News & Events
Thursday, August 9
290 West Appleway Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Please RSVP now to: RSVP@FilmAllianceNW.org
Meeting Cost: $5 (First time guests and current members are free.) All Are Welcome!
It’s finally here: The Veterans Project!
Come and view the first two episodes of “Veteran’s Resilience Diaries”
Steve Wyttree and Anna Goodwin will be hosting the premier of these films.
Many hours of interviews and editing went into getting these episodes completed by White Tree Productions. The focus of these films is the ever growing problem of PTSD for our veterans, young and old.
The subject of the first episode highlights “Newby-Ginnings.” The interview and story will be about Teresa Hart who lost her son SPC Nickolas Newby in Baghdad, Iraq in 2011. From her grief, she created an organization, in honor of her son, to assist other Servicemen & Women, and Gold Star families who were struggling. Newby-Ginnings offers household necessities, peer support, resources and referrals to other agencies to those who are in need of such items and services.
Newby-Ginnings website: www.newbyginnings.org
The second film highlights a weekend retreat at Wolf Ranch in Idaho. Interviews and stories will be from female veterans who participated in the Peaceful Warrior Retreat. This program is held for female veterans with PTSD. The goal of the retreat is to aid in the healing process and inspire each individual beyond their current capabilities and explore their world with newfound confidence. The ranch uses horses, ranch activates and nature to help build skills in leadership, problem solving, confidence and integrity.
Peaceful Warrior’s Retreat website: www.lifeskillsranchprogram.org
Other Film Alliance News
No screenwriters meeting in August. Meetings resume in September.read more
Things Are Beginning to Happen
Last week we did get a preview of the upcoming weather. If so we can go out and do some shooting from the scripts we worked on all winter. Those few days I spoke of were just beautiful. I did get to put the top down and soak up some of those wonderful rays.
Between last month and this month things are beginning to happen. You will not notice much, since the changes to FAN are minimal.read more
Parts 14 in a History of Film Series by Larry Telles
William Nicholas Selig was born on March 14, 1864 and raised in Chicago in a Bohemian-Polish immigrant family. After starting as a furniture upholsterer, he worked as a vaudeville performer and produced a traveling minstrel show in San Francisco while still in his late teens. Selig saw Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope at an exhibition in Dallas, Texas and returned home to Chicago. He opened a small photography studio and began investigating how he might make his own moving pictures without paying a patent fee to Edison’s company. Together with his machinist, were able to build their own camera, the Selig Standard Camera.
In 1896, Selig founded the Selig Polyscope Company in Chicago, which was one of the first motion picture studios in America. He began making actuality shorts, traveloguesread more
Parts 13 in a History of Film Series by Larry Telles
It took over a year for the decline inside Essanay to cause its doors to close. It wasn’t any one thing that caused the problem, but a multitude. Marguerite Clayton, Broncho Billy Anderson’s leading lady left for the Chicago studio. Spoor continued to not allow Anderson to make feature films in Niles. Roy Clements who had directed the Snakeville Comedies left for Los Angeles. Victor Potel went with him. Roy was replaced by Wallace Beery.
With the departure of studio’s biggest moneymaker, Chaplin, Essanay signed French comedian Max Linder. His clever pantomime was often compared to Chaplin’s. Linder failed to match Chaplin’s popularity in America.read more
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Time: 6:30 pm
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