On The Road Again!

On the trail to Burlington

This time next week, I’ll be on the way to The 2nd Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film in Burlington, Iowa. I’m looking forward to renewing friendships I made last year at the fest…and beginning some new ones.

There is an exciting line-up of films this year from all over the world, plus an added category for screen writers. (As a copywriter and blogger, I’m particularly interested in this one.)

The line-up is posted in the last blog post where you can decide which (if not all) of the films you plan to see. Remember to stop by the lobby afterward to vote for your favorite. (This is for the coveted “People’s Choice” award.)

We’ll be leaving sunny Florida for Burlington soon. Hopefully the Chamber of Commerce remembers to hit the “good tourist weather” button before we get there. (Actually, this is the perfect time of year to go to Burlington.)

If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, (what’re you waiting for???) here is the info you need:
Online, tickets available 24/7 at http://www.redtrucktickets.com
By phone, call 319-237-1099.
In person, at the Capitol Theater 211 N. 3rd Street.
Ticket Office hours 2-5pm Monday-Saturday and 2 hours before each event start time.

Executive Director
Burlington Capitol Theater
211 N. 3rd Street
Burlington, Iowa

On a side note, I want to congratulate Tina Salamone for putting up with my son (Lonnie Schuyler) during the run-up to the fest. (I can guarantee that this was no mean feat.) ;>)

My daughter-in-law asked me if Lonnie told us to bring our swim suits. Is he planning on drowning me so I can’t embarrass him?

You Blew It! Now What?

Amy and her Valentine!

Amy and her Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and YOU forgot to order something for that special someone in your life. It’s too late for flowers…they’re all sold out.
You can’t afford jewelry…and every restaurant is booked.
YOU are so dead! Or are you? We here at the Snake Alley Festival of Film, we feel your pain. In fact, we’ve come up with some solutions for you. Try these and you’ll be out of the doghouse and onto a pedestal. (Well, maybe not. But at least you won’t be treated like a pariah.)

If you’re a filmmaker, dedicate your entry to the love of your life. Then get your tickets to come to The 2nd Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film. Imagine the look of pure adoration you’ll get when she’s watching a film made in her honor while on a mini vacation to beautiful Burlington, Iowa in June.

But what if you’re not a filmmaker? Well Sparky, we’ve thought of you, too. Get her (and yourself, of course) an all access pass to all of the events at this guaranteed-good-time film festival. (Original movies, food, fun and parties. What’s not to love?)

See there! Problem solved. And you thought it was hopeless.

Speaking of sweethearts, our press liaison for filmmakers is Amy Walsh. She will handle all media interviews for filmmakers who are entered in the fest. So, if you want to be on the radio, in the papers, and maybe on TV, she’s the lady to call. Her contact info is 319-572-0546 or you can email her acw@fmbanktrust.com

By the way, the guy in the picture with her is her husband. And, yes, he IS that big!