On Saturday June 12, the ten films now in production met for the first time since the highly successful 2010 “Cast & Crew Call” mid-May. The ten teams are in the process of holding cast auditions, selecting crew members for key positions, and identifying key location sites for their productions. Several of the films have scheduled casting auditions in the Access Sacramento studio. All ten teams report their production well underway.

All expressed appreciation for the great Rick Kushman article in the May 30 Sunday Bee. Kushman commented in the article (“Fans Pitch in to Make Movies”), “This process, now in its 11th year, is a creative blend of audition cattle call, speed dating, the choosing of teams for pickup basketball, and Mickey Rooney getting the gang together to sing and dance in a barn. Most of all, the festival turns movie production into something doable for all those people in the region who have ideas and ambition but not a lot of – or any – resources.”
Judith Plank, “Butterscotch” writer/producer, commented “The DVD created at the casting event was really helpful. However, we are still looking for a cafe or coffee show we could use for our principle shooting at the end of June. All suggestions are welcome!”

Each of the ten films still needs some kind of help. Check the web site: www.AccessSacramento.org for the PCS e-mail contact addresses, send them a message explaining how you would like to help, and maybe you can join one of the teams. See you October 3 in the Crest for the World Premiere!