WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2007
SALLY POTTER'S BLOG HAS MOVED
Sally Potter has moved her blog to www.sallypotter.com
WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2007
Adventure Pictures, is looking to establish a team of freelance videographers - be they students or professionals - that will be available at relatively short notice to shoot and edit Sally Potter’s appearances on panels, masterclasses, seminars and Q&As for an charitable educational project we are working on.
Not only will you get to see these live events for free, but we are currently developing a number of diverse - film, TV, opera, theatre & internet projects so there may also be future videographer opportunities on other projects for those that work well with us.
With the support of the team at Adventure, you will be expected to take individual responsibility for each shoot from start to finish. This will involve liasing with the venue to gain shooting permissions, filming and recording the event and digitizing the material into our Final Cut Pro suite. Applicants must be skilled enough to be able to camera operate and edit with confidence.
You will need your own camera - HDV or 3-chip DVCam/MiniDV. A good mic, tripod and an onboard pag light would also be useful.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an established feature film company and gain a great deal of experience.
Adventure Pictures will pay minimum wage (on set hours only). To apply please post your show-reel to Adventure Pictures, PO Box 52196, London, E2 7XE and email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will phone those that have been selected once the show-reels have been viewed.
THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER
RUNNER POSITION NOW FILLED
Thank you for all your applications. The standard was incredibly high and the choice very difficult but we have now filled this position.
WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER
Thank you to all those who attended the launch of Sally Potter’s masterclass series "Where have all the auteurs gone" in London, October 2006 and have since sent back all their wonderful feedback. The first class created an impressive cross-cultural dialogue by bringing students and practitioners together from the UK, Estonia, Turkey, USA, Poland and France and additional classes have been requested across the world from Mexico to Canada. A private MySpace group has been set up where participants in the class have continued networking. Sally Potter has also written about her experience of the day-long masterclass in her blog. Here are a few comments from some of those who attended:
“There are really no words for this kind of giving. Sally Potter proposed something as immense as transformation. The moment she said, in the beginning of class, that this day together could be a turning point, a major transition... she actually created that as possible for all of us.”
“It was the most inspirational lecture I have ever been to…The lecture and Sally will continue to inspire and influence me as I grow, learn and develop as a person and a film-maker."
“Many thanks for Sally's generous and inspiring workshop. It was a real privilege to have such access to someone as talented and experienced as Sally.”
“What Sally said about filmmaking was immensely helpful. One thing I found striking was that she saw the day as a service to the filmmakers in front of her. I also felt it was important she encouraged us to stand up against the culture of discouragement. Sally is a great inspiration to filmmakers, and also a great example of a person fulfilling their potential.”
To pre-register for additional masterclasses please email your name to email@example.com with subject heading “Where have all the auteurs gone?” to be put on our (no obligation) mailing list. We will not pass on your email address to other groups.
WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER
ADVENTURE PICTURES IS LOOKING FOR A RUNNER
Adventure Pictures, a production company set up in 1988 by Sally Potter and producer Christopher Sheppard (feature films: Orlando, The Man Who Cried, The Tango Lesson and YES), is looking for a proactive and bright Runner. The paid role will cover day to day office administration to support the team at Adventure Pictures.
For further information download the Runner job description and Application form. Please complete application document, resave and email back. If you are having problems opening these links please right click on the link and choose "Save target as". You can also receive this information and apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading "Runner application". Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 16 October 2006.
|SATURDAY 22 JULY |
SALLY POTTER AT PORT ELIOT
This weekend Sally Potter will be attending Port Eliot Literary Festival and will give a talk on Sunday 23 July, 2.30pm in the film tent, inviting discussion on "Beirut- Yes or No? What can we do as writers and filmmakers?'.
|FRIDAY 30 JUNE |
SALLY POTTER MASTERCLASS IN AUTUMN - PRE-REGISTER
In response to popular demand Sally Potter will be holding a day-long masterclass in London in the autumn on being a writer/director. Download a PDF of a plan for the day. Please email your name to email@example.com with subject heading “Where have all the auteurs gone?” to be put on our pre-register (no obligation) mailing list. We will not pass on your email address to other groups.
Sally Potter is also considering doing a masterclass specifically for women. Please email to the same address to express your interest.
|SUNDAY 25 JUNE, 4pm |
YES AT CINE LUMIERE (LONDON)
YES will screen as part of Vertigo/Cahiers Du Cinema's week long festival of innovative world cinema. You can find more details on the Institut Francais website.
|MONDAY 24 APRIL |
COMPANY PLACEMENT SCHEME APPLICATION DEADLINE NOW REACHED
Thank you to everyone who applied for the position of Office/Production Assistant. This process has now ended, and further applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified this afternoon.
|TUESDAY 10 APRIL |
ADVENTURE PICTURES IS LOOKING FOR AN OFFICE/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Adventure Pictures, a production company set up in 1988 by Sally Potter and producer Christopher Sheppard (feature films: Orlando, The Man Who Cried, The Tango Lesson and YES), is looking for a proactive and bright trainee. The paid role will cover day to day office administration to support the team at Adventure Pictures.
For further information download the Trainee specification and Application form. Please complete application document, resave and email back. If you are having problems opening these links please right click on the link and choose "Save target as". You can also receive this information and apply by emailing Alex Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading "CPS application". Deadline for applications is 24th April 2006.
This paid placement is supported by Film London's Company Placement Scheme in order to support new entrants to the film and moving image sector. Please visit Film London's website for more information on applicant eligibility and the scheme.
|WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH |
ADVENTURE PICTURES IS LOOKING FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE & NEW MEDIA ASSISTANT
** Thank you for your interest in the placement. The application process has now closed and all applicants emailed **
|THURSDAY 9 MARCH |
|THE MAN WHO CRIED ON CHANNEL 4 |
Sally Potter's film 'The Man Who Cried' will be shown on Channel 4 tonight at 2.20am in the UK.
|SATURDAY 7 JANUARY |
SALLY POTTER INTERVIEW ON BBC4
**Correction to previous entry due to rescheduling** Sally Potter will be appearing on BBC4's Cinema Show at 7pm to talk about YES and the upcoming release of the DVD in the UK (9th January 2006). See DVD page for more details. This programme will also be repeated several times in the following week.
|WEDNESDAY 4 JANUARY 2006 |
|YES IN EBERT'S 2005 TOP TEN|
"Bold, erotic, political, and like no other film I have ever seen." YES makes critic Roger Ebert's top ten films of 2005. Read story
|SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER |
|SALLY POTTER ON PRIVATE PASSIONS|
Ranging from Schubert to Billie Holiday, Sally Potter will be discussing her favourite music tracks with composer Michael Berkeley on Radio 3 at 12pm. Listen to Private Passions.
|TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER |
|YES DVD NOW AVAILABLE|
The US DVD of YES has now been released by SONY. Buy it here
|WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER |
ROMANIAN RETROSPECTIVE CONTINUES...
Screening times are as follows: In Timisoara THE MAN WHO CRIED on 4 Nov at 19.00, ORLANDO on 5 Nov at 21.00. In Cluj THE MAN WHO CRIED Man on 14 Nov at 17.00, ORLANDO on 14 Nov at 19.00. In Iasi ORLANDO on 19 Nov at 20.00, THE MAN WHO CRIED on 20 Nov at.18.00.
|TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER |
SALLY POTTER AT A RETROSPECTIVE OF HER FILMS IN ROMANIA
Sally Potter today arrives in Bucharest for a retrospective of her films as part of the British Council's annual British Film Festival in Romania. Sally will be appearing in a interview as a special guest on Romanian Public TV (to be broadcast on TVR 1 on Sunday 13 Nov at 23.40) as well as making personal appearances at the screenings of her films.
Screenings at the Cinema Studio, Bucharest are as follows: Wednesday 2 Nov, 18.00 - ORLANDO and at 20.15 THE MAN WHO CRIED. Thursday 3 Nov, 20.15 – YES. All screenings will be preceded by an introduction by Sally Potter and she will participate in a Q&A session after both THE MAN WHO CRIED and YES.
Aside from the dedicated season of Sally's work, the British Film Festival will be screening 12 feature films for the first week in Bucharest then 6 films will tour the cities of Timisoara, Cluj and Lasi to spread awareness of the UK’s contribution to European cinema. These will include ORLANDO and THE MAN WHO CRIED.
|THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER |
JOAN ALLEN NOMINATED FOR BIFA BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Joan Allen has been nominated for "Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film" for YES in the 2005 BIFAs. To find out more information visit the British Independent Film Awards website.
|WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER |
|PHDS CONTAINING WRITING ON SALLY POTTER'S WORKS|
We are now accepting submissions of academic work for the official Sally Potter bibliography. Please send work through the webmaster link above.
|THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER |
|YES IN AL-QUDS AL-ARABI
Al-Quds Al-Arabi, an independent pan-Arab daily newspaper published in London since 1989 (circulation 50,000) publishes an article on YES. Read the original, or the English translation (as translated by the author, Amjad Nasser).
|WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER |
RODIONOV IN AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE
Cinematographer Alexei Rodionov talks to Jean Oppenheimer about collaborating on YES. Read the full interview.
|TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER |
YES IN CINEASTE
In Cineaste's current fall edition, Cindy Lucia talks to Sally Potter about taking risks in filmmaking. Read the full article.
|WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER |
YES ACROSS THE UK
YES is now playing regionaly across the UK. Find a screen near you. Please note that these dates and venues are subject to change and that more screens are continuously being added. This is a guide only, please phone cinemas for more details.
|TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER |
|SALLY POTTER BIBLIOGRAPHY|
We would like your help. We are currently collating a bibliography, with help from the British Film Institute, containing information on interviews with and texts on Sally Potter (print and online), and will make this available for download as soon as possible on www.sallypotter.com If anyone can help add to our list, please send info through the webmaster link above. Thanks.
|WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER |
|YES IS MY BEAUTIFUL WORD |
One of the best selling news magazines of Turkey, “Aktuel”, has published a 4 page article about the most beautiful word in Turkish. The reporter asked famous Turkish artists and writers the following question: “According to Sally Potter, ‘YES’ is the most beautiful word of all languages. What is the most beautiful word in the Turkish language?”. Among the answers there were phrases like “you are right” and “thank you”; but “love” was the most popular response. Read the article.
|FRIDAY 26 AUGUST |
YES IN LEBANESE NEWSPAPER
"The Daily Star" newspaper, the widest-read english language daily throughout the Middle East (readership 30,000) and publishing partner of the International Herald Tribune, publishes an article entitled "'Enemies' in love amid the agonies of war". The Daily Star calls YES a "life-affirming film" that "reminds us life and love go on post 9/11". Click for the full article in which Sally Potter talks about how political events in the Middle East during production impacted on the film and why she chose Lebanese actor Simon Abkarian for the role of HE.
We will post the YES release dates for the Middle East shortly.
|THURSDAY 25 AUGUST |
SALLY POTTER & DEREK JARMAN
Sally's final blog for the BBC has just gone live. View video and photos and read about her visit to Derek Jarman's garden in Dungeness.
|TUESDAY 16 AUGUST |
|BLOGGING ON THE BBC|
Sally Potter is writing an exclusive Directors Diary for the BBC. See the other side of her Tokyo trip with unseen photos and video clips.
|WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST |
YES OPENING FIGURES
YES opened in London last week with the highest average number of admissions per screen of any film in the UK. YES simultaneously opened in Istanbul with the second-highest screen average. Find information on screenings in Turkey.
|TUESDAY 9 AUGUST, 7.15pm |
|POTTER ON POWELL
Sally Potter appears as a guest on Radio 4's "Front Row" show dedicated to legendary director Michael Powell. She discusses his influence on her work and her favourite Powell scene. Download the interview.
|SATURDAY 6 AUGUST |
|YES IN JAPAN
Sally flies to Tokyo for a Japanese YES press junket where the film will be released as “The Rhyme of Love” in October. Read her blogs from Japan and keep a look out for the Japanese version of this website shortly to be launched.
|FRIDAY 5 AUGUST, 6.30pm |
|SALLY POTTER AT THE CURZON MAYFAIR, LONDON|
Sally hosts a special Q&A screening of YES at the Curzon Mayfair to celebrate its UK release. Update - Apologies to those who had to be turned away once it had sold out! This was a great night, with queues stretching round the block and a packed out theatre with more questions than Sally could answer.
|SALLY POTTER ON RADIO 5|
Simon Mayo talks live to Sally Potter about tonight’s UK opening of YES. Visit the Radio 5 website and listen to the show.
|THURSDAY 4 AUGUST, 12.40pm |
|SALLY POTTER ON BBC LONDON RADIO|
Sally is interviewed live for the Robert Elms Show. Visit the BBC London website and listen to the show.
|WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST |
YES UK CHARITY PREMIERE
The UK charity premiere of YES will take place in support of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Click here for their official site. This screening will be introduced by Sally Potter. Various cast and crew will also be in attendance.
As a thank you to the users of the YES website we would like to offer complimentary tickets to a few lucky people. The first three London based people to email the webmaster through the link provided above will receive a pair of tickets each. Update - all tickets have now been allocated. Thanks for your emails.
Read Sally's blog about this screening, and see Sally's exclusive video for the BBC shot behind the scenes.
|TUESDAY 2 AUGUST |
|SALLY BECOMES A SHOOTER|
Keen to support new talent, Sally Potter joins Shooting People as their latest patron. Look out for a potential London Q&A in the Autumn.
|MONDAY 1 AUGUST |
|YES ON DVD|
Sally Potter is currently putting finishing touches to the DVD extras of YES. These include exclusive behind the scenes footage and clips from deleted scenes. The YES DVD will be released in the USA in November 2005 and in the UK in January 2006. We will provide links as soon as it hits the shops.
|SUNDAY 31 JULY |
|YOU ON YES|
Please email the webmaster on the link above with suggestions for inclusions on this page.
|THURSDAY 29 JULY |
PEOPLE FROM 104 COUNTRIES VISIT YES WEBSITE
The latest statistics show people from 104 different countries – from Bahrain to Bolivia - are visiting this website.
|TUESDAY 26 JULY |
|BLOGGERS SCREENING OF YES|
Sally hosts a screening of YES at the One Aldwych hotel for her fellow bloggers. Those present include Joe Utichi for “Film Focus”, Chris Harris for “Flavour Pill”, Sunny for “Barfi Culture”, Shizana Arshad for “6 degrees film” and Aoife O'Brien for “Kultureflash” amongst others. Check back for a downloadable transcript of the Q&A with Sally Potter, hosted by Time Out’s Gareth Evans. Read Sally's thoughts on blogging here.
|FRIDAY 15 JULY |
|JOAN ALLEN ON MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO|
Joan Allen talks to MPR’s Euan Kerr about her role in YES. Access their site and listen to the interview.
|THURSDAY 7 JULY |
SALLY POTTER ON ECHOES
Sally Potter talks about the YES soundtrack and discusses a musicians approach to film making with John Diliberto for the Echoes show on NPR.
|WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE |
|THE TANGO LESSON DELETED SCENE|
Exclusive, unpublished photos from a deleted scene in The Tango Lesson can be seen in Sally Potter’s blog. See 'On Point' in the New York - June 15 section.