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Five Events in the "A" Week of August 17-22

August 17

Sketchworks Comedy Presents Sketch Comedy Writing: Level One (Virtual Class)

Get serious about being funny! You’ll learn about different genres of sketch comedy, analyze comedy scripts and sketches based on the techniques learned, and acquire strategies to expand on ideas and turn them into scripts.

Mondays, Aug 17-Sep 28 | 7-9 pm

(no class on Labor Day - Sep 7)

For more information, click here.

August 18

Atlanta Film Society Presents Directing From The Heart

If you've ever thought your gift was given to you by accident, your gift to create, just know that you and your unique voice were brought to this world on purpose. You, artist, were born to create greatness; to build moving pieces of art that have been birthed to shape the world. Join us in the Directing from the Heart Intensive where you will be able to tap into that unique perspective and find your creative voice. Directing from the Heart is geared towards helping directors and actors breathe life into their work while bringing authentic performances to the screen.

Different techniques used in this class will be:

Developmental Character study

Understanding your why in the material

How to communicate your vision with actors as well as creating a tone on set

Revealing your strength in authenticity

And much more!

For more information, check out this class on the Atlanta Film Society’s website.

ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch Panel Your Best Pitch Skills for Pitching Film & TV

The famous Pitch Competition from ScreenCraft’s in-person Writers Summit is going virtual, offering writers worldwide the chance to get feedback and pitch to A-List industry leaders. The competition opens August 1st, and kicks-off with this FREE Pitching Skills Panel with the jury, Tuesday, Aug. 18th. The speakers will cover best practices for pitches, tips, and do’s and don’ts. Join us to make your pitch the best it can be!


  • Wendy Calhoun, TV Writer and Showrunner (PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED, etc.)

  • Amy Retzinger, Literary Agent and Partner, Verve Talent Agency

  • Marc Manus, Literary Manager, and Partner, World Builder Entertainment

Bring your questions to learn what the judges are looking for, and how to nail your pitch! Tuesday, August 18th at 5 pm PST// 8 pm EST - LIVE!

August 22

Atlanta Voiceover Studio Presents Promo Workshop w/Donovan Corneetz Hosted Via


If you want to diversify your VO income, #PROMO 📺 is a great genre to look into! Training, like anything in #VO is a must. Here's a great place to start. Join us for the ONLINE PROMO WORKSHOP w/the CURRENT VOICE of the @todayshow: Donovan Corneetz! 🌟⠀

What You'll Learn: What makes promo different from other genres of voiceover? The different sub-genres of promo, and how to adjust your read for each. Basics of mic technique and breathing. Script interpretation and performance notes.⠀⠀

For more information, click here.

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