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Film Financing - Producer Search 2024

Film Financing - Producer Search 2024. We want your help to produce a full-length movie.

May 19, 2024

Our film financing, producer, and investor search began ten years ago when we felt ready to take on longer projects and the film industry; it has not stopped; it never ended. Although we are much wiser, experienced, and older, our passion, excitement, and drive have increased with the many projects we have done. We yearn to prove we can deliver a compelling, entertaining, and educational story under budget and make a cinematic masterpiece that emotionally moves the audience and wows the critics.

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The Elevator – by Mark Hoffman – in production

The Elevator half sheet with cast listed.

February 9, 2021

Little Room for Justice The Elevator is an intensely emotional psycho-legal suspense film, adapted for the screen by Mark Hoffman, from a play by Bertrand Younger Choice back in 2016 through 2018 with some rewrites and additions. The Elevator is…

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Filmmaking from an Editor

Editor's editing bay filled with monitors, tvs, consoles with knobs and buttons.

June 11, 2020

Filmmaking from an Editor - How to approach a Film/Video project - Historic Journey or Typical Path I have had a unique insight into filmmaking which started back in 1978 when I was thirteen; I watched movies differently than most people…

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Challenge to Reality TV Show Viewers

A Challenge to Reality TV Show Viewers.

January 22, 2017

I challenge you to watch a better class of tv shows and movies…

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Aria Pictures Film Showcase 2016

Aria Pictures film showcase info sheet.

February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Aria! | Aria Pictures Film Showcase WHEN: April 9, 2016 Theatre OPENS AT 9:00 am ENDS: 11:30 am (yes morning, the only time we can get the theatre) WHERE: DEL ORO THEATER – Grass Valley California HOW MUCH: $10AT THE DOOR: $15KIDS 8

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PAINT – Full Length Movie

New Paint Title.

February 9, 2016

Dusting off our first self-produced movie - After 11 years of wanting to continue the story, it is finally time to remake the classic that went worldwide back in 2005. Yes, PAINT is getting made the way it should have been…

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2016 Film Production Choices

Your Vote Counts badge with filmstrip.

January 3, 2016

The 2016 Film Production Choice poll is completed. If you came here to make your voice heard, we apologize that you missed it, but you did. Thanks to all who voted. The winning selection is Paint…

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Film Financing – Producer – Investor Search

Film Financing – Producer – Investor Search.

September 29, 2014

Aria Pictures is searching for Film financing-producer-investor-search…

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Wild Outdoors Adventures with Dan Manly

Wild Outdoors Adventures with Dan Manly intro screen.

August 24, 2014

Wild Outdoors Adventures with Dan Manly A New Exciting Outdoors Adventure Series Produced by Blue Heron Enterprises in association with Aria Pictures, and conceived by Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and Actor Mark Hoffman. Wild Outdoors Adventures with Dan Manly follows Dan Manly as…

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National Exchange by Bruce Bradley

national exchange hotel safe.

August 4, 2014

Bruce Bradley and Robert Stuckey’s The National Exchange The National Exchange Bruce Bradley, winemaker, and writer of Oberon’s Gold wrote The National Exchange with Robert Stuckey, a longtime restaurateur in the hospitality industry, and submitted it to the NCTV Screenplay Contest “Foothill…

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Bruce Bradley’s Oberon’s Gold

Oberon's Gold movie poster with cast and crew credits.

June 11, 2014

Bruce Bradley’s “Oberon’s Gold” in Production Aria Pictures and BRECKPORT Media Solutions have teamed up to bring Bruce Bradley’s Oberon’s Gold to life for the Nevada County TV’s first Annual 2014 Here In Nevada County, “Foothill Films” Screenplay Contest that…

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NCTV Here In Nevada County

Here in Nevada County inaugural winners.

May 27, 2014

NCTV Here In Nevada County - The Beginning - The Station Manager for NCTV came to me back in 2013 and wanted to know if I would help create, or actually emulate, Access Sacramento’s PCS screenplay contest for NCTV to generate income…

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Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 5

The Producer written by Dänna Wilberg film title art.webp.

May 13, 2014

Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 5 - THE PRODUCER “Put Your Magic in My Film!” Another writer that had a long-term with PCS is Dänna Wilberg, writer of The Push (2009), Little Thieves (2010), and Borrowed Time (2011), all of which I enjoyed…

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Tragic Negligence kills Camera Assistant

Train on set of a tragic neglgence for filmakers.

February 25, 2014

Accident okay. But Tragic Negligence? This was brought to my attention today, and I was appalled at the negligence that appears that took place on Thursday, February 20, 2014, killing Sara Jones, a Second Camera Assistant on the apparent illegal…

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Screenwriting Contest

NCTV Screenplay Contest Underway newspaper article.

February 9, 2014

“Here in Nevada County” Screenwriting contest Nevada County TV launches, as it says in the article, their first annual Screenplay contest, and Screenwriting Class offerings. Screenplay Writing class: become a skilled screenwriter for fun — or try your luck at…

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10 Secrets of Independent Film

McKenna Whiting hold the slate, Brendan Brooks is behind the camera, and Gary L. Conover in the background is ready to act. photo by ©2012 Patracia Collins.

January 30, 2014

The original article was written by Elliot Grove for Rain Dance FilmFestival (no date on when it was posted): I have altered it a bit to reflect my views, knowledge, and opinions about Film Festivals and Independent Filmmaking, these are…

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Emotional Attachment to Entertainment

Dexter TV show title.

January 29, 2014

Just finished watching Season 8, the Final Season, of Dexter, last night (Tuesday, January 28, 2014) with Tamara, and had an emotional crash…

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Do not be afraid of Auto ISO

On the set of The Producer at Sutter Street Theater in Folsom California. G August K and Victoria Goldblatt.

January 16, 2014

We have all run into this scenario before, going from a well-lit place to a dark place and trying to figure out how to adjust to compensate for the lighting conditions. It just so happened that I found myself in…

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Greetings – Welcome

On set of Petite Chardonnay at Lucchesi Vineyard & Winery. Michael Klemp, Cynthia Gatlin, and Brendan Brooks.

January 13, 2014

Greetings – Welcome to this new WEBLOG concentrating on “All Aspects of Filmmaking.” From the minds of Independent and Professional Filmmakers, Actors, Composers, Musicians, and Effect Artists, with everyone else in between, to share their adventures in the journey of…

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“the WATERING hole” winner of the Producer’s Choice Award

Winner produicers choice.

October 5, 2011

It came as a huge surprise and I am still dumbfounded that my fellow filmmakers chose “the WATERING hole” as their favorite out of all ten movies for the 2011 Place Called Sacramento film festival. I am truly honored to…

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Truly A Team Effort

On set of Petite Chardonnay at Lucchesi Vineyard & Winery. Lisa West, Gary L. Conover, Gerald Martin Davenport, Victoria Gary, Laura Marie Tapia, Krystina Mae, Michael Klemp, Frank Cosgriff.

October 1, 2011

DATELINE Saturday, October 1, 2011 LOCATION On set of Petite Chardonnay at Lucchesi Vineyard & Winery, Grass Valley, California I spent over an hour contemplating a philosophical essay to explain my life and what this movie means to me; but…

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Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 4

A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival 2011 Producers Choice - the WATERING hole.

September 30, 2011

Aria Pictures PCS Journey Part 4 the WATERING hole & BUDDIES 2011 - 3 Submissions [ Read more detailed information about the WATERING hole on Aria Pictures Film Encyclopedia ] [ Read more detailed information about BUDDIES on Aria Pictures Film Encyclopedia…

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Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 3

Gary Udell Toasting the Cast & Crew of THE GOLdEN TREE on production wrap.

October 20, 2010

Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 3 - THE GOLdEN TREE [ Find more detailed information on THE GOLdEN TREE in the new Aria Pictures Film Encyclopedia ] 2010 THE GOLdEN TREE On the evening of Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 after attending the…

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Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 2

Detective A poster with cast and crew credits

October 21, 2009

Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 2 - Detective A 2009 Detective A by Victor A. Nieto [ more detailed information can be found in the new Aria Pictures Film Encyclopedia ] I got a call a few days after the Cast &…

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Paint & World Next Door Screenplays Are Ready

Access Sacramento PCS marque.

May 28, 2009

Spent many hours, days, and months rewriting rewriting to get the right taste, the right flavor, and the perfect mix and balance of emotions and action — in my mind I have succeeded — but the judges have the final say.

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Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 1

Access Sacramento PCS cast and crew call tdate and time marque.

May 22, 2009

Aria Pictures PCS Journey part 1 - Place Called Sacramento The detailed story of the places, people, events, and films. Introduction to Access Sacramento – 2009 [ more detailed information can be found in the new Aria Pictures Film Encyclopedia…

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Paint: Aria Pictures First film Production

Paint Movie Cover - Aria Pictures - Gerald Martin Davenport.

March 25, 2006

Paint – First Production for Aria Pictures Hot out of the gate graduating from Video Symphony, wanted to put what I learned to practical and real use, I made PAINT, a short, short 19-minute movie about beginners’ luck in paintball…

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