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AUTISTIC LICENSE, THE MOVIE:
Autistic License, by Stacey Dinner-Levin, is an incredible look at when life gives you something other than what you thought you ordered. Help our production by Pre-Purchasing a DVD for yourself, family or friends, or donate one to a school or library.

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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


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



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WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH SMOKIN' YOGI?
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Lots of Exciting news!
It's been very busy here in the office of Smokin' Yogi! 

We are proud to be teaming up with Illusion Theater to produce and distribute a taped performance of Autistic License.  

Autistic License
 is a surprisingly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, authentically surreal and unflinchingly honest play which offers a glimpse of the rewards and struggles of raising a child with autism.  We are also putting together a companion short documentary on Autism and the organizations helping those families, educators, care providers and communities with information on this disability that now affects 1 in 150 children.  You may learn more about it here.

Until now, costs of creating such a production have kept it limited to its theater audiences. Smokin' Yogi Visions has pledged to create the video production, along with an accompanying short documentary with interviews of the real family portrayed, and leaders and experts in the ASD community.

Get a copy of this remarkable play and accompanying short documentary for yourself! You are welcome to pre-purchase more than one copy, or purchase one for your school or library, family members or friends.

Pre-purchasing helps the production get created. After each performance, audience members have asked where they can get a copy for themselves, their family, school, therapists, caregivers...

For more information on pre-ordering and other ways you can help this production, click here.

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Attend the taping of Autistic License!

Join us at the taped performance ofAUTISTIC LICENSE and community forum on SUNDAY, June 28th, 2:30 pm at the Illusion Theater.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED ONLY 200 seats available,
Click here to send an e-mail to reserve your spot today! 
(This will launch your e-mail. Please include your name, phone number, how many tickets you would like to reserve for June 28th's taping, with the subject line "Autistic License Taping." or send an e-mail with the above information to info [at] illusiontheater [dot] org)


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THE SYSTEM
is almost done shooting!
Cristina Cordova is producing Juan Antonio Del Sario's movie, THE SYSTEM, and it looks like it will be an amazing production!!

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Now, CONTESTS!  Of course!
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Script To Screen Challenge
The Screenwriters' Workshop seeks short screenplay entries from members for the last installment of the 2009 Script to Screen Challenge.
 
The contest started last April and will go to July, with each month requiring a different theme:
April 2009 - REBIRTH - DEADLINE PASSED
May 2009 - THE GARDEN - DEADLINE PASSED
June 2009 - CELEBRATION - DEADLINE PASSED   
July 2009 - INDEPENDENCE

The deadline for Independence is the 3rd of July. Entries will be judged by an independent panel.  Each month, two scripts are picked. The best script in the batch will be shot by a Twin Cities production company with a budget of $2000.

LOOK FOR PRODUCTION COMPANY PROPOSALS ON THE SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP WEBSITE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE PRODUCTION COMPANY.

Congratulations to Al Easter, Karen Frank, Julie Kane Meyer and Betsy Stark, the winners in April and May!

For more on the Guidelines and Judging Process, click here!
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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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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