Friday, February 15, 2008

E-incubator Entertainment Newsletter

The History Channel Latin America is looking for a marketing coordinator--Spanish fluent, 2 years min. TV experience (cable preferred). Good place for advancement for someone with 5 years or so out of school.

If you know of any possible candidates, please let me know ASAP.

Rosemary Ravinal


Mobile: 305-776-8589


Top Mexican and Latin Movie Production company seeking GM of Production & Distribution and/or Consultant


Work closely with President on strategic development of Spanish language movie production operation.

Business plan development & execution as well as maintain budget operations in tandem with CEO/Head Accounting.

Head up business development for revenue streams including DVD, internet & syndication for all territories (US and abroad).

Facilitate contract management & operation oversight.

Work closely with Head of Marketing & Productions.

New business development and revenue generating responsibilities.

Review & make recommendations to President for all commissioned works, originals & co-productions.


US Latin American and/or Mexican movie market & DVD experience a must

Business MBA preferred


Contract experience preferred

Top Industry Contacts

For more information, or to send a resume please email us @



For the 5th


held on

Friday, May 2nd – 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 3rd – 4:00 & 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 4th – 4:00 PM

Project Includes:

Press / Production / Technical Support

Stipend ($500. per choreographer)

At the EXCELLO Dance Space

8700 SW 129th Terrace (map)

Now in its fifth year, this event produced by Karen Peterson and Dancers, will showcase innovative work by

local and national choreographers

For more information and application call Karen Peterson

at 305-298-5879 or email: kpdance

Deadline for application and DVD 4/1/2008




















2900 W. Sample Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

*While we will do our best to see everyone, we can only guarantee the first 500 people in line will be seen. Please do not line up more than 3 hours before the start time.

If you are unable to make the open call, go to to find out how to apply.



The Laughing Gas Comedy Improv Theatre Company will be having open auditions on Wednesday, February 20th, and Wednesday, February 27th, at Peaches School of Dance, 2018 NE 155th Street, in North Miami Beach. Audition time is 9:00 PM. We are looking for actors and actresses at least 18 years old who have training in improvisational acting.
This is a paying gig, but the money is nominal, basically gas money (away shows for corporate clients pay much more, of course). But you will have a chance to develop characters and hone your comedic abilities in front of a live audience every week. The show basically molds itself to fit the cast. If the actors like to write sketches, we will add sketch material to the show. If they want to write comedic musical numbers, we will add musical numbers to the show. If they prefer improvising, the show is all improvised.
Laughing Gas has had a regular migration of talent to Los Angeles and New York over the years, so we always need new actors in the pipeline. If you are accepted at the audition, you will be trained in the specific show formats we do (and all training from that point on is free of charge).
If you are interested in improv but want more classes before auditioning, we offer regular entry level workshops on Thursday nights at 8 PM at Peaches. Cost is $15 per session.
Laughing Gas, founded in 1992, is Miami's oldest established improv troupe. We perform on Friday and Saturday evenings at 11 PM at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main Street, in Miami Lakes.
To schedule your audition, just respond to this e-mail. You can also reach us through our voicemail at 305-461-1161
Gerald Owens
Director, Laughing Gas Comedy Improv Theatre Co.


Miami Light Project Presents
A Mad Cat Theatre Company Production of
Some Girl(s)
a Florida premiere play by Neil LaBute.
February 15th till March 15th 2008
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
The Light Box, 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137.
General Admission is $25;
Students are $10 with valid I.D. on Thursday and Saturday matinees.
Cash or Check only. Call (305) 576-6377 for reservations and info.

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side-so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms, as he flies across the country in search of an answer. Is he marrying the right woman, or has he left her somewhere behind?

Special Opening Night Celebration - Friday February 15, 2008

Celebrate the opening of Some Girl(s) with complimentary food, alcohol, music and meet and greet with the cast with your purchase of a $40 Opening Night Ticket to the show. Event begins at 7:00 p.m. Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets over the phone for the Opening Night ONLY call Miami Light at 305.576.4350. For all other reservations or for more information contact Mad Cat Theatre Company at 305.576.6377 or visit them online at or


This Weekend's Shows

4 Great Shows Over 2 Nights

Friday, February 15

Saturday, February 16

9:00 pm and 11:00 pm

Just The Funny Theater & Training Center
3119 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
For Directions: CLICK HERE

$10 for 9:00 pm

$5 for 11:00 pm

$12 for both 9:00 and 11:00 pm
To Purchase Tickets Online: CLICK HERE




15 FRI 8:30pm: “Top Ten 2007”:

Miami Premiere! The best of international cinema 2007

Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul/Thailand/2007)

INDIEWIRE: “Best Film of the Year 2007”. . ."Syndromes and a Century"

It must sound insufferably pretentious and difficult to the uninitiated: we see two doctors,

a man and a woman, meet in a rural hospital and then go about their daily lives; halfway

through the film, we watch their initial meeting again, except the setting has changed to

something modern, sleek, and urban. Scenes, images, and characters from the first half

of the film continue to recur in its second half, more as echoes than mirror images.

"Syndromes and a Century," like Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul's last film,

"Tropical Malady," is a half-told love story twice told. But if it sounds like a movie only

a critic could love, it plays like something entirely different -- funny, light on its feet, and

delicately human. More a journey for the heart and the senses than a puzzle for the head,

"Syndromes" demands that we let go of our need for everything in a movie to make sense

and surrender ourselves to its sublime, mysterious beauty. In return, this strange and

astonishing art work offers nothing less than the most joyful, rapturous moviegoing

experience of the year.”

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Venice, New York, Toronto, London, Vancouver,

Chicago, and Tokyo Film Festivals.

Help free the Thai Cinema! Syndromes and a Century was CENSORED by the

Thai Government, so it can not play in its home country. Please help filmmakers in

Thailand by signing the petition HERE concerning the unjust treatment they have received.

For more information visit the director’s MYSPACE page, and read his statement below:

“I, a filmmaker, treat my works as my own sons or my daughters. When I conceived them,

they have their own lives to live. I don't mind if people are fond of them, or despise them,

as long as I created them with my best intentions and efforts. If these offspring of mine

cannot live in their own country for whatever reasons, let them be free. Since there are

other places that warmly welcome them as who they are, there is no reason to mutilate

them from the fear of the system, or from greed. Otherwise there is no reason for one to

continue making art.”—Apichatpong Weerasethakul

16 & 17 SAT & SUN MBC Filmmaking Workshops!




With instructor Harriette Yahr

16 SAT 11am-2pm:

Screenwriting Workshop #1 - "The Basics Part 1"

This workshop is a basic introduction to the art and craft of screenwriting. It consists of

lecture material as well as “hands-on” writing assignments. Topics covered include story

structure, character, tone, dialog, theme, genre, and the nuts and bolts of industry standard

script formatting. We will touch briefly on the business of screenwriting and how to register

and copyright your script, and touch on the steps involved in moving your script into production.

Appropriate for fiction and documentary writers working in film, video, and television.

$65 (or $125 for both Part I & II) (includes limited materials)

($50 or $100 for MBC Members)

16 SAT 3pm-6pm:

Screenwriting Workshop #2- "The Basics Part 2"

This is a continuation of the Workshop #1. Topics include further discussion of character,

dialog, description, proper script format, and new topics such as exposition and screenplay

treatments. "Hands-on" writing assignments combine with lecture material. Additionally, we

will analyze an award-winning short film to understand what makes a good script work. In that

analysis, you will get a brief introduction to cinematic techniques—as they relate to story and

to your writing. We will discuss the business of screenwriting and the steps involved in moving

your script into production in more depth, as well as discuss the avenues of film festivals,

markets and screenplay competitions. Prerequisite: Workshop #1, basic screenwriting

knowledge, or confidence to jump right in.

$65 (or $125 for both Part I & II) (includes limited materials)

($50 or $100 for MBC Members)

17 SUN MBC Filmmaking Workshop!



With instructor Harriette Yahr

11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm:

SO YOU WANNA BE A DIRECTOR? The Basics of Filmmaking 1, 2, 3.

Have a video camera? Want to know how to use it? This course will start off by

analyzing an award-winning short to see what the components of a successful film

are from a director’s standpoint. This is not a screenwriting workshop, but a practical

hands-on filmmaking workshop. You will learn how to breakdown a script to choose

your “coverage” i.e. the shots that will make up your final film. You will learn about

aesthetic choices, and get to know your own style. The basics of Production Design,

Cinematography, Location, Wardrobe, and other elements that show up in your film—

and separate the successful from the also-ran—will be touched upon. This class is made

up of Lecture and Hands-on individual and group exercises.

Highly Recommended: video camera.

$125 per person (includes limited materials), or $100 MBC Members.

16 SAT 8:30pm:

An African American Film Masterpiece for Black History Month:

Miami Premiere!

Killer Of Sheep (Charles Burnett/1977/released 2007)

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s

through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb

from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Killer of Sheep was shot on

location in Watts in a series of weekends on a budget of less than $10,000. Finished

in 1977 and shown sporadically, its reputation grew and grew until it won a prize at

the 1981 Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, it was declared it a national

treasure as one of the first fifty on the National Film Registry and the National Society

of Film Critics selected it as one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time. However,

due to the expense of the music rights, the film was never shown theatrically or made

available on video. It has only been seen on poor quality 16mm prints at few and far

between museum and festival showings. Now, thirty years after its debut, it has been

brilliantly restored. Milestone's premiere of the restored Killer of Sheep was at the

2007 Berlinale Film Festival and its first USA theatrical release began this year.

WINNER: Berlin International Film Festival Forum of New Cinema & FIPRESCI

Special Award New York Film Critics Circle 2007

"What the Italian neorealists accomplished in the years after World War II...

Burnett— a one-man African-American New Wave—achieved with [Killer of Sheep]:

he gave a culture, a people, a nation new images of themselves."


"Way ahead of its time 30 years ago, and just as stunning today, Killer of Sheep

is one of those marvels of original moviemaking that keeps hope of artistic

independence alive" --ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


Award winning, provocative documentaries in Spanish,

produced with Spanish support...once a month at MBC!

Presented by MAHOU, and PRAGDA Barcelona/New York,

with support from the Embassy of Spain, the Spain Foreign Cultural Corporation,

the International Documentary Association, and Tapas y Tintos restaurant.

The Miracle Of Candeal (El milagro de Candeal)

(Fernando Trueba/Spain/2005)

Candeal is a marginal area in the heart of Salvador, the capital of Bahia and home

of Grammy award winning musician Carlinhos Brown. The film is a stunning parable

of how a notorious slum transformed itself into a model community through the power

of music, pushed along by Brown’s commitment to the local youth.

Every DOCUSPAIN film will be followed by an afterparty at Tapas y Tintos,

featuring LIVE Flamenco, complimentary tapas and MAHOU beer for filmgoers!

Tigertail Productions presents
Diana Szeinblum & Company
in the Florida Premiere of ALASKA
February 15 & 16, Friday & Saturday, at 8:30pm
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach
Tickets: $50 VIP best seats & priority entrance, $25 General, $20 Student/Senior

"... impressive craft and imagination." The New York Times

Read an interview with Diana Szeinblum in this week's Miami Herald

and a review of ALASKA from last week's performances in New York in danceviewtimes.

Obsessive, athletic, raw, sexy, mysterious dance theater, brimming with dark humor, the latest work from award-winning Pina Bausch-trained Buenos Aires, Argentine choreographer Diana Szeinblum combines a custom-tailored language of expressive movement with a pulsing live score and stark theatrical staging. In ALASKA, two women and two men come together and fall apart in angular pairings and ménages simultaneously pan-erotic, veering towards violent and coolly held-back. Clothes are pulled off and put back on again (the evening contains brief nudity) as bodies rebel against the ordinariness and underlying loneliness of everyday life. ALASKA speaks of "that place that we all know, but where no one has ever been" – an Alaska of the mind.

Buy tickets to ALASKA now
or by phone 305 545 8546

Post-concert discussion on both nights

Go to the Tigertail web site for more information, including video excerpts


WHO: South Florida Harp Trio

WHAT: “Serenade for a Belated Valentine” Romantic Music for a Sunday Afternoon

WHERE: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – 100 North Palmway, in downtown Lake Worth (northeast corner of Lucerne & North Palmway)

WHEN: Sunday, February 17th at 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Info: $20 for adults, $10 for students under 18; ticket includes Valentine-themed reception following the concert. Call (561) 582-6609 or email for tickets and information.

CONTACT: Margot Emery,


On Sunday, February 17th at 4 pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in
downtown Lake Worth will present the South Florida Harp Trio in a
program entitled “Serenade for a Belated Valentine: Romantic Music
for a Sunday Afternoon”. The trio will perform repertoire from the
folk and classical traditions. Selections will include the works of
Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Salzedo, Rameau, and Johann Strauss. Also on the
program are arrangements of beloved favorites from folk traditions such
as “Greensleeves” and “Simple Gifts”, as well as popular
favorites by Scott Joplin and Ernesto Lecuona. The concert will be
followed by a Valentine-themed reception with the artists. Tickets for
the concert and reception are priced at $20 for adults, $10 for
students under 18. For tickets and information call 561-582-6609 or
email St. Andrew’s Church is located at 100
North Palmway in downtown Lake Worth, on the northeast corner of
Lucerne Avenue and North Palmway.


And to wrap up back on films, one of the alltime classics,
is the next film as part of the monthly film and discussion series, Cinema Verite. Following the film a discussion will be held on the Paradiso Patio. As part of their monthly film and discussion series, Cinema Verite presents Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca."

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

Following the film a discussion will be held on the Paradiso Patio.
Monday, February 18 7:00 PM


WHO: St. Benedict's Episcopal Church Presents

WHAT: HOWARD GREENBLATT, Flamenco & Classical Guitarist

WHERE: St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, 7801 NW 5th Street, Plantation FL 33324

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: $10 for Adults; $5 for Children

For tickets and information contact the church at (954) 473-6578 or email

For photo of HOWARD GREENBLATT click here

Contact: Andrew Reid at the church: (954) 473-6578

every Friday
starting Feb 22: 8pm-midnight

at SUYU Galleries
12399 West Dixie Hwy.
North Miami
info: 305 751-0501

press contact:
mo morgen

Meredith Lasher

The Women’s Theatre Project

phone: 954.462.2334

The Women’s Theatre Project presents
The Southeastern Premiere of Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West

The Women’s Theatre Project begins 2008 with the Southeastern Premiere production of Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West. A quartet of black women, who span four generations, make up this heartwarming dramatic comedy. The four, plus a white friend of the youngest, come together to celebrate the matriarch's ninetieth birthday. It's a wild party; one that is a lovable lunatic glance at the exhilarating challenge of growing old amidst the exasperating trials of growing up.


Watch a brief online commercial about the production at . The Women’s Theatre Project is the only theatre in South Florida utilizing the technology of viral internet marketing, courtesy of Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing.


Jar The Floor marks TWTP’s 13th main stage production and previews February 21st with performances February 22 through March 16, 2008. On Friday, February 22nd, an exclusive opening weekend after-party held with the cast and crew at the loft of TWTP Producer, Meredith Lasher. Advance reservations are required for this limited access event. Please contact the box office for details.

Performances are on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8PM - Sunday at 2PM. A special 2PM Saturday matinee will be held on March 15. Reservations are strongly recommended, as the venue seats only 45. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students. Special group rates are available. Call (954) 462-2334 for tickets and reservations. The box office is cash or check only.

Performances at Sixth Star Studios located at 505 NW 1st Avenue - conveniently located 1 block west of Andrews Avenue at NW 5th Street in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.


Chopin for All series of free concerts presents pianist Stanislaw Drzewiecki and violinist Margot Zarzycka in Polish Music Concert.

What: Chopin for All presents Polish Music Concert.
When and Where:

Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 PM, Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.

Sunday, February 24, 3:00 PM, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables.

Program includes music by Chopin, Szymanowski, Wieniawski and Drzewiecki

Media contact: Viga Gewert, Chopin Foundation of the U.S.
Ph: 305/868-0624;;



Sunday, February 24
alt="Step Afrika" v:shapes="_x0000_s1027">Step Afrika Master Class and Performance
Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool.

Master Class - 12-2:00 p.m., in the University Center, room MP 3. Space is limited. To register, contact Dr. Chetachi Egwu at 954-262-8073 or

Performance - Step Afrika performs at 6:30 p.m., in the Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, contact Dr. Chetachi Egwu at 954-262-8073 or or reserve with Rehana Seepersad at 954-262-8068. The general public can reserve tickets beginning February 11, 2008. You may pick up your reserved tickets from the Dean's Office in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, or beginning at 5 PM on the day of the performance at the will call tables. Please arrive on time; open seating will begin at 6:10 PM and if you are not there by that time, any open seats will be given to walk-ups.

The event is sponsored by Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, College of Allied Health and Nursing; Division of Student Affairs: Multicultural Affairs; Pan-African Student

If you all want to check out the other wonderful events, please check out Nova's Black History Month Website





Inaugural Concert February 24 @ 4 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced today a thrilling new ongoing partnership with Gospel AM1490 WMBM to host FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS AT THE ARSHT CENTER, a year-round series of FREE monthly Gospel concerts in the Center’s acoustically superb John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.

The series launches on Sunday, February 24 – as part of the Center’s Black History Month festivities – with a spectacular afternoon of Gospel music featuring nearly 200 performers, including national recording artist Johnny Sanders, the Florida Memorial University Gospel Choir, Pastor Avery Jones and the Avery Jones Singers, and New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church Choir.


Admission is FREE. Free tickets can be reserved in advance through the Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at Tickets will also be available on performance days in the Knight Concert Hall starting at 12pm, subject to availability.


Association of Performing Arts of India (APAI)
10831 Northwest 17th Court , Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
Phone & Fax 954-885-1466· Email:
Non-Profit Organization - Tax ID No: 31-1613301
Immediate Press Release

WHAT: India Jazz Suites featuring Pandit Chitresh Das (kathk Dancer), Jason Samuel (Tap Dancer) with live music on Sarangi, tabla, Sitar, Piano and Drums.

WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2008

TIME: 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

WHERE: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave, Ft.Lauderdale-FL-33312

TICKETS: $22-$75 or call 954-462-0222

India Jazz Suites…

Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuel Smith met backstage in 2004 at the world famous American Dance Festival. One 23 years old, the other 59 years old, one from the streets of New York, the other from India’s city of Joy, Calcutta. One a rising star of the American art form of Tap, the other an established master of Kathak. The fastest feet of the West meet the fastest feet of the East and the results are explosive. With rapid fire footwork and rhythms to burn, Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith are showing the world how two of the leading Tap and Kathak artists can start a phenomenon.
Das and Smith explore Kathak and Tap’s compelling similarities in footwork, rhythms, improvisation and movement. India Jazz Suites begins with Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith performing their respective traditions (India’s classical Kathak and America’s Tap dance). The second half highlights dancers and musicians communiticating across disciplines with rhythm and improvisation as the common language. Dynamic exchanges fly back and forth between styles of footwork, the North Indian classical language of rhythm (bols) and the contemporary form of rap and between Tabla and Jazz drums.



After a year away from staging a play, AAPACT is back with a dynamic play - "Stories About The Old Days" written by Bill Harris.

Every play that AAPACT has produced has been exciting and challenging all in the same breath. Andre' L. Gainey, (AAPACT Co-Founder) is directing again for our company. We are blessed to have two wonderful actors in John Pryor and Gail Willingham. Those of you who know John, have studied under him or have been directed by him will be delighted to see this icon of South Florida Theatre on stage. Equally, Gail brings fresh qualities to characters she plays and is incredible to work with.

This is a new beginning for AAPACT because we are in a new home. The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center has accepted AAPACT as Artist-In-Residency. THANK YOU, Mr. Marshall Davis for your support!!!

Although we are a striving, struggling theatrical organization, we felt compelled to help and give back to the community that we produce plays in. AAPACT will donate $1 from each regular ticket admission sold for "Stories About The Old Days" to the Belafonte TACOLCY Center's TACOLCY ANGELS NETWORK. So let's fill the seats to help our community.

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