Panel Topics 2016

Writing Great Content

November 4, 2016- 11:00pm-12:30pm

From a Whisper to a Scream: Writing Strong Female Characters : "I Want to Write.  Now What?”

Women's roles on the screen have evolved. No longer always the damsel in distress. From Signorney Weaver in Aliens to Kerry Washington in Scandal to Uzo Aduba in Orange is the New Black. Where to start? What materials to read? Groups? What format to use? Do I Need an Agent? Television or Film?

Panelists: Kimberly Conner, Director (Before "I Do"); Kim Bass, Director (Day of Days)

 November 5, 2016- 2:00pm-3:15pm 

 "We’re No Drama Queens. Women Comedy Writers”

Breaking into the comedy arena. Breaking stereotypical character types. (Bad Moms, Grace & Frankie, Ghostbusters 3 Absolutely Fabulous, etc.) Are women our own biggest obstacles in comedy?

Panelist: Myra J. (Tom Joyner Morning Show), Writer (Martin); Charla Lauriston (Why? Hannibal Duress, Comedy Network), Kim Bass (Director: Day of Days), Writer (In Living Color), Co-Creator (Sister, Sister) 


 Producing Great Content

 November 4, 2016 -1:30pm-3:00pm

“Getting it Done – From Concept to Air”


Deanna Shapiro, Producer (Day of Days, Junkyard Dog)

Tressa Epps, Producer (72 Hours, Zodiac Sign, For The Love Of Christmas)

Producers share how they developed their projects and created TV programs and films we've all come to love:

To Be Announced

"Distribution: Ok so I finally Got it done. How can I make sure people see my film”

Movie theaters or online. Distribution Companies or Do It Myself. Panelists will take about the latest avenues, trends and methods to get your film seen by the right audience.  

 The Internet: New Media, New Opportunities


November 5, 2016, 11am-12:15pm

"It’s all Digital: How Today’s Digital Creators are Monetizing Original Content":  “Conquering the Internet. Writing and Developing Your Web Series” 

 Exploring the possibilities of writing content for the internet. How to utilize the web to launch or enhance your career Webisodes, Documentaries, Trailers for possible pick up?


Charla Lauriston - Writer (Why? Hannibal Burress, Comedy Network), Writer (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix,) Creator (Clench and Release, You Tube). 

Andrea Lewis- Actor (DeGrassi),  Actor (Cadet Kelly, Disney), Creator (Black Actress, YouTube)

Summer Chastant - Creator (Namaste, Bitches YouTube), critically acclaimed web series, MTV, Variety, Paste, LA Weekly, NY Times, Cosmo, Indiewire



Master Classes

The Working Actor With Tracey Moore

Tracey Moore is a leading celebrity acting coach, casting director and producer. Throughout her dynamic career, she has had her hands on a number of high profile actors including Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector, Adam Rodriguez and Naturi Naughton. She teaches The Spirited Actor, a popular Monologue and Scene Study Workshop, and also conducts private coaching sessions with a client roster that includes Common, Eve, Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Terrence J and LaLa Anthony.  

November 4, 2016- Session I. Intensive Acting Master Class With Tracey Moore

November 5, 2016- Session II. Spirited Actor Intensive Scene Study Master Class With Tracey Moore. 

Actors struggle with the audition process. However, it is the only means by which Casting Directors can present talent to the “powers that be.” Instead of rejecting the audition process, Casting Director/Celebrity Acting Coach Tracey Moore reveals the truths about the process and uncovers its layers. These truths will empower actors to embrace the process and help change the outcome of their auditions. Whether you are currently working as an actor or inspired to be an actor, this Master Class will reinforce the skills you need to be remembered in the room. It will also help actors successfully prepare before, during and after their audition.

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