READING PA – A film festival will be held on November 13, 14, 15 at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA. If you are a film fan, click here for all the details! In addition to films, there will be parties, panels, tours and networking opportunities.
Helping to Inspire Positive and Healthy Opportunities for Progress Inc. (HIP HOP Inc.) is pleased to announce the premiere of Pottstown: The Kidumentary. The premiere will be held at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club – The Ricketts Center, 640 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 on August 14th, 2015 at 6:00pm.
Pottstown: The Kidumentary is a youth led, youth directed and youth produced film about the Borough of Pottstown and the people that make it great. The kidumentary was produced over the summer by youth participating in the summer learning program of HIP HOP Inc. in partnership with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club – The Ricketts Center. The primary goal of the summer learning program and the development of the kidumentary were to develop key 21st Century Life Skills in written and verbal communication, listening skills, video production and editing, team work and academic based research.
“We are proud of the work of the youth of HIP HOP Inc.”, stated Shay Peterson, Vice President of HIP HOP Inc., who went on to say, “The development of Pottstown: The Kidumentary was not only a fun hands on experience for the youth involved, it helped youth to develop core skills that will increase the likelihood of post-secondary success, while exposing youth to careers in production, technology, research and communication.”
For ticket information please visit: www.hiphopinc.org.
For more information please contact:
HIP HOP Inc.
Ralph E. Godbolt, President and CEO
Blue Bell/Pottstown, Pa.—As part of its yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) invites the community to the premier public screening of “The History of Montco: A Documentary,” on Friday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The screening is free of charge—everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 215-641-6324 or email email@example.com by June 18.
The documentary is directed and produced by MCCC alumni Joseph Sapienza, Philadelphia, and Sean King, North Wales, who began the project a few years ago while they were students at the College.
“The documentary really began as a one or two minute news package on the construction of College Hall,” King says. “After looking through some photos, we decided to expand the project to cover more of the history of Montco. From there, it snowballed into a feature length documentary.”
The video starts in Conshohocken, where the College opened its doors in early October 1966—almost two years after it was officially established on December 8, 1964. Through interviews of current and former faculty, staff and administrators, King and Sapienza captured the spirit and tenacity of an ever-evolving, growing educational institution that has become the alma mater of more than 55,000 alumni.
After years of preparation, hard work, research, and the desire to make their idea a reality, they completed an entertaining, informative movie that is a testament to their accomplishments and to the story about the college.
“It was a long process. We started pre-production in July of 2011 and the film didn’t go into editing until the summer of 2013,” Sapienza says, recalling the many hours of research, interviews, recording and editing.
The movie is about two hours long. During the intermission, Sapienza and King will be available to answer questions about the process of creating the Montco documentary.
Sapienza began his studies at Montgomery County Community College in the winter of 2010 in the Film and Video program. In fall 2012, he then transferred to the Film and Television program at Drexel University earned his bachelor’s degree in May 2014. With films, one of his favorite subjects is documentaries, especially documentaries involving history. For his senior project at Drexel, Joe produced a history documentary about the coal town, Centralia, and its ongoing underground mine fire. Following graduation, he started an internship with NFL Films.
King studied Communications at Montgomery County Community College, focusing on Journalism. While he was at the College, he was involved in numerous campus activities, including the Communication Arts Production Group and Montco Radio. After graduating in 2012, he started studying History and Political Science at Arcadia University, focusing on contemporary American history and politics. When he completes his bachelor’s degree, King plans to pursue a job in government.
For more information about Montgomery County Community College’s 50th Anniversary, visit http://www.mc3.edu/50.
After taking a winter break, the Millersville University facility at 42 N. Prince St. will host more than 65 events between late this month and the end of May.
A number of series will be ongoing throughout the school year. Among the themes are poetry, jazz, opera, theater, dance, art, film, lectures and a Family Fun Fest for children and parents. “This year is pretty crowded,” notes Harvey Owen, center director. “There is something here or at the Winter Center (Millersville University’s other major performing arts center, which is on campus) almost every night.”
Local performers and a wide array of national and international acts are on the schedule.
David Turnley remembered the call he received en route from New York City to Schuylkill County.
“As I was heading to the coal region, a friend of mine called and said, ‘You should go to Shenandoah, Pa., where four of the town’s star sons, all straight-A students and football players, have been charged with killing an undocumented Mexican immigrant,” Turnley recalled. “I thought, ‘Well, I guess I should go to Shenandoah.’ ”
He stayed two years, filming, shooting photographs and documenting the events surrounding the beating death of Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala.
ROCHESTER, NY — Eastman Kodak Co., running short of cash and unable to sell 1,100 digital imaging patents that could have rescued it, filed Wednesday for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The iconic Rochester company, whose history dates to the late 19th century and the technical and marketing genius of founder George Eastman, has been besieged for the past three months by rumors that it would make a bankruptcy filing. Those rumors had intensified in the past two weeks.
“After considering the advantages of Chapter 11 at this time, the board of directors and the entire senior management team unanimously believe that this is a necessary step and the right thing to do for the future of Kodak,” CEO Antonio M. Perez said in announcing the decision.
The second season of a Simon Cowell-free “American Idol” started this week. Cowell ditched the popular talent show last year to launch a U.S. version of his British music competition “The X Factor,” which he vowed would attract 20 million viewers. It fell short, topping out at 12 million. Now there’s word that the new “American Idol” judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, had been joking backstage that they would be “devastated” if they didn’t get 20 million viewers. (They did for the season premiere, but just barely.)
Lopez may be winning the ratings war, but Cowell is winning the war of the wages. The music executive earned $90 million last year thanks to “The X Factor,” which he owns a share of, and his record label, Syco. Lopez earned $25 million. Most of that came from “Idol” but she also has several movies coming out and a new clothing line.
Tom, Katie and Suri were spotted in Wexford, PA over the weekend on a family outing.
One Shot has a targeted release date of February 2013 according to Paramount Pictures. The movie is a murder mystery.
Great article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the filming of Abduction, which opens in theaters today. The movie filmed in Greater Pittsburgh for 51 days and stars Taylor Lautner from Twilight. The movie includes scenes from around Pittsburgh and even Fiddle’s Diner in Brownsville, Fayette County. The Pittsburgh area is becoming an increasingly popular location for Hollywood film makers along with other areas of Pennsylvania.
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One of the most horrific events to ever befall Pennsylvania politics was the suicide of R. Budd Dwyer at a press conference in Harrisburg. The embattled PA Treasurer was facing jail time for supposedly taking a bribe in office. He shot himself and the footage was broadcast live. The media assumed the press conference was to announce his resignation from office. Instead, Dwyer pulled a .357 from a manila envelope, placed the barrel in this mouth and pulled the trigger as cameras rolled.
23 years later, a new film has been made to examine this tragedy. “Honest Man: The Life Of R. Budd Dwyer” is showing at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema today through November 18th. Shows are at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. daily. The film is unrated.
Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg.
Cost: $6 matinee, $7 evenings.
Voice: (717) 909-6566
Film Studio Miramax has closed. 80 people are unemployed and a half dozen movies will probably never be released.
Here is a link to a list of all the films Miramax produced:
James Cameron’s film Avatar has grossed over 1 billion dollars in twenty days and is set to become the second highest grossing film of all time and may possibly even overtake Titanic.