Thursday, November 26, 2009

Theatre IV seeking crew for A Christmas Carol Theatre IV is currently seeking crew members for their upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. All positions require heavy lifting/pushing/moving of scenery. Anyone interested should contact Ginnie Willard, Production Manager, at Please review the technical rehearsal and performance schedules below, and include your availability in your email inquiry. All positions paid.

A Christmas Carol Tech Schedule:

Friday 11/27 6:00-10:00pm Dry Tech Crew Call: 6:00pm

Saturday 11/28 10:00am-3:00pm Tech Act I Crew Call: 9:00am 4:30-9:30pm Tech Act II Crew Call: 4:00pm Sunday 11/29 1:00-5:00pm Tech Run Crew Call: 12:00pm6:30-11:00pm 1st Dress (7:30 Go) Crew Call: 6:30pm Monday 11/30 OFFTuesday 12/1 6:00-11:00pm 2nd Dress/Photo Call Crew Call: 6:00pm Wednesday 12/2 6:00-11:00pm 3rd Dress Crew Call: 6:00pm Thursday 12/3 6:00-11:00pm Final Dress Crew Call: 6:00pm Friday 12/4 10:30am Preview Performance Crew Call: 9:30am7:00pm Opening Night Crew Call: 6:00pm

PLEASE REFER TO THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR ALL PERFORMANCE DATES AFTER DECEMBER 4. CALL FOR ALL PERFORMANCES IS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO CURTAIN. A Christmas Carol Performance ScheduleWeek 1Friday 10:30 AM December 4, 2009Friday 7:00 PM December 4, 2009Saturday 2:00 PM December 5, 2009Saturday 7:00 PM December 5, 2009Sunday 2:00 PM December 6, 2009Week 2Wednesday 10:30 AM December 9, 2009Thursday 10:30 AM December 10, 2009Friday 10:30 AM December 11, 2009Friday 7:00 PM December 11, 2009Saturday 10:00 AM December 12, 2009 Saturday 3:00 PM December 12, 2009 Sunday 2:00 PM December 13, 2009 Week 3 Wednesday 10:30 AM December 16, 2009Thursday 10:30 AM December 17, 2009 Friday 10:30 AM December 18, 2009 Friday 7:00 PM December 18, 2009Saturday 10:00 AM December 19, 2009Saturday 3:00 PM December 19, 2009Sunday 2:00 PM December 20, 2009

Have You Gotten Your Fix??


Starring Olivia Wilde (TV’s “House”), Tao Ruspoli, Shawn Andrews (“Dazed & Confused”), Megalyn Echikunwoke (TV’s “Raising the Bar”, “24”) and Dedee Pfeiffer. Racing across Los Angeles in one, unwieldy day, documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo must race from Beverly Hills to Watts -- and places in between -- in order to get Milo’s brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years. A story inspired by true events, the trio documents their trip from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills, East LA chopshops, rural wastelands, and housing projects in Watts as they attempt to raise the $5,000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic.

Along the way they encounter dozens of colorful characters, each with their own anomalous perspective on Leo’s larger-than-life personality and style, and each with their own excuse for why they cannot help out. In the end, it may take the desperate irony of a drug deal to get the necessary funds to send Leo to rehab.“A bold new style and talent” -Oliver StoneDirected by Tao Ruspoli Written by Tao Ruspoli, Jeremy Fels Produced by Nat Dinga Photographed by Christopher Gallo ,Tao Ruspoli Music by Dead Prez , Ima Robot, Simon Dawes, Beautiful Girls, Nico Stai

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Project Resolution

Project Resolution returns Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Firehouse Theatre! The show starts at 7:00 p.m.Project Resolution, presented by Yellow House, is the only place for filmmakers to show their work and get feedback from their audience. It's FREE to screen your work and FREE to attend the show.The prompt this month is: MANNEQUIN.

All filmmakers should bring their work to the Firehouse Theatre by 6:30 p.m. the night of the show to get their work into the lineup. We're first come, first serve and we do fill up! There's no prescreening or submission fee to any films we play. That's right, it's all FREE! We accept miniDV, DVD, and VHS.Project ResolutionSunday, November 29, 2009Firehouse Theatre1609 W. Broad Street

Virginia Asian Chamber Of Commerce

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce seeks models at the upcoming Asian Chamber Gala - Weds Dec 2 at the Jefferson Hotel - Please visit

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce seeks 3 to 5 international (amateur/or professional) lady models from different international countries / international background to be “Greeters” at the upcoming Asian Chamber Gala.

This is a volunteer / community service to help raise money for Student Scholarship – However, in return, we will promote you/your modeling agency in return by listing you/your firm’s name of company or logo/your photo in the Program Souvenir Book to be distributed to guests and will post your photo on the screen at the Gala.

WEDS DEC 2, 2009
5-10 PM
Please visit

They will work with photographers (Paparazzi) to help guide our guests (mostly bankers- political officials- business community- university leaders ) going through the Red Carpet into the Hotel then into the Silent Auction Room (under the Rotunda).

If interested, or if you have any questions about this modeling request, please reply to this message or email Ms. Tran at – VACC Tel: 804 798-3975

Thank you for your interest or prompt referral.

Contact My Lan Tran
Executive Director
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Tel: (804) 798-3975; Email:

Movie Review: Precious Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

The opening titles illustrates the perspective of Precious and her literacy level with the misspellings of the film's title and production company names. It's an interesting opening for the film as we see the streets of Harlem in 1987 where Precious' story begins.

Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, the film Precious is about a sixteen year old girl who has been held back in the ninth grade and is pregnant with her second child. She is brought to the principal's office and is offered to attend an alternative school to help her since public school hasn't really made much of a difference for her. Precious is pregnant with her second child by her father and her first child was also concieved by her father, resulting in the child having a mental and physically challenging disabilty.

When Precious arrives home to her mother Mary and tells her of the news, her mother immediately feels threatened that social services may intervene and stop her welfare checks from coming. She beats Precious and verbally bashes her. This abnormal behavior is quite normal for Mary and an everyday occurence. Mary constantly takes out all of her anger and frustration on sixteen year old Precious each and every day as well as force feeds her to eat meals which result in Precious becoming morbidly obese.

The film has stunning performances and the character of Mary played by Mo'Nique is the most extraordinary performance to date by the actress. Lee Daniels has cast Mo'Nique a second time in a very remarkable film. His first film with her was the unforgettable Shadowboxer, in which coincidentally her character's name was also Precious. The movie definitely worth renting. This film will make you cry, make you laugh, and make you cry again. It's a movie that certainly touches your heart whether you empathize or simply sympathize. A+++ all around!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Poster for Precious

Lee Daniels’s PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn’t know the meaning of “alternative,” but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.

In Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard, and winner of three awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introducing Gabourey Sidibe.
Lionsgate in association with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry present A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production of PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE, directed by Lee Daniels from a screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spies in Crinoline

Spies in Crinoline Movie to be shown at Tally Ho in Leesburg on Sunday, Oct. 25at 7:00 p.m.

After three years in production, the feature length movie Spies in Crinoline premiered to a full-house on Sunday, September 20th at the Cinema Arts Theatrein the Fair City Mall, in Fairfax, VA. This dramatic equivalent of creativenon-fiction is based on Karla Vernon’s carefully researched novel, The Spy inCrinoline. Depicting the Civil War activities of two Fairfax natives, AntoniaFord and Laura Ratcliffe, the film employs theatrical techniques to tell ahistorically accurate story.

“My 2006 novel provides the jumping off point for an expanded story thatincludes never told before information about Joseph Willard and the adventuresof Confederate spy Laura Ratcliffe,” comments Vernon, who also authored thescreen play. “Not only historically sound, but also entertaining, Spies inCrinoline weaves extensive dramatization throughout.” According to director Bert Morgan, whose films The Battle of First Manassas(2004) and The Battle of Chantilly (2006) won international awards for BLMProductions, “The scenes and narrative presentations in Spies depictespionage, political intrigue, imprisonment, love, marriage, and death.

We created scenes that are authentic in period dress, furnishings, sounds, andmannerisms. Rich details of 19th-century everyday life are built into thedramatic sequences of the film.” Learn more about Spies in Crinoline at by entering the movie titlein the search field. To view the trailer, click on the trailer arrow. Thenext showing is in Leesburg, Va. at the Tally Ho Theater on Oct. 25th at 7:00p.m. Tickets cost $5. A DVD of the film and copies of Vernon’s novel will beon sale in the lobby after the show.