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Love #film? Got time? #Sundance Film Festival (@sundancefest) is seeking 2011 volunteers Learn more and apply

A pretty cool opportunity if you are a film or Hollywood buff and have the time and resources to volunteer.

Amplify’d from www.sundance.org

Welcome! Every year, we select more than 1,500 volunteers to help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the Sundance Film Festival—from theatre entrances to shuttle stops. Those interested in star-sightings and free stuff need not apply. Volunteering for the 2011 Festival is about helping artists share their stories. Of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first audiences to see world premieres of the best new independent films. But the real benefits of volunteering aren’t things, or even films—they’re the experiences. If you’re ready for a one-of-a-kind experience, apply to join us in Utah this January!

Volunteer

We are now accepting applications to volunteer. Click here to apply!

How To Volunteer for the Sundance Film Festival

Apply Online: The application for 2011 volunteers is now open. Click here to apply.Read more at www.sundance.org
 

Celebrities: Maybe They Really *Are* Just Like Us!

A few days ago a big hubaloo was caused on Twitter when @mrskutcher signed up – aka Demi Moore. Yes folks, it really does seem to be her, as indicated in several news stories yesterday.

Why is the media writing on the fact that Demi Moore and her husband Ashton Kutcher – aka @aplusk on Twitter – signed up on this popular micro blogging service? Well your guess is as good as mine. But I found it really interesting that Mrs. Kutcher used it to turn the tides on the media yesterday with this Tweet and Twitpic:

Demi Moore's Twitter Page

Demi Moore's Twitter Page

Alleged paparazzi

Alleged paparazzi

This is interesting in light of the tech and business industry chatter about social services and communities, such as Twitter, being a “traditional media killer.” Do celebrities have the power to make that possible for Hollywood gossip rags as well? Imagine if more celebrities shared their own photos and comments in this manner – seeing a glimpse of how they really live would be way better than US Weekly’s interpretation of their lives. And with no one to buy those magazines because we’re all getting “front row seats” on Twitter…well…? It’s a big dream but not impossible.

All this begs the question, without all the glitz and Photoshop capabilities, would celebrities really embrace the opportunity to end the paparazzi frenzy?

Celebs on Twitter include many other musicians, actors, reality TV stars and blonde socialites – from Solange Knowles to Jerry Rice to Lauren Conrad and her “Hills” crew.  Even Perez Hilton has joined – to keep an even closer eye on his subjects, perhaps.