A student film can be a calling card for an actor and a way to build relationships with up and coming filmmakers. Some films even go on to win major awards on the festival circuit, like “Leidi”, the graduation film of former London Film School student, Simón Mesa Soto, that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2014. So how does a student go about casting their short film? I spoke to a few recent film school graduates to find out more.
Whether you want to discover new writing talent, watch a play in a park or take part in an experimental interactive performance, there’s a theatre festival for you. Here are a few worth checking out this year. The Bristol Shakespeare Festival, 4th – 29th July 2017The festival does what it says on the tin—it puts on Shakespeare’s plays in the city of Bristol.
“If somebody says they were the director or the writer or the DOP, you know exactly what they did”, says Olivier Kaempfer, co-founder of Parkville Pictures. “Whereas when someone says they were the producer, you still don’t know what they’ve done.”So what does the day-to-day life of a producer actually look like? The short answer is, it depends on the project. Is it the next “Harry Potter” or a first feature by an up-and-coming director? Is it film or TV?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".