Workshops and discussions sponsored by the Mississippi Film Office
(Free and open to the public)
Shooting Stars | Saturday, April 11 @ 9:15 – 10:30 (Malco Screen A) - Industry kids & parents talk the reality of being on set. Does your child have what it takes to be an actor? How about you – Mom/Dad? Brady Permenter (As I Lay Dying), Camden & Carsen Flowers (Free State of Jones), Alvin Edney (Get On Up), and Ava Clarke (model/actress) along with their parents will talk auditions, call backs, and what to expect as you build an acting career with your child. They will share tips on how they manage the work and play of it all while keeping up with school and home life.
Work It Mississippi! | Saturday, April 11 @ 9:30 - 10:45 (Malco Screen B) Connie Hoy (Battlecreek), Missy Tanner (The Livingston Gardner), and Robbie Fisher (A Mississippi Love Story/ Sequence/ Leadway) break down the nitty-gritty of producing films in MS. Why is Mississippi attractive as a filming location? What are the challenges of financing independent films? What do producers consider when hiring local crew? Get industry insight from a diverse panel of women who have produced films in Mississippi.
In the Web with Angela Tucker | Saturday, April 11 @ 1:15 - 2:45 (Malco Arcade) Angela Tucker is a writer, director and producer. Her directorial work includes B L A C K F O L K DON’T - a satirical, documentary web series in its third season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life.” Angela will share her experience in short form media and the ins and outs of producing a web-based series. Presented in partnership with Independent Black Film Collective.
Angela Tucker is a writer, director and producer. Her directorial work includes (A)SEXUAL, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction available on Netflix, Hulu and Netflix and BLACK FOLK DON’T … a satirical, documentary web series in its third season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life.” She is a Co-Producer on THE NEW BLACK, a feature length documentary currently in production about the complicated histories of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements. The film was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access. Angela is also the Series Producer for the PBS documentary series, AFROPOP. She was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced several award winning documentaries including PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (PBS’ Independent Lens) about a Congolese mother and daughter separated over 12 years. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University where she was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship. Tucker is based in Brooklyn, NY and can be followed on Twitter @tuckergurl.
Short Circuit: Taking Your Project from Local to Global | Saturday, April 11 @ 3:15 - 4:45 (Malco Arcade) Melanie Addington (Oxford Film Festival) and Lauren Cioffi (Sundance Film Festival) have a unique perspective on festivals as they are both festival programmers AND filmmakers. They’ll share tips on how to best take advantage of being on the festival circuit, preparing for a festival, and what programmers are seeking.