The Talented Mr. Gilford

Hollins University professor Joe Gilford’s play, Finks, has made it’s Califonia debut at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. The show opened on June 14 and runs until July 1, 2018. Congratulations Joe! Your Hollins family is very proud of you.

Joe's Play

Have you seen the show? Let us know in the comments below 🙂

See show details here: FINKS

Happy Birthday, Tim!

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On behalf of everyone at Hollins University, I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Tim Albaugh*, the director of the Hollins University Summer Graduate Screenwriting and Film Studies program.

For over a decade, Tim has worked tirelessly as a champion for not only the program but for every single student who joins the Hollins University family. Running a graduate program based in Virginia from the opposite end of the country in California is no easy task, and Tim does so willingly with enthusiasm, diligence, good humor, and love. Whether students are gathered in Texas, California, or Virginia, Tim has made genuine efforts to build a strong community of creatives, artists, and storytellers.

Thank you for all your hard work, encouragement, and support. Here’s to your next lap around the sun. May there be many more.

 

*Link to biography

 

Story tricks from Spielberg’s BFG

Spielberg is an icon and a legend for good reason. Shanee Edwards with ScreenwritingU Magazine dissects the film to study seven story tricks screenwriters can use when creating children’s films.

Read the full article here: Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017

Maggie Gottlieb and Julie Pearson with MovieMaker magazine ranked the top places to work as a filmmaker in 2016. The capitol city of the home state of your humble blogger was ranked #5 among small cities and towns. Virginia has been increasingly become a more attractive location for filmmakers recently, especially with historically inspired stories. Seeing my home state featured on the ranking list made me exceptionally excited.

See the full list here: The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017

And…Action!

Here is a list of the state film office and commission websites. You can find information about how to get involved with local film events, jobs, and internships. There are tons of job search sites, but these are the direct websites for the film offices that can help you find jobs and resources.

Have fun 🙂

State Film Office Websites:

Alabama Film Office

Alaska Film Group

Arizona Production Association

Arizona Film and Media Coalition

Arkansas Production Alliance

California Film Commission

Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media

Connecticut: Office of Film, Television and Digital Media

Delaware Film Office

The Florida Office of Film and Entertainment

Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office

Hawaii Film Office

Idaho Media Professionals/Idaho Film Office

Illinois Production Alliance

Film Indiana

Iowa Motion Picture Association

Kansas Department of Commerce Film Commission

Kentucky Film Office

Louisiana Entertainment

Maine Film Office

Maryland Film Office

Massachusetts Production Coalition

Michigan Film Production

Minnesota Film and TV

Mississippi Film Office

Missouri Film Office

Montana Film Office

Nebraska Film Office

Nevada Film Office

New Hampshire Film and Television Office

New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission

New Mexico Film Office

Made in New York: Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcast

North Carolina Film Office

North Dakota Film Production

Ohio Film Office

Oklahoma Film and Music Office

Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television

Pennsylvania Film Office

Rhode Island Film and TV Office

South Carolina Film Commission

South Dakota Film Office

Texas Film Commission

Utah Film Commission

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Film and New Media

Virginia Film Office

Virginia Production Alliance

Washington Filmworks

Washington DC Motion Picture and Television Development

West Virginia Film Office

Film Wisconsin

Film Wyoming

Extras:

WIFV: Women in Film – Washington DC

List of State Film Commission Offices

National Film Board of Canada

Film in Puerto Rico