Monthly Archives: April 2013

Networking Opportunity at Chapman/Leonard Orlando May 2nd

This information comes to us courtesy of our friends at the Metro Orlando Film Commission and Women in Film and Television Florida!



Meet and Greet Reception

May 2

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

9460 Delegates Drive, Orlando 32837

The Metro Orlando Film Commission and Women in Film & Television will join us in hosting an evening of networking for those interested in the creative world of film, television and music production.

Join us in welcoming Dakota P. Productions to the Orlando area. The reception will provide an opportunity for corporate executives, production, actors and actresses, music talent and those interested in the artistic world of film, television and music production to partner with other industry professionals.

Dakota P. Productions is geared-up to assist upcoming projects from around the world. In 1995, Arline Burks Gant, an award winning costume designer, formed her company, Dakota P. Productions to develop quality films and television programming with integrity in High Definition. Arline firmly established herself as a costume designer for television, film and theater by winning the prestigious award, “Costume Designer of the Year for Theater.” Her distinguished credits include box office hits such as “Deep Cover” starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum, and “Daughters of the Dust” directed by Julie Dash, as well as the prime-time sitcom, “Martin” for Universal Studios.

Chapman Leonard Studio & Production Center in Orlando has it all. Centered around city skylines, Cape Canaveral, Daytona Beach, as well as a multitude of theme parks, museums, top quality golf courses, five star hotels and restaurants provide an appealing package for any production. Our experienced First Unit Crews, state-of-the art facilities and overall lower production costs have proven beneficial to many filmmakers. Come to Florida for your next production and let Dakota P. Productions set your project on the right track … taking it from start to finish and coming in number one in the marketplace.

For more information about the reception or how Dakota P. Productions can assist with your next project or our upcoming film, television or live stage productions, contact Marianne Eggleston, MQ Public Relations:

You may also call Dakota P. Productions’ office at 407.438.DAKP (3257) or email Visit their website at Also at Chapman/Leonard, Christine Huenergardt, by email at or phone 407.851.3456.


Networking Opportunity: WIFT Wednesdays at 310 Lakeside

Every 4th Wednesday of the month!       6-9pm

310 Lakeside Restaurant
301 East Pine St., Orlando 32801

*Street Parking is FREE after 6PM

  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23

Mix and mingle with your fellow Women in Film and Television members in a casual setting every 4th Wednesday of the month for WIFT Wednesdays.

(Cash Bar) Drink Specials:
All Three Olives Vodka flavors $4
16oz. Draft specials – Bud Light $2 / Peroni $3
All Domestic Bottled beers $3
House Wines $5
Well Drinks $4

Free and open to the public.

Come learn more about WIFT-FL and what we have to offer industry professionals!

2013 Nicholl Fellowship Deadline May 1

Here’s a quick deadline for all you screenwriters out there from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (You know… The Oscars?)

DID YOU KNOW: Dion Cook, formerly of Ocala, won this fellowship in 2011 for his script Cutter? And Micah Ranum, an FSU grad, also won back in 2010 for his script A Good Hunter?



BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Deadlines to submit entries to the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition are Wednesday, April 10 (regular deadline) and Wednesday, May 1 (final deadline). As many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded in November.

Several past Nicholl fellows have made news recently with their achievements. Destin Cretton won the Grand Jury and Audience awards at SXSW earlier this year with “Short Term 12,” which he directed from his fellowship-winning screenplay. Creighton Rothenberger co-wrote “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett, which opened near the top of the box office last month.

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships competition is open to any individual who has not earned a total of more than $25,000 from the sale or option of screenplays or teleplays. This amount for 2013 is an increase from the $5,000 limit in previous years. To enter, writers must submit a completed application online, upload one PDF copy of their original screenplay in English and pay the appropriate entry fee before the deadline. The entry fee is $50 through 11:59 p.m. PT on April 10, and $65 through 11:59 p.m. PT on May 1.

For online applications, rules and other details, visit

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a new feature-length screenplay during the fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.

Last year’s competition drew a record 7,197 entries. Since the program’s inception in 1985, 128 fellowships have been awarded.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners–Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library andAcademy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


Florida Film Festival 2013 Jury and Audience Award Winners

What? You missed the Awards Brunch at the Florida Film Festival 2013, and don’t know who the winners are? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the winners and linked websites where you can find out more about the films and their filmmakers…

Huge thanks again to the kind folks at the Florida Film Festival, Enzian Theater and Eden Bar for another wonderful experience! Look for our Florida Film Festival 2013 episode in May!



Media Contact:

Florida Film Festival

Jennifer Guhl, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

407-629-1088 x302


Orlando, FL (April 22, 2013) – The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced the Jury and Audience Awards during a highly anticipated ceremony this past weekend.  With a record number of films (173) representing 22 countries, the Festival recognized the best in American independent and foreign film.  Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, the Grand Jury Award for Best Live Action and Animated Short films automatically qualifies the winners for entry into the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards®.

“This year’s award winners reflect the incredible diversity and vitality of indie filmmaking from the U.S. and abroad,” said Matthew Curtis, Programming Director. “We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to program some extraordinary new works of cinema and see audiences who have embraced the unexpected while being both challenged and wholeheartedly entertained.

Congratulations to the independent and foreign film award winners at the 2013 Florida Film Festival,” said Anne Watters, Program Director of Film at Full Sail University. “As primary sponsors, we were honored to join Enzian in celebrating with our students and our community the diverse talents and creative films in this year’s lineup.

The jury and audience award winners of the 2013 Florida Film Festival in the American Independent and International Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories are as follows:

Narrative Features:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast – THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE, directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge


Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON, directed by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – SKATE YRSELF CLEAN, directed by Janna Jude Brown

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Directing – SHEPARD & DARK, directed by Treva Wurmfeld

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY, directed by Brad Bernstein [Companion App available HERE]


Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – MY NAME IS YOUR FIRST LOVE, directed by Rob Richert

Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – BACKYARD JAM, directed by Randall Christopher

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Narrative Short – ASAD, directed by Bryan Buckley

Audience Award for Best Short Film – THINGS YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT, directed by Viet Nguyen


Audience Award for Best International Feature – STARBUCK (Canada), directed by Ken Scott

Audience Award for Best International Short – HEAD OVER HEELS (UK), directed by Timothy Reckhart


About the Florida Film Festival:

The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos, Cary Elwes, and Tippi Hedren. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

For additional information:

Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest


About Enzian:

Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 28 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar.

For additional information:


Phone:  (407) 629-1088


Twitter: @EnzianTheater

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film

Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association o fPostsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games.  Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Caisson Films “Intrusive Behavior” Premiering in May

In Season Three, we showed you the trailer for Caisson Films’ Ft. Slaughterdale. (If you aren’t familiar with Caisson Films, check out their Trailers Page!) Next month Central Florida independent horror filmmaking duo, Brian and Johnna Troxell, premiere their latest film, Intrusive Behavior

For Immediate Release                  



You haven’t seen bad, but it’s coming

You haven’t seen bad, but it’s coming…

Orlando, FL: What becomes of a child, after she is abandoned by her own family and left in a mental hospital for 15 years? This psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat to the last minute. Intrusive Behavior has its East Coast Premiere on May 25th 2:30PM, at Athens Theater in Deland, Fl.  Tickets go on sale on-line for $7.00

Intrusive Behavior’s cast include Los Angeles based actress Jessica Cameron and Chicago based actress Heather Dorff. Between the two they have an extensive resume. Not to mention the talent of the supporting cast.  This is the second feature film directed by Brian Troxell and produced by Caisson Films, once again pushing the envelope in Independent film making.



Johnna Troxell


(407) 951-9177

Florida Film Festival 2013 Teaser

We admit it.

We had to take a little break to re-charge our collective batteries, tech and homosapien, after this year’s Florida Film Festival. Our short bloghiatus (not a Lady Gaga album) has concluded and… We’re BACK!

From Enzian Theater, Eden Bar, FFF Staff (especially Jen Guhl and the Marketing Teamcoming to The CW this Fall!), Volunteers, Sponsors, UCF Street Teams, to our own ICS Staff and Guest Correspondent David Kuskie — THANK YOU for helping make our experience covering the 2013 Florida Film Festival the best yet!

Stay tuned! Our special full episode featuring all the fun at this year’s Fest is set to premiere in May on VISION/Orange TV, then promptly afterward on the web via our YouTube // Vimeo Channels and on iTunes. Until then…

(YES! That’s David with legendary Hitchcock leading lady, Tippi Hedren!!)
Related FFF Coolness: 

Queer Film Critic FFF Preview

Cinema Crespodiso FFF Wrap Up

CinemaFunk’s 2013 Florida Film Festival Coverage

Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 7-10

Days 7, 8 & 9 of the Florida Film Fest were busy ones for us at ICS! We’ve been busting our humps to bring you the best from the Florida Film Festival, and even landed exclusive interviews with Hitchcock leading lady and big cat activist, Tippi Hedren, and actress/stuntwoman/all around badass, Zoe Bell! Stay tuned…


We’ll be back momentarily with Days 8, 9 & 10 but in the meantime, please listen to Day 7’s wrap up here:


The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

More fun from the FFF 2013 after this short break…

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are listening!


Shout outs to:

  • Christina Carmona
  • Nando Torres
  • David Kuskie
  • Jay De Los Santos
  • Kate Ramsey
  • TL Westgate

Apologies to:

  • Our listeners
  • Wallpaper
  • Ghosts
  • Truffle Fries

Shame on:

  • Jen Vargas
  • Sleep in general

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 6

Day 6 of the Florida Film Festival began early (for us filmmakers!) with the panel portion of our fest. This morning’s Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology discussion, sponsored by Disney, was a great start. Panelists included Senior Computer Graphics Supervisor André Thomas of EA Sports, Creative Marketing Consultant, Evan Jones of Snap! Orlando, founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Orlando innovation studio IDEAS Bob Allen, and moderator Chip Weston, painter, photographer, graphic artist, and Course Director of New Media and Social Media at Full Sail University. In tonight’s podcast we explore our digital age, enjoy some truffle fries and a few Quentin Tarantinis from Eden Bar in honor of tonight’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show at FFF, PULP FICTION!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are watching (and listening)!

Listen HERE:

Joining us on Day 6; ICS Photographer Nando “Fancy Boots” Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Hostess Christina CarmonaICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler/Zombie Fluffer/Choreographer Dangerous Dave Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (who really should look into that whole ‘sleep’ thing), local photographer Vanessa Benoit, ICS Executive Producer and Editor Gerald Godbout III, Producer Allan “Lefty” Marrero (and his lovely wife Jennifer), and ICS Camera Op Jay De Los Santos makes a very brief appearance between breaks. A great companion video to tonight’s podcast…

Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

  • The British Empire
  • SIR Anthony Hopkins
  • SIR Alfred Hitchcock
  • DAME Judi Dench
  • Short Attention Span Theater
  • Silence
  • The Future
  • Anyone who ISN’T at the 2013 Florida Film Festival

Shame on:

  • Lazy filmmakers
  • Aderall
  • ADHD Posers
  • Winking

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 5

Hump Day 5 of the Florida Film Festival was DOCtacular!! More beautiful weather, lots of documentary (short and feature) love, more delicious food and a bottle of Mexican Coke. Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. HUGE thank yous to the love all of you have shown our MegaConvention Web Exclusive! We are at 9,000 views and climbing! Incidentally, we now have a very pretty and handsome Indie Cinema Showcase Channel on Vimeo. Please do take a gander…

Listen HERE:

Joining us on Day 5; ICS Photographer Nando Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler/Zombie Fluffer Dangerous David Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (resident MexiCANT), ICS Executive Producer and Editor Gerald Godbout III and ICS Camera Op Jay De Los Santos. ICS Hostess Christina Carmona had the night off but received many timely shout outs, as per her contract. We’ve had a few people text us about sitting in on the podcast, which is exciting! Stay tuned to see who might sit in with us next…

Zombie @ohaiitskira wants you to see Cockneys VS Zombies Regal Winter Park Village this Friday at 10pm and Ghost Team One on Saturday (same place) @ 9:30pm for even more real life zombies and ghosts!

Zombie @ohaiitskira wants you to see Cockneys VS Zombies Regal Winter Park Village this Friday at 10pm and Ghost Team One on Saturday (same place) @ 9:30pm for even more real life zombies and ghosts!

Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

Shame on:

  • YouTube

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 4

Day 4 of the Florida Film Festival was VERY filling thanks to Joe Esposito and the crew from Buca di Beppo of Maitland, Florida! We went a little longer again, did a little dancing, got a little devine, Eden Bar got a little loud… and we loved every minute of it! Fernando thinks our podcast should be named “Shout Outs and Apologies,” so we’re going with that. Thoughts? Concerns? Are you digging us? Is anyone listening? Why is the sky blue?

Joining us on Day 4; ICS Hostess Christina Carmona, panda loving ICS Photographer Nando Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler Dangerous David Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (who got a solid 6 hours of sleep!) and a very brief, distant cameo from artist Kate Ramsey and her documentary film director mister, Chris. Thank you for listening to us ramble. We appreciate you!

Listen HERE:

Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

  • Everyone listening past the 30 minute mark
  • Glenn Danzig
  • Anyone who ISN’T at the 2013 Florida Film Festival
  • Irony

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