Saturday, April 13, 9:45 a.m. @ Malco Theatre, Screen B
Workshop: Documentary Story Structure
It’s easy to think that documentary films don’t need writers, but once the footage is captured and the editing begins, how do you turn multiple hours into a concise story that someone would want to watch? Learn storytelling techniques and practices that can be applied to assist in telling a compelling story while managing an overwhelming mountain of footage.
Alison Fast is a Peabody Award winning television producer who has worked for such networks as NBC/Universal, BBC Worldwide and MTV Networks.
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. @ Malco Theatre, Screen A
Panel: Actors in a Growing Southern Film Industry
Sponsored by SAGIndie
With a growing film industry in Mississippi and the south, there are now more opportunities for actors to build their careers outside of Hollywood and NYC. A panel of seasoned actors will share their experiences on auditioning, preparing for a role, finding representation, working in the south and outside of the region, and building a sustainable career.
Participating actors include Theodus Crane (“Breakout Kings”, “The Walking Dead”, “Motel”, “Barefoot”, “The Starving Games”), Yohance Myles (“Common Law”, “Grudge Match”, “The Host” , “The Hours” , “This is the End”, “2Guns” ), Tarra Riggs (“Ballast”, “100 Lives”, “American Violent”,”Hurricane Season”, “Treme”, “The Help”, “The Last Exorcism Part II”), and Ash Taylor (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “ANGEL”, “The Guardian”, “A.W.O.L.”, “Faith of My Fathers”, “As I Lay Dying” ).
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. @ Malco Theatre, Arcade
Workshop: Social Media
Before & After Your Project
Sponsored by Barefoot Workshops
Social media applications can help a storyteller throughout a creative project from raising money to creating an audience and even serve as a distribution method. This interactive discussion will enhance creative endeavors and help maximize limited budgets.
Chandler Griffin is a NYC-based, documentary filmmaker, educator and the Founding Director of Barefoot Workshops with over ten years of experience instructing over ninety media workshops, starting out at the Maine Media Workshops.
Saturday, April 13, 12:45 p.m. @ Malco Theatre, Arcade
Panel: Filmmakers and the Legal World
Sponsored by Questidore Entertainment
The Mississippi Bar Intellectual Property Section (IP Section) hosts a free legal clinic for filmmakers, musicians, artists and others who have creative projects. The clinic will provide an overview and general guidance in areas of music licensing, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues associated with film projects.
Participating IP Section members: Ryanne Duffy Saucier, Deputy Executive Director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting; and Anita Modak-Truran, a partner at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC and president of Questidore Entertainment, LLC.
Saturday, April 13, 3:00 p.m. @ Malco Theatre, Arcade
Panel: Cultural Crossroads of Filmmaking
Join a panel of this year’s filmmakers for an invigorating meeting of the minds. This moderated discussion will explore the problems, issues, joys and revelations of filmmaking within diverse cultures to include everything from securing funding to cultural and language differences. Filmmakers from Mississippi and
all over the country will participate to celebrate successes, share war stories, and and inspire future storytellers.