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Workshops: Intro to Film Business & Resume Writing

  • Alpharetta Public Library 238 Canton St Alpharetta, GA, 30009 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 Alpharetta Public Library.

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: 3-Hour Workshop Session
When: June 28th, 2014 | 2PM to 5PM
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 to walk-ups)
Location: Alpharetta Public Library
Registration Deadline & Waitlist: Online registration will close at 12PM on June, 26th; If all online registration spots have been claimed, you may sign up for the waitlist and will be admitted in the order you signed up, if seats become available.


Interested in a career in the fast growing Georgia film industry, but don’t know where to start? This class walks you through the basic duties, responsibilities, and hierarchy of each department working on a film set, introduces you to basic production lingo, and offers advise on how your past work experience, hobbies, or natural abilities may be a transitioning entry point. Long hours, a strong work ethic, and a good attitude are needed to survive and thrive as a freelancer, and this class can help you determine whether you have the ability, talent, and discipline to succeed in this industry.


Film resumes are very different from corporate resumes. This class will teach you the basic format and content needed to get a leg up on the competition, as well as how to turn prior work experience into related experience. 


Linda Burns pays the bills by producing and production supervising national commercials and TV pilots, series, and promos. She feeds her soul developing young talent and producing indie features, two of which premiered and sold at Sundance for theatrical and DVD release. She runs the PA Academy, teaches industry workshops, develops writers with her D-Girl Project, and sits on the executive boards of GPP and Atlanta Film Festival 365. To learn more, go to


Interested in being the first to find out about workshops and film industry opportunities like this one? Become a member of the Atlanta Film Festival today and receive year-round benefits such as:invitations to advanced screenings, free tickets to special ATLFF screenings at The Plaza Theatre, access to free members-only workshops and webinars, a 20% discount on year-round screenings, events, and workshops, and much more! 

Plus, every membership comes with access to our annual 10-day film festival -- with dates just announced as March 20-29th, 2015. Memberships purchased now will provide you with access to all of the above mentioned benefits until 12.31.2015, including our Best of the Fest at the end of this month (see website for details).

For more details regarding our membership and festival badge/card options, please email Jessica Hinckle ( for further information, and as always, thank you for supporting the Atlanta Film Festival!