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Relational Shifts
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Julie, Lee and Tasha all dressed up!

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If you haven't seen
"Byte-Sized Yoga for Non-Yogini's"
CHECK IT OUT!
It's for you~at your desk~
from me~at no charge :)
The latest...
5 BREATHS A DAY


SMOKIN' YOGI's
Current Projects!
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ABNORMALLY NORMAL:
Seeking funding, and of course, donations are always accepted.

THE SYSTEM:Cristina Cordova and Juan Antionio Del Rosario are producing this film and Smokin' Yogi is doing whatever possible to help! Sign up on their Facebook page and offer to help too!

HEALING OF SUFFERING: A FEARLESS WEAPON
Jane Barnes is back at the office working on the new phase of a documentary started in 2005 when Julie interviewed high-ranking Tibetan officials and religious leaders, and even the Personal Physician to HH, The Dalai Lama. Rough cuts are being made from an outline through the thesis Julie wrote about that trip, available for FREE download


BYTE-SIZED YOGA citings:
Julie is thrilled to hear the concept is taking hold as people tell her they created Byte-Sized Yoga bits into their day, at an apparel store, cross-country skiing, and walking the dog! That's inspiring to me! :) We'll get more out there, and if you have any suggestions of particular aches, stretches, issues, accessability... Throw em at me and let's see what we can create!


WasBand & WereWife Show: We're gathering feedback on our test runs, and would love to hear about topics you'd like to see us discuss.


WHEN WE LOOK: a human rights piece on Genocide and women as targets of it. Originally staged in development, Julie has joined the creative team and will be performing as well as producing upcoming events for it. Keep a lookout and if you'd like to see a 7min trailer of the work-in-progress staging,  CLICK HERE



Twin Cities Divorce Support Group

Film Industry Calendar

ScreenWritersWorkshop

Good Day, Sunshine!
Hard to believe that it was only a month ago that we were stuck inside with freezing temperatures.  With all the great weather we've been having and excellent events coming up, it is a wonder if we will spend any time at home!
 
Here is a bit of what's going on around town.  By the way, if there are any events, contests, or screenings that you would like me to include in a future newsletter, just let me know!


WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH SMOKIN' YOGI?
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Julie's Debut at the Guthrie!
WHEN:     April 28th, Tuesday, 7pm
WHERE:   Guthrie Theater's Dowling Stage
WHO:       Alvin Easter, writer;
                Michael Paul Levin, actor;
                Jim Cada, actor;
                Nathan Christopher, actor;
                Julie Rappaport, producer, director, actress
WHAT:     Screenwriters Workshop's SCRIPT NIGHT READING
HOW MUCH: $10  To Purchase tickets in advance, click here!
WHY: "Czechoslovakia" placed in the top ten of the Slamdance screenwriting contest with Judges praising it for being "devastatingly bold in concept" and said that "it succeeds in dramatic effect by breaking cherished rules of cinematic drama."

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FEED THE SYSTEM!

The System, Produced by Smokin' Yogi's beloved Cristina Cordova, is currently in the middle of shooting, and it is looking great!  I've been put to the task of making sure that everyone is fed.  Want to help?  Donations of food for the hungry cast and crew would be greatly appreciated!  You will be thanked in the credits, and other promotional opportunities are available as well.  Reply to this email and let me know!


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Now, CONTESTS!  Of course!
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MN WIFT Seeking New Logo Design

The Minnesota Chapter of Women in Film & Television is searching for a visual identity. If you have a flair for design and would like to show off your work, they'd like to hear from you!
Deadline EXTENDED to May 31, 2009 delivery!
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MN WIFT
is also always looking for films to screen of their members. Membership is growing, including several men wanting to support Women in Film and Television.

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Script To Screen Challenge
The Screenwriters' Workshop seeks short screenplay entries over the coming months from members for the 2009 Script to Screen Challenge.
 
There will be four contest months with each month requiring a different theme:
April 2009 - REBIRTH - DEADLINE PASSED
May 2009 - THE GARDEN   
June 2009 - CELEBRATION    
July 2009 - INDEPENDENCE
The deadline is the 3rd of each month. Writers are encouraged to enter a new script in all four months. Entries will be judged by an independent panel. The winning script will be shot by a Twin Cities production company with a budget of $2000.

For more on the Guidelines and Judging Process, click here!
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AND, of course, if you are a producer or production company, we'll have a Request for Proposals coming out in May for you to submit your proposal on why you are the company to create the script! Look for it in May on the ScreenwritersWorkshop's site.
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Open Call For ScriptNight Scripts
The Screenwriters' Workshop is seeking scripts for future ScriptNight readings. Do you have a finished screenplay that you believe is suitable for a staged reading? Has the screenplay went through the Script Group process? If so, The Screenwriters' Workshop wants to hear from you. E-mail completed screenplays to: info@screenwritersworkshop.org
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Call For Committee Members
The Screenwriters' Workshop and Women In Film & Television (WIFT)  both NEED Volunteers... that's you!
 
Do you have experience in accounting, web design or marketing? Do you have graphic design skills or program ideas? If so, both the Screenwriters' Workshop and MN WIFT would like to hear from you. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on our Communication, Finance/Sponsorship, and Program committees.

E-mail  info@screenwritersworkshop.org
or        secretary@mnwift.org

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And, to De-Stress...
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BODYWORK, YOGA, REHAB & RITUAL
I'm adding back some hours into my week to work on folks who've been calling asking for some help or guidance in their practice or healing. Please e-mail me if you are interested in utilizing one of my many services available. Or, check out NATURALLY BALANCED BODYWORKS to see some of the services. *****Also, I am always open to doing trades if the prices seem out of your range.

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As always, there is so much more to share, but for now, please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Until next time, SHINE ON!
Many blessings for health, happiness and only gentle transitions.
 
Sincerely,
  jules :)
Julie Rappaport
Smokin' Yogi Visions