Talk to a panel of AGRtists who have learned to navigate the Film Festival Circuit and learn the secrets, tricks and pitfalls to Film Festival Success!
Date: Saturday, April 15th 2017
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Ages 13 and up
About this class:
Come meet with a panel of AGRtists who have successfully navigated the Film Festival Circuit. From earning International acclaim with multiple awards, to appearing at Cannes Film Festival, these AGRtists are ready to share their secrets and pitfalls to what makes a film a successful submission or why it might land on the rejected list. Join us for an informative evening and get started on your own Film Festival Circuit Success!
Wait List Policy
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Meet the panelists
Danielle Guldin has appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Unforgettable, Gotham, Mating, and the feature film Almost Mercy, amongst many other titles. Her short film, "The Weekend," which she co-wrote/co-produced/starred in, has earned her three Best Actress awards from New York International Film Festival, Chain NYC Film Festival, and Auckland Film Festival, among 6 total nominations. She studies privately with Jennifer Gelfer and is a member of MN Acting Studio.
Janel Tanna is a SAG-AFTRA actress, producer and writer in NYC. She has trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute as well as a year of Meisner small group at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She has worked bicoastal in both the production and artistic sides. Acting is her primary passion however at times she feels the need to tell a story. She also enjoys bringing together talent and the aspects of a production, while overseeing a vision with new interpretations adding something unique to the initial plan. She has screened on both the East and West coast as well as internationally in Switzerland. Her film has received 24 nominations and 12 wins to date for our film including Best Actress (5), Best supporting actor, best supporting actress, Best film, Best female music score, Best screenplay, IIFC Excellence in Screenwriting, Audience Choice Award.
"I learned so much producing Sienna's Choice, as I feel there is a steep learning curve. I decided to take on the challenge of the 72 hour AGR challenge to push myself into getting something done that quickly. A wise mentor and director of Sienna's Choice Linda Palmer has often told me getting a film complete is a huge accomplishment once you have an idea."
Tonya Canady is a producer, actor, opera singer, writer, director and voiceover artist. Tonya produced 7 short films in 2016 where she made her directorial and writing debut. She attended the Festival de Cannes as a producer in 2016 with the production company, Greta Joanne Entertainment. The owner and CEO is HRH Princess Angelique Monét. Tonya’s most recent credits include a Netflix pilot to be released later this year, Shades of Blue and Bull. She just completed a short film, Not Your Call, written and produced by Michelle F. Hartley that has recently been accepted in to several film festivals with the intention of turning in to a feature film. Tonya completed her BA in Music at Syracuse University and a 2 year acting program at William Esper Studio with Bill Esper. TonyaCanady.com
Jen Lyon is a theatrically trained NYC actress who was happily accepted at two International film festivals with her first attempt at filmmaking with “I’m Listening.” Now she is working her way backwards and learning the trials and tribulations of the film festival circuit after jumping into the deep end. “I want to have our community share their expertise and knowledge with each other so other first time filmmakers can feel confident in submitting their work on the circuit. They are producing great pieces and need to be seen but it can be intimidating.”
Jen is excited to act as moderators to bring this panel of Actor’s Green Room Artists together who have all become experts within the film festival circuit due to their drive, talent and celebrated successes!