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Acting & Producing for Film and Television Workshop Scheduled

The Visiting Artist Program continues its series of film production workshops with Acting and Producing for Film and Television.

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Hilo native Kristina Anapau will lead a full day workshop on Acting and Producing for Film and Television. The workshop will be held at The Palace Theater in Hilo with registration starting at 8:30 am and going to 4:30 pm. This workshop is designed for island residents looking for professional level training in the areas of acting and producing with the aim to further careers in these areas, or for those seeking a broader understanding of motion picture production and how these skill sets relate to the entire production process.

Kristina Anapau is an actress, writer, and producer with over 20 years’ experience in the motion picture and television industry. In this full day workshop, Kristina shares her knowledge in the realms of both acting and producing. In the acting portion, she will cover training, marketing, getting an agent, audition techniques, working on set, and will set aside some time for participant cold readings and critiques. The producing section will include selecting and development of material, packaging your project, getting financing, budgeting, physical production, and distribution.

Anapau has had leading roles in features and television, including “Black Swan,” “True Blood,” “Grimm,” “Anger Management,” Cruel Intentions 3,” “Cursed,” “The Glades,” “House,” “Monk,” “CSI NY,” and many more. She first stepped behind the camera in 2013, co-producing the thriller “5 Souls,” and recently completed “Kuleana,” a mystery drama on which she served as executive producer. This independent feature film, shot in Hawaii, has been a smash audience and critical success at several prestigious film festivals including, Audience Choice—Maui Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature—San Antonio Film Festival, Best Feature—Tribal Film festival, Audience Choice—Santa Cruz Film Festival, and it was a rave audience favorite at the most recent Hawaii International Film Festival. Also, Kristina is the creator and executive producer of “The John Kerwin Kids’ Show, a Tonight show for kids,” which airs nationwide on DirecTV.

So, if you have an interest in pursuing careers in the areas of acting for film and television or producing or want to gain a deeper understanding of how the motion picture business works, then this is a workshop for you. Students; $15, SAG–$20, General Public–$25. Light breakfast refreshments and a pizza lunch are included with the registration fee. Call 808-464-4379 or email johnmasonkona@gmail.com with questions or to register. Information can also be found on the web site of the Hawaii Island Film Office: www.hawaiiislandfilm.com.

This program is sponsored by the Hawaii Island Film Office, Department of Research and Development, County of Hawaii. It is the second in a series of film production workshops planned for 2018 as part of the Film Office’s Visiting Artist Program, an initiative to provide training and workforce development in the areas of film and media production to island residents.

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