Online-movie Downloads

This winter is being a long one. This morning we woke up to -30 degrees celcius, with a wind chill of -40 or more. Nothing for outside work gets done in this. More »

Days Like This Are for Movies

I wrote an article last week about what the weather was like here. Nothing has changed. There is still no let up in sight. We are frozen solid for the next week. More »

Excellent Tv

okay so I’m sitting at home just watching some good old cable TV, the favorite shows I like to watch that comes on monday thru friday, but then all of a sudden More »

How to watch full movies online

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Online-movie Downloads

This winter is being a long one. This morning we woke up to -30 degrees celcius, with a wind chill of -40 or more. Nothing for outside work gets done in this. So if your job has anything to do with the outside, your probably on some unscheduled days off. How many is determined by how long this cold snap lasts. These cold air masses move slowly because they are heavy, and depending upon the size of them, take a while to be moved off.

So your stuck doing inside stuff for a while. But you can only clean up so much, cook and bake until every storage container you own is full. Commercial TV has only so much to offer. I’m not into the talk shows, and whatever movies are on depends if they are reruns or not. Personally I have watched the Star Wars Marathons long enough.

I have discovered online movies for download, at a price that is over 50% less then one of the most advertized movie download sites online. Depending upon which plan you go with, a 6 month plan for $29.95 saves you $18 over the other. The 3 year plan for $39.95 will save you over $200. That I believe is quite a deal for unlimited downloads.

I think that was part of the reason why in this country the internet providers wanted to change the rules on how people were charged for their internet service. They wanted to surcharge extra for those who downloaded alot, and another way they could capitalize on the popularity of downloading movies. But the backlash of opposition was enough to put that idea on the shelf for a while longer.

The prices I have quoted are currently the discounted prices, the company is offering. But even at their regular prices they still come out cheaper then others. They are not pirated movies, they are legal movie downloads, and with 1000′s of titles to choose from.

I invite you to check out Capital Movies if you would like to build your own movie library, or just want a decent movie download service for those times you just want to stay at home and watch a movie. Or as in my case here now, it is just to cold to go out anywhere.

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Days Like This Are for Movies

I wrote an article last week about what the weather was like here. Nothing has changed. There is still no let up in sight. We are frozen solid for the next week. Can’t do anything outside, unless you want to freeze every finger and toe off. I can remember a group of us went skiing in this same temperature (-25 C) once in Banff. That was an expereince. We were alright, but others were not. To see people with their cheeks white because they were frozen, that was gonna hurt when that was warmed up.I don’t go out in these temps anymore.

So if your stuck like me, with nothing to do but watch TV inside. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to check out a movie download site. Lots of movies, all kinds. But the best part, the price you pay. It’s cheaper then the, by the month download service from others, a bunch.

The movies available are legal, and not pirated, so they are good quality. Download a movie and it is yours for life. You can build your own movie library. Have movie night with your friends every and any time you want. Around here that would be every Saturday, and they would all expect margaritas with their nachos.

Online movie downloads has become an extremely popular way for everyone to obtain and watch their favorite movies, and the unlimited downloads for the length of subscription, makes this venue an even better deal. From what I see, this is one of the few things that is not going up in price lately. As a matter of fact this movie site has a special on their packages right now.

So if you are looking for a movie download site, take a look at this one, you might like what you find, I hope you do. Thank you for your time spent here and happy shopping.

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Excellent Tv

okay so I’m sitting at home just watching some good old cable TV, the favorite shows I like to watch that comes on monday thru friday, but then all of a sudden my mom calls and tells me she can’t wait to see me this weekend. I looking confused so I look at the calender and see that I was sheduled to go home for a straigh week. Yeah I know I can watch the tv shows I like back at home, just laying back on the couch while mom is cooking my favorites in the kitchen, but I realize that not only am I gonna be back home, so is my brother, My brother who likes to take over everything, the best guest room while I get stuck in the old room which my room switched into a office room. anyway I’m like standing in my kitchen at my apartment thinking I’m not gonna be able to watch the shows I want because of my sneaky brother.

The other day I heard one of my classmates at school talking about how cool this online tv he has downloaded on his laptop which he carries around with him. I asked to take a look. I was amazed on how cool and easy it was to load up on his laptop, normaly the class that I had with him was a non stop lectural class, but that day it was just chill and relax, so I’m sitting there just flipping thru this tv his has on his computer. yeah I got to watch a 30 min realty show series on there. yay.

so getting back to what I was doing at my apartment I decided to try it, I learned it’s a one time payment and you get over 2,150 of tv channels. I went ahead and did it, I uploaded it to my laptop and got my bags packed and ready to go. after I got to sit and mess around with the latop of my own tv. I was so happy to get that going on my laptop I almost forgot to get my bags out to the car. It says in order to use the tv is that you have to have internet at all times. I think that’s the only bad thing I can think of about it. Its a good thing that I have the wireless internet on my laptop from my mobile network.

I was all happy and smiley in the car while my boyfriend drove for over fourteen hours of driving, I got to sit on the passenger side and watch all the tv I want. Not only did I get to do that on the drive back home. I got to watch it even when were at home with the parents. Its funny though because I got to watch tv the whole week I was back at home. but I did get to spend the other time that I had with my family. I was so glad I had the chance to get the tv on my laptop, I don’t regret it.

How to watch full movies online

How we watch movies has changed. From movie theaters, to VCR’s to DVDs to watching online. There are more options available today than ever. What are some good ways to watch full movies online? I’d like to consider several ways in which you can watch a full movie online.

You Tube. In the past, I’ve used this a lot with my little girls when I am watching them and I want to quickly put something on for them (like a Disney film or something like that). The problem with this method is that you cannot watch the whole thing in one sitting. In other words, you have to click it again every ten minutes. So it is split up in parts. And the quality of course is many times pretty poor.

Netflix. As of two years ago they had one hundred thousand movies to choose from and had more than ten million that were monthly subscribers. Pretty amazing. They started out by mailing dvds but now you can watch full movies online instantly if you are a subscriber. This is a pretty good option for watching movies online. The only issue here is that not all films are available. Another issue is that if English is not your first language (such as my wife), you don’t have the option of watching it with subtitles.

ITunes. This is pretty popular. You can rent or buy films and have it downloaded to your computer. Same thing as above if you need subtitles you can’t get them (last time I checked). Various websites. There are a lot of sites offering online streaming or downloads. Some cost very little, some are free. Some have commercials at the beginning (that is how they get offer it for free).

Illegal Options. Quite a few of the sites are probably scams and/or illegal (P2P file sharing networks), have poor quality and downloading them is not safe. Make sure when considering a website to use for watching full movies online that the website is a good, legit, quality, legal site.

Legal downloads to your computer. There are some sites that by paying a one time fee allow you to download legally movies on your computer. This is probably the best option as far as quality, price and peace of mind in your choice of watching full movies online. I hope this has been helpful as you consider the many options you have in watching movies online. Visit my site to access more on the best options for watching movies on your computer.

Review: Steel Magnolias wilts with unprepared actors – The Jackson Citizen Patriot

CCO2_2216.jpgThe cast of “Steel Magnolias.”  

By Bridgette M. Redman

The Great Escape Stage Company works hard to provide a good experience for its audience. The volunteers are friendly, ushers are introduced by name, the environment is convivial both before the show and during intermission.

The shows selected are ones that are audience pleasers, such as the current “Steel Magnolias.” There is a feeling of community as the audiences are engaged with one another and enthusiasm permeates the place.

On opening night, despite an audience that was eager to support the show, the performance suffered. The actors often stumbled over their lines, called people by the wrong name and forgot what they were supposed to be saying.

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‘Steel Magnolias’

Great Escape Stage Company, 155 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through April 27. 2 hours, 34 minutes. $12-15. 269-781-2700. www.greatescapestagecompany.com

“Steel Magnolias” is popular among audiences because Robert Harling’s script is full of charm and humor. Truly’s beauty parlor is a place where women gather and share their most important life moments along with the more mundane ones. It is a snapshot of life and shows how several very different women can create deep connections over a lifetime.

While some intense study time with the script can fix the stumbled line problems of opening night, only more rehearsals are likely to fix the slow delivery and enable the actors to pick up cues more quickly. It is a script that is meant to sparkle, not to plod. There are too many long pauses between lines. These are women who are energetic and are comfortable around each other. They should be nearly speaking over top of each other, not carefully waiting for each person to finish a line before beginning the next.

The actors also struggled with finding the right comic timing for lines that are memorable and genuinely funny. Some of this would have been aided by a greater commitment to distinct characters and to embracing their quirky nature in the subtext as well as the textual references. The audience needs to be able to see that there are strong, genuine connections between characters, and not just be told about it in the lines.

Director Randy Lake chose to modernize the 1987 play, setting it in 2014. This worked in some ways and not in others. While many of the lines were updated to have pictures on cell phones, references to the year and to modern technology, too much else still felt like it was in the ’80s. The music and movie references all dated the show as did the references to Princess Grace and Julia Roberts.

Cell phones also add new challenges to a show. Why would family members call Truly’s shop phone to reach M’Lynn or Shelby when they both have cell phones that we’ve already seen? Also, by setting the opening scene in 2014, the later scenes move into 2015 and 2016 and it is challenging to predict what would be playing on a boom box (and why that and not an mp3 player?) two years from now. Ultimately, very little was gained by modernizing the play and it lost some of its logic.

The Great Escape Stage Company has a flexible space in their storefront location. This show was set up in proscenium style and the set was a well-designed one that made use of multiple levels and functioned well as a beauty parlor with its reclining chairs, sinks and hair blowers. While no one in the program is credited with design, several people are listed as contributing to the construction and painting of this well-made set: Ken Koberstein, Tim Lake, Paul Rauth, Ed Kernish, Gayland Spaulding, Georgia Marsh and the cast.

The Great Escape clearly cares about its audience and is making choices to create a good experience and community. They put on stage actors that the audience remembers and enjoyed from previous shows. What it needs now are actors who can show a greater commitment to their characters, who make bolder choices and who can connect. This starts with them knowing their lines and cues and then building upon that to create something greater than the narration of a script.

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Bridgette M. Redman reviews local theater productions for EncoreMichigan.com. Follow them on Facebook.

Behind most great actors there’s a great drama teacher – The Guardian (blog)

It is perfectly possible that there are plenty of people whose maths or chemistry teachers have had an enduring influence on them. But I know that great drama teachers and youth theatre leaders often have a particularly far-ranging influence on their pupils.

I almost certainly wouldn’t do the job that I do today were it not for Miss Skinner, the speech and drama teacher (it was an era when people still had elocution lessons) at my old school. I was a shy kid but Miss Skinner recognised a small talent and drew me out. The child who sat quietly at the back of the class suddenly took centre stage, much to the astonishment of other teachers and parents. She gave me a sense of self-worth and access to an imaginative life that at that stage in my life, school had singularly failed to provide.

I know I’m not alone in feeling that a drama teacher had an important influence on me. I regularly visit schools where time and space for dance and drama are often hard fought for by dedicated dance and drama teachers who put in extra hours putting on school plays and performances. I’m constantly impressed by the extraordinary creativity of teachers and students. It was good to see Michael Gove at last recognising that both drama and dance have a real place on the curriculum, but what putting these subjects in an exam context fails to acknowledge is the lifeline they offer to children whose talents may not be academic but lie in other areas.

A good drama teacher knows how to throw that lifeline. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been in schools when students have confided that it’s being in the school play that makes life worth living, or that taking part in weekly meetings and performances at the local theatre are the highlights of their everyday lives. We have some truly brilliant youth theatre groups in this country, whose work and teachers goes mostly unsung.

All great teachers have a mentoring role with pupils, but I reckon that because the performing arts are participatory and often take place outside school hours that the relationship between teachers and pupils can be a particularly strong one. Eddie Redmayne is now in his early 30s and a hugely successful actor, but he recently said that he still rings up his old drama teacher, Simon Dormandy, to ask for advice. I bet he’s not alone. Behind every great actor or director there is likely to be a great drama teacher. If you know of one, I’d love to hear about them. They should be celebrated.

New project for young music producers to be launched by Lincoln charity … – Lincolnshire Echo



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A new project for young music producers in Lincoln will begin in the half term holidays.

EMPower is a new project from soundLINCS which will hold its first session during the half term holidays on the Tuesday May 27.

It is a free learning and development project for 11-16 year olds which gives young people the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and work alongside professional music producers to develop new skills and techniques.

Music producer Eddy Mentzel, otherwise known as AudioJunkie, said: “Music producers often work in isolation, which limits the possibility of working collaboratively.

“EMPower is a great opportunity for young producers to meet one other, work together, and raise the profile of their creative work.”

The initial session will be an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other young music producers, and get advice and guidance from an industry expert.

It will also give the chance to explore and shape how this project continues, so participants should take a moment to consider their future availability and ideal times to meet in preparation.

The session will take place at the soundHOUSE, 18 St Martins Lane, Lincoln, between 10am and 4pm.

There are drop in spaces for those who have not already signed up to the project or any interested parties can contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073, info@soundlincs.org or www.soundlincs.org to sign up for the project or find out more.

The programme is free to take part in and participants are asked to bring their own lunch as refreshments cannot be provided.

EMPower is supported by funding from Youth Music and Lincolnshire Music and Arts Education Hub.

‘Sinister Six’ Producers Say Not To Expect Traditional Villain Team Up – Geeks of Doom

Sinister Six

Ever since Sony announced that they will expanding their Spider-Man brand by building a cinematic universe around the hero and some of his greatest villains, we’ve been wondering what a Spider-Man world sequestered in New York City would look like. When it was announced that the studio would release a Sinister Six film, which would be written and directed by Drew Goddard, we also started to wonder which lucky six will team up to fight the webslinger, or if it will be about that at all.

Now Sinister Six producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad is talking a little bit more about the film itself just weeks before the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hit the jump to read more.

In an interview with IGN, Tolmach spoke about how we might not see the traditional Sinister Six in the titular film:

The first Sinister Six consisted of Doctor Octopus, Electro, Vulture, Sandman, Kraven The Hunter, and Scorpion. The lineup consistently changed after that.

Based on what we have seen, the film looks like it already has four, maybe five members. With The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), possibly being three members. Doc Ock’s four arms and Vulture’s wings were teased in many trailers, so they might be even added to the team. Then there’s the Lizard, but based on how The Amazing Spider-Man ended, he may not join the group.

But how will fans react when they learn that the producers are going a stray on tradition. Arad said:

“When you translate comic to film the word ‘classic’ means the first fifty issues. Because after that we all made changes; changes that had to do with science-fiction turning into science. I think just the need to move this world forward.

So, of course we’ll make adaptations about these guys and what was their motivations because many of them have multiple motivations. It depends, is it ultimate Spider-Man? Is it Spider-Man? Is it some three-piece issue that takes them to space? We have a bigger responsibility to represent the character of the villain as it was conceived, because that way it will survive the test of time. All the rest… that’s a movie. What an opportunity to make — can you imagine seeing Paul Giamatti in a leather suit? I think they would have killed us. They gave us a hard time with the Lizard.”

It’s not uncommon to see some slight changes to cinematic comic book characters. Although some of those changes are unwelcome, some voices may be loud enough for changes to be made. While I didn’t mind the Spidey Suit in The Amazing Spider-Man, many felt that it strayed too far from the original, which is why a brand new suit was made for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

But you can’t please everyone.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2.

[Source: IGN]

Five Better Producers for Michael Jackson’s New Album – Houston Press (blog)


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No one was more disappointed than I was with the fact that producers were deciding to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it.

They’re doing it again this year with a new record called Xscape, produced by a collaborative team headed up by Timbaland and due in May. The saddest part of the whole deal is that Michael probably did leave behind some worthy scraps for producers to craft into a new record, but the people in charge of that unreleased material are picking the wrong producers to work with it.

I propose that we could actually experience a legitimately great posthumous work by Jackson if it were in the right hands. These five producers, for example, might actually do something cool with those tracks now in the MJ vault.

The Weeknd
Is there any producer today with a better understanding of Michael Jackson’s appeal? I posit to you that there is not. Were MJ still alive, I’m sure he would be jumping at the chance to work with the Weeknd, especially after hearing the young R&B producer’s cover of “Dirty Diana.”

Now, obviously the material on Xscape wouldn’t have been the same as working with a living King of Pop, but one can only dream of what the Weeknd could do with it, given free rein over the existing tracks. And speaking of dreaming…

The-Dream
The-Dream just has a knack for pop hits in the modern era, with anything he touches practically turning to gold. You can turn to his work with Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and even solo, but once again I must bring up my undying love of his recent effort with Jay Z and Justin Timberlake: the massive “Holy Grail.”

That song is just an immaculate piece of production work. After hearing it, you can never really doubt The-Dream’s abilities ever again; not to mention JT’s performance sounds like a loving tribute to Jackson himself. Were he to work with the real deal’s leftover material, I’m sure he’d be churning out hit after hit.

The Internet
Odd Future’s collaborative group of producers makes an odd brand of trip-hop and instrumental funk and soul. Their records are some of the most interesting in that style that I’ve heard in years. Unfortunately, they’re underrated within the group compared to superstar rappers like Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator.

Even though they’re relatively untested, this could be an experiment gone terribly right. Though I’m sure those in charge of MJ’s music would never give a young group like this — which has never produced a mainstream hit — a chance to work with his unreleased tracks, I think The Internet could be the spark behind one of the most interesting Jackson albums ever made.

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Suburban law directors powerful, but private – The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Law directors are among the most powerful players in suburban governments, drafting legislation and giving direction to mayors and city councils.

Some law directors in Northeast Ohio have served for more than two decades. Some work for multiple cities, racking up more than $100,000 in taxpayer dollars for part-time jobs.

But most stand outside the public eye: unelected, employed by private firms.

After Bedford Law Director Ken Schuman was charged with accepting bribes in December, Northeast Ohio Media Group and The Plain Dealer took a closer look at law directors, surveying 43 municipalities for their pay and policies.

Six cities – Brook Park, Parma, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Seven Hills and Westlake – elect their law directors. Only four – Lakewood, Parma, Shaker Heights and Strongsville – employ full-time law directors, though Beachwood and Cleveland Heights plan to hire full-time law directors soon.

Law directors’ duties vary. Some serve as city prosecutor, or oversee the prosecutor’s office.

“Their biggest responsibility is advising the mayor and council particularly on municipal law and public record law,” said Jim Dixon, member of the Citizens League of Greater Cleveland.

Thomas Lee, partner at Taft law firm and former law director for Moreland Hills and Middlefield, said city council members need legal advice: “You are talking about volunteers without a business background who are running million-dollar enterprises.”

Possible conflicts of interest

Law directors can work for multiple cities.

For example, lawyer Steve Byron serves as law director for Chagrin Falls ($71,000 to his firm, Walter Haverfield LLP), Hunting Valley ($24,000, plus $23,800 to the firm), Orange ($38,400, plus $33,300 to the firm), Pepper Pike ($42,000, plus $47,300 to the firm) and Waite Hill.

Byron said he’s rarely experienced a conflict of interest. That’s despite the fact that his clients, the Orange and Pepper Pike mayors, disagreed on whether to pursue a merger with each other, along with Moreland Hills and Woodmere.

In 2012, his firm represented both Pepper Pike and Beachwood, when the cities were negotiating for Beachwood to take over dispatch duties. Though it wasn’t particularly controversial, Walter Haverfield contracted the case out to another lawyer because it couldn’t represent both municipalities.

Beachwood’s law director, Margaret Cannon, who is leaving the city, also serves Gates Mills ($21,000 for her firm, Walter Haverfield) and Moreland Hills ($102,000 for the firm).

“Law directors have to watch out for conflict, and we do,” Byron said. “If Orange Village and Pepper Pike wanted to do something, they know I’m the law director for both.”

Jonathan Entin, a law and political science professor at Case Western University, said conflicts can always arise.

For example, Entin said it would be a conflict of interest for a law director to represent adjoining communities or areas that share a school district.

Pepper Pike and Orange share a school district, but Byron said that’s not a problem because the school district is a separate entity.

Pay for law directors

Most Northeast Ohio law directors work either for a private firm or their own firm, though a few serve as full-time city employees.

Cities can sign deals with the lawyers’ firms, or the lawyers themselves. If the contract is with the firm, the city may have to pay a monthly retainer to the firm rather than the law director – or it may pay both.

Some suburbs, such as Gates Mills, pay as little as $21,000 a year for their law director. Strongsville has the highest-paid law director of the cities surveyed, at $142,000 a year.

Most cities arrange to also pay an hourly rate – something between $80 and $230 — on top of their law director’s salary, for litigation or other extra services. Though how often the law directors bill for those extra hours varies widely.

Law directors can’t handle every legal issue a suburb faces.

Cities often hire outside counsel, at additional costs, to handle bond sales, lawsuits or labor negotiations.

Solon, for example, spent $237,000 on outside counsel fees in 2013 because of a mountain of labor negotiations.

Specializing

Lawyers can’t specialize in law directing as they can, say, bankruptcy or criminal law.

Most
lawyers become law directors because they work in a firm that has a
local government practice, and people in the firm are part-time law
directors for different communities.

“I think this is a challenging job to do straight out of law school because the range of issues is pretty wide,” Entin said.

Once
lawyers become law directors, they may stay a while. Gary Ebert has
been law director of Bay Village since 1986, Peter Hull in Middleburg
Heights since 1984. Margaret Cannon served Beachwood 18 years before
leaving this year. Seven Hills has had Rich Pagnatiello serving for 18
years, too.

Director: Casting call for zombie movie booked – Florida Today

Well, that was fast. A casting call for actors and extras in the independent short film “Green From the Grave” by Roy Lewis Garton reached its full capacity, forcing Garton and other organizers to cap auditions.

“We are booked solid,” he said Tuesday morning. “We are overwhelmed with auditions and the attorney’s office we are using has some concerns due to limited parking and crowd.”

Although he declined to say how many hopeful actors and extras reached out to him after a story in FLORIDA TODAY was posted online and on Facebook and Twitter, he did say, “My phone has been ringing off the hook, and my email’s been blowing up, let’s put it that way.”

The indie film, a shorty that contains dark humor and action, will be shot in various locations in Melbourne and Palm Bay next month. When it’s finished, it will be submitted to film festivals across Florida as a joint project by Space Coast Film and Talent Group in association with FDMC Productions. The film contains adult language, some violence and gore.

“We’re not a big Hollywood production,” he said. “We want to respect the tenants, and we want to respect the neighbors as well.”

The acting parts will be unpaid, yet credited.

Last week, auditions were set over two days for “The Martial Arts Kid,” a low-budget film starring real-life martial arts stars Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. On Thursday during auditions for crew, about 40 people attended. More than 250 people showed up the next day for auditions for casting extras. Some hopeful actors waited for more than three hours in the lobby of the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, where auditions were held. Garton is trying to avoid that scenario.

“They had a much larger space, and we don’t,” he said. “This is a small shoot, and I’m glad to have all the auditions that we’re getting. I just want to be careful.”

However, filmmakers still need two big props that have quite a role: “I am still looking for two white Crown Vics, 2008 or similar,” Garton said, referring to two white Crown Victorias (see box).

For more information, call 321-759-7256 or email roy@floridadudemarketingconcepts.com.

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The details

The producers of “Green From the Grave” have capped auditions for actors and extras for the short independent film about zombies.

However, they still need two late model Crown Victorias or similar. Two white cars are needed on May 3 and 10 with a possible holdover on May 11. Screen credit, DVD credit, and food provided. Owners must be comfortable having magnetics applied and temporary overhead lights put on top for a sheriff’s car. Lights have their own power supply. No molding on doors, please. Cars will remain stationary with the exception of two short low-speed scenes. Cars will not be driven on public highways or streets and will be under strict controlled situations. An actor will drive one car in a short parking lot-controlled shot. Owners can remain with cars at all times.

– Space Coast Office of Tourism/Film

Marcia Ross on Creative Freedom in Casting ‘Small Time’ – Back Stage

Marcia Ross on Creative Freedom in Casting ‘Small Time’

“We just had so much freedom to cast. There were no hoops to jump. It was a very creative process because you were working directly with the director without a lot of outside people weighing in,” says veteran casting director Marcia Ross (“Oblivion” “Enchanted”) about casting Joel Surnow’s “Small Time.” Ross was excited to team with Joel and Colleen Surnow on the lower budget film revolving around a young man who quits school to work in his father’s car dealership. “I wanted to work on a film of that size…after so many years of working on gigantic budget films at studios,” Ross says.

One of the first roles cast was Al; Ross had originally cast Chris Noth, but he had to drop out due to personal reasons. Replacing Noth was not difficult because “Chris Meloni’s name came up very quickly and he loved the script and he just connected with Joel and he wanted to do it,” says Ross.

Finding the right actor to play his son was more challenging. Ross read a lot of people, but notes that Devon Bostick’s audition was one of the great auditions of the project. “I didn’t pre-read Devon, so I hadn’t had the opportunity to talk to him about the part. He just came in and he read and I remember it so vividly; it was one of those times when it was just so chillingly great.” Asked to read almost every scene he has in the movie, Bostick delivered. “He was just finding incredible moments in every scene.” His audition was so good that Surnow cast him in the room.

The most challenging role to cast was Barb, because it was important that the actor make her likeable and sympathetic despite her actions in the film. “Bridget [Moynahan] really pulled it off. That was not easy and she was great.”

Ross is a firm believer in the importance of every part, because “casting isn’t just the stars or the big names. Casting is everybody, down to the person with the one-line part, and all of that deserves equal care.” For instance, in “Small Time,” Ross knew they needed “very distinct people” for all the characters who come through the dealership because if they weren’t interesting or genuine, the entire film would suffer.

For “Small Time,” Ross was excited to be able to bring back great actors she’d cast in films earlier in their careers, like Dean Norris, Garcelle Beauvais, and Amaury Nolasco. “I would say casting directors are the number one ally to all actors. Because if I like an actor, I bring them in for lots of things until I can get them a job,” says Ross. “So it’s so important even if you’re not right for the job or you don’t get the part to really do a good job when you show up.” 

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Hijri Calendar
Jamadi-us-Saani 15,1435 AH

Prayers
Fajar: 4.57 am
Zohar: 12.26 pm
Asar: 4.38 pm
Maghrib: 6.38 pm  
Isha: 7.47 pm
Sunset today 6.32 pm
sunrise tomorrow 5.59 am
Moonrise today 7.37 pm
Moonset tomorrow 6.34 am