WEEK!
Mayor's Office of Film + Music
Join us at the beautiful and spacious Barca lounge for the monthly Film, Music and Digital Happy Hour networking event. Happy Hour is next week, Wednesday the 26th, so we hope you can make it! Barca will be open exclusively for this event from 5:00 - 7:00pm, and will provide happy hour food and drink specials, and is located at 1510 11th Ave between Pike Street and Pine Street on Capitol Hill. Hope to see you there!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

WASHINGTONFILMWORKS APPROVES FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR MULTIPLE PRODUCTIONS
WashingtonFilmWorks
The film industry heats up in Washington State! Three feature films all approved through the WashingtonFilmWorks incentive program have commenced production in the state: The Details starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks; The Ward, directed by veteran horror filmmaker John Carpenter; and Lynn Shelton's music series $5 Cover. In addition, Anonymous Content has recently completed principal photography on a commercial for Campbell's Chunky Soup. These projects mark a total of 31 projects approved through the WashingtonFilmWorks program since inception in 2007, adding an estimated $34.4M in economic impact to the state.

LITTLE DIZZLE PREMIERES TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
After winning raves in the Pacific Northwest, on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in Canada, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle will finally premiere in Los Angeles. Many of the principal actors will attend including Tania Raymonde. Dizzle screens tonight, August 19, at the Downtown Film Festival at 7:30 pm.

SOUND MAGAZINE MERGES WITH CITY ARTS
City Arts Magazine
Encore Media Group and Media Index Publishing are thrilled to announce that Sound magazine has merged with City Arts magazine. Both Sound and City Arts will publish their respective issues in September. The first combined issue will debut this October. This exciting partnership immediately strengthens both Sound and City Arts, creating a formidable voice in local music and arts coverage. Readers of both magazines will continue to get similar comprehensive, local arts and music content, only now in a larger four-color magazine with wider distribution of 60,000 monthly magazines at more than 1,000 locations.

SUMMER TEEN MUSICAL AT LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (LHPAC) invites you to its 13th annual summer teen musical, celebrating 48 youth who are a part of the Summer Youth Theatre Program. Through the performing arts, LHPAC supports and nurtures the intentional decisions of inner city teens who "do the right thing" when many faced by the most difficult of circumstances. This urban opera deals with the tough choices facing youth in the streets of Seattle. The Summer Youth Theatre Program supports Seattle youth and provides much needed income for the community-based teaching artists who guide the youth through theatrical, musical and performance skills that culminate in the musical production. Bobos performance dates are August 17th through August 23rd. Visit the website for show details and times.

ATTEND THE RESPONSIBLE HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Responsible Hospitality Institute
Join the Seattle Office of Film + Music at the Responsible Hospitality Institute's (RHI) Networking Conference in Austin, Texas to learn more about how to harness nightlife as an economic engine. RHI Networking Conferences connect city teams with holistic solutions to address nightlife challenges and opportunities to capitalize on the social and economic benefits of safe and vibrant nightlife. Access a wealth of practical tools and tactics from a late-night learning laboratory, workshops, panels, and networking, opportunities with peer practitioners and internationally respected guest speakers. Conference dates are November 12-14, 2009.

ARTISTS, APPLY NOW FOR THE 2010 JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Jack Straw Productions
The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in Jack Straw Productions' recording studios and participation in its various presentation programs. This year, there are three programs you can apply for: the Artist Support Program, the New Media Program and the Writers Program. For the full applications, please visit the above link.

EMP|SFM SEEKING MUSIC EDUCATOR
EMP|SFM
The Education department at EMP|SFM is currently seeking a music educator to fill the Experience: The Band Fellowship position. This fellowship begins in late September and ends in early May and would be an ideal position for a student in music or music education. Experience: The Band is a rock/jazz band comprised of 12 musicians in grades 9 - 12. This innovative, full scholarship program integrates instrumental and vocal instruction in rock and jazz, ensemble performance, and musicianship classes with state-of-the-art online learning materials. If you have any questions about the position or the program, visit the above link.

DECIBEL FESTIVAL ALREADY MAKING HEADLINES
Resident Advisor
Don't call them Mutek West: Over the past few years, Decibel has emerged to carve its own identity into the festival landscape, taking advantage of a healthy Pacific Northwest techno scene, and Seattle's unique venue geography to craft an event that is both cozy and cosmopolitan. Despite the rain-swept clich of the city, they've even started to hold an outdoor event or two. With a line-up that includes international and Stateside talent like the Wighnomy Brothers, Alter Ego, Andrew Weatherall, Move D, Bruno Pronsato, Daedelus, Voodeux, Lusine, Nosaj Thing, Pezzner, and Mountains, expect that reputation to only grow in stature after this, its sixth year.

SOUND ON THE SOUND IS TURNING THREE
Sound on the Sound
Sound on the Sound is turning three years old this month! To celebrate their birthday, the blog is treating you to a solid local line up at The Blue Moon this Friday, August 21st with The Ironclads, Alligators, and Navigator vs. Navigator. It's going to be a night of catchy, quirky tunes and epic scream-alongs from three great up and coming local bands.

LOCALLY MADE SHORT FILM BOOKIE NOW ONLINE
Bookie
The locally made short film Bookie is now available for online viewing. At a raucous soul R&B nightclub in 1963, crowds from all over Seattle gather for a chance at alcohol, wild music, and easy money. Amidst it all, a gambling bookie risks everything has for a waitress down on her look. Bookie, directed by Seattle filmmaker Tran Quoc Bao, has played several film festivals across the country. To view the film, click the above link.

GO BACKSTAGE FOR THE RING IN SEATTLE OPERA'S NEW WEBSERIES
Seattle Opera
Unfamiliar with the Ring? The Seattle Opera has the perfect introductory series for you. In "Confessions of a First-Time Operagoer," the Seattle Opera has been documenting host Cassidy Quinn Brettler's crash-course in Wagner's epic. The complete documentary will be available in September, but until then, you can follow the above link and keep up with Cassidy where she describes her experiences "swimming" like a Rhine Daughter, controlling Brnnhilde's fire, dressing like a Valkyrie, and interviewing artists.

JOIN THE NORTHWEST FILM FORUM'S ANNUAL BIKE-IN
Northwest Film Forum
The fourth annual Seattle Bike-In brings together bicycle enthusiasts, transportation advocates, environmental groups, artists and community leaders for a celebration of biking and environmental sustainability. Part education fair, part community picnic, the Seattle Bike-In is a chance for adults and children to have fun, enjoy films, music and be a part of a community celebration! This year, celebrate the 60th anniversary of Tati's quintessential and lanky French postman, Francoise, in Jour de fete, as he makes an intelligent slapstick comedy of French rural life while dreaming of bringing modern knowhow to traditional ways. This years Bike-In takes place this Sunday at Cal Anderson Park. Bands will start playing at 7pm and films start at dusk.

JAZZ IN THE CITY CONCERT SERIES
KWJZ
Top off your summer by attending the smoothest summer finales of the year. This year, KWJZ's Jazz in the City stars two time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ledisi and saxophonist Euge Groove. The Jazz In The City Concert Series benefits the Jackson Street Music Program and offers youth participants free access to Jazz In The City concerts as well as other musical events at least twice per quarter. JSMP is a youth program that utilizes the art of music to teach and enhances the lives of youth for empowered participation in the Global Society! The concert will be held at Benaroya Hall, 7:00 pm on September 4th.

FREE MUSIC THIS WEEK AROUND TOWN
In these tough economic times, nothing works better than a day full of sunshine and free music. Check out the free summer music events this week brought to you by the City of Seattle, your local neighborhood and local businesses in and around Seattle.

August 20th
Seattle Presents: Concerts at City Hall
Noon - 1:30 pm
The Bobs
City Hall

August 20th
Easy Street In Store Performance
6:00 pm
Pete Yorn
Queen Anne Store

August 21st
KEXP Concerts at the Mural
6:00- 8:00 pm
Fruitbats, The Moondoggies, Johnny and the Moon
Seattle Center

August 21st
Out To Lunch Concert Series
Noon - 1:30 pm
LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends
Harbor Steps

August 21st
Sonic Boom In Store Performance
6:00 pm
Nurses
Ballard Store

August 23rd
Easy Street In Store Performance
Show Time TBA
Moondoggies
Queen Anne Store

August 25th
Easy Street In Store Performance
5:30 pm
Fun.
West Seattle Store

TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR THE WEEK OF 8/10 - 8/16
Mayor's Office of Film + Music
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).

  1. Throw Me The Statue "Creaturesque"
  2. Fresh Espresso "Glamour"
  3. Modest Mouse "No One's First, and You're Next"
  4. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
  5. Pearl Jam "Live From Easy Street"
  6. Gossip "Music for Men"
  7. Tiny Vipers "Life on Earth"
  8. Yacht "See Mystery Lights"
  9. Nurses "Apple Acre"
  10. Neko Case "Middle Cyclone"

MEDIA DIGEST

FRESH AND LOCAL: IT'S THE LIVE @ HIDMO SERIES AT CENTRAL AREA RESTAURANT
Seattle Times
For a free night out enriched with music, head out to Hidmo. The Central Area restaurant is hosting a free summer concert series, called "Live @ Hidmo," with such Seattle artists as Laura "Piece" Kelley, Orbitron and J. Pinder. "We want to make local talent accessible to the local community," said Rahwa Habte, Hidmo's managing owner. All sorts of music will be represented every Friday - soul, spoken-word, funk, pop, rock and hip-hop. And shows are all-ages. The setting is an intimate family atmosphere, where the Who's Who of the local arts community go to relax and sit back as audience members.

NIRVANA CO-FOUNDER KRIST NOVOSELIC'S IRONIC CAMEO IN WORLD'S GREATEST DAD
LA Times
Writer-director-comedian Bob Goldthwaite cast his old friend Krist Novoselic, bassist and co-founder of Nirvana, as a newsstand dealer in the black comedy World's Greatest Dad. That's Krist you will see comforting Robin in the emotional but hilarious scene where Robin's character breaks down and weeps in front of a rack full of porn because it reminds him of his son. The film opens Friday.

BLEACH TURNS 20, RECEIVES DELUXE REISSUE TREATMENT
The Stranger
Marking the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana's debut album, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach on November 3, 2009. This expanded CD/double-LP will include a never-before-released live performance, special packaging and the first run of the double-LP will be on 180g white vinyl (the first run of the original LP was also on white vinyl). Both formats will be available for pre-order at subpop.com leading up to this edition's release. Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, Bleach was released in June of '89 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop's very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991 sophomore effort, Nevermind. Subsequently Bleach went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan.