NB Film Co-op/WIFT-AT Copyright Session Attracts over 40 in Attendance
Christene Hirschfeld, partner with BOYNECLARKE LLP, wowed a packed house in Fredericton, NB recently with a workshop session explaining how changes to Canada’s copyright laws affect film and television producers. Attendees were then treated to complimentary refreshments in a cocktail mixer networking reception.
Christene lives in Queensland, Nova Scotia. Her practice focuses on business, entertainment and intellectual property law. She is often invited to speak on entertainment law and intellectual property, as well as matters relating to business related issues including financing, privacy and other topics. Christene is regularly included in a number of publications as one of the best lawyers in Canada in the entertainment, intellectual property and information technology fields, and she has been given Distinguished Attorney Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
She is a founding member of Women in Film and Television – Atlantic, a member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Speakers Bureau, an Associate of the Law & Technology Institute, an Affiliate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Past Chair of the Nova Scotia Chapter of Canadian Women in Communication, Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Intellectual Property subsection, a past director of the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (now Digital Nova Scotia) and a former lecturer at Dalhousie University Law School.
Christene and BOYNECLARKE LLP are sponsors and supporters of the NB Film Co-op.
2013 Silver Wave Film Festival Programme and Website Unveiling!
NB Film Co-op Marks SWFF 13th Anniversary in Celebration of New Brunswick Filmmakers
Time: Friday, October 18 · 12:00pm ‐ 2:00pm
Location: 732 Charlotte Street, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Upstairs Auditorium, Fredericton, NB
The 2013 NB Silver Wave Film Festival will celebrate and commemorate this year with a special Silver Wave design created by SWFF Marketing and Publicity Co-Lead Bunthivy Nou. The design will be featured on the festival programme cover, passes, and website.
Silver Wave annually spotlights the province’s rich film talent and cultural legacy in film. The festival draws its inspiration from New Brunswick’s extraordinary and diverse collection of films created by filmmakers from every age group and walk of life and is designed to engage fans of all ages in the art of cinema.
A significant element of the festival includes the NB Shorts, which are the centerpiece of the event and draw large crowds. Laid out around that focus is a visual feast of local and international shorts and documentaries with several carefully chosen features highlighted in key programming slots.
“Silver Wave is always a proud moment for all of us who’ve had the privilege of volunteering on the festival annually,” said Tony Merzetti, NB Film Co-op ED and Silver Wave Co-organizer. “This year’s festival is designed to bring back longtime movie lovers and fans, and to engage new audiences with our programming line-up.”
Please join the NB Film Co‐op organizers as they launch the Festival programme and website for Silver Wave 2013. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and support film in NB. Mix and mingle with filmmakers, actors, the media, the public, sponsors and the festival organizers. Complimentary food and Picaroon’s will be provided.
An exciting highlight to the event is the announcement of the winner for the Picaroon’s ‘Films on Tap’ Contest! The prize for this great contest is $500!
Contact: Cat LeBlanc, membership services
The Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award
Formerly known as the Members Give Back Award, the NB Film Co-op proudly announces the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2013 in honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. This message will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.
Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award ($1880.00 value)
(for first or second time Filmmakers)
• $200 in workshops/training from the NBFC (2014)
• $600 cash from The LeBlanc Family and generous donations
• $1000 in equipment and post services from NBFC
• $80 (full membership for two years) from the NBFC
• Workshopping of winning screenplay
Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative & the LeBlanc Family
Eligibility is open to all New Brunswick first and second time filmmakers.
Submit a 4-8 page drama or comedy script by October 15th, 2013 to email@example.com
The winner will be announced at the 2013 Silver Wave Film Festival Awards.
The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative is a registered charity with a charity number as well as a non-profit and you will receive a charitable tax receipt by snail mail when you donate. Please consider donating to this very worthwhile filmmaker award.
LA Based Filmmaker Shoots in Province
Award winning film director Cayman Grant has completed principal photography on her latest movie Butterflies, some of which was filmed in her native village, St. Martins, along with other New Brunswick locales. The narrative short was written with Saint John actors Gavin Downes and Marley Caddell in mind after Gavin and Cayman met at a local Interaction Children’s Theatre workshop.
Butterflies is an uplifting tale about two teens embracing life to the fullest despite living in the shadow of cancer. The principal photography happened between September 12th and 15th, utilizing the area’s stunning geography as the story’s back drop.
Although Grant is no stranger to the area, this was the first time she filmed a story around her childhood home. Based out of Los Angeles, she has assembled a team of both Canadian (many introduced by Cat and the NB Film Co-op) and US film makers to make her vision come to life.
Special thanks to the crew: Cale Finot (Cinematographer), Kim Russell (Co-Producer, Art director), Scott Parejo (Co-producer), Derek Riedle (Producer), Wayne White (Sound), Nathan Savage (Prod design), Megan Kervin (Costume), Pierre Cormier (Grip), Sarah Campbell (Grip), Gretchen Kelbaugh (Script Supervisor), Chris Giles (1st AC), Mark Lavin (Grip), Brad Godwin (Grip), and Apryll Aileen (PR & Social Media).
Documentary to Screen Nationally
The documentary The Boy Who was Bullied which was produced by Hemmings House Pictures and co-directed and written by NB Film Co-op/WIFT-AT member Christine McLean has been selected for national broadcast on CBC. It screened on Saturday, October 5.
2013 48 Hour Film Competition Coming Soon!
Frederictonians and NBers! Next month is the 6th annual 48 Hour Film Competition (October 18-20).
Please link the event and spread the word to all interested film parties. You don’t have to live in Fredericton to compete. You just have to be here to pick up your inspiration package and drop off your film. Please help spread the word and let’s make this the biggest, most bad ass 48 Hour yet.
New Brunswick – Joy Award
Deadline: October 18, 2013
The Joy Awards, besides being recognition of merit, help emerging filmmakers finish projects which reflect their own creative vision without compromise. These projects help establish their reputation and credibility and provide important networking and contact opportunities as they build ongoing careers in the field.
“Participation and collective initiatives by both industry and community organizations within the media arts scene is vital in Atlantic Canada,” says Will Roberts, the Joy Awards Coordinator. “Having The PostMan Studio on board adds a critical element to the NB Joy Award and demonstrates the liveliness of the sector in NB. The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative’s increased commitment reflects their go-to attitude and conviction that there is exceptional creative talent worth investing in.”
The Linda Joy Media Arts Society was established in memory of filmmaker and artist Linda Joy Busby, who died in 1984 after struggling with cancer. The Joy Awards have encouraged and supported the best emerging media arts talent of the Atlantic region for twenty-four years. These Awards provide material and funding to emerging filmmakers, media artists, and scriptwriters.
Recent New Brunswick Joy Awards have gone to New Brunswick filmmakers Pierre Huard, Britany Sparrow, Lex Gigeroff, Joel Thompson, Tim Rayne, Linda Rae Dornan, Chris Giles, and Glendon McKinney.
The entire New Brunswick Joy Award for 2013 ($33,000 total) includes:
• $5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative
• $1,000 in cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative
• $7,500 in post services from The PostMan (Moncton)
• $1,500 in film stock from Kodak Canada Inc. (Filmmakers cannot receive the film stock if they are not shooting on film)
• $10,000 in equipment resources from Equifilm (Moncton)
• $7,500 in post services from CinemaTick and Insurmountable Sounds (Fredericton)
Packages must be emailed to Cat at the Film Co-op: firstname.lastname@example.org (submissions will only be accepted by email).
To apply to the Joy Awards in Halifax, go to: http://www.lindajoy.com/
Cat LeBlanc has been membership services director at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative for 17 years and is co-organizer of the annual Silver Wave Film Festival. She also does production management/catering and music for independent shorts for her volunteer work.