Film Industry Training Program

The second year of a program designed to train people for jobs in the film industry kicks off this summer. Applications for the “Summer Film Industry Training Program” are due April 22. Here’s a snyopsis: The training program is offered at three sites: Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Quinnipiac University in Hamden and Norwalk Community College in […]

Film folks fight Conn. tax cap

Members of the Connecticut Production Coalition testified in front of a state finance committee Feb. 23 to argue that capping a tax break for industry would drive film, television and multimedia companies out of the state. Here’s a copy of the Coalition’s newsletter which made the rounds a day after the appearance in Hartford: Thanks […]

Once More With Feeling in Norwich

“Once More With Feeling,” an idie film starring indie film darlings Chazz “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” Palminteri, Linda “The Last Seduction” Fiorentino and Drea “The Sopranos” De Matteo, is filming this week in Norwich, according to an article in the Norwich Bulletin. From the article: “Filming for the movie “Once More with Feeling” is […]

New York Observer Defends This Blog

(Robert Durst) Back in June this here little blog had an item on “All Good Things,” a drama starring Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst that was filming in New Milford and Waterbury. I reported that the movie was based on the life of troubled real estate heir Robert Durst. From the original post, which I […]

Rabbit Tales Films in Tarrywile Park

Aside from my dear old mom, Susanna Raeven (above) is the toughest lady with red-hair I’ve ever seen. Raeven was in Tarrywile Park last week crawling in the dirt, having repeated buckets of cold water dumped on her and enduring the “Spiritual Slip n’ Slide,” whatever that is. Her assailant? Kirsten Russell, the writer and director […]

Fango Loves Plague Town

“Plague Town,” the indie horror film shot in Connecticut’s northwest corner, got a great review by Mike Gingold on the Fango Web site. Gingold says:  As opposed to the chatty murderers—both young and old—overpopulating the genre these days, PLAGUE TOWN’s youthful antagonists are more effective for being silent, sporting prosthetics (by KNOCK KNOCK’s Tate Steinsiek, […]

HCB(er) EXCLUSIVE: Plague Town

 (That means it’s important!)   What’s with this giant photo, you ask?   It’s the NYC premiere of “Plague Town,”   A HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW BLOGGER EXCLUSIVE! “Plague Town,” a new horror film from Dark Sky Films, had its U.S. premiere Thursday night at Cinema Village in New York City — and HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW BLOGGER WAS THERE! ! ! […]

Uh Oh

There was a story in the Stamford Advocate yesterday saying film production in Connecticut has come to a halt, thanks to a possible actor’s strike. From the article (which will be online for about two weeks): With a de facto film actors’ strike under way, film productions across the country have come to a halt, […]