Month: April 2019

Creative Close-Up: For the Artists…

4.30.19 Hello everyone! I found an article from Art Business News that I wanted to share with you today. It’s by Katey Carey titled, How Artists Can Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries. I hope you like and learn a few things from this article for those of you who are approaching and researching galleries to showcase your works. How Artists Can Make Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries by KATIE CAREY You probably already know the basics of approaching a gallery. You have a solid portfolio of current work. You researched and targeted galleries that show relevant work. You polished your CV and artist statement. Everything has been prepared with care and you are ready to send it off and finally land representation from your target gallery. But, how can you ensure that you are making a strong impression? And what’s more, make sure you foster these important relationships? Here are just a few tips from gallerists, curators and artists on how to put your best foot forward and increase your opportunities in …

Alien 40th Anniversary short film: Alone & Harvest

4.28.19 Hello! I totally forgot about Friday, which was Alien Day, but today I’m making up for it with two short films, both are equally good. To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.   Written and directed by Noah Miller, the synopsis for “Alone” reads, “Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life.”  The guy …

MidWk Update: AWP Conference 2020

4.24.19 Another short and sweet post. This time for next year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference.  Credit source: AWP AWP Conference The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in San Antonio, TX, in 2020 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair San Antonio, TXHenry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterMarch 4–7, 2020 Key Dates May 1, 2019: Event proposals due May 7, 2019: Deadline for participants to link to proposals August 2019: Registration opens February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests Social Networking Twitter: use #AWP20 Bookfair Facebook Page Instagram: use #AWP20 …

MidWk Update: Hangout Music Festival 2019

4.24.19 Hey! Short and sweet about the Hangout Music Festival 2019…Which is happening May 17-19 at Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Credit source: Hangout Music Festival   GET YOUR TICKETS   GENERAL ADMISSION 3-Day $319 BUY NOW / More Info   VIP 3-Day $1099 BUY NOW / More Info   SUPER VIP 3-Day $1699 BUY NOW /  More Info     GENERAL ADMISSION Friday $149 SOLD OUT /  More Info   GENERAL ADMISSION Saturday $149 SOLD OUT /  More Info   GENERAL ADMISSION Sunday $149 SOLD OUT /  More Info   To get information on lodging, shuttle passes, and more go to http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com.      Featured image: jambase.com

Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: “Ore”

4.22.19 Hey there again…the latest Alien short film just arrived Friday and this one is better than the last one… To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters, the synopsis for “Ore” reads: “As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family.”   I hope you enjoyed this as I did! The writing, cinematography, the acting…all good! Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.  Featured image: SyFy Wire

Shadow Spotlight: Maggie Gyllenhaal

4.22.19 Hey there! It feels pretty weird being back after a week away, but it’s good to be back because it’s time to get creativity back in the swing. As I promised this month’s Shadow Spotlight belongs to Maggie Gyllenhaal. When it comes to actors, I really don’t have a lot of words. It’s their work that speaks volumes and Gyllenhaal’s definitely speaks a lot. You should see her in HBO’s The Deuce as former prostitute now porn director, Eileen ‘Candy’ Merrell.  I have found two videos, the first describes her performances to a t…   Here’s a clip from season 1 of The Deuce episode 5 What Kind of Bad. Here is Method Man’s character Rodney, a pimp offering his services for Gyllenhaal’s Candy, who has no pimp. She just suffered a terrible beating from one of her clients and you can clearly see that she’s just fed up with the whole prostitute business, but finds interests in a new business venture. I just find Gyllenhaal’s work fascinating. Indeed like the narrator stated in …

News: Out of the Office / Alien: Night Shift

4.17.19 Hello everybody! It’s Wednesday and I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out of the office for the whole week.  Shadow Spotlight, Where To, MidWk and Weekend Updates will return next week. In the meantime, take a look at the third Alien short film Night Shift. Enjoy the rest of your week, be blessed! To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by Aidan Brezonick, the synopsis for Night Shift reads: “When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.”   Featured image: unknown