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Five Events in the "A" Week of January 10 - 16

January 11

Black Women Film Network Virtual Mixer

Aiming to expand your network in 2021? Interested in becoming a BWFN member? Make your New Year’s resolutions come true and connect with our diverse community of entertainment professionals at our virtual mixer. Plus-ones are welcome!

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January 12

Women’s Weekend Film Challenge presents Virtual Filmmaking Session for Filmmakers

About this event:

  • Want to know what your fellow filmmakers are doing in their respective cities?

  • Missing the camaraderie of like-minded people?

  • Eager to meet a kindred spirit to share what you’ve been working on during the shutdown?

Join us for a fun night of connection! During this event, we will break attendees into small groups and provide helpful questions to prompt meaningful discussion. It’s an opportunity to meet filmmakers in many roles of production from the safety of your home.

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The Atlanta Film Society presents Developing the Artists Lookbook

Please note that this three-part workshop will be held via interactive video live stream on January 12th, January 19th, and January 26th from 7-9 pm EST. Registrants will receive an email with online access instructions for this workshop prior to the class start date. If you have any questions, please email

Want to know what your real voice sounds like as a creative? How do you communicate that to an audience? A client? Producers? Your voice is EVERYTHING. Join us as we help you discover:

  • The Technical Basics: Learning graphic design templates that will help your decks and lookbooks POP

  • Your Storytelling Voice: Understanding the stories and characters that you want to share with the world, why they resonate with you, and how to introduce them to your audience

  • Your Artistic Statement: Pinpointing what your voice is, what you want to say, and why it’s important to your craft and those around you

The final class will culminate in a polished lookbook that includes:

  • Who you are

  • Your mission statement

  • Your themes

  • Your style

  • Your tone

  • The stories that you want to tell

Final lookbooks will be critiqued by a panel of industry professionals and yours to keep.

This workshop is an interactive, fun virtual experience that will push and develop your creative voice and allow you to discover all that you can be in a safe curative space. This workshop was developed to help YOU discover YOU.

Open to filmmakers at all levels.

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January 14

Georgia Media Academy presents How To Launch Your Child’s Film & Television Career - Virtual Seminar

Hosted by GlenNeta Griffin, Entertainment Professional and Founder of both the Georgia Media Academy and the Media Kids Foundation, Inc.

Need a crash course in Child Stardom 101? Do your kids have what it takes to break into television? Join us for this LIVE Seminar and Q&A as we discuss the Dos and Don’ts of this Glamorous Industry. Parents will be able to ask questions.

Here’s What We’ll Discuss…

• What you should expect post COVID-19

• Working with Agents

• The first steps to breaking in

• Industry Resources plus more!

This event will be held online via Zoom. All paid attendees will receive the link the day prior to the event. Please do not share. No refunds. Feel free to email questions in advance to

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January 15

Georgia Media Academy presents Basic Principles of Filming and Editing in Media Production: 3 Day Bootcamp w/Steven Starks

WHEN: JANUARY 15 -17, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm EST




COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will learn basic camera techniques, how to create effective content/ideas, camera angles, and some of the fundamentals of editing on various editing platforms.


• The meaning of various camera angles and their importance in filmmaking

• Shooting Handheld vs. Shooting with a tripod and knowing what’s effective

• Basic video camera techniques on iPhone/Android, DSLR cameras, etc.

• Editing and adding lower thirds to your videos on editing platform of choice (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, iPhone/Android)

• Content creation and how to generate effective ideas


● Reliable Access to the Internet

● Computer, laptop, iPhone or Android phone

● Willingness to learn and think outside the box

● External hard drive (20GB or more)


● An edited 15 to 30-second promo video for your portfolio using the footage provided by the instructor

● Understanding the basic principles of camera techniques

For additional information, contact Classroom link will be sent the day prior to the start date. Please make sure these dates and times work for your schedule. No Refunds.

January 15 - 16

Georgia Production Partnership presents TV and Film Track Breaking Down the Casting Process: Building a Career as an Actor

We are so excited about this panel with Mike Pniewski, Brian Beegle, Rhavynn Drummer, and Jessica Fox-Thigpen. Discussing the process of booking those gigs and making a career for yourself as an actor. Get those tickets!

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January 16

The Atlanta Film Society presents Screenwriting 101 Diverse Voices and Stories

Please note that this two-part workshop will be held via interactive video live stream on January 16th and January 23rd from 1-4 pm EST. Registrants will receive an email with online access instructions for this workshop prior to the class start date. If you have any questions, please email

2020 has been quite the year. The country we call home is being tested to its very core by events that none of us could have foreseen. There is a silver lining, however, as our systemic inequities are not only being questioned, but the possibility of change and justice seems more likely than it ever has before.

With that being said, we'd like to hear from all of you and what you have to say. Your stories and your voices are an integral component during these times of change.

This screenwriting course is created for underrepresented and minority writers to develop stories that are often untold. While the course will also focus on the basic tenets of screenwriting including structure, tone, and character, its main focus will be to help writers discover their inner voice and write stories that break convention.

Students are encouraged to bring in the first draft of a short screenplay or an outline for a short they are interested in developing. Students will learn how to introduce and develop a character, create and maintain a consistent tone, and write a story that further enhances their voice and perspective. The story you walk away with will be a reflection of how you see the world, not how someone else thinks you should see it. Since this is a smaller development workshop, we will go over each and every student’s screenplay and outline in class and the instructor will also be providing 1 on 1 time to each student.

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