Filmmakers, artists, performers, actors and arts organization representatives of all skill levels are invited to attend a free New Heights: Artist Development Workshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
The panel discussion aptly entitled, “The ABC’s of Filmmaking,” will offer filmmakers, independent producers and screenwriters an in-depth, behind-the-scenes insight of the film industry by detailing the business side of production, resources and financing. The workshop will feature Sean Hood, Mark Stolaroff, and Jacques Thelemaque, who will share their filmmaking experience and provide attendees with insight and tools to create films.
Sean Hood is best known for his involvement in horror, action and thriller films. After graduating from film school, Hood’s, “The Dorm,” was purchased by MTV Films/Paramount Pictures in 2000. He has contributed to the NBC horror anthology series, “Fear Itself,” as well as the Showtime horror anthology series, “Masters of Horror.”
Mark Stolaroff is an award-winning producer and co-founder of Antic Pictures. Stolaroff has extensive production experience with serval low budget features and shorts, including production on the Academy Award winning short film, “My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York.”
Jacques Thelemaque is a co-founder and co-president of Filmmakers Alliance and has produced several feature films including, “Within,” “Midnight Movie” and “The Revenant.” His writer-director filmography includes, “The Dogwalker,” “My Last Day on Earth,” “Transaction,” as well as several others.
“The New Heights: Artist Development series, an initiative supported by the Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission, is designed to empower artists, performers and arts organization representatives with valuable tools to expand their knowledge in various fields and increase opportunities for success,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.
For more information about the New Heights series, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Supervisor, Jeff Barber, at (661) 250-3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about this workshop and future events can be found by visiting http://arts.santa-clarita.com/new-heights.