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The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) serves Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development and livelihood.

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First Trailer for "Fast & Furious 7".

Here we go...the first trailer for "Fast & Furious 7". Almost the entire first half of the trailer - the stunts and exteriors - were filmed on Pikes Peak and around Monarch Pass here in Colorado (all of the actors were filmed on stages elsewhere).
The big chase goes _much_ there's more to see. It's great to see a month-and-a-half worth's of work in more finished form.


Colorado-Made Movie 'Wrong Side Up' to Screen at This Year's Starz Film Festival

The Colorado produced short film, Wrong Side Up, is part of the Adversity Colorado Shorts film series in the STARZ Denver Film Festival at UA Pavilions, November 15th and 20th. You can RSVP here.

Here's what you're in for:
The Dust Bowl was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. For Colorado, it transformed the landscape and Coloradan people with a decade long drought. Wrong Side Up is a short film about Mac, a twelve-year-old boy whose fate is determined by his father's departure and the impending Dust Bowl as he is forced to care for his family and their farm.

Wrong Side Up was shot at historic locations all over Colorado by Coloradan filmmakers and historians. Denver production company Crooked Lake Productions worked with History Colorado, the Colorado Film and Video Association as well as the cities of Como, Campo, Englewood and Denver to shoot this film.


As seen on the Denver Egotist


One Night Only!

SIE Film Center Monday, November 3rd.

Colorado filmmakers and cast in attendance for post-screening Q&A. A dark comedy detailing the making of the 1964 cult classic, The Creeping Terror. Psychopathic director AJ Nelson - with his battered wife Lois in tow - travel from Connecticut to sleazy underground Hollywood with the dream of making monster movies...encountering desperate actors, drugs, prostitution rings led by old ladies, murder, and even Charles Manson along the way. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera, is a roller coaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at it's very worst.


They expect the show to sell out so get you tickets now via the website link below:


So you wanna work on a Tarantino movie...

IATSE Local 7 Membership Drive Open Now through December 1

In response to the upcoming film production “The Hateful Eight”, Colorado’s IATSE Local #7, has declared an Organizational Film Membership Drive from October 1, 2014 through December 1, 2014.

Local 7 represents only the following job classifications within Colorado: Construction, Craft Services, Electricians, First Aid, Greens, Grips, Hair and Makeup, Paint, Props, Set Dressing, Sound, Special Effects, Special Skills, Video, Wardrobe, and Welfare workers and tutors. Camera department personnel are not represented by Local 7; contact Local 600 in Los Angeles.

The production is a union signatory with IATSE (and with DGA, SAG, and Teamsters), so the jobs available are going to tend to be Production Assistants (PAs). Anyone seeking other kinds of crew work: camera assistants, grips, makeup artists, art dept, etc., should be aware that the film is an IATSE union signatory and will be limited to members of the appropriate locals. Applications for PA and similar positions can be made to the addresses at the bottom of this article.

All interested candidates for Film Membership in IATSE Local #7 must submit resumes via email to: with "Film Resume" in the subject line OR by US Mail to the address listed below. Questions not answered here should be directed to: Regina Krueger, Vice President of Film at IATSE Local #7, at 303.503.2385.

Qualifications for membership in the film section of Local #7:


Corporate Spotlight October 2014

CFVA Corporate Spotlight


Below Are the 2 Corporate Members in the Spotlight this month!

Hamilton Casting


Image Brew


Hamilton Casting

In the summer of 1997 Hamilton Casting opened its doors in Denver CO. Started by Annie Hamilton who ran Hamilton Casting in Los Angeles, one of the top 5 commercial casting companies in L.A.

Hamilton Casting is a full service casting company serving the state of Colorado and surrounding areas as well as able to cast “on location” according to needs of said shoot. “I had worked so much in New York and Los Angeles for so many years I just wanted to move to a nice state and continue my work, the best place I could think of was Colorful Colorado.” said Annie Hamilton in a 2003 interview.

Hamilton Casting casts commercials, films, industrial videos, webisodes , live events, print campaigns, testimonials and more. “When I first opened I knew I would need to move into theatrical casting as well , an area I had some experience with but I knew I needed some help, so I partnered with Brian McCulley who was already at that time developing talent at his studio in Colorado both for the local and Los Angeles markets. Brian helped so many clients realize their dreams as film actors and his client's were already working on studio films and network TV show's he was the clear choice.” Annie stated.

The Frame

The Frame


In 2009, Jamin Winans made a splash with the locally-produced feature Ink. His next film is called The Frame, and the SIE Filmcenter is hosting a sneak peek in Denver on October 17th. Tickets can be found here.

Below is the trailer

State of the State October 20th

State of the State 10-20-2014

Colorado Film Industry Leaders and Members to Convene at

CFVA’s State of the State Summit Meeting on Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) today announced the State of the State Summit Meeting that will gather together Colorado’s visual media leaders to discuss the Colorado film industry.   The meeting has been scheduled at the Sie FilmCenter at 2510 East Colfax Avenue, at 6:00pm.  Patrick Hackett, CFVA board member will moderate an industry leading panel who will be speaking at the event including:


Donald ZuckermanDonald Zuckerman: Film Commissioner, Colorado Office of Television, Film & Media






Sheila Ivy TraisterSheila Ivy Traister:  Actor / Writer / Director

Sheila is the SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local President and is an award-winning actress with over 30+ years in Film, Television, Theater, Broadcast, Animation and Voice-Over work. Her depth of experience behind the camera as a director, writer, script consultant and coach gives her a unique perspective on professionalism within the industry.




Starz Denver Film Festival - Patron Package

All Colorado Film Industry members are invited to join the Denver Film Society at the Sie Film Center for a Patron Party. Drop by and check out the amazing Patron package discounts DFS is offering to CO Industry professionals. This is the best way to participate in the Starz Denver Film Festival and shouldn’t be missed. Please RSVP to and we’ll see you there.



SDFF Preview Party Invitation

Indie Comic October 2014

To catch up on the independent film industry follies follow the complete Indie Webcomic archive at and always remember...

Don't get caught in situations like these - hire a professional - Colorado Production Guide

Indie Comic Oct 2014

Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo

AVX Expo


Our industry is always changing. Always evolving. What was cutting edge and innovative a year ago is obsolete today. Technology changes the way we do business at an alarming rate. The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX 2014) will open its doors in Denver on October 29-30 at the Crowne Plaza DIA. AVX 2014 will feature manufacturers, workshops and speakers with a focus on how to stay ahead of the curve, featuring emerging technologies and systems that make it possible for producers, distributors and end users to stay on the forefront, whether on Television, Mobile, Digital Signage, The Internet or Social Media.
Why The Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX)?

AVX is the convergence of two great shows, (NAB and InfoComm), creating an event where manufacturers meet directly with the decision makers in IT, film, AV, video, broadcast, sound, animation, computer imaging and editing, as well as presentation and attendees get one on one access to some of the industry’s leading experts. One great show, four local sponsors (Burst Communications, Ford Audio-Video, 5280 Digital, and Peak Media Inc.) working together to get you the maximum results for your time and effort! AVX will feature 150 manufacturer exhibits, workshops and speakers showing how to keep moving forward with the cutting edge technology and relevant information. Additionally, AVX, now is in its second year since changing the focus and the name of the show from VidExpo, is a truly unique and one-of-a-kind opportunity! You won't want to miss it!

You can register at