Abstraction Cast

Abstraction

ABSTRACTION stars Hunter Ives, Richard Manriquez, Korrina Rico, Ken Davitian, Eric Roberts, and Natalie Victoria. It is an intense action movie about an art heist. The film has been well-received at festivals across North America. In its first screening of 2014, the award-winning film arrives at the historic New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, owned by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. ‘Abstraction’ will show on February 12, 2014 at 8:30pm, as part of the 11th annual Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Thanks to HRIFF, Abstraction will add three new awards to a growing list:…

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DARWIN

–Life Coach Leo Darwin appears to have everything. A thriving practice. A best-selling book. A beautiful wife and child at home. In reality, he’s being evicted from his office, his marriage is a mess, and his six-month old baby doesn’t have a name yet. His new client is about to have a breakthrough overcoming his fear of women. But the woman he’s fallen in love with is Leo’s wife. ‘Darwin: The Series‘ Written by Karl Kenzler and Lynn Rosen Produced by Karl Kenzler, Christopher Gerson, and Kim…

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KICKSTARTED

This documentary follows the stories of remarkable entrepreneurs and creators from start to finish as they rally their communities, raise funds and then face the unparalleled pressure of delivering something that lives up to their own, and the crowd’s, expectations. “At its core, Kickstarted is about much more than the rise of crowdfunding: It’s about the future of creativity and entrepreneurship.” ~Crowfund Insider “Over a million projects were launched through crowdfunding last year to the tune of $2.7 billion. The market is on pace to…

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Kevin

Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy is Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut. Currently in post-production, this highly anticipated documentary explores why a majority of comedy performers are truly miserable humans. Featuring archival footage and a heart-stopping cast of interviewees, the film aims to shed new light on the pain behind the humor. Pollak says he hopes to uncover more about the minds and hearts of comedians than any of us think we know. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter Cast Freddie Prinze Jr. Matthew Perry Jimmy Fallon Kevin Smith…

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Staff Room

STAFF ROOM – A Sitcom by Ryan McDermott

STARRING: Zoe Lister, Ciaran Griffiths, Brian Capron & Pat Sharp New Sitcom backed by +Kim Sherrell #1ND1E STAFF ROOM is the story of several teachers at a northern state-of-the-art secondary school who are hiding out inside the school’s safe haven and desperately trying to survive until three thirty pm, five days a week. Staff Room is different from most webseries pilots. We’re betting it will succeed based on three chief merits: 1) Sharp wit; 2) Brilliant casting; 3) Lack of inbreeding.   STAFF ROOM – A…

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Orianthi – Heaven In This Hell

Congratulations, Orianthi — Here’s the official music video featuring one of the Earth’s best living guitarists, along with bandmates Glen Sobel on drums and Tommy Henriksen on bass. So good! Music Video: Produced by Dave Stewart. Directed by Paul Boyd (Deadmau5, Neon Trees) head of production at Dave’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heaven-in-this-hell/id611655475

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Goodnight Burbank

The Hollywood Reporter: HDNet Acquires Acclaimed Web Series ‘Goodnight Burbank’

By +Kim Sherrell If you’ve ever worked on a sitcom in someone’s garage until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, you’ll forgive my brief lapse into a huge amount of NERD PRIDE right now. Huzzah!!!!! That’s right. The “first ever half-hour comedy made for the web” just became “the first ever half-hour comedy made for the web picked up by TV,” said force of nature +Hayden Black. Hayden created the show and stars alongside Laura Silverman with guest appearances by Dominic Monaghan, John Barrowman and…

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FEATURED – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – ITVS

Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. The inscrutable bearded visionary burst onto the scene with vast conceptual installations such as his eight million hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds inside Tate Modern, and went on to design the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics. But at heart, Ai Weiwei is a troublemaker with a serious agenda… Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – ITVS.   Visit the official website

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Joss Whedon Talks with Tavis Smiley On Art, Superheroes, Insecurity, and the Timelessness of Shakespeare

A smart, sexy, boozy romp. Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado is brilliant! Seriously. There were a few moments where I questioned whether it’s possible for acting to be too good. The onscreen chemistry is pure fire. Here, Whedon talks about how it came into being. Watch Writer-director Joss Whedon on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley. Warning: This clip contains absolutely zero spoilers for Avengers fans.  

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RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

This indie thriller is building a loyal following largely through the passion and dedication of the filmmakers themselves. ~Kim Sherrell   Emanating from the most personal of Philip K. Dick’s writings, this film adaptation by Writer/Director John Alan Simon enjoyed a good run on the festival circuit. Awards include grand prize at Worldfest and a screening at Seattle’s Science Fiction Hall of Fame Experience Museum. Other accolades include a Best Actor nod for Shea Whigham and many more.  As for story, Variety’s Richard Kuipers calls the film “an engrossing…

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COFOUNDER

5 Things to Look for in a Co-Founder

BY ELISHA HARTWIG Choosing someone to start a business with is a lot like choosing who you want to marry. You’re going to spend countless hours together and there will often be disagreements, but ultimately you know that you are both working toward a common goal — whether that is a successful business venture or a happy marriage. Starting a business is undoubtedly exciting, and it is easy to get caught up in the glamour of finally being your own boss. However, when it comes…

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Growth Hacking Tools & Tips: The Future Belongs To Those Who Can Build Audiences

By +Kim Sherrell   The future belongs to those who can successfully grow and engage audiences. That’s the message from Saturday’s Growth Hacker Live, a gathering of industry experts who got together in Downtown LA to share ideas on how to achieve scale. The event’s lineup included some seasoned experts who make growth happen for companies such as TechCrunch, Paypal, Hulu, Viddy, StumbleUpon, iHeartRadio, and Yammer. The session was packed with just a ton of practical information and valuable suggestions. Here are some of my…

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RECAP: White House Climate Data Initiative Launch #eco #opengov

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – White House Launches Program to Boost Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency in America  Posted by +Kim Sherrell   President Obama recently asked  for $1 billion in funds to help the nation prepare for the effects of climate change. Today, the White House officially launched The Climate Data Initiative.  The Obama Administration, along with partners NOAA and NASA, hosted an event kicking off the administration’s program to empower America’s communities with open data. White House officials were joined by scientists and key executives from Intel, Esri, Google…

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Frozen

The Making of Frozen

Disney’s Frozen is the Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Film and it will probably win an Oscar for Best Animated Film and/or Best Original Song for “Let It Go”. It’s heading for Broadway soon, too. This runaway hit is unstoppable! ABOUT: Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom…

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IMDbPro Casting Service

ACTORS – How to leverage IMDbPro’s new casting service to get seen by the right people [VIDEOS]

Posted by +Kim Sherrell Technology has found incredibly useful ways to make business collaborations more efficient and casting is no exception. IMDbPro recently added a new casting service that is meant to streamline the casting process. Once you’ve subscribed [here], the user interface gives you instant access to casting notices right in your IMDbPro dashboard. Sophisticated search filters aid in the discovery process. You can easily dial in settings for age, union, role type, gender, and auditioning/filming locations quickly surfacing roles that are right for you.…

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BEACH

FEATURED: CAYUCAS // CAYUCAS

mtvU discusses the band’s California roots that inspired the video. Artist: Cayucas Label: Secretly Canadian Production Company: Wild Animal Director: Nolan Wilson Goff Producers: Rachel van der Merwe, Nolan Wilson Goff and Nathan Ingalls Director of Photography: Nathan Ingalls Edited by Sal Duluoz Production Designers: Jessica Kohout and Chris Onesto Starring: Perry Mattfeld Zach Yudin Ben Yudin Garrett Bales Sam Livingstone

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The Beatles

SNEAK PREVIEW “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America”

Posted by +Kim Sherrell Stevie Wonder. That voice! By now you’ve heard about the CBS special airing Sunday. Here is a sneak peak video featuring Stevie Wonder on vocals [via @peterframpton] Enjoy! Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, Eurythmics, Dave Grohl and more to be featured on Sunday’s “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America” special The  lineup features performances and presentations by The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Gary Clark, Jr., Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Eric Idle, Imagine Dragons, Alicia…

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The Oscars

NEWS & FAST FACTS — Academy Awards   The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. via the oscars – Google Search.   86th Academy Awards nominees March 2, 2014 — Host: Ellen DeGeneres Best Picture American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Nebraska Philomena 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actor in a Leading Role Christian Bale (American Hustle) Bruce Dern (Nebraska) Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) Chiwetel…

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