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”
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”
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”
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”
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 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”
Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that hosts table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads are followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.
6 PM – 9 PM at 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Free to attend!
Featuring work by Linda Alper and Aaron Isaac Vasquez.
Find out more here.
“Top Secret Club” is presented by Desert Island Studios in partnership with Artists Rep Theatre and Oregon Film and supported by the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Top Secret Club – Script Reading Event Returns June 29”
Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities. Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!
We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.
Calling all mid-level to advanced screenwriters and playwrights to submit projects in late stage development to Open Call for Top Secret Club 2023!
Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that will host table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads will be followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.
Over the course of 2023 there will be 6 Top Secret Club events.