Thursday, May 15, 2014

PRI Productions 48 Hour Film Project FREE Classes May 22 & 29

The PRI Productions 48 Hour Film Project is fast approaching and we are gearing up with two FREE classes at PRI Productions to help you prepare. On May 22, 6:30 p.m., we’ll present Writing your Screenplay for the 48 with Sharon Y. Cobb. On May 29, 6:30 p.m., we’ll present Prepping for the 48 with Paul Melian and myself. These two events are open to all. So whether you’ve signed up or are still looking for a team, you may attend.

One of the main pieces of feedback from judges each year is that films need more story development. In the short time teams have, many are in such a rush to finish that the storyline suffers. The script is the blueprint of a film and without a solid foundation, the film will fall.

Enter Sharon Y. Cobb, writer of multiple Hollywood screenplays and the author of False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter. In this class, Sharon will discuss structure of the story as well as the various genres that teams may choose for this year’s event. She will also give practical advice about working with time constraints of the 48 HPF since she has written scripts for several teams competing in the 48.

Anyone that has ever attended the PRI Productions 48 Hour Film Project will tell you that Team Somebody Call an Ambulance Productions is a staple that has been in the competition since its beginning. This year they are taking a break so their fearless team leader, Paul Melian, has agreed to offer his words of wisdom on how you can best prepare your team for 48 hours of non-stop, movie making magic at Prepping for the 48. From assigning task to ensuring no one utters the words, “don’t worry we’ll fix it in post,” Paul has several years of experience to pass along to help you to overcome challenges before they happen.

I will be speaking on what the judges are looking for outside of the script to help teams better prepared. After each hour-long class there will be a Q&A to help clear up any concerns for this year’s event. We are looking forward to a great turnout as always and can’t wait to see everyone.

Please RSVP to if you are attending either or both of the events so that we can prepare the proper amount of seating.