Greetings! Positions are available for local writers and production personnel. Please share this info with family or friends who are looking for work. Pertinent emails and websites are linked below along the right side of this page. Please subscribe to have this page sent to your email (it’s free). Thank you!
1) SEGMENT WRITER: FOOD TV SERIES. Page Productions is seeking writers for Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”. Writers work under the guidance of Head Writer, writing segment scripts for approval of Executive Producer. Writers must have excellent writing skills, work quickly and efficiently with Final Cut Pro, propose a story structure based on media provided, pay acute attention to detail and accuracy, meet deadlines, be highly motivated, be able to learn and possess an unyielding work ethic. A short learning curve and receptivity to criticism are essential. TV writing experience is highly valued. Submit resume and brief cover letter to email linked below. Submit script samples by request only. No phone calls, please.
2) PRODUCTION CREW: “LIVING WITH THE LAND”. Reel Nomad Productions is crewing up for the 5-part documentary series profiling the lives of 5 people who are living with the land in MN. Principal photography to commence during summer-fall 2010 (5 days, 1 subject per day). Day rate for production; flat rate for post.
Seeking: Camera operator, Production Sound Mixer; Production assistant; Editor (FCP Suite); Sound Editor; Designer (Titles/graphics, DVD menu, DVD package, poster). Send cover letter/resume to email linked below or by mail to: Reel Nomad Productions, 2900 39th Av. S., Mpls., MN, 55406.
3) NEW ON CD, TUES., JUNE 22:
A) MILEY CYRUS: “CAN’T BE TAMED”: on Hollywood Records. (Single cd; Deluxe Ed. CD/DVD Combo). Hannah Montana is gone and Miley is growing up. Doubters will want to hear for themselves as she comes of age with this one, far and away her best. The deluxe package has a DVD featuring a 90 minute concert at London’s 02 Arena with never-before-seen concert footage and the usual backstage bunk and interviews. Miley is scheduled to appear at Target Center in downtown Mpls. on Oct. 29. No details are available on her website as yet since the tour doesn’t begin until Sept. 14.
B) OZZY OSBOURNE: “SCREAM”: on Epic. Mr. O, star of reality telly and various commercials, has gone back into his basement studio and recorded his 10th album, his first in 3 years. This one is solid as usual. No matter how many changes he goes through, Ozzy is always Ozzy. This disc marks the first appearance of new guitarist Gus G. who joins bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clupetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. No U.S. dates have been announced but check out his ultra-cool website anyway. The graphics alone make it worthwhile.
C) CYNDI LAUPER: “MEMPHIS BLUES”: on Downtown. The girl wanting to have fun is exploring a new take on classic blues. She’s doing it with the likes of B.B. King, local boy Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Charlie Musselwhite, Kenny Brown and Ann Peebles. Trax include “Early in the Morning”, “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”, “Crossroads” and 9 more. You have to hear this to believe it. This is way better than anything she’s done and well worth the money. B.B.’s guitar really sounds great with her voice. You’ll have to travel to see her: Cleveland (June 29), Chicago (June 30), Detroit (July 1) or Toronto (July 3).
D) SARAH HARMER: “OH LITTLE FIRE”: on Zoe Records. Sarah Harmer may not be the big name that Neko Case is but Neko joins her for a duet on this disc. Ms. Harmer is a bit folk, a bit country, a bit blues and a bit rock and all about the lyrics and the melody. Take a chance or wait to find this one used but you’ll want to backtrack her other four discs once you hear her. She also has no local dates scheduled.
E) ALBERT KING WITH STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: “IN SESSION”: on Stax. (CD/DVD package). This is the audio and the visual of the live album made from the Canadian TV (CHCH-TV) show recorded on Dec. 6, 1983. It was released on vinyl on Aug. 17, 1999 and is the only known recording of these blues giants playing together. Vaughan idolized King and had sat in with him much earlier in Texas. King had spaced out that encounter and initially didn’t want to do this show. It wasn’t till he realized that this was ‘Little Stevie’, the skinny kid from the Texas show that he agreed to do it. The material here is mostly that recorded by King but Vaughan performs his own “Pride and Joy”. The other trax are” “Stormy Monday”, “Ask Me No Questions”, “Blues at Sunrise”, “Turn It Over”, “Overall Junction”, “Matchbox Blues”, and “Don’t Lie To Me”. Also included are the conversation bits between tracks.
Note: This release was confirmed for this date, re-scheduled, then reannounced for this date. If it does not show up in stores this Tues., have your name placed on the waiting list at any Cheapo Records location or at the Electric Fetus. Both stores have a solid rep for acquiring blues material and will make sure you get your copy.