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OXFORD TOWN – After three months of pre-production work and three weeks of filming, “Where I Begin” moves to the editing phase Friday. This is where things get really interesting. Right now, there is all this footable but now how it is pieced together, how sound is synched up and what music and underscore is chosen is what can make or break the film. (August 30, 2010, Page 14)
With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.
Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD TOWN – The local band Colour Revolt (sporting band new band members) is making a splash around the country and they’re headed back to Oxford via Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, Aug. 26) in support of their new album “The Cradle.” Kate Anthony’s coverage of one of Oxford’s most successful duos and their new band members can be found on Page 11 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 26, 2010, Page 11)
OXFORD TOWN – Welcome Back Rebels! Inside this week’s issue of Oxford Town, find page after page of practical tips and advice given to you by folks who have been in the exact spot you are in right now. You’ll get the skinny on everything from fall and Grove fashion to Oxford music to Rebel football, volleyball and soccer. Hang on to this one because it’ll come in handy in the upcoming months. Good luck this year! Download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 20, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Catch one of Oxford’s hottest bands, The Reviews, on Friday, Aug. 20, at Red House and on Saturday at the White Star Tavern in Water Valley. The popular local trio has a plethora of originals that’ll keep you rockin’ all weekend. And, be sure to check out Page 4 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town for other venue listings for the weekend into next week. (August 19, 2010, Page 8, 4)
OXFORD TOWN – Wondering what you should wear to the Grove this year … what’s hot and what’s not? New Oxford Town columnist George Atkins (yep … a female “George”) breaks down Grove and Rebel football fashion on Page 11 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue. Atkins also gives our female readers some good, practical fall fashion advice on Page 13. (August 19, 2010, Page 11, 13)
OXFORD TOWN — Want to get out of the house but are overwhelmed by your choices? Fret not. Oxford Town Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally breaks down her list of the top ten outdoor activities in and around Oxford beginning on Page 22 of this week’s special Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town. McAnally will take you on an outdoor tour that stretches from the Ole Miss Campus to Oxford, to Taylor, to area lakes including Sardis, Puskus and Enid. Jump in and cool off! (August 19, 2010, Page 22-25)
OXFORD TOWN — About a third of the way into the production of “Where I Begin,” it struck all of us that what we had on this set is something rre. There are no fights, no drama, no divas, no one being lazy or not knowing exactly what to do. Everyone just does everything they can to make this movie a success. (August 19, 2010, Page 20)
OXFORD TOWN — “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio will screen on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the Lyric Theater in Oxford at 8 p.m. The documentary takes a look at late architect Samuel Mockbee’s radical design program known as the Rural Studio. (August 12, 2010, Page 5)