Tag: Supervisor Neil Derry

Film Festival Offers Camp to High School Students

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2012 — The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival has always strived to be a catalyst for young and emerging talent. Now, with a generous contribution from County Supervisor Neil Derry, they’re expanding their educational outreach to high school students throughout Southern California. This year’s Festival will include the first ever Film Camp for 28 aspiring filmmakers. The students will get four days of hands-on training, workshops and seminars with industry professionals and festival honorees. Organized and led by Camp Ambassadors, the campers will make their way through each day’s events in groups designed to focus on specific aspects of filmmaking including: Screenwriting and Story Development Camera and Production Equipment Workshops Cinematography Workshops Graphic Animation and 3-D Workshops Directing and Introduction to Acting Sets, Props, and Production Design Post-Production Skills Festival Event and Interview Documentation Independent Film Screenings and Q&A’s with Filmmaker This program is designed for high school students who are passionate about making films. Participation in the program will require the student to be engaged 8 to 12 hours each day in various workshops, screenings and other events. The deadline to submit applications is September 4. Camp tuition is $630 but scholarships are available. More information at...

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Redistricting Process: Supervisors Asking For Your Input

Big Bear, Ca, August 4, 2011, 8:00am –The San Bernardino County redistricting process will continue next Tuesday, August 9th, at the county offices at 2:00pm.  The County supervisors have been meeting to decide how they will redraw the district lines within the county, to create districts with equal populations.  According to Neil Derry’s office the majority of the people that have come to express their opinions have been from the mountain areas.  The mountain residents have expressed that they want the mountain areas from Crestline to Big Bear, down to Forest Falls to be overseen by one supervisor.  Supervisor Neil Derry had the following to say about re-districting: “Crestline to Big Bear to Forest Falls is a unique area, and it  belongs together.  While the different communities, have their own personalities, and their own specific perspective, overall the entire mountain areas share the same common thoughts on snow removal, on tourism for local economies, and fire issues.”   Supervisor Derry encourages mountain residents to attend the meeting and voice their opinion on how they would like to see the district lines down.  Supervisor Derry also urges mountain residents to visit www.sbcounty.gov/redistrict where they can leave comments about the...

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Supervisor Neil Derry Releases Statement Regarding Campaign Contribution Violation

Big Bear, Ca, April 27, 2011, 4:00pm –  Supervisor Neil Derry released a statement regarding the complaint filed against him by the Attorney General pertaining to a campaign contribution violation.  “I have always tried to comply with the reporting requirements for my campaigns.  If I made a mistake I will correct it.  I was not informed of this supposed error before I received the complaint, however, and have not been given the opportunity to voluntarily correct any mistake,” Supervisor Derry said. “As soon as I can review the facts with my campaign treasurer and attorney, I will take whatever action they advise.  Until that time I cannot make any further comment.”  Derry was recently charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor for alleged reporting violations in connection with a $5,000 contribution he received during his campaign for Supervisor in 2007. The contribution, sources say, was contributed to a political action committee operated by former county Assessor Bill Postmus. The political action committee in turn allegedly contributed money to Derry’s campaign. Derry has an arraignment scheduled for June 9th. Chairwoman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Josie Gonzales, stated that the County will cooperate with the Attorney General’s office, and that she will not allow the actions of any one individual to define this County.  More information will be made available about this story as we receive...

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