HollyShorts and RIIFF Win for “Points”!

Congrats to Chula & Points of Origin for their debuts at the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Fest in Los Angeles! Such a great update for these ladies and couldn’t be prouder! Check out their pages for screening times and tickets!

Also, big shout out to Anya Leta for her HUGE win at the 2013 RIIFF Screenplay Competition! She won 1st place for Best Short Screenplay and is screening during this year’s festival. Click HERE for more info!

Next stop? Who knows!

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014!!

Feeling so proud today to have not one, but TWO shorts in this year’s Oscar-qualifying short film festival and market!!! Congrats to Victoria E. Soberal’s “Chula” and Anya Leta’s “Points of Origin” for being a part of the 20th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest!

Check out more about the festival & market here, and check out the festival pages for screening time for “Chula” and “Points of Origin“!

CHULA Sweeps Rincón International Film Fest!

Great news from Puerto Rico this week!  “Chula” swept four coveted awards, including:

– Best Puerto Rican Short Film
– Audience Choice Best Puerto Rican Short
– Best Short Film Overall
– BEST OF FESTIVAL!!!!

The official announcement can be find HERE!

CONGRATS TO THE WHOLE CHULA TEAM & DIRECTOR VICTORIA E. SOBERAL!!

CHULA – Official Selection of the 7th Annual Rincón International Film Festival

 

CHULA – Official Selection of the 2014 RINCÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

EXCITING NEWS!

CHULA, Director Victoria E. Soberal’s NYU Tisch thesis, is now an Official Selection of the 7th Annual Rincón International Film Festival!  I am so grateful to have been a part of this great production shot entirely in Camuy & Hatillo, Puerto Rico.  Was a fun film to produce and looking forward to more collaborations in the future.  More posts to come with updates!!

Go CHULA!!!

10 x 10 Tisch Alumnae Reading Series 2013

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10 x 10 Tisch Alumnae Readings  2013 Poster

This year I have been selected as one of the 10×10 Tisch Alumnae Readings Directors!  This SOLD OUT event is to support alumnae writers, actors and directors with the opportunity to have their work read in front of an industry panel.

Here is the link for more info.

10×10 is a professional development event, striving to usher Tisch Alumni writers into professional dramatic writing careers. Tisch dramatic writing, directing, and acting alumni join forces to present 10-minute plays in this dynamic showcase, which merges the tenacious tradition of artist-produced staged readings with industry networking opportunities. A live panel of agents, literary managers, and producers will provide brief critiques of each play and select writers for further professional development.  Each panelist selects a writer to professionally develop.

This is the second year of the event created and produced Stochastic Artworks with support form the Tisch Office of Career Development and the Tisch East Alumni Council.

SHOULD BE A BLAST!!!

2013 National Memorial Day Concert

Straight after Billboard I flew back to DC to help out with the 2013 Memorial Day Concert.  This time I supported producer Walter C. Miller and his production team from Capital Concert, Inc.  Being his right hand, Mr. Miller told me tons of stories from his past 60 years in the business!  And when you’ve helped produce some of the top televised award shows in the country, there is definitely room to learn and grow from him.

Most of the time was going to a lot of meetings: production, occasional talent and luncheons.  Day of show was awesome – backstage congratulating the talent and rooting for the production team.  Mr. Miller showed me the truck and we got to see the entire dress rehearsal together. I got to see how the director work, announcing the camera transitions and cuts, rolling packages and counting down performances.  Got to see and interact with each departments’ roles behind the scenes this time.  Was so cool!

Capital Concert, Inc. collaborates with PBS to create these crucial concerts.  These are moments to celebrate our veterans and remember those who have fallen both on the battlefield and at home.  My grandparents served in such branches as the army, fire department and police forces for the US.  To be a part of these events is to recognize those who serve and I appreciate being able to support these memorials for them.

 

Billboard 2013!

Wow… it has been way too long since I updated about my adventures!  Let’s see…

April and May 2013 was a very exciting two months.  This year I jumped on board the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas and never imagined how awesome a trip it was!  Out of all the shows so far, this was the most spectacular collaboratively, and getting to work in the office this time too I got to see the process hands on.  Production-wise, I learned a lot and loved the team we had this year.

So what highlights have we?  Well, being a Vegas virgin, it was surely an experience.  Having friends to guide you along the way helps too.  The trip out was… a trip to say the least 🙂  A good laugh in a desert is always a pleasure and coming across these fellas was a good reason to:

First night involved pool side drinks at the MGM Grand and a night on the town.

You ever need an awesome burger, Gordan Ramsey’s I cannot stop raving about.  Besides food and friends there was gambling of course.  Luckily, I only gained more than I lost.  $900 later I called it a week.

Then, came show day:

Samsung was our fabulous sponsor.  Every tablet and phone you saw on screen was charged with care by a helpful team in the back.  In between commercials, we passed out the tablets for the Taylor Swift award reveal.  Seeing that there needed to be some space between mosh pit members, I got to be a  bouncer to hold some of the cast back.  Waiting between segments though, there was another performance before the announcement:

Justin Beiber performing “Take You” at the 2013 Billboard Awards.

Justin Beiber Performing “Take You” at the 2013 Billboard Awards

Now, I have never considered myself a fan, but once you get to see Mr. Beiber in concert I got to admit: he was pretty cool.  Chill dude, got along with all my friends on set, and refused to lip sync that night while dancing.  Justin, I support.

By the end, the reveal was a success!  Shouts out to BlueWater Technologies and Baltimore-based WhamCity Lights for their collaboration on the tablet reveals and IconaPop song!

The night was a big success for Taylor Swift, Prince had a sick set, and a new favorite song on my playlist, “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves.  Looking forward to next year and another opportunity to work with this team again.

Taylor Swift wins big!

Prince’s sick set!

Kacey Musgraves “Merry Go ‘Round” was a smash.