Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Film SA

Welcome TJ Gonzales

San Antonio NALIP member TJ Gonzales will be attending the 2006 Latino Writers Lab in New York City next month, and will be posting entries about his experience there.

The Latino Writers Lab™ is a unique program for NALIP members who aspire to work as professional screenwriters, or who desire to develop a strong, viable screenplay for production or sale. It includes skills development by professional instructors, direct mentoring of your work-in-progress by writer/mentors, and professional lunches on legal, guild and industry information. Only 12 – 15 writers will be selected to participate in this 10-day intensive workshop, and TJ from San Antonio has been selected. The first of two 2006 five-day labs will be conducted in New York City May 3 - 7, 2006, beginning Wednesday evening with an orientation and screening.

TJ will be sending us updates from the lab as he is able (he promised to write every day).

Thanks TJ and congratulations. See you back here in SA with a polished script!

Film SA

San Antonio Film Forum

Are you interested in making movies? Whether you’re a novice or a professional, the new SA Film Forum is for you! It’s educational, informative, and a great networking opportunity. So, don’t miss out. Come be a part of something new and exciting.

The San Antonio Film Commission would like to invite you to the first
“SA Film Forum,” a series of educational and informational forums that will be held monthly at the downtown Central Library located at 600 Soledad Street.

The topic of the first forum is “DV Filmmaking.” The event will be held Tuesday, May 30 from 7-8:30 pm in the library’s auditorium located on the first floor. The event is free and parking is available.

If you are interested in participating as a panelist in the future or for more information about the SA Film Forum, please contact the San Antonio Film Commission at janetv@filmsanantonio.com or visit www.filmsanantonio.com

Future film forums will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the downtown Central Library.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Film SA

AFCI Locations: Day 2

More and more people came by the booth. Great turnout even though our state offers no financial incentives. Had a great meeting with the director of re-use for BRAC - some San Antonio facilities I didn't know about may be coming available soon.

Oh yeah, our booth won Third Place - woo-hoo!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Film SA

AFCI Locations

I'm at LOCATIONS 2006, the film commission industry tradeshow in Los Angeles. We basically have all the major cities in Texas represented, and film producers, studio folks, and TV executives can walk the floor and visit with film commissioners from around the world.

More later with news from the floor.