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Richmond – Documentary Filmmaking Workshops – $35/class – Winter/Spring

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS AT OAKWOOD ARTS Belltower Pictures is partnering with Oakwood Arts to conduct a series of five documentary filmmaking workshops for those who are currently underrepresented in the film industry. The goal of the series is to teach and support documentary filmmaking by BIPOC creatives.    Belltower Pictures produced the nationally telecast, Emmy… Read more »

Virtual – Script breakdown and schedule seminar – January 26th – Fee

This step-by-step seminar focuses on what you need to know to create a script breakdown and schedule for low-budget independent scripted projects. Using a short narrative script, we will go over the steps and general principles for scheduling film productions using simple excel spreadsheets. You will receive a link to the script that will be… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Film Master Class – Feb 9 and 11 – Free (Registration Required)

The Virginia Production Alliance is partnering with VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art and 36-time Emmy Award Winning Director, Jesse Vaughn, for this informative two-part Master Class.  We will analyze scenes to explore the relationship between actor and director to gain better understanding of how deeper connections can be made. Workshop Takaways Dive into the Director/Actor… Read more »

Virtual – Discussion with holiday film writers – November 16th – Free

Holiday Power Hour: Meet the Writers of 3 Holiday TV Movies Airing this Season TIS THE SEASON! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to talk Holiday Films! Too early? Well, Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas started Oct. 21st so we feel totally justified! We are going to speak with 2 writers who… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Special Event: Discussion with Docu Filmmakers – Nov. 16 – Free VPA/$5 Guests

Join The Virginia Production Alliance Richmond chapter in the heart of The Fan at the Visual Arts Center, for refreshments and discussion with Nate Clarke and Tyler Trumbo on their critically acclaimed documentary film The Passing On. Learn how they chose their subject matter, financed the film, marketed it to festivals, and arrived at its… Read more »

Virtual – Demystifying Distribution discussion – November 11th – $10 Tickets

Demystifying Distribution Getting Your Film Into the World Friday, November 11th 2pm PT / 5pm ET Join Film Fatales for a discussion about Demystifying Distribution with Avril Z. Speaks (Distribution Advocates), Dina Amer (You Resemble Me), and Sophia Fields (Gravitas Ventures). Moderated by Alece Oxendine (Columbia University). Our panel of industry experts will demystify film… Read more »

Charlottesville – Virginia Film Festival Industry Panels – 11/5 and 11/6 – Free

The Virginia Film Festival is featuring special (and FREE) industry panels that feature some truly noteworthy speakers (including an Oscar-winner) and cover screenwriting, storytelling, and getting your career in film off the ground. SATURDAY 10 AM FROM PAGE TO SCREEN—SCREENWRITER’S PANEL Oscar-winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) discuss… Read more »

Georgetown University – Advanced Screenwriting Narrative Workshop – Saturdays, Oct. 29th-Dec. 10th- Fee

Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop, an affordable 6-week class, is being offered by Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies on our campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue N.W, October 29-December 10. Over six weeks, students will develop original narrative screenplays for film, television, and/or digital programming. Class sessions will be rigorous and challenging, consisting primarily of group… Read more »

STATEWIDE – WIFV Hosting Virtual “Find Your Crew” Zoom – $30 for Public

Find Your Crew – September 1 You have the script, you might even have some actors, but you need the crew to bring your vision to the screen.  David O’Ferrall (IATSE), Jay Schlossberg (Media Central), and Sheila Smith (cinematographer) will discuss the best ways to find crew (union and non-union), how to work with a crew company,… Read more »

Richmond – Internship at the Virginia Film Office – September-December 2022 – Class Credit

Looking for an Internship?  The deadline to apply for the Fall session internship at the Virginia Film Office ends August 5, 2022. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO RECEIVE CLASS CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.film.virginia.org/virginians/internships/

Virginia & Washington DC – Submissions for Screenwriting Fellowship – July 18th-Sept. 15th – Paid

Cadence Announces Call for Submissions for the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program 2022-2023 Program to Include Playwrights and Screenwriters from Virginia and Washington DC Cadence is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next round of the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program, created and led by Chris and David Lindsay-Abaire. To continue to… Read more »

CAPE CHARLES – Experimental Film Virginia Events – July 18-30

Experimental Film Virginia, a Virginia Commission of the Arts’ award-winning “Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Event” will hold its 10th annual festival from July 18th – July 30th 2022. The local film festival and artist residency takes place in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Experimental Film Virginia (EFV) is a hybrid design that… Read more »

Washington, D.C. – Introduction to Screenwriting Course at GWU — Fees

Introduction to Screenwriting, an affordable six-week class, is being offered by Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education on our campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, September 10 – October 15. Classes will be held in person and are being taught by Kevin Downs, a filmmaker/writer/educator with extensive professional experience working alongside Academy, Emmy,… Read more »

Washington DC – Spring Screenwriting Class – May 7th – June 18th – Fee

Georgetown University – Spring Screenwriting Class Introduction to Screenwriting, an affordable six-week class, is being offered by Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education on our campus, at 640 Massachusetts Avenue NW from May 7 to June 18. Classes will be held in person and are being taught by Kevin Downs, a filmmaker/writer/educator with… Read more »

VPA: Film Industry Support Information

From the Virginia Production Alliance: Please see the attached link from the Washington Post, published by Beau Cribbs. It encourages Virginia legislators to support increases in film incentives. See the link to the article here.  Below the link, we are providing contact information to key members in the House of Delegates Finance Committee and the State… Read more »

ALL – Richmond – Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival Nov. 19-21 – Passes Available ($10-25)

The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival is this weekend at the VMFA in Richmond! For those interested in more films or unable to visit in-person, there will also be a supplemental Virtual Festival with additional films! This year’s Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival is November 19-21, 2021 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Festival, now in its fifth year, stems… Read more »

Virtual – Introduction To Screenwriting Conference – Georgetown University – July 17th – Register Now!

Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education is offering Introduction to Screenwriting this summer via live Zoom video conferencing. This affordable six-week class is open to all and will mirror a traditional classroom setting with regular student interaction, engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.  Anyone interested in learning basic formatting, plot structure,… Read more »

Virtual – Discussion with Production Designer David Crank – May 12 – $5/free

Join the Virginia Production Alliance on Wednesday, May 12 at 7PM for an exclusive online interview and Q&A with Virginia native David Crank, a 2021 Oscar nominee for the Tom Hanks film News of the World. Mr. Crank has worked for more than two decades in film, including Knives Out, There Will Be Blood, Concussion, Hannibal, and Fools Rush In. He… Read more »

Virtual – Narrative Screenwriting: Careers for Writers in Film in Television Webcast – May 6 – Free

Georgetown University’s School for Summer and Continuing Education invites you to Narrative Screenwriting: Careers for Writers in Film in Television, a 35-minute Knowledge @ Noon webcast hosted by faculty member Kevin Downs on May 6 @ 12:10 PM.   Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narrative-screenwriting-careers-for-writers-in-film-and-television-tickets-151493805049

Virtual – 15 free production workshops by W&M Global Film Fest – March 22-27 – Free

The W&M Global Film Festival is offering 15 free production workshops from alumni working in the arts and entertainment industry, running March 22-27. The full list of sessions is below. All workshops are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Registration, full session details, and presenter bios are available at wmglobalfilmfestival.com/workshops.  … Read more »

Virtual – Film Case Study: NOBODY WANTS US – March 18 – fee

Film Case Study: NOBODY WANTS US Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM Register Here: https://bit.ly/3uedziP Laura Seltzer-Duny and Robert Kanner will share their multi-year journey to bring the doc, NOBODY WANTS US to audiences. The program doesn’t stop there!  In addition to sharing how the film was produced, they will also share how the… Read more »

Virtual – VPA Hosting PBS Programming Distribution Workshop – Feb 25 – Free/$5

The Virginia Production Alliance will be hosting a PBS Programming Distribution Workshop with American Public Television February 25 @ 7 p.m. Register HERE Submit your questions for the PBS Team to answer at the workshop HERE We’ll be featuring special insights from the actual PBS Distribution team on what they are looking for when considering the works… Read more »

Richmond – Final Act Drama Acting for Film and Television Course (Virtual) – Starts Feb 2

Did 2020 set back your acting career? Get back on track with our online Acting for Film and Television course! https://www.finalactdrama.com/screen-acting.html Online Acting for Film and Television Course Online Screen Acting Course over Zoom Final Act Drama presents this 5-week acting course, designed to prepare an actor for commercials, feature films, and TV performance.  … Read more »

Virtual – Casting Secrets and Cold Truths for Filmmakers – Dec 15 – free/$5

Join the VPA for our December virtual event featuring Anne Chapman! Dec 15 at 7:00 PM – Virtual Zoom With more than 25 years of casting experience in film and television, Anne Chapman has a keen eye for finding just the right actor to fit a part. Anne’s deep knowledge of Virginia’s actor and crew base makes… Read more »