WIFTA: Master the Art of Social Media & Branding

Wednesday, June 28 | 6:30-9:00PM

General Assembly | 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

FREE for WIFTA Members | $20 for non-members

Join social media experts for a social media workshop geared toward film professionals in all aspects of the industry/ Learn how to brand yourself through various social channels to further your online presence.

Greer Howard and Beth Keener from The Local Lense and WIFTA Social Media Director Tammi Jones Tanaka will provide their perspectives during mini workshops followed by a Q&A at the end. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram and beyond.

Attend 6:30-7:00PM for extra assistance. Arrive early for a mini workshop on how to set up social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Volunteers will be on hand to who need the most basic instruction on how to start a page.

  • Create a brand for yourself
  • Generate a social media presence
  • Tips on content, photos and relevant hashtags
  • Best use of each social media platform
  • Set up social media platforms

Click here to sign up


Actors Track – June

Victoria Spencer Smith will be teaching this week! 

The Actor Prepares will assist actors into getting behind the story through their own body and soul. This workshop will start with finding all the clues in the script then moving into the performance. Every actor will have an opportunity to take up their work as themselves merging with their character in the story. We will be working on famous movies and/or television scripts for this one.

June 27, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Atlanta Movie Tours
327 Nelson St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Registrants – Please take a look at this before coming to class if you have time: https://youtu.be/nUSMzJRIqdk


Short Film Showcase: Highlighting Female Filmmakers

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short film showcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. There is a focus on uplifting the works of strong women filmmakers, crews, and leads. We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual/gospel, documentary and experimental.

In an effort to merge the art and film communities in Atlanta, WIFTA is connecting with local artists to to include a local performance art piece in the Showcase.

July 24, 2017

Reception will begin at 7PM
Screening: 8 – 9:30PM

Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Click here to register: https://wifta.wildapricot.org/event-2577049


Writer’s Workshop Series

Join WIFTA for a writer’s workshop series taught by Pilar Alessandra and Linda Sherbert for only $279.

***YOU MUST ATTEND 1ST WORKSHOP IN ORDER TO PURCHASE THE 2ND OR 3RD WORKSHOP IF YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING AS A PACKAGE

  • Session 1 with Pilar Alessandra: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($129)
  • Session 2 with Linda Sherbert: Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($99)
  • Session 3 with Linda Sherbert: Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.($99)
  •  
    During Weekend 1, you will:
  • Identify the tone and scope of your series;
  • Break story on your original pilot;
  • Make decisions about structure;
  • Define your characters and prospective relationships;
  • Explore episode and arc potential;
  • Leave with all of the components you need to explore your new series and write your pilot; and
  • A complete first draft is not required to take this class.

PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the writing program On the Page®, host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” Pilar started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles. Her students and clients have written for The Walking Dead, Lost, House of Lies, Nip Tuck and Family Guy. They’ve sold features and pitches to Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Disney and Sony and have won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Screenwriting Competition and Warner Bros. TV Writing Workshop. Pilar has trained writers at ABC/Disney and CBS and traveled the world teaching in London, Beijing, Warsaw, Lisbon and South Africa. For more on Pilar, go to: www.onthepage.tv

During the next two weekends, Linda Sherbert will give you the nuts and bolts to continue writing your script.

In these two workshops, you will focus on the following:

  • Basics of screenwriting
  • Conflict & character exploration
  • Structuring scenes & sequences to build a story
  • Story structure (beginnings, middles & endings)
  • Visual storytelling
  • Story mapping, character, scene & story goal exploration
  • Log lines

Linda Sherbert is a veteran writer, script consultant, and instructor of screenwriting courses. Currently, she is working on several screenplays, one of which garnered interest from Disney. She has worked as a teaching artist at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre since 2003, where she taught the dramatic writing courses and continues to teach the screenwriting courses. She has taught at the University of Georgia, Art Institute of Atlanta, Kennesaw State University, and Emory University. She has been a guest lecturer at SCAD since 2011. She earned an MFA at Catholic University, and she continues to study screenwriting with a UCLA film instructor. In Los Angeles, she has coached writers on how to pitch. She writes for national magazines. She is one of Atlanta’s busiest script consultants for film and TV.

The registration link is below:
https://wifta.wildapricot.org/event-2566632

Location:

Georgia Public Broadcasting
260 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Join us for the 2017 Women in Production Summit

Save the Date: June 17, 2017

12pm – 7pm at Georgia State University

Making Georgia the Most Diverse & Women-Friendly Market in the Country

Join us and hundreds of women in the film industry for a day of networking and empowerment.

Judith Williams, head of Global Diversity for Dropbox, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Women in Production Summit.

Lydia Dean Pilcher will return to update us on strategies to get our women-driven content into the market and in between there will be discussions on how to handle it when sexual harassment happens on our sets. 
 
We’ll wrap with a networking mixer you won’t want to miss!
 
We expect to sell out, so get your tickets soon!

Register here –> wips2017.eventbrite.com


How Legislation Gets Passed in the Midnight Hour

WIFTA MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING & PROGRAM

Explaining the legislative process from start to finish
Roles people can play to be active within the process
Why is it important for you to be active & who writes these bills?
Potential threats to tax incentives
HB 199, Georgia Entertainment Industry Post-production Investment Act

Moderator: Lee Morin, Attorney
Panelists: Jill Chambers, Business Consultant/Lobbyist
Lewis A. Massey, Lobbyist/Partner – Massey, Watson, Bowers & Hembree LLC.

Wednesday, May 24th
Georgia Public Broadcasting
260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
6:30PM – 9PM

Click here to register. 


Actor’s Track: Owning Your Oneness with One-Liners

Victoria Spencer Smith will be challenging your 5 lines-and-under acting chops with ​TV ​and film scripts. This workshop is perfect if you are a beginner or seasoned actor who just needs to be reminded of a few amazing tools. She will start with a few Meisner exercises to get us connected and in our body​ ​and then we will​l go ​until everyone feels confident in their 5 lines-and-​u​nder material.

Wednesday, May 17

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Atlanta Movie Tours | 327 Nelson Street, Atlanta, GA 30313

6:30pm – 9:00pm

FREE for WIFTA Members | $25 Guests

Click here to register.


WIFTA Short Film Showcase 2017

REGULAR DEADLINE: MAY 10!

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short film showcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. There is a focus, of course, on uplifting the works of strong women filmmakers, crews, and leads. We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual/gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year the Showcase will take place in late July at a venue to be announced. In an effort to merge the art and film communities in Atlanta, WIFTA is connecting with local artists to to include a local performance art piece in the Showcase.

Awards & Prizes

  • Best Short Film – $500 Prize
  • Best Actor
  • Best Director
  • Best Female Representation

Categories

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Action
  • Sci-Fi
  • Animation
  • Spiritual/Gospel
  • Experimental

Enter your film and read the rules:

CLICK HERE