It all starts with the script.You can put the best technicians and actors in the world on a project, but if the screenplay - the story - isn't there, it will flounder. Few know this better than noted script evaluator and screenwriting instructor Peter J. Fox.
Peter has assessed and evaluated over 1000 scripts for top studios like Universal, TriStar, and Paramount. And has worked on projects such as Good Will Hunting, Air Force One, Mallrats and The Mask of Zorro. He knows what scripts will sell (and will make a good movie). And now Peter will instruct South Carolina writers on how to make that happen, at the South Carolina Film Commission's SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP on November 1.
The workshop is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required. Register here.
“All For Liberty” screens at Terrace Theater - Veteran’s Day, Nov.11 - 7:00 pm
The screening is a fundraiser to support the work of US Vet Corps Resources who serve veterans in the Lowcountry and the film’s production company, Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina, both non-profits, as part of events in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Visit www.lowcountrywarriorconnection.org to see film trailer.
The screening will be followed by a silent auction of unique movie props and military collectables!
Tickets: Gen. admission: $20 and all military & youth age 12 +: $12
To reserve tickets, call 843.696.2761.
The Terrace Theater: 1956 Maybank Highway, James Island
(TIX on sale at theater at 6:00 pm)
**** [four stars] Post & Courier newspaper
\"…realistic action....beautifully filmed … this excellent film has something for everyone.\"
Hugh Harrington, film critic,
The Journal of American Revolution
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Published August 6, 2014
CBS spent nearly $18 million in South Carolina last year filming the Lowcountry-based television series Reckless, according to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Charleston was home to the show’s pilot, which was filmed in February and March 2013, and first season, which was filmed from July through December. In that time, more than 860 jobs were created, including 90 temporary positions for police, firefighters and extras, the department said.
The show’s cast and crew purchased goods and services at more than 835 suppliers and generated 17,300 lodging nights in the Charleston area, according to the department.
Reckless, the legal drama starring Cam Gigandet and Anna Wood along with Michael Gladis, Georgina Haig, Gregory Harrison, Shawn Hatosy and Kim Wayans, currently airs at 10 p.m. Sundays on CBS.
TV cameras were also rolling north of Charleston recently.
Golf Channel filmed Big Break Myrtle Beach in June at Pawleys Plantation on Pawleys Island and at Barefoot Resort’sDye, Fazio and Love golf courses.
The workshop is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required. REGISTER HERE.
With over 40 years of experience, Doug is one of the most respected names in the camera/cinematography industry, with credits that include What's Eating Gilbert Grape; Girl, Interrupted; and Presumed Innocent.
Filmed in several cities here in the Lowcountry, the production required the skills of professional crew and talent, local to the area.
Graphic artists, drivers, wardrobe, make-up and hair stylists, locations and logistical personnel plus many others were hired and can be found on the "Reckless" page on IMDB.
The series even has a signature drink, "Reckless on the Rocks". Have fun and be responsible!
By The Numbers (source: Post and Courier, June 29, 2014)
- $6.5 million - Wages paid to South Carolina residents during filming
- $9.7 million - Purchases made from South Carolina vendors
- 16,000 - Lodging nights by cast and crew in South Carolina
- 90 - South Carolina residents hired for a six-month period
- 1,275 - Single-day South Carolina hires (actors, extras, police, fire department, medics, etc.)
The CFA says "thank you" to those who made this show possible and congratulations!
Written by Abigail Darlington
Photography by Brad Nettles
Until recently, Litton Entertainment has mostly kept its operations in Charleston behind the scenes. The television production company has been based in Mount Pleasant for the past decade, quietly guiding its network of filmmakers, writers and editors in Boston, New York and Burbank, Calif.
Now, Dave "Buddy" Morgan, founder and chief executive officer of Litton, has announced that the company is doubling the size of its film production operations, which will bring a major portion of production to the Charleston area. That means it will develop new sound stages and hundreds, if not thousands, of job opportunities for filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals in the Charleston area over the next five years.
Litton already has begun remodeling the former studio ABC used to film "Army Wives" on Dorchester Road in North Charleston. In September, the company will begin filming "Ivy League Farmer," Litton's first movie production in the studio.
Editor Phil Linson (The Indian Runner, Tombstone, Brainscan) will give key insight on film and video editing with a one-day Editing Workshop on February 22nd, sponsored by the South Carolina Film Commission. The seminar will focus on the creative decision-making and aesthetics of post-production and how to best craft cinematic stories.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Limited spaces are available and a registration is required. Register here.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Trident Technical College, The College Center, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920, N. Charleston, SC 29406
Come learn about all the film happenings in and around Beaufort to include the latest plans for the upcoming film festival. Silent Auction items will include some unique movie memorabilia and lots of odds and ends from generous local
Originally printed at http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/Mobile-App--Seeks-to-Attract-Hollywood-Film-Buffs-272216851.html
By Monique Williams, August 21, 2014
Columbia, S.C, (WOLO) -- The South Carolina Film Commission unveils a new mobile filmography app to attract movie executives and also the average movie buff.
More than 100 feature films and 70+ TV movies, series, and pilots have been produced in South Carolina. Now, a new smart phone app lists all those projects shot in the Palmetto State during the past 100 years, with the hope of adding more box office hits to the state's resume.
"The iconic scene [in Forrest Gump] was shot on a bench in Savannah in five days, but the majority was shot in South Carolina," said Tom Clark with the SC Film Commission. "Who knew?"