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This Thursday marks the beginning of the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA. We are lucky enough to be attending and screening SOLO The Series at the festival on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm.

This Thursday (tomorrow) marks the beginning of the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA.  We are lucky enough to be attending and screening SOLO The Series at the festival on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm.

The festival starts with a Show Creator Luncheon where we will receive our credentials and information about what to expect at the festival.  After getting my passes I'll head home to get ready for the ITVFest Gala that night!

Those in attendance from our show will me (producer & director Allison Vanore), creator & star Jonathan Nail, composer Rob Gokee, cast Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, Amol Shah and casting director Laurie Records.  There will be a red carpet event prior to the Gala: photos and interviews for the cast.  At the Gala I'll be mingling and networking with the other show creators, actors and producers.  We'll be promoting SOLO to the party goers in the hopes that we will fill the theatre for our screening on Wednesday.

Outside of our screening I'm also looking forward to many of the panels/seminars they are hosting.  Saturday there are two panels that I'm looking forward to hearing: Development: Selling Your Show and Building A Career as a TV Writer.  Sunday I'll also attend Representation: Getting That is Half The Battle and The Studio System. Then on Tuesday I look forward to attending Getting Sponsors for your Show.  It will be awesome to hear what the festival has to offer the show creators while we screen our shows and meet each other.

Shows I'm looking forward to seeing at ITVFest: Anyone But Me, Hamilton Carver, Fall of Kaden, Squatters, Cell The Web Series and Going to Pot.  See the trailers here: Page 1 & Page 2.

If you plan on being at ITVFest please let me know so we can meet up!  I'm hoping to hit up a few of the coffee mixers and a few of the night events.

Again, SOLO The Series screens Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm at Laemmle Sunset 5 for ITVFest.  Buy tickets here.

Festival Schedules are up for ITVFest in Los Angeles, CA from July 30th - August 5th and Flagstaff Film Festival in Flagstaff, AZ from August 9th - 16th! See below for screening info. We hope to see you there! If you are attending, please let the filmmakers know.

Festival Schedules are up for ITVFest in Los Angeles, CA from July 30th - August 5th and Flagstaff Film Festival in Flagstaff, AZ from August 9th - 16th! See below for screening info. We hope to see you there! If you are attending, please let the filmmakers know.

SOLO The Series

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ITVFest
"Interactive Day" Program
5:45pm
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"This Must Be The Place" Program
3pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Brain Enlarging Science" Program
1pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

Purgatory, Inc.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Stuff Gets Real" Program
5pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

SOLO The Series is also part of the Official Selection for the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA and Flagstaff Film Festival in Arizona this August!

SOLO The Series is also part of the Official Selection for the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA and Flagstaff Film Festival in Arizona this August!

ITV Fest:
July 30th - August 5th, 2010
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Flagstaff Film Festival:
August 9 - 16, 2010
The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff's historic downtown.
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
(928) 556-1580

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Being heralded as "The Biggest Event Since 1776," SOLO The Series is launching Episodes 1 - 3 beginning Tuesday, July 6th on SOLO, YouTube and Blip.tv - stay tuned for more info!

The Biggest Event Since 1776

Your favorite patriotic web series, SOLO The Series, is launching Episodes 1 - 3 beginning Tues., July 6th on The SOLO Official Site.

Episode 1 - Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Episode 2 - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 3 - Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't miss it!  Tell your friends, neighbors, agents, managers, alien abductors and therapists!

About SOLO

Our hero, Scott Drizhal, is chosen to go on a solo, 3 year mission to Mars as part of a reality series. Unfortunately the show is canceled and Scott is now stuck on a round-trip ticket to Mars and back. With no company in deep space other than a smart-ass, artificially-intelligent ship computer (PHAL), his wife declaring him legally dead so she can claim the millions in insurance, a Napoleonic producer whose hubris lands him and the show into Japanese mafia infested waters and a malfunctioning, prototype ship that was never meant to fly to Mars... Hilarity ensues.

Starring Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd, Jay Caputo, Jason Burns, Amol Shah, and Melissa Dalton.

The long awaited release of SOLO The Series is here! To kick off the web launch we are hosting a premiere at Hollywood favorite, Cinespace, on June 10, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.

The long awaited release of SOLO The Series is here! To kick off the web launch we are hosting a premiere at Hollywood favorite, Cinespace, on June 10, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.  Mark your calendar and invite your friends.  You don't want to miss the first three episodes of SOLO before they hit the web, a Cast/Crew Q&A and drinks!  Did we mention drinks?!

What: Premiere Party & Screening of SOLO The Series

Where: Cinespace in Hollywood, CA

When: June 10, 2010 at 7pm - 10pm

Hosted By: Rocket Munkee Productions / Jonathan Nail

Please RSVP here so you're not left behind!

SOLO: A sci-fi, comedy web series set in space, naturally.

Our hero, Scott Drizhal, is chosen to go on a solo, 3 year mission to Mars as part of a reality series. Unfortunately the show is canceled and Scott is now stuck on a round-trip ticket to Mars and back. With no company in deep space other than a smart-ass, artificially-intelligent ship computer (PHAL),  his wife declaring him legally dead so she can claim the millions in insurance, a Napoleonic producer whose hubris lands him and the show into Japanese mafia infested waters and a malfunctioning, prototype ship that was never meant to fly to Mars… Hilarity ensues.

This new web series, created by writer and star, Jonathan Nail ( AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Carnivàle, Criminal Minds), also stars Michele Boyd (The Guild) and Jason Burns (Voice of the John Tesh Radio Show), premieres this fall on watchsolo.com.

I'm working with Robert de Almeida on short horror film, "Kill Devil Hill" this week. We shot one day exterior woods last weekend with young actor, Aiden Miranda.

I'm working with Robert de Almeida on short horror film, "Kill Devil Hill" this week.  We shot one day exterior woods last weekend with young actor, Aiden Miranda.  This weekend we shoot our interior house scenes with our entire cast including Aiden's older brother, Hunter Miranda, who I've worked with on "Junkyard" and "The Price of Silence - PSA" over the past few years.

For more information: "Kill Devil Hill".

"Kill Devil Hill"

Writer/Producer/Director   Robert de Almeida

Associate Producer/AD   Allison Vanore

Director of Photography   Gregory White

Music Composer   Rob Gokee

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This past Sunday, April 18, 2010, Hollywood Shorts (lead by Kimberly Browning) graciously hosted a shorts film event at Cinespace Los Angeles where we screened "Purgatory, Inc." to a full house.  Our film received lots of laughs and many compliments.  The night couldn't have been better - well, it would have been slightly better if I was able to attend!  I was shooting on Sunday for a new short film so my schedule just wouldn't allow for it!

Now we'll be shopping "Purgatory, Inc." around and those  upcoming opportunities will seal its fate. Will it continue on, chapter after chapter as a web series?  Or will it grace the festival circuit as a short film.  The production team behind "Purgatory, Inc." Boris Kievsky, Konstantin Lavysh & Allison Vanore, certainly want to see it have a life on the web.

If anyone is interested in seeing our web series proposal please contact me, Allison Vanore by submitting your info here.

"Junkyard" producer, Allison Vanore, and writer/director, Michael Skvarla, traveled to Tucson, Arizona this October for the screening of their short film during the 2009 Tucson Film & Music Festival.

"Junkyard" producer, Allison Vanore, and writer/director, Michael Skvarla, traveled to Tucson, Arizona this October for the screening of their short film during the 2009 Tucson Film & Music Festival.

Other notes about the festival:

Hanson Film Institute

Visit the festival online at Tucson Film and Music Festival. This year's line up includes several films by Media Arts alumni includng Allison Vanore, Keith Ozar, Chelsea Cole and Michael Toubassi. In collaboration with Upstairs Film and the Tucson Film Office.

UA Media Arts Alum Blog

“Junkyard” will be screening as a part of the shorts section at the Crossroads Cinema on Swan and Grant, on Saturday, October 10th at 1:30pm.