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New film/TV/VR production studio opens in old Staples location in Burien

New film/TV/VR production studio opens in old Staples location in Burien

By Scott Schaefer Where once you could buy paper clips and business supplies, now you can create a film, TV, VR or other production. Zoo Break Productions is a new production studio facility at the... [Read more]

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

Screenshot of the City of Burien’s new Film Office web page. The City of Burien this week created a new Film Office, with its mission stated as “supporting and promoting Burien’s local... [Read more]

REVIEW: Hi-Liners’ Musical Production of ‘CATS’ is a Fresh Interpretation

REVIEW: Hi-Liners’ Musical Production of ‘CATS’ is a Fresh Interpretation

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The names of the Actors that originally appeared in this review have been deleted at the request of Hi-Liners Artistic Director Kathleen Edwards, to meet their guidelines of not critiquing... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hi-Liners Actor Creates Promo Video for Upcoming ‘CATS’ Production

VIDEO: Hi-Liners Actor Creates Promo Video for Upcoming ‘CATS’ Production

Victoria Knight, a Hi-Liner, created the following promotional video for their upcoming production of “CATS,” which opens this Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Highline Performing Arts Center: On... [Read more]

Burien’s Hi-Liners Announce Fall Show: ‘This won’t be your Mother’s Cats’

Burien’s Hi-Liners Announce Fall Show: ‘This won’t be your Mother’s Cats’

by Scott Schaefer Hi-Liners Artistic Director Kathleen Edwards. At a special reception for supporters, advertisers, friends and others Monday night, Burien’s Hi-Liners announced that their big show... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ Chicago The Musical in Rehearsals, Show Set to Open Sept. 10th

Hi-Liners’ Chicago The Musical in Rehearsals, Show Set to Open Sept. 10th

The Hi-Liners brings Chicago to Burien. Rehearsals are in full swing at the Annex for the September production. Here the Reporters are perfecting "We Both Reached for the Gun" from act one. Photo:... [Read more]

Free Reading Of ‘A Christmas Story’ Will NOT Put Your Eye Out Saturday At BLT

Free Reading Of ‘A Christmas Story’ Will NOT Put Your Eye Out Saturday At BLT

Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want our Readers to know that, in addition to the continuing run of “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” (read our Review here) they will be staging a... [Read more]

Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis’ Opens Tonight

Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis’ Opens Tonight

Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want to remind our Readers that their latest production, “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” opens TONIGHT (Friday, Nov. 26th), and is a perfect way... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Zombie’ Is Extremely Disturbing

INTERN’S VIEW: Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Zombie’ Is Extremely Disturbing

by Philip Benais Zombie; Directed By Maggie Larrick: Starring Zacharia Robinson. Written By Bill Connington. Let me just say this right now; Zombie at Burien Little Theatre is extremely disturbing. I... [Read more]

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Bill Reid at the studio with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard. by Joanne Dyer Stop by Tellit Productions in downtown Burien and you might recognize co-owner Bill Reid’s voice... [Read more]

With Help From Burien Little Theatre, Another Film Is Shot In Burien

With Help From Burien Little Theatre, Another Film Is Shot In Burien

by Eric Dickman Special to The B-Town Blog Burien Little Theatre was pleased to serve as host to the film crew from “Howard From Ohio” last Friday (Aug. 6), making this the second film shoot... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: “Grassroots” Movie Conducts A Drive-By Filming In Burien

SLIDESHOW: “Grassroots” Movie Conducts A Drive-By Filming In Burien

Story and photos by Michael Brunk It all started with a cryptic e-mail popping up on my cell phone with a time and an address in Burien. And multiple admonishments not to breath a word of it to anyone.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Of ‘B-TOWN – How Burien Came Into Its Own’ Film

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Of ‘B-TOWN – How Burien Came Into Its Own’ Film

Last summer, we first reported on a documentary being filmed about Burien by some old friends from our days at KING-TV; and yes, mostly because they had four cameras in everyone’s faces (including... [Read more]

Breeders Theater Holding Auditions For "Withering Heights" April 19th

Breeders Theater Holding Auditions For "Withering Heights" April 19th

Breeders Theater will be holding a general audition for its upcoming summer show, “Withering Heights” at 7pm on Monday, April 19th at E.B. Foote Winery, located at 127-B SW 153rd in Burien. “Withering... [Read more]

VIDEO: Skateboarding Clip From “Where We Live Now, Burien” Documentary

VIDEO: Skateboarding Clip From “Where We Live Now, Burien” Documentary

Back in October, we premiered a trailer for a new documentary being produced on Burien, called “Where We Live Now, Burien.” This documentary is still in production, and another clip has been... [Read more]

Why You Should See The Hi-Liners’ “Thoroughly Modern Millie” This Weekend

Why You Should See The Hi-Liners’ “Thoroughly Modern Millie” This Weekend

by Scott Schaefer Burien’s own Hi-Liners’ fall production of the family-friendly “Thoroughly Modern Millie” wraps up this weekend (Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Sept.... [Read more]

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

“I Am Highline,” a new film/DVD, has received a 4Culture Special Project grant to fund the development, filming and production of a promotional film about the Highline area.

The new high-definition film will be Directed by B-Town Blog Publisher Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winner for work on “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” an acclaimed kids’ educational show that aired on PBS. His other credits include “Penn & Teller: BS!,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Almost Live!” and many others over a 23+ year career in media ranging from Seattle’s KING-TV to six years in Hollywood and much more.

Filming will be begin in the late summer and early fall and will feature diverse residents of Highline…

"The Day My Parents Became Cool" To Play In Burien 8/21

"The Day My Parents Became Cool" To Play In Burien 8/21

We first reported on the locally-made short comedy film “The Day My Parents Became Cool” last June when we posted a call for extras needed for scenes being filmed at Highline High School.

We reported from the set, showcased photos of the action, produced a video on the first sneak peek screening, interviewed Writer/Director Steve Edmiston as well wrote about the film’s first showing in various festivals (can you tell we love to see creative success?), and heck – we even proclaimed it as the #10 Top Burien-area story for 2008!

Well now we’ve got more exciting news about this B-Town Baby, including the Burien-area premiere date, time and place…

UPDATE: “The Day My Parents Became Cool” LA Screening

UPDATE: “The Day My Parents Became Cool” LA Screening

Megan Joy, left, is Paige and Highline Schools' Superintendent John Welch is Principal Higgens in "The Day My Parents Became Cool." Area lawyer-turned-filmmaker Steve Edmiston, the Writer/Director... [Read more]

VIDEO:”The Day My Parents Became Cool” Trailer + News

VIDEO:”The Day My Parents Became Cool” Trailer + News

Megan Joy, left, is Paige and Highline Schools' Superintendent John Welch is Principal Higgens in "The Day My Parents Became Cool." We first broke the news about an original short comedy... [Read more]

“The Day My Parents Became Cool” To Premiere In Sedona

“The Day My Parents Became Cool” To Premiere In Sedona

Area resident Steve Edmiston, Writer/Director of the short “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” which was filmed in Burien and Normandy Park, tells us that his film’s official “World... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories DVDs

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories DVDs

The B-Town Blog proudly welcomes its latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories Celebration of Life DVD’s! 3TreeMemories is a local homegrown startup business run by Pieter (Bruno) Hoolboom. Bruno has been... [Read more]

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

The City of Burien recently re-launced their website, which we reviewed Sunday, and now they’ve released a brand spankin’ new “image” video called “Burien, The Place To Be”... [Read more]

Update On Production Of “War Of The Grandmas” Film

Update On Production Of “War Of The Grandmas” Film

Lots of action on the local filmmaker front, and we just heard from Director/Proucer Frank Oliver, who we first reported as seeking funds and locations for his film “War of the Grandmas” on... [Read more]