Filmtech’s 3-hour workshops give you
Filmtech’s 3-hour workshops give you an overview of various parts of the filmmaking process and serve as an introduction to the longer classes and programs we offer.
Screenwriting, Camera Operation, Sound Gathering, Lighting, Editing, Production Assisting, Location Scouting, Casting Calls, Make-up.
Enroll in one or more of these sessions to start honing your skills and get formal professional training in some of the many aspects of film and video production.
All workshops are designed for the low-budget independent filmmaker.
$25 in advance. $30 at the door.
Year Around Event (2017)
2019 S. JUNIPER ST Philadelphia, PA 19148
Hosting & Spokesperson Class with Emmy-award
Hosting & Spokesperson Class
with Emmy-award Winning Broadcaster Rich Henkels
Hands-on attention is given to students looking to learn the skills of this quickly growing trade of hosting. Many acting jobs require a professional delivery of a spokesperson or hosting personality. There is an abundance of work in the Philadelphia market for cable TV, podcasts, commercials, industrial films, and much more! 70% of the work here is for Hosting and Spokesperson roles. Why not tap into it by learning the skills on how to host a TV segment or promote a product/service.
This class will provide insight into the industry, and help you develop your own on-camera personality and interview technique. Find out how to earn a living in the entertainment industry by just being yourself and developing your own style. Learn the methods to read from teleprompter (most acting jobs today require this skill).
Monday’s November 27, December 4, 11, 18
6:30 PM – approximately 9 PM
AGE: 18 +
FEE: $299 + ($20 admin fee)
November 27 (Monday) 6:30 pm - December 18 (Monday) 9:00 pm
Kathy Wickline Casting
1080 North Delaware Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125
At long last, QUEST is
At long last, QUEST is coming to theaters! Hometown opening in Philadelphia is on Friday, Dec 1st.
Show times at 1:10 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 9:45 pm daily thru Wednesday December 6th.
Theater Appearances: Director Jonathan Olshefski, producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon and the Rainey family will appear in person for the Fri., Dec. 1st 7:00 pm post-screening Q&A and 9:45 pm pre-screening introduction; Sat., Dec. 2nd 7:00 pm post-screening Q&A and 9:45 pm pre-screening introduction; and the Sun., Dec. 3rd 1:10 pm post-screening Q&A.
Tickets available at https://
Student and group rates available.
About the film:
Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, QUEST chronicles the life of a North Philadelphia family for almost a decade. Chris “Quest” Rainey, and Christine’a “Ma Quest,” raise a family and run a hip-hop recording studio in their basement. All are welcome in this creative sanctuary, but it still can’t shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Epic in scope, QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.
Starring Christopher “Quest” Rainey, Christine’a MaQuest Rainey. Directed by Jonathan Olshefski. Produced by Sabrina Schmidt-Gordon. Edited by Lindsay Utz. Composer Todd Griffen.
1 (Friday) 1:10 pm - 21 (Thursday) 11:40 pm
Ritz at the Bourse
400 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
This must attend meeting will
This must attend meeting will cover how to get your videos more play online. Learn how to improve your online presence with Search Engine Optimization(SEO), social media and other online tools. Followed by a panel discussion where experts will take your questions.
-Drive Traffic to your website
-Use Social Media Platforms to improve video view counts
-Easy to implement SEO tips
Matthew Baron has been studying advertising and marketing for 22 years. Starting at Northeastern University then working on Madison Avenue for consumer food brands. He worked on commercial and movie productions for RSA Films, Scott Free, and Bruckheimer Productions. Then dedicating himself to the study of search engines in marketing, working on the search within the websites of Petsmart.com and Dell.com.
David McManus, Avanti Vision
David is the Chief Digital Officer at Avanti Vision which is a digital marketing agency helping businesses dominate their competition by leveraging video, SEO, and inbound video marketing techniques. David is designer and developer in which he oversees video production and distribution, lead generation campaigns, SEO implementation and web development and design. Prior to becoming a partner in Avanti Vision in 2012, David spent 18 years in broadcast television.He is also lead contributor and founder of TutsGFX.com – the worlds leading training and development site for Vizrt artists and developers.
6-7 PM Networking/Refreshments
7-7:15 Welcome/Host Property Remarks. Screening Room 712
7:15-8:30 Main Presentations
8:30-8:45 Break/Tour Production Facilities
8:45-9:30 Panel Q&A
1528 Sansom St (Between 15th and 16th)
Philadelphia PA 19102
20 S 16th St
Philadelphia PA 19103
See security desk for voucher for parking discount.
Less then two blocks from Regional Rail Penn Center Suburban Station and City Hall Station for Subway and Trolley Lines.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19103
The Black List expanded our
The Black List expanded our Happy Hours for one primary reason: to create social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter’s life. Free hosting coupons to try out the Black List for a month and post your work will be available so ask an organizer for more information.
Come join your fellow writers, directors, actors, producers and entertainment professionals at our Philly happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!
The event is free and open to the public, so spread the word to your writer friends but be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite. The Black List hosts happy hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square.
If you have any questions at all, please contact PhillyBlacklist@gmail.com.
More about the Black List:
The Black List
Organizer of Black List Philadelphia Happy Hour
The Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays, was founded in 2005. Since then, more than 319 Black List scripts have been produced, grossing over $26 billion in box office worldwide. Black List movies have won 51 Academy Awards from 264 nominations, including four of the last nine Best Picture Oscars and ten of the last twenty Best Screenplay Oscars.
In October of 2012, the Black List launched a unique online community where screenwriters make their work available to readers, buyers and employers. Since its inception, it has hosted more than 40,000 screenplays and teleplays and provided more than 65,000 script evaluations. As a direct result of introductions made on the Black List, dozens of writers have found representation at major talent agencies and management companies, as well as sold or optioned their screenplays. In only three years, a half dozen films have been produced from scripts introduced on the website including Golden Globe nominated NIGHTINGALE, starring Dave Oyelowo.
Currently, the Black List hosts over 2,600 scripts for consideration by over 3,500 film industry professionals ranging from agency assistants, to studio and network presidents, to A-list actors and directors.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Black ListPhillyBlacklist@gmail.com
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is thrilled to welcome renowned Philadelphia-based cinematographer and inventor Garrett Brown on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 pm for an educational and entertaining evening where he will discuss his innovations, show clips and examples from projects old and new, and answer questions from the audience. Brown visited BMFI in July and hosted this fascinating program exclusively for industry professionals from across the country. We’re thrilled that we can now bring it to you!
Garrett Brown transformed the process of making motion pictures forever with his breakthrough invention: the Steadicam. Used in scores of beloved films, the revolutionary technology—for which Brown earned an Academy Award for technical excellence in 1978—allows camera operators to move freely while maintaining a stable and steady line of vision for the camera. After creating the original Steadicam in 1972, Brown pioneered dozens of other inventions, including the Mobycam, the Skycam, and the ‘Zeen” Elevated Walker Chair, and holds over 50 patents worldwide.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
The 2018 "Set In Philadelphia"
The 2018 “Set In Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition is Open for Submissions!
December 7 (Thursday) 1:00 am - April 2 (Monday) 1:00 am
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
The Women’s Film Festival and
The Women’s Film Festival and The Philadelphia Women in Film & Television are hosting a Holiday Party!
MadRex will be offering drink specials, food specials and a free Virtual Reality demo.
All those in the film, tv, media arts and theater world are welcome to come…free of charge 🙂
Come meet the people behind the TWFF film festival and those great PWIFT workshops everyone’s talking about!
Free light appetizers will be provided.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mad Rex Restaurant
1000 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125
This workshop is an 3
This workshop is an 3 hour informational group-session class; It is geared to cover the main fundamental components of independent filmmaking and videography. This workshop will cover the basics of cameras, audio recorders, shotgun mics, lighting equipment, screenwriting- formatting, and video editing software. The class will be lead by lecturing and demonstrations, giving you an overview-summary of independent and low-budget filmmaking. The primary focus of this workshop is to give you a quick and effective outline on the main basic components of digital-cinema. After enrolling in this course, you will have a better understanding in the area of study that you would like pursue in future workshops. (We offer more in depth camera, audio, lighting, screen-writing-formatting and editing workshops. ) To enroll in this exciting workshop, click the yellow “add to cart” button. Feel Free to contact us at anytime.
Location: CEC Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave. Phila. PA 19104 –
Time: Sat. Dec. 9 from 11-2PM
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3500 Lancaster Ave. Phila. PA 19104