Saturday, September 28, 2013

All-Access Pass Discount Extended

ATLANTA, Ga.--The $49 discounted special for any pass to the GeorgiaBigPictureCon will remain available until Oct. 5. 

After that deadline, late pricing will go into effect of --$209 for a regular All-Access Pass, $169 for a student All-Access Pass, $129 for the master tracks only, $99 for a basic pass that does not include the master tracks, and $69 for a student basic pass.  

So get your pass today at the best price, by visiting 

The conference will take place at Westwood College in midtown Atlanta Oct. 13-14.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cory Edwards Keynote Speaker at 2013 Georgia BigPictureCon

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ATLANTA, Ga.--Director of the animated film Hoodwinked Cory Edwards will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Georgia BigPictureCon

Though Hoodwinked was his feature film debut, Edwards had a long career as a filmmaker touching on almost every creative area of the business. As a child using a "Super 8" camera, Edwards shot everything from superhero comedies to adventure serials, complete with storyboards, miniatures, animation, and pyrotechnics. Every class project from grade school to college, Edwards would make a film or video project, sometimes winning national contests. He interned at an animation studio in Ohio while in college and after graduation, directed music videos and commercials for a Tulsa production company. 

After founding Blue Yonder Films in 1995 and acting in his brother's feature debut Chillicothe, Cory and his brother Todd pitched a Red Riding Hood crime story to a private investor. And so Hoodwinked, made totally outside of the studio system for a tenth the cost, was born. To make the film, Edwards worked with Glenn Close, Anne Hathaway, Chazz Palminteri, and Jim Belushi. He voiced the coffee-addicted squirrel "Twitchy" himself and wrote two songs for the soundtrack. Produced by moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the film has since grossed over $150 million worldwide.

Since then Edwards, a resident of Los Angeles, has co-written Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil as well as created Roger Cosmonkey, the world's first Twitter series.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Georgia BigPictureCon Seeking Volunteers

ATLANTA, Ga.--The Georgia BigPictureCon is seeking volunteers for this year's conference, which will be Oct. 13-14 at Westwood College.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The location has yet to be determined. Those interested in volunteering should email or download our volunteer app at

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Atlanta Film Networking Coming To Apex Museum

Are you an actor, agent, manager, casting director, writer, or entertainer? If so, the Apex Museum and FILM Atlanta, Inc. have got a networking opportunity right up your alley.

SLAM House Inc. will be putting on a presentation at the museum, 135 Auburn Avenue NE, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Actors and artists will put on live demonstrations, while everybody can give a thirty-second presentation about themselves. Bring business cards and promotional materials!

Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free but $5 donation appreciated. For more information and to sign up via, visit here.

The GeorgiaBigPictureCon is dedicated to helping grow the film community in Atlanta. For more information about the conference, coming Oct. 13-14, visit here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Clark Atlanta University Students Win Prizes At GAPBC Drawing

ATLANTA, GA.--Representatives of the Georgia BigPictureCon held a drawing Sept. 6 at Clark Atlanta University's Career Day and four lucky students participants won exciting prizes.

Ebony Terrell and Destiny Davis won GABPC Conference All-Access Passes, while Cha'Mia Holloman won a $15 Fandango gift card and Antonio McFadden won a $15 iTunes gift card.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Georgia BigPictureCon Who's Who: Darla Clarkson

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Darla Clarkson is an award winning film producer, casting director and photographer with her company No Fear Here Productions, located in Alpharetta. She produced “Concerto” which won Best Sound Design and the Audience Award in The 48 Hour Film Project in 2012. Her other producing credits include: "Just Breathe," "Absent," "Norman Dates," "The Final Hour," and the music video "Upyri - Something Close to Free." 

Additionally, she was an associate producer for the Upyri webseries, a production manager for the Spiritualized music video “Hey, Jane”, the casting director for the feature films Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Collider, and Intrepid Academy. She is also an accomplished photographer of 30 years and a full time writer. She lives part time in Roswell, Ga as well as her family home in Savannah, Ga.  Speaker for The Filmmaker’s Apprentice: How Apprenticeships Work.

This presentation and much more will take place at the Georgia BigPictureCon, Oct.13-14. For more information and to register, visit here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Georgia BigPictureCon Who's Who: Dianne Ashford

Photo courtesy of Symmetry Entertainment website.

Dianne Ashford is a television producer, creating Emmy-winning reality and scripted programs for Turner and PBS.  As co-founder of Symmetry Entertainment Dianne has been producing and line producing for over 10 years. 

From an internship with Rainforest Films in 2001, she quickly learned the business and went on to produce titles like Trois: The Escort, The Gospel, Motives 2, Three Can Play That Game, Pastor Brown, Stomp The Yard 2, Echo At 11 Oak Drive, and most recently Ride Along

Never one to be confined to just one aspect of the industry, Dianne has also produced numerous short films, documentaries and commercials for clients like CNN and TBS.  She is most proud of a documentary she produced for BET entitled Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK, Jr., which took an unconventional look at Dr. Martin Luther King’s life.  Panelist/ Moderator for Producers Panel: What A Producer Does.

This presentation and much more will take place at the Georgia BigPictureCon, coming to Atlanta Oct. 13-14. For more information and to register, visit here.