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Monday, May 30, 2005

Festival currency

We're pleased to announce that The Recommendations has been invited to the Nickel Independent Film and Video Festival in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland! All of us at AVS are thrilled to be once again part of this charming fest, where Spanked: The Ron Friendly Story picked up the Best Short Film and Best Story/Screenplay Awards in 2003. If you're an AVS fan or supporter in Newfoundland we hope you can make it out! The festival runs July 5-9; exact schedules and programming should be up soon.

Who the Devil Made It?

Director S.W. Owen self-promotes in another suspicious interview over at Screen Test.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Recommendations at Camera Bar...

Automatic Vaudeville Studios is proud to announce that The Recommendations will be screening at Toronto’s illustrious Camera Bar on Sunday, June 19th at 7pm & 9pm.

Don’t miss this exciting one night only event, which is expected to feature the filmmakers in attendance (!) and a number of amazing surprises (!?) for the entertainment and enlightenment of cineastes and laff-hounds alike. This is no doubt the perfect Father’s Day outing, so be sure to call up dear ol’ Dad and tell him that you’d love to get together on Father’s Day, but unfortunately you have made other plans.

Monday, May 16, 2005

The AVS Update!

Well folks, it is official, Automatic Vaudeville is “springing” into summer. It is an exciting time for both the studio and its fans, as the countdown is officially underway towards our Summer Shooting Season!

As previously announced, Automatic Vaudeville’s new production slate for the next Hi-Class Picture Show is an exciting one, with detective pictures, science fiction romances, and heart-stopping thrillers all in the mix. To make things even more exciting, we are now days away from revealing previously TOP SECRET details about our show-stopping main attraction. If you have ever dreamed of getting involved with the motion pictures, be it in front of or behind the camera, now’s the time to reach out and drop us a line. Rarely has volunteer servitude and exploitation been quite so grand and glamorous!

Of course, the big summer shoot-off is just the beginning for the Little Studio That Could. As we speak, the studio is slaving away on the shockingly amazing home entertainment experience that is Your Hi-Class DVD Volume 2. If all goes “according to plan” we will be having a launch party for this “must own” item in just a few short months, with bells and whistles to rival the best fetes of Caligula or Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.

AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, we will also be making a very shocking screening announcement in just a matter of days. Keep your eyes posted.

FINALLY, as you can see, autovaud.com is becoming a “must visit” on the world’s wide web, and will continue to dazzle and entertain with all of the sparkling film criticism and behind-the-scenes fun you’ve come to know and expect. Speaking of which, it’s Movietime once again over at Screen Test with your friend Idiot Boy Neal Anderson.

Thanks for your Support,
Much Love from Automatic Vaudeville Studios.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Motion Pictures Under Intense Scrutiny!

Or something like that. Idiot Boy Neal Anderson weighs in on the latest theatrical releases over at Screen Test with the 5th installment of Movietime.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Krangor Diaries Take Off!

Mark Slutsky's often humourous, often insightful "behind-the-scenes" series of articles, The Krangor Diaries, gets a high-tech makeover this week with the very first video edition of the Diaries.

As is standard, the latest installment continues to chronicle Slutsky's obsessive quest to make Krangor: Legend of the Galaxy, an effects-heavy sci-fi extravaganza about a pair of spaceships who plan to wed at the centre of the galaxy. And as always, The Krangor Diaries are exclusive to Screen Test, which in addition to providing a home to Automatic Vaudeville communiqués, groundbreaking film criticism and sundry ephemera, has fast become THE virtual clubhouse for Krangor fans. Why not join in the fun?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

AVS Film School Opens Its Doors!

With the coming of Spring, Automatic Vaudeville Studios is proud to announce the arrival of a groundbreaking new sensation in virtual education:
AVS FILM SCHOOL has arrived!

Behind-the-Scenes: Spanked

Why spend lots of money on a boring, fuddy duddy old film school that costs a bunch of dough when you could be learning all there is to know about cinema from the modern “masters” at Automatic Vaudeville Studios… for free! In the comfort of your own home or office cubicle! On your own schedule! And ours! For Free! (Until, of course, you spend lots of money on the inevitable lavishly bound “AVS Film School” coffee table book.)

Everything from Aardvarks in Cinema to Zoetrope, American will be covered in elegant full. With sinuous syllabi, delightful digrams, and invigorating illustrations, AVS Film School will turn any Johnny-Cum-Latey into a Johnny-Cum-Cassavettes in no time. [Note: AVS Film School in no way endorses or receives financial support from the films of John Cassavettes] Lectures are given by an all-star faculty of Automatic Vaudeville’s most masterful artists, technicians, performers, composers… you name ‘em, we’ve got ‘em! If you can’t name ‘em, we’ve still got ‘em! And that’s not to mention our Special Secret Celebrity Guest Lecturers… (hint: have you seen a little movie called Spider-Man?)

Your Adventure in Learning begins over at Screen Test where Head of Development Seth W. Owen addresses our very first topic: “Getting Started”