Children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas to Make Movie with CineVegas Clubhouse

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The Culture Dog Foundation and the CineVegas Film Festival will host CineVegas Clubhouse, a community outreach program in which local industry professionals teach the art of filmmaking to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. Over a five-week period, Boys & Girls Clubs members will have the opportunity to create, write and star in their own short film, which will have a red carpet premiere at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival in June with Festival Chairman, Dennis Hopper.

“Each year, CineVegas looks forward to working with students from the Boys & Girls Clubs and having their film premiere at our Festival,” said CineVegas Artistic Director Trevor Groth. “It’s such a pleasure for us to see filmmaking developing at this young age, and to give these students the opportunity to do something they may not have had the chance to do otherwise.”

CineVegas Clubhouse will be held at DreamVision Studios every Tuesday beginning Tuesday, February 24, with filming taking place from Tuesday March 24 through Thursday, March 26. Throughout the program, club members will be taught everything from the history of film to writing a script, movie cameras, lighting and audio, wardrobe, hair and makeup, art production and stunts.

On Tuesday, March 10, the students will be treated to special acting workshops taught by legendary Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton, as well as stars of the hit musical JERSEY BOYS Erich Bergen (Bob Gaudio) and Rick Faugno (Frankie Valli).

Sponsors and participants for CineVegas Clubhouse include: The Culture Dog Foundation, CineVegas Film Festival, DreamVision Studios, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, The Studio Productions, Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd., Prowerks Media Group, LLC, JR Lighting, Dog & Pony Studios, Erich Bergen and Rick Faugno from JERSEY BOYS, Wayne Newton, AirStar of Las Vegas, Elite Promotions, The Cookie Zoo, Rock Band, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Quality Investigations and Brenden Theatres inside the Palms Casino Resort.

For more information on CineVegas Clubhouse, visit www.cinevegas.com/clubhouse.