DeKalb Entertainment Commission Offering Summer and Fall 2018 Workshops in Film, Television and Gaming

DECATUR, GA, July 2, 2018 — The DeKalb Entertainment Commission has announced its summer and fall schedule of classes and workshops for residents and businesses. Topics cover film, television and digital entertainment.

ESPORTS, LIVESTREAMING & SHOUTCASTING: GET IN THE GAME!
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: VS Realm, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite 3002, Decatur, GA 30033
Price: FREE
Registration: https://elsy.eventbrite.com

Join us for workshops on livestreaming, shoutcasting, and forming your own Esports team.

If you’re interested in streaming or Esports, this is the place to start. If you’re ready to walk through the steps to set up your own stream there, be sure to bring a laptop or other device to participate fully in these workshops. (Or just take notes.)

This event is free and open to all ages of the public. Register for your ticket to be entered to win a free pass to the Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo (SIEGE) in October, and more!

INTRO TO THE FILM BUSINESS 101 ­ (1 of 3)
Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30am ­- 12:30pm
Location: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: $65 Non­Members / $50 ATLFS/GPP Members / $30 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Basics of the business ­ development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. Overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

STARTING A CAREER IN THE FILM BUSINESS 102 ­ 2 of 3
Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 1 pm ­ – 4 pm
Location: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: $65 Non­Members / $50 ATLFS/GPP Members / $30 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Entry level positions in all departments. Paths to different careers. How to transition from another industry. How and where to find work.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

RESUMES FOR FILM AND TV 103 ­ 3 of 3
Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 4:30pm ­ 6:30pm
Location: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: $50 Non­Members / $40 ATLFS/GPP Members / $20 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Your resume is your first impression, and film resumes look nothing like corporate ones. How to craft a film resume, whether you have experience or not. Mostly for crew, but we’ll touch on cast headshots and resumes as well.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ACADEMY – THEPAACADEMY.ORG
Date: August 11­-12, 2018
Time: 8 am -­ 8 pm ­ each day
Location: PC&E 2235 Defoor Hills Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA, 30318
Price: $150 Non­Members / $120 ATLFS or GPP Members / $75 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

This two­day, bootcamp­style Production Assistant workshop is perfect for those just starting their career in the industry as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office or on­set production assistant working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series and studio features.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

This fall, we’re offering two different series of three classes each for producers, independent filmmakers, and content creators

The Producing Track and The Budgeting Track.

PRODUCING SERIES (Producing Track– Class 1 of 3) ­ Producing 101
Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am ­- 1:30pm
Location: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084

Pricing:
Take all 3 for $380 Non­Members / $300 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $255 DeKalb Residents
Producing 101 ­ $75 Non­Members / $60 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration:www.atlantafilmsociety.org

This four-­hour workshop is the foundation for both series, although less important if you just want to learn how to breakdown and schedule, and/or budget a film as an assistant director or production manager. This workshop will leave you with a basic understanding of the process, allowing you to build upon that knowledge as we move from development and business proposals to break downs, scheduling, and budgeting your next project.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCER SERIES (Producing Track– Class 2 of 3) ­ Development 102
Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am -­ 1:30 pm
Location: Discover Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price:
Take all 3 For $380 Non­Members / $300 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $255 DeKalb Residents
Development 102 ­ $125 Non­Members / $100 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Development is more than just rewrites. Development is the stage between idea and execution ­ execution beginning in pre­production. Proper development can make or break your chances of raising funds, finding a recognizable cast, getting the best crew and equipment necessary, and finding distribution. Proper development is crucial to success.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCER SERIES (Producing Track – Class 3 of 3) ­ Business Proposal 103
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 9:30am ­ 1:30pm
Location: Discover Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: Take all 3 For $380 Non­Members / $300 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $255 DeKalb Residents
Business Proposal 103 ­ $200 Non­Members / $160 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Business Proposals are essentially business contracts with your investors and must be treated and crafted accordingly. While they do not take the place of a contract, they outline the plan you as a filmmaker have for the production as well as the sale of your movie ­ the ROI, or return on investment, that your financier will expect. This class will walk you through the basic content necessary to create a proper plan for your film from team bios and your dream cast to your top sheet budget and distribution plan.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCER SERIES (Budgeting Track ­ Class 1 of 3) Breaking Down a Script 201
Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 2 pm -­ 6 pm
Location: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price:
Take all 3 For $580 Non­Members / $460 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $430 DeKalb Residents
Breaking Down a Script 201 ­ $200 Non­Members / $160 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Paying someone to breakdown your script elements properly can be very expensive. If you want to be a good producer, assistant director, or production manager, everything starts with understanding this process.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCER SERIES (Budgeting Track ­ Class 2 of 3): Scheduling a Script 202
Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 2 pm ­- 6 pm
Location: Discover Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: Take All 3 FOR $580 Non­Members / $460 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $430 DeKalb Residents
Budgeting A Script 203 ­ $250 Non­Members / $200 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Once your film has been properly broken down, you can create a rough schedule to help determine how long your film will take to shoot, how long you’ll need to book actors and crew, rent equipment, materials, and services, how many locations you’ll need to find, etc. This is the foundation for proper budgeting.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCER SERIES (Budgeting Track ­ Class 3 of 3): Budgeting a Script 203
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Location: Discover Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
Price: Take All 3 FOR $580 Non­Members / $460 GPP ­ ATLFS Members / $430 DeKalb Residents
Budgeting A Script 203 ­ $250 Non­Members / $200 GPP ­ ATLFS Members

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Budgeting isn’t a formula. Each project is different, but some basics do apply. You start with a complete breakdown and a rough schedule. Without doing that work, you can’t properly estimate the cost of your production. How long will it take to prep, shoot, and wrap? How many days will you need the actors and extras? How many days do you need at each location? How many wardrobe changes per actor plus duplicates will you need? What about props and set dressing rentals? All these budgeting questions and more will be covered in this class.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

HOW TO BE A FILM FRIENDLY VENDOR
Date: September 30, 2018
Time: 10 am­ – 1 pm
Location: Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034
Price: $65 for non-members / $50 for GPP/ATLFS Members / $25 for DeKalb Residents
Registration:www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Whether you’re looking to rent your home or business, rent your equipment / furniture / clothing / musical instruments, etc., or provide a service to those in the film business, this workshop will explain what to look for in contracts, what insurance paperwork you should require, and what to expect in general in this 24 hours a day, 7 day a week service industry.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ACADEMY – PA ACADEMY.ORG
Date: November 3-­4, 2018
Time: 8 am ­ 8 pm – each day
Location: PC&E 2235 Defoor Hills Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA, 30318 Price: $150 Standard/$120 ATLFS or GPP Members / $75 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

This two day, bootcamp-­style Production Assistant workshop is perfect for those just starting their career in the industry as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office or on­set production assistant working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series and studio features.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

INTRO TO THE FILM BUSINESS 101 ­ 1 of 3
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 9:30am -­ 12:30pm
Location: Lakeside High School ­ 3801 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Price: $65 Non­Members/$50 ATLFS/GPP Members / $30 DeKalb Residents

Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Basics of the business ­ development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. Overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

STARTING A CAREER IN THE FILM BUSINESS 102 ­ 2 of 3
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 1 pm ­- 4 pm
Location: Lakeside High School ­ 3801 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Price: $65 Non­Members/$50 ATLFS/GPP Members / $30 DeKalb Residents Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Entry level positions in all departments. Paths to different careers. How to transition from another industry. How and where to find work.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

RESUMES FOR FILM AND TV 103 ­ 3 of 3
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm ­- 7:30 pm
Location: Lakeside High School ­ 3801 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Price: $50 Non­Members/$40 ATLFS/GPP Members
Registration: www.atlantafilmsociety.org

Your resume is your first impression, and film resumes look nothing like corporate ones. How to craft a film resume, whether you have experience or not. Mostly for crew, but we’ll touch on cast headshots and resumes as well.

Limited number of slots guaranteed for DeKalb Residents To qualify, send a copy of your Driver’s License showing your DeKalb County residency (OR current mortgage statement Or current rental contract) AND a current utility OR phone bill showing that address and your name to: LindaB@AtlantaFilmSociety.org, and once verified, a code will be provided to you to receive the reduced rate.

Screenwriting Seminar ­ Broadleaf Writing Association
Date: Pending
Time: 11 am ­- 4 pm
Location: DeKalb ­ Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
Registration: FREE – Capacity is 150 (first come, first serve)

The Broadleaf Writers Association is, at its heart, a nonprofit educational organization of writers and writing professionals assembled to instruct and inspire writers in their efforts to refine their craft. We aim to educate writers through seminars, webinars, programming, an annual conference, peer groups, and networking events that employ editorial minded associates willing to lend their time and energy helping writers grow as artists.

Getting published is the goal of every writer. We believe the craft of writing is the key to publication, and it is our desire to inspire writers reach that goal. The Southern region is deep in a varied collective of talented writers in need of a spotlight. Through our efforts, through the community of writers we cultivate, we hope to establish an atmosphere designed to bolster the skill and understanding of writers both young and old, from any genre.

Eat, Drink & B-­Indie
Date: Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:30pm ­ – 9:30pm
Location: Manuel’s Tavern 602 N Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Registration: FREE – Capacity is 150 (first come, first serve)

Join us the third Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm ­ 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Avenue Northeast) for Eat, Drink & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois—a casual evening of networking, panel discussions, guest speakers, new equipment demos and more. The first 40 (age appropriate) attendees get a drink ticket for a free beer.

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About the DeKalb Entertainment Commission

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DeKalbEntertainment.com) offers businesses in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry access to a collaborative, supportive infrastructure which accelerates the growth and success of creative ventures in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

The Entertainment Commission is the primary driving force attracting and expanding businesses supporting the film, television, music and digital entertainment industry in DeKalb County. Learn more at www.DeKalbEntertainment.com, on Twitter and on Facebook. https://dekalbentertainment.com/
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