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Innovation part of the script

Innovation part of the script

Minority screenwriters have the opportunity to win $5,000 to develop a short film as part of the Whistler Film Festival’s third annual Short Film Competition presented by Citytv.

B.C. screenwriters are asked to submit an eight-minute short film script based on the theme of "Innovation".

Scriptwriters must be a visible minority or of Aboriginal heritage to be eligible.

Three semi finalists will be chosen to participate in two-minute pitch sessions. Their scripts will also be read at the Whistler Film Festival’s Filmmaker Forum, presented by Bell. A jury of industry professionals will award the winner with a $5,000 development prize as well as the opportunity to work with Citytv in regards to potential pre-licensing of the project.

Musical auditions in Squamish

Sea to Sky Entertainment in association with the Squamish Youth Theatre joins forces once again to mount a musical for the 2006 winter season, with open auditions being held Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish.

The group still awaits confirmation of playwright rights, and therefore, the musical of choice for this year’s production will not be announced until a later date.

However, the group of thespians, who produced The Sound of Music and Rocky Horror Picture Show in years past, is moving ahead with auditions.

Teenagers and adults are invited to come out for the open audition. Expect to showcase your singing and acting talents at the preliminary auditions and dancing at the callbacks.

Participants are asked to come prepared with a song and to do a cold reading.

To register, call producer Adriane Polo at 604-898-5930.

Improv talent needed

Whose Line is it Anyway? fans can exercise their funny bone at the Sea to Sky Improv Sports (SSIS) audition for their upcoming production of A Night of Improv, in October at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish.

Auditions are held Sunday, Sept. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish.

Auditions are open to people 16 years old and older. Participants will engage in improvisation exercises, and therefore, no prep work is necessary. However, be ready to stretch your humour.

SSIS was founded by Keith Johnstone in February 2006. Inspired by the Vancouver Theatre Sports League and Improv, Johnstone aims to establish a long-running troupe here in the corridor.

To register for the audition or just to get involved, call Johnstone at 604-848-5708.

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