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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? & A Scanner Darkly Folio Society Edition review

The Folio Society has released a very handsome double edition of two Philip K. Dick novels, but what does the pairing add?

When I first found out that the Folio Society were making a tête-bêche, or head-to-toe, version of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly, I wasn’t blown away by the idea.

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Tête-bêche binding - two novels head to tail in one book, with a front cover at either end - is often associated with cheap genre paperbacks from the 1950s to the 1970s: the very collectible Ace Doubles, for instance. A number of titles by Philip K Dick were produced in this manner, often with a title by a different author on the flipside,
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Cool Stuff: Mark Englert And Chris Skinner’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prints

  • Slash Film
Cool Stuff: Mark Englert And Chris Skinner’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prints
Just in time for Star Wars Celebration this weekend, our friends at the Bottleneck Gallery in conjunction with Acme Archives is releasing 3 new Star Wars prints. A Bb-8 focused print by Chris Skinner called “Finn’s Buddy” and Mark Englert‘s tribute to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in two variants. Hit the […]

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Excl: Mark Englert's 'Should we take a look inside?' Print for Alien Day

"Should we take a look inside?" In honor of Alien Day, on April 26th, we're proud to debut one of the new prints being released by Bottleneck Gallery in NYC. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and Acme Archives, Bottleneck is hosting a sold out screening of Alien at Syndicated Bk on Tuesday and releasing artwork (other prints by Laurent Durieux and Chris Skinner). We get to reveal the art designed by Mark Englert for Alien titled "should we take a look inside" - a 12"x36" screenprint with glow-in-the-dark ink. This print is awesome, and the detail on it is incredible. And the good news is that the original version will be a timed release meaning anyone can buy a copy during the 24-hour on sale period opening for Alien Day. Here's the artwork - directly below is the original version of the Mark Englert Alien print (with glow-in-the-dark ink
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Street Trash Celebrated in New Limited Edition Poster from Skuzzles

  • DailyDead
Skuzzles presents two limited edition posters (regular edition and variant) with artwork by Chris Skinner commemorating the cult 1987 film Street Trash. Skinner’s artwork goes on sale today, Wednesday, April 6th, at 1:00pm Est.

From Skuzzles: “Street Trash by Chris Skinner – Regular Edition

Limited Edition of 100

10 Color screen print

18 x 24 Inches

Printed by Dl Screenprinting

$40

Street Trash by Chris Skinner – Variant Edition

Limited Edition of 50

4 Color screen print on black paper

18 x 24 Inches

Printed by Dl Screenprinting

$40

Free $10 Bonus Gift

The first 100 Street Trash limited edition screen print movie posters sold comes with a free 1.5″ Tenafly Viper pin. This is a 6 color soft enamel pin with a glow-in-the-dark blue. It comes with 2 back clutches. Designed by Chris Skinner. (disclaimer: Do not drink this pin…)

On Sale Wednesday April 6th at 1:00 Pm Est

Street Trash by Chris Skinner On Sale Wednesday April 6th at 1:00 Pm Est on our homepage.
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Strategic Partners 2014 to Hosts Visionary Program of Dynamic Panel Discussions

The leading international film, television and digital co-production market in Canada is less than one month away. Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, unveils a line-up of cutting-edge panels and esteemed panelists not-to-be missed at this year’s event, September 11 - 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“We have put together a fantastic itinerary of panel discussions for this year’s program. Some of the world’s top trendsetters will descend upon Halifax to deliver the very latest news on topics such as financing and distribution of digital first content and exploring why producers should consider producing series for the web as part of their business model,” said Strategic Partners Director, Laura Mackenzie. “We are extremely excited to welcome the Argentinean Producers and Director as well as the Canadian Producers of The Games Maker to present a Case Study on this Argentinean/ Canadian/ Italian co-production. We always aim to provide the most progressive and up-to-the-minute information available and I'm very proud to announce this year’s line-up!”

I will be moderating the panel on the film "The Game Maker" on September 12th. See the full line up below.

Strategic Partners has announced the following program and panelists for 2014:

A Case Study of "The Games Maker"

When: September 12th, 1:20 Pm

Where: Imperial Room, Lord Nelson Hotel

A complex Argentinian-Canadian-Italian co-production, "The Games Maker" is a true international success story, from script to screen. Released in early July 2014 in Latin America, this family adventure film with universal appeal has dazzled at the box office.

Moderator Sydney Levine (SydneysBuzz) will lead an in-depth discussion with the stellar team behind the feature film. The discussion will shed light on the project’s origination, the obstacles they overcame during production, how financing was achieved and how distribution and international sales were determined and executed.

Panelists include: Argentinean Director, Juan Pablo Buscarini, Pampa Films ("Chinese Take-Away"); Argentinean Producer, Verónica Cura, Utopica Group ("The Headless Woman"); Canadian Producers, Kim Roberts and Tina Pehme, Sepia Films ("In Their Skin")

Web Series Wizards Weigh In – the magic behind creating successful online content

When: September 13th, 1:45 Pm

Where: Imperial Room, Lord Nelson Hotel

Original web series appeared on the market with such landmark properties as Red vs Blue and The Guild, busting open the belief that short-form web content would be YouTubers on skateboards and kittens in cardboard. Web series have since matured into their own art form and are recognized as a legitimate format of content for mobile and internet audiences. But how are producers financing web hits like Video Game High School or Epic Mealtimeand is it a viable format for independents?

Traditional and new media companies are racing to 'videofy' their internet magazines and newspapers (think Vice, The Guardian, and Conde Nast publications) as are many brands (think Red Bull, Amex and Ge.)

Panel moderator, Catherine Tait, Producer/ Distributor at iThentic, will explore with her panel of web series wizards who the new buyers are now and whether or not this is an avenue for independent producers to explore.

Panelists will include: Matthew Graham, Senior Director, PBS Digital Studios; Chris Skinner, Head of Digital, CTV; Ben Waller, Partner, RocketJump Studios

Beyond Broadcast — original programming in an increasingly digital-first world

When: September 14th, 11:20 Am

Where: Imperial Room, Lord Nelson

Today's media landscape is arguably one of the most innovative periods in media history, and yet one that is fraught with confusion and possibly disillusion, some of the best indicators of large-scale change. Currently, most online platforms are fully committed to commissioning original programming, and many media companies are producing original content for online and mobile platforms. In response, many new and traditional broadcast players are now commissioning original ‘digital first’ series, creating an ever increasingly symbiotic relationship.

How exactly are traditional broadcasters responding and what are the opportunities for their defense? How can broadcasters capitalize off this growing trend and work together with creators to further develop their online offerings?

Panel moderator, Producer Damon D'Oliveira ("What We Have," "The Book of Negroes") will examine how the concept of 'Content Everywhere’ is now imperative for all media companies, and panelists will take an in-depth look at the burgeoning marketplace for ‘digital-first’ original content.

Panelists will include: Stephen Finney, Production Executive, Original Drama Content, Shaw Media; Fay Wells, Distribution Consultant; Sam Harowitz, Director, Television Acquisitions & Development, Global Content, FreemantleMedia International

Each year, top Canadian and international industry players, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors are selected to attend Strategic Partners. Offering over 1,000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, and screenings and receptions – Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

For program updates and information on all things co-production, you can now follow Strategic Partners on social media:

Twitter: [At}SPcopromarket #spcopro2014

Facebook: www.facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners

Youtube: www.youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom

About Strategic Partners: An International Film, Television and Digital Co-Production Market

The Atlantic Film Festival’s Strategic Partners is one of the world’s preeminent co-production/co-financing markets focusing on feature film, TV and web based fiction. Strategic Partners offers an intimate, organized forum for projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner.

Over the past 17 years, Strategic Partners has established itself not only as a one of a kind co-production market, but also as a cutting edge, intimate environment that delivers solutions to existing and foreseeable industry challenges. The intelligence and program offered at Strategic Partners is developed over many months of research into current global issues. However, this information is only a complement to Strategic Partners’ primary function – to build, establish and nurture relationships between producers and their partners.

Strategic Partners is a part of the Atlantic Film Festival family of programs. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the Aff Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

Learn more about the Atlantic Film Festival through the links below

Website : atlanticfilm.com , atlanticfilm.com/sp

Facebook pages: /atlanticfilmfestival , /atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners

Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom
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Fan-made: Another Batch of Incredible Posters For Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

By Arian Noveir By Adam Rabalais By Luke Butland By Salvador Anguiano By Andy Fairhurst By Scott Hopko By Chris Skinner By Tom Miatke By Rodolfo Reyes By Patrick Connan By Marie Bergeron By Andrew Swainson By Rich Davies By Orlando Arocena Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally
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Check Out Fantastic Fan Art Posters Inspired By Captain America: The Winter Soldier

We're likely to get a new poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading up to next month's inevitable Super Bowl trailer, but Poster Posse, an artist collective formed by Blurppy.com, has created a very impressive collection of fan art posters inspired by the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel. Lately, there are also some pretty good submissions on DeviantArt by artists who're also anticipating the First Avenger's cinematic return. Check out the gallery below and even more here! By Florey By Florey By Ben Mcleod By Chris Skinner By Matt Needle By Harlan Elam By Khoa Ho By Berkay Daglar By Chris Raimo By Bobby Rubio By Chloebs By Kevin Tolibao By FullMetalShitty By Bobby Rubio After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world.
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Fantastic Fan Art & Posters for Keanu Reeves' Samurai Film '47 Ronin'

We are 47. Holy crap these posters are amazing. There's almost too many of them! I was originally going to put in the headline "See Art for That Samurai Movie You Probably Won't See", but my hopes are that enough buzz is built up through this kind of work that it doesn't matter in the end. Our friends at the blog blurppy have commissioned an incredible series of over 20+ posters, prints and art for Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin (see the trailer), starring Keanu Reeves as a samurai who avenges the death of his master. I'm personally very excited for this movie, despite being delayed for an entire year, and all this art makes me even more excited. Here are some of our favorite posters. Click any below to see the full 47 Ronin galleries (for even more art). There's so much great work. "Who doesn't love demons, dragons, samurai and of course.
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The Gravedancers (Horrorfest Flashback Review)

  • Fangoria
Those who come to The Gravedancers expecting the off-the-wall, black-humored insanity of director Mike Mendez’s previous The Convent should be advised: This is a much more straightforward supernatural tale. Which is not to say that Mendez has mellowed, just that here he’s tackling material (a script by Brad Keene and Chris Skinner) which largely takes its horrors seriously. And the energy of his filmmaking hasn’t waned; back when he first announced the project, Mendez compared it to an adult version of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, and once it gets cooking, The Gravedancers does indeed play like a cinematic amusement-park spook ride. Without self-consciously homaging the films of decades ago, it harks back to the days when horror movies had fun scaring you, yet didn’t wink at the camera or employ self-conscious humor to do so.

Appropriately enough, the story begins with a funeral, and
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