Week of Jul 4, 2016

Week of Jul 4, 2016
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After years , BES Studios has finally found a new home on an 8 acre wooded lot off Old Osborne Turnpike (near Rockett’s Landing and Stone Brewing). The building is 13,000 square feet that represents a nearly two million dollar capital investment in Henrico County. In addition to a 50 x 50 studio with cyc, there’s a spacious new lobby, kitchen, conference room, makeup & dressing rooms, 3 post suites, 2 audio suites with VO booth and client lounge. They hosted an open house last week and I took my camera for a video tour. (The music tracks are by BES Staff Composer Douglas E. Bischoff from the soundtrack to “Curtains” by Lew Fraga.)

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Aaron Tunnell has left DVG after 13 years, for a job as Technical Account Manager with Amazon Web Services. He’ll be staying in Richmond for now.


The Bijou Filim Center has a space on the ground floor of 304 E. Broad St. (Theatre goers will know this as the building next door to TheatreLAB’s Basement). They start moving in later this month with first shows planned in August. This space may not be their permanent home, but it will allow the Bijou to incubate their concept.


The 1st meeting of the RVA Environmental Film Festival film selection committee is 7/12, 6:30 at the Richmond Hostel (7 N 2nd St). The public is invited to bring ideas about what films they’d like to see at the Festival in February 2017. Send an email to Scott Burger with any questions.


Metro Productions received 9 silver & bronze Telly Awards this year.


Meanwhile, Fox Richmond received 2 awards at the recent VAB Banquet: Best Public Service Campaign and runner up for the Best Commercial.

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