RMM General Meeting Notes – April 30, 2012

Start Time: 6:30PM
Total in Attendance: 21
Location: Brighton Public Library

Individual introductions

Upcoming Events:

RMM Producer Meetings
Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Little Theater Cafe
Come to get help/help out with shorts and other productions

RMM Executive Board Meetings
Second Thursday of every month, 6:00pm at the Little Theater Cafe

Rochester Film Lab
Second Wednesday of every other month, 7:00pm at Animatus Studios
Next meeting is May 9, 2012
For critique and discussion on editing and directing

RMM Writer’s Workshop
Sundays, 12:00pm at the Pita Pit (East and Alexander)
Next meeting is May 6, 2012
For education and critique/feedback on screenwriting

RMM Auditions
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:30am – 1:00pm at “The Space” at Hungerford
Open audition call for Summer Shorts, student films, and other projects
DVD will be made of auditions for directors to use for casting all year long
Monologue-type sides have been created for those auditioning

Shmoovies showing
July 16, 2012 at Cinema Theater
Set up: 5:45
Box Office open: 6:15
House open: 6:30
Show start: 7:00

Treasury Report:
By Ric Hooker


RMM Director’s Forum – Stan Main, producer/shot at RCTV

Put out a call for a director to interview for May 7, 2012 production
stan AT rochestermoviemakers DOT org

Requiem for a Beauty Queen project – Wayne to produce from Joe Nellis script
Needs Production Designer to design backstage set/costumes, etc.
wayne AT rochestermoviemakers DOT org

Hundo Leeng – Stan Main to produce from Mark Maira script
Needs: Assistant Director, Boom Operator, Composer, two Pas, Script Supervisor
Actors Needed: “Lance” (20s,) “Brandon” (30s,) “Caroline,” “Dave,” and “Driver”
Scheduled Times:
Rehearsal #1 May 15, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rehearsal #2 May 22, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rehearsal #3 May 29, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rehearsal #4 June 5, 2012 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rehearsal #5 June 12, 2012 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Optional Dress June 22, 2012 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Shoot Dates June 23, 2012 – June 24, 2012, 8:00am – 6:00pm
stan AT rochestermoviemakers DOT org

Bury My Heart with Tonawanda update
Started filming this weekend at Genesee Country Village and Museum
Shoot is going very well so far; very impressive production

Networking: 7:03PM
End of Meeting

RMM Writers Workshop meets 4/29 and 5/6

Don’t forget, RMM Writers Workshop meets Sunday, April 29 and Sunday May 6!

Noon – 2pm at the PITA PIT, 311 Alexander Street, Rochester.

Print and bring along a few copies of the latest script or outline you’ve been working on! We’ll also be discussing what writers/producers should do to prepare for Summer Short auditions May 5.

We’ve taken a few weeks off from meetings, so we’re getting back in the groove by meeting two weeks in a row. That’s right, we’ll also be meeting May 6, same Pita Pit time, same Pita Pit channel.

To get plenty of useful screenwriting links, be sure to join the RMM Writers Workshop group on Facebook:

See you soon!


RMM General Meeting Notes – March 26, 2012


Start Time: 6:30PM
Total in Attendance: 34
Location: Law Offices of Nixon Peabody

General intro from Stan Main, skipped individual introductions

Upcoming Projects:

RMM Auditions – available for everyone to use for shorts and films
Date TBD

Shmoovies 2011 showing – at Cinema Theater
Need new meeting space – put call out for suggestions

RMM Producers Meetings – will be on-going on Thursdays in April
Little Theater Café,  6pm

Greentopia (announcement by Noel Bastien)
New Film Festival
Looking for sustainability-themed shorts
Early deadline: April 2; Regular deadline: May 1; Late deadline: June 4

Bury My Heart With Tonawanda
Starting shooting April 27
Looking for a man to play a dinner guest for Saturday, May 19th at 2:00pm
Need a costume assistant/tracker to monitor all costumes and production assistant on
April 29, April 30, may 3, May 5, May 6, May 7, May 12, May 13, and May 19

Rules announced by Wayne Coughlin
Circle favorite on score sheet, voting members’ votes count three times
Nine scripts read in total

Script-a-palooza readings

  1. The Upgrade – Mike McCourt
  2. Eyes Still Closed – Michelle Cardulla
  3. Requiem for a Beauty Queen – Joe Nellis
  4. Bear River – Marty Naparsteck
  5. Hundo Leeng – Mark Maira
  6. Kiss Me, You Fool – Hank Shaw
  7. The Story About Troy – Dave Buttle
  8. The King of Cups – Mike Boas
  9. The Intervention – Wayne Coughlin

1st place – The King of Cups – Mike Boas
2nd place – Hundo Leeng – Mark Maira
3rd place – The Upgrade – Mike McCourt


End of Meeting