FilmPEI is pleased to announce two new members to the FilmPEI Board: Tina Yu and Sparrow McGowan! Welcome to the team!
A Film4Ward film is shooting this weekend so we are taking advantage of the holiday and making it a 4 day weekend. Please make sure you touch base with Thomas today about weekend rentals (email@example.com). These must be picked up Thursday and will be returned on Tuesday. As always we are here for you in a pinch so for emergencies you can contact Renee off hours at 902-213-2471.
Office is closed Wednesday, Sept 23
FilmPEI will be operating ‘by appointment only’ today Wednesday Sept 23. We are working from home during the storm. The ED is still available via phone 902-213-2471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Normal operations will resume tomorrow (Thurs).
July 27 Newsletter!
A pile of NEWS hot of the presses!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS!
FilmPEI is looking to create a 3-year strategy for the organization that takes fullest advantage of the digital transformation of the film/media sector. To do this, we need to understand the current digital state of the organization, assess the needs of the membership and wider film/media arts community, identify gaps and consider what role and supports the organization could offer with a more digitally robust infrastructure and presence.
Survey for Screenwriters
Hi PEI Screenwriters. We are trying to gauge interest and needs in the screenwriting community here on PEI.
So please take this short SURVEY!
Once we have a handle on who’s out there and what’s possible, we’ll look into providing ways that we could provide some development support for a few projects.
If you do have a project in development and are looking for some help, send along a 150-word description of what you are working on and some of the background. Write it as though we were having a chat about what you’ve done with your project and what is your end goal.
For example, you might say something like: I have a first draft of a feature and I want to take it to the next draft. The story is about a farming family on the verge of ruin and the every day hero who comes to their rescue. There are limited locations and a small cast, so very doable by Canadian standards, etc. The theme is: Always look for the open window, there is usually one.
Remember that story matters most:
- If you submit a documentary, make sure you have a strong unique story to tell that will attract an audience.
- If you submit a comedy, make the submission funny.
- If you submit high drama, your proposal needs to draw strong emotions; and
- If it’s more of a dramedy, be sure there is some of each in your submission.
Send your answers, questions, and submission in the body of an e-mail and address it to email@example.com.
Please no attachments in the email.
Newsletter July 20, 2020
FilmPEI is resuming its regular hours
Starting Monday FilmPEI will be resuming our normal hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Thomas will only be available at FilmPEI from 1 to 5pm. But gear can be picked up or dropped off throughout the day.
PLEASE GIVE US 48 HOURS NOTICE FOR GEAR RENTAL. We still need to disinfect between uses and that will take time.
Facilities may only be used by General and Producer members when FilmPEI staff are on site. Starting June 8 Producer members may rent the facilities outside of regular hours. Renters must follow strict protocols when using FilmPEI facilities. Rentals must be booked 48 hours before use.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO BOOK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS. Renee will be in the office usually in the mornings but for everyone’s safety we would like to know who’s coming and when.
COMING INTO THE SPACE:
FilmPEI, like all businesses, must adhere to the PEI Public Health Office’s regulations and have a COVID-19 focused operational plan in place. We have sanitization stations around the space and a sanitization protocol. ANYONE COMING INTO THE SPACE WILL SIGN IN SO AS TO KEEP A RECORD IN THE CASE THAT CONTACT TRACING IS NECESSARY.
DO NOT COME TO FILMPEI IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING ANY SIGNS OF COVID-19 SUCH AS:
• feeling feverish
• new or worsening cough
• and/or difficulty breathing
FilmPEI will be partially opening May 25, 2020
Track your financial losses
We’ve been advised to keep track of financial losses.
The excel spreadsheet below was shared online and at the moment I don’t have the original creator to credit. I’ll update this info when we get it.