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All Workshops will be conducted at Tubman African American Museum and unless otherwise noted are FREE events.

Workshop Dates & Times:                                        


Friday, July 22nd: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)

BILLION DOLLAR BABY: GEORGIA FILM INDUSTRY presented by the Macon Film Commission

This panel will focus on the current Georgia Film Industry and how you can get involved. Discussions will include film education, the current film and TV tax incentives, how communities benefit from the film industry, in-demand industry jobs, and the importance of film festivals. 


Terrell Sandefur (Macon Film Festival & Macon Film Commission)


Alison Fibben (Project Manager at Georgia Film Office)

Clark Cofer (Co-President of Georgia Production Partnership)

Elliott Dunwody (Owner of Bright Blue Sky Productions & Macon Film Commissioner)

Jeffrey Stepakoff (Executive Director of Georgia Film Academy)

Jeremiah Bennett (Film & TV Producer at Glass Door Studios & President of Milledgeville Film Festival)

LaRonda Sutton (Owner/Principal at Film City; Former Director of the Mayor’s Office of Entertainment for the City of Atlanta)

Shelbia Jackson (Project Coordinator & Georgia Film Liaison for Dekalb County)


Saturday, July 23rd: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)         

BEHIND THE BOOM with Jason Lewis

Stories, tips and advice from boom operator Jason Lewis.  Jason has worked on big budget Hollywood films, independent, and film series shot in Georgia.  Credits include 42, Need for Speed, Last Vegas, Rectify, Insurgent, Janye Mansfield's Car.


Saturday, July 23rd: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Tubman African American Museum - Lecture Room)                                                      

Answering the Needs and Desires of Actors in the Southeast FIlm & Television Market!


Join renowned national Casting Director Cynthia Stillwell (SELMA, GLORY, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, RESURRECTION, RED BAND SOCIETY, ETC) as she PROPELS you into an intense workshop experience exploring your UNIQUE gifts and talents. Who are YOU? What is your PRODUCT you wish to sell? HOW do you sell it in order to BOOK that job? Cynthia uses ‘old school’ techniques to enable and empower YOU to experience that “AH-HAA” moment of self-discovery. 

Cynthia believes there is power in being aware of one’s strengths and the ability to capitalize on them whenever opportunity knocks. She has mentored and taught a diverse group of individuals who have gone on to become industry leaders here in the states and abroad. Over the years, Cynthia has come to realize that her purpose is to elevate the next generation of industry hopefuls to a higher level of being so they can go after their dreams with the utmost confidence. And this confidence comes from EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION.


Tickets & Passes

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