PLAINFIELD NJ - Three writers from the popular television show “TALES on BET” will be present at the 2nd Annual Queen City Film Festival (NJ) in Plainfield Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The event, promoted on the organization's website as “FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN : A Screenwriters Panel ” will feature Larry Legend” Spivey, Adam Wiesen and Patrick Coker.
This will be both Coker and Wiesen’s second appearance in Plainfield as they were panelists at the inaugural event in 2018. Patrick Coker is also known for his string of films produced in Plainfield alongside Festival Director Lamar Mackson of Nonstop Show Group, a Plainfield based production company.
The purpose of the event is to tackle the mystery of writing for a major television network and what it takes to succeed in the business. Topics covered will include making deadlines, the value of having an agent, WGA ( Writers Guild of America) membership benefits, and what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive and fickle industry. The panel is designed to engage students interested in the craft as well as more established writers looking for further insight. The panel is designed to be an interactive discussion that will also engage fans of the TV show with Q&A opportunity during the talk back. Tales on BET is Executive Produced by legendary Producer Irv Gotti.
The panel is one of several scheduled as part of the two-day festival touting more than 50 films from over 7 countries. Festival organizers promote “career development for new and established filmmakers” as part of the mission statement and have partnered with Plainfield Public Schools to create the Future Filmmakers Club of Plainfield. Festival activities are will offer a space for fans of cinema to view work from some of the brightest up and coming filmmakers in the country, while simultaneously providing audience development for these projects.
The Future Filmmakers Club is presented by the Plainfield based nonprofit, Queen City Film and Television Workshop, and will provide hands-on training for students interested in careers in film and television production. The free program will offer 20 PPS students, ages 14-18, an 8-month intensive in camera operations, writing, directing, Hair and Makeup for TV, Sound production, producing and production management as well as access to equipment, college advisement, career guidance and job placement. Visiting instructors like Coker, Wiesen and Spivey will also be on hand to provide further guidance towards successful strategies in developing a successful career in film and TV. The program is scheduled to launch on Day 1 of the Festival during the “Jersey Grown” Documentary Screening and Panel at 9am. It will conclude with a public screening of a film collaborations produced by the students at the end of the school year.
Visit www.qcffnj.com for schedule info on the Queen City Film Festival, tickets and passes to other screenings, and general information about the festival. You can also follow the action on social media @queencityfilmfestnj on Instagram and Facebook.
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