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Short Film ASHES gaining attention online.

Our latest short film, ASHES has garnered a bit of attention in the twitter-verse and in multiple independent film blogs online. Check it out through some of the avenues in the tweets below. Ashes (Short Film) http://t.co/Mxuq93pJ3I courtesy of @smontgomery85 and @BeyondNametag. — Turnabout Media (@turnaboutmedia) June 12, 2014 #SupportIndieFilm is out! http://t.co/wkjgElgM6u Stories via @MBCinema @MrSheltonTV @smontgomery85...

NEW RELEASE: Ashes

[caption id="attachment_349" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ashes[/caption] Four years ago, Reaves Washburn, Ryan Mitchelle, Andre Avanessian and myself sat down at Jinky's Cafe on Ventura Blvd. to discuss a short film I had been writing. It came from a neighbor's story idea, about an assassin who botched his assignment and now has to face a certain death himself,...

Shawn Montgomery Interviewed on “Logically Thinking”

  [caption id="attachment_380" align="alignleft" width="256"] The Gamer Logic Logo[/caption] Michael Mertes from Gamer Logic has interviewed yours truly on his "Logically Thinking" podcast. We talk film-making, breaking into the industry, coming of age and gaming. Check out the embedded tweets below for both parts 1 and 2.         Part 1: The Logically Thinking Podcast returns with an interview with...

On the Ground: Produced By Conference 2014

Shawn Montgomery here! First official blog post on beyondthenametag.com. Wow, has the site been growing over the past month. Our social media initiatives to reach out to the Independent Film community have cultured some great relationships and led to a spike in viewing on our Vimeo page. Expansions to YouTube, Instagram, SlideShare and Tumblr are coming soon. But enough about us, let’s discuss the state of producing entertaining content in the digital age.

Living in Los Angeles certainly has its perks, especially when it comes to accessing professional film industry events like the Produced By Conference put on every year by the Producer’s Guild Guild of America (PGA). I’ve been a member for three years now and this is also my third Produced By Conference. Leave it up to the PGA to bring the biggest names from film and television to the table for panels with prestigious moderators that ask how can we break into an ever-changing landscape of entertainment.

 

Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services

Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services

I was able to attend three sessions on Saturday, June 7th at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. These panels included discussions moderated by esteemed Producers such as Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz and Michael De Luca, with big-name talent such as Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Cean Chaffin and the one and only, David Fincher. Also in the groups I attended were talks with Producer Jessika Borsiczky (House of Lies, Flashforward), TV Agent Peter Micelli from CAA, President of Scripted TV at Slingshot Global Media Quan Phung and Head of Drama at Amazon Studios Morgan Wandell. Here’s the run-down:

Visit St. Croix Through Video

Back in March, Beyond the Nametag founder Shawn Montgomery took a trip to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Caribbean is a gorgeous place, and he managed to capture some of its beauty and share it with all of you here. Check out the videos below and head over to Vimeo...