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Monday, January 3, 2011


Dam Short Film Festival in BC


Needed are interns to work for school credit, resume credit or just because they want to learn:

Office
Festival planning and organization
Event volunteers
Underwriting sales or sponsorships (vital)

The experience is fantastic, in a small town kicked back manner with supervisors who are also professional filmmakers and educators.

Contact Lee Lanier if you are interested or myself, Art Lynch (art.lynch@artlynch.org)


http://www.damshortfilm.org/The Dam Short Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Boulder City, Nevada, typically in early February. Lee Lanier and Anita Lanier are the original co-founders of the festival. The festival is currently run by the Dam Short Film Society, a non-profit Nevada corporation. Regular sponsors have included The Art Institutes of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Office, and the Hacienda Hotel and Casino.

Started in 2005, the Dam Short Film festival is a showcase of only short films, always topping 100 selections. Although most of the festival shorts are from "up-and-coming" filmmakers, the stiff competition means many of the shorts have been produced involving film professionals. These have included Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr., "Window," Oscar-winner, Tom Hanks, William Shatner, and Michael York in "Why Shakespeare?" the late Bela Lugosi narrating an animation based on the Edgar Allan Poe classic "The Tell-Tale Heart", Francesco Quinn in "The Gnostic", and Robert Wagner and Lori Singer in "Little Victim ".

Anne Francis RIP

Actress Anne Francis, best known for her roles in the campy sci-fi cult classic "Forbidden Planet" and the 1960s TV series "Honey West," has die at age 80.

Francis died Sunday of pancreatic cancer in a Santa Barbararetirement home, a family spokeswoman told L.A. Times.com. Friends and family members were with her.

With her signature beauty mark next to her lower lip, Francis started her career as a child model and radio actress and achieved stardom on the big screen in the early 1950s in such films as the 1956's "Forbidden Planet," starring the late Leslie Nielsen, who died November 29th.


She later became a TV actress, starring in several shows, including an episode of "The Twilight Zone" in which she played a department store mannequin who comes to life at night.

Her pivotal role came in the mid '60s when she starred as the title character in "Honey West," playing a sexy private detective who had a pet ocelot. She was the first female detective to be featured in a weekly TV series.

Francis, a stunningly beautiful blonde with a prominent beauty mark, appeared opposite such stars as Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Robert Taylor and Glenn Ford in some of the most popular films of the 1950s and early 1960's.


From http://extratv.warnerbros.com, KCRW, Variety and other sources. Extra reproduced above.

20 Things I learned about the Internet

Google has an interesting "book"presented in a simple way on what the Interent is how to use it. It's titles "20 Things I learned about the Internet" and is linked here.




http://www.20thingsilearned.com/