Moondance Season’s Greetings & News-Blog!


To all the Moondancers who celebrate this holiday!

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” ~Tom Allen

MOONDANCE NEWS AND THE 2017 CALL-FOR-ENTRIES INFO WILL BE IN THE NEXT NEWS-BLOG! WAIT FOR IT…

Meanwhile, please visit the Moondance website to read about what’s happening right now, the 2016 film festival info, insider articles on filmmaking, screenwriting & film score composition, and much more! MOONDANCE WEBSITE

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

BY ROBERT FROST

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

The Gun Industry’s Lucrative Relationship With Hollywood

By Gary Baum & Scott Johnson / The Hollywood Reporter

Clint Eastwood, “Unforgiven”, Warner Bros.

We’re talking about a lot of guns onscreen. Since 9/11, America’s obsession with everything spy, terrorism and war-related has grown — and the content the population consumes increasingly reflects that. A 2015 report published by The Economist concluded that gun violence in PG-13 movies had tripled since 1985.

And an analysis undertaken by The Hollywood Reporter found that the number of gun models pictured in big box-office movies between 2010 and 2015 was 51 percent higher than it had been a decade earlier, suggesting that the public’s appetite to see guns in entertainment is on the rise.

Simply put, two industries that position themselves as mortal enemies have a lucrative, symbiotic relationship. This is the story of how that relationship works. READ MORE

SOME MORE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

Dominique Browning photo

“CARPE DIEM (Seize the Day): Regret for wasted time is just more wasted time.” ~Mason Cooley

Photo by Lady Aimee Valentine

“Make the most of yourself by fanning that inner spark of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir

“Freedom” by Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, PA

“I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung

MOONDANCE RECOMMENDS:

~ LYRIO CHILDREN’S VILLAGE ~

In 1962, a group of young women made headlines in Greece by running away to join a convent. Not wanting to be doing nothing but praying all day, they also started a safe shelter, providing a family home for abandoned and abused children. Half a century later, they are still running the Lyrio Children’s Village, changing the lives one infant, one child, at a time. This is their story…For more info, please visit: www.manathemovie.com

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Happy Holidays & Insider Tips for Screenwriters! Happy New Year & Moondance 2017 Call-for-Entries!
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Happy New Year & Moondance 2017 Call-for-Entries!
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