The Media Arts Coalition of West Michigan expects that Senate Bill 569 will be introduced into committee this Wednesday, 10/26, with testimony being heard at that time. We're encouraging filmmakers and people working in and businesses serving this industry to be present in Lansing.
Schedule for October 26 Legislative Trip:
11:30A Car Pool leaves from the Park and Ride at Exit 52 on I-96 (Lowell Exit, same as the other legislative trips).
1:00P Arrival in Lansing The SB 569 Substitute should be available for us to read at this point
1:30P Economic Development Committee Meeting begins 110 Farnum Bldg.
Ferndale Film Festival November 2 - 6, Ferndale Riverside Saginaw Film Festival November 2 - 5, Saginaw Saugatuck-Douglas Children's Festival Grand River Pictures Film Festival Sunday, December 11th Uptown Film Festival March 8 - 10, 2012, Birmingham Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival announces the 2011 festival winners . The Groovy Awards Thriller! Chiller! Groovy Awards are presented in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Thrill! Best Chill! and Best FX. Award winners are chosen by a committee of independent judges whose criteria are to examine a movie's content as a whole and attempt to quantify its visceral impact as a story and how it best represents its particular genre. · Best Thrill!: "Absentia." USA. Director: Mike Flanagan · Best Chill!: "The Big Bad." USA. Director: Bryan Enk · Best FX: "Night of the Punks." USA. Director: Dan Reisser · Best Short: "The Dinner Meeting." Australia. Director: Antony Webb · Best Feature: "Pig." USA. Director: Henry Barrial The Boomstick! Award has quickly become Michigan's most unique and sought after accolade on its film festival circuit. This sweet baby could only be presented by Thriller! Chiller! in Grand Rapids and is awarded to the Best Michigan Movie! · The Boomstick! Award! : "The Zombie Factor: Pilot Episode." Rochester, Michigan. Director: Matt Cantu The Storey Award is a community award created by Thriller! Chiller! and is presented in honor of journalist, friend, and community activist Drew Storey who passed away unexpectedly in 2009. The recipient is awarded based upon their body of work, their selfless contribution and its impact on building community relationships which promote and connect Michigan's artists to a larger audience around the world. · The Storey Award : David Lowing, Lowing Light & Grip Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, which took place October 21st - 23rd at the Wealthy Theatre, is Michigan's premier film festival celebrating the genre movie. The festival screened films from the U.S. and around the world in the categories of sci-fi, action, suspense and horror. Seventy Eight films from 11 countries were represented at this year's festival. Thriller! Chiller! is Michigan's premier genre film festival focusing on the best of world class independent sci-fi, action, suspense and horror. We're true independent cinema that thrills and chills. Thriller! Chiller! is owned and operated by festival directors Anthony Griffin of UnSAFE Film Office and Chris Randall of Fulvew productions . Marketing and PR are powered by Shirley Clemens at Twain Girl.
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WMFO Newsletter 10/25/2011
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