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Crew Call for 48 Hour Film Festival

We are looking for a crew for a LA based team entered in the 48 Hour Film Festival that is comfortable with improvisation as a key way to tell a story.

The concept is that from 7:00pm on August 1st until 7:00pm August 3rd, we must write, shoot, and edit a 4-7 minute short film. At the kick-off event, a random genre will be chosen, and we will be assigned a character and a line of dialogue.

Genres have included everything from Western to Musical.

Looking for people who are high energy and want to embrace the pressure of getting the film done in such a short time – while dedicated to excellent technical execution.

Key creative personnel are industry professionals and will guide the story over the weekend based on the genre we are given combined with our writer / cast input, using structured improvisation to help guide the story thus avoiding having to write a full script.

While the position is unpaid – the roles may lead to future work with the creative team as a feature film is planned for the fall. Crew should be dynamic and willing to work on the fly.

We will most likely start shooting late on Friday August 1st and be done by the end of Saturday August 2nd, and then post it on Sunday August 3rd.

The production and creative team will meet a couple of times before production starts.

Film WILL be screened at LA LIVE! for the public, festival participants and local media / agents, Film Festival’s website, HLYP‘s website/social media outlets, and creative team’s personal websites.

Email Resumes and link to online reel (if applicable) to

Feature Film Script Call

Here’s Looking At You Productions creative staff is looking for low-budget and ultra-low budget feature scripts to be produced and submitted to film festivals. Payment will be lo/no/deferred.

In order to submit you MUST put the genre of the script in the subject line ALONG with the title.

You MUST ALSO download a release form from our website – located here.

The release form AND the script must be submitted in the SAME email or we will not read your script. The release form is REQUIRED.

The scripts should be written as a professional screenplay, in Word or PDF Format ONLY. All other formats or submissions (Loglines, Synpopsis, and Samples) WILL NOT be read.

Please submit them to:

Jonathan Schwartz wins Richmond Film Festival Corporate Director Award

The 2012 Richmond International Film Festival (previously known as the Mix Short Film Festival) Corporate Award goes to HLYP’s Jonathan Schwartz. The film – STRIVE – premiered today at the festival, and can be seen on HLYP’s website here.

This category was a bonus category that all entrants are eligible to enter for free as long as they’ve entered a project in at least one other main category.

The festival’s corporate partner will give a call to action for a specific short film project and writers will have two weeks to submit their treatment and script. After the corporate sponsor reviews all submitted material, a winning script will be selected.

The winning script will then be submitted to all entrants who would like to compete for crafting the script’s direction. These directors will have two weeks to complete their vision & storyboard for the script. The corporate sponsor will then select the director with the winning concept.

The winners are each awarded a cash prize and a copy of Sony Vegas Pro editing software. Normally, the festival would then co-direct the film with winner and show it at the film festival, but due to Jonathan’s experience and vision – he was given sole direction and the commission to shoot the film.

Ubi Sheikh joins HLYP

HLYP is pleased to announce that Ubi Sheikh has also joined HLYP’s creative staff. Read his bio here!

Mary Eileen Prise joins HLYP

Mary Eileen Prise, already slated to produce HLYP’s next film, officially joins HLYP. Read her bio here!