Founder of Get Connected Autmn Essie Bailey-Ford and her team have been working hard to make sure this monthly event gets bigger and better each month! And so far they have done just that!
From Gordon Biersch Brewery to Fox Sports Grill and now to the luxurious 200 Peachtree Get Connected is outgrowing venues and expanding!
As always, In addition to networking there will be screenings, raffles, vendors and much more. We are extremely excited about the screenings this month!
Friend and supporter of Filmmakers Reloaded Crystle Clear Roberson will be screening her never before seen version of her short film “The Black Cage” at Get Connected! The Black Cage was recently a Top 7 Finalist in the BET Lens On Talent Competition and was screened on the station as well as BET.com. Supporters of Filmmakers Reloaded Dianne Ashford of Symmetry Entertainment and Reginald Harrison of Coldfinger Studios were also a part of this film!
“The Black Cage” is a film about a man’s battle with his own comfort zones. The pain of bondage. The burden of freedom.
But that’s not it! Filmmakers Reloaded Founder/CEO JP AUTHOR had the opportunity to work on the film Hesitation, that will also be screening at Get Connected! Supporter of Filmmakers Reloaded Janlatae Mullins, the talented Director who was behind this great film! Hesitation was named “Best Drama” at the 2011 International Campus Movie Fest and will continue on to the Finals in Hollywood!
Life can change in a moment. What would you lose in 60 seconds?
Wait! There’s more! The hottest crowdfunding platform iFundie had partnered with Get Connected to bring you a the Georgia Short Film Giveaway! What would you do with $1,000 to shoot a Low-Budget Short Film?! iFundie and Get Connected are giving away multiple $1,000 grants to filmmakers with the Best Short Film Proposals! View the Official Submission Rules!
Filmmakers Reloaded Let’s Talk Film host JP AUTHOR! Thats right! JP AUTHOR is bringing Let’s Talk Film out the studio and straight to the filmmakers!
Make sure you stop by the Filmmakers Reloaded table to find out more information about Filmmakers Reloaded and get your chance to meet the man behind the brand JP AUTHOR! The Filmmakers Reloaded team will be all over Get Connected: taking YOUR pictures, getting interviews to tell YOUR story, and your information to see how Filmmakers Reloaded can get help you! Help us help you; The Indie Filmmaker!
*Proceeds from the $10 admission fee and vendor booths will be used to fund grants for raising filmmakers to produce short films and donate to local charities. This months charity is The Red Cross.
*Budlight will be at Get Connected giving away free Budlight lime for the first two hours 6pm-8pm!
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! Let’s Talk Film and Connect!
Check out some photos from last month’s Get Connected Networking Event.
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SCAD Presents: Thursday Night at the Movies with Rainforest Films
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - JP AUTHOR
On Thursday May 5, 2011 Producer Will Packer and Director Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films came out to SCAD to show their latest movie Takers and give a few words of wisdom! If you have never heard the infamous inspiring “Rise of Rainforest Films” story you are missing out! But no worries! Filmmakers Reloaded has you covered!
Let’s Talk Film Host JP AUTHOR sat down with Will Packer for an exclusive interview!!! From words of wisdom for the aspiring filmmakers to the future of Rainforest Films, this interview is one you surely don’t want to miss!
Stay tuned for more videos and pictures from this wonderful night with SCAD and Rainforest Films!
Atlanta Film Festival Recap: CINformation Seminar Series and Filmmakers Reloaded top Movie Picks!
EDITOR-IN-CHEIF - JP AUTHOR
Last week the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Plaza Theatre, LaFont Cinema Sandy Springs, and the W Hotel Midtown, was packed with hundreds of film lovers and film makers as they enjoyed the 35th Atlanta Film Festival!
With over 30 films and 101 Reasons why you should go to the Atlanta Film Festival, the Filmmakers Reloaded crew was excited about the inaugural CINformation Seminars.
The CINformation Seminar Series was a new feature introduced by the Atlanta Film Festival this year! It featured diverse workshops and panels that catered to the indie filmmaker. It didn’t matter if you were award winning filmmaker or an aspiring filmmaker there was a panel for you!
On Saturday April 30, industry professionals filled up a meeting room in the W Hotel Midtown for an all day CINformation event. Moderated my Andrew Velcoff of Greenberg Traurig, the three seminars were intense and filled with informative elements of filmmaking from the importance of film incentives to financing structures.
The rest of the festival offered more seminars that spoke to the true indie filmmaker. As indie filmmakers ourselves, of course the Filmmakers Reloaded team was there to soak up all the information to share with you all! Not only did Filmmakers Reloaded cover some of the CINformations, very our Queen worked as the volunteer captain of the CINformation series!
A Glance at Filmmakers Reloaded CINformation Notes
The Impact and Importance of Film Tax Incentives
Panelist: Joseph Chianese, Ric Reitz, Tom Luse, Alison Fibben Moderator: Andrew Velcoff
Georgia offers a 30% tax incentive to productions with a 500,000 min budget.
Utilize the Georgia Film Office to assist with helping find locations for your production.
You can bundle projects to meet the 500,000 budget as long as the productions are under the same company.
How to Pitch Your Project
Panelist: Mike Lazzo, Scot Safon, Brad Siegel
Don’t waste your time pitching the wrong project. Match the project with the person you are pitching to.
A good script is more powerful than a pitch.
Sometimes a network wants controversy. It’s built in publicity.
If you don’t have a track record, make sure you can pitch your idea in one line and it is packaged well. You must get the networks attention.
How to make a Living as a Freelancer
Panelist: Sheryl Myers, Linda Burns, Lesley Harris, Samantha Worthen
Get involved win the film community. You have to be able to make connections and create opportunities.
Know the difference between being persistence and being annoying for follow ups after submitting resumes.
Distribution and Deliverables in the Digital Age
Panelist: Ron Heidt, Zeke Flatten, Dan Keston, Peter Ballard
It’s good to think about your film up front in terms of what you envision it being.
You want to work with people who get your vision and can give you good HONEST feedback.
With this digital age you can start on a project and start the editing process that same day.
Making Atlanta a Stronger Hub for Film, Media, and Digital Entertainment
Lee Thomas, Kris Bagwell, Garia Davis, Asanta Bradford
Everyone supporting the GA film business is important! This is not Hollywood and we are still emerging. We need to stick together.
The better experience the creator of the show has in ATL the better the chance that they will come back to create more shows.
ATL needs to train more people for the critical jobs in ATL; location scouting, art department, accounting.
Now of course it wouldn’t be a Film Festival without some awesome films!!!! Here a few of Filmmakers Reloaded favorites!
*Friends of Filmmakers Reloaded Crystle Clear Roberson (Co-Producer), Adrian Dukes (Writer), and Reginald Harrison (Editor) also worked on this film!
Uncertainty looms over the heads of three men, notably different, yet all on the same path searching for opportunity in the nation’s capital. Armed with limitless potential, these men’s lives will take an unexpected turn when power and race collide.
*Brandon McCormick was featured on Filmmakers Reloaded Spotlight. Check out his interview on Let’s Talk Film with JP AUTHOR Episode 2 Festival Focus.
The film is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.
*The First Grader will be released in the United States on May 13, 2011 by National Geographic Entertainment. Check out the list of cities and dates Here.
Based on a true story, an illiterate, 84-year-old villager and war veteran takes Kenya’s declaration of “free education for all” literally and enrolls in the local elementary school. Aided by his teacher and a cast of enchanting students, he learns the power of education can deliver the greatest freedom of all.
*The Start of Dreams was a big hit at the Atlanta Film Festival! With three sold out shows it was a must see film!
Three young hopefuls claim their acting scholarship prizes at the Atlanta regionals and prepare for the August Wilson Monologue Competition on Broadway, under the guidance of Tony-nominated Kenny Leon. Leon and Denzel Washington describe how state support helped their early careers. But as Leon’s protégées learn the value of their craft and unlock their potential, Georgia’s arts funding comes underthreat and with it theater programs like Leon’s.
As you can see the 35th Atlanta Film Festival was eventful, informative, and inspiring, and entertaining! Having the opportunity to see great indie films is always a plus but the push to educate and inform with the new CINformation Seminar Series is what brought this festival to the top. As filmmakers it is important for us to understand that we must continue to learn! There are many elements that would help filmmakers perfect their craft, and most of these elements were covered in the CINformation Seminar Series. Let’s just hope the filmmakers in attendance took notes and is ready to use these tips to produce that award winning film to submit to the next Atlanta Film Festival!!
On the last Thursday of every month creatives around the Atlanta Film Community come together to meet, greet, eat, and Get Connected!
Having outgrown the space at Gordon Biersch Brewery, this month’s event was the first one held at it’s new venue Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station.
New Location but same Energetic Atmosphere
And of course The Filmmakers Reloaded crew was in full effect at Get Connected! We witnessed the introductions, interactions, and most importantly the connections!
The Film Community Gets Connected
With the thriving film industry in Georgia, events like Get Connected are beneficial to each and every entity of the filmmaking world. Producers connecting with Directors, Directors connecting with Talent, Talent connecting with Casting Directors….you get the point! This monthly event creatively places the film community in a relaxed setting where the art of networking feels less like “working” and more like “connecting”.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!!!
Raffles, Sponsors, Screenings, and Special Guest oh my!
This month Get Connected raffled off the the 2011 Georgia Film, Video & Digital Entertainment Sourcebook. This encyclopedic sourcebook for the Georgia film and video industry offers a massive directory of local filmmakers from pre-production to post production. In addition the company that publishes this Sourcebook, Oz Publishing was a sponsor this month. Filmmakers Reloaded’s own Production Manager Carolyn Richards was working double duty at the Oz Publishing where they celebrated the return of The Oz Magazine by giving free publications to the Get Connected family!
Tiana Fernandez , Carolyn Richards, Randy Pecot
*BONUS* Filmmakers Reloaded crew Carolyn Richards (Production/Project Manager) and Queen (Associate Producer/Social Media Manager) is featured in the April/May 2011 edition of the Oz Magazine for their short film “He Gave It To Me” being selected for the 2011 WIFTA Short Film Showcase. Filmmakers Reloaded Founder JP AUTHOR was the Director of Photography on this project.
Special Thanks to Fox Sports Grill for their hospitality! The Filmmakers Reloaded crew stayed after the event to enjoy some wings, laughs, and lively atmosphere!
ATTN FILM COMMUNITY!! If you havent made your way to a Get Connected event you are missing out! But dont worry! You have more than enough chances to connect! The next Get Connected event is scheduled for May 26, 2011. You dont want to miss next month’s event because they are moving to a bigger and better location! The new location is capable of holding 5,000 people!!!!! Check out the new venue for Get Connected 200 Peachtree.
*MAJOR NEWS! Filmmakers Reloaded is teaming up with Get Connected and bringing Let’s Talk Film to you!!! Stay tuned for details!
FILMMAKERS RELOADED FOUNDER JP AUTHOR WITH AUTUMN ESSIE BAILEY-FORD, FOUNDER OF GET CONNECTED
LET’S TALK FILM WHILE WE GET CONNECTED!
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Filmmakers Reloaded was honored to be invited to the panel Micro Budget, Major Film hosted by the Morehouse Filmmakers Association and L R Productions. Panelists Stephen M. Gibson, Jr. and John R. Cleveland shared their valuable experience in producing a successful Major film on a Micro budget to a room of eager aspiring filmmakers.
Stephen and John’s laid-back demeanor brought a sense of calmness to the room. In addition to honestly speaking about the process of filming Fall of the Hunter’s Moon, the panelists showed genuine interest in everyone sitting in the audience, primarily Morehouse students. The students openly asked Stephen and John questions about the difficulties of filmmaking on a microbudget. They even allowed me to put my two cents in on a few topics :-)
Topics ranging from the infamous traditional film school v. non film school debate to going through the filmmaking process (from pre-production to distribution), this panel was informative, entertaining, and inspiring.
I think panels like this are so valuable for indie filmmakers. Especially filmmakers who are just getting their foot in the door. MONEY SHOULD NEVER STOP YOU FROM MAKING A FILM! I can’t stress this enough! With a community full of ambitious filmmakers and talent looking for experience there is no excuse!!
From beginning sketches to the actual headgear the talent wore on set, Stephen and John shared their personal experience of taking their vision from paper to film.
A Glance at my Notes:
Press is your best tool being an indie filmmaker.
Make sure you separate yourself from the illegitimate productions talking place. Set up a business plan.
You have to be prepared for a production. Do a script breakdown and be efficient.
If you have a legit business (letterhead, business cards) you will attract people who will provide production value.
Biggest asset for a producer is to be able to find ways to make things happen with a microbudget.
You have to have a strict budget! You need to be able to say “no” to some things.
Build your own jibs and dollies to save money.
Utilize crowd funding to fund your movie (they used IndieGogo).
Check out the Trailer for Fall of the Hunter’s Moon! For more information check out their Website.
On Tuesday April 12, 2011 WIFTA along with the Digital Moving Images Salon of Spelman College hosted Digital Doyenness: Wisdom from the Women who Lead in Social Media and Digital Innovation. As a female filmmaker who is the Social Media Manager for Filmmakers Reloaded I knew this would be an event that I MUST be at! Well I am ALSO the editor for FMR and on Tuesday I was working on the rough cut and promo for the first episode of our new talk show Let’s Talk Film with JP AUTHOR.
Needless to say I wasn’t able to attend but the event was streamed online via Ustream!!! Imagine me sitting in front of three screens….Final Cut, After Effects, and Twitter Mac App (so I can tweet from my personal account and the FMR account, @FMReloaded.
I honestly enjoyed viewing the event online! When you are in the midst of an event sometimes it can be a tad overwhelming to listen, take notes for the blog, AND live tweet! Although I was technically doing the same thing it seem easier from the comfort of the FMR studio!
The event focused on using social media as a tool to your expand your brand and promote your project. With a panel of energetic intelligent social media queens, the event was quite entertaining! I learned, laughed, and connected…yep sitting right at the computer!
A Glimpse of my notes….
Through blogging you can tell a story
Figure out which platform is best for your audience and what they’re talking about
People will never forget what you say online! And it’s never private!
Make sure the info you do put out represents YOU and your brand.
Don’t think about Social Media as promotion. Think about it as connection
YOU run the technology, the technology does not run YOU
Best way to build followers: be true to your passion and talk about how others can help support that passion
LinkedIn is your Chamber of Commerce, Facebook is a family reunion, and twitter is a cocktail party.
Missed the event? No worries! Check out the video and Meet The Panel!!
Some may say festival season is the most important time for an Independent Filmmaker. For some, film festivals may be the only platform for filmmakers to showcase their films on the silver screen!
In November 2010, The BronzeLens Film Festival launched its inaugural festival right here in Atlanta, GA. In addition to great film screenings, the Bronzelens Film Festival offered the attendees a plethora of informative industry related Workshops and Master Classes. This element alone separated BronzeLens from any other festival in the city.
One of the most popular workshops offered was the Alternative Careers in Filmpresented by Tyler Perry Studios Executive Vice President, Roger Bobb.
Roger Bobb-Tyler Perry Executive Vice President
This particular workshop focused on the different career paths in the film industry. It highlighted the various crews that work hard behind the scenes to make a production successful. From Producer Angi Bones to Make-up Artist Patrice Coleman, the panel was well represented with diverse roles and key players from Tyler Perry Studios.
In addition to blessing the audience with their inspirational stories of how they began in the film industry, the panel shared information about their individual roles at TPS along with how essential each crew is to one another; especially in a high volume, fast paced studio like Tyler Perry Studios.
After the workshop, the panel along with Roger Bob took the time to speak with each and every individual who approached them. The sincere and gracious attitude that Roger Bob and the panelist possessed welcomed a sense of calmness to the atmosphere allowing the attendees, from the film student just starting out to the successful filmmaker to openly talk to them.
All and all the combination of screenings, networking, and the Women SuperStars Luncheon make the BronzeLens Film Festivals a must for industry professionals and aficionado film lovers.
All that to say YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THE 2011 BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL. Not only do you want to take advantage by attending the festival but this is the perfect platform to screen YOUR film. There is only one way to do this…SUBMIT SUBMIT SUBMIT!
The Bronzelens Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for films for its 2011 festival!!!! What are you waiting on! You have until July 31, 2011 complete that film and submit!!!
Early on Saturday March 26, 2011, hundreds of zealous residents of South Atlanta and beyond filled the auditorium of Atlanta Technical College for the South Atlanta Film & Television Careers Workshop.
Ready to get involved and full from the light breakfast provided, the community welcomed Atlanta City Council Member (District 12) Joyce Sheperd as she spoke about the Community Jobs Task Force and her efforts to employee the residents of South Atlanta in the film industry.
”Economic Development and Workforce Development go hand in hand with education”
As a result of the City of Atlanta entering into a 50-year lease agreement with EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the Council created the Community Jobs Task Force. The goal of the task force is to produce and maintain industry-related jobs for the local community. Created almost a year ago, Council Member Sheperd has been working diligently to keep her promises to the community, starting with educating the residents on how the film industry works and providing them with ways on how to get involved.
Video By: JP AUTHOR Filmmakers Reloaded
Because the workshop was organized to educate residents who may lack the proper knowledge about the film industry, the topics presented were diverse and covered just about every role relating to a film production.
Filmmakers Reloaded Founder/CEO JP AUTHOR with Council Member Joyce Sheperd
Practical Overview and Presentation: “How The Industry Works”
Paul Garnes, Film Executive
Paul Garnes broke down the levels of production, from Development to Distribution, as well as the different crews that are on set. His visual of the Below-the-Line and Above-the-Line roles in a production gave the residents hope that there is indeed room for everyone on a film production.
“They say a picture is worth 1000 words, in the film industry a picture is worth 1000 jobs”
Panel Discussion: “Testimony, Opportunities, and Reflection”
(L-R) Kushka Scott, Alex Wood, Catina Jones, Stacii Johnson, Bart Phillips, Mike Akins, Steve Mensch, Stephanie Williams
Creditable industry working professionals sat on a panel to give advice and encouragement to a room full of inquiring minds. This panel was not only valuable for the residents of South Atlanta, but also for the filmmakers in the room, established or aspiring.
Key Points from Panel
"Dont pass up on blessings when they are given to you. Act on them in a timely fashion" -Stacii Johnson
"You can have all the education and skills in the world but its the relationships you build that give you your next job" -Mike Akins
"Take care of today and tomorrow will take care of itself" -Steve Mensch on Networking
After lunch and networking in the Organization Exhibit Area, attendees were given the opportunity to take a deeper look into the different crews involved in a production. While you can find plenty of Producers and Directors Workshops in the city, The South Atlanta Film & Television Careers Workshop focused on the jobs that aren’t well publicized in the film community. From Craft Services, to Electrician, Carpenter, and Painter, the sessions were well rounded and gave a positive impression of the numerous jobs that it takes to have a successful production.
In addition to the Company Overview presentation, Executive Vice President of EUE/Screen Gems Studios Kris Bagwell opened the doors of EUE/Screen Gems to the residents of South Atlanta for an exclusive tour. With a humble and gracious attitude Kris Bagwell welcomed the residents with open arms and shared the past, present, and future of EUE/Screen Gems Studios. The residents were not only able to see the beautiful stages but they also witnessed the employees of EUE/Screen Gems hard at work, including some from their very own community, South Atlanta.
Overall the South Atlanta Film & Television Careers Workshop was a huge success! This well organized and informative event gave the residents of South Atlanta a more in depth view of the sometimes not so glamorous life of filmmaking. However, it gave them hope and that initial push to get their foot in the door. With the efforts from The Community Jobs Task Force, training, networking, and pure ambition we may just have a new wave of Filmmakers in town!
Filmmakers Reloaded Founder/CEO JP AUTHOR with Screen Gems Executive Vice President Kris Bagwell
Check out more Photos from the South Atlanta Film & Television Careers Workshop
After an intense and action packed day of shooting, Queen and Carolyn were limping off set (wrong shoes smh) and ran into Anthony who was just as energetic as that morning!
How does he do it? What motivates him? How did he get started? Queen has all the answers here!
Queen: So tell me how you got started doing films and becoming a Director?
Anthony: Well I’ve been writing for a good number of years, first more poetry and then more just short stories. Somewhere around 2000, I wrote my first screenplay….Out of filmmaking writing is the thing that I enjoy the most. The only way I’d ever see my film coming into fruition is if I made it myself. I knew no one else would make it.
In 2008, I bought a camera and shot my first film for the 48 Hour Film Festival. Not only did I have no film training, I committed to making one in 48 hours. And it was about as bad as you can expect it to be (lol) but it was still enough that people felt something…. The growth trend has been incredible as far as each project. It gets significantly better.
Queen: You said you have no Film Training. Do you go to workshops?
Anthony: If I can find the time I absolutely run to them….I’ve been to some screenwriting workshops, (Atlanta Screenwriters Group). But if I hear something then I will definitely go. I haven’t been to any directors workshop, but that doesn’t mean I don’t study, Director’s Commentary, reading Director’s Guides and Blogs, books on how to direct actors, reading about different styles….
Queen: Define your role as a Director.
Anthony: The principal duty of the director is to have a vision and then to be able to communicate it to everyone on the team so that the vision can be appropriately executed.. Now that doesn’t make you a dictator although you are the one who makes all the decisions. Because the best directors include the input of others around them. When you incorporate the ideas and creative contributions of other people, your project gets richer.
Queen: How did you choose your crew for Passive Fist?
Anthony: At that very first 48 hour film festival I met Imoto, Director of Photography, and Chiken, Assistant Director. All of us at that time were still learning. I did know that if I could sit down and talk to them and feel that vibe that I would really wanted to work with these guys. Since then we’ve been working together on their projects, on my projects, we’ve all been working together. Although I’m a Director, I’ve been a PA for Imoto and DP for Chiken for free. We dont charge each other. We know that we are all learning and we will lay down on the train track for each other.
Queen: I see that you all used IndieGoGo to help fund Passive Fist. How did that process work for you?
Anthony: Initially we tried to raise enough to pay the crew but we barely raised enough to cover the expenses. When we assembled our crew we told them we were trying to raise enough money to pay the everybody but in the event that we dont we need to know we can count on and who cant come because they need to get paid. We didn’t have any members of our team pull out.
Using Crowdfunding was a challenge. Being a very independent person and a very humble person I didn’t feel like it was fair for me to ask other people for money. People have told me that they will support me, they want to get behind me because they see my passion. That moves me and when I hear things like that I can check my own insecurities and go ahead and ask for people’s support.
The team had a pretty good time racing each other to see who can get more money. We’re all type A personalities so we put a little competition in it became even better.
The funny thing is there were other filmmakers that were raising funds at the same time and I would say “I’ll give you money if you give me money”. LOL Im reality I’m just giving money to my own fund because it was equal amount but its the support system.
Queen: What advice would you give independent filmmakers?
Anthony: If you’ve already started then you’re on the right track. If you continue to do it that’s going to be the difference between the people who are successful and the people who aren’t. Perseverance is the most important thing in this industry. Because we all have to strive to continue to do new things, if you stop trying you stop growing and you stop that path to success.
Queen: So whats next for Anthony McHie?
Anthony: That’s a good question! lol I have a few screenplays that are hungry for rewrite. That will be my next focus. But I am specifically interested in starting a brand new screenplay that hopefully be the first feature that we will shoot. I look forward to getting back to what is my first love, writing. With all the production experience that we have it would be a shame for us to stop.
Check out the Production Stills from the day Carolyn and Queen were on the Passive Fist set! Taken by Queen of Filmmakers Reloaded
Eat, Drink, and B-Indie: How To Be a Producer and B-Indie Successfully
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month Atlanta Film Festival (ATL365) host an Eat, Drink, and B-Indie event complete with networking, panels, discussions, and guest speakers.
For the month of March the topic was How to be a Producer and B-Indie Successfully. The panel consisted of Linda Burns, Martin Kelly, and Terrisha Kearse.
The event was, as usual, well attended, and very informative. Here are a few key points from the panel.
(L-R) Linda Burns, Terrisha Kearse, and Martin Kelly
LB: What is your definition of a Producer?
TK: A producer is the one who is willing to take a script from the development stage to post.
MK: A producer is the one who is there from the beginning of the process til it has been distributed and in stores. The job never ends for a producer! Especially on an Indie film. After post you have distribution, marketing, publicity, etc…
Different Types of Producers
Executive Producer: Gives the money $$$$$$
Producer: Responsible for everything involved with the film. Oversee the creative process
Co-Producer: Assist the Producer with certain areas
Associate Producer: May assist Producer but mainly adds a bigger contribution to the project Ex. Big name Actor or Investor
Line Producer “Production Manager”: Make budget and manage money
Producers and Directors
Producers make sure the Director have every thing they need for their film. Such as the creative atmosphere.
There must be non-ego driven communication between the Producer and Director to help accomplish the vision
The writer, director, and producer are three separate full time jobs! Although in the Indie Film World it may be difficult to separate these roles it helps because they are so important that one needs to be able to dedicate all their attention to it.
Start working on distribution before the movie is even shot!
TK: Who is attached to the project? Have a website and blog already up and running to present to investors and distributors and create a following. Remember that there is no real method to getting distributed.
LB: Research! Festival research to see the buyers market. Have an “Elevator Pitch” ready and a well written synopsis. Start a dialogue with distributors.
After the panel the guest and attendees mingled to network!
Photos taken by Isaiah Harold of Filmmakers Reloaded
Opening weekend is the most important weekend at the box office for movies. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and the cast of I Will Followneeds your support!!!!! On March 11-13 I Will Follow will open in Atlanta in AMC Theaters!!!
Queen and Carolyn of Filmmakers Reloaded had the opportunity to see this phenomenal film at the BronzeLens Film Festival closing night screening. It was refreshing to see a film with a message and innovative pace.
ATLANTA WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!!! Lets show up in massive numbers!!! You can purchase tickets HERE. Filmmakers Reloaded will be there!!
What can you do in Atlanta with 6 weeks, a flip cam or camera phone?
Creative Loafing partnered with ATL365 (Atlanta Film Festival) to host the ATL Shorts Film Contest.
1. Film must be 5 mins or less
2. Films must be shot on a flip camera or camera phone
3. Films must some highlight of an Atlanta area
The top 16 films were showcased at Hotel Palomar on March 2 and March 3 and Filmmakers Reloaded was in the building!!!!!
Queen from Filmmakers Reloaded made it out to the first nights screening and was impressed by the level of creativity of the videos that were showcased! As a filmmaker some times we think the big lights, expensive equipment and high res camera is NEEDED to make a film. But this films show that all you need a little creativity!
My Top 3 Videos:
The Longest Ride
Sippin on Sunday
You can see all 18 videos and vote for your favorite at Creative Loafing http://bit.ly/fcE824
Star Studios in Association with Respect My Crown Production presents “He Gave It To Me”. A dramatic look through the stories of three women as they allow their hearts, emotions, and hormones to lead them on a journey that will forever change their lives.
Our mission is to successfully strengthen and cultivate the relationship among filmmakers, utilizing several sources of media to educate, inspire, encourage, and support film and it’s emerging market in Ga, whereby bringing growth and recognition to Ga film community.