Adoring SF: French Filmmakers, Cinesource Magazine, May 9, 2013
Who doesn't love a good French film? Just ask SF Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle or Mark Fishkin and his team at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Reciprocally, the French are famous for their love of Hollywood and heritage actors like Jerry Lewis.
But, given their adoration of beauty and food, it's no surprise San Francisco has become French filmmaker's not so discrete object of desire. Indeed, from indie to commercial, they are more active in the Bay Area than ever.
The Marinsider: Film-Me-In, Cinesource Magazine, Mar 6, 2013
Transmedia: Overhype or Obvious Fact?
Like Dostoevsky, who made use of the then-new magazine medium, someone will galvanize the emerging movement. Certainly, it is at the intersection of technology and creativity, a fecund frontier that could contribute to building a "sticktuitive" (intuitive and dedicated) fan base.
The Marinsider: Film-Me-In, Cinesource Magazine, Aug 2012
32Ten Talks Miniatures and Digital FX
The former Lucas moviemaking soundstaging headquarters (once called Kerner Optical and Kerner Studios) for its address at 3210 Kerner Blvd. has re-branded and re-loaded. Read More>>
The Transbay Festival Set to Launch October 12-13, 2012, Centered In and Around San Francisco's Yerba Buena District Read More>>
SF Film Society Gets Hope
I was pleased to have my own "Ted Talk" with the new Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society, Ted Hope. The Massachusetts multi-tasker and indie producer par excellence, who took the reins of the esteemed San Francisco Film Society on September 1, told me he embraces "big changes in life every ten years." and was incredibly pleased to be working with the Film Society, producer of the oldest, continually running film festival in the Americas. Read More >>
America SCORES Soccer Dribble World Record
One of the hundreds of kids dribbling a soccer ball on the field of Candlestick Park was a Poetry Slam winner from San Francisco. Read More >>
SAN FILMCISCO: The Gate's Future is Golden, Deep, Wide and Open
"They" say a lot is happening in this media-savvy city by the bay. Whoever they may be, they are unequivocally correct. San Francisco cinema, or San Filmcisco, as we have taken to calling it, is on the march. Read More >>
Robert Kosberg Business Wire Release
Well known Hollywood producer Bob Kosberg is visiting Marin County to host a one-day event that can help anyone who has ever thought they had a great idea. Kosberg will show you how to formulate succinct, persuasive, and compelling pitches that could land your ideas on TV or the big screen.
Kosberg's event, The Art of Pitching: How to Sell Your Ideas to Hollywood, will be held Saturday, June 16th, 2012. It is open to anyone with a one-of-a-kind idea (not just writers) who wants to connect with a seasoned producer. Kosberg has a proven track record for selling projects to Hollywood and producing successful movies. He also has extensive and valuable Hollywood contacts.
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The Passing of SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat.
It is difficult to discuss the bright future of San Francisco film ("San Filmcisco," if you will) without admitting some darkness, the recent passing of Graham Leggat, Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society and its festival from 2005 to earlier this year. He was taken much too soon after an 18-month bout with cancer. Read More >>
New Media Film Festival: 'I Am' From Tom Shadyac Wins
The 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival was held on Saturday in San Francisco and is growing into a significant event in the movie industry. Held at the The Landmark's Lumiere Theatre in lower Nob Hill on California and Polk, the event attracted hundreds of attendees and gave out several awards. Most notably the Grand Prize Award. Read More >>
Jay Randy Gordon, John O'Neill Of Spark Plug Games
Talk Gaming Industry At GDC SF 2012
Hanukkah Hoops - Layup Version
Why Marin County Just Might Be THE Place
Forget the fact that LucasFilm started in Marin in 1971, or that Mill Valley was lousy with art filmmakers around that time, or that many media makers and creators, old and new, now call it home—even without those factors, Marin County secretes a fecund, mercurial cinematic glow. Read More >>
3D, Jason Alexander, Yoko Ono Music and Lorne Lanning Screen at 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival 2011
Judges from Pixar, UTA & Industrial Light & Magic, moderators Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth), and Oscar Nominee J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are Alright) join programming of films from around the world and will include World, North American, and Los Angeles Premieres. Read More >>
Al Davis Memoriam: RaiderNation Keeps Winning in Oakland
Al Davis, the iconoclastic owner of the Oakland, Los Angeles, and (again) Oakland Raiders was not just a maverick team owner but a local icon in his underdog scrappiness, his occasional vulgarity and brutality, and his flamboyant style—he selected the team's pirate logo and classical silver and black look. Read More >>
A panel on the state of the Bay Area film community. This panel took place during a benefit for the Northern California ScreenArtists Expo - held at Kerner Optical in San Rafael. Panelists were: Diane Baker, Debbie Brubaker, Rose Duignan, Mikey Kelly, and Jack Hanson. Closing comments by Jay Randy Gordon