Starting on February 4th—to celebrate 300 episodes of the Winchester boys and all their demon-hunting adventures—TNT is hosting a three-day fan-favorite marathon of Supernatural. Fans can join in on the conversation using #SPN300. Also: Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters wins big at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, Continue Short Film Initiative extended deadline details and Gehenna & Hinnom Books Kickstarter details.
TNT's Supernatural Fan-Favorite Marathon Details: "To celebrate the 300th episode of the hit series, Supernatural, TNT has curated the top 25 fan-favorite episodes, which will air February 4 – 7th.
In the series, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it.
Have a classic Supernatural episode in mind that you can’t miss? Let us know which Supernatural episode is your favorite using #SPN300.
Below is the episode rundown.
Monday, February 4, 2019
10 am – Various & Sundry Villains
11 am – Devil’s Bargain
12 pm – Scoobynatural
1 pm – Tall Tales
2 pm – Mystery Spot
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2 am – Sex and Violence
3 am – Monster at the End of This Book
4 am – Good God, Y’all
5 am – Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
10 am – Exile on Main Street
11 am – Two and a Half Men
12 pm – You Can’t Handle the Truth
1 pm – Family Matters
2 pm – Clap Your Hands if you Believe
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
10 am – Hello, Cruel World
11 am – Defending Your Life
12 pm – Slash Fiction
1 pm – The Mentalists
2 pm – What’s up, Tiger Mommy?
3 pm – Remember the Titans
4 pm – The Great Escapists
Thursday, February 7, 2019
10 am – Clip Show
11 am – Sacrifice
12 pm – The Things we left Behind
1 pm – Inside Man."
Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters: Press Release: "Tea Time Productions is thrilled to announce its short film, Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters has been named Best Short Thriller at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The festival is set to open on February 12th at the Regal Stadium Cinemas/LA Live and run through February 22nd. It is slated to screen on Friday, February 15th. Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters stars Traci Lords and is the directorial debut of Chris Roe. The film premiered this past fall at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain garnering notice from the international genre community.
A Tale of Two Sisters is set in the year 1949. Lords play an aging Hollywood star mourning the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Presented in stunning black and white with timeless orchestration, the short also stars Bruce Davison, Ros Gentle, Michael Broderick, and Monte Markham. A Tale of Two Sisters was produced and directed by Chris Roe and is a Tea Time Production. The film is dedicated to Roe’s good friend and client, the late George Romero. Of trivia note, much of the production was shot in the former home of director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and The Old Dark House).
“Chris Roe has given audiences a dark, eloquent tale which for all its brevity, plunges us into a world that remains a potent memory long after the credits roll. Shot with elegance by Alex Wysocki and enriched by a score by Jonathan Hartman which has a classic feel, Mr. Roe’s ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ is made with a welcome love of style and subtlety," commented Clive Barker (director and writer of Hellraiser).
“If Val Lewton were still making films, he’d surely seek Chris Roe out,” stated John Harrison (director of Tales From the Darkside: The Movie & Book of Blood).
Darren Bousman (director of Saw II-IV) added, "Stylish and confident, original and utterly unique. Chris Roe is someone to keep your eye on. Noir never looked so good."
Brainwaves’ own Steve Barton declared, “this is a must-see for any genre fan looking to recapture that classic chilling magic of days gone by.”
Continue Short Film Initiative Extends Deadline to Submit Short and Long Form Scripts: "Overwhelming Response Leads to Extended Deadline for Continue Short Film Initiative.
Deadline to submit short and long form scripts to Continue Short Film Initiative extended to 5 pm AEDT February 8th, 2019.
Up to $10,000 funding for emerging filmmakers with a feature film or TV series concepts to create a short film through the Continue Short Film Initiative.
A chance meeting with Jason Blum-inspired Producers at Continuance Pictures to adopt a radical new film funding model Continuance Pictures partnered with Inner Voice Artists with a common goal to share and promote diverse creators, talent and stories.
Busan International Film Festival was in full swing when producers at Continuance Pictures talk with Jason Blum lead to a new film fund initiative. After discussing their plans for their newly minted production company, producers Tristan Barr and David Gim were inspired by Blum’s frank and thoughtful advice about shooting with low budgets and testing content with short films.
The Continuance Pictures team visited Korea wanting to find out more about the Southeast film industry and market. “We discovered there were more opportunities and funds available in Korea, more than most people would expect.”
Barr and Gim believe production and distribution companies from Australia looking to target the bigger markets in both the US and Asia would have better luck working in conjunction with smaller successful markets.
Continuance Pictures launched the “Continue” short film initiative in January, offering emerging talent the opportunity to prove themselves on the world stage. With an aim to inspire innovation and harness the potential of the current media landscape, the new studio will foster a creative culture in which bold choices are rewarded.
With such an amazing response from talented filmmakers around the world, Continuance Pictures is extending the deadline for their short film program by one week. Many writers have been polishing their stories and writing short form scripts to suit their feature projects. The extended deadline gives applicants the chance to hand in their best work and gives filmmakers who have only just learned about the initiative the opportunity to submit.
“As a filmmaker, there is nothing worse than receiving a “rejection letter” and not understanding why. Through this process, the team at Continuance Pictures are attempting to provide feedback to applicants to build working relationships and ongoing opportunities for the future.”
The short film initiative assists in the creation of acclaimed short films and their submission to film festivals around the world. These short films can then be used as a proof of concept, convincing larger studios and investors of the potential of related feature-length films, television series, and franchises.
Adds Barr, “As I have learned with Watch the Sunset, momentum is such an integral part of the process of surviving in this business. We will be capitalizing on festival screenings with meetings in the marketplace with the already developed feature script of the project.”
Watch the Sunset was an 83 minute, one-shot, low-budget feature film that Barr wrote and directed and was highly-regarded at festivals and was named one of the top 5 films of the year by Cinema Australia. Barr says “Creating low budget short films empowers creatives by giving them creative control and the chance to prove themselves on the world stage.”
Isolation, an upcoming Continuance Pictures production is their way of making their acquaintance with the Korean film market. Some of the biggest distribution and production companies in South Korea, including CJ Entertainment and Showbox have been introduced to the high concept horror, which is written and directed by Barr.
Continuance Pictures is a global project, with connections in Asia and Australia, they jumped at the opportunity to partner with Inner Voice Artists led by Ina Petersen, who previously worked at CAA and Sierra Infinity. Last year Petersen launched Inner Voice Artists, a Los Angeles-based international management and production company.
Continuance Pictures plans to support local and international creators through their short film production initiative. The purpose of the ‘Continue’ Short Film Initiative is to create acclaimed short films that can be used as a proof of concept for feature-length productions and franchises.
The initiative allows larger studios to grasp the potential of a project and the creators. Writers, directors, and producers can submit their projects via the Continuance Pictures website.
“Continuance Pictures are strong supporters of diversity in the media, and this is reflected in our selection process,” explains Gim. Each submission is reviewed and judged based on a range of criteria, including diversity, creativity, originality, and budget considerations.
Continuance Pictures are looking to offer qualified, high-concept proposals up to $10,000 to spend on the production’s budget. Writers, directors, and producers who have bold and innovative ideas are invited to submit their scripts to the Continue Short Film Initiative via the Continuance Pictures website before 5 pm AEDT on February 8th, 2019.
Gehenna & Hinnom Books 2019 Kickstarter Details: "Welcome to Gehenna & Hinnom Books.
Since our inception in 2017, Gehenna & Hinnom has become one of the fastest-growing, most ambitious indie publishers in the genre of Speculative Fiction, particularly Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror. Our company’s goals have always remained the same: to help authors find a platform for their incredible work; and, to provide readers with the highest quality of Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror written today. Due to our intensive growth these past two years, we are undertaking this Kickstarter for 2 key reasons:
To meet the costs required to produce every publication on our 2019 docket.
To become a professional paying market. This will allow us to compensate our authors at professional rates, thus paying our authors what they deserve.
We have many wonderful projects slated for 2019. This includes our novelette series, Tales From Gehenna, which will feature several very talented authors in the Weird community. We also have 3 chapbooks, all with distinctive themes, and 4 issues of our staple publication, Hinnom Magazine. Hinnom Magazine has grown exponentially and developed a wonderful following, even being named as a possible successor to Weird Tales by The Miskatonic Review.
Our most ambitious projects for 2019 are the debut collections of authors Pete Rawlik and S. L. Edwards. Rawlik's Strange Company and Others will be a showcase of the veteran author's knack for pulp and Weird Fiction, and Edwards' Whiskey and Other Unusual Ghosts will showcase the young writer's unrivaled talent as a new voice in Dark Fiction.
We would be remiss if we failed to mention the support and contributions of a tremendous network of supporting authors and publishers to this Kickstarter, many of which come in the form of unique and exceedingly rare rewards for our backers. On that topic, more about this Kickstarter’s rewards . . .
We have carefully crafted a list of wonderful rewards for our backers, encompassing everything from a year’s worth of digital and print publications from Gehenna & Hinnom, to signed copies of T.E. Grau’s I Am the River and The Secret of Ventriloquism signed by Jon Padgett, to artwork from some of the biggest names in horror cover illustration today.
All told, this Gehenna & Hinnom Kickstarter is truly monstrous in scale, encompassing a total of 15 published works, and 18 if our funding goals are met in stride."
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