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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Organizer/Filmmaker Chris Spisak talks about the 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek


C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine met with filmmaker and the organizer of the upcoming "2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek" screening of short films and Trailers, Chris Spisak. Wonderful things are happening in the City of Houston when it comes to film/tv industry. We are in a wonderful time.

"The 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek" is schedule for August 12th, 2010 starting at 7PM in the main Theater of the LandMark River Oaks Theater on West Gray. Four short films will be premiered and screened for the first time including Renee Edd's "Midsummer", Chuck Norfolk's "Bar Room Blitz", Judy Garlow's "Key of D" and Chris Spisak's "The Usual". Each film will be followed by a Q & A hosted by Ahead Shot.


Between some of the films, Mr. Spisak will show movie trailers from films being made right here in the Houston area including trailers from Stacy Davidson's "Sweatshop", Kerry Beyer's "Spirit Camp", Todd Jason Cook's "Zombiefired", Michael Colburn's "The Toy Box", Travis Ammons' "Suicide Notes", Joe Grisaffi's "Dead of Knight", "Open Mic" and "Second Sunday".

Tickets for the 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek are only $7.50 and can be purchased at by (clicking here) This is going to be a huge event and everyone who is anyone is going to be there. Get your tickets before the show is sold out.

There will be an after party immediately after the event at "Marfreless" just around the corner from the Theater.

C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine was able to catch up with Mr. Spisak and he was kind enough to talk to our camera about the Houston Summer Sneak Peek.



Friday, July 23, 2010

The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is Coming in September.



The organizer and co-founder of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, Mr. Hal Wixon, is pleased to present the 10th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival coming up September 17th through September 19th.
This season, the festival will host Celebrity Guest and Super Model, Actress and producer Cheryl Tiegs.


                
Ms. Tiegs will be accepting the Cascading Acheivement Award for her work in both Film and Television.
This festival is one of only a handful of festivals that bring in a lot of people and pumps in a lot of money to the area, in catering, hotel books, rentals and supports a lot of other businesses.
C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine is a proud media sponsor of this festival. The festival has was established in 1999 and has been growing in popularity ever since.

This year the GCFVF will screen the films at the brand new Kemah Holiday Inn in Kemah, Texas. Also, because of construction and the devistating effects of Hurricane Ike the 2009 festival was cancelled. This year you will be able to see the 2009 Winning Films as they screen at the Famous Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, Texas. The 2010 Award presentation will be held at the Nasa Hilton. It is usually very posh and very elegant. The The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival depends on individual, corporate, and foundation donors and sponsors. Gifts to the GCFVF help to fulfill our mission to transform the way people see the world. So, become a donor/sponsor today. It's easy. Get Involved. Sponsors and donors will have the opportunity to learn more about film and connect with film enthusiasts, while supporting a vibrant cultural institution that enriches the Greater Bay Area Community. For more information on becoming a donor or a sponsor, please call 281-333-5804
Be sure to get your tickets to the GCFVF. This is a lot of fun and an excellent way of meeting new filmmakers and getting to know what other filmmakers are doing.  For tickets click here. or For tickets, contact (281)333-5804 between 9am and 5pm Central Standard time.

And, learn more about the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival by visiting their website at:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Moonlite Filmwerks takes over Fire Pig Productions



Houston area Director and Filmmaker Wayne Slaten (pictured above) has announced that he is shutting down Fire Pig Productions. The production company was formed for the 2007 48 Hour Film Project, their first produced project. The production team will now be working under the name of Moonlite Filmwerks. Thier last film "Backroad" was produced by the new name and in association with Gaucho Productions, Martin Delon's film company.


"2010 will serve as a transition year for me," says Wayne, "to take Moonlite Filmwerks forward and hopefully by year’s end, to be in a position to develop and produce projects under Moonlite Filmwerks full- time in 2011."
This is also a transition for Mr. Slaten as he is slowly transitioning from part-time filmmaker to officially become a "paid gun-for-hire". "Any leads or information regarding short film, feature film, music video, television or commercial projects out there would be appreciated," comments Mr. Slaten, "I can offer multiple services from pre-production to post ranging from cinematographer to editor and anywhere in between. Let me know if you or someone else you may know has a need for my skills."
Currently, the filmmaker is in pre-production on a new feature length science fiction film "Patriot Act". Production on this film is scheduled for mid to late Springof 2011. Also, Mr. Slaten and Michael Darling of SBJ (Sweet Baby Jesus Productions) are in development on a horror short film that is scheduled to be screened prior to "Backroad" in October of this year at the First Annual Houston HorrorFest. We will keep you informed on that.  You can learn more about Moonlite Filmwerks by visiting their website at: http://www.moonlitefilmwerks.com/ and you can contact them at moonlitefilmwerks@earthlink.net.


Director Travis Kerschen posts Teaser for "Tantrika"




Houston area Director and Filmmaker Travis Kerschen, Our February 2010 Headline Cover and Interview,  has posted a teaser clip for his new horror/suspense film "Tantrika". The film is about a group of yuppies who get trapped in a house and come to gruesome ends. Casting includes Susan Blair, Jim Lawrence, Jason Sweatt, Liza Garner, Ronda Flannery (our May 2009 LimeLight Actress), Chelsea Aldrich and Sara Gaston (our April 2010 LimeLight Actress).


 
You can see the clip below: "Tantrika"


Comng this year. Look for it in a theater near you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Director Greg Carter Screens "A Gangland Love Story" 07-20-10


Director Greg Carter talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine



Houston Director and Filmmaker Greg Carter (Now in L.A.) premieres and screens his new film "A Gangland Love Story" (formally "Elbows and Vogues") at the River Oaks Theater July 20th, 2010. Greg Carter was in attendance as well as a lot of the cast and crew. The theater was packed.

The film is a Romeo and Juliet story set in a gangster enviroment where two opposing gangs fight each other and love between the families brings about a tragic twist and turn.

Casting includes: A.J. Lamas, Gary Sturgis, Reagan Gomez Preston, Carlos Cervantes, Lew Temple and Junie Hoang. With appearances by Franklin Anderson, Derek Ashford, Omar Garcia, Jeffry Griffin, Jalene Mack, Beny Schwarzt, Brandon Smith and Michael Wayne Thomas.

The film was well-made and entertaining. Behind the camera cinematographer Jon Mayfield, our August 2008 Headline Cover and interview in C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.
You can learn more about this film and see some clips by visiting: http://www.nexus-films.com/

C-47 Houston was at the premiere and we took some picutres you can see some of them at:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2075477&id=1218281768&l=b955cb4034
We also talked to the Director, Greg Carter. We will have that video posted in a couple of days. Look for it and Stay tuned.

© 2010 C-47 Hlouston Entertainment Magazaine
http://www.c47houston.com/

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Director Eric Echevarria Premieres and Screens "Alekhine's Gun" 07-19-10







Houston Director and Fimmaker Eric Echevarria (pictured right) and Executive Producer Kathy Monterrubio (pictured left) premiered and screened the first episode of their made-for-the-internet television series "Alekhine's Gun". In this episode, casting includes Mary Grace Snow, Lawrence McPherson, McKenzi McPherson, Alan Berkowitz, Sylvia Armendaiz, Mariel Atkins, Laurie Monterrubio, Marc Isaacs and Larry Carrell.
Crew includes: Davis Atkins, Jeff Rambin, Frank Carreta,  Leeanne Rambin, Isaac Martinez and Executive producer Kathryn Longdue  Monterrubio.
You can see a clip at: http://vimeo.com/12639829  or you can learn more about the film at: http://www.alekhinesgun.com/

And, C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine was there to support our Houston filmmaker. You can see the pictures at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2075379&id=1218281768&l=6da9011324

We also talked with Director Eric Evhevarria. We will have the video posted in a couple of days. In all,  the episode was well made.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Houston Actor Seneca Ramirez passes away.


Houston actor Seneca Ramirez has passed away. He was in such Houston films as "Blood N' Destiny", "Up & Down", "Bleep Love", "Through the Valley", "The Bourbon Effect", The Bong Connection", "The Enemy Inside" and many more. Funeral services tomorrow, Saturday July 17th, from 10am at the Pat H. Foley Funeral home. (1200 West 34th St., Houston, TX 77018) Seneca was 31 years old. He will be greatly missed.


Seneca Ramirez - November9, 1978 - July 11, 2010



The 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek.



C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine met with filmmaker and the organizer of the upcoming "2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek" screening of short films and Trailers, Chris Spisak. Wonderful things are happening in the City of Houston when it comes to this film/tv industry.

"The 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek" is schedule for August 12th, 2010 next month, in the main Theater of the LandMark River Oaks Theater on West Gray. Four short films will be premiered and screened for the first time including Renee Edd's "Midsummer", Chuck Norfolk's "Bar Room Blitz", Judy Garlow's "Key of D" and Chris Spisak's "The Usual".  Each film will be followed by a Q & A hosted by Ahead Shot.
  

Between some of the films, Mr. Spisak will show movie trailers from films being make in the Houston area including trailers from Stacy Davidson's "Sweatshop", Kerry Beyer's "Spirit Camp", Todd Jason Cook's "Zombiefired", Michael Colburn's "The Toy Box",  Travis Ammons' "Suicide Notes", Joe Grisaffi's "Dead of Knight", "Open Mic" and "Second Sunday".

Tickets for the 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek are only $7.50 and can be purchased at by (clicking here) This is going to be a huge event and everyone who is anyone is going to be there. Get your tickets before the show is sold out.

There will be an after party immediately after the event at "Marfreles" just around the corner from the Theater. C-47 Houston will be there to support our filmmakers and we hope that you will show up and get involved.


Also, Congratulations to Actor Thomas White. He has been selected to Guest host as "Gage Maverik" at the "Texas United Southern States Pageant, July 24 and 25th at the Crowne Plaza-North Houston, Houston, Texas.  For more information vistit: http://www.misstexaspageant.info/ 



For more  information about Thomas White (aka: Gage Maverik and the Gage Maverik Roadshow) Visit: http://www.thegagemaverikroadshow.com/

New Stuff on the Calendar




There is new stuff on the calendar for the month of July,  including The Our Image Monthly Series Short Night Short Films, BooTowns "Storytime 28", Greg Carter's Houston premiere of "A Gangland Love Story" and a lot more visit: http://www.c47houston.com/DailySchedule.htm  for the calendar. The Calendar is updated daily.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Spring & North Houston Film Group Screeening of "The Promise"


C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine went to the Spring and North Houston Film Group screening of their 48 Hour Film Project film "The Promise". A lot a filmmakers from all over Houston showed up and it was a packed room of people there to support this group, some familiar faces and some there for the first time., including me. Pictures coming up later tonight....07-15-10

C-47 Houston meets with Producer/Actress Kelly Burns


C-47 Houston met with Producer and Actress Ms. Kelly Burns Smith. She is doing quite a bit in the Houston scene and you can see her in our September 2010 issue of C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine. Ms. Smith is a down to earth person and if you see her, be sure to ask for an autograph.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

TODAY: Screening of "Haynesville: A Nation's Hunt for Energy"


TODAY:  Director/Filmmaker Gregory Kallenberg is pleased to screen his award-winning documentary film "Haynesville: A Nation's Hunt for Energy" starting at  6PM and 9PM both Thusday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th at the Alamo Drafthouse-West Oaks Mall (2700 Highway 6 South, Houston Texas 77082) Director Gregory Kallenberg will be in attendance to answer your questions. For more information aobut the film visit: http://www.haynesvillemovie.com/

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The July 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Shawn Welling



This is the July 2010 issue of C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine with our Headline cover interview Filmmaker and Director Shawn Welling. Our LimeLight Actess for July is Karina Junker.









Director and Filmmaker Shawn Welling talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.


Last year Mr. Welling talks to C-47 Houston about "The Messenger: 360 Days of Bolivar"



Our July 2010 LimeLight Actress Karina Junker talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.


The June 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Errol Wilks



This is the Cover for our June 2010 issue of C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine with our Headline Cover interview Producer and Filmmaker Errol Wilks. Our LimeLight actress is Shelley Boozer.








Producer and Filmmaker Errol Wilks talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.



Our June 2010 LimeLight Actress Shelley Boozer talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.


The May 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Ed "Edcrophilia" Walden



This is the Cover for our May 2010 Headline Cover Interview with Internet Horror Blog radio host Ed. "Edcrophila" Walden. Our LimeLight actress for May was Jessica Sauer.









Producer Ed "Edcrophilia" Walden talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.



Our May 2010 LimeLight Actress Jessica Sauer talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.


The April 2010 issue of C-47 Houston with Corey Frank Shields




This is the April 2010 Headline Cover interview with Director and Filmmaker Corey Frank Shields. Our LimeLight actress was Sara Gaston.








Director Corey Frank Shields Talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.




Our April 201 LimeLight Actress Sara Gaston talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.

The March 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Todd Jason Cook




Our March 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine's Headline Cover interview was Horror Filmmaker and Director Todd Jason Cook. Our LimeLight Actress for March was the talented Charlotte Biggs.







Filmmaker and Director Todd Jason Cook talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.


 


Our March 2010 LimeLight actress Charlotte Biggs talk to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine

The February 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Travis Kerschen




This is the February 2010 cover for C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine. In this issue our Headline interview cover is Filmmaker and Director Travis Kerschen. Our February LimeLight actor is Hessed Honstein.








Travis Kerschen talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.

 

Our February 2010 LimeLight actress Ms. Hessed Honstien talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.



The January 2010 Issue of C-47 Houston with Travis Ammons








This is the January 2010 Cover Issue of C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine. In this Issue our Headline Cover interview is Filmmaker and Director Travis Ammons.





Travis Ammons talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine about "Suicide Notes"

 



Our January 2010 LimeLight Actress Sarah Wyckoff talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine.