Sunday, May 27, 2012

Volunteers needed for the LA Film Festival June 14-24

Volunteers needed for the LA Film Festival June 14-24

Posted by: "bscottfilmindependent"   bscottfilmindependent

Wed May 23, 2012 3:30 pm (PDT)

Los Angeles Film Festival, June 14 â€" 24, 2012

Seeking Volunteers for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival!

Volunteers are a vital component of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Learn
about the inner workings of what it takes to make a Festival run and
gain valuable experience at the same time.

*Volunteers must attend one mandatory orientation meeting
*Volunteers must work a minimum of 20 hours during the Festival

If interested in Volunteering please sign up on

For more details on the Festival, visit

If you have any questions, please email

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Seeking an actor/piano player (ASAP)

Seeking an actor/piano player

Posted by: "David"   chrzanowski2003

Mon May 21, 2012 5:17 pm (PDT)

Looking for a piano player who could be available as an ensemble member for this run. Ideally would assist the director by compiling and minor arrangements. Music will emphasize the tone, so lots of opportunity to collaborate! Please contact: with interest and resume.

Project Notes
Nola Productions is casting "All the King's Men", by Robert Penn
Warren. This play is taken from Warren's Pulitizer Prize-winning
novel about political corruption, the misuse of power, and the
consequences of searching for and finding the truth. It is loosely
based on the life of 1930's Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, and is
directed by David Chrzanowski, who recently directed the successful
West Coast Premiere of "The Spidey Project" for Theatre Unleashed.
Darci Dixon, one of the founding members of Theatre Unleashed is
Assistant Director. Produced by Gordon Carmadelle and Nola
Productions, who are coming off last summer's run of "Cat on a Hot Tin
Roof" in Santa Barbara. Rehearals begin on Tuesday, June 5.
Performances are Aug. 9-Sept. 15 (plus a possible 2-week extension) at
the El Portal Forum Theater in N. Hollywood.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Resident Artist Opportunity at Windward School in Los Angeles, CA (deadline: Friday June 29th)

The Installation Project at Windward School
Windward School, an independent college preparatory school for grades 7-­‐12 in West Los Angeles, invites artists to submit resumes for our artist-­‐in-­‐residence program, The Installation Project. The residency gives artists an opportunity to work with highly motivated students, and it gives the community an opportunity to watch and engage with artists as they create their work. We are currently seeking proposals for the 2012-­‐13 school year.
The work may be done by any variety of means and result in any variety of forms, so long as it provides opportunity for the community to actively engage in the artistic process. Artists specifically working in installations, new genres, new media and contemporary practices are encouraged to apply.
The artist will be given six weeks, Jan 3 to Feb 15, 2013, to install, perform, and/or display the work. The residency will include an opening, promotional materials, a stipend, and funds for materials. Arrangements will be made for the artist to formally meet with students, parents, and teachers to talk about their work, as well as work with teachers and students on their project.
Proposals are due Friday June 29th. Please submit a resume and examples of work (or website address) to Hannah Northenor, Visual and Media Arts Teacher, at `

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Call to Artists! Deadline May 31

Call to Artists!  Deadline May 31

Posted by: "Margaret"   danielak_margaret

Fri May 11, 2012 4:21 pm (PDT)


"Come fly with me!" - Major Destinations and Exotic Locations

Deadline: May 31, 2012
Exhibition Dates: July 2 through September 30, 2012
Administrative Entry Fee: $35 for up to 10 images
Notification: June 8, 2012

The Women's City Club of Pasadena at the Historic Blinn House
160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Theme & Eligibility: This is an open call to artists who live in the
State of California. The theme is to celebrate the golden age of travel.
Paintings need to be of major destinations, exotic places and/or people
enjoying themselves on vacation in romantic exciting/exotic places.
Media: Oil paintings, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, colored pencil
drawings, still photographs and original poster art reminiscent of the
1960’s travel posters will be considered. No sculpture please.
Lighter, brighter works in lighter weight frames are greatly preferred.
(No nudity)

Artists may submit up to 10 images only. Electronic images should be in
JPEG format, sized so as not to crash the Curator’s computer.
Send multiple emails if necessary! Email by Thursday, May 31, 2012 to <> SAY
 in the subject line. All artists are responsible
for dropping off (on Monday July 2, 2012 at a time to be determined) and
picking up their own artwork at the end of the exhibition. No
exceptions. No storage is available for artwork, nor are shipping
services provided unless to a buyer from out of town. If you live
outside of the area, you will need to make arrangements for dropping off
and picking up with an authorized representative.

Fee: There is a $35 administrative fee payable to
 for up to 10 entries.
Send to DanielakArt - P.O. Box 91656, Pasadena, CA 91109

For full application email Curator of Exhibitions for The Women's City
Club of Pasadena, Margaret Danielak at and
or visit Phone: 626-683-9922

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Downtown Film Festival LA 2012 (Deadline: June 20, 2012)


Filmmakers Invited To Submit Their Features, Documentaries and Shorts


LOS ANGELES – APR 25, 2012 – The organizers of Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA), a nonprofit organization, announced today that the 4th edition of the independent cinema showcase will be held July 6-13, 2012.

With the announcement the film festival officially opens its film submissions, and filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their films for screening consideration through (the international film submission service). The festival will showcase all types of films that reflect downtown L.A.'s unique cultural diversity and its mission to present authentically independent cinema in the Film Capital of the World.

The festival also pays homage during each edition to the unique role that downtown Los Angeles played in the development of American cinema. This year's festival will present a to-be-announced Silent Film as part of this tradition.


Over the festival's 10 days this summer, movie-goers can expect a wide variety of film-related experiences including dozens of screenings but also workshops, lectures, art exhibits, receptions and other after-hour events. Venues include Downtown Independent Theater and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art with more venues to be announced later.

During past editions the festival has premiered new films by Spike Lee and Barbara Kopple, showcased features with Paul Newman, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Anna May Wong, and honored with our Independent Film Pioneer Award Seymour Cassel and John Hawkes.

For more information or to submit a film, visit .



Press Contact


Greg Ptacek

(323) 841-8002





Downtown Film Festival LA
2658 Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90039





Fellowship opportunity for poets & writers

I would totally apply if I didn’t have a job. You all agree I’m a kickass blogger, yes?


fellowship opportunity for poets & writers

Posted by: "Cheryl Klein"   cheryl_e_klein

Fri May 4, 2012 3:51 pm (PDT)

Poets & Writers is now accepting applications for our 2012-13 Galen
Williams Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is designed to
nurture future leaders in the field of literature, and especially the
nonprofit arena. This year, the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation
Readings/Workshops Fellow will be placed in our Los Angeles office. This
ten-month, half-time, paid position, is supported through a generous
contribution from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation. *The deadline to
apply is June 15.* See our website for more information

Cheryl Klein
Director, California Office and Readings/Workshops (West)
Poets& Writers, Inc.
2035 Westwood Blvd. #211
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-481-7195
Fax: 310-481-7193

Free silent film workshop for youth

I would go rain-or-shine if I were 17!


Clare Haggarty, Civic Art Collections Manager, L.A. County Arts Commission,
(213) 202-5858,<>

Applications are now open for 30 spaces; deadline is June 1
The workshop is back by popular demand through L.A. County's Civic Art Program

Applications are now open for a free workshop in which children ages 10 to 17 can make short silent films. The workshop from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on five Saturdays - July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4, takes place at William S. Hart Park and Museum and celebrates Hart's silent film legacy. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission joins with the Parks Department, the William S. Hart Museum and Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to create this opportunity.

Due to space limitations, only 30 children can participate. Interested parents and children are asked to complete a short application form which can be downloaded at or picked up in person at the Friends of the Hart Park and Museum gift shop, and then return it by June 1 (receipt date) to: CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), 24700 McBean Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

The young participants will spend one Saturday learning about acting and theatre with teachers from Newhall's Canyon Theatre Guild and four Saturdays learning about film and creating a short silent film including editing their own films with teachers from the CalArts Community Arts Partnership using state-of-the-art equipment. Students will also be taken on a private tour of the William S. Hart Museum. Attendance is mandatory for all five workshops. William S. Hart Park and Museum is located at 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, California.

This theatre and filmmaking workshop is back for a second year. The 2011 workshop received considerable press. The students were interviewed and their films screened on the Santa Clarita Valley cable television station. The workshop was designed to give local youth, who may not know about Hart's history, a chance to explore the world of silent films.

William S. Hart was born in Newburgh, New York in 1864 and started his acting career in his twenties. At the age of 49, Hart came west to Hollywood to start his movie career. During the next 11 years, he made more than 65 silent films, the last being "Tumbleweeds" in 1925. In 1921, Hart purchased a ranch house and surrounding 265 acres in Santa Clarita. He built a 22-room mansion which today houses his collection of western art, Native American artifacts and early Hollywood memorabilia. He lived at the ranch nearly 20 years until his death in 1946. In his will, Hart gave the Horseshoe Ranch to the County of Los Angeles. It was to be set aside for the use and enjoyment of the public, at no charge. Today, the Horseshoe Ranch consists of 265 acres. Both the ranch house and the Hart residence are open to the public.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Trace the evolution of 20th Century crime scene investigation with LAVA's killer photographers seminar

No idea who he is but this sounds cool. I will not be there though.

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Trace the evolution of 20th Century crime scene investigation with LAVA's
killer photographers seminar

WHAT: Cal State Los Angeles Professor Donald Johnson, in association with
LAVA ­ The Los Angeles Visionaries Association and Esotouric, present a new
lecture / demo in the ongoing crime lab series, "The Killer Behind The
Camera" focusing on the 1950s Harvey Glatman murders and the 1995 Linda
Sobek murder
WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 12:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.), 1800
Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032
COST: $36.50 per person, includes refreshments
RESTRICTIONS: Due to the graphic nature of the presentation, children may
not attend.
PHOTOS: To see images from a previous crime lab workshop, visit
­, or call

LOS ANGELES- Turn on the TV today and odds are good you'll see white lab
coats, DNA swabs and magnified fingerprints on computer screens. CSI is hot
stuff, in fictional series ("NCIS: Los Angeles," "Bones," "Dexter," "CSI")
and documentary programming. But it's not often that the general public gets
a chance to tour a real crime lab with the forensic investigators and
educators who use its tools to solve crimes and develop new research

Leave it to LAVA (The Los Angeles Visionaries Association), the creative
consortium helmed by Richard Schave and Kim Cooper, the married couple whose
Esotouric bus adventures have transformed the guided tour experience, to
make a real-life CSI experience accessible to interested laypersons. Working
closely with one of LAVA's most intriguing Visionary members, Professor
Donald Johnson, they've developed a series of events highlighting the work
conducted at Cal State L.A.'s state-of-the-art Hertzberg-Davis Forensic
Science Center, presented through tours and short lectures from the
scientist/educators and graduate students who work there.

LAVA's inaugural lecture and tour in the CSULA crime lab in October 2010 was
fully reserved in three hours, with hundreds of people signing up to be on
the waiting list. The repeat engagement in November also sold out quickly,
as did the Phil Spector trace evidence presentation in April 2011, the July
2011 event focusing on Patrick Tillman's death in Afghanistan and the
November 2011 program on using national databases to solve local crimes. The
latest sell out was Ed Nordskog's "Inside the Mind of the Arsonist" in March
2012. Space is very limited and pre-reservation recommended for this
unprecedented opportunity to tour the crime lab, learn from experienced
forensic investigators and educators, and discover the real art and science
of crime scene investigation. A portion of the proceeds from this event
supports the research of Criminalistics graduate students at Cal State Los


In the 1950s, wannabe photographer Harvey Glatman kidnapped and murdered
three models after tricking them into agreeing to be bound and gagged. In
1995, model Linda Sobek was kidnapped and murdered by Charles Rathbun, the
professional photographer who had booked her services for a commercial
shoot. These two similar Los Angeles County murder cases, four decades
apart, reveal how much crime scene investigation has changed in the digital
age, while the antisocial instincts that lead to murder remain the same.

On June 3, you can join Heidi Robbins, the Assistant Director of the
Scientific Services Bureau crime lab of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department, and the lead investigator on the Linda Sobek case, and Mike
Fratantoni, an LASD Deputy who sits on the board of the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Museum, for a fascinating afternoon uncovering "The Killer Behind
The Camera," an in-depth presentation drawing on personal casework and
historic evidence files.

"The Killer Behind The Camera" focuses on two criminal cases in which sexual
offenders used the role of professional photographer in order to gain the
trust of hired models, who they then murdered. These strikingly similar
cases happened four decades apart, and illustrate the evolution in police
work and forensic science from the 1950s through the 1990.

Lecture #1: Linda Sobek, a swimsuit model and former Los Angeles Raiders
cheerleader, was murdered in 1995 by photographer Charles Rathbun, who lured
her to a remote dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert to shoot photos with a new
Lexus SUV. Her body was dumped in the Angeles National Forest, north of Los
Angeles. Rathburn lead deputies to the body after confessing he had
accidentally struck Sobek while trying to teach her a car stunt on the lake
bed; in fact, she was asphyxiated. Heidi Robbins, the Assistant Director of
the Scientific Services Bureau crime lab of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department, and the lead investigator on the case, will outline the forensic
investigation which debunked Rathbun's testimony and the faked photos
offered up as evidence of consensual sex in Rathbun's defense. Charles
Rathbun was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in 1996.

Lecture #2: Harvey Glatman was a serial killer who was active in Southern
California and Colorado in the late 1950s. Obsessed with the posed crime
scene photographs illustrating pulp magazines, Glatman posed as a
professional photographer in order to lure models into posing for scenes
illustrating his murderous fantasies. Glatman photographed his victims while
assaulting them, then strangled and dumped their bodies in the desert. Mike
Fratantoni, an LASD Deputy who sits on the board of the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Museum, will talk about Glatman's crimes and his extraordinary
capture, which took place after the model who could have been his last
victim overpowered and beat her assailant on the side of the highway. Harvey
Glatman was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in

Between the case history lectures, the hands-on lab section will focus on
methods of forensic photography and analysis.

By the afternoon¹s conclusion, attendees will have a deeper understanding of
the real work that¹s done in the field by forensic investigators, and the
tools and techniques used to interpret crime scenes for the benefit of
investigating officers and juries.

ABOUT LAVA: Through participation in LAVA, a select group of creative
professionals come together to promote cultural programming that speaks to
the urban experience while promoting positive public space. LAVA's creative
partners share a love for L.A. and unique ideas for exploring it in their
work. Formed by social historians RICHARD SCHAVE and KIM COOPER --
proprietors of Esotouric bus adventures and the 1947project time travel blog
series (including On Bunker Hill and In SRO Land) -- LAVA brings together
L.A.'s most visionary promoters, artists, writers and thinkers. The first
crop of Visionaries in the growing curated community includes cultural
chronicler ADRIENNE CREW, artist and Eastside historian AL GUERRERO,
Cacophony Society co-founder AL RIDENOUR, avant garde fashion maven A. LAURA
BRODY, poet/publisher ALEIDA RODRIGUEZ, back-to-nature pioneer ALICIA BAY
LAUREL, filmmaker ALLISON ANDERS, writer/curator ALLON SCHOENER,
designer/mom of Chicken Boy AMY INOUYE, custom tours maven ANNE BLOCK,
documentarian/radio producer ANTHEA RAYMOND, author/gallerist APRIL DAMMANN,
pop culture historian BECKY EBENKAMP, ethnomusicologist BETO GONZALEZ,
puppeteer BOB BAKER, tile historian BRIAN KAISER, producer/promoter
musician COUNT SMOKULA, performance artist CRIMEBO THE CLOWN, writer/Libros
Schmibros proprietor DAVID KIPEN, forensic educator DEREK PACIFICO, sculptor
DONALD GIALANELLA, forensic scientist/educator DONALD JOHNSON,
author/educator DOROTHY RANDALL GRAY, artist ELENA MARY SIFF, documentarian
ELIJAH DRENNER, conversation curator ERIC VOLLMER, social connector EVONNE
HEYNING, musician/performance artist FEATHERBEARD, photographer GARY
LEONARD, pop critic/outsider artist GENE SCULATTI, musician/artist GEORGE
EARTH, songsmith HARVEY SID FISHER, theater director HOLLY WITHAM,
musician/writer IAN WHITCOMB, artist JASON HADLEY, food blogger JAVIER
CABRAL, musician JEFF BOYNTON, urban explorer (Ranger) JENNY PRICE,
filmmaker JEREMY KASTEN, musician JIMI CABEZA DE VACA, social historian JOAN
RENNER, writer/artist JOE OESTERLE, writer JOHN BUNTIN, filmmaker JON
ALLOWAY, documentarian JOHN DULLAGHAN, Musso & Frank co-owner JORDAN JONES,
performance artist JULES ROCHIELLE, curator JULIE RICO, "Kristin's List"
cultural chronicler KRISTIN BEDFORD, songstress/prognosticator MADAME
PAMITA, esoteric scholar MAJA D'AOUST, author/broadcaster MANNY PACHECO,
performer McCRISTOL HARRIS, visual artist MELVIN HALE, journalist MICHAEL
LINDER, photographic archivist MICHAEL RISNER, poet/dancer MONA JEAN CEDAR,
architectural historian NATHAN MARSAK, writer NEAL POLLOCK, theater director
NICHOLAS HOSKING, L.A. Historic Theater Foundation rep NICK MATONAK, music
producer NO'A WINTER LAZERUS, musician OCTAVIUS, writer /photographer
/musician PAUL KOUDOUNARIS, peace activist PAUL NUGENT of the Aetherius
Society, 3-D photography expert RAY 3D ZONE, historic ghost seeker RICHARD
CARRADINE, artist/musician RICH POLYSORBATE 60, filmmaker/preservationist
ROSS LIPMAN, singer-songwriter RUTHANN FRIEDMAN, ghost hunter SARAH TROOP,
social networking mistress SHAWNA DAWSON, painter/gallerist SUSAN DOBAY,
artist/writer/activist SUSANNA DAKIN, Warhol star and writer TERE TEREBA,
sculptor TOM WALKER, musical entertainer THE UKULADY, and hat designer

Applications from prospective LAVA members are being taken at

To learn more about LAVA, please visit

LAVA founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave, Professor Donald Johnson and
most of LAVA's Visionary members are available for interviews, and a very
limited number of journalists on assignment can be accommodated at the
event. Contact Kim at, 323-223-2767.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

A free and hard-to-find movie screening coming up next Friday

Event Reminder 5/04/12


West Coast Premiere - Movie Screen for "Old Dog"

Friday May 11, 2012
5:00pm - 7:30pm
James Bridge Theater in Melnitz Hall

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Free Saturday Housing Bus Tour - May 12, 9am - 1:30pm

Because I receive so many notifications about Downtown everyday, I decide to do more to spread the word when I take a break from my writing:

Downtown Center Business Improvement District
Saturday Housing Bus Tour
May 12, 9am - 1:30pm


May 26
June 9
June 23
July 14

All tours are 9am - 1:30pm





Nina Decker
 213.624.2146 x220

Join Hal Bastian on our next Saturday Housing Bus Tour as we visit six exciting residential properties throughout Downtown LA!

(Subject to change)


  1. 1st time shown on tour! Brockman (For Rent)
  2. Luma (Re-Sale Unit for Sale)
  3. Market Lofts (Re-Sale Unit for Sale)
  4. Chapman (For Rent)
  5. Lofts at the Security Building (For Rent)
  6. Gallery Lofts (For Sale)

After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with additional details to the e-mail address you provide. If you do not receive your confirmation within a few hours, please contact us.

Remember to wear comfortable shoes!


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

If only you can make your heart as colorful as the donuts

Study has been great but my personal life is the opposite.