A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Oldbury Hill Episode 7 and Streamy Awards

Watch Episode 7 and nominate the made in Sturbridge series for Streamy Awards!

Episode 7 is up and it takes place inside the Sturbridge Marketplace. Only at the end does it really relate to the plot to date but it's fun. Link here.

The Streamy Awards are the webisode version of the Emmys. If you have been following Oldbury Hill and enjoy it, you might want to vote for it. Information here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for the Creative in the Sturbridge Area

Doug and Melinda Kirkpatrick, impresarios of OurFilmSpace.com and OurTVSpace.com and the movers and shakers behind the Oldbury Hill Webisodes have taken a good size space in the Sturbridge Market Place (picture above).

They are serious about producing entertainment as evidenced by their annoncement below.

Team OurTvSpace is Hiring! Come Dream With Us and Help Build Our New Media Company!

OurTvSpace - the new Digital Network startup company - is planning to hire for full-time paid positions for first quarter -2009 for its new headquarters in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, convenient to Mass Pike, Junction 84, and Route 20! We are assembling an “A-Team” for our New Media Company! Join an exciting, creative, and high growth company at the ground level – we are seeking highly motivated and skilled individuals who enjoy working as a team to build value and growth in a rapidly evolving, flexible, fast-paced, and friendly environment. Must be able to execute and deliver on fast-paced task oriented growth plan. OurTvSpace is planning on hiring in the following areas:

1) Web Design and Development – Senior and Junior Personnel;

2) Graphic Artist/Digital Media;

3) Editorial/Sound – for Video Production;

4) Camera/Video Production;

5) CGI/Digital Media Artists;

6) Marketing and Sales/Promotion – Senior and Junior Personnel; and

7) Administrative.

Pay scale based on experience but competitive with start-up companies. Equity Incentive Program and Benefits. Plus – a fun place to work!

OurTvSpace is also hiring part-time paid personnel as well.

We are also recruiting for our Intern Program – which is volunteer – but a training ground that may lead to full or part-time employment. Also possible school credit.

Interviews will be conducted after the Holiday – as soon as possible!

For further information, Message Doug Kirkpatrick on www.OTSVillage.com - the Official Network of www.OurTvSpace.com!

Love – OurTvSpace.com

So get your resumes out and send them in. The link to the original message is here.

Oldbury Hill Continues

The latest episode of Oldbury Hill is out and the plot thickens. There is a hint of conspiracy.

In the last chapter TJ and Maggie are getting to know each other. They have a pleasant interlude canoeing. In the current episode, TJ's older brother reads him the riot act. Maggie is not part of the "cause." TJ ignores Maggie and she is hurt.

So what is this cause?

Keep tuned.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Location-White's Landing, The Quaboag River and Oldbury Hill Update

The latest Oldbury Hill webisode has two of the main characters displaying a bit of chemistry as they interact canoeing on the Quaboag River. It's pleasant chapter made more pleasing because of the venue.

I meant to post more about White's Landing and the view of the Quaboag River from the Bridge at that spot. If you go by it late in the day til sunset, you have a sight of enormous natural beauty.

White's Landing itself has many aspects. There is a cafe, boathouse, fishing supplies and much more. They have live music on occasion and it is at maybe the loveliest spot on the Quaboag. Your hostess is Anna Patricia White, 13th generation Mayflower descendant. For more information go here. Also, I mentioned White's Landing in my November Sturbridge Times Column.

Episode 5 - The River from OurTvSpace.com on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Don't Miss White Christmas in West Brookfield on Sunday, December 7

Every year on the first Sunday in December we have a town celebration all through the center. Most all of the businesses will have open houses as will the library and the churches. It starts around noon.

You can get some roasting chestnuts from Roger Allen at the Common or go for a hayride. At 5:45 p.m. the tree will be lit and then it's off to the Great Hall in the Town Hall. There will be a concert featuring the Quaboag Chorus led by Erich Von Bleicken. Also, Samantha Gillogly, a local virtuoso and student at Berklee College will play violin. Father Christmas will also come by. Then it will be over for another year. So don't miss it.

You can also go to the Sturbridge Times and click on the December issue and scroll down to page 14 for my more extensive article on the event.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Shameless Self Promotion-The Sturbridge Times December Issue is Out!

Yup, the December issue is online and I have a couple of articles and my column. click here or on the link to the right.

On Page 4 is my story about Doug and Melinda Kirkpatrick and the new media enterprise they are bringing to Sturbridge Marketplace.

White Christmas in West Brookfield is a beloved town tradition and you can read about it on Page 14.

My column is on page 20.

There are many other great articles. If you don't want to read online, you can pick up a copy at many area businesses and other public spots. I've stolen the list below from the website. Click on the picture to enlarge the list.