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Film Industry Training Course to be Held March 10-11

March 5, 2018
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A two-day seminar on the behind-the-scenes aspects of film production will be held March 10 and 11, covering topics ranging from on-set responsibilities to safety requirements to script breakdown. The film industry training courses are held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The hands-on seminar,  hosted by Film Industry Training Seminars LLC of Atlanta, Ga., will be held at Michael Alberini’s Restaurant in Boardman. Each participant will be given a 250-page manual to keep.

The course will focus on the director’s team and how to work within the assistant directing department, said Kenny Chaplin, founder and owner of Film Industry Training Seminars, in a release.

“Emerging and veteran directors must understand the intricacies of their team to be effective leaders. Producers, office staff, cast and crew should have a basic understanding of how other departments operate and make it possible for them to focus on the single job they’ve been hired to do – be it acting, camera, lighting, set decoration, props, catering, stunt and special/visual effects, costume, make-up, etc,” he said. “Anyone interested or working in entertainment or broadcast will gain valuable insights and knowledge from this seminar.”

Chaplin is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Directors Guild of Canada, working on projects including “The Thin Red Line,” “Body of Lies,” and “Judging Amy.”

Other topics will include pre-production and production duties of those on assistant directing teams, processing and choreography of background extras and film set protocol.

Registration is available here. Tickets are $100 for general tickets, $200 for premium tickets – which include preferred searing and dinner with Chaplin – $50 for veterans and those in the military, and $85 for students.

For more information, email or call 1 877 919 3487.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.