Actors, screenwriters, producers, and independent filmmakers will share their insights, their experiences, and their thoughts on what makes a great film in a series of presentations at the University Club of Albany.
The Spring Filmmakers Forum, titled “And … ACTION!” is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, and all sessions will be open to the public. The series is co-sponsored by the Lark Street BID and the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau/Albany Film Commission
Each session in the series will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with a networking reception from 6:00 – 7 p.m. (cash bar) and the presentation commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Scheduled sessions are:
- Tuesday, April 10 - Thomas Mercer will share insights and lessons learned while producing his cinematic documentary on the military career of Benedict Arnold in his talk “Bringing the Past to Life – American General: Benedict Arnold.”
- Tuesday, April 24 - Mike Camoin and Larry Jackson will discuss a film the former has in production, Grazing Miss Albany, and the hit 1988 film Mystic Pizza, for which Jackson served as studio executive in charge of production, in their talk on “Filmmaking as an Economic Engine.”
- Tuesday, May 1 - Rich Lounello will discuss the challenges and opportunities of life as a professional actor in a small market, his work on the WMHT-produced 2011 documentary William Kennedy’s Prohibition and his award-winning short film The Loop in his talk, “A Sense of Place.”
The cost is $10 per session, a subscription to all 3 is available for $25, and light fare will be provided at each event. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151.
The University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.