CASTING CALL. August 15, 2016

CASTING CALL:
Reality TV casting company, Crybaby Media, is currently casting a new show about women who like to date the Macon Mayhem hockey players.
Do you get giddy when the Mayhem are in town? If so, we would like to hear from you.
Ideally looking for attractive, outspoken women between 21-40 who have dated Mayhem players or want to date Mayhem players. If this is you, please email casting1@crybaby-media.com with the subject heading: MACON MAYHEM
Please include some photos and tell us why you're right for this.

Dancing Stars of Central Georgia. May 7

I am honored to be one of the judges for this year's Dancing Stars of Central Georgia alongside celebrity chef Paula Deen, Paste Magazine's movie editor, Michael Dunaway; and Dancing With the Stars pro, Louie van Amstel.
Event is May 7th.
Get your tickets and join us for a fun night. http://www.dancingstarsofcentralgeorgia.com

Pop-Up Closing Party for "DOWNTOWN" Art Show. April 18

Pop-Up Closing Party for Mike Wills' DOWNTOWN art show. Monday, April 18. 5-7pm at The SoChi Gallery.

This is your last chance to see & purchase a piece of the spectacular collection. His work captures Downtown Macon like nothing we've ever seen before.
The artwork is shipping to Canada on Tuesday.

Come join us for a Slap Shot (signature cocktail) and a send off. The work is coming down at 7pm.

Macon Film Guild & Macon Film Festival present FINDERS KEEPERS documentary. April 19.

For more info, visit http://ow.ly/YEwTJ

Tubman Museum, Middle Georgia State University and Macon Film Festival Host Black History Month Events Focused on Film, Photography

February 17, 2016

For immediate release

Tubman Museum, Middle Georgia State University and Macon Film Festival Host Black History Month Events Focused on Film, Photography

Tubman Museum, Middle Georgia State University and Macon Film Festival are partnering to sponsor Black History Month events, including film screenings and a gallery talk.  For more information, contact Jesse Klein, Middle Georgia State assistant professor of New Media/Film, at jesse.klein@mga.edu or Tubman Museum at (478) 743-8544.
 

Here is the event lineup:

 

Gallery Talk with Jim Alexander

6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22

Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St., Macon

Jim Alexander is an award-winning documentary photographer whose career spans more than 50 years. He has taught photography at a half dozen colleges, including Yale University.  He was photographer-in-residence at Atlanta’s Neighborhood Arts Center and at Clark-Atlanta University. In 1995 Alexander was chosen to inaugurate the city of Atlanta’s “Master Artist” program, and he was inducted into the HistoryMakers video oral history collection in 2006.  His work is in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian Institution.  At this special event, Alexander will share stories about his life and his work photographing the people and events that have guided the course of African American history and the struggle for human rights from the 1960s to the present day.

Admission:

Free for Museum members and Middle Georgia State University students

$5 General Admission

 

Middle Georgia State Student Film Screenings

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23

Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry Street, Macon

The Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts at Middle Georgia State University in partnership with the Tubman Museum is hosting a screening of new student documentary works. As part of a growing collaboration between the University and the Museum, students in New Media classes were encouraged to make video portraits of prominent members of the African American community in the region. These films depict pillars of the community, among them entrepreneurs, activists and artists.

Admission:

Free for Museum members and Middle Georgia State University students

$5 General Admission

 

 

Freedom Summer Film Screening

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24

Middle Georgia State University Macon Campus

College of Arts and Sciences Building

In the summer of 1964, 700 student volunteers joined anti-segregation organizers in Mississippi.  Freedom Summer was marked by sustained violence, including the murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers. 

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), this film highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters – even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.

This free public screening of Freedom Summer will be introduced by Dr. Michele Beverly,  lecturer at Middle Georgia State University. This public screening of Freedom Summer is made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Admission:

Free and open to the public

Macon Film Festival Announces Guest Andrew McCarthy and ‘PRETTY IN PINK’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2016
Contact: Terrell Sandefur, (478) 319-0243; Terrell@TerrellSandefur.com

Macon Film Festival Announces Guest Andrew McCarthy and ‘PRETTY IN PINK’

Macon, GA – Actor and director Andrew McCarthy will be a special guest at the 11th annual Macon Film Festival, which will be held July 21 – 24, 2016. Mr. McCarthy will kickoff the festival with an appearance and special screening of PRETTY IN PINK on Thursday, July 21 at the Douglass Theatre, located at 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

In the film directed by Howard Deutch, Mr. McCarthy portrays Blane, a rich preppy high school senior who falls for Andie (Molly Ringwald) a working-class girl from the wrong side of the tracks and both encounter resistance from their perspective social circles. The special screening will follow a Q&A with Mr. McCarthy that will begin at 6:00pm.

Pretty In Pink has had a life beyond anyone’s imagination. It captured something about being young and searching that resonates through generations,” said Andrew McCarthy.

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 John Hughes film about love and social cliques in American high schools starring Ringwald, McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts and James Spader. The film, written and produced by John Hughes, is commonly referred to as one of the “Brat Pack’ films.  As with other Hughes films, Pretty in Pink featured a soundtrack composed mostly of post-punk, new wave music. The film’s soundtrack has been rated as one of the best in modern cinema and Rolling Stone named it one of “The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time.”

“We are excited to bring Andrew McCarthy and Pretty In Pink to the 2016 Macon Film Festival,” said festival spokesperson, Terrell Sandefur. “We’ve been wanting to bring one of the 80s Brat Pack movies to the film festival for years, and with Pretty In Pink’s 30thanniversary this year, it seemed like the right time.” 

Andrew McCarthy made his professional acting debut at 19 in Class. He has since stared in such iconic movies as St. Elmo's Fire, Less Than Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie's and Mannequin. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including The Family, airing on ABC in March of 2016.

McCarthy is also a highly regarded television director, with Orange is the New Black, and The Blacklist among his many credits.

Simultaneously, Andrew is an award winning travel writer. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler. He has been named Travel Journalist of the Year by The Society of American Travel Writers, and his travel memoir, THE LONGEST WAY HOME, became a New York Times Best Seller. Algonquin will publish his fiction debut, JUST FLY AWAY in the Spring of 2017. He lives in New York.

Macon Film Festival is July 21 – 24. Passes are now available on the festival’s website http://www.maconfilmfestival.com
 

About the Macon Film Festival

Founded in 2005, Macon Film Festival is an annual event held in the heart of historic downtown Macon. Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the organization celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.

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