Posts Tagged ‘international storytelling festival’


June 23, 2011

Steven Fischer, producer of Old School New School the movie, will be appearing on Old School New School the podcast on Thursday, July 7 2011 at 6.30pm PST. More details to come.

City Paper’s Feature Story on Old School New School

July 14, 2010

Released today and documents a recent shoot in New York with jazz great McCoy Tyner.

Click here and check it out!

10 Great Mistakes Writers Make

August 1, 2009

“A writer writes, always.” A memorable line from Throw Momma from the Train.

Indeed, a writer is always writing, but what and how are they writing? John Truby, author of The Anatomy of Story, has a list of the 10 biggest mistakes that separate the amateur from the professional.

Check it out here! And when you do, watch the accompanying short, Omar, The Short … it’s great!


CINE Announces Event for July 15

July 4, 2009

CINE announces What Makes a Winning Film seminar at Discovery Communications. Click here to learn more.

Only $15; 6-8pm, Wednesday, July 15. Panel guests: Donald Thoms, CINE President; Rita Mullin, Vice President of Development, TLC; Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms; Mary Frost, Managing Partner, Frank Frost Productions; and Steven Fischer, CINE Masters Series Award-winning Filmmaker.

OSNS on Film Cast Live

June 29, 2009

Film Cast Live posted a review of the OSNS screening in Hollywood, June 20th. The writer’s name is George Leon and he had some great words to share!

Click here to check it out!

Thanks for the kudos, George!

OSNS panel discussion, Los Angeles, CA, June 2009

OSNS panel discussion, Los Angeles, CA, June 2009 (L-R) Brett Paesel, Mark Goffman, Steven Fischer, Steve Melendez, Mike Polcino

OSNS in the News

March 31, 2009

Indie Filmmaker Gets Hollywood, Broadway Involved in New Film

int’l festivals and lots of other stuff

August 4, 2008

aug 4 

Prepping for INt’l Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.  It’s in Ocotber. Looking at the scheduled storytellers , there were two who instantly struck my interest and upon further investigation found one to be connected to a large int’l storytelling center in the UK. That led to some exciting discoveries which I’ll follow up on in the days to come.

Yesterday chatted with my cousin Anne-Marie who is a VP at one of the banks here in Baltimore.. Seeing what the options are for sponsorship there. Zoltan Feher at the Embassy of Hungary is checking with some contacts of his. The goal is to get sponsorship for this next trip to Los Angeles.


need to call CCS (the PR firm introducing me to some top cinematographers as on-camera subjects) back to  arrange meeting. hoping to get estimate for cost of service.


Watched “Les Destinee” and “Saints & Soldiers”.


Exhausted now. veyr late. going to bed. yawn.