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Corporate Spotlight October 2014

CFVA Corporate Spotlight


Below Are the 2 Corporate Members in the Spotlight this month!

Hamilton Casting


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Hamilton Casting

In the summer of 1997 Hamilton Casting opened its doors in Denver CO. Started by Annie Hamilton who ran Hamilton Casting in Los Angeles, one of the top 5 commercial casting companies in L.A.

Hamilton Casting is a full service casting company serving the state of Colorado and surrounding areas as well as able to cast “on location” according to needs of said shoot. “I had worked so much in New York and Los Angeles for so many years I just wanted to move to a nice state and continue my work, the best place I could think of was Colorful Colorado.” said Annie Hamilton in a 2003 interview.

Hamilton Casting casts commercials, films, industrial videos, webisodes , live events, print campaigns, testimonials and more. “When I first opened I knew I would need to move into theatrical casting as well , an area I had some experience with but I knew I needed some help, so I partnered with Brian McCulley who was already at that time developing talent at his studio in Colorado both for the local and Los Angeles markets. Brian helped so many clients realize their dreams as film actors and his client's were already working on studio films and network TV show's he was the clear choice.” Annie stated.

The Frame

The Frame


In 2009, Jamin Winans made a splash with the locally-produced feature Ink. His next film is called The Frame, and the SIE Filmcenter is hosting a sneak peek in Denver on October 17th. Tickets can be found here.

Below is the trailer

State of the State October 20th

State of the State 10-20-2014

Colorado Film Industry Leaders and Members to Convene at

CFVA’s State of the State Summit Meeting on Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) today announced the State of the State Summit Meeting that will gather together Colorado’s visual media leaders to discuss the Colorado film industry.   The meeting has been scheduled at the Sie FilmCenter at 2510 East Colfax Avenue, at 6:00pm.  Patrick Hackett, CFVA board member will moderate an industry leading panel who will be speaking at the event including:


Donald ZuckermanDonald Zuckerman: Film Commissioner, Colorado Office of Television, Film & Media






Sheila Ivy TraisterSheila Ivy Traister:  Actor / Writer / Director

Sheila is the SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local President and is an award-winning actress with over 30+ years in Film, Television, Theater, Broadcast, Animation and Voice-Over work. Her depth of experience behind the camera as a director, writer, script consultant and coach gives her a unique perspective on professionalism within the industry.




Starz Denver Film Festival - Patron Package

All Colorado Film Industry members are invited to join the Denver Film Society at the Sie Film Center for a Patron Party. Drop by and check out the amazing Patron package discounts DFS is offering to CO Industry professionals. This is the best way to participate in the Starz Denver Film Festival and shouldn’t be missed. Please RSVP to and we’ll see you there.



SDFF Preview Party Invitation

Indie Comic October 2014

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Don't get caught in situations like these - hire a professional - Colorado Production Guide

Indie Comic Oct 2014

Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo

AVX Expo


Our industry is always changing. Always evolving. What was cutting edge and innovative a year ago is obsolete today. Technology changes the way we do business at an alarming rate. The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX 2014) will open its doors in Denver on October 29-30 at the Crowne Plaza DIA. AVX 2014 will feature manufacturers, workshops and speakers with a focus on how to stay ahead of the curve, featuring emerging technologies and systems that make it possible for producers, distributors and end users to stay on the forefront, whether on Television, Mobile, Digital Signage, The Internet or Social Media.
Why The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX)?

AVX is the convergence of two great shows, (NAB and InfoComm), creating an event where manufacturers meet directly with the decision makers in IT, film, AV, video, broadcast, sound, animation, computer imaging and editing, as well as presentation and attendees get one on one access to some of the industry’s leading experts. One great show, four local sponsors (Burst Communications, Ford Audio-Video, 5280 Digital, and Peak Media Inc.) working together to get you the maximum results for your time and effort! AVX will feature 150 manufacturer exhibits, workshops and speakers showing how to keep moving forward with the cutting edge technology and relevant information. Additionally, AVX, now is in its second year since changing the focus and the name of the show from VidExpo, is a truly unique and one-of-a-kind opportunity! You won't want to miss it!

You can register at

Quentin Tarantino set to shoot "Hateful Eight" in Colorado

By Lisa Kennedy and Aldo Svaldi
The Denver Post

As originally posted 9/26/2014 Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino (Jacques Brinon, Associated Press file photo)

The state has blessed a $5 million incentive package to help bring production of writer-director Quentin Tarantino's eighth feature film to southwestern Colorado in December.

The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday morning, allowing the state to beat out rival locales Utah and Wyoming for filming.

Minutes after approval, state film commissioner Donald Zuckerman signed the necessary contracts so production spending could move forward in the state.

Budgeted at $44 million, Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" would be the most significant production undertaken in the state since the 1969 classic "True Grit" was shot here.

Colorado Filmmakers - Deals on Patron Packages

"Colorado filmmakers! Keep in mind that, as a member of the film industry, you can claim *half off* any of the Patron Packages for the Starz Denver International Film Festival. Contact Alison Greenberg at for accreditation."

Local films in Fort Collins are ready for the spotlight

(Photo: Courtesy of NoCoast Artists )

as originally posted on 'The Coloradoan' by Stacy Nick Sept 10th 2014

Small film festivals and locally produced movies like "Whensday" — and its soon-to-be shot follow-up — show that Fort Collins is ready for its closeup, say local filmmakers.

The landscape of film in Fort Collins is definitely changing, according to filmmaker and Fort Collins Horror Film Festival co-organizer Andrew Schneider.

A member of the Fort Collins film production company NoCoast Artists, Schneider knows a little something about making movies on the cheap. NoCoast's debut feature film "Whensday" was made for $3,000 using local actors and community members and locations on loan from surrounding businesses.

Thanks to the availability of lower-cost, higher-quality film-making equipment, filmmakers don't need to be tied to New York and Los Angeles to create their masterpieces, Schneider said, adding: "Now they can load up their pickup truck with all the tools they need to make their fully produced film."

Businesses and sponsors are beginning to sign on to projects like "Whensday" because they realize that it benefits them to be associated with these projects, Schneider said. But it wasn't easy.

"We had to knock on a lot of doors to generate that kind of excitement," he said.

Up next for NoCoast is a post-apocalyptic Western musical, which Schneider is careful to point out is not a musical with Western-style music but a Western film with music.

While the script is still being penned, the "Whensday" follow-up looks at Fort Collins' future after fracking.