Friday, January 25, 2008

James DuMont's-The Cellar Door Opens in Theaters in 1/23/08!

Here is an update from Actor/Producer James DuMont.

Dear Friends, Family & All,

I am happy to announce that, The Cellar Door will have
a Theatrical Release in select cities. Here is our

After some 30 features I finally nailed my first lead
role and co-produced it to boot. Please, Please,
Please forward this e-mail to as many people in the
below cities as you can.

Wednesday January 23, 2008-Houston, TX

Friday February 8. 2008- 7 & 10 pm-San Antonio, TX-

Friday February 22, 2008-Madison, WI

Thursday February 28, 2008-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

It has been named "One of the best new horror films of
2007" by Pretty & Horror & being
compared to Saw, Slither & Open Water. We won the
Audience Award and I & my co-star won for Best Actor &
Actress at Shriekfest in Los Angeles.

It’s definitely a horror film of some substantial
terror, so not for kids, but Rated R so perfect for
teens and fans of psychological thriller/horror.
Surprisingly it's some of the best work I have done on
film. The DVD will launch on March 4th.

Thank you for your support.

James DuMont
DuMont Entertainment Group LLC

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 HollyShorts Film Festival Announces Call For Entries

January 14, 2008


Official Deadline is May 16 For All Short Films

Hollywood, CA - Today, the 2008 HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) announces the call for entries for short films. Submission forms can be completed directly online by visiting or by submitting on Withoutabox directly at The 4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will be held August 7-10 with screenings, events and parties in Hollywood, CA.

All submissions must be 30 minutes or less. Deadlines to submit U.S. and International short films for the 2008 HollyShorts Film Festival are:

April 11, 2008 - OFFICIAL DEADLINE
May 16, 2008 - LATE DEADLINE

Completed U.S. and international short films may be submitted and must arrive in office by February 15 for early consideration and a reduced submission fee. Complete information and eligibility requirements are available on All films submitted for competition are also considered for participation in non-competitive categories of Opening Night Premieres, HollyShorts International Suite and the HollyShorts official closing event.

The third annual HollyShorts Film Festival awarded over $26,000 in products and services prizes to filmmakers.HollyShorts Film Festival awards prizes for short films in the following areas: Overall Best Short Film, Best Student Short, Best Cinematography, Best Drama, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Narrative, Best Comedy, Best International, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Thriller, Best Music Video, Future Filmmaker and much more. All films are eligible for Audience Choice.

The submission link and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2008 HollyShorts Film Festival are available on the HollyShorts Film Festival website at Information is also available through the HollyShorts hotline at 818-760-9897, by email to For sponsorship information, please email with your query.

About HollyShorts Film Festival
The inaugural HollyShorts Film Festival took place at The Space Theatre in Hollywood August 2005 and featured 23 short films from the U.S., UK, Poland, Canada and Thailand. The 2nd annual HollyShorts Film Festival took place at Cinespace in Hollywood, CA and featured 53 of the best short films from around the world. 13 different countries were represented. The third annual HollyShorts Film Festival took place August 10-12, 2007, drawing over $26,000 in prizes awarded. The festival featured three screening venues. Best Short film honors went to "Songbird" Directed by John Thompson. Thompson was awarded a one week audio rental package courtesy of Action Audio and Visual, featuring sound and communications equipment rentals to utilize for his next film project. The festival featured Actor Adrian Grenier's short film "Euthanasia," a DJ performance from the legendary hip hop DJ Biz Markie and 57 short films in competition; three days of screenings, parties, insightful panels along with a slew of networking platforms for HollyShorts participants. The 2007 HollyShorts Film Festival included the following partners:, h Magazine, Showbiz Software Stores, Action Audio and Visual,, Stash DVD Magazine, UCLA Extension Department of Entertainment Studies, Dreamhouse Ensemble, LA One Stop, LBN E lert, Indiepix, Breakyourself, Choice Hospitality, Film Radar, Shortend Magazine, Sand Jewelry by Therese and Vice Hollywood. For more information, visit

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit Filmmaker news available at

For More Information, contact:
Erica Sardarian
HollyShorts Film Festival
p. 818-760-9897

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

See what the girls have been filming lately

Los Angeles Times

See what the girls have been filming lately
The American Cinematheque's Focus on Female Directors
aims for a celebratory dynamic.
By Susan King

January 10, 2008

THE American Cinematheque's third annual Focus on
Female Directors tonight is more than just a screening
of shorts. It's a chance to empower women, especially
young women, to make movies.

"From the get-go, our idea was to create an event that
wasn't just a screening," says Andrea Richards, author
of "Girl Director," who organized the evening with Kim
Adelman (author of "The Ultimate Guide to Chick
Flicks") and the Cinematheque's Andrew Crane. "We
wanted to have some sort of celebratory dynamic -- to
get people in who had never made a film before and
say, 'Here is the process; it's not rocket science.' "

"So much of our perspective is overlooked in the media
and commercial films," says Mariam Jobrani, whose "The
Fighting Cholitas" -- an award-winning 2006 short
about female wrestlers in Bolivia -- will be shown. "I
think it's about time we got out there and just told
our own stories and put out the way we feel."
Richards, Adelman and Crane have balanced the evening,
alternating shorts by well-known filmmakers and
newcomers. "We are looking for name filmmakers that
people are excited to see their films, even if they
don't want to support female filmmakers," says
Adelman. " The first year we had a Sofia Coppola short,
and this year we have a Mira Nair short ["Migration"].

"The program also features Jennifer Aniston and Andrea
Buchanan's "Room 10," based on a true story made for
Glamour magazine's Reel Moments short film series;
Sophie Barthes' "Happiness," about a lonely woman
working in a condom factory who buys a box of
happiness; "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Valerie
Faris and Jonathan Dayton's 2001 music video "Sexual
Revolution"; Hilary Goldberg's twist on film noir, "In
the Spotlight"; Michelle Hung's exploration of
sisterhood, "Chinese Dumplings"; and Sarah Wickliffe's
animated "Art's Desire," which won a 2007 Student
Academy Award and is about a character in a painting
who decides to redraw his environment.

"The inspiration for this was wanting to do something
about a character having the power to change," says
Wickliffe. "You don't like what your surroundings are,
so go out and change it and make a new one foryourself."

Rounding out the evening is 1913's "How Men Propose,"
directed by Lois Weber, who was a head of production
at Universal nearly a century ago. "We were so excited
about the Lois Weber short [because] it makes a kind
of historical link in terms of community," says

"And that it didn't all start with Sofia Coppola,"
echoes Adelman.

WHERE: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.,Hollywood
WHEN: 7:30 tonight
PRICE: $7 to $10
INFO: (323) 466-3456,