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SAG and AFTRA Have Merged

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Coco After Sag-Aftra Merger

Coco After Sag-Aftra Merger (Photo credit: Coco Mault)

Yesterday, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists merged.  Now the SAG-AFTRA union represents more than 150 thousand movie and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA will have national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as local offices nationwide.

Steadicam Operator John E Fry with a Master St...

Steadicam image by Fryfilm2000 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Here is a great video where George Peroulas of Below the Line with George Peroulas talks with Steadicam operator David Svenson of Carolina Productions about how he got started in the film business.  David explains how the Steadicam works and discusses some of the costs involved in owning and operating a Steadicam system

Projecting Hope Film Festival

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English: Smiling_child

Image by Laeliinae|Andrea Muñoz Quintero via Wikipedia

The Projecting Hope Film Festival presented by Cities4Life is underway in Charlotte, NC.  Screenings are at the Ayrsley Cinemas and admission is free.

Paramount Theatre (Photo Credit: Michael Paolini)

Film, music, and interactive are the three main ingredients of this conference and festival located in the heart of Texas.  Austin will host thousands of fans over the course of it's 10 day run.

South by Southwest
Friday, March 9th - Sunday, March 18th
Austin, Texas

6th Street At Night (Photo Credit: James Buchan)

This is a big festival with over 5,000 events so it's impossible to see everything. Plan your visit wisely.

Below are some links to get you started.

English: Grant Crabtree filming on set circa 1...

Public Domain Image by Grant Crabtree via Wikipedia

Rainforest Films is needing crew members for No Good Deed which will begin shooting in the Atlanta area beginning in April.

This Screen Gems thriller is about a former district attorney who invites a stranger with car trouble into her home.

Crew members send your resume' to:

Charleston and Old Customs House

Charleston and Old Customs House (Photo credit: Smudge 9000)

It's almost time for the Charleston International Film Festival.  As winter ends and the the flowers start to spring to life so too will Charleston with filmmakers and fans.  In just a few short weeks the historic streets of Charleston will be busy with  movie makers and goers attending workshops, screenings and after parties.

April 11th through April 15th
Sottile Theatre and Cinnebarre
Charleston, South Carolina

Northern end of Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington, NC (Photo by M Tirrell Rhines via Wikipedia)

Featuring all varieties of shorts and feature length movies the
  Cucalorus Film Festival is accepting submissions for it's 18th annual festival to be held November 8th through 11th in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Known for it's irreverent attitude as well as the parties, music, and trock n' roll atmosphere. You won't find the red carpet treatment here.  Instead it's all about  the audience and artist interaction.