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Filmmakers Forum to take place in Hartford, Connecticut August 13th and 14th at the world famous Bushnell Theater

At the Bushnell Filmmakers Forum attend two days of Oscar winners, filmmaking professionals, film screenings and Q/A's.

At the Bushnell Filmmakers Forum attend two days of Oscar winners, filmmaking professionals, film screenings and Q/A's.

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Bushnell Filmmakers Forum

 

Hartford, CT – May 5, 2010 – The first Bushnell Filmmakers Forum (BFF) will be held on the weekend of August 13-14. The BFF will focus on the art, craft and business of filmmaking and provide for intellectual exchange among feature filmmakers of today and tomorrow. Participants include Alex Rose, producer of the Oscar-winning movie Norma Rae; Howard Baldwin, producer of the Oscar-winning movie Ray; literary manager Peter Miller, president of PMA Literary and Film Management, Inc.; George Norfleet Director, Connecticut Film, TV and Digital Media Office; and screenwriting instructor Peter Fox of Tripeg Studios and The Inside Track Screenwriting Workshop. Additional participants are expected. 

Schedule:
The BFF begins Friday evening with cocktails and a meet-and-greet opportunity, followed by a screening of a film (title TBD) followed by a Q&A session.  

The Saturday itinerary features workshops on directing, pitching your screenplay, creating characters, writing a movie for the big screen, a screening of Ray and a Q&A with Howard Baldwin, a screening of Norma Rae and a Q&A with Alex Rose, and a dinner and panel discussion on “The Business of Making the Film.” Saturday also includes optional appointments with literary agents/managers, including Peter Miller.  

Conference Fees On or Before July 15:

$ 50      Friday only (cocktails and screening)
$325      Saturday only (workshops, screenings, and dinner)
$350      Full conference Friday and Saturday

$ 30      Optional: A limited number of literary agent/manager appointments are available on Saturday.   These appointments are available to full conference attendees only. The fee for an agent/manager appointment is in addition to the conference fee. Appointments are granted in the order that registrations are received. 

Screening Only Fees:

(For those who want only to attend the film screenings and post-show Q&A sessions)
$25 each or $60 for all three.

Conference Fees After July 15:

$ 50      Friday only (cocktails and screening)
$375      Saturday only (workshops, screenings, and dinner)
$400      Full conference Friday and Saturday

$ 40      Optional: A limited number of literary agent/manager appointments are available on Saturday.   These appointments are available to full conference attendees only. The fee for an agent/manager appointment is in addition to the conference fee. Appointments are granted in the order that registrations are received. 

Screening Only Fees:

(For those who want only to attend the film screenings and post-show Q&A sessions)
$25 each or $60 for all three.

A registration form and additional details are available at www.bushnell.org. Please check the website for updates. 

About The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

The Bushnell is Connecticut’s premier performing arts center, hosting more than 350 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. The Bushnell is home to two theaters- the historic 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, and the 907-seat Belding Theater, a state-of-the-art performance hall that opened in 2001. The Bushnell’s nationally recognized, award-winning, arts-in-education program, PARTNERS® (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), now in its 17th year, is a cross-community educational effort serving 21 schools and educational organizations in eight districts across Connecticut. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a not-for-profit organization that is proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit our website at www.bushnell.org.

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