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Def Filmmaker Talent Search and Tour

Russell Simmons already has a clothing line, magazine, tv and broadway show, energy drink, and lobbying group. So what's next for hip-hop's biggest mogul? Personally, I was hoping it would be books, kinda of like Meow-Meow Productions, which put out the popular urban novels B-More Careful and True to the Game.

But no dice. It's movies this time.

Russell and his partner Stan Lathan have created Def Filmaker and are looking for talent to showcase on thier upcoming national film festival tour.

Sounds like a great opportunity. Urban Mag has an interview with the new film company's lead executive as well as these submission guidelines:

New Def Filmmakers---WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU.

If you're a filmmaker with a voice that needs to be heard on the hottest Hip Hop channel on the planet
please submit your short, feature film, documentary, music video, performance or interview footage for
consideration to be licensed on our site. In addition, you may be considered for the New Def Filmmakers program, with a chance to have your future work produced. Potential candidates will be notified if we are interested in other material you may have available.

YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

- Cover letter with the following information:

a) Type of content: Short, Feature, Documentary, Music Video, Interview, Performance (Music, Comedy, Poetry)
b) Total running time
c) Year of completion
d) Original shooting format (35MM, 16MM, DV, Mini-DV, High-Def)
e) Brief synopsis

- VHS screening cassette (please make sure tape is clearly labeled with contact info)
- Resume/bio with appropriate contact info (including email address or fax #)
- Any press materials if available
- List of festivals where you've screened

Send your package to the following address:

Simmons Lathan Media Group 5482 Wilshire Blvd.
P.O.Box #1906
Los Angeles,
California 90036

You will be notified via email or fax once we receive your submission.
Please no phone calls and allow reasonable time for a response.

October 11, 2003 in Movies | Link Me | Related Searches | Related Music

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Hello. again my name is Jeremy Holder, I am 17 yrs. old. I am a singer first and an actor. I performed on Star Search, I am currently touring in the stage play called "Baby Mama Drama" starring Clifton Powell, Kym Whitney and Dave Hollister. I have done some work with Maurice Starr, producer of New Edition and New Kids On The Block and Bunny Sigler of Kenny Kamble and Huff. All though I have done many things I can't seem to make it to be a successful artist. Please look me up. My phone * 215-254-3322, you won't regret it...Thanks

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