The 2018 American Institute of Architects Film Challenge has added Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love, Now and Then) is a new judge. The fourth annual is part of the AIA’s “Blueprint for Better” campaign. It’s an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. The AIA Film Challenge premiered in June with the organization’s new film, “Caño Martin Peña: A Blueprint for Better,” which depicts the rebuilding efforts of an architect and community leader in Puerto Rico following last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria that left more than three million people without power. Ms. King’s production company Long Lake Media has several projects in development and is currently adapting the Sara Shepard novel series “The Perfectionists” for TV at Freeform (2019). Her experience and eye will be a great addition to the judging team!
The 2018 American Institute of Architects Film Challenge has added Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love, Now and Then) is a new judge for the fourth annual AIA’s “Blueprint for Better” campaign.
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It’s an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. The AIA Film Challenge premiered in June with the organization’s new film, “Caño Martin Peña: A Blueprint for Better,” which depicts the rebuilding efforts of an architect and community leader in Puerto Rico following last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria that left more than three million people without power.
If you would like to submit a documentary to the Film Challenge all participants should produce, shoot and edit the three to five minute documentary to tell a story about architects working with civic and community leaders to make a positive impact. Submissions for the Film Challenge—due by 8:59 p.m. EST on Monday, Aug. 27—will be subject to two rounds of judging. The first round of winners will be selected by a panel of jurors from the media, architecture and film industries. A second round will be open for public voting to choose the “People’s Choice Winner.” Last year’s People’s Choice competition yielded more than 268,000 votes. Participants will have the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize that includes distribution of the film through a multitude of channels, including screenings at the Architecture and Design Film Festival on Oct. 16 in New York in addition to travel and accommodations. The “People’s Choice Winner” will receive a screening at the Chicago Ideas Festival. Other finalists will be awarded a $500 prize.
Complete details are available on AIA’s Film Challenge website. Films from previous Film Challenge finalists can be watched online.
There are many ways to engage and maximize the impact of the campaign this year.
- Read and share inspiring Blueprint for Better stories and sign up for updates on blueprintforbetter.org
- Use the hashtag #blueprintforbetter to join the conversation and promote the good work of architects.
- Component executives can access all campaign resources on Brandfolder – logos, tips on how to host a film series and more.
- Read The Architect’s Voice, AIA’s Message Book, which helps explain the work of architects to the public. Or, take the training course on AIAU.
- Download the Blueprint for Better campaign one-pager to share this information with fellow members and colleagues.
Leave a comment below if you plan to submit a documentary or vote!
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I’ve been watching two new series that are spinoffs from established series that started this season. The Originals on the CW and Ravenswood on ABC Family.
The Originals is truly a stand alone that from the first episode put in their mythology, good storylines that will be strong enough to last more than one season, a cast that has major chemistry and follows the Vampire Diaries style to appeal to old fans but will still be appealing to new fans.
Ravenswood is spinoff from the ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars. My problem with the fantasy gothic show is that it assumes everyone watching is fan of Pretty Little Liars so from the opening scene it’s a bit muddled. The assume you know a lot more about the show than is explained so I felt lost from the opening scene. I saw the first commercial when watching Twisted (LOVE THAT SHOW!!!) and was mildly curious with the moody shadow supernatural vibe. It’s right up my geeky sweetspot of tv shows and I was hoping it would similar to the first season of Supernatural.
How both shows have handled being spinoffs is fascinating. If your never seen the original shows you might feel confused or lost with Ravenswood but The Originals philosophy is to map out something parallel but different that doesn’t rely on using the exact same map. Now it is a CW Show so it’s all about very pretty people, heaving bosoms, PG13 sex and has the popular sexy vampire thing going for it. While Ravenswood well in the first episode I’m not sure if it’s a haunted house, witches, ghosts or some other supernatural being. I’ll give Ravenswood 2 more episodes before cutting it lose if it doesn’t hook me.
Posted in TV Tagged with: ABC Family, CW, Fantasy, Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood, Review, Science Fiction, The Originals, Vampire Diaries, Vampires