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Crystal Tyler.jpgJade Castle Studios is an asset to the upstate area, the Carolinas, and beyond.  It is a place where actors, performing artists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists of all kinds can meet and rub shoulders with one another.  You can attend classes or rent space for your projects such as a songwriter's club, writer's club or as a space where you could audition actors for your upcoming film.

Started earlier this year and operated by Crystal Tyler it is just beginning to take hold and needs your help.  If you are able to give just a small amount to assist with this well intensioned project it will help filmmaking and the performing arts thrive in the community and their will be some perks for you as well.

"Crystal and Jade Castle have been a great resource for me in connecting with other professionals. Whenever Other Vision needs to look for talent, I give Crystal a call. Through Jade Castle, she's already helped connect me with so many other great film professionals in the Greenville area." - Collins Abbott White - Other Vision Studios

If you can't afford to donate then please share this message with your friends so they can learn about Jade Castle Studios and how it might benefit them.

Learn more about Jade Castle Studios in the article below by The Greenville News and in my conversation with Crystal.

English: logo of the Carolina Actors Studio Th...

 (Image credit: Michael R. Simmons via  Wikipedia)

Presented by Charlotte Viewpoint as part of their CV Conversations series there will be a reception followed by a preview/rehearsal of Mallery Avidon's new comedy O Guru Guru Guru -- or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you.  Donna Scott will moderate a Q and A session with Mallery  and Mrichael R. Simmons, the artistic director of CAST after the play.

I understand there will be a guest appearance by Julia Roberts as well.

Don't miss this entertaining event.


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Photo and Makeup by Abbey Sacks

Bonnie and Clyde

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English: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, somet...

English: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Contrary to popular belief the two never married. They were in a long standing relationship. Posing in front of an early 1930s Ford V-8 automobile. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here's an example of a movie exceeding expectations in popularity and attendance in spite of all the obstacles in it's way.

Bonnie and Clyde, produced in 1967 by Warren Beaty and directed by Arthur Penn was not a popular project in Jack Warner's eyes for the Warner Brother's studios.  

Not expected to do well it was filmed in three months with a budget of $2.5 million.  Upon completion Warner Brothers only gave it a limited regional release.  The movie went on to gross more than $70 million worldwide and made a lot of money for Warren Beaty as actor and producer since his deal was 40% of the gross.

Learn more about the movie and how it was produced in the links below.

"What do you want to do with your life?" Ginny asks in this film directed by Karen Stanton for ShadowCatcher  Entertainment in association with the Brain Injury Association of Washington.

A Not So Still Life is a documentary I ran across this week as I was looking up other things.  A feature length film about artist Ginny Ruffner.   She was known as Ginny Martin back in the days when she was growing up in Atlanta, GA and Fort Mill, SC before leaving home and getting married.

After attending the University of Georgia she ended up in Seattle, Washington and became a ground breaking ceramic artist known worldwide for her ceramic sculptures.
Ginny Ruffner ( Photo credit: VOA - J. Taboh via wikipedia)

Explaining the movie camera

Explaining the movie camera (Photo credit: The Field Museum Library)

What popular movie was filmed near you?  Include the city and state of the filming location.

Reply below with the movie name. Include the city & state it was filmed in.

Zacharay Davenport.jpgZachary Davenport has started an iniegogo campaign for his latest short film Love and Affection.  The film has already been shot and is in the process of editing.  The reason for the funding campaign is to cover the cost of submitting to festivals, mailing costs, packaging, and screener DVDs.

Love and Affection is a story about two twenty-somethings who spend the night together after a chance meeting.

"For me, this story is about the pain of twenty-somethings. We're a nasty mess of human beings trying to survive and prepare for the future. And at the end of the day, when we're off Facebook and done with whatever distraction we chose, all we want is Love and Affection."
-Zachary Davenport, Writer/Director