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The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) serves Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development and livelihood.

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HOLIDAY PARTY - GIFT TREE GRAB BAG

At this year's CFVA Holiday Party, we will be hosting a Gift Tree Grab Bag. For $20, you may choose an ornament off the tree that will correspond to a gift that has been graciously donated by friends in our community.

 

Final Draft has generously offered two (2) licenses of Final Draft 9. The industry standard in screenwriting software is a fantastic gift for the writer in your life. We thank Final Draft immensely for their contribution to the CFVA.

 

 

Here's a peek at some of the other wonderful gifts that will be on the tree:

 

Series Fest - VIP Festival Pass (2)

Matthew Morris Salon –  Gift Certificates (3)

BW Make-up - Skin Analysis, Makeup Lesson and Makeover - Gift Certificate

Benjy Dobrin Studios - 1 Month of Acting Workshops

Ashley Luvs Beauty - Blowdry package (good for 4)

Nathalia Faribault   - Women's Golf Birdie Belt

Denver Film Society - Batman Movie Poster (the Penguin)

Denver Film Society - Executive Producer Membership

EOB Designd - Bracelet with movie quote

Denver Zoo - Tickets to Zoo Lights (4)

Pactimo - Road Cycling Kit (jersey and bib shorts)

Hooligan Nation Productions Gift Card

Skytheory - Cyc Wall 1/2 day rental

Decibel Garden   Audio post services  - Gift Card

Sheila Ivy Traister - 1.5 private acting or writing coaching session (2)

Applejack Wine & Spirits - Gift Card  

Sony WiFi Bluray Player


CFVA HOLIDAY PARTY

The 2015 CFVA Holiday Party is here! 

 

Tuesday, December 8th 6P-9P

@ Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Please join us and the CO film/video community in the Merchantile Room for appetizers and cocktails to celebrate another wonderful year.

Event is free for members
Non Members: $25 (price includes food and one drink ticket)

 This year we're offering a "Gift Tree Grab Bag" for those who want to participate; cost is $20. You will choose an ornament and win a prize associated with that ornament. Check the website daily to see what gifts you could get! 
 

We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

 

 

 

 

CFVA 2015 State of the State

CFVA 2015 State of the State

October 14th @ 7P

Sie FilmCenter

 

Join your Colorado colleagues in our annual State of the State event!

You will not only learn where we are and where we are going, but you will also thave the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion on how industry professionals are successfully living and working in Colorado.

Reception with light refreshments follows the Panel Discussion. 

Hope to see you there!
 
If you cannot make the event, please tune into the livestream.....

Producing for the Media Marketplace

Producing for the Media Marketplace
The right tools, the right guidance -- your stories

Colorado is filled with people who want to make movies, TV shows, and web series. They have stories they love and know others will love them, too -- but they don't know how to move forward.

It's never been a better time to embrace your inner producer. 

Producing for the Media Marketplace is a one-of-a-kind, intensive 6-week class that will provide the step-by-step guidance to make your media production a reality. This is a specialized mentorship opportunity directed at developing your story into a project that will be competitive in the marketplace. Each week we'll cover a new business aspect in detail and then apply it to your project. We'll work together until you walk out the door with a production book ready for execution -- and you feel like a producer!  

Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 2015, 1 - 4 PM
Eloise May Library, 4172 S. Parker Rd., Denver
Taught by: Art Thomas, Trai Cartwright
Fee: $575

Capped at 8 filmmakers - 5 slots left.
Pay and Register Here:  www.cosfic.com/ClassesAndEvents.htm

 

 

 

 

Engaged Media comes to West Works Studios - CSU Deptartment of Communciation Studies - WED. SEPT 9th !!!

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Comcast Media Center
4100 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial, Colo.

Schedule of Events
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Guided tour of the Comcast Media Center (limited attendance)
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Reception and Engaged Media program
RSVP by Sept. 7

"What is the role of media in the contemporary world?"

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gather with fellow alumni, friends, and department faculty for a reception and short program in the state-of-the-art WestWorks Studio at the Comcast Media Center. Guest speakers include Jim Janicek ('84), Dr. Scott Diffrient, and Dr. Ann Gill (M.A., '76), dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The evening will be emceed by Brian Hunt ('06), comedian and radio host at 93.7 The Rock.
Join us before the reception for an insider's tour of the Comcast Media Center, from which an unbelievable volume of TV content originates via cutting-edge technologies. You'll get a glimpse of TV in the making like you've never seen before. The tour ends as our evening reception begins inside the WestWorks Studio.

Register for the tour and reception by Sept. 7
Please include the names of any guests you register. Thank you.
Special thanks to Comcast Wholesale and WestWorks Studios for hosting this event.

 

Engaged Media comes to West Works Studios - CSU Deptartment of Communciation Studies - WED. SEPT 9th !!!

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Comcast Media Center
4100 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial, Colo.

Schedule of Events
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Guided tour of the Comcast Media Center (limited attendance)
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Reception and Engaged Media program
RSVP by Sept. 7

"What is the role of media in the contemporary world?"

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gather with fellow alumni, friends, and department faculty for a reception and short program in the state-of-the-art WestWorks Studio at the Comcast Media Center. Guest speakers include Jim Janicek ('84), Dr. Scott Diffrient, and Dr. Ann Gill (M.A., '76), dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The evening will be emceed by Brian Hunt ('06), comedian and radio host at 93.7 The Rock.
Join us before the reception for an insider's tour of the Comcast Media Center, from which an unbelievable volume of TV content originates via cutting-edge technologies. You'll get a glimpse of TV in the making like you've never seen before. The tour ends as our evening reception begins inside the WestWorks Studio.

Register for the tour and reception by Sept. 7
Please include the names of any guests you register. Thank you.
Special thanks to Comcast Wholesale and WestWorks Studios for hosting this event.

 

The Rider & The Wolf Highlights Missing Mountain Biker

Grit & Thistle Film recently released a feature documentary shot in Colorado. The Rider & The Wolf tells the story of mountain bike pioneer Mike Rust, the hall of fame cyclist who disappeared without a trace in Colorado in 2009. www.riderandwolfmovie.com

"We've been seeing a great amount of interest in the film, not just from cyclists, but from people interested in mysteries of the American West," says Nathan Ward who directed and DP'd the film. "People want to know what happened to Mike the Bike." 

The doc premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm and will also be screening at the Denver Film Festival and the Crested Butte Film Festival. The film has been covered by nearly every cycling/adventure magazine in North America including Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Bike, Adventure Cyclist and Colorado Public Radio. 

The Schmoozer is returning, Tuesday, August 25

The Schmoozer is back! Tuesday, August 25 from 6pm-8pm in Henderson 's Lounge at the Sie FilmCenter.



   


Photo's courtesy of James Dimagiba

 

New to the Schmoozer, each event will be co-hosted with a "Guest Organization".  This month we will kick-off with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Be our guest and join the CFVA for a fun, networking evening. Meet members from each group and chat about our shared professional belief..."it all begins on the page!"  Drink specials and a raffle for all Schmoozer attendees. 

FREE Parking in the garage, enter from Columbine Street in the rear of the complex.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Events:

State of the State - Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter

Denver Film Festival - Wednesday, Nov 4 - Sunday, Nov. 15

  • Filmmaker Focus Series at the Denver Film Festival - Date & Time TBD
  • Colorado Awards Brunch at the Denver Film Festival - Date & Time TBD

Filmmaker Focus - How It Works: An Inside Look at TV’s One-Hour Drama

Filmmaker Focus - How It Works: An Inside Look at TV’s One-Hour Drama
300 minutes

Saturday, August 22, 10 AM -3 PM

Writer Sibyl Gardner in person

(panel includes a boxed lunch)

Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer.

Sibyl Gardner 

From her first day as a college intern on “Good Morning, America,” Sibyl was hooked on television. After several years working in production (at fledgling MTV and the New York cable TV scene), she moved to Los Angeles to write. Comedy, drama, episodic, movies… she’s made a living at it for more than twenty years now. Her produced TV credits include: Law & Order, Diagnosis Murder, Judging Amy, Profiler, Any Day Now, Joan of Arcadia, Saving Grace, Hawthorne and Nashville. She’s also got a shelf full of (as yet) unproduced screenplays and television pilots.  Concerned about the welfare of Hollywood writers, she volunteered as a strike captain for the Writers Guild of America during the strike of 2007, has served as a diversity script judge, a script arbitrator and worked on the WGA Foreign Employers Task Force, in addition to teaching screen and TV writing whenever possible. 

Janicek Media is expanding and looking for a strong Adobe Creative Cloud Editor (Bi-lingual candidate is best but will consider others)

We're looking for a part time editor who can fit into our production schedule for our Xfinity Latino interactive program we produce and deliver weekly to 22 million homes nationwide.   Our productions are expanding on several new platforms.  

Please contact: jim@janicekmedia.com

The ideal Editor candidate will:

Have 5+ years experience in either broadcast programming or promotion editing and story telling.

Have strong demo reel, indepth skills with Adobe AE, PR, PS and MacOsX platforms.

Be available on a set production schedule with our team in our custom edit bays at the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, CO.  Typical 9am start for 25+ hrs per week. 

Will function as a contracted idependent for the term of the project. (which is on going for several years)

Enjoy working with our team under pressure to deliver the production every week on time. 

Be a good problem solver when late changes and technical errors happen.

Report directly to two highly experienced Show Producers.