Atlanta's Movers and Shakers: Sanedria Potter-Holt
This week, Atlanta Film and TV had a chance to interview Sanedria Potter-Holt who is the
“Founder and President of Fastlane Pictures, a company that develops TV/Film/Stage/Print projects, Sanedria Potter-Holt is without a doubt one of the most passionate personalities in the entertainment industry.”
She has written screenplays such as Bad Intentions and Split Decision. She has authored a book titled, Behind The Pulpit.
Atlanta Film and TV: There is a debate in the industry about whether or not going to school is necessary for success in the industry. Could you share with our readers why you chose to gain knowledge from the New York Film Academy?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: When I first decided to go to Film School, I knew that I wanted to go to Hollywood. That’s when I researched film schools and stumbled across The New York Film Academy and that’s when I realized there was a location at Universal Studios in Hollywood! Though I learned a lot by actually working on productions, I cannot deny that film school is what gave me a solid foundation.
Atlanta Film and TV: How did you get your start working in the Entertainment Industry?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: I completed The New York Film Academy in 2006 and afterward I moved back to Atlanta, GA to start my production company, Fastlane Pictures. That’s when I began developing and producing projects for clients as well as ghostwriting and directing.
Atlanta Film and TV: What projects do you have on the horizon?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: The latest project that I produced and directed is a Teen Comedy Film called “It’s Major”. It premieres in Atlanta April 4th. Tickets are on sale now at www.tix-social.com/events/26 www.itsmajormovie.com @itsmajormovie. There will be a Multi-City “Do It Big, Do It Major” Movie Tour which will include Georgia, California, North Carolina, and the DMV area. The “Do It Big, Do It Major” message aims to motivate young people to dream big and do it in a MAJOR way!
Atlanta Film and TV: What advice can you give content creators on getting their projects produced?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: I would suggest that those who are content creators look at what you have, and try to make the best project with your own resources. If you constantly wait for things to be perfect, you will wait forever. Keep in mind, you don’t have to be perfect to start, but you do have to start somewhere! So, even if you start with a short film, that could open doors for bigger projects.
Atlanta Film and TV: What inspired you to start Fastlane Pictures?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: What inspired me to start Fastlane Pictures is that I wanted to be able to create quality content and employ other creative people.
Atlanta Film and TV: What do you think the future holds for the Atlanta Film and TV scene?
Sanedria Potter-Holt: I believe that it’s only going to get better!