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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 7

Project aids those with
dreams of Hollywood



By Samantha Woll
For the Daily
This spring, the University commu-
nity will have the chance to explore the
world of movie-making first hand.
Project M Film, an idea envisioned by
recent University graduate Dominic
Bartalino, presents an opportunity for
aspiring writers, actors and directors to
be able to realize their dreams of mak-
ing their own movie.
Project M Film was inspired by Pro-
ject Greenlight, a joint effort by Mira-
max Films & Television and
LivePlanet to create an online screen-
writing competition that would give an
unknown screenwriter the chance to
make their movie with Ben Affleck,
Matt Damon and Chris Moore as exec-
utive producers. After toying around
with the idea for a couple of years,
Bartalino said he decided to use the
University's resources to do what
Damon and Affleck were doing, but
with a "U of M twist."
The project is open to anyone affili-
ated with the University and calls upon
the talents and ideas of everyone rang-
ing from writers, actors and producers
to costume and makeup artists. The

deadline for the screenwriting contest
is April 27 and the filming will take
place over the summer. The winner's
film will be shown at the Michigan
Theater next fall. Bartalino, who hopes
that this will become an annual event,
is planning on funding Project M Film
through corporate sponsors but is also
considering a non-profit route.
"Hopefully it will dig up and show-
case the hidden talents of kids who
always wanted to write that screenplay,
sit behind the camera, or be a star but
never had the opportunities" LSA
sophomore Ryan Lewis said.
"The idea of a film being done
entirely by the community at Univer-
sity of Michigan excited me a lot,"
said Shrihari Sathe, an LSA freshman
who is planning to major in film and
video studies.
Sathe also pointed out that he is
eager to gain first-hand experience
though this project, one of Bartalino's
main objectives. Another goal of Bar-
talino's is to bridge the gap between
students and faculty through the
process of filmmaking and the open
invitation to anyone affiliated with
the University.
Bartalino graduated from the Uni-

versity in August with a degree in gen-
eral studies and has expressed a strong
interest in the entertainment business.
He said his main focus is on "putting
entertainment into the hands of every-
day people.
He chose "Entertainment for the
People, by the People" as the motto for
his company Blazing Horizons.
Echoing Bartalino's vision, Lewis
said, "It sounds like a really great idea
because I know that there is a lot of tal-
ent at the University that remains
untapped because of a lack of funding
and the difficulties in registering for
film classes."
Since this project is open to any-
one who is affiliated with the Uni-
versity, it provides that opening or
big break for those who do not yet
have an outlet for their movie mak-
ing creative energy.
LSA sophomore Katie Moore is
eager to get started with this project.
"I'm very excited to see what the story
line will be, and when the 'project will
begin rolling. It's a great project for
those of us who live in Ann Arbor over
the summer."
Anyone interested can visit the web-
site, wwwprojectmfilm.com.

for Students

1 ! , r r o f rG

New state law complcates
recall of elected officials

LANSING (AP) - It would be said it
more difficult to recall locally process
elected public officials under a bill Rep.
narrowly approved yesterday by the 56 perc
state House. recallin
The House voted 62-36 across in last
party lines to approve the bill that the legi
would permit the recall of an offi- the peol
cial only if the recall tally was at Stanl
least one vote more than the num- recalled
ber of votes the official received in because
the last election. in the n
Now, an official elected by, say, than ag
10,000 votes can be recalled by as tion, M
few as 50 votes as long as they're Abou
the majority of recall voters. 90,368
While supporters of the bill said for the
it will cut down on the large num- "How
ber of frivolous recalls, opponents more p
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g Mayor Woodrow Stanley
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ley wouldn't have been
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more people voted for him
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ainst him in the recall elec-
inore said.
ut 32 percent of the city's
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recall election.
often are you going to get
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asked Rep. Steve Pestka (D-Grand
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solution, or are we creating more of
a problem?"
Petitions would have to clearly
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the recall under the bill.
Now, state law allows recalls for
any reason, as long as the petitioner
gets enough signatures to have it
appear on the ballot.
Rep. Charles LaSata, a St. Joseph
Republican who sponsored the bill,
said it's too easy to recall a local
official. He called the current sys-
tem undemocratic.
The legislation doesn't apply to
state officials.

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Project SERVE Leadership Teams & Site Leaders:
Project SERVE is a student-run university department that works to involve students
in community service and social action through providing volunteer information and
placement opportunities, alternative break experiences, large campus-wide service
programs, and issue-based educ I 'n and awareniess The following are needed for
* Alternative Spring Break Lead Team& Site Leaders
* Alternative Weekends Lead Team & Site Leaders
* SPARK Lead Team & Site Leaders (Comnunity Plunge, MLK Day, etc.)
* VIEW (Volunteers Involved Every Week)Lead Team & Site Leaders
*Issue Education Lead Team Q
* Volunteer Connection Lead Team
Application available at www.umich.edu/-mserve/serve.
Applications due Monday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Project Community Student Facilitators/Coordinators:
Project Community /Sociology 389 is an undergraduate Sociology service-learning
course that involves students in Criminal Justice, Education, & Health community
placements. Registered students participate in a weekly seminar that is facilitated by a
Project Community student coordinator. Coordinators receive graded undergraduate
credit in Soc 395. Coordinators also complete additional coursework, including
training, which is over and above the site ard seminar requirements for Soc 389.
Information is available at wwwiumichedu/~mnerve/ProjectCommunity.
Interested students should sign up for an interview by contacting
Interviews will be held March 18-29.
America Reads Tutoring Corps Tutors:
America Reads Tutors receive work-study funds to work one-on-one with preschool
through third grade children. Tutors work with children twice a week in two-hour
time blocks. Tutors will attend orientation and training sessions in September and
on-gong in-service sessions during the academic year. After placement at a school or
community site, tutors will write lesson plan priOr to each tutoring session, assess
tutees' progress, and attend monthly teai meetings.
Applications available at wwwumich.edu/~mserve/AmericaReads.
Applications due March 15.
National Board - Student Members:
The National Board is made up of students (2 graduate and 2 undergraduate),
faculty members, community members, alumni and other at-large persons with
experience and expertise in community service. Student members are expected to
remain active on campus, promote the ideals of the Center through various channels,
and represent the Center at the University and beyond. Student members are
expected to make a minimum one year commitment and attend semi-annual
National Board meetings.
Applications available at www.umich.edu/-mserve.
Applications due Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Student Advisory Board:
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multiple center and campus constituencies. They provide input to the staff
regarding the programs, initiatives, and directions of the Ginsberg Center
and voice the needs and concerns of students as they relate to the work of
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Applications available at www.umich.edu/mserve.
Applications due Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.

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