We’ve concluded the semester at Film@SFUAD (the new nickname for The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a bit of a mouthful) with the successful launch of Shoot the Stars!, a unique initiative designed to bring name screen acting talent to topline student-written, -directed and -produced short films. I was privileged to shepherd script development and share in the mentoring of electronic press kit and transmedia development as well. (I’m unaware of any other film school in the country that actually does this.)
You can meet the directors here: Katelyn Peer of THE BOSTON POST and Brett Shapiro of MAX DANGEROUS — both students of mine. (And I promise a future promo will feature the screenwriters.)
Check out the Tumblr blogs for THE BOSTON POST and MAX DANGEROUS, as well as Max’s Twitter feed.
Final grades get turned in a couple of days, so it’s a mad rush to read final student scripts — and then on to catching up with industry screeners and studio lot screenings (in L.A.) in order to vote for the annual Writers Guild feature film screenwriting honors.
(Oh yeah, and there’s that paper I need to write for the biennial FATE conference convening in Savannah, Georgia in April.)
Next semester: shepherding the 2013 edition of our Outdoor Vision Fest, and developing scripts for Shoot the Stars! 2013.