SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The panels and programs for the 2010 Savannah Film Festival have been announced.
The festival runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. The panels and question-and-answer discussions will include designers, cinematographers, writers, directors from the industry's top television and movie studios.
Among those hosting the panels: The dialog, sound, and film editors behind ABC's hit series, "Lost"; Michael Lembeck, the Emmy Award-winning director of "Friends" and the feature films "The In-Laws" and "The Santa Clause 2"; Denise Cramsey, the seven-time Emmy Award-nominated producer of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Trading Spaces"; Carson Kressley, the fashion expert on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the host of 'How to Look Good Naked' and "True Beauty"; Barry Rosenbush, the Emmy Award-winning producer of the "High School Musical" series; Lev Spiro, the director of "Weeds," "Ugly Betty" and "Everybody Hates Chris."
Panels and workshops will include:
• "The Next Big Hit," how to package and sell your idea;
• "The Cable Documentary," how the cable documentary goes from idea to the screen;
• "Getting The Gig," reality TV hosts discuss how to create your brand;
• "Young Director's Forum," advice on going from student director to professional;
• "Casting Director, Actor Agent," advice for aspiring casting directors, agents and actors;
• "Kodak presents STOP BY. SHOOT FILM," Participants can talk to a top cinematographer; learn how to use a 16mm camera; and film and shoot your own scene -- all within two hours.
Panels are $5; $3 for students, seniors and military; and free for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD ID. For more information, visit www.scad.edu/filmfest.