Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Is in the Public Domain:

I was trying to figure out if some of the very old 78 records I have can be used legally in soundtracks, and my friend Laura, a great broad, sent me to the Cornell Law School website where there's a great chart explaining how and when copyright works pass into the public domain here.  Figured I'd share it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Godmother comes to Santa Monica!

Well, actually, she also lives there! Georja Umano, one of our favorite Broads! In the past few years, Georja has been part of the Broad Humor Film Festival, as a filmmaker and screenwriter. Wonderful work she has showcased at the festival!

Georja now stars in The Godmother, a short comedy action film by Lior Chefetz.

The hilarious romantic film is on a very successful roller coaster. It won Best Short Film at the Soho International Film Festival in New York City and also won Best Short Film at the Festivus Festival in Denver.

Now The Godmother is coming to Santa Monica !!!

It will be screened at the Edgemar Film Festival at the beautiful Edgemar Center on Main Street in Santa Monica, on Saturday March 27. It will be with three other short films, in "Block 3" (from 1 pm to 2pm).

If you can't make it to the Edgemar, there are a few more Los Angeles screenings coming up. On Sunday evening, March 28, there is a screening at the Method Fest in Calabases.

There will also be three more screenings in Hollywood in April and May.

Congratulations, Georja!

Stay tuned on The Godmother’s adventures via its website:

More details on the screenings and ticket information here.

The admission ticket is $10.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Lionsgate Seeks Comedy Film Projects

Massify and Lionsgate Films have partnered to create an original, high-concept comedy developed entirely through Massify's production network. A writer, director, cast, and crew will be attached through Massify - with Lionsgate's feature film development team providing input throughout the process. This is an opportunity to work with the leading next generation studio on a breakthrough project.

Program Details:

- You will be attached as the writer if your concept is greenlit

- Credit, Compensation, and Backend Participation in the produced film.

- Work closely with the Lionsgate team to develop your script.

NOTE: DEADLINE to submit your concept is March 8, 2010.

Learn more about the program, including Director's and Cast & Crew Phases, or pitch your concept:

http://massify. com/partnerships /lionsgate/ makingcomedy/ overview