deadCENTER fundraiser Thanksgiving Night!

Need to entertain the family on Thanksgiving night? Take them to the Carpenter Square Theatre preview performance of EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) on Thursday, November 25th and help raise money for deadCENTER! Tickets are $15 and half of the ticket sales from that evenings performance goes directly to deadCENTER film. It’s a total win!

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
a comedy by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K Alvarez

Unable to muster up excitement for their umpteenth performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, three actors decide at the last minute to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, every carol ever sung and seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop culture. It turns into an impromptu madcap romp through the holiday season! If you have enjoyed such shows as The Compleat Works of Wm Shakespeare (Abridged), then you will love this one!

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) will be staged at the Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center, which is located at 2001 E. Reno at the intersection of Reno and Martin Luther King. The venue has easy highway access. Theatergoers may exit I-40 at Eastern/M.L. King and proceed north on M.L. King. The Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center is the first business on the east side of the street. Full bar services will be available for patrons to enjoy prior to the performance and at intermission.

For tickets, please call: (405) 232-6500 or visit

deadCENTER Film @ AIDS Walk 2010

The staff, board and volunteers of deadCENTER Film raised over $1300 dollars for local AIDS/HIV support organizations this past Sunday for the OKC AIDS Walk. 13 official team members and a horde of other supporters marched through downtown OKC to draw attention to those people living with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. This year was the largest AIDS Walk in Oklahoma history and was a fantastic celebration.

The Referral – Film Threat Wants to Help Fund Your Film Project

If you attended our excellent panels series this year at deadCENTER, you know something we talked about a lot is the effect the Internet has had on the entire filmmaking experience, not to mention the film viewing experience. During these discussions, one issue kept popping up: the lowering of barriers is great, but it also means there’s just a lot more competition.

One of the best examples of this is the huge number of film projects vying for funding on the Internet. On that front, Film Threat is trying to help by giving a few worthy projects a leg up. Every week, they will be featuring one noteworthy project posted on crowd-sourced funding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo on their site. Which means more eyes on your fund-raising efforts. Which could mean more cash. From the posting:

“That’s right, every Monday, starting July 25, 2010, we’re going to feature one film or film-related project in progress that we feel is worth your and our time. From there, it’s up to our passionate, film-hungry and film-savvy readers to decide whether they want to take that extra step to help make these projects in progress a reality. It’s then up to you, the filmmaker, to live up to the faith we’re putting in you and your efforts by giving you such lofty praise as featuring you and your project as a top story on our site (seriously, you want this; studio films and indies alike routinely angle for space and feature stories on our site).”

For the full post and submission form, click through to the Film Threat post. And if you’re an Okie filmmaker who is going to submit, let us know in the comments, and we’ll keep an eye on Film Threat to see if you’ve been spotlighted.

redCENTER Lounge Fundraiser – in detail."> Tracey Zeeck explains the redCENTER Lounge Fundraiser – in detail.

Well, here we are, just four days from the kickoff of the tenth annual deadCENTER Film Festival. Think about it – that means just ten short years ago, we didn’t even have a film festival in Oklahoma City. For those of you too young to remember, there used to be a lot of Pictionary and charades played to fill the second week in June. And lots of drinking. Fortunately that is no longer the case. Except for the drinking. There’s still lots of drinking. And the occasional game of Pictionary, if only for old times’ sake. But I digress.

As a member of the board of directors, a faithful fan of the festival, and a self-proclaimed “creativity junkie”, I can promise you that deadCENTER does not disappoint. In my opinion, it’s one of the best things about OKC, and it only gets better year after year.

Take this year for example. It’s our tenth anniversary. An occasion to celebrate. So we are piggybacking our first-ever VIP fundraiser on the already-outstanding, annual kickoff party and outdoor screening. Pretty smart, eh? (Thanks again, Anthony McDermid!)

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