Archive for July, 2008

Study acting, producing in August

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Opportunities to explore various crafts within the filmmaking trade include Tom Logan’s acting seminar on August 1-3, 2008, at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in Springfield, IL, Cheryl Croasmun’s production/development seminar on August 6, 2008, at Kicks Family Entertainment Center in Springfield, IL, and Alaric S. Rocha’s film production workshop on August 15-17, 2008, in Champaign, IL, location TBD.

Critics ditch AT THE MOVIES

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Articles in the Chicago Tribune covering the formal departure of Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper from the long-running movie review program AT THE MOVIES, to be replaced this fall by Ben Lyons of E! Entertainment Television and Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies.

Is rapport not WANTED with C-U?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Your editor grumbles at length about the opportunity missed by the Illinois Film Office at their inaugural “IFO Night at the Movies” in Savoy on June 30, 2008, to educate and connect with downstate media makers.

Dreamscape crews up for 6th pic

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Dreamscape Cinema of Champaign has announced a crew call to fill positions on its upcoming thriller, PANTHER ISLAND.

Stardust Drive-In article

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the opening of the brand-new Stardust Drive-In near the intersection of Route 130 and 14th Street in Charleston, IL.

Darkness falls across SAMSARA

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Episode 2 of SAMSARA, an offbeat short-film series juxtaposing young adult anxieites and teeming cosmic forces, has been posted for Internet streaming by co-creator Roshan Murthy.