Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tucson: FilmWest Professional Filmaking Workshop Series - PA Workshop

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From: Bill Kersey []
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Subject: FilmWest Professional Filmaking Workshop Series - PA Workshop

The FilmWest Professional Filmmaking Workshop Series Production Assistant
Workshop - June 17, 2006

Registration begins at 9am; Workshop hours are 10am-6pm
Location: Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Road in Tucson, Arizona

A boot camp style workshop taught by experienced working professionals
within the Arizona production community and designed to provide
comprehensive training in the duties performed by professional Production
Assistants in Film and Television.

If you want to work on a film set or be involved in television production
this workshop is an excellent beginning. Great for students and people
exploring a career change, it is also an excellent opportunity for
professional Production Assistants who wish to upgrade their skills.

- Acquire professional skill-sets to prepare you for a working position on a
Film or Television production.
- Learn production protocols and set hierarchy.
- Learn what "departments" are, and how they work together.
- Understand who hires people to work on shows and how to contact them.
- Learn how to find and apply for jobs in Feature Film, Television,
Webcasting, Photo Shoots, News, Sports, and Special Events.
- Meet and form relationships with professionals and peers.
- Experience it all against the backdrop of the famous, historic Old Tucson

- Professional instruction from experienced production personnel currently
working in the Film and Television industry.
- Networking opportunities with other Arizona production professionals.
- Hands-on experience with production forms and paperwork, radio protocol
and safety on the set.
- A handbook containing the workshop curriculum, industry contact
information and 1,698 set survival tips.

$75.00 which includes lunch and curriculum materials (and 473 years of
accumulated wisdom).
Early-Bird Discount: $65.00 if you register by June 9, 2006 Members of
Tucson Film Society, IFASA, APA and Students are eligible for a special
discounted rate of $65.00.

Register online at

For further information contact:
Gregg Rosenberg at or 520.883.0100 x265, or Paul
Stapleton-Smith at 520.203.8519.
Signups are limited to keep the instructor to student ratios low. All
registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

- Gregg Rosenberg, Production Coordinator for Old Tucson Studios
- Dick Fisher, Producer/Director/DP/Editor
- Paul Stapleton-Smith, Writer/Director/ Producer

Advisory Panel:
Michelle Hartly, Tim Gassen, Patrick Roddy, Peggy Johnson

Karen Morrow, Frances Causey, Bill Kersey, Rogelio Garcia

The Loft, Old Tucson, FilmWest Productions, IFASA, Adhara Media

The FilmWest Professional Filmmaking Workshop Series is endorsed and
sponsored by groups and individuals who believe that the secure future of
motion picture productions in Arizona requires a trained and skilled local

Assistant Director Workshop - June 24, 2006 Registration begins at 9am;
Workshop hours are 10am-6pm
Location: Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Road in Tucson, Arizona
Reservations are now being accepted. Featuring Directors Guild of America
instructors, this workshop is designed for working professionals who desire
continuing education as well as entry-level job seekers. Attendees will
learn the production skills necessary to perform job duties supporting the
Director Department during pre-production and production.

In the interest of providing the Arizona workforce with the best production
job training opportunities possible, we are exploring the addition of the
following proposed workshops. Please tell us of your interests and needs by
emailing us at

- Grip and Electric Workshop: A hands-on, boot camp style introduction to
grip equipment and lighting skills. Perfect for entry-level technicians and
people who wish to cross-train in this important department.
- HD/HDV Camera Workshop
- Green Screen Techniques and Tips
- Location Sound and Boom Operator
- Production Office Management
- Introduction to Stunts and Managing Stunt Services
- Video and Audio Villages on Set and Location
- Introduction to Craft Services/Transportation/Location Services

We are actively seeking interested sponsors for future workshops. Please
contact Gregg Rosenberg at 520.883.0100 x265 or Frances Causey at

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