Sunday, October 10, 2010

Savannah Film Festival announces 2010 panels and workshops

The 2010 Savannah Film Festival, which runs Oct. 30-Nov. 6, has announced its program of panels and workshops. A diverse group of film professionals–designers, cinematographers, writers, directors–from the industry’s top television and movie studios will participate in panel and question and answer discussions on a variety of topics about the film, television and digital media business.

Among the top professionals hosting the variety of panels are:
The dialog, sound and film editors behind ABC’s hit series, “Lost;”
Michael Lembeck, the Emmy Award-winning director of “Friends” and the feature films “The In-Laws” and “The Santa Clause 2;”
Denise Cramsey, the seven-time Emmy Award-nominated producer of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Trading Spaces;”
Carson Kressley, the fashion expert on Bravo's “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and the host of 'How to Look Good Naked' and “True Beauty;”
Barry Rosenbush, the Emmy Award-winning producer of the “High School Musical” series;
Lev Spiro, the director of “Weeds,” “Ugly Betty” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”

Panels and workshops will include:
“The Next Big Hit,” how to package and sell your idea;
“The Cable Documentary,” how the cable documentary goes from idea to the screen;
“Getting The Gig,” reality television hosts discuss how to create your brand;
“Young Director’s Forum,” advice on going from student director to professional;
“Casting Director, Actor Agent,” advice for aspiring casting directors, agents and actors;
“Kodak presents STOP BY. SHOOT FILM,” a fun learning opportunity – talk to a top cinematographer; learn how to use a 16mm camera; and film and shoot your own scene – all under two hours.

Panels are $5 for the general public; $3 for students, seniors and military; and free for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD ID.

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