Second Annual Emerging Filmmakers Screening
presented by TheCinemaSource.com -
On Thursday, March 22, 2007, the website TheCinemaSource.com presented its Second Annual Emerging Filmmakers Screening Series where the the Grand Prize Winner, "Division III", and the First Place Winner, "The Extra", was screened before an audience of 400 at the Loews AMC Empire on 42nd St. in New York City. Hosted by Dan Deevy, the Grand Prize Winner received a check for $3000 to put towards the production of their next film as well as receiving several Gift Cards provided by Blockbuster and various gifts from TheCinemaSource.com. The First Place winner received $1000 and other gifts as well.
"Division III" was directed by Marshall Cook, and stars comedian Andy Dick in this hilarious lampoon on college football. Cook also wrote, produced, and co-starred in the film as well.
"The Extra", directed by Michael Pacheco, is a hysterical look into the life of a professional "extra" played by Ryan Stiles (The Drew Carey Show) as he attempts to complete a day of filming on a small low budget student piece. Jonathan Taylor Thomas also stars as the fledging director.
The purpose of the Series is to allow amatteur filmmakers to gain exposure for their work in a high-profile New York City venue and to showcase the up-and-coming talent waiting to burst out.