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MAY 11-17


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            8/5/2011 MAJOR HOLLYWOOD MOTION PICTURE TO FILM IN ARKANSAS Award winning native Arkansan Jeff Nichols to bring his next feature film home. OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MALE TEEN TO AUDITION FOR A CO-STARRING ROLE! We are looking to cast “Neckbone” in Arkansas!  He should be , Caucasian, 13-17 years old whose life experiences in a rural environment results in a hard edge and survival instinct.  This role requires that he be comfortable in boats and water.  Other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and motor biking would be ideal. This role is also auditioning in other states and Los Angeles.  As proud Arkansans this is an opportunity to showcase what The Natural State has to offer.  Spread the word; encourage all who fit description to make application immediately. We are also looking to cast “May Pearl” in Arkansas as well.  She should be Caucasian, 15-17, a small town girl with natural beauty. In addition casting will include approximately 400 actors, extras and stand-ins. Interested parties may refer to the casting website to make application:   There you will find all instructions.     If you do not have Internet access, you may mail a non-returnable photograph along with all contact information to Mud Casting, 802 West 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Please include age and height. An open call will be announced within a few days.  It is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14th with a Little Rock location. “Mud” written and to be directed by Nichols will begin filming this fall in central and south Arkansas.  It is a coming of age drama centered on...

From page to screen in only 48 hours

The 48 is upon us. While many of us spend months if not years making our film. This unique opportunity requires filmmakers of all levels to go from page to screen in 48 hours. I asked Levi Agee, this years director of the 48, What it takes to compete. What is the 48? The 48 Hour Film Project is a two-day event in which teams of filmmakers around the globe get together to write, shoot, and edit a five-seven minute short film after being given a prop, line of dialogue, character and a genre in only 48 hours. How do you see the 48 as a positive step for film makers? The 48 Hour Film Project is great simply for the fact that it provides an opportunity for filmmakers or individuals to experience what its like to make a film and actually have something to show after the process. The 48 Hour can lead filmmakers to other festivals, form great relationships with other artists and even create material for demo reels. There are really countless reasons why an event like this is good for the film community but any excuse to force yourself to create something is good in my opinion. What is involved with the competition? The process of the 48 Hour Film Project involves the Kick-Off event which is August 19 when team leaders or a representative from the team must be at the Kick-Off (Argenta Community Theater) to receive instructions or the rules for making the film. Then teams are given two days to concept, shoot, score, and cut together a short film and have it...