Community Class: How to Create a Digital Series on a Shoestring Budget
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About the Event
Keith Powell has taken everything he’s learned as an actor on high-budget episodic productions (such as 30 Rock and The Newsroom), modified it, and applied it to creating a successful micro-budget web series. And he did all this without breaking the bank and while keeping his sanity intact (well, kind of). And being the kind of guy he is, now Keith wants to share this knowledge with you.
Keith will teach you the building blocks toward creating an artistically successful series without stretching your budget. You will walk away with all the tools necessary to help you during development, pre-production, production, post-production and even distribution. Most importantly, you will learn how - even with the glut of web series available online and within the market - you can make a product that stands out above the noise (and there definitely is noise!)
KEITH POWELL (Writer/Director) was a series regular on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning sitcom 30 ROCK, where he received a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award. Prior to 30 ROCK, Powell was the Producing Artistic Director of Contemporary Stage Company in Wilmington, DE for four seasons, where he produced and/or directed plays starring Lynn Redgrave, Keith David, Jasmine Guy, Richard Easton and Sean Patrick Thomas. As a writer/director, his web series KEITH BROKE HIS LEG (Indie Series Award for Best Comedy), and his short films SOPHIE’S QUINCEAÑERA (starring Bashir Salahuddin and Ana Ortiz), PEOPLE WE MEET (starring Scott Adsit and Frederick Weller), NATE & ABE (with voice talents Alyssa Milano, Robert Ben Garant, Aubrey Plaza, David Wain, and Rachel Dratch), and PILLOW TALK have played in festivals like Santa Barbara Film Festival, Raindance, San Luis Obispo, RiverRun (where he won the SPARK Award), LA Shorts Fest, American Black FF, New York Television Fest, and SeriesFest. He co-wrote and produced the feature film MY NAME IS DAVID (Newport Beach FF, distributed by RLJ Entertainment), and has developed projects with HBO, Warner Brothers, Sony Television, MTV, Film 44, Broadway Video, YouTube, Springhill Entertainment, and Crackle. He is currently writing a feature film for Film 44 and HBO Films, and this past season he made his episodic directing debut with an episode of the NBC sitcom SUPERSTORE. www.powelltothepeople.net
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