MPA film production workshop programme in Singapore

Hong Kong/Singapore – The Motion Picture Association (MPA) will take its annual Film Production Workshop to Singapore this year from 11-12 November 2008. The two-day workshop is targeted towards film students in Singapore and aims to equip budding filmmakers with practical knowledge of feature film production. The workshop will cover topics including techniques in pitching, script writing, storyboarding and the business aspects of filmmaking like marketing and distribution of movies and ancillary products. The workshop is led by experienced filmmakers from Hollywood: Ira Deutchman (chief executive of Emerging Pictures and associate professor in the Graduate Film Division at Columbia University), Ramon Menendez (writer-director of Stand and Deliver) and Tom Musca (writer-producer of Stand and Deliver). Additionally, Daniel Yun (CEO of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures) and Australian TV producer Stephen Jenner will share their Singaporean and Australian perspectives in film and TV production. There will also be a pitching session for students and the most outstanding student will be offered an opportunity to intern with Mediacorp Raintree Pictures. “We are delighted to host and to organise the Film Production Workshop in Singapore this year as we have been doing in other parts of the region and world. The MPA’s goal in organising these workshops is to help to provide aspiring filmmakers with the necessary business know-how as they continue to develop creative projects that will be pivotal to the continued growth of the film industry,” said Mike Ellis, president and managing director, Asia-Pacific for the MPA. Note: MPA Film Production Workshop 2008 will take place at the National Library Singapore, on 11-12 November 2008 from 9am to 5:30pm. The workshop is supported by the Singapore Film Commission. Interested participants (film students aged 17 years and above) will be required to submit a short synopsis of themselves (background in film / film studies) and one film idea (concept/area of interest). More information on the workshop is available at www.mpa-i.org



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