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Celebrate cinema in Portland, Oregon. Watch over 200 independent films, attend over 75 workshops, networking events, parties, classes and more. Spread across 12+ venues. Buy tickets, merchandise and more at our Festival HQ located at 1139 NW Couch Street—just a block from Powells Books. September 1-7. #PDXFF15

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Wednesday, September 2
 

11:30am

Screenwriting Workshop: Mastering Suspense
Limited Capacity seats available

How to write thrillers with amazing plot twists and edge of your seat suspense, using examples from films by Alfred Hitchcock. From isolating your protagonist to the 20 most iconic suspense scenes and how to use them in *your* screenplay. Though aimed at thrillers, these techniques work in *any* genre (oddly, comedy and thrillers are very close to each other), and are great for novelists as well!

Instructor: William Martell

About the Instructor:
William C. Martell has written 19 films: three for HBO, two for Showtime, two for USA Network, and a whole bunch for Cinemax. He has been on some film festival juries, including five times at Raindance in London (once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright, and once with Julian Assange).

The late Roger Ebert discussed Martell’s work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 Oscar show, "If We Picked The Winners.” Martell is also quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book, "The Way Hollywood Tells It." His USA Network film, “Hard Evidence,” was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film, “Something To Talk About,” and out-rented it in the U.S. In 2009 Martell had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals. Recently, he wrote the remake of a hit 1980s horror flick for a mini-major studio, and later this year should have a family film shooting in the U.S.


Wednesday September 2, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

11:45am

DIY Filmmaking
Limited Capacity seats available

DIY Filmmaking will focus on a diversity of topics on the art of creating independent film. You will have the opportunity to discuss typical issues—receiving tips on successful indie filmmaking. Cameras, locations, editing and talent will be discussed to give you the best chance at making your own DIY indie film.

Instructor: Martin Vavra

About the Instructor:
Martin Vavra is an award winning director and producer in commercial, film & television and web series. His unique style and technical abilities have won him recognition for his commercial and film work. He was given the honor of being named the Rising Star in 2012, as a prominent film maker and creator in Oregon. His work has been seen on television, the big screen, and online.

Martin's ambition and drive are unequaled, and his enthusiasm to each project makes his work stand out. His perspective and style allow for an uncompromising work ethic, and a passionate voice to come out in each and every project. Always a proactive voice for professionalism, his sets are always a standard for excellence while maintaining the fun and excitement people would expect from him.

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Wednesday September 2, 2015 11:45am - 1:45pm
PNCA - Pacific NW College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209

1:45pm

Screenwriting Workshop: Short Content: The Screenwriters New Calling Card
Limited Capacity seats available

For decades, aspiring screenwriters broke into the entertainment business by writing a killer “spec” script. Those days are rapidly fading, even with the proliferation of online script contests. Instead, more and more writers are showcasing their talents by making a short film or web series. In this seminar screenwriter, Randall Jahnson will discuss the reasons why producing short content is fast becoming an effective and viable strategy to launch your screenwriting career.

Instructor: Randall Jahnson

About the Instructor:
Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. Among his credits are The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Dudes, Sunset Strip, and the forthcoming Norwegian feature, Dryads: Girls Don't Cry. In addition to rock singer Jim Morrison, he has written scripts about such diverse historical figures as inventor Nikola Tesla, psychedelic pioneer Timothy Leary, Texas outlaw John Wesley Hardin, and African- American silent film director Oscar Micheaux. He's currently at work on a web series.

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Wednesday September 2, 2015 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Animation and MoCap
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into the world of animation and Motion Capture. Film and Video Game Development are ever advancing animation styles and computer generated realities, extending traditional storyboarding and stop motion animation. Animation Director Rob Bekhurs of Game Design Studio and SuperGenius and filmmaker, Andy Mingo will illustrate directorial considerations for Motion Capture with this live demonstration of Clackamas Community College's MoCap system, while animators Thomas Wasson and Chris Dreger will talk about the process of storyboard creation and stop motion animation


Wednesday September 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Audio Post 101
Limited Capacity seats available

In this audio-centric presentation Eric Stolberg, sound designer/mixer and owner of Digital One Studios (www.digone.com), will discuss how to best prepare your project for audio post and the challenges faced during the mixing process.  Topics covered will include: mixing in 5.1 surround vs stereo, ADR, sound design, OMF/AAF preparation, voiceover recording and proper file organization.  The workshop will also include a tour of Digital One's post production facility and examples of different types of projects played back in one of Digital One's surround sound mixing suites.

Instructor: Eric Stolberg

Sponsored by: Digital One



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Wednesday September 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Digital One 2112 SW 1st Ave Ste 100 Portland, OR 97201
 
Thursday, September 3
 

12:00pm

Screenwriting Workshop: Creating Individuals
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most frequent notes is “Your characters all sound the same”. That note isn’t just about dialogue, it’s about not having a clearly defined character. We tend to have a handle on our protagonists, it’s those other people. Why is this character in the story? How is their thought process different than the other characters? How to create supporting characters (and leads) who act and speak like individuals.

Instructor: William Martell

About the Instructor:
William C. Martell has written 19 films: three for HBO, two for Showtime, two for USA Network, and a whole bunch for Cinemax. He has been on some film festival juries, including five times at Raindance in London (once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright, and once with Julian Assange).

The late Roger Ebert discussed Martell’s work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 Oscar show, "If We Picked The Winners.” Martell is also quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book, "The Way Hollywood Tells It." His USA Network film, “Hard Evidence,” was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film, “Something To Talk About,” and out-rented it in the U.S. In 2009 Martell had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals. Recently, he wrote the remake of a hit 1980s horror flick for a mini-major studio, and later this year should have a family film shooting in the U.S.



Thursday September 3, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

3:00pm

Planning for Post in Pre-Production
Limited Capacity seats available

During this two hour workshop at Oregon's grandest recording studio, musician, producer and audio engineer Brent Rogers will take 20 participants on a tour of REX Production & Post that includes a description of the post-production workflow, especially as related to audio elements including VO, ADR, SFX, Surround Sound Mixing, deliverables, and music.

Instructor: Brent Rogers

About the Instructor:
Brent Rogers has worked for over 15 years in Portland as an audio engineer, producer, professional musician and composer. As a member of the team at REX Production & Post (www.rexpost.com,) Brent provides engineering services including VO recording, ADR, Foley, SFX, ProTools tracking, editing, and 5.1 surround sound mixing. As a musician, composer and arranger, Brent has a knack for using musical elements as SFX in a process he calls "Musical SFX Orchestration."

Since joining REX in 2010, Brent has been part of the audio engineering team on numerous independent films including "Population 2," "Rage," and "The Falls."  He also records VO, ADR and music pre-recordings for shows including Leverage and Portlandia as well as providing sweetening, musical SFX orchestration, mixing and new music composition for clients including Microsoft, Adidas, Kaiser Permanente, and others. 

On the productions side, Brent has spent considerable time directing multi-camera video shoots that also include multi-channel audio capture, live switching and video projection. His specialty is symphonic music recording and video capture for ensembles including the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony. 

In addition to his duties at REX,  Brent has released several albums of his own original music and is a performing vocalist, bass and guitar player with the Americana band Southern Nights and as a duo with KJ Miller.  Most recently, Brent and his brother Klay Rogers have finished writing a new Broadway-style show called "Oil Change, a musical comedy about race cars and romance." Brent hopes to take that show to Broadway, the big screen or both!

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Thursday September 3, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rex Production & Post 610 SW 17th Ave Portland, OR 97205

4:00pm

Actors Workshop: How to Get & Work with an Agent
Limited Capacity seats available

Everybody knows that to be a professional actor you have to have the best possible agent on your team. Listen to two of Portland's top agents talk about how to win a spot on their roster, and the best ways to keep that relationship running smoothly once you're there.


Instructors: Dennis Troutman, Justin Habel and Cholee Thompson.
Moderated by: Alexandra Blatt

About the Instructors

Dennis Troutman has been in the industry for over thirty years and 2016 will mark his sixth year as head of the On-Camera Division at Option Model & Media. Among clients, Casting Directors, Producers and local talent, Mr. Troutman is esteemed as a leader in the NW market. As a member of a booking team that believes in managerial-style representation, his approach to the entertainment industry is personalized, honest, and aggressive. Regarded as one of the most selective On-Camera Agents in Portland, Dennis represents a roster of hand-selected male, female and young adult actors, booking work from Seattle to Portland, and everywhere in-between.

Cholee Thompson, the owner & President of Ryan Artists and has been in & around the fashion, modeling, and talent industry since she was a young girl. She stepped out from in front of the camera in 2009 when she took over Ryan Artists Inc.

This year marks Ryan Artists 34th year as a full service modeling, acting, styling and voice over agency in the Pacific Northwest. Both SAG and AFTRA franchised, They proudly represent the best union and non-union talent ranging all ages and ethnicities.

Ryan Artists strives to give their clients all that they need from one agency, a "one stop shop", enabling them to create the most professional product while saving time, money and energy.

Justin Habel is the owner and co-founder of Q6 Model & Artist Mgmt. in Portland, Oregon (www.q6talent.com). For 27 years, Justin has represented actors in Portland, from young independent film actors to theatre luminaries on Portland’s major theatre stages. He has seen the rise of Portland in the film and television world from its humble beginnings as a great location in the late 80’s and early 90’s, to its current incarnation as an indie film hotbed and the home of four television series on broadcast or cable television networks. Above all, Justin loves actors, and the chance to stretch their talents to fit the numerous roles being cast in Portland for film, television and commercial projects.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

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Thursday September 3, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209
 
Friday, September 4
 

11:30am

Screenwriting Workshop: Structure & Pacing
Limited Capacity seats available

William Goldman says "Structure is everything". Do you understand structure? Is your script running out of steam halfway through? Do you NOT know what happens next? Is your script slow paced? Boring? This course explores different methods of structuring your screenplay, plus techniques for outlining and pacing your script.

Instructor: William Martell

About the Instructor:
William C. Martell has written 19 films: three for HBO, two for Showtime, two for USA Network, and a whole bunch for Cinemax. He has been on some film festival juries, including five times at Raindance in London (once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright, and once with Julian Assange).

The late Roger Ebert discussed Martell’s work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 Oscar show, "If We Picked The Winners.” Martell is also quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book, "The Way Hollywood Tells It." His USA Network film, “Hard Evidence,” was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film, “Something To Talk About,” and out-rented it in the U.S. In 2009 Martell had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals. Recently, he wrote the remake of a hit 1980s horror flick for a mini-major studio, and later this year should have a family film shooting in the U.S.



Friday September 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

2:00pm

Actors Workshop: Living & Working in LA
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ve trained, you’ve studied, and you’ve been on many sets and in local theater productions. Thinking about taking the next step in your career and moving to Hollywood? Prepare yourself to succeed. Come take part in our Q&A and listen to experienced actors talk about the reality of living and working in LA. With Kristina Haddad.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Barefoot

Hannah Barefoot

Actress, Option Model & Media / McGuffin Management
Hannah Barefoot was born and raised in Wyoming and pursued a BFA in the nationally acclaimed department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Wyoming. She moved to Portland shortly after and went back to school to study Drawing & Painting at Portland State University. After working... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Haddad

Kristina Haddad

Acting Coach/Actor, The Actor's Lab
Lived and worked in L.A. for 20 years and have experienced the good, bad and ugly in the business...As a result I am a strong believer in cultivating a healthy, positive mindset and that - along with training - is critical to building a joy filled and abundant career. I love actors... Read More →



Friday September 4, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

2:15pm

Be a Social Media Star
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a broad, dynamic, engaged community around your film is the goal of any marketing plan, and social media should represent a healthy percentage of your efforts. In this in-depth workshop, digital media expert Kristin McCracken will share examples of well-organized
social campaigns, break down the pros and cons of various platforms,
and offer the insider tips and tricks you need to know.

About Kristin
After abandoning a career in higher education, Kristin McCracken realized that writing about movies is way more fun. For 4+ years, she ran the website and social media for the Tribeca Film Festival; she now interviews filmmakers and consults on social media for films and festivals. Her most recent book is entitled '101 Things to Do Before You Turn 40.' (She wasn't able to complete them all, but she wishes you luck.) Learn more: mccrackhouse.com. 



Friday September 4, 2015 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

3:00pm

Screenwriting Workshop: Fact vs. Fiction: The Dangers and Delights of Bringing True Stories and Real People to the Screen
Limited Capacity seats available

When adapting factual material, screenwriters frequently struggle between telling the truth and telling an entertaining yarn. Rarely do they succeed at both. What is the writer’s obligation when dramatizing real events and people? What are the challenges? Are there legal ramifications? Join screenwriter Randall Jahnson for a lively discussion about navigating the rough waters between fact and fiction. Drawing from his experience of writing The Doors and other biopics, Jahnson will share his knowledge for how best to avoid the creative, practical, legal, and ethical snags that await anyone who is converting nonfiction into popular entertainment.

Speakers


Friday September 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Actors Workshop: Improv for Actors Level 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout film, television and the internet many of the most hilarious, poignant and gripping performances have at their core the immediate authenticity of improvisation. Currently auditioning actors have become very familiar with requests for “strong improv skills.” This workshop pushes beyond quick wit and wild characters and hones the skills of Strong Choices, Responsive Listening and Authentic Dialogue. Create relationships in an instant, and fuel them with taut honesty that grabs attention and captivates audiences for film/TV and stage alike. With Nicholas Kessler.

Speakers


Friday September 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Planning for Post in Pre-Production
Limited Capacity seats available

During this two hour workshop at Oregon's grandest recording studio, musician, producer and audio engineer Brent Rogers will take 20 participants on a tour of REX Production & Post that includes a description of the post-production workflow, especially as related to audio elements including VO, ADR, SFX, Surround Sound Mixing, deliverables, and music.

Speakers

Friday September 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rex Production & Post 610 SW 17th Ave Portland, OR 97205
 
Saturday, September 5
 

11:00am

#PDXPITCH - Pitch Your Movie Idea
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you got a great idea for a movie? This is it! Come listen for free or put $5 in the hat to pitch your idea. The best pitch wins the pot!


Saturday September 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

11:00am

Screenwriting Workshop: Selling Your Script
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ve written it, now how do you sell it? We’ll look at the business side of the business, from how to get representation to assignments and deadlines to guerrilla marketing. Plus, 25 ways to make connections and get your scripts out there! How to scale the walls of Hollywood, even if you are a tad overweight and don’t like climbing.



Saturday September 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall Portland , OR 97201

12:00pm

Actors Workshop: Improv for Actors Level 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout film, television and the internet many of the most hilarious, poignant and gripping performances have at their core the immediate authenticity of improvisation. Currently auditioning actors have become very familiar with requests for “strong improv skills.” This more advanced workshop pushes beyond quick wit and wild characters and hones the skills of Strong Choices, Responsive Listening and Authentic Dialogue. Create relationships in an instant, and fuel them with taut honesty that grabs attention and captivates audiences for film/TV and stage alike. With Nicholas Kessler.

Speakers

Saturday September 5, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ryan Artists 1122 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209

1:00pm

Special F/X Make-up Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Tate Steinsiek, SFX and prosthetic make-up artist, will be demonstrating in detail, how to apply and paint a prosthetic.  Today's class will focus on creating a Zombie (in honor of Zombie Day on Monday!) but the techniques will work for Halloween costumes or F/X for your next film.  

Tate is best known for his appearances in Seasons One and Five of the SyFy reality series Face Off. He has worked on special effects and makeup for several films and television series, including Law & Order , Clash of the Gods, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

**Attn pass holders: Admission to the Special F/X Make-up Workshop is not included in the benefits of your pass, purchase of a ticket is required.

Speakers


Saturday September 5, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
PNCA - Pacific NW College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209

2:00pm

#STORYWORLD15: Indies Creating Immersive Stories
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the future of storytelling! Listen to indie creators exploring the next wave of entertainment using VR (virtual reality), alternate reality games, and other new interactive technologies. Whether you're new to immersive storytelling or a fan of inventive ways indies are combining games and narratives, this panel will inspire you to think about stories in new ways.


Saturday September 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

2:00pm

Actors Workshop: Working with Casting Directors
Limited Capacity seats available

Putting yourself in front of casting directors can be one of the biggest challenges in the industry. This panel of local casting directors will give you the inside scoop on what makes a great audition, and what makes for a terrible one. Getting in the door is only the first hurdle; come find out the best way to impress them once you do. 

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Fontaine

Michael Fontaine Casting
Casting Director Michael Fontaine's performing credits range from appearing on Broadway and acting as a series regular or as a guest on primetime and daytime network TV and in movies for television, to performing on TV variety shows and on theatre and variety stages all over the United... Read More →
avatar for Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis

Free Spirit Casting
Lori has an extensive background in the entertainment industry dating back to her days as an entertainer/actor.  She began casting in 2001 as an extras casting assistant before moving on to principal casting in 2006.  Because of Lori’s background as an actor, she makes an extremely... Read More →


Saturday September 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ryan Artists 1122 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

#STORYWORLD15: Marvel Transmedia
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we talk with Geoffrey Colo, transmedia producer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter. Hear how Geoffrey began his career in transmedia storytelling and how that led to his role with ABC & Marvel Television. Whether you're a fan of Marvel, interested in creating multi platform content on your own, or just hoping to get a better understanding of what transmedia is, this is a conversation you won't want to miss.

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Saturday September 5, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

Actors Workshop: Marketing for Actors
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you need as an actor in today’s competitive market? These are the several marketing tools that will put you in the running for the most sought after roles. Learn how to make sure yours are up to par, and that you're employing everything you can to get noticed, and be cast! With Rich Morris.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
RM

Rich Morris

Casting Networks
For almost twenty years, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Seattle, Rich Morris has acted in Movies, Television, on Stage, and in Commercials. For seven of those years, while living in Los Angeles, Rich worked in Commercial Casting for Kris Nicolau, Ross Lacy, Mick Dowd... Read More →
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Scott Rogers

Owner, Scott Rogers Studios
Scott served as Acting Coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a 3-year, exclusive contract, coaching actors for film and television projects. He recently served as Acting Coach on the feature film “Princess Ka`iulani” starring Barry Pepper, Will Patton, and Q’orianka Kilcher... Read More →



Saturday September 5, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ryan Artists 1122 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209

4:15pm

Fair Use: Documentaries & Narrative Films
Limited Capacity seats available

The courts have developed a simple way to find the Safe Harbor for fair use in documentary films. The man who the American Bar Association dubbed the Obi Wan Canobi of fair use will give you the three questions so you can use material pursuant to fair use and know that you are absolutely legal. He will give lots of examples and war stories in his highly interactive presentation. You will also learn about fair use in fictional films as used by leading directors such as like Oliver Stone, Terrence Malick, and Richard Linklater.



Saturday September 5, 2015 4:15pm - 6:15pm
5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall Portland , OR 97201
 
Sunday, September 6
 

11:30am

Screenwriting Workshop: Dialogue To Die For
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes great dialogue? How can I make my characters each have a different and unique voice? 41 Professional Dialogue Techniques you can use *today*, Subtext, Subtitles, Humor, Sizzling Banter, *Anti-Dialogue*, Speeches, and more. Great for novelists!


Sunday September 6, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

1:15pm

DIY Distribution
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens after you’ve completed your film? Will you submit your film to festivals in hopes that it will be discovered? Don’t fall victim to the American Idol Syndrome, where you dream of someone anointing you the next film auteur. When there is no magical producer or distribution company clamoring for your film, you will need a distribution plan. Some call it Do-It-Yourself (DIY), or self-distribution, or even direct distribution … either way you’re in luck! This unique workshop will give you a “realistic” DIY distribution plan that will clear your mind of the clutter, so you can get back to making your films and taking control of your filmmaking career. This workshop is presented by Scott McMahon, Founder of FILM TROOPER, a web resource that helps filmmakers become entrepreneurs.


Sunday September 6, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm
5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall Portland , OR 97201

1:45pm

Actors Workshop: Auditioning
Limited Capacity seats available

No matter how much you’ve studied, time and time again actors fall into the same auditioning traps. Learn how to properly prepare for and execute your best possible audition, what directors are looking for, and the skills and tools you need to take your career to the next level.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Haddad

Kristina Haddad

Acting Coach/Actor, The Actor's Lab
Lived and worked in L.A. for 20 years and have experienced the good, bad and ugly in the business...As a result I am a strong believer in cultivating a healthy, positive mindset and that - along with training - is critical to building a joy filled and abundant career. I love actors... Read More →
avatar for Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Agent/Owner, Actors in Action, LLC
Damon Jones is the owner and agent for Actors in Action, one of the leading talent agencies in the NW for the past 18 years.  Damon is a native Oregonian with over 30 years performance experience across the USA. He invested four years studying acting at the University of Oregon from... Read More →
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Ted Rooney

Acting Coach, TR Productions
On camera, Ted has amassed over 35 TV guest-star and recurring credits including ER, Gilmore Girls, Weeds, Lost, Community, My Name Is Earl, Seinfeld, CSI, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia...most recently on Boardwalk Empire, Grimm, and The Librarian. Ted has over 20 principal... Read More →


Sunday September 6, 2015 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

Actors Workshop: Directors on Actors
In this workshop, directors will discuss all areas of working with actors and why they love them. We'll cover what they look for in casting, the best ways to communicate on set, and what separates a good actor from a great one.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd E. Freeman

Todd E. Freeman

Jason and Todd Freeman started like many do early in their lives loving to watch movies. Their father, Dale Freeman, showed them 16MM prints of the classics from every genre you can  imagine. Before the days of audio-commentary, Dale would stand up in front of the portable screen... Read More →
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Jason Freeman

Jason and Todd Freeman started like many do early in their lives loving to watch movies. Their father, Dale Freeman, showed them 16MM prints of the classics from every genre you can  imagine. Before the days of audio-commentary, Dale would stand up in front of the portable screen... Read More →
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Mischa Webley

Mischa is the award-winning writer/director behind the feature film festival hit, The Kill Hole, which stars Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up, Black Panther), Tory Kittles (True Detective) and Billy Zane (Titanic). The film premiered in 2013 and is currently playing on cable and online... Read More →
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James Westby

Called "a wizard of concision and a master of discomfort" by the New York Times, James Westby is an independent filmmaker from Portland, OR. He writes, directs, and edits provocative films with economical budgets and no compromises. And big laughs! And discomfort.  Westby-made features... Read More →


Sunday September 6, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209