SOURCE: Podango

October 15, 2007 10:03 ET

"Around June" Movie Trailer Contest Invites Aspiring Filmmakers to Cut the Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - An online editing contest to cut the winning movie trailer for the upcoming feature film, "Around June," will launch on October 15th on the CineWave station at Podango (

During his weekly CineWave online video show, director James Savoca will introduce themes from his movie, "Around June," over the course of seven weekly shows, offer tips on how to cut a great trailer, and invite the participation of film editors and enthusiasts.

"We're launching the 'Around June' movie trailer contest to involve aspiring filmmakers in our motion picture and create buzz in advance of festival screenings," noted director James Savoca.

Web-based contestants will be provided with downloadable clips from the film and access to online editing tools. To qualify, movie trailer submissions must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length. Music should be original scored music that you own the copyright for or cleared for use by the copyright owner. The submission deadline is November 22, 2007. Based on the votes by judges and viewers, the winning trailer will be announced in a CineWave podcast on December 3, 2007 and included in the "Around June" DVD. The winning entrant will receive an iPhone.

Entrants should upload movie trailers to YouTube and send an email with a link to the video to In your email please provide full contact information with your email, your website/blog and snail mail address.

"Around June" is a feature film directed by James Savoca (Sleepwalk) starring Samaire Armstrong (Dirty Sexy Money, Entourage), Brad William Henke (October Road, Sherry Baby) and Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, The Astronaut Farmer), currently in post-production.

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Production Team

Writers/Directors: James Savoca, Achim Voermanek
Producers:  Scott Bourne (Podango Productions)
Ex. Producers: Jeremiah Birnbaum, Stephen Kopels (SFSDF)
Editor:  Staci Degagne

About CineWave

CineWave is a video podcast station covering emerging trends in the marketing and producing of independent films. Featuring new voices in independent cinema, CineWave provides a platform for young filmmakers to promote their movies and discuss their filmmaking technologies.

About Podango

Podango is the online video and audio network that enables publishers and advertisers to "get heard" by today's hard-to-reach, niche audiences. Featuring such hit shows as "The Apple Phone Show," Podango hosts over 1,000 programs -- including a number routinely found among the top twenty-five podcast shows on iTunes -- on a wide variety of interests and topics. Through the company's hosting and syndication services, corporate, professional and independent publishers deliver episodic video and audio programs, and targeted ads to highly qualified audiences. Podango also owns and operates its own a state-of-the-art production studio in the Bay Area. For more information please visit:

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Achim Voermanek

    Neil Vineberg
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