Exclusive Atlanta Filmmaker’s Event: Cultivating Support for New Voices

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Cultivating New Voices in New Media – 2015

The PushPush cultivEight program gathers producers, investors and artists in late August for an intimate filmmaker™s event focused on increasing financing, development and diversity of new work.

What: A series of events for content creators, actors, directors and producers on Cultivating Support for New Voices in New Media.

When: Aug 27-30, 2015

Where: All but one event will be at the  489 Edgewood Studios, Downtown (MAP).  The only exception will be the 1pm Friday reading of HEROINE to be held at the Hindsight/popFilms soundstage & studios, 5480B Fulton Industrial Blvd (MAP).

Parking: Street and paid parking available at 489 Edgewood. Free parking in the lot at popFilms soundstage on Fulton Industrial.

Tickets: Cash and Cards will be accepted at the door with a small up-charge. Because seating is limited, online purchase online to guarantee space is strongly encouraged.

 

Free events – just show up! All events are great opportunities for networking and building relationships with potential collaborators.

Space is limited to 50 people for each paid event, and advance purchase will reserve your spot.

Schedule: See below

 

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As a wrap up to our cultivEight pilot program, PushPush founders in conjunction with local Producer Alex A. Motlagh (Hindsight, Drumline) will host a low-cost series of intimate, advanced-level engagements for filmmaking professionals focused on developing communities of support for funding, diversity and incubation.

Over the past year, PushPush launched and led cultivEight, a screenwriter’s development program supported in part by the National Endowment for The Arts. Eight screenwriters worked for eight months on eight varied scripts, with readings and re-write sessions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Ohio, Wilmington and more. Expanding and connecting the dots between writers, scripts and producers and more, we worked with over a hundred actors, directors and other industry leaders, to give some wild new stories a fighting chance.

To celebrate the wrap-up of the cultivEight round one, PushPush will host an intimate series of gatherings for working professionals in new media, August 27-30. The event will include several public forums and private consultations with accomplished industry leaders, meet-and-greets, and readings of new screenplays for producers, investors and directors.

We’re thrilled to announce that Anne Hubbell of Tangerine Entertainment will be a panelist and consultant, along with a number of accomplished creators and producers looking to connect with new voices in Atlanta.

This event will be valuable for ALL filmmakers interested in building growth an opportunity in Atlanta. It will be especially encouraging for women and minority creators looking to gain support for their current works and the growth of their careers. A primary focus will be on new and sustainable solutions for diversity in theme, character and leadership. While cultivEight a development program, it is also squarely aimed at being a connector of new media opportunities between investors and producers.

This event is produced in association with The Artizen Company.

Admission (all funds support round II of cultivEight and costs of bringing in industry leaders)

~Event Pass for all events (10+, not including private consults) – $40 / $25 students with valid ID

~Panel discussions with industry leaders (6) – $15ea / $10ea for students

~Script readings for industry professionals (4) – FREE

~Meet-n-Greet w/ light appetizers (3) – $5 suggested donation each

~Facilitated group discussions (2) – $5ea

~Arranged private project consults (limited)- $60

 

Ticket Information: Cash and Cards will be accepted at the door with a small up-charge. Because seating is limited, online purchase online to guarantee space is strongly encouraged.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO ALL PAID EVENTS HERE.

To inquire about a private hour-long project consultation with one of our industry leaders, please contact shelby.hofer2@gmail.com.

(For Free events, just show up!)

Space is limited to 50 people for each paid event, and advance purchase will reserve your spot.

 

New Voices in New Media Schedule:

Location: Unless noted, all events will be at the 489 Edgewood Studios, Downtown (map).  The only exception will be the 1pm reading of HEROINE to be held at the Hindsight/popFilms soundstage & studios, 5480B Fulton Industrial Blvd (map).

AUG 27 – Thursday

5p: New film script reading: INFEST by Keith Miller. A modern tale of urban zombies, with repercussions. (FREE)

7p: Meet-n-greet w/ light appetizers. ($5 donation)

8p: Panel discussion and Q&A: Where is Diversity in Todays Film World? Balancing a Need for Work, with a Need to Be Heard. With Daresha Kyi, LC Cruell, Tim Habeger and Keith Miller. ($15)

9pm: Social gathering on Edgewood. (walk to area pub)

 

AUG 28 – Friday

10a-12p: Assigned private project consultations ($60, various locations)

10a-12p: New Film Script Reading: CRIMSON by Lucy Cruell. Vampires inside the Ivy League, based on the author’s true experiences at Harvard Law. (FREE)

1-3p: New Film Script Reading: HEROINE by Shelby Hofer & Tim Habeger – A female publishing editor paves the way for new and diverse voices. (at popFilms Soundstage at 5480B Fulton Industrial Blvd, FREE)

7p: Meet-n-greet w/ light appetizers. ($5 donation)

8-9p: Panel discussion and Q&A: Building Financial Communities for Original and Diverse Media Productions with Trevite Willis of Southern Fried Productions, Celia Peters, and more. ($15)

 

AUG 29 – Saturday

9:30a-11:30p: Assigned private project consultations. (limited, $60)

10-11:30a: New Film Script Reading: ALL FOR ONE by Ruth Hernandez. A crusty veteran detective faces a moral dilemma when she’s given the case of four female martial arts vigilantes. (FREE)

12:30-2:30p: New film script reading: ROXIE 15 by Celia Peters. A virtual programmer needs a new reality. (FREE)

3-5p: Panel Discussion and Q&A: New and Practical Solutions in the Struggle to Increase Diversity in Film with Anne Hubbell, Alex Motlagh, and more. ($15)

5:15-6p: Small-group discussions stemming from previous panel discussion and Q&A. ($5)

7p: Meet-n-greet w/ light appetizers. ($5 donation)

8-9p: Panel Discussion and Q&A: Writing Strong Female Characters with Ruth Hernandez, Celia Peters, PushPush, Trevite Willis of Southern Fried Films, and more. ($15)

 

AUG 30 – Sunday

10a-11p: Assigned private project consultations (limited, $60)

11-12:30p: small group consults pre-arranged around specific projects ($5 privately arranged/various locations).

1-2:30p: Panel Discussion and Q&A: Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Independent Film with Keith A. Miller, LC Cruell, Celia Peters and more. (NEW PRICE $7)

3-4:30p: Panel Discussion and Q&A: Tips for Increasing Content Quality in DIY Films – with Atlanta filmmaker Mike Brune (Congratulations), and more. (NEW PRICE $7)

($15 for both panels!)

5-6:30p: New Film Script Reading: KING CARL by Mike Brune. The life of Christ meets DIY production. (FREE)

 

Follow PushPush and cultivEight on Facebook for more information, updates,upcoming ticketing links, schedule changes and more!

For more information email Shelby.hofer2@gmail.com.

 

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