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Back to blogging daily with The Sujewa Blog

Since quitting daily or other regular blogging at this blog I've been busy on Facebook (groups primarily), & with some Twitter, & several other blogs that I mostly just started & then left alone.  I think, for me, blog entries are rough drafts for other creative projects, and blogs themselves are a reminder to myself of interesting subjects (material for future films or other creative projects).  Anyway, I am back to blogging on a regular basis at The Sujewa BlogThis new blog will pull ideas from all of my other blogs (60+) & sites & will generally lead with posts re: my film projects.  Also expect posts re: film & indie film, NYC, politics, art, the world, time travel, etc.  Check it out.

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On the Hal Hartley Kickstarter project

Occupy Wall Street film project links

NYC Film Culture blog & Facebook group now up

Endgadget reporting live from iPad unveiling

DIY+, ex-DIY, post-DIY, life after DIY

Some of the new film projects that I am working on are very DIY, but some are not (sprawling projects that take many collaborators & business entities to produce & distribute).  So, most of my new blogging will be done at the new Sujewa Ekanayake blog.  Will post links from time to time for that blog & other projects from this blog.

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New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:

Blog 1
http://katherynmcgaffigan.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

Blog 3
http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogspot.com/

Blog 4
http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

Blog 5
http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

Blog 7
http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

Blog 8
http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

Blog 13
http://katherynmc…

Homemade-poster-to-assist-with-the-scriptwriting for The Real Ben Stiller posted at the film's blog

All Volunteer & Debt Free Filmmaking & Distribution may be a good replacement for Independent Film - 13 quick notes about the idea

new stuff at the SE blog

Time to replace Independent Films label with something like Interesting, Unsual Films

Due to the success of the independent filmmaking movement, & the web, & the digital revolution, Independent Film, at this point in time, is largely a meaningless label.  Because at this point Independent Film does not represent one set of ideas, or one particular political stance - it's just temporarily-outside-of-Hollywood filmmaking - covering genres from horror to coming of age romantic comedies - so almost anything can be called Independent now - even multi-million dollar movies featuring Hollywood stars.  Also, no content - critical voices, just plain bizarre scenes, characters, dialogue, etc - are outside of the mainstream anymore - everything is readily available from one source or another, nothing is forbidden.  So, Independent Film is largely an art/entertainment making movement of the very recent past.  So, what's new - what do we have now?

We have all kinds of interesting filmed art & entertainment happening - on movie screens, on regular TV, on cable TV…

Did the indieWIRE blogs section used to be better (or am I just getting old)?

The indie (real indie) & amature enthusiasm of indieWIRE blogs section seems to be over (or at least it feels like it) & there does not seem to be many blogs on there now that post interesting content.  Maybe it's a temporary thing, a summer thing perhaps, maybe things will get better in the fall.  Or, perhaps the days of indie-film-blogs-as-entertainment are over (i guess it was a good thing i filmed indie film blogger road trip back in '08 - which now seem like a golden era for indie film blogging).  Maybe everyone's moved on to better things, or other platforms such as Twitter & Facebook.  Anyway, kids, back in the day, you were able to go to the indieWIRE blogs page & read some very interesting stories about independent movies & business.  Blogs then were as interesting or in some cases more interesting than the movies & the making of movies that they wrote about.  Now, not so much (although, a couple of blogs on iW blogs page are still very int…

Furniture, summer light, & music

"The Real Ben Stiller" (working title) - new summer project

the final half awake dream of last night was a conversation with movie star ben stiller at a doctor's office, & now it's a one page summary of a feature length script. new summer project - "The Real Ben Stiller" (working title). let me know if anyone knows a good ben stiller look-alike/actor in NYC.

i'd say, very loosely speaking, it's "being john malcovich"(sp?) meets maybe a certain kind of star trek episode (yes, space aliens are involved in this story) or maybe columbo/monk/quiet city - some kind of a mystery show meets john cassavette's (sp?) shadows (very, very lightly).  how's that for a clear description? :)

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Jon Moritsugu on "Terminal USA"/Comcast in July & the old days of DIY distro

Check out the article at Truly Free Film.

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And here's the essential info re: "Terminal USA"/Comcast in July:

"TERMINAL USA will be available on COMCAST thru the entire month of JULY ON-DEMAND as part of the “Cinema Asian America” series. More info+cites at: http://www.jonmoritsugu.com/"

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http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan13.blogspot.com/

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Blog for Green Fig, excellent new cafe in Sunset Park, is up

New short film "Khoobi (are you ok)"

Khoobi (are you ok) - 2011 from Amir Motlagh on Vimeo.

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This new short film by Amir Motlagh was released yesterday.  In "Khoobi (are you ok)" a character reflects on living in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, some aspects of Iranian history, and about his attempt to make movies in America.  A well made movie that features a couple of other interesting stories - a clip from an Iranian movie - about several treasure hunters, & a statement being read by a boy who fought in the Iran-Iraq war.  There is humor throughout the movie - low key - specially enjoyed a brief casting scene where an actor persistently tries to play the lead role in a movie.  "Khoobi", though it looks & sounds like a regular/mainstream accessible movie most of the times, is probably most likely an experimental movie - I will let critics & experts in experimental cinema comment on that aspect of the movie.  So, multiple threads, multiple tones, and reflections within reflections - all sh…

Production Notes video re: tattoo culture doc Color Outside The Lines

Conan's editors are not happy with Final Cut Pro X

Diversity In Independent Film Facebook Group page & blog are up

Driven by recent events (FSLC panel discussion that overlooked minority & female indie filmmakers in NYC) & similar incidents over the years, I created a new Facebook page to help raise the profiles of minority & female independent filmmakers - Diversity In Independent Film.  Check it out, join, post relevant links, stories, & other material.  The Fb group page has a dozen or so links already.

Also, a blog for the same project has been started - see it here.  The blog will be more accessible to the world since you do not have to log into Facebook to read the content.  Should be able to develop the blog to a pretty good starting point over the next few days, & soon there will be lots of daily stories about minority & female independent filmmakers.

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Light Industry & friends Kickstarter project!

Dear Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center...

Posted below is an e-mail that I sent to Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center re: volunteering to help organize a panel discussion featuring NYC based minority filmmakers, an idea that rose out of this post at Ted Hope's blog.

"Sujewa Ekanayake to filminfo, members, patrons, editor

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Volunteer to help organize a panel discussion re: minority indie filmmakers in NYC at Film Center

Dear Film Center/Film Society of Lincoln Center,

I am a New York City (Brooklyn) based independent filmmaker & blogger (see details below my signature) and I enjoyed watching (live on web) the New Faces of NYC Indie Film panel discussion moderated by Ted Hope (http://blogs.indiewire.com/tedhope/archives/your_second_chance_new_faces_of_nyc_indie_film_video/ ) at Film Center yesterday. Since that panel discussion, and also many other indie film panel discussions that take place in New York City, did not feature many non-"white" filmmakers, and si…

2 problems w/ Dynamo Player

As you can see above this post I have one of my novies - Date Number One - available via Dynamo Player.  Overall I am very happy w/ Dynamo, except there are two problems that I have not been able to solve yet (after trying several times over the last month):

1 - Can't add a free preview to my program
-- the upload happens, then nothing, not sure exactly what's going on here, perhaps it's my computer (though other uploads, to other sites, work fine), may need to try to add a preview using another computer

2 - Can't add a still image for the program
-- can't click on the ADD button for an image - nothing happens

Other than that, I am glad that the Dynamo option exists for independents.  With a significant amount of publicity work, for some movies, it might be a good distribution option.  Too early to tell for certain, but, Dynamo looks promising (& hopefully I can get my two problems solved soon).

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Latest on the EBM (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

So until someone comes up with a better/shorter/easier name, I am going to call the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center - the latest place for art, indie, foreign movies in NYC - the EBMHere's some fresh news about the EBM.

Yeah, EBM sounds good, but not to be confused with BAM in Brooklyn of course.

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http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

Blog 6
http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

Blog 8
http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

Blog 13
http://katherynmcgaffigan13.blogspot.com/

Blog 14
http://kath…

Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrating their new film center with free events weekend of June 10 - 12

Thanks Madlab Post

The Madlab Post blog says the following about this blog while giving us the Overlord Award:

"DIY Filmmaker
For championing indie film in a way that got others such as IndieWire to start paying more attention to certain philosophies on DIY and the state of the independent film community."



Thanks!

- Sujewa

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http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://katherynmcgaffigan10.blogspot.com/

Blog 11
http://katherynmcgaffigan11.blogspot.com/

Blog 12
http://katherynmcgaffigan12.blogspot.com/

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Saw "Midnight in Paris" :: Link to a story about the making of Woody Allen's first movie

Saw "Midnight in Paris" at the Angelika last night (if you're gonna watch a Woody Allen movie, doing it in Manhattan may be the best way to go - but, for this movie, Paris might be better), had a lot of fun at the show.  Best to go see the movie w/ out reading too much about it.  Highly recommended for fans of literature (at least of the big names from modern lit history) & the subject of time travel. 

Good read here about the start of Woody Allen's filmmaking career.

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New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:

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http://katherynmcgaffigan.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan2.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan3.blogspot.com/

Blog 4
http://katherynmcgaffigan4.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan5.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan6.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan7.blogspot.com/

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http://katherynmcgaffigan8.blogspot.com/

Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
http://kathe…

"Machan" benefit screening for Kandy International Film Festival, Wed 5/26, Brooklyn