Thursday, July 30, 2009
Act One Annual Alumni BBQ and Film Festival
For Immediate Release July 29, 2009 - Act One Training for Hollywood
Act One’s 10th Annual Alumni BBQ and Inaugural Film Festival @ AFI.
WHAT: Join us for Act One’s Annual Alumni BBQ, celebrating our inaugural class of 1999.
This year’s BBQ will be preceded by our first ever Film Festival, including the initial
installment of a year-long community conversation, “What Is an Act One Film? (and TV Show).”
Screenings (10AM & 3:30 PM): Join the students in the 2009 Executive and Writing Programs
in screenings of award-winning features, shorts and network episodes from Act One alumni:
- Clare Sera (WP ’99), Pie ‘n Burger;
- Rob Kirbyson (WP ’04), Ctrl Z;
- Ben Lobato (EP ’06), The Unit;
- Scott Teems (WPNY ’01), That Evening Sun.
Each screening will be followed by Q&A sessions with the writers, directors and producers.
Discussion (1PM): The day will also feature a panel discussion entitled “What Is an Act One Film?"
led by board members: Dean Batali, David McFadzean, Barbara Nicolosi and Chuck Slocum. This will
be the first in a year-long series of Act One community conversations exploring this topic.
BBQ (6:30 PM): The annual Alumni BBQ, celebrating the Class of 1999.
WHEN: August 1, 2009, 10AM – 10PM
WHERE: American Film Institute (AFI), 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 -1657, 323.856.7600
HOW MUCH?: $45 for an All-Day Pass (Two Screenings, Discussion, Lunch & BBQ included)
or $15 per each of the five events. (Seating for the Film Festival is LIMITED, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
WHO CAN ATTEND: The Act One community and the general public.
TO REGISTER: Vicki@actoneprogram.com or call 323-464-0815