It's Show Me Shorts Film Festival time!
1 Oct 2010
Show Me Shorts is an annual national film festival showcasing the best new Kiwi and Australian short filmmaking talent. Launched in 2006, it screens every November in cinemas across New Zealand.
Each year, from hundreds of entries, 40 of the best films are selected to play in the festival and contend for awards. The final selection covers a diverse range of themes and subjects, including horror, drama, animation, comedy and everything in between.
Judges from the film industry help decide the winners of the eight awards, with high production values and originality being strong factors they look for. The festival awards are then presented to the top filmmakers at the opening night in Auckland.
StarNow are sponsoring an award and the short film seminars. The Best Actor gets an interview on StarNow, including a photo, plus a free one year membership to StarNow.
StarNow short film seminars
Building on the success of the hugely popular 2009 workshops, the film-going public is invited to attend short film-making seminars during the festival in Auckland and Wellington. These will include screenings of award winning short films and question and answer sessions with their creators.
AUCKLAND – 7:30pm Monday 8th November at the Academy
WELLINGTON – 7:30pm Monday 15th November at Paramount
Tickets are $15 and will be on sale from the cinemas in early October. All are welcome, both filmmakers and anyone interested in learning more about short films and how they are made. Three experienced short filmmaker panelists will present some of their recent work and discuss the joys and challenges of short film development and production.
If you’d like any more information about the Short Film Seminars please contact email@example.com.
StarNow CEO finalist at New Zealand’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.
11 Aug 2010
On Thursday 13th August, at a sparkling cocktail event at the Auckland Art Gallery, 16 of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs were announced as finalists in the New Zealand’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.
These finalists represent a diverse range of industries across New Zealand, from baby hammocks to ice cream manufacturers.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Director Jon Hooper said this year's finalists are people who have held fast to their dreams despite challenging economic times.
“To become a finalist in these Awards, entrepreneurs must display leadership, creativity, business acumen, perseverance, and an unflinching determination to succeed. This year’s finalists have shown they have all of that and more. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards recognises and celebrates these people, their substantial achievements, and their contribution to our society and to our economy.”
Check out more information on Cameron and the other finalists here.
StarNow host event for Melbourne Members
10 Aug 2010
After the huge success of our Sydney and Wellington Actors 101 event, StarNow are hosting a Melbourne event.
4 wonderful guest speakers, prizes up for grabs and the chance to network with filmmakers and actors.
For full information on the event and the guest speakers check out the information page here.
StarNow Awarded Best Business Application and Best Global Application at the NZ Internet Industry Awards, 2010.
30 Jul 2010
As finalists in 2 categories we were very excited to win both! Here's what CEO of StarNow, Cameron Mehlhopt had to say about the win means to us.
"It’s amazing to be recognised for our global and business application as StarNow is based entirely in New Zealand and is staffed by creative Wellingtonians. As the number one casting website in the UK and Australia as well as here at home in NZ, these awards further cement our belief that it is entirely possible to have a big impact internationally through effective use of the Internet. This win is a tribute to the StarNow team who have worked extremely hard to build a small start up into a business with over 1.5 million members worldwide. We look forward to sharing this win with our talented members who have helped shape StarNow and make it the success it is today."
He's talking about you guys!
For more information on the awards you can check out the webcast here.
Rachel Soderstrom wins Real to Reel Everyday Glamour Workshop
8 Jul 2010
"My reason for choosing Rachel, is she's a young mum who's been putting all her time and effort into her children over the past years and hadn't had much time for herself. I believe with a few tips on how to up-date her clothes and make-up Rachel would look fabulous, if she was intending to return to the workforce sometime soon, the added confidence boost would help her immensely in her job search. Rachel says she's also an actress, she believes the added confidence will also greatly improve her chances at winning auditions" Michelle Quin.
There are still a few spots left on the course so if you would like to attend please call Michelle on 0418 395 329