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Monday, June 16, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
BookShorts, the seminal producer / distributor of media inspired by books, is excited to announce Moving Stories Film Festival, a 90-minute curated program of short films celebrating the written word. The films are being selected by Festival Founder Judith Keenan and Programmer Paul Quarrington in consultation with prestigious Film Advisors, and have been submitted by artists around the world. From September to December 2008, Moving Stories will screen at public events hosted by film and literature festivals across North America.
A preview of Moving Stories will take place in the BookShorts Lounge at BookExpo Canada on Sunday, June 15 at 2:00pm. The event will include authors and directors whose work is represented in the program. Programmers from host venues will be in attendance. Moving Stories will announce the final selection of films in July 2008.
For more information about the Preview event, contact Sherry Naylor at Meisner de Groot & Associates, email@example.com (416) 368-8253.
To submit films before the Film Submission deadline July 10 -- http://www.movingstoriesfilmfest.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
www.bookshorts.com -- We felt just like the movie stars! Ya ya I know, without the magic of hair and make-up its not even close. But still pretty interesting to be the *subject* of coverage rather than the usual role *producing* coverage. We're back to being shooters at the duo of BookExpo gigs - New York then Toronto -- check out the BookShorts video programs at http://www.bookshorts.com/bookexpo - the next "star" could be you!
New York May 31 - June 3, 2007 / Toronto June 9 - June 11 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
I love it when an excuse presents itself to say -- thanks again! -- to our talented authors, filmmakers, and publishers who support BookShorts, this time in conjunction with the Globe and Mail "Critic's Choice" clip by Henrietta Walmark in the weekly TV Guide section today. Let's make writers on screen the next TV craze, eh!
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Host Paul Quarrington On The Film Set in Adapting Books to Screen
Viewers Are Invited to InsideToronto.com To Win Books and More!
Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30pm marks the premiere of BookShorts’ Moving Stories, an insightful new television series exploring the art of filmmaking on Rogers Television and launched in partnership with InsideToronto.com. The 8-episode series is hosted by Award-winning multi-talented artist of film, television, books and music Paul Quarrington, who leads viewers behind the scenes of two different BookShort films each episode, revealing tricks and tips of particular interest to film buffs and to those who aspire to make films, all in keeping with the theme of the books that are the source of inspiration for each of the films. Episodes are broadcast weekly beginning May 1 on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30pm; Wednesdays at 4:30pm.
Just some of the book to films adaptations include Douglas Coupland’s JPod; Craig Davidson’s The Fighter; the original BookShort Susan Swan’s What Casanova Told Me and animated films for Mireille Silcoff’s Archetypes, and i-ROBOT Poetry by Jason Christie, a sci-fi comedic treat. The series also features segments on composing music for soundtracks, finding story in the video editing suite; the creative impact of exotic foreign film locations; and making movies for mobile. Each week, viewers who participate in the online games have the opportunity to win the books featured in Moving Stories. For more on this exciting interactive dimension, visit www.insidetoronto.com.
Moving Stories is a co-production of BookShorts Literacy Program and Rogers Television sponsored by Toronto Community News. Produced in Association with Canadian Heritage, Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corp., CHUM Access Media Group, Movieola-The Short Film Channel and our filmmakers, authors, and publishing partners. Producer, Judith Keenan; Director, Bert Kish; Host/Story Editor, Paul Quarrington; Editors, Chris Perez, Kerry Biskupski; Broadcast Titles & Design, Crush; Camera , Allyson Reid; Interactive, Irene Duma.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
www.bookshorts.com -- If you can't get out of the country, you can still travel the world! ARMCHAIR JOURNEYS are in focus on Moving Stories TV; airing on BookTelevision Thursday, February 22, 8pm.
Our BookShorts TV series, Moving Stories, explores the process of filmmaking and adapting the printed word for a multi-media universe. The episode tonight focuses on the impact of film location, with directors of the dramatic short “What Casanova Told Me” by Susan Swan revealing the magic of re-creating 18th century Venice in downtown Toronto. In the doc “Confessions of a Pilgrim” Sue Kenney is transformed by her trek on the Camino, which she shot entirely on location in Spain.
Award-winning host Paul Quarrington is the host of Moving Stories. For more, visit Moving Stories Website – http://www.movingstories.tv or check your local listings.