Film Fatales and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) co-presents Virtual Shadowing: Episodic Television Directing Class. Learn how to prep from working TV director Mary Lou Belli. This interactive workshop will explore casting, location scouting, script breakdown, scene blocking and shot listing. You can then compare your work to the actual episode that has already aired and evaluate how your choices would be another option or how you might change to make the work more "shootable".
Mary Lou's extensive teaching experience includes the 2023 Warner Brothers Discovery Access Directors Program as well as many of the vibrant diversity programs including ABC/Disney, CBS, Sony, HBO Access, and AFIDWW for Women mentoring the next generation of directors. In addition to several industry board roles her directing experience is extensive.
Two time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Belli, has been directing television for over 30 years including NCIS New Orleans, Black Lightning, Bull, Legacies, Station 19, Pitch, Monk, Famous In Love, Devious Maids, The Quad, American Woman, and Hart of Dixie as well as Wizards of Waverly Place, Sister, Sister, Girlfriends, and The Game. Her short film, Straight Eye for the Gay Guy won "Best Mini-short" at the California Independent Film Fest where she also premiered I Heard Something, a thriller that went on to play fests internationally. She has done ground-breaking work on web-series. Her award-winning short, America, is currently on the fest circuit.
The workshop will be held Friday, April 21, 2023 from 5-7pm ET. This is a virtual workshop and cost $10 for New York Women in Film and Television Members and $20 for anyone interested in attending not a NYWIFT member. Details here: www.nywift.org/events/