Fela National Theatre transfer

April 27, 2010

Fela! casting call. I know Iyabo who played in my rehearsed reading was going up for Fela’s mum.

Auditions just gone. Not sure if Fela’s mum gets to dance though. A Brooklyn based friend of mine saw the show and loved it. Looking forward to it’s November London opening.


Athens Fine and Performing Arts conference- Abstract

April 26, 2010

Athens Abstract  here AthensAbstract. Emailed it so will wait and see if it’s appropriate and if I am off to Athens.

review copy

April 23, 2010

One of the benefits of a life in academia is the Review Copy. Publishers are generally happy to send out review copies of books so as to suggest the book as core text for the various courses. One review copy might lead to hundreds of sales. Focal Press (link in my blogroll) are very good. They have an excellent selection of film-making books. Today I received a copy of Producing and Directing The Short Film and Video.

Written by Peter Rea and David K. Irving this fourth edition looks pretty comprehensive.  It’s North American in it’s focus and examples but not distractingly so I found. I’ve only skimmed it so don’t kill me if you find it not so.

It’s title is for the short film but  it applies to feature production as well. I love the Michael Rabiger Directing books and the three or four Ken Dancyger Focal Press published books also and continually recommend them.

Transitory, impermanent and ‘dicking around’

April 20, 2010

I love this post by Bianca Winter. It speaks to why I write so echoed for me. Check it out. Drop a comment on the author’s blog if so moved.

Athens Conference

April 19, 2010

As I can no longer go to the Avanca Cinema conference I am trying to get into the Athens 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts.

One of the benefits of working in Academia is the international conference circuit. Conference attendance and research paper presentations are an important part of an academics life. I have attended and/or presented at conferences in Memphis, Brisbane, Bristol, Coventry and Nottingham and virtually in London.

I actually have a little longer to try and get this abstract written but would have very little time to complete the paper should the abstract be accepted into the conference.

I want to do write something on the screenplay as research document.

see conference website here. The papers already submitted look like a good mixture.

Avanca Conference

April 17, 2010

Just discovered I have a clash with the Avanca conference and now will no longer be submitting an abstract as the conference doesn’t appear to allow virtual presentation. Perhaps next year?

Blackberry WordPress App test

April 15, 2010

Testing a new app that should allow me to more easily post directly from my phone.

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