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Five Events in the "A" Week of January 24 - 30





January 26


Join Atlanta Art Institute as they interview Character Designer and Creator, Joshua Leonard


We have SUCH an amazing guest joining us on #AiLive next week, he's also a 2018 alumnus from @AiAtlanta (BA in Media Arts & Animation) We are so #AiProud of his success and the current message he is conveying in his new cartoon! His face and charm may look familiar, as we have showcased his successes before.


Joshua is currently a Character Designer at @Netflix Animation and is working on an animated feature. He has also done freelance character designs for Nickelodeon @NickAnimation, Drake, BearBack Back Scratcher, DymeLyfe, Black Skullz, @hillmangradproductions, @freethework, @milafilm, and more. Check out his company, @LeonardStudios, too! Joshua’s cartoon, Team Supreme is also in the development stage with Lena Waithe and her production company!


You can check out the interview here @ 11 am CDT, 12 pm EDT on Tuesday, January 26th!



January 28



The Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) and The Plaza Theatre, in partnership with the nonprofit Sundance Institute Satellite Screenings



The Atlanta Film Society and the Plaza Theater in partnership with the Sundance Institute are pleased to share 11 films that will be presented in Atlanta as part of the Satellite Screens initiative for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, January 28 – February 3, 2021. All 11 films will be making their world premieres at Sundance.


The films coming to Atlanta will be presented at The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306) screening both Indoors and at the Drive-In and at Dad’s Garage Drive-In (569 Ezzard St SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312). The selections playing in Atlanta, along with their screening locations and showtimes, are listed below. Tickets are now available for ATLFS members but go on sale to the public on January 7, 2021, at 4:00 PM.


Click here for more information and tickets.





Georgia Media Academy presents Become a Guest Media Expert w/GlenNeta Griffin


In this class, you will learn what it takes to catch the eyes of bookers and producers. From live interviews to social media, we teach you how to make the most of your media breaks and every television appearance. If you’re an attorney, author, chef, doctor, fitness expert, judge, life coach, shopaholic, sports fanatic, or entrepreneur, we’ll teach you what you need to know to get your expertise on the air. You could be what producers are looking for!

Open to all professions!


Here’s what you’ll learn:


  • Defining Your Brand

  • How To Become A Local Celebrity

  • Learn to work with producers

  • How to contact the Media and Networks

  • Maximizing Exposure

  • Media Training and Social Media Tips

  • On-Camera Exercises and Critiques

  • The Pitch

  • Q&A Session


This class is taught by GlenNeta Griffin (@GlenNetaGriffin) who will teach you how to expand your brand. This is a fast-paced online, “On-Camera” workshop being held via Zoom and is designed for professionals ready to take their brand to the Next Level. All attendees will have an opportunity to practice their pitch and receive feedback. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.


Click here to register and to purchase tickets.












January 30


Georgia Media Academy presents Your First Production, How To Produce & Direct w/Sean Van Dorn: Two-Week Bootcamp



Course Description: This course will introduce beginning filmmakers to the 5 stages of the production process. There will be an emphasis on Development, Pre-Production, Production, of course, we will explore the other two stages as well: Post-production and Distribution. The objective of the course is to breakdown the essential tools and roles that are needed in order for your production to be successful.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Story Idea/Script Development/Logline/Pitch/Financing/Crowdfunding

  • Hiring a crew/Crew Positions/Maintaining Business license & Insurance/Script

  • Breakdown/Schedule & Budget/Locations

  • Directing/Blocking/Scene Sequence/Shot List/Shooting Schedule/Call Sheets

  • Editing/Foley & ADR/Color Grading

  • Social Media Marketing/Film Festivals/Four Walling/Streaming Services/Aggregators

Click here for more information.





The Watson Academy - Kids presents Online Acting Workshop (Winter 2021)



This free 60-min. Kids Acting Workshop is for children/teens who are interested in exploring the world of acting as a hobby or career


Click here to register for this online acting workshop.






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