! Reel World: Face to Face
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 Nov 12 - 18, 2009 
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Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary
Reel World

Face to Face

Did you know the Albuquerque Film Office has a Facebook page? Well, it does. It’s a great source of information for both filmmakers and fans of film. Wanna know which stars are hanging around the 505 this month? Looking to score a job as a grip? The hardworking folks at the Albuquerque Film Office can help you out. The AFO Facebook page is rapidly approaching 1,000 fans. The 1,000th person to become of fan of Albuquerque Film Office will win a secret (no doubt film-oriented) prize of some great import—so encourage your friends to join in. Log onto the ol’ Facebook.com and look up “Albuquerque Film Office.” They could use your support. And vice versa. If you’re a local filmmaker with updates, announcements, auditions, short film screenings or anything else you’d like posted to the AFO Facebook page, you can send them to Jesse Herron (jherron@cabq.gov). For more details, check out FilmABQ.com.

Oz Again?

In case you missed it the first time around, Fathom Events has prepared another 70th anniversary screening of The Wizard of Oz at theaters across the U.S. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, there will be an encore rebroadcast of the HD digital screening. This special event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be introduced with a taped interview from Robert Osborne, film historian and TCM host. Osborne will share facts and stories about this family favorite and will introduce a short documentary on the making of the 1939 film, titled “To Oz! The Making of a Classic.” Tickets are available locally at participating theater box offices (Downtown 14, Rio 24) and online at FathomEvents.com.

Audition Like a Pro

Are you a local actor looking to make your film audition stand out from the crowd? Two advanced audition workshops for actors will be led by casting director Kathryn Brink (Wild Hogs, “In Plain Sight”) on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22. These workshops are “not appropriate for beginners (or those under 18) or those with no prior film audition experience.” The workshops will concentrate on scene work and monologues with special emphasis on “fine-tuning your audition for film.” The workshops will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 304 Washington SE. Price is $75, payable in advance. Space is limited, so reserve your spot ahead of time by e-mailing or calling kbrinkcasting@aol.com or 266-6211.

 
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