CREATIVE CONFERENCE | Wednesday, April 6, 2016

7 Stages

Cast Me! Cast Me! 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
OPEN CASTING CALL — Are you an actor in the Atlanta area? Want an opportunity to get in front of some of the city's best casting directors and agents? Here's your chance! Atlanta-based principle and extras casting directors will be on hand to meet new faces. Actors should come prepared with a one-minute monologue or pitch about themselves to present in front of the panel.
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A Working Actor: What It Takes
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Atlanta-based actors will have the opportunity to ask some of the hardest working casting directors and agents in our market about the business. Learn what it takes to make it as a working actor during this informative question-and-answer panel.

SAG-AFTRA: Contracts Made Simple
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
UNION PANEL — Are you a filmmaker gearing up to cast your next project? Learn how to maximize your casting potential by making your film a SAG-AFTRA signatory production! Members of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Outreach Committee will be discussing the basics of the low budget contracts and sharing their personal experience as producers with a Q&A at the end.

Plaza Theatre Upstairs

CSX Presents—Stop and Care: Set Safety 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
PRODUCING PANEL — From insurance and permitting to safety meetings and common sense, this panel shares ways to keep the set safe. “Stop and care” is more than just a slogan; it's #setlife.

Produce This 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
PRODUCING PANEL — Producers can spend years on one movie. How do they choose? This panel covers what goes into a "good" project, from story and the director's vision to budget and marketability.

But What’s The Budget? 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
PRODUCING PANEL — Budgeting isn't just about what things cost. How much you can raise? What can the market bear once you sell the movie? Producers discuss how they budget their films

The Art Of Directing
No- & Low-Budget Indies
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
DIRECTING PANEL — Independent filmmakers never have enough money nor time to tell their stories. Short and feature narrative and documentary directors discuss how they "make it work" creatively on no- or low-budget projects.