G-Star Studios Announces New Opportunities for Students

gstar(PALM SPRINGS, FL) FEBRUARY 4, 2016– G-Star Studios (owned and operated by the G-Star School of the Arts), South Florida’s largest motion picture studio, has opened up a new season of productions with a back lot full of feature films, episodic web & TV shows, and major commercials. G-Star students are working on all the shows as cast and/or crew.

This past week auditions for a new web-based TV show, “In Sanity, Florida,” were held in Sound Stage 1 to accommodate the short list of 250 of the 1700 actors who submitted for parts in the show. The web-based TV show’s (then to cable) first season, produced by See-Worthy Films owned by Marc Zatorsky and Shawn Morell, will be shot at various Palm Beach County locations as well as at G-Star Studios beginning in April. Sanity is a comedy about a crazy small town in Florida.

Auditions were also held for “HENRI,” a drama written and directed by Octavian O for New Beginnings Films; an action and suspense story about a martial arts fighter who returns to his hometown to defend himself and the ones he loves, will be shot on G-Star Studios back lot. Scenes from the feature film B.F.F., a film that explores the potentially disastrous relationship between two teenage boys and a girl, were also shot on the G-Star Studios back lot. The film is written and directed by David Haines for RD Productions.

Requests for scouting to shoot at the G-Star Studios film production facilities in the near future have come from a feature film for select scenes starring one of the silver screen’s biggest stars; a major commercial by a multi-billion dollar sports company (back for a third production); and a new episodic TV show already licensed for a major cable network. All productions will include G-Star students.

Additionally, the G-Star School of the Arts will be hosting an open house next month. On March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m. students and parents are invited to come in and learn more about what makes G-Star one of the top Palm Beach County charter schools.

G-Star Welcomes Visitors at Open House

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The G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation, and the Performing Arts is opening its doors to visitors.

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) NOVEMBER 7, 2015— The G-Star School of the Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming open house that will give students and parents the chance to learn more about the school.

On Sunday, November 15, 2015 and 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., students will have the chance to take a tour of the school with founder and CEO Greg Hauptner. On the tour, visitors will learn more about the school and see all of the ways G-Star is different from other charter schools in Palm Beach County.

At the G-Star School, students receive the hands-on, real world instruction that will help them as they chase their dreams. In film, animation, and performing arts, students can work with highly qualified teachers as well as industry insiders who can offer their unique insights.

And while students get the specialized instruction they need to succeed, they also are performing in the classroom. Almost half of all students carry better than a 3.5 GPA, and about one in five students has a 4.0. The school is also a leading performer when it comes to metrics in math, reading, writing, and science, making it a leader among the Palm Beach County Charter Schools.

Visit the school’s website at gstarschool.org to learn more about the tour and to sign up.

 

G-Star Cell Phone Film Festival This Weekend

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G-Star School is giving young filmmakers the chance to set their work in 19th century London.

(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL) October 16, 2015— The G-Star school of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming contest that will give young filmmakers a chance to develop their craft with the help of G-star students.

The G-Star Studios Cell Phone Film Festival brings these budding directors, writers and actors onto the nationally-recognized G-Star soundstage this weekend where they can being the process of building a story set in 19th century London, England during the time of Jack the Ripper.

On Sunday, October 18th, students will have a chance to visit the set and being thinking about their film. They will also be assisted by students and staff from the G-Star school who can help students through the development of their story and also help with shooting and editing.

Over the next week, student will have a chance to write their story, and then the following weekend they will have a chance to shoot their film with their mobile device. G-Star staff will work with filmmakers to help them edit their work into a finished product.

Then, the filmmakers will have their chance to shine with a showing of their work in front of industry professionals at the Palm Beach International Film Festival Student Showcase.

At the G-Star School, students receive the hands-on, real world instruction that will help them as they chase their dreams. In film, animation, and performing arts, students can work with highly qualified teachers as well as industry insiders who can offer their unique insights.

And while students get the specialized instruction they need to succeed, they also are performing in the classroom. Almost half of all students carry better than a 3.5 GPA, and about one in five students has a 4.0. The school is also a leading performer when it comes to metrics in math, reading, writing, and science, making it a leader among the Palm Beach County Charter Schools.

For more information, visit the G-Star School’s website at gstarschool.org.

Palm Beach Student Beating Odds in Budding Music Career

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Tyler Grow’s remarkable journey has led him to a prestigious honor for his musical talent.

(PALM SPRINGS, FL) JULY 10, 2016— The G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation, and Performing Arts is proud to announce that one of its gifted students has become one of only four high school students ever to be accepted into the New York University (NYU) – American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Film Scoring workshop in New York City.

The Big Apple is a long way from Romania, but that is the route Tyler Grow has taken to achieve this prestigious honor. As a child in Romania, Tyler faced long odds and brutal neglectful treatment in an orphanage. He suffered a severe brain injury which still provides constant reminders of his time there: he struggles with short term memory loss and also speech processing. Fortunately, these injuries did not damage his unique gift for music— it is processed on the other side of the brain.

About the G-Star School of the Arts for Film Animation, and Performing Arts

G-Star is recognized for its outstanding academics among Palm Beach County magnet schools. More than 44% of students have a G.P.A. of greater than 3.5, and one in five students carries a 4.0. The school scores higher than traditional schools in performance metrics for math, reading writing and science, averaging 22% higher average grades. Students have parlayed their academic success at G-Star  into scholarships at some of the country’s leading performing arts programs at schools like Juillard (NYC), Oxford (England), West Point, US Naval Academy at Annapolis, UCLA, NYU, Boston University, Syracuse University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Miami and USC.

A number of celebrities have connections to the school through their contributions of time, including Corbin Bernsen of “L.A. Law” and “Psych,” musician and vocalist Jimmy Buffett, Kevin James (“Mall Cop”), Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Cheryl Hines of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and vocalist and dancer Jennifer Lopez.

About NYU-ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop

The NYU-ASCAP film scoring workshop is an exciting learning experience for people like Tyler with a desire to make their mark in the industry. During the workshop, students learn more about the creative process and the technical side of producing music for film. From orchestrating to editing, students learn from some of the industry’s very best, including Sean Callery (Homeland, Elementary) and Michael Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home). Veteran core faculty member Mark Snow (X-Files, Blue Bloods) and NYU Film Scoring faculty member Ira Newborn (Naked Gun series) will be featured.

The workshop builds to a full day of recording in NYU’s cutting edge facilities with some of New York’s top musicians.

Tyler says he wants to use his experience to be a beacon of hope for other children facing those same terrible conditions in his homeland. He wants to use his platform as a way to change how people view orphaned and abandoned children and also raise awareness about children with disabilities.

For more information on the program, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/summer/ascap. To learn more about the G-Star School of the Arts for Film Animation, and Performing Arts, visit gstarschool.org.

Contact: Greg Hauptner
Email: greghauptn@aol.com
561-386-6275