By Devin D. O’Leary
Premiere in the Afternoon
The locally produced slacker comedy Land of Entrapment has been completed and will premiere this Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill at 1 p.m. (You can check out trailers on MySpace and YouTube or at www.505films.com.) Writer/director Craig Butler will be on hand if’n ya wanna ask the dude behind it all some questions. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for students. If you can’t make this screening, the film will show again at TromaDance NM (Nov. 16-19) and at the Santa Fe Film Festival (Dec. 6-10).
The Documentary Doctor
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers will host a weekend seminar to kickstart your documentary film project at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Nov. 16-18. “Doing Your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices” offers a unique opportunity to work with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, the “Documentary Doctor” and author of the book Trailer Mechanics. Participants will receive project-mentoring on their proposal, trailer or documentary idea. This intensive three-day workshop is designed for filmmakers who are just beginning, who have already shot footage or are seeking finishing funds. Early registration (by Nov. 15) will run you $100 or $50 with a student ID. This fee covers lunches, workshop material, books and private mentoring. At-the-door registration will set you back $125. Special scholarships are available for New Mexico resident filmmakers. To check out registration details, log on to www.nalip.org.
Get Your Act Together
Due to the overwhelming response to their acting workshops, Ovations Film Actors Studio will now hold two workshops each month. OFAS classes touch on a little bit of everything: improvisation, scene study, character development, voice and diction, audition technique, monologue, and cold readings. These classes are “a chance for beginners to see if this is what they really want to do and seasoned actors to brush up on all areas of acting.” The next series of weekend workshops will take place Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 at 116 Morningside NE from noon to 5 p.m. If you’re interested, please e-mail your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Corinne at 610-5945 as soon as possible. Space is limited. The price for each five-hour workshop is $40.
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