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So You Wanna Be a Filmmaker

Everyone’s a critic. Sure, it’s easy to look at some of the programs that get green-lighted each season and wonder what particular kind of crack the network executives were smoking that day -- Cavemen, anyone? No? Alrighty then. But behind the scenes, television can be more dramatic and difficult than a greenhorn might imagine. So if you have lofty ambitions of replacing HBO’s Sopranos time slot with a nail-biting series of your own, or writing the next great American sitcom, you should be present at the Florida Film Institute workshops today.

These won’t be your typically dry seminars; they’ll be conducted by industry professionals and illustrated throughout with film and video clips. Andrew Singer, associate producer of 30 Rock and senior VP of development at Lorne Michael’s Broadway Video, will lead the comedic workshop “What’s So Funny”; the Emmy Award-winning technical director of the MTV Movie Awards, Kent Green, will host the technical component, titled “Oh No! It’s the Geek Squad!”; and actor and TV show host Gary Collins will reveal reality-TV secrets in “Keepin’ It Real.” The workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Alexander Hotel. Participation fee is $75, and space is filling up fast.
Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m., 2007


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