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Anew by Allison Cain

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Allison Cain's freshman attempt at directing a film, Anew, is something to be proud of. Judging from the quality of the movie, she is doing all the right things. Having a little acting experience herself she knew who to call upon when a crew was needed and how to audition for the actors that would fit the bill. The screenplay is all hers.

Anew is a story about people who may or may not be doing okay in life but feel that something is missing. Should I take a step in a new direction? That is the question they are asking themselves. Anew prescribes a 'Yes" to answer this question. If you can, it may be just what you need.

SXSW.jpgThe Great Invisible is a documentary about the negligence that resulted in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2014.  Margaret Brown, who grew up in the Gulf area, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the South by Southwest Documentary Feature Competition for her work on the film.

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Voting for Round 3 of Project Greenlight ends tomorrow.  In this round voting for the film of one of the 20 remaining filmmakers will be held on Facebook.  Popular demand will determine which one of the final 20 will automatically advance to the final 10.

As far as we can tell Joshua Sheik is the only contestant left that is currently living in the southeast so we wish everyone else the best but we are putting our effort behind him to represent us here in the south.

 Read some of the testimonials about Joshua below and add your own with Facebook commenting at the end of the article if you'd like to show your support.  Every bit helps.

Finally if you agree and want Josh to be one of the final 10 then go to the link below and vote for him and his film Excuse Me.

Click here to vote for Joshua Sheik (Sik) and his film Excuse Me.

The voting period will be from 3:00 PM ET 9/15/14 until 11:59 PM 9/26/14

To learn more about Joshua read our article about him here:

Joshua Sheik and Project Greenlight

Project Greenlight - Top 20 Winners

Project Greenlight - Top 20 Winners

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Congratulations to Joshua Sheik for making the top 20.  You can read about our interview with Joshua here:

Joshua Sheik and Project Greenlight

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Joshua Sheik began writing stories at a young age and by the time that he was 10 he had directed his first play/movie called Murder on Saratoga Street which he followed up with six sequels.

After graduating high school, he attended West Point military school . From there he was commissioned as an Army Aviation Officer, became a rated helicopter pilot, was deployed twice to Iraq, and made films for his troops. During this time, he learned about being responsible for others and leadership skills. Which he says, is "one of the most important pillars of being a director." He feels that "the greatest directors are not only artists, but they are also grounded leaders".

Sexy Cradle Carry the Sexier in The Pool

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Open calls for casting of the Bad Girls Club, an Oxygen Channel series, this Saturday  in Atlanta, Birmingham, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

  • You must be 21 years old or older.
  • Be a self proclaimed "Bad Girl".
  • Bring photo, contact information, and identification to casting call.

Saturday, October 29th: 

  • Atlanta: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, 5 Seasons Westside, 1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Brunswick Riverview Lanes, 2908 Riverview Road, Birmingham, Alabama
  • San Francisco: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California
  • Washington DC: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Club Heaven and Hell, 2327 18th Street Northwest, Washington DC

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The Wild Party, a production by Dane Peterson's Theater Series, is holding auditions for actors ages 18 and over.  A wild evening in a Manhattan apartment. The musical by Andrew Lippa deals with adult themes, language, and situations.

  • Mr. Black
  • Dolores
  • Eddie
  • Jackie
  • Mae
  • Nadine
  • Oscar D' Armano
  • Phil D' Aarmano
  • The Neighbor
  • Ensemble (4)

  • Be prepared to sing 32 measures of musical theatre repertoire.  Preferably from the show.
  • Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided.
  • Headshot and resume' not required but helpful.
  • Bring list of conflicts from September 19th through October 23rd.

Tuesday, August 2
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm Dance Audition
6:00 pm Vocal Audition

Brasfield and Gorrie Conference Center
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama

Open casting call for extras today in Selma, Alabama for the Cypress Moon Studios feature film The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Men, women, and children ten years old and up are needed. 

Thursday, May 26th
4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Bring photo, contact information, and/or resume' .

The Hampton Inn
2200 West Highland Ave.
Selma, Alabama

If you are unable to attend then mail photo, contact info, and/or resume' to:
Cypress Moon Studios
1000 Alabama Ave.
Sheffield, AL 35660

More info:

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The Hang Out Music Fest will be held  in Gulf Shores, Alabama starting Frday for three days.

With acts like Cee-Lo Green, Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, and about four dozen more thrown in for good measure, it is sure to be great weekend.

Hang Out Music Fest
Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd
Intersection Higways 59 and 182
Gulf Shores, Alabama

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In the mid 1940s a guitar picker and singer named Hiram King Williams came out of Alabama to become one of country music's most enduring legends.  Better known as Hank, he recorded 35 top ten singles in his brief career. 11 of them were number one hits.   He died on the first day of 1953, at age 29, while on the way to a concert.

His songs have been recorded by artists too numerous to mention and he has even been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Hank Williams Festival will be held this weekend in Georgiana, Alabama. a town that Hank lived in as a boy.

Appearing this weekend:
Gene Watson
Jett Williams
Jim Ed Brown
David Frizzell
Jimmy Fortune
Helen Cornelius
Mary McDonald
Razzy Bailey
Colon Leatherwood
Jeff Whitlow
Pee Wee Moultrie
Clent Holmes
Braxton Schufert

32nd Hank Williams Festival
Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st
Hank Williams Music Park
Georgian, AL

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Bonnie and Clyde (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

The Story of Bonnie and Clyde is in pre-productions and to be shot in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  Filmmaker Tonya S. Holly will be directing this adaptation about Bonnie and Clyde, their love story, and how they became the most notorious fugitives of the depression era.

The feature length movie will by produced by Holly's company Cypress Moon Studios. 

Some of the actors already cast for the movie are Hillary Duff, Thora Birch, Michael Madsden, Lee Majors, Peter Coyote, and Tess Harper.

Shooting will begin later this summer and extras are needed,

To audition as an extra call Cypress Moon Productions at:

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