International Stunt Training Clinic
Las Vegas, NV 89102 - Aug 3, 2005 (PRN):
Executive Producer Tara Clark and Producer Phyllis Cesare-Taie have announced a Women in Film Las Vegas International Stunt Training Clinic to be held from August 26-28. This is the only training clinic of this type held in the world and, for the first time, is being held in Las Vegas at a central location. The Clinic is made possible by donations from General Motors and Red Bull with DreamVision International donating space at their Las Vegas studio facility. The International Stunt Clinic has been the subject of a BBC documentary and has received international recognition.
Highly acclaimed professional stunt coordinators Dennis Madalone, Chuck Borden, Spice Williams and Suzanne Rampe will give participants "hands on" experience in instruction in air ram, high falls, weapons, fights and falls, and fire burns. The combined expertise in stunt training, with the accumulation of more than 60 years of experience in stunt coordination, has made this one of the outstanding stunt training teams in the country.
Dennis Madalone holds the world record for air ram. He was stunt coordinator for 14 years at Paramount Studios working on Star Trek's "The Next Generation," "Voyager," "Deep Space Nine," and has many feature films on his resume. In addition, he has worked on "Quincy," "Murder She Wrote," and the Jay Leno show.
At the Clinic, Chuck Borden will specialize in high falls. He has more than 300 films to his credit and 14 years at Paramount. He holds the world record in high falls and is considered one of the top 10 stunt coordinators in the country. He frequently doubles as Val Kilmer and Liam Neeson. Specific credits include "Independence Day," "Scream 3," and "Eraser."
Stunt coordinator Spice Williams most recently was Hilary Swank's opponent in "Million Dollar Baby." She is a well-known "Klingon" in the Star Trek series. Other film work includes "Spider-Man," "Batman and Robin," and "Crossing Jordan." She will be giving instruction on weapons, fights and falls at the Clinic.
Suzanne Rampe will be the spotlight instructor for the fire burn segment of the clinic. In addition to being a qualified stunt coordinator, her credits include "Tales from the Crypt", "Red Sun Rising", and "Repossessed".
As part of their on-going commitment to the best training for both newcomers to the industry and long-time professionals, WIF Las Vegas is sponsoring a nationwide industry mixer on the 26th of August which will be held in conjunction with the opening of the International Stunt Training Clinic. The mixer will give film makers an opportunity to meet both local and national business owners whose businesses reflect the ongoing changes in the film industry and will present local and national opportunities of interest to attendees.
WIF Las Vegas has arranged discount hotel room rates for attendees. Information available at WIF Las Vegas listed below.
Any parties interested in showcasing their company at WIF Las Vegas' nationwide mixer and/or attending the International Stunt Training Clinic or the nationwide mixer should call WIF Las Vegas at 702-737-7337 or check online at http://www.wiflasvegas.org for more information.
For more information, contact:
Women In Film Las Vegas
3111 S. Valley View, Bldg T
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Telephone: (702) 737-7337
Fax: (702) 951-9778