A&F Conference Thinking Outside the Box

Venue: A&F Conference

Location: New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2005 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2005
Registration Date: Mar 25, 2005
Early Registration Date: Mar 18, 2005
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ROBERT HARRIS (Actor) March 25-26
Robert Harris played "Old Man Cadwell" in the motion picture "Cabin Fever." Mr. Harris has also signed to reprise his role in "Cabin Fever 2." He will be speaking on his life as an actor and how he got where he is today. There will be time for open questions and comments. Actors will have the opportunity to audition in front of Mr. Harris, who will help teach and critique them to presenting themselves in a better manner, and bring the actor out in a more realistic efficient way.

FRANCINE DECOURSEY (Casting Director/Producer/Writer) March 26

“So you want to be in the movies." Learn the “tricks of the trade” of ‘Getting the Audition’ to ‘Landing the Role’ from a Casting Director for feature films, television episodic, commercials, music videos, etc. Audition tips, do’s & don’ts, head shots & resumes, Required training & experience, ‘owning the room,’ Auditioning for Camera, Cold-reading techniques…A must for aspiring actors! DeCoursey will be also touching on "Career opportunities in the film industry." Actors will have the opportunity to a mock audition in front of Francine DeCoursey, she will then tell the actor/actress his/her strong and weak parts of their auditions. Francine has worked on projects such as "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Weeds," "When we were Colored," "Touched by and Angel," "Twilight Zone," "Freedom Song," "My Life is Idlewild," "Black Dog," "Days that Shook the World," and a lot more! There will be time for open questions and comments.

TRACY WILLIAMS (Actor/Motivational Speaker) March 25
Tracy William played for the Harlem Globe-Trotters and is currently a reoccurring actor (Bruce) on the WB Television series "One Tree Hill." Mr. William will be speaking on his struggles on becoming what he wanted to do in life. Tracy is a gifted motivated speaker, helping to re-spark the fire in ones life to continue and never give up on one's dream. There will be time for open questions and comments.

BOB WAGNER (Motivational Speaker) March 25-26

Bob Wagner is gifted in motivating people to think outside the box. His Practical way of thinking helps people to attain levels in life they never thought were possible. Mr. Wagner challenges and equips people to become all they were created to be and to stop accepting defeat. "If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat!" Bob will show you how to apply simple techniques in your life and career that will help you reach your goals. There will be time for open questions and comments.

BARBARA DAVIS (Producer/Writer) Zephyr Productions March 25

“There are many pieces to the “Production puzzle”, the making of a movie, whether a 9 minute short or a 90 minute feature. I’ll be sharing some pearls for Writers and Producers regarding this “puzzle”, from the creation of a script & characters, to marketing. The best pearls are those that you can apply, and you can’t get them from a book.”

Davis, a published writer living in Greensboro, NC, is author of ten original screenplays, a children’s book, and a novel-in-progress, based on her original screenplay about Charlemagne, “Divine Obsession.” She has produced numerous short films, two of those made in San Francisco, award-winning. Upon her arrival in the Triad, from her home city, San Francisco , Davis founded The Writers Center (offices on Guilford College campus), which evolved into NC Writers’ Network. Davis has served as Editor for five anthologies of NC writers published by The Greensboro Group, and, has also published poetry in various literary journals and anthologies. Recently she won the 2004 Charlotte Writers Elizabeth Simpson Smith Award for her short story, “The Sheer Desire to be Splendid.” She has worked as teacher, an actor, a bank-teller, a gardener, a chef, a poet, columnist-film-reviewer, (created Cinephile), screenwriter, and Producer. Davis brings a sharp focus to the art & business of filmmaking.


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