A LIVELY EXPERIMENT, DR: JOHN CLARKE, CO-FOUNDER OF RI (1606-1676) a Rhode Island Documentary (37 min.) and film by Two Sisters’ Productions in collaboration with William A. McAllister and the John Clarke Retirement Center in Middletown, Rhode Island, has been accepted into the 2006 RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The film is being screened as part of the Rhode Island Showcase Short Films Series on Wednesday, August 9th at the Columbus Theater Cinematheque in Providence from 5:15pm – 7:00pm. Call 861-4445 for tickets.
Toni-Ann Baker and Diane St. Laurent of Two Sisters’ Productions will participate in this year’s SCRIPTBIZ.
Toni-Ann Baker (401) 474-1753; firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane St. Laurent (401) 578-1077; email@example.com
P.O. Box 10088, Cranston, RI 02910; http:www.twosistersproduction.com
FULL-DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS
At the BILTMORE HOTEL in Providence
*(only $95.00 includes lunch & invite to RIIFF Kick Off Party that evening)
To apply 2006 ScriptBiz, see the following URL: http://www.film-festival.org/pdf/Scriptbiz06.pdf.
(In PROVIDENCE, RI) Two Sisters’ Productions in conjunction with the RIIFF developed ScriptBiz 2006, a full day of interactive and informational workshops, designed for aspiring screenwriters desiring to hone and harness their craft. Special guests include Hollywood filmmaker MICHAEL CORRENTE (Federal Hill, Outside Providence, American Buffalo, Brooklyn Rules, Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary); Director of the RI TV & Film Office STEVEN FEINBERG; director and writer DIANE ST. LAURENT (A Lively Experiment: Dr. John Clarke, Co-Founder of Rhode Island 1609-1676); independent filmmaker GEORGE CSICSERY; actor ALEX DAUNIS (Space Theatre, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Ropewalk), and Former Chairperson of Rhode Island Humanities & Producer of Historical Films ELIZABETH DELUDE-DIX (Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, No Simple Truth: Reverend MacSparran’s Slaves, Farm and Church in 18th-century Rhode Island). And local scriptwriter/filmmaker CHRIS SPARLING of Scarred Heel Productions, (An Uzi at the Alamo). This year ScriptBiz is thematically focused around how to effectively build bridges; first between East- and West- American coasts (more specifically between New England and Hollywood); and secondly between the art and business aspects of screenwriting. Details see: http://www.film-festival.org/scriptbiz.php
ScriptBiz is designed to guide the creative process of writing a successful screenplay and the delicate art of film promotion. Filmmakers will be introduced to the ways of effective networking and techniques to deliver a compelling and incisive pitch. Attendees of ScriptBiz receive a full day of intensive training and shared knowledge from award-winning filmmakers, directors, producers, actors and writers. “We are fortunate to be rooted in the historical ancestry of this country; yet, Rhode Island continues in its tradition to create even greater liberties & artistic freedoms by expanding the purse of opportunities for artists and filmmakers both of everyday caliber and celebrity status.” Toni-Ann Baker, (independent filmmaker and a ScriptBiz coordinator for the RIIFF)
This year’s annual ScriptBiz will take place Monday, August 7th at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence. The day commences at 9.00am and finishes at 6.00pm. Registration is from 9.00am – 9.30am. During this meet-and-greet time, quests and participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries. Please call the RIIFF main office for information on student discounts at 401/861-4445. The total cost of this year’s workshop is $95, which includes the following: a full-day pass to all ScriptBiz 2006 panels and workshops, coffee and breakfast pastries, snacks and drinks, lunch at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant at the street level of the Biltmore Hotel, discounted movie passes and festival souvenirs made available throughout the week, and an invitation to the RIIFF Kick Off party later that evening!
To apply to the 2006 ScriptBiz workshop, fill out and submit the downloadable application at URL:
In celebration of this year’s 10th Anniversary, students, stay-at-home parents, and last year’s ScriptBiz participants may call for a discount from the cost of the workshops day pass. For information, please contact Adam Short, RIIFF Producing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Toni-Ann Baker at email@example.com or call the Festival Office at 401/861-4445.