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Write & Sell the Hot Script

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Learn how to formulate a realistic plan to write the type of screenplay sought by film script buyers. Discover the way to simply and effectively market your scripts and how much money you can expect to earn.  At Raindance, we don't teach filmmaking, we make filmmakers. Christopher Nolan (Inception), Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tom Hooper (King's Speech) start their careers at Raindance. Why not you? For more info or to register, visit http://b...

$249 Value Filmmaking Class for $69

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This powerful information-packed day will give you the tools and information you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director or filmmaker.  Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, British Independent Film Awards and Raindance tv will be in Toronto to deliver his acclaimed Filmmaking Course, which has been given to over 4000 people internationally.Course Outline:Part 1 - Writing the ScreenplayPart 2 - Making the MoviePart 3 - So you want to Direct?Part 4 - Breaking into the Film Industry...

Dancing The Raindance

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  Twenty years ago when Raindance founder Elliot Grove proposed the name for a festival he had in mind that would be devoted to indie films to take place in his adopted city of London, little did he realize how the organization would grow in the past two decades to become one of the pre-eminent festivals and filmmaker training programs on the continent. In a clear nod to the successful profile of the Sundance Film Festival (although with a specifically British nod to the drizzly UK weathe...

99 Minute Film School - Tuesday, March 8

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Explain the film industry in 99 Minutes. Of course it is impossible to explain filmmaking in 99 minutes! Or is it? Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers in the UK, will attempt just that and give you a viable plan and dozens of filmmaking tips in just 99 minutes.  For more info, visit http://www.raindance.org/site/99-minute-film-school-toronto ...

London Screenwriters Festival

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London Screenwriters Festival is a festival that runs from the 29th - 31st October it is only about screen writing and its for screen writes. I'm not really a screen writer but the line up of events looked kinder cool. Also as most film makers know some times its just easier to write your own work then it is to wait for some one else to write it.The event i enjoyed from the first day was Kate Lays "Your Script, From Good to Great" this event was all about getting you script up to the b...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE

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  Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins in London on Wednesday evening. This year’s lineup, which includes 69 UK Premieres, is a co...

*Raindance Preview Review* HUGE (2010) dir Ben Miller

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  Ben Miller's first delivery as a film director is just as amateur as it sounds. Miller, of British comedy duo Armstrong & Miller, should be able to tackle the subject of his first film better than anyone else: the nature of a comedy duo. However, the story of the film feels old, too predictable and doesn't add anything new to the "comedian film". The story basically tells the story of Warren and Clark, a would-be comedy duo who have more in common with an old couple tha...

18th Raindance Film Festival - Press Launch

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 The 18th Edition of the Raindance Film Festival has officially been announced. The festival's opening film will be "JACKBOOTS IN WHITEHALL" dir. Edward & Rory McHenry and starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamunde Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Merchant and Richard O'Brien - a satirical animation presenting the possibility, back in WWII, what would have happened had the Nazis invaded England. The closing film will be &...

Write and Direct Your First Feature Film

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FIVE NIGHTS TO KICK-START YOUR FILM CAREER  Being a writer/director in the film business ensures that your words and vision are translated to the screen exactly as you conceived them. But how do you take your ideas and characters and put them into action?  Raindance Canada is proud to offer an exclusive 5-night course starting September 27th, with Sean McConville, renowned Canadian writer & director of Deadline (2010) starring Brittany Murphy & Thora Birch.    ...

Scott’s June Festival Update

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With a lot of Europe preparing itself for a nice long summer break we seem to have stepped up a gear and had an incredibly busy month here at ÉCU this month – and the cool thing is that there appears to be no end in sight as we head down various roads and avenues at warp speed! Last week I was joined at the London Film Academy by Lousia Mayman (director of ÉCU 2010’s Best Student Film) for an ÉCU 2011 presentation and the screening of Lousisa’s film, The Highest Low. I...

18th Raindance Film Festival: Call for entry

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The 18th Raindance Film Festival September 29 - October 10, 2010 Call for Entries - Click here Regular Deadline: 7 May 2010 Late Deadline: 4 June 2010 Final Deadline, Withoutabox Submissions Only: 18 June 2010 Contact Information: Raindance Film Festival 81 Berwick Street London W1F 8TW United Kingdom Telephone: 020 7287 3833 (UK country code is 44, and drop the first zero) Fax: 0207 439 2243 WEBSITE http://www.raindance.co.uk Email Contact Raindance ...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

99 Minute Film School

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Of course it is impossible to explain filmmaking in 99 minutes! Or is it? Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers in the UK, will attempt just that and give you a viable plan and dozens of filmmaking tips in just 99 minutes. This evening workshop will run through the basic essentials you will need to create a film and to create a plan to launch your career. Finding a do-able script Finding cast and crew Shooting tips Getting your...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

Boozin' N' Schmoozin'

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We've revamped this stellar event to bring you exclusive film debuts, engaging industry professionals and networking opportunities to ensure your project hits the ground running. To sweeten the night, Raindance is kicking in fabulous appetizers and a super styl'n DJ at Atom Egoyan's Camera Bar. Join us every second Monday of each month! Cost: 20$ at door or FREE to Premium Members Premium Membership Advantages for Boozin' N' Schmoozin' -Free entrance to 12 B&S events a year, that's a...

Have a look some Raindance Film Festival trailers 16, 15 ...

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• 16th Raindance Film Festival Trailer:http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv/video/x6ow8u_16th-raindance-festival-trailer_shortfilms• 15th Raidance Film Festival Trailer:http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv/video/x3rc1m_15th-raindance-film-festival_shortfilms • Want to watch more??http://raindance.tv/ http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv  ...

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The Awards and Winners from London Raindance

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To recognise the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 16th Raindance Film Festival in 2008, a number of jury prizes were awarded before the screening of the Closing Night Film Hush at the Cineworld Trocadero on Sunday 12 October at 7:30PM. Winners are bolded.UK FEATURE*The Blue TowerDummyFlickSenselessZebra CrossingsUK SHORT * sponsored by Delta AirlinesBrokenLike Other People DoOttica ZeroPlayer *Red SandsINTERNATIONAL FEATURE*Estomago [Brazil]Fine, Totally Fine [Japan]Go...

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Raindance line up announced: the festival gets ready for heavy program

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15th Raindance Film Festival  will run September 25 - October 7thFeature Films and Feature Documentaries Screening  THE AMAZING LIVES OF THE FAST FOOD GRIFTERS [TACHIGUISHI RESTUDEN] Japan 104'Director: Mamoru OsuiiPrincipal Cast: Kaito Kissuoji, Mako Hyodo, Tosuio Suzuki, Shinji HiguchiShort Synopsis: Hit Japanese blockbuster from the director of Ghost in the Shell.THE AMAZING GRACE Nigeria 83'Director: Jeta AmataDirector of Photography: Joseph TaylorPrincipal Cast: Nick Moran, Scott...

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