Fulton Films Virtual Fair 2021

Fulton Films Virtual Fair 2021

Fulton Films held the first Annual 2021 RED CARPET Virtual Fair & VIP Reception on October 21- 22.  The FREE two-day hybrid event included trainings, workshops, and panels with television and film executives, experts, and influencers. Learn more about the presenters and panelists here. You can also view each of the presentations and see the full agenda below. 

At the end of the RED CARPET Virtual Fair, please share your feedback by completing the survey. Participants who complete the survey and meet the requirements have an opportunity for the incentives and exclusive offerings. 

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Time  Event Description Panelist and Moderators


Fulton County Board of Commissioners greeting

Chairman Robb Pitts 

10 a.m.

The Reel Deal I

Watch Reel Deal

Georgia Production Partnership GPP presents Film Crash Course: Training Session (script writing, directing, producing, budgets, education/training, etc.)
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Tanina Packer, Susan Moss, Kimberly Raybon, Peter Stathopoulos, Darius Evans  

11 a.m. 

Lights, Camera, Action 

Watch Lights, Camera, Action

From lights, cameras, hair, wardrobe, location scouts to make-up, ever wonder how all of these elements come together to create a show or movie?  Hear from film and television experts about their career trajectory and the vast array of opportunities available. 

Geno Freeman (Make-Up Department Head) 
Travell Blake (Location Scout)  
Fran Burst-Terranella (Director/Producer)  

DiDi Rentz-Hughes 
(Fulton Films) 

12 p.m. 




Fulton County Board of Commissioners greeting

Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr.

District 5

12:30 p.m. 

Filmmaking 101: 
Script to Screen 

Watch Filmmaking 101

One on one workshop with Director Keysha Lee providing the step by step process of filmmaking from conceptualization to completion.   Keysha Lee (Leeway Productions, LLC)
Award-winning TV Show host and broadcasting/film instructor  

1:30 p.m.

Pitch Perfect  

Watch Pitch Perfect

How to package and pitch your project to acquire a deal.  Ty Johnson Chavis (Atlanta Pitch Summit)  

2 p.m.

Filming in Fulton & the City of Atlanta

Watch Filming in Fulton & COA

Scouting locations for an upcoming project?  Learn from Fulton Films and our government film jurisdictions; as well as industry partners on how to film your next in Fulton County and the City of Atlanta; and the benefits to doing so.

James Reese (Fulton Films) 
DiDi Rentz-Hughes (Fulton Films)
Cardellia Hunter (City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Film & Entertainment)  
Adrienne Wright (City of Atlanta Parks)
Alexia Wynn (MARTA)  

Moderator: Shaunya Chavis-Rucker (Director-Fulton Films)" 


Fulton County Board of Commissioners greeting

Commissioner Liz Hausmann 

District 1

3 p.m. 

Industry Reset

Watch Industry Reset

The COVID-19 crisis has left an indelible impact on the film industry. Find out how organizations and creatives reimagined and repurposed their programs to survive and serve in a pandemic. 

Kathleen Bertrand (BronzeLens Film Festival) 
Erin Rodgers (City of East Point - Economic Development Specialist)  
Robyn Watson (Women in Film & Television Atlanta)  

Moderator: Carole Sykes 
(Public Affairs - Fulton County Arts & Culture) 

4 p.m.

Filmed in Fulton 

Watch Filmed in Fulton

Feature films to shorts; series to documentaries, Fulton County venues and spaces are the creative canvas for production companies. Find out the step by step process of Filming in Fulton and the procedures required to make it all happen.

Tracy Flanagan (Fulton County Municipal Courts/Jails)
Claudia Strange (Fulton County Library Systems)
Tyree Spencer (Fulton Films)
Jonathan Gauthier (Fulton County Airport)

Shaunya Chavis-Rucker
(Director-Fulton Films)

5 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

Fulton County Government closing remarks Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson