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Workshops: Intro to the Film Industry & Resume Writing

  • Abernathy Arts Center 254 Johnson Ferry Road Northwest Sandy Springs, GA, 30328 United States (map)

As part of the Atlanta Film Festival On Tour program, ATLFF proudly presents the following workshops as FREE & OPEN to the public, at the Abernathy Arts Center.

Provided generously as such by the Fulton County Arts & Culture Grant Program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in either film or television, without moving out of state to do so. Learn more about the industry, the opportunities available, and how you can get started locally, right here in Georgia. All participants will gain a better understanding of the film business overall, its many career options, and how to get started pursuing their career goals effectively.


What: 4-Hour Workshop Session, Part 1: Intro to Film Industry & Part 2: Resume Writing
When: May 14th, 2014 | 1PM to 4PM
Cost: FREE | First Come, First Served
(NOTE: Register online here for priority admittance; please arrive early as seating is limited and will be given away on a first come, first served basis)
LocationAbernathy Arts Center
Registration Deadline: Online registration will close one hour prior to the workshop start time (12:00pm); if registration has closed, please feel free to text 470-296-0170 and ask if seats are still available. 




  • Production Team
  • Industry Terminology
  • Gaining Hands-On Experience
  • Networking
  • Set Etiquette
  • Tools & Resounces of the Trade

This portion of the class will focus on basic tips to help your resume stand out effectively. 


  • Formatting
  • Emphasizing Skills & Qualifications
  • Building on Your Experience
  • What Should Be Included/Omitted
  • Tailoring for the Position
  • Cover Letters
  • Letters of Recommendation & References
  • Practical Examples of Successful & Failing Resumes
  • What Works, Doesn't Work, and Why 


Melissa Randle is a professional freelance script supervisor, producer/associate producer and teleprompter operator. With humble beginnings as a background actor & production assistant, her diverse production experience includes over a dozen TV shows, 20+ films, and hundreds of Commercial//Corporate videos & live events, with content in English, Spanish & Portuguese. Her clients include: Turner Studios, the FLOTUS, Delta, GA Lottery, GMC, Bobbcat Films, Disney, ASV Productions and more. 

An active community member, Melissa is an advisor/past president of Women In Film & Television Atlanta, and involved with the planning of a few local film festivals. A huge festival proponent, she regulary attends the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, Slamdance, ABFF & Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. As a result of her diverse background & experience, coupled with her love of the industry and a desire to continually learn more about the business she is often sought out to share the knowledge she has acquired with others. As a guest speaker she has been asked to cover a variety of topics from networking etiquette, to getting started in the film business, to teleprompting techniques for actors, including programs for not only industry professionals, but also specifically for students or people just starting out.