Accepted to New York Film Fest!

New York International Independent Film and Video FestivalMatt Joyer’s short film “Someone, Something,” written by Ryan Nichols, has been accepted into the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival! My first film fest!

This is particularly exciting because less than two months ago the film appeared in the Twin Cities Film Festival!

The film will be screened twice, once during the fall of 2010 in Los Angeles and then in the spring of 2011 in New York City.

On Saturday, November 13 in Los Angeles you can see the film at the Culver Plaza Theatre, located across the street from Sony Studios and the Kirk Douglas Theatre at 9919 Washington Boulevard.

If you’re in the LA-area buy tickets and check it out!

Behind-The-Scenes: Mayo Clinic Shoot

Behind-the-scenes of “In The Words of Dr. Will: The Primary Value of Mayo Clinic.”

Recap: The Weekly

Producing sketch comedy? No laughing matter.


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Closing: Guthrie Theater’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona”

You have less than a month to grab tickets to the Guthrie’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona!”


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Michael gets up close and personal with legendary recording artist Chuck Mangione!