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WIFVNE PA workshop at Mystic Film Fest

  • 21 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Mystic Aquarium Milne Center, CT 06605

What do you need to know to get that first job on a film set? Alecia Orsini walks you through some of the lingo, gear, and best practices for becoming a production assistant.

Do you know how to properly wrap a cable? Fly in a pancake? Or lock up a set? When should you expect to be paid and how much? Review set safety concerns to protect yourself and other crew members. Learn all about this and more, and a few lucky participants will get to prove that they have what it takes.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring writing materials for note taking.

Advanced registration is required! Sign up here!

Alecia Orsini is an award winning Director, Producer and multi-media professional with 15+ years experience working in the film industry.

She is a prominent voice in the region's film community as President Emeritus of Women in Film and Video of New England. She’s a staunch advocate, utilizing her experience and platform to amplify the voices of the underserved within the film industry such as women of color and members of the LGBTQI+ communities. In 2012 she was named one of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 for her volunteer work & entrepreneurship and in 2019 she was named an Imagineer for her service to the film industry by Imagine Magazine. Aside from her professional work Alecia is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, enjoys driving a stick shift and is the proud mother of a rambunctious 5 year old, and a bright eyed 1 year old.

The 6th Annual Mystic Film Festival returns to in person only programming this year at local venues from October 19-22 featuring new short and feature-length documentary and narrative films from around the world, a screenwriting competition, filmmakers’ workshops, industry events, and panel discussions. 

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