Preparing Phase 2: Casting Jane

By editor | November 13, 2010
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

We’ll have auditions in New York and Los Angeles in January to cast Jane. More informations will follow here soon. You can find some information about the story and the project here.

Finishing Phase 1

By editor | August 9, 2010
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

crew phase 1 What an amazing time lies behind us. What an amazing cast and crew we had. I guess we are all happy to move out of the theater and into what’s left of this summer. Great work everybody and have a save flight home, guys. See you at the Oscars ;-) !!

To get an overview of crew and cast you can look at the entry at crews-united.com

Shooting Phase 1

By editor | July 20, 2010
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

Shooting Phase 1
Here are some impressions of the shooting. It is incredible hard work but it also very rewarding. Thanx everybody!!

Press-Conference with cast of Nightshift

By editor | July 10, 2010
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

Two days before the start of principal photography UnitedRain held a press-conference with the cast today.  See what our great cast had to say about the casting-process, the rehearsals, their parts in Nightshift and the surprisingly hot German climate.

Presenting the cast for Nightshift

By editor | January 30, 2010
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

Nightshift Cast, Sara Brophy, Bryana Servedio, Corey Wright, Andrew Start, Heather Gault, Eric Dysart, Michiko Sasaki

After months and months of auditioning, casting, discussions and contract-negotiations we are really proud to present our cast of Nightshift.

We received more than 600 submissions for our casting-notice in September. We invited more than 60 actors back to our auditions and at the end we got exactly the cast we wanted right from the start.

We wish to thank all those involved: our legal council Hans Homann, the agents who managed to make this happen despite our limited budget, the fantastic team at the Chelsea studios, the numerous helping hands and shoulders to cry onto, all the patient family members, sponsoring small businesses and especially our fantastic cast who put their trust in us. We can’t wait to start.

But we don’t want to forget all those talented actors that sent us their submissions and followed our invitation to audition for us but didn’t make it. It was an honor to get to know you. Keep it up!!!!

You can find further information of our cast members here.

About the audition

By editor | August 14, 2009
Under: News
Comments: 1 Comment »

Our primary goal is to get to know you and your talent as much as possible.  Please prepare the two short monologues that we made available to you.  If you haven’t received them yet, please contact us casting@unitedrain.com . We’d like to encourage you to freely interpret and possibly even modify the text.  Make it really your own!!!  Also if you have a great (preferable comedic) scene/monologue, a song or anything else that is dear to you and you’d like to share with us, we’d love to see/hear that as well.

Karen D. Savage to join the Nightshift-Team

By editor | August 12, 2009
Under: NightShift Production Info
Comments: No Comments »

We are really excited to announce that Karen D. Savage joined our team as choreographer. If you want to find out more about her work please visit her homepage.

Peter Zadek, influential German director is dead

By editor | July 30, 2009
Under: News
Comments: 1 Comment »

He died at the age of 83 in Hamburg after a long desease.  He is the fatherfigur, the hero of german postwar theater.  What a loss!!

6th Annual BENDFILM FESTIVAL in Oregon, USA

By editor | July 29, 2009
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

The 6th Annual BENDFILM FESTIVAL is rapidly making its mark on the festival circuit, garnering acclaim from industry, media, audiences, and filmmakers alike. Set against Bend, Oregon’s mountainous landscape, the Festival sets out to celebrate the brave voices of independent cinema and bring the world to Central Oregon - one film at a time.

Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” byMovieMaker Magazine, and declared “an important creation for filmmakers” by Gus Van Sant. The Festival has offered an exceptional selection of films over the years, including THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD, BORN INTO BROTHELS, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN, and more. Notable guests include John Waters, Patricia Arquette, Minnie Driver, Colin Hanks, C. Thomas Howell, Saverio Guerra, Tony Safford, and Dan Weiden.

BendFilm presents cash prizes for winners of the Best of Show, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student Film, and Best Screenplay honors. What’s more, the winner of the Audience Award takes home a percentage of the Festival’s ticket sales.

For those wishing to participate, hurry up final (VERY LAST) deadline is August 7th 2009.

8th Annual SCREENWRITING EXPO SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

By editor | July 29, 2009
Under: News
Comments: No Comments »

The 8th Annual SCREENWRITING EXPO SCREENPLAY COMPETITION (October 15 to 18, 2009) is dedicated to rewarding great screenwriting in all genres with industry access, prizes, and recognition. The Competition awards over $100,000 USD worth of cash and prizes to talented screenwriters and TV-writers in front of hundreds of cheering writers at the Screenwriting Expo’s closing ceremonies.

The Grand Prize winner receives $20,000 USD cash, a trip to Los Angeles to attend the Expo, tickets to the Golden Pitch, plus other exciting products and services. Four genre winners (from categories such as comedy, family, indie, and horror) receive $2,500 cash, a trip to LA to attend the Expo, plus additional prizes worth $1,000. Winning screenplays are sent to over 300 production companies, managers, and agencies.

Creative Screenwriting and the Expo enjoy a high reputation in the industry, which allows the Competition to call attention to undiscovered writing talent. Winning scripts are “walked” past the gatekeepers who block unsolicited scripts at the major studios, production companies, agencies, and management companies.

Deadline is August 9th 2009.