Film Production

Zero One San Jose to Ingenuity Three in Cleveland - Glocalization for 2007

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 01:09.

Today, at WVIZ IdeaCenter, Ingenuity Festival founder and director James Levin hosted his peer Steve Dietz, director of a remarkable "sister" arts and technology festival ZeroOne San Jose, along with a group of NEO arts leaders, for intimate planning for the 3rd Ingenuity Festival, which will be held around Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University in 2007. James introduced the discussion by explaining he had been in San Jose last month for ZeroOne and is working with the organizers of that event in his brainstorming for our festival, which is one of the most exceptional of its type in the world. And, based on what was presented and discussed today with Steve Dietz, Ingenuity Festival is about to get much more exceptional... James is looking and partnering very globally and focused on strengthening the integration of "technology" into Ingenuity 2007. This was clearly a strength in the exciting artistic expressions of ZeroOne, as presented in an impressive overview by Dietz.

Join Meet The Bloggers with Issue 18 campaign director Eric Fingerhut

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/24/2006 - 16:53.
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On Friday, October 13, State Sen. Eric Fingerhut will Meet.The.Bloggers in Suite 105 of the Tower Press Building.

Location

Tower Press Bldg - Suite 105
1900 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Issues of Glocalization equally important in Toronto and Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/17/2006 - 01:49.

This weekend the Toronto arts and culture scene was world-class beyond belief, featuring the final weekend of the Toronto Film Festival, the opening of the new Four Seasons Opera House (premiering Wagner's Ring Cycle), many smaller community arts festivals, and two major arts festivals – the Queen West Arts Crawl, featuring over 500 artists and galleries along mind-blowing Queen Street) and the august 11th Annual Canadian Art Gallery Hop. The Queen West Arts Crawl was way cool, but I stayed in Toronto an extra day for Software Freedom Day and the Canadian Art Gallery Hop, as that featured a free “Glocal Live Roundtable” of many of Canada's arts leaders. “The term GLOCAL fuses global with local and points to the meshing of macro and micro realms of experience in the contemporary world of Internet technologies and instant information. The speed and collapsing distances of this new reality hold challenging implications for traditional identities and communities, along with promising opportunities.” The roundtable was astounding... see below for detailed notes of interest to all concerned about arts, culture and the economy, local to anywhere in the world and global.

Software Freedom Day shows how powerful FOSS movement is in Toronto

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 09/16/2006 - 20:23.

 

By lucky coincidence, I was in Toronto on international Software Freedom Day and so had easy access to Ubuntu today, right when I needed it, and lots of Ubuntu and FOSS experts, and got to meet the cool people in Toronto who run the Toronto Ubuntu and Linux User Groups, and the Linux Caffe, and the awesome Center for Social Innovation... this city rocks in every way.

David Perkowski shows how to develop arts community and get NEO praised in New York Times

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/11/2006 - 01:48.

 

Susan Miller posted very exciting news about NEO today: former editor in chief of the Free Times and now columnist for the esteemed New York Times Lisa Chamberlain (props, Lisa!) published in today's New York Times a real plum of promotion for NEO, with an article titled: "Filmmakers Say Hooray for Cleveland". The subject is very smart and progressive local real estate developer David Perkowski, shown above on top of his Hyacinth lofts, which David developed to serve the unique live/work needs of local artists and film and music makers. Anyone who knows NEO knows David for transforming the historic Tower Press building from a dilapidated shell into a spectacular and bustling arts loft complex... one of the most innovative historic restorations and downtown redevelopments in Cleveland History. Well, the Hyacinth is as impressive and significant in similar and other ways.

Happy Birthday NEOHYPO Robert Banks... be reborn, Cleveland arts

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/10/2006 - 03:31.

 

At the Meet the Bloggers benefit last week, at Tower Press, I hoped I would see NEO's top filmmaker Bobert Banks, who has his studio in the Tower Press. Robert showed up, as is his style. Not only did I learn it was his 40th birthday (happy b-day... shush) but that he was having a filmfest birthday party today, 09/10/06... not to be missed, to celebrate a great man and artist's b-day and enjoy some retro film of Robert's choice. As Robert was born in 1966, and Star Trek was apparently invented then, the evening started out with some crazy Star Trek film that I suppose was the pilot of the series, and was totally freaky... rampant green dancing aliens, booze and sex.

 

Thanks for NEO's highest compliment: appreciation from Cool Cleveland x 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/05/2006 - 04:55.

I am really appreciative, this morning. After posting what was certainly the saddest news I can imagine, about the hardship my staff has suffered as a result of a lack of appreciation from my former business associate, Peter Holmes, I opened up this week's CoolCleveland and found that their crew had featured TWO postings from REALNEO. I am very touched and thankful to Thomas and his team for noticing REALNEO and taking an interest in the thoughts posted here - thank you. Please show appreciation back to CoolCleveland... if you are not a member, see what you've been missing... subscribe at CoolCleveland - all free - this is a real NEO must,  and send feedback to CoolCleveland letters at the links below, and supporting the upcoming CoolCleveland/Tech/Ingenuity party at Fat Fish Blue, July 13, and the Ingenuity Festival, as described below... but first, here's the nice write-up about REALNEO from CoolCleveland today, July 5, 2006:

The economic value of filmmaking in NEO is on the streets

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/23/2006 - 21:10.

Day two filming "The Man With The Magnetic Brain", and the economic impact on NEO is adding up. There's the dozen or so people running around town (gas and RTA), and the meals (Rascal House and the grocery store), film and processing (Dodd's), and a hat at Mike-The-Hatter - so, it's only hundreds of dollars, but that's more than would have been spent without the film industry happening here, today. And we had fun, scared a few cops, and entertained a homeless couple on E. 19th - I'd say... all that makes Cleveland a better place to be... and if you're cruising around E19th and Superior tonight, stop by and be in pictures...

 

Support the Broadway Mills / Strong Cobb / Gillota Building on Central Viaduct before Cleveland Landmarks Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 03:49.
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NOMINATION TABLED BY CLEVELAND LANDMARKS COMMISSION UNTIL APRIL 27TH

 

This Thursday morning, April 13, at 9 AM, the historic building at 300 Central Viaduct, on the Central Viaduct, goes before the Cleveland Historic Landmarks Commission, in an emergency action initiated by "Citizen" Ed Hauser, at the start of a critical process to protect this landmark from demolition by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Location

City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue 5th Flor Conference Room #519
Cleveland, OH
United States

NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 02:04.

 

Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

“Groundhog Day” screenwriter Danny Rubin will speak

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/31/2006 - 21:47.
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“Groundhog Day” screenwriter Danny Rubin will speak on April 4 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall room 206. He will discuss screenwriting, Hollywood, and the creative process, and will take audience questions.

Location

Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall room 206
11130 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH
United States
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No Umbrella - An Election Day in Cleveland at its best, and at its worst

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/27/2006 - 23:59.

 

The grand theater of the Cleveland City Hall rotunda was the perfect setting to see NEO filmmaker Laura Paglin's acclaimed documentary "No Umbrella – An Election Day In The City". Thanks to Mayor Frank Jackson "Arts and Cultural Initiative", probably 100 citizens clearly enjoyed the free showing immediately preceded the city council meeting. The "star" of the documentary, long-standing and much-beloved councilwoman Fannie Lewis, was the star of the screening as well, as she and filmmaker Paglin answered questions following the show.

Special Public Screening of Sundance film "No Umbrella" at Cleveland City Hall

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/27/2006 - 01:11.
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MAYOR FRANK G. JACKSON’S ARTS & CULTURE INITIATIVE

presents

NO UMBRELLA – AN ELECTION DAY IN THE CITY

Laura Paglin, Producer/Director

Monday, March 27th, 2006 at 6:00 PM
In the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall

No Umbrella – An Election Day In The City is about getting the vote out in Cleveland during the 2004 General Election and stars Fannie Lewis, Cleveland City Councilwoman for Ward 7. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this past January and sold out at its Cleveland debut on Wednesday at the International Film Festival. Mayor Jackson’s Arts & Culture Initiative will show the entire short documentary in the Rotunda before the Cleveland City Council meeting.

Location

In the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Fundraiser to create the Digital Media Technology Industry at Massimo's da Milano

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 14:01.
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Prelude2Cinema second in a series of fundraisers to support the Studio Expansion and the creation of a New Industry in Northeast Ohio. This Dinner is at Massimo's da Milano and takes place May 4th from 5pm to 7pm. It features a free dinner and a cash bar. The cost is only $20.00. Celebrities are expected to attend. You must RSVP by alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio">http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio

Location

Massimo's da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

REEL NEO to the Academy - see you next year

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/06/2006 - 01:16.

 

Who is the film industry in NEO? We started exploring this question at a film excellence roundtable, where over 40 partners in art came together to discuss growing their industry. Today, at a benefit for Independent Pictures - http://ohiofilms.com - called "Cleveland Oscar Night America", around another 150 came out to show their support for film in NEO. The more I'm around this sector of the local economic development picture the more I realize I don't know this industry - who they are, what they do, and how they operate in the regional economy.  This is worth figuring out, so next year some of the folks watching the Oscars tonight from afar can be thanking NEO from Hollywood.

"Out of Darkness" Prelude2Cinema Wrap Party

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:13.
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Location

Velvet Dog
1280 West Sixth St.
Cleveland, OH
United States
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NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 17:10.
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Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Location

City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor in the Pogue Room
Cleveland, OH
United States

2006.02.28 NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 09:06.

Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

NEO Film

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 17:41.

"Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters? Read on below:

Building the Film Industry in NE Ohio

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 02:56.

The Studio Incubator is not the entire piece of the puzzle needed for a Film Industry here, but it is a start. First we have to recognize the Industry is not here, and then we move forward with the potential. So here, I will chart the progress of the Studio Incubator.

Success in TIME - now to connect the dots for Freezing Pointe

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/20/2004 - 11:56.

CrainTech published a story about two graduates of CIA's TIME
- The Integrated Media Environment - program
, which fits perfectly with a recent development announced at American Greetings: AG invested in a
children-oriented film and television production, marketing and brand
development company named The Hatchery, in LA, and the CIA TIME grads have
formed an animation production company called Flipline
Interactive Design Studios
that has an animation product they want to take to market (and lots more in the works, as you'll see at their website).
What better dots could we have waiting to connect for a local success story?

Got the next Strawberry Shortcake - Balderdash? NEO's got the connections

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 12/19/2004 - 00:38.

There's an article in the Plain Dealer on a fascinating local business development - American Greetings bought into The Hatchery, an innovative Los Angeles company "that produces family entertainment for film, television, home video,
video games and new media." My immediate thought was, what can this hatch for NEO. Our creatives need opportunities in these sectors and insider Los Angeles connections, and The Hatchery could certainly find "product" and talent here - it seems if our hometown powerhouse American Greetings is teaming up with shuch high level folks in LA, they should be able to steer some insight and opportunity from there to here. Reading a press release about The Hatchery, posted below, makes clear their management is influential and top notch - if our leaders ask very nicely, perhaps The Hatchery folks can help bring more new life to NEO than just on American Greetings bottom line. Has anyone bothered to welcome our new celebrity neighbors to town?

The Filmmakers Program @ CSU

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Cleveland Institute of Art - One of NEO's Greatest Forces in Economic Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/13/2004 - 14:30.

Art and creative industies represent $ billions in economic activity in Northeast Ohio, and the CIA is the greatest fuel we have for that wealth engine. Not only does the CIA provide the region with great creators - fine, design, graphic and craft artists and entrepreneurs - but CIA brings to town monumental art and events that generate cash for our economy. Most important, CIA is developing programs that raise awareness of social issues essential to improving the quality of life and prosperity of all our residents. Read and contribute insight gained from experiencing CIA enlightenment here.