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Hot to Fest #launchsacramento

Sacramento, CA - The 2013 Launch Festival at Cesar Chavez Plaza last weekend was certainly hot, in more ways than one. The multi-day celebration of music, art, fashion and design turnt-up Sac Town to the 3rd degree with mind blowing music and triple digit weekend temperatures.…


Added by Kim Mims on September 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Last LAUNCH #twentytwelve

Sacramento, CA – Anyone lucky enough to attend the Last year’s LAUNCH international fashion show, really got a (run)-way for their money, literally. The swank soiree was held at the Historic Landmark Bank Building located in the heart of downtown Sacramento. 

Built in 1938, the…


Added by Kim Mims on August 30, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Experienced 1st AD needed for a shoot in the Bay area and Sacramento

I am looking for an experienced 1st Assistant Director for a TV pilot. The shooting is going to be in the Bay Area and Sacramento. If interested please email Vince 

Added by Vince Kumar on August 9, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

On set with SHOOTLIFE

I had the chance to get on set and I can’t wait to see what outrages outtakes come from the Shootlife production of Janitors the Movie.

Big Mama’s House in South Sac was the location for my first visit to the Shootlife set and according to crew it was a last minute scramble…


Added by Kim Mims on July 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Meet Make Up Goddess Nicole Chilelli

By CFF correspondent Kim Mims

Nicole won season 3 of Sci Fy channel's "FACE OFF", a show designed to find the hottest aspiring make-up artist in the country. She has since started her own business catering to Hollywood and independent film and TV productions. She does glamour, horror and…


Added by Martin Anaya on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Proudly Saving Cats Since 1993

Proudly Saving Cats Since 1993

By Martin Anaya

Hello friends,


Just a brief note re. The Sacramento Screenwriter’s and our umbrella organization, The California Film Foundation (CFF). Did you know we have offered The American Screenwriting Conference, right here in Sacramento for the past 8 years? This highly successful conference along with other CFF events and festivals has introduced our region to the talents of top screenwriters…


Added by Martin Anaya on July 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Accepting Interns for Callson Manor haunted house this year


If you would like to work in my makeup department for Callson Manor haunt please send me your makeup work photos or better yet a video showing me a bit about you and what you got! I'm looking for people with all ranges of experience so don't be afraid to try. I'm looking for people that have a passion for makeup like I do and people who are creative. Meeting will start in August to prep the haunt will start in October.

I will be opening my own shop in the next few… Continue

Added by Nicole Chilelli on July 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

American Courtesans - a Feature Documentary about Sex Workers is now availble in over 100 million homes...

’American Courtesans’ will be available on-demand this Friday in over 100 million homes across the US and Canada -- including on some of the largest cable systems in the country - Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Brighthouse and iTunes, just to name a few. It will also be available on DVD and BluRay on, amazon, and ebay.  


It's truly one of those pinch me moments. I just got an email saying we will be on iTunes…


Added by Kristen DiAngelo on July 12, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

Experienced DP needed for a TV pilot

Looking for an experienced Cinematographer or DP with a professional high grade camera for shooting a one hour pilot for TV cable channel. The shooting will be in Sacramento and the Bay Area. It is a low budget production with some compensation. Please email me at if interested. 


Added by Vince Kumar on July 7, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Seeking cast for a short film at the end of July (Sacramento and surrounding areas)

Seeking cast for a short film at the end of July (Sacramento and surrounding areas)

Currently seeking actors to audition via youtube for a short film shooting at the end of July.

NON-PAID, but food, credit and possibly a copy to be provided (A copy hasn't been talked about with the creator of the short yet).

The roles are listed below. Please send a head shot and resume and what role you are wanting to read for to… Continue

Added by Josh Mihal on June 25, 2013 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Teen Male for speaking role

Looking for 17+ Caucasian male that can play 14-16. Brown hair preferred. For Capps Crossing. A feature shooting in Sept. 2-3 scenes. Speaking role. Thx.

Submit at


Added by Mike Stahl on June 18, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

What Superman Must do

My Fondest Hope for ‘Man of Steel’

By Martin Anaya


Thinking about the new Man of Steel  film from Warner Brothers and I realize they have a lot on the line. They have put a ton into marketing and it is clear the Studio is pinning a lot on this including a possible Superman, Batman team-up and a future Justice League franchise that could, if played well, rival Disney’s Avengers for Box Office supremacy in future years. A hit could be…


Added by Martin Anaya on June 10, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Casting call (will edit as information becomes available)

Looking for two leads.

Female lead, 20-25, under 5'9, I would say a mousy type.

Male lead, late 50's to early 60's (bill nighy type).

Supporting actor

Needs to be in shape.

Snarky and a bit of an attitude. But I kind want a creepy look.

Mentality if a boss but the position of security guard.

More positions will be added.

Filming at end of July.

More details on roles to come.

Crew is also… Continue

Added by Josh Mihal on June 10, 2013 at 2:56am — No Comments

"American Courtesans" announces distribution...

For those of you who are keeping up with the progress of the Feature Documentary American Courtesans, here is an update including distribution details!

We have been the Official Selection of 10 different film festivals around the world, from Paris to Jakarta, and Rome to Costa Rica... American Courtesans has won awards for "Best Edit", "Best Documentary", "Award of Excellence", and our latest and so very important award... "Audience Choice" for best film, at the San Francisco Sex…


Added by Kristen DiAngelo on May 30, 2013 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Casting for Capps Crossing

We are now casting for Capps Crossing and looking to raise funds so that everyone gets paid. Check out the campaign at

And submit on sfcasting or through our website at http://www,


Added by Mike Stahl on May 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

CFF Meets the Designer for #1 Movie in the World

The Iron Man of Fashion

 by Martin Anaya

A Peek Behind the Suit of the #1

Film in the World (no, not that suit)

Intrepid CFF Correspondent/Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kimberly Mims and I recently…


Added by Martin Anaya on May 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

News from the Front: A Sacramento Film Festival 2013 Blog Post Pt 1


the Sac Film Fest 2013 is in full swing and already there have been too many experiences to put into words. So here's a little report from the field, as it were.Tonight is our Cine Soul program and I'm very excited as there will be several outstanding films in the showcase.



Last night we had the NorCal All Stars…


Added by Martin Anaya on April 25, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Independent Horror Feature "Miserable Marnie & The Shut In" seeks funding for festival entry fees!

"Miserable Marnie & The Shut In" is a tale of a ridiculed teenage girl who seeks violent revenge on her tormentors after a cruel prank breaks her spirit.

Please watch our video at the link above and donate/share the page!

Like us on Facebook!…


Added by Colton David Coate on April 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Importance of Film Festivals...

With as many starving actresses, actors and crew out there, one would think that those looking to work more in the film industry would attend every event that could bring them closer to their goal. However, so many don't understand just how film festivals play into that goal. I am an avid festival goer as I know that it is there that I will find those that I want to work with in the future. By watching others films and networking with those film makers I have been able to access some of the…


Added by Kristen DiAngelo on April 17, 2013 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

48hr schedule update

Cant wait for the 48hr program to be updated ... Who got in!

Added by Dwight Taylor Carter on April 15, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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