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Purgatory, Inc., a short film by Boris Kievsky & Konstantin Lavysh and produced by Allison Vanore, has been selected to screen at the Garden State Film Festival March 31 - April 3

Purgatory, Inc., a short film by Boris Kievsky & Konstantin Lavysh and produced by Allison Vanore, has been selected to screen at the Garden State Film Festival March 31 - April 3 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Allison Vanore is a New Jersey native who grew up in Wall Township, NJ just a few minutes from GSFF hub. Allison is extremely excited to return to her home town area to screen Purgatory, Inc. to local friends, family and peers.

Allison Vanore featured in the Arizona Daily Star today.

Today I was featured in the Arizona Daily Star - check it out!

Local Scene: UA grad reaches goal of making feature film

by Phil Villarreal

Movie producer Allison Vanore left Tucson nearly seven years ago to make her mark on the Los Angeles film scene. She's paid her dues... [read more]


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On the day of the TACOathon, we make note of the IndieGoGo Campaign totals for each project. From the time we begin, 12pm Wednesday, January 12, 2011, for every $50 raised for each project (can be multiple donors), the corresponding rep will eat a taco. The max number of tacos for each project will be 20. Yes, 20 TACOS!!

TACOathon time!  Watch the Broadcast Here (not available until 12pm)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12pm PST - 8pm PST

To Donate to Replaced Series click here

To Donate to A Boy's Life click here

Rob Gokee and Allison Vanore have set out to raise money for original series, Replaced, by Heath Vinyard, and for short film, A Boy's Life, by Eli Benavidez.  Why?  Well, why not?!  Allison is producing both projects and Rob is composing music for Replaced so it seems only fitting that we'd find some way to bring tacos into the mix to raise money for this great cause.  Here's the run-down:

On the day of the TACOathon, we make note of the IndieGoGo Campaign totals for each project.  From the time we begin, 12pm Wednesday, January 12, 2011, for every $50 raised for each project (can be multiple donors), the corresponding rep will eat a taco.  The max number of tacos for each project will be 20.  Yes, 20 TACOS!!

Team Replaced: Rob Gokee

Team A Boy's Life: Allison Vanore

Watch the Broadcast Here (not available until 12pm)

This exciting event will be broadcast live on U-Stream for 8 whole hours!  In order to keep things exciting and fun, we've invited familiar faces to join us!  Throughout the day you will not only hear from Rob and Allison but interviews with the following people:

Vianessa Castanos, actress in Just Jamaal & A Note To Etienne

Laurie Records, casting director for Replaced Series, SOLO The Series

Sheila Daley, actress in SOLO The Series, Brownie Points

Alicia Ying, actress/producer of It's Always Greener

Robb Padgett, actor/creator of Vampire Zombie Werewolf

Jamie Fishback, actor in End Result, 1000 Ways to Die

FEATURED GUEST: Elias Benavidez, writer/director of A Boy's Life

FEATURED GUEST: Heath Vinyard, writer/director of Replaced Series

and few other guests that may pop in!

Our goal is to raise $1000 for each project.  ALSO, the winning team will get $100 from the losing team.  Max prize is $1100!  Of course, if we get additional donors we welcome that as well!  We hope that by next Wednesday we have raised enough on IndieGoGo that our goals will be reached by the time we end our TACOathon!

In order for your donation to count toward the TACOathon, you must donate between 12pm and 8pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.  Of course, donations are greatly appreciated and encouraged between now and then as well!

This event is brought to you by Allison Vanore, Rob Gokee, and Diane Beck.

Tonight Indie Intertube announced their nominations for their 2010 Award Show. Among the shows nominated, SOLO The Series was nominated for 5 Awards

Tonight Indie Intertube announced their nominations for their 2010 Award Show.  Among the shows nominated, SOLO The Series was nominated for 5 Awards:

Best Set Design

Best Dressed

Editing – Frank Mohler

Best Actor in a Comedy – Jonathan Nail

Audience Choice

Thank you to Indie Intertube and to our fans for the nominations!  Congratulations to all of the shows who were also nominated.

The award show will be streamed online on January 20, 2011 on Indie Intertube.

I met Heath over a year ago at a lunch that was inspired by a Twitter conversation. A few of us were discussing how to market and promote our shows online. Bernie Su and Matt Meeks had amazing insight as to how they were promoting their shows and so we all decided to meet for lunch to discuss. At the lunch: Bernie, Matt, Jamie Fishback, Jonathan Nail, Heath Vinyard and myself.

Check out my interview on the Replaced website... here's a short excerpt form the interview:

How did you become involved with Replaced?

I met Heath over a year ago at a lunch that was inspired by a Twitter conversation.  A few of us were discussing how to market and promote our shows online.  Bernie Su and Matt Meeks had amazing insight as to how they were promoting their shows and so we all decided to meet for lunch to discuss.  At the lunch: Bernie, Matt, Jamie Fishback, Jonathan Nail, Heath Vinyard and myself.

Continue reading....

Film and Television Industry Events Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2010

Events this week:

All Week

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is currently offering open enrollment for prospective new members.  For more information and to apply, click here.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

8:00pm - 11:30pm

Hosts: Michael McCarthy Presents

Event: Web Series Unplugged

Dinner & Drinks at 8pm.  Films start rolling at 9pm.  Two screens! 21 yrs and up only.

El Cid

4212 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Cost: $8 cover

 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hosts: Digital LA

Event: Holiday Party

W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Cost: $10 plus other fees / Registration Required

 

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Hosts: @AsylumSeries

Event: Asylum World Premiere Screening

Cinespace

6356 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Cost: FREE / Tickets (click here)

If you know of an event, are hosting an event or would like to submit information for next week, please email us here.  Thank you for contributing to the event list!  If there are mistakes above, please contact us here and provide the revised information.  Thank you!

Film and Television Industry Events Nov. 29 - Dec. 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

Events this week:

All Week

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is currently offering open enrollment for prospective new members.  For more information and to apply, click here.


Monday, November 29, 2010

6:00pm

Hosts: @TheJudalina, @LaurenDWebb, @TiffanyPrice, and @BenWhitehair

Event: LA Actor's Holiday Tweetup

Busby’s East

5364 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

RSVP / Tickets


Thursday, December 2, 2010

11:00am - 1:00pm

Host: Insight 3.0 + The Executive Alliance Group

Event: Career Opportunities in Digital Entertainment - Panel

Join top HR executives from Hulu, Warner Brothers, ABC, Comcast, LinkedIn and Babelgum for a vital discussion on employment in digital entertainment.

Santa Monica Library
MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

FREE! RSVP / Tickets

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Host: The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV)

Event: 1st Annual IAWTV Holiday Membership Mixer Extravaganza (Los Angeles)

Dogma Studios

4134 Del Rey Ave.

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

RSVP / Tickets

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Host: Digital LA

Event: Creatives Cocktails @ Cafe Was

Ivan Kane's Cafe Was

1521 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA

If you know of an event, are hosting an event or would like to submit information for next week, please email us here.  Thank you for contributing to the event list!  If there are mistakes above, please contact us here and provide the revised information.  Thank you!

Events this week:

All Week

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is currently offering open enrollment for prospective new members.  For more information and to apply, click here.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7:30pm

Host: New Media Vault

Event: Thanksgiving "Let's Give Back 2010"

Libertine

8210 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046-2414

RSVP / Tickets


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving!

To all of our colleagues, fans, friends and families, Happy Thanksgiving 🙂


Friday, November 26, 2010

7:30pm

Event:   Singin' In The Rain with Gene Kelly's widow,  Patricia Kelly's introduction to the film.

Host: American Cinematheque

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tickets


Sunday, November 28, 2010

7:30pm

Event:   RETURN TO OZ plus Q&A with director Walter Murch, moderated by screenwriter Josh Olson.

Host: American Cinematheque

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403


If you know of an event, are hosting an event or would like to submit information for next week, please email us here.  Thank you for contributing to the event list!  If there are mistakes above, please contact us here and provide the revised information.  Thank you!

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This week I'm launching the IndieGoGo campaign for Replaced Series in order to raise money to shoot pilot episodes of this show. What is Replaced about? Here's a summary: Still grieving from the death of his son and the divorce from his wife that ensued from the tragedy, U.S. Marshal Alexander Finche (Jon Briddell) finds himself the target in a genetic conspiracy and framed for a murder he didn't commit.

Replaced Series

Starring: Jon Briddell, Lisa Catara, Harrison White and John T. Cogan

Creator/Director/Producer: Heath Vinyard

Producer: Allison Vanore

Dir. of Photography/Producer: Jorge Bicer

There is much debate and discussion over the monetization of video content on the web - even just today there were discussions at the NewTeeVee Conference on this topic.  Brands, studios and distribution companies are slowly seeing our medium as a viable way to make money.  Our community is making entertaining, well written and well acted content and our audience is growing.  We're figuring out how to brand, promote and market our shows to our massive global audience.

While we continue to pitch and promote our shows we also need to keep doing what we do best.  Tell stories.  We're committed to telling stories that are unique and inspiring and we aim to build a positive creative force and an engaged fan base behind them.

This week we are launching the IndieGoGo campaign for Replaced Series in order to raise money to shoot pilot episodes of this show.  We have received funds from a private source and so this fund raising campaign will serve as Gap funding to reach our budgetary goal.  We know that with a show like this we can find an audience.

What is Replaced about?  Here's a summary:

Still grieving from the death of his son and the divorce from his wife that ensued from the tragedy, U.S. Marshal Alexander Finche (Jon Briddell) finds himself the target in a genetic conspiracy and framed for a murder he didn't commit.

Alex leads a fugitive case and crosses paths with a former geneticist, but now convicted felon Jesse Sinclair (John T. Cogan), who was once an integral part of the plot against Alex, but has now been cast out of the organization, discredited and humiliated in front of his former peers. Alex and his partner Samantha Baine (Lisa Catara) are on the trail of a man named Darren Anderson, a powerful person with whom Sinclair is very familiar and whom he fears. Sinclair knows about Alex’s past, his divorce, the death of his son, and how his life has spiraled out of control since searching for Anderson.

On the hunt for Alex is an ex-military Special Forces veteran, Carter Bell, who now heads a government sanctioned private military agency. Bell, instrumental in causing the death of Alex’s son, is relentless and will stop at nothing to capture Alex, even killing those that stand in his way. Those that are not killed are simply REPLACED.

Now on the run with his own longtime partner Sam hunting him, Alex must unravel the plot against him, clear his name, and find the elusive architect behind this massive conspiracy that reaches the highest levels he didn't think possible.

With $8,500 in additional funds our team will be able to deliver top notch, exciting drama as seen in Vinyard's End Result and a collection of talent brought together by Casting Director, Laurie Records (SOLO The Series).  Together with Producer, Allison Vanore (SOLO The Series, Hopelessly in June) this team is unstoppable.  This may just be the next successful show on the web.

To donate a few bucks (or an entire suitcase full) please visit our IndieGoGo campaign for Replaced Series.

Become a Fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news surrounding Replaced!