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Promoting Yourself, Your Music, and Your Film
Florida Film Works Program Panelists
Hear and interact with industry experts on how to promote yourself as an actor, your music as a composer, or your film project, as a filmmaker.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
This event is geared more to those with an interest in Arts, particularly film and music. The talks will revolve mostly on how actors and would-be talent can best promote themselves; as well as how musicians and composers can achieve greater distribution of their music, and lastly, how filmmakers can achieve higher odds of getting into Film Festivals and gaining exposure for their films.
Following the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask any of the panelists about subjects that concern YOU, your career or your arts-related business.
TIM ANDERSON has worked in the entertainment industry since 1996. Currently he is the Programming Coordinator for the Florida Film Festival and the Enzian Theater—which was named the “Coolest Movie Theater in Florida” by Cosmopolitan Magazine. The Florida Film Festival is accredited as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Live Action, Documentary, and Animated Short film categories and was named one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2022 and one of the “40 Great Festivals to Find Your Film a Home (October 2022) by Moviemaker Magazine. Prior to his work with Enzian and the FFF, he produced award-winning shorts and music videos, co-hosted and co-produced the Indie Cinema Showcase for Orange TV, and was a freelance writer for Tribune Co., Amazon.com, Film Threat, Fangoria, and for 8-years at Bloody-Disgusting.com
Award-Winning Actor, Musician, and Coach. Principal, Book From Tape
As an Acting Coach, Jordan translates his theatrical training for Film and TV actors, empowering them to get into their bodies and out of their heads. He trains his actors (ages 6-76) to harness impulse as a tool, to trust their guts, to work on their feet, to break rules, and, overall, to make bold choices that make a lasting impression through tape. Actors who work with Jordan are taught techniques by Jerzy Grotowski, Laban, Viewpoints, Harold Guskin, and others from his personal Actor’s Tool Box.
Co-Owner, Program Director, Truthful Acting Studios
Marco DiGeorge’s love for teaching and the arts has led him to the various endeavors he is involved with today, including Co-Founder and Teacher at Truthful Acting Studios, Adjunct Professor with the UCF Film Program, Producer at Doctrine Creative, and Artistic Director of Theater On The Edge, where he has implemented his unique style of Cinematic Theater. Marco is an acclaimed actor and director in the central Florida community, and he works in both theater and film.
WILL COVINGTON is currently Chairperson of Orange Technical College Music Department Advisory Board; Founder of So You Want Your Name In Lights Youth Mentoring Program (501c3 non-profit organization); and since 2011, member of Valencia College Sound & Music Technology Program Advisory Committee in Orlando, Florida. Over his 50+ year music career, Will began as a freelance professional drummer/performer with the Ink Spots, James Brown, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Betty Wright, Raw Soul Express, and toured with The Commodores, The Chi-Lites, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Roy Ayers, and more. He organized and was drummer with Miami’s OMARi Band when he produced their first international hit single, “After Loving You” in 1983. Then in 1985, his drumming skills gained the attention of Blues icon, B B King; who hired him to record Kings’ entire 50th Anniversary album, the Grammy-Award “Six Silver Strings’ project for MCA Records. Afterwards, Will spent many studio hours producing for scores of clients who include Russian famous artist Li Li; Country music artist Chris Martin; Rock music artists Zeg, Petey & Ravins, and Scott Vervill; hip/hop artists Omeez and Peezy & LaLa, Pastor Joan Brightharp (New York), Poet Alonzo McClain (Miami), Deadbolt Revival (Leesburg), R&B artists Nina Skyy and Ariee, and Orlando-based Gospel artists Darwin “D-Brass” Brascomb, Minister Ed Brown, Jr (Notorious Praise), Gospel Daytonaires, Deadbolt Revival (Leesburg,FL), Gwen Covington; and three So You Want Your Name In Lights Gospel Showcase Winners: Jamarien Moore (who subsequently became BET Sunday’s Best Finalist/Season 5), Titus Lennon (Lakeland, FL), and Bernardette Miles (Deland, FL). Will’s film song credits include the movies, Clarinet (“Get Up, Get Freaky”); Lucky (“Funk Track Instrumental”); and HBO/TV series, Winning Line (“Get Up, Get Freaky”). His numerous accolades include recipient of “We Care” gold-record plaque for co-producing this song that generated sales over 500,000 units and raised funds for Ethiopian refugees support; City of Orlando Police Citizen Service Award, President Barack Obama Community Service Award, Underground Music Association Worldwide 2020 “Micheal Robinson Leadership Award”, and Orlando Urban Film Festival (2022) Life & Legacy Award. His 43- year marriage to Gwen (Realtor/Gospel Recording Artist/Events Specialist) procreated one son, Omari, (artist/composer/music producer) and three grandchildren.
The event is FREE to the public, though we greatly appreciate donations of any amount so we can bring more of these programs to you.
Learn more by visiting our website at https://independentfilmmakers.org/florida-film-works/.
The Organization of Independent Filmmakers is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote participation in the Cultural Arts, specifically film. The organization provides FREE or low-cost programs that educate, engage and offer opportunities to anyone wishing to increase their experience in Film Arts.
Admission is FREE, though donations are welcome so that we may bring more programs like this to local communities.
By registering via Eventbrite.com, we can estimate the number of guests to expect and it allows you the option to donate as little as $1.00 to us.
Eventbrite may ask for a minimal donation amount when registering. We suggest a $5.00 donation to help us offset venue and program costs. Thank you.
This event is open to the public. Walk-ins welcome.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
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There will be food and beverage available for purchase at the venue.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start to ensure your order will be ready by the time the session begins.
1300 S Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
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