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Christian Entertainment Program Announces New Digital Initiative
Contact: Dan Ohlson, 626-419-1489
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ --  Act One -- a premier training program for Christian screenwriters, producers, and executives announced today that it will be kicking off its new digital initiative during its alumni weekend on August 16 and 17 at Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
The digital initiative will continue through a six week Technology in Storytelling Series--which will look at how technology has changed storytelling.
"We work in the most dynamic industry in the world that evolves every day and we want to be on the cutting edge, embracing and leading that change. Right now that applies to technology and the role it plays in storytelling," said Christina Lee Storm, Executive Director of Act One.
"The motivation behind our TECHNOLOGY IN STORYTELLING is to equip our writers and producers with the latest information in technology, and to provide the tools so that we can be on the forefront in Hollywood of inspiring new ideas and exploring new frontiers," added Storm.
Details for the alumni weekend on August 16 & 17 include: 

  • Alumni Spotlight with CLARE SERA: Your Next Comedy Feature: Adapting to Studio Budgets. Clare is a 1999 Writing Program Alum. She is the writer of the feature film screenplay "Blended", a recent Happy Madison purchase, currently in production, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

  • Alumni Spotlight with JIM BRANDON: Jim is a 2010 TV Track Alum and NBC "Writers on the Verge" Alum. He is most recently known for his writing role on the 4th season of "Arrested Development," aired on Netflix.
  • Alumni Spotlight with KEVIN WILLSON: New Media as a Starting Point Kevin is 2001 Writing Program Alum. He has teamed with many Act One Alumni to produce Doritos commercials which have aired in the past three Super Bowls. His 2012 entry, "Sling Baby," earned First Place and a million dollar purse in the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Contest.

  • Expert Panel I: Engaging Your Audience through Digital New Media

  • Expert Panel II: Exploring the Changing Landscape of Television.
For details and registration for the Alumni Weekend, go to: actoneprogram.com/alumni-weekend.
For all the details about the digital initiative please visit: www.actoneprogram.com/events/technology-in-storytelling  
About Act One
Act One is a faith-based organization that since 1999 has trained writers and producers to create cinema and television to reach and inspire a global audience. Master classes and seminars are led by many Oscar winning producers and award winning writers through hands-on projects in a variety of media. The Act One Alumni is 700+ strong; they are ground-breakers and innovators in their fields as well as an active part of the entertainment industry, and its reach extends to the very creative and production core of studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Pixar, ABC, CBS, Paramount, NBC, Fox, and many independent production companies. You can read more about Act One at actoneprogram.com