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I’m Going To Cannes!!!

Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

I first heard about The American Pavilion Cannes Film Program during my freshman year of college. The program was mentioned by the professor of an “Adaptation” course I was taking (we would read a short story or novel, then watch the movie adaptation of it). Over the years, I’ve thought of applying to the program and this year I finally did.

I really didn’t know my chances of getting into this program. But, as my motto has been for the past year or so, you never know until you apply.

Wednesday (December 19th), I had a phone interview with The American Pavilion. After the phone call, I really wasn’t sure how it went. I just tried my best to answer every question as honestly and enthusiastically as possible. I especially wasn’t sure since my answer for “the most recent film you’ve watched” was the 2009 British dark comedy In The Loop. Furthermore, I was shocked to hear that I would be notified by Friday the same week whether I got in or not!

Well, today is Friday and I received the e-mail… I’ve been accepted into The American Pavilion 2013 Cannes Film Program!!!!!!!!!

The program begins on May 12 and ends of May 27. I have no idea what to expect, but I hope I’m not too star-struck. According to the interviewer, the program is what you make of it, so that means I’m packing all my business cards, postcards, and copies of my screenplays.

After filling out a bunch of forms for The Pavilion, I guess I need to figure out what to pack as well as brush up on some French?

Wish me luck! Or “bonne chance”?

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


Family Vacation, Fall 2012: Jellies and Moguls

This vacation had its ups and downs — well, let’s make that heavy on the downs. But there were a few memobrable moments, which I managed to capture “on film.”

(The following photographs are for my personal use. Please do not repost without permission. Thank you!)

Monterey — Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Hearst Castle

San Simeon — Elephant Seals

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


“Who is Laurence Harvey?”: Research

Over the course of researching and writing my first full-length screenplay entitled Who is Laurence Harvey? (about the forgotten international film star Laurence Harvey [1928 - 1973]), I developed a bit of a hobby.

“What hobby?” you ask.

Collecting every single last image of Laurence Harvey I can find on the internet, that’s what!!

I currently have over 450 images saved in my Laurence Harvey folder.

Here, I thought I’d share some of my favorite images. These are the images that I hope will one day influence the production/design of this film.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these images!!

(Click on images to enlarge.)

Autographed photo of Laurence Harvey

Laurence Harvey as Romeo (1954)

Laurence Harvey in “Room at the Top” (1959)

Laurence Harvey in “The Alamo” (1960)

Laurence Harvey and Elizabeth Taylor in “BUtterfield 8″ (1960)

Laurence Harvey in “The Long and The Short and The Tall” (1961)

Laurence Harvey at home.

Laurence Harvey in “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962)

Laurence Harvey and France Nuyen in “A Girl Named Tamiko” (1962)

Laurence Harvey and Sarah Miles in “The Ceremony” (1963)

Laurence Harvey in “Life at the Top” (1965)

Laurence Harvey at the Oscars.

Laurence Harvey and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of “Night Watch” (1973)

For more information about Who is Laurence Harvey?, check out this post. Or visit my homepage.

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


Applications

Try, Try Again:

Last Spring, during my graduation from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study, there was some advice offered to us by Dean Susanne Wofford that stuck with me: you never know until you apply. Granted I am a rather skeptical, cynical, and pessimistic individual, I don’t usually take what’s said during a graduation ceremony very seriously. But I thought that this simply notion had its merits.

That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to apply to as many fellowships, programs, etc. no matter how slim the chances of being accepted are. Yes, I’ve already been rejected by a few. But I’m trying everything, hoping something will hit. I mean, it only takes one!

Here is a list of the fellowships/programs I’ve applied to so far and am currently waiting to hear from:

  1. The 2012 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards: Two scripts entered. Quarter-Finalists announced July 15th; Semi-Finalists, August 15th; Finalists, September 15th; and Winners, October 15th.
  2. The Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition: Two scripts entered. Quarterfinal round notified late July; Semifinalists, late August; Finalists, late September to early October; and Fellowships recipients, late October.
  3. Sundance Screenwriters Lab: One script entered. Second round notified August 15.
  4. Film Independent Screenwriters Lab: One script entered. Announced via email by the end of July.
  5. Austin Film Festival: One script entered. First Round/Second Round, letter sent by late August; Semifinalist, phone call by late August; Finalists, mid to late September; Winners, October 22 at the Awards Luncheon at the Conference.
  6. Kaos Films’s 2012 British Short Screenplay CompetitionOne script entered. According to last year… semi-finalists, September; finalists, February; winners, March?
  7. Screenwriters Goldmine CompetitionOne script entered. Quarter Finalists, October 4th; Semi Finalists, November 1st; Finalists, November 22nd; and Grand Award Winner, November 29th.
  8. 10th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay ContestOne script entered. The winner, ten finalists, semi-finalists, and quarter finalists all announced on February 1, 2013.
  9. The Emerging Screenwriters 2012 Screenplay Competition: One script entered. Semi-Finalists, February 1; Finalists, March 1; Grand Prize Winner, March 15.
  10. The BlueCat Screenplay CompetitionOne script entered. Quarter-Finalists, February 1st; Semi-Finalists, March 1st; Finalists, April 1st; Winner, April 10th.
  11. The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival — Screenwriters: One script entered. Finalists = September 1, 2013. Winners = September 23, 2013.
  12. Creative World Awards: Two scripts entered. Preliminary Finalists = August 11th, 2013. Quater Finalists = August 19th. Semi Finalists = August 26th. Finalists = September 2nd. Winner = September 9th.
It would be a dream and an honor to be accepted by any of these programs!! Waiting for some good news!

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Fellowships/grants/programs I’d like to apply to in the future:

  1. SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant
  2. Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship
  3. The Blake Society Tithe Grant
  4. Creative Capital Grants

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Future plans:

In the next few weeks, I hope to continue my search for a decent job in the San Francisco Bay Area, get the Hollywood Creative Directory and send out inquiry letters, and continue to develop my new screenplay and new graphic novel.

Also, I’m thinking of trying out Kickstarter.com. We’ll see how everything goes.

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


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