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THE iNDEE Studio in Gastonia, North Carolina will be hosting a seminar on "Telling Stories". If you are wanting to be a screenwriter or are a filmmaker with story ideas this is a great class for you. You can attend the lecture or if you're not close enough to make it it will also be available through Skype. This writing series is the first in a series that THE iNDEE Actors Club is making an effort to host this year.
" Through our process you will leave our seminar having a firm grasp on how to take your idea from the planning stages to pre production on your new film. Writers of all levels will learn valuable lessons about the execution of character driven, exciting, story telling. They will be lead by industry professionals giving only examples from the height of cinematic story telling." - THE iNDEE Actors Club Team
Waiting for Butterflies is a faith based film written by Richard Clark, Jr. Richard directed the movie along with Kent Allen as co-director. Produced by New Daydream Films in association with Allen Films, it is another movie that comes to us from The iNDEE in Gastonia, North Carolina.
"A grandmother's dying wish becomes the catalyst for the healing and forgiveness of a once divided family. They learn that God works miracles through the unexpected people he puts in our lives."
"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
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"Earl Owensby has received numerous honors for his success and achievements. Honors granted Mr. Owensby include NC Hall Of Fame, #15 of the top 100 people in NC in 100 years, Award UNCC North Carolina, and numerous others. Many schools and Universities refer to Earl Owensby when teaching the movie industry, specifically, classes at Duke University, Gardner Webb University, as well as a section in the North Carolina History Books."
Captain America: The First Avenger and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 remained in the top 5 this weekend with Captain America pulling in $25.6M (bringing its total to $117.4M) and Harry Potter with $22M (bringing its total to $318.5M). With that total, Harry Potter has broken even more records. It has now reached the $1 billion mark for worldwide totals, become the highest grossing Potter film, and become the fastest film ever to reach $900M.
Rounding out the top 10:
Friends With Benefits - $9.3M, bringing it to $38.2M total
Horrible Bosses - $7.2M, bringing it to $96.3M total
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $6.1M, bringing it to $338M total
Zookeeper - $4.3M, bringing it to $68.8M total
Cars 2 - $2.3M, bringing it to $182M total
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Check out the website to read behind-the-scenes information on some of their most popular films like Toy Story and Cars, as well as watch theatrical trailers, learn about the artists, and look for job openings or internship opportunities.
Bonnie and Clyde (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)
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Fast Five, the fifth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, came in 2nd bringing its total to $184.8 million internationally.
For the month of May, the contests will be as follows:
Best Test Movie- $100,000
Best Dialogue Track- $10,000
Best Script- $20,000
Best Comedy Script- $20,000
The Best Comedy Script category will be judged with the help of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman.
A "test movie" should be a full-length movie. The film doesn't have to be completely fine-tuned. Amazon Studios will be focusing on good acting, excellent sound/music, creativity, and the ability to capture the feeling of the script on film.
The deadline for contests will be the last day of every month. Not only are you entering your work into a contest, but you're giving the entire film community a chance to view your projects and offer feedback. So, even if you aren't a writer or filmmaker, sign up anyway! Movie fans are welcome to comment on uploaded scripts and videos.
Some of the best films submitted will be screened by Warner Brothers executives, thanks to a first-look deal Amazon Studios has made with them. The filmmaker will also get a meeting with execs to pitch their ideas.
Check out all uploaded projects, last month's contest winners, and detailed guidelines for future contests here: