Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
Launched in 1999 to train writers in the craft of screenwriting, Act One has evolved to include a producing program as well. The organization currently has over seven hundred alumni -- writers and producers -- working throughout the entertainment industry.
“We have created a program that is uniquely designed to keep Christians competitive in the marketplace. In addition, the program will help them navigate this complex industry as they live out their faith in Hollywood,” says Christina Lee Storm, Act One’s Executive Director.
Christina, a working producer, recently released a short documentary titled LIFE AFTER PI. The film shines a spotlight on the current state of the Visual Effect community in Hollywood and is part of a bigger project titled HOLLYWOOD ENDING. Since it’s release on YouTube, the film has hit over 700,000 views.
For those looking to start a career in film or television, Act One’s two training tracks are the ideal place to start.
Act One’s Writing for Film and Television Program is an intense and rewarding experience for emerging and experienced screenwriters alike. For ten weeks, on Saturdays, students are guided through workshops covering structure, character, plot, dialogue, theme, meaning and more. Working writers, producers and agents are brought in to teach and advise students not only on the craft, but how to have a balanced, vibrant spiritual life as well.
Act One’s Producing and Entertainment Executive Program offers ten weeks of workshops focused on the business and creative side of producing film and television. Producers, executives, and lawyers offer their expertise and industry-know how. They cover topics including development, script coverage, contracts, financing and determining the right projects to shepherd. In addition, students are matched with internships, where they experience what it takes to make film and television shows come to life.
Christian McGuigan, Act One’s new head of Producing and Entertainment Executive Program, and the current Director of Social Action Film Campaigns at Participant Media, says: “I believe that Act One's students and extended community's influence will continue to grow with the industry. As Hollywood expands its global reach and the digital marketplace continues to dominate, the need for the kind of professionally trained, highly skilled writers, producers and executives that Act One is known for producing, will ensure continued positive impact in the future.”
So what are you waiting for? Put your stamp on this culture. Come and spend your summer with Act One. Learn what it takes to make a real difference in Hollywood. Don’t miss out on this life-changing program.