BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at: www.bampiremovie.com

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Catalyst Film Collective’s Script to Screen Grant Open for Submissions

Catalyst Film Collective‘s screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters.

Script to Screen Grant Program

$10,000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Spring 2024 competition:

February 3 :: Competition Opens
March 31 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
April 21 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
April 28 :: Live Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts & In Person Voting
May 2 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
May 4 :: Winner Announced

Find out more here.

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Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3

Catalyst Film Collective has announced their Script to Screen Grant Program which will be open for submission starting February 3, 2024.

This grant will provide:

  • $10,000 to make your film.
  • Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective.
  • Valuable in-kind donations
  • An Executive Producer

And, even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.

You must be a Catalyst FC member to apply. Find out more here.

This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film. Continue reading... “Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3”

U of O’s Mat Johnson makes a spine-chilling splash on Netflix

If you have been watching Netflix recently, you might have noticed the hit show “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The series, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, captured 14 million viewers in just two weeks after its release this fall. And it has an Oregon connection — Mat Johnson, a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Oregon. He and director Mike Flanagan together wrote the script of the episode called “The Black Cat.”

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Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners

Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”

STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions

NewFilmmakers LA is proud to announce the second edition of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive, in partnership with NFMLA, STARZ and NALIP!

NALIP and NFMLA have partnered with STARZ for a second year of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive to support aspiring TV writers from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to make their mark in the world of premium cable. The STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive provides a unique platform for emerging talents to cultivate their skills and refine their spec scripts with the guidance of esteemed mentors, executives, and established writers. Continue reading... “STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions”

Top Secret Club Wrap Party & Awards

Over the past six weeks five panelists composed of professional writers/filmmakers/actors have read and scored all of the 2023 Top Secret Club scripts.

We are excited to say that the winners of the 1k grants made possible through the Creative Opportunity Program have been selected and we are excited to announce them on Monday November 13th at Desert Island Studios!

The evening will be a celebration of the entire year of Top Secret Club writers and the community that gathered for each event.  Continue reading... “Top Secret Club Wrap Party & Awards”

World Premiere Virtual Watch Party

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAY NEVER DIE, BUT IT SURE CAN KILL!

YOU’RE INVITED to the world premiere watch party of the horror tv pilot, John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes, an international award-winning boldly dark comedic horror/supernatural rock-mock series set in the 1970s and present day Pacific Northwest.

4 friends seek out obscure ’70s rock bands to interview in an attempt to be hired by CREEM Magazine. Each episode follows the friends as they descend into a fantastical world where abhorrent creatures emerge from the shadows as a dark force pursues them. Continue reading... “World Premiere Virtual Watch Party”

Top Secret Club – Live Script Readings October 19

Join us Thursday, October 19th from 6 PM to 10 PM at Desert Island Studios, 1316 SE 12th Ave. Portland. As always, the evening will feature live table reads of a cut from each script, plus a facilitated feedback session, drinks/snacks, and networking.
This month we are delighted to host the work of playwright Brianna Barrett and screenwriter Masami Kawai.
About Masami

Masami Kawai is a Los Angeles-born filmmaker who lives in Eugene, Oregon. She’s of Ryukyuan descent from the island of Amami. Continue reading... “Top Secret Club – Live Script Readings October 19”

PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival

PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.

In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J. Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”