1089 W. 1700 S., Suite G, Syracuse, UTMay 13th, 2015 8:00pm Production Management & Understanding Production RolesLearn – Script Breakdown, Budgeting, Scheduling, Who’s Who on-set
Mentor: Aaron Merrell – Aaron Merrell began his media career in the early days of DreamWorks Animation, working for the producers of Prince of Egypt. He has since worked on numerous feature films at The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and cineFinance, contributing to such films as Holes, Lars and the Real Girl, Death at a Funeral, and many more. He has a solid understanding and balance of story, production, and interpersonal relations. He is currently working as a senior producer for the LDS Publishing Services Department in Salt Lake City, Utah where he lives with his wife and four sons.
May 20th, 2015 8:00pm Director & Creative Team in Pre-productionLearn – Pre-Visualization Techniques, Communicating Vision and Building your Creative TeamMentor: Blair Treu – is a film director and producer. He is known for such films as Little Secrets and Wish Upon a Star with Katherine Heigl. His work in television has included Power Rangers, Real Families, Real Answers, and more recently Granite Flats for BYU TV. Treu wrote and directed Meet the Mormons, a feature-length documentary produced by the LDS Church that was released nationwide in October 2014. He graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 1985.
Mentor: Quinn Orr
Quinn Orr is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has written/produced/directed over 350 films over his 30-year career., mostly with the LDS church. He has produced media in 25 different countries and has lectured on Filmmaking and the creative process in Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas Texas, and London England. He holds a Masters degree from BYU, is a published author, and lives in Farmington Utah.
June 3rd, 2015 8:00pm
Casting – Who is going to tell your story on-screen?
Learn – Casting process, Audition techniques, Coaching performance
Mentor: Alisa Anglesey. Alisa has worked as a full-time Casting Director since 2000. She is also an award-winning director of short-films and writes feature-length screenplays in her spare time. (Which is actually supposed to be sleep-time, but who’s counting?) Alisa earned her B.A. in Communications, Film & Acting from Brigham Young University and has worked on hundreds of productions (mostly for the LDS Church) over the span of her career. Someone once asked, “How many auditions have you seen?” The answer? “Frankly, I stopped counting around 15,000,” she said, “and that was a few years ago. I’ve also lost count of how many projects I’ve worked on.” She has appeared as a guest speaker for acting classes and auditioning workshops throughout the country. Her current aspiration is to produce and direct one of her own feature-length screenplays as an independent film.
June 10th, 2015 8:00pm
Locations and AD Team – Preparing to Shoot
Where are you going to tell your story? Are your Prepared for Production Day One?
Learn – the importance of the AD Team, Call Sheets, On-set Operations
Mentor: Marshall Moore. Marshall Moore first came to Utah 21 years ago as a location manager for the ABC mini-series The Stand, and then on to an 8 year run as the Supervising Location Manager for the CBS television series Touched By An Angel.
Marshall’s credits include work for Warner Brothers, CBS Television, Leucadia Film Corp., ABC Television, Hollywood Pictures, HBO, M.G.M., Universal Television., Showtime, New World Pictures, and Cannon Films. Projects included Everwood (2002), Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) and Of Mice Men (1992)
Marshall recently served for seven years as The Director Of The Utah Film Commission and during his tenure received numerous accolades and recognitions including P3 Update Magazine: Top 10 places to film in the U.S., Variety magazine Best Film Office Support and Envision Utah’s Common Good Award for enhancing Utah’s image throughout world. Marshall received the 2011 Utah Entertainment & Choice Award for Contribution to the Arts and the 2014 Barry E. Wallace Citizenship Award at The Filmstock Film Festival. Marshall has overseen the production of over 140 film and television projects that have utilized the Utah Motion Picture Incentive Program since 2004 including High School Musical, 127 Hours, John Carter and The Lone Ranger.
Marshall lives in American Fork, Utah and recently returned to work in the Utah film industry working on the BYUTV/PBS television series Granite Flats.