WRI Film Forum Set for March 21-24


Interested in film? The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain provides a rare opportunity for film professionals and students to explore the arts of acting, screenwriting, producing and directing during its Film Forum on March 21-24. This is the second year for this event that features some of the top teachers in America, including Oscar, Golden Globe, Peabody, and Emmy award winners.

FilmForumLogo-2012The Film Forum emphasizes small classes, intensive multi-disciplinary learning, and one-on-one interactions with award-winning industry insiders. Faculty members include actors Robert Walden (All the President’s Men) and Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop); directors Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful) and Joan Darling (Mary Tyler Moore Show); acting coach Sandra Seacat (Enlightened); screenwriters Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and Bill Svanoe (Six Million Dollar Man); and documentarians Craig Renaud (On the Front Lines of Film Journalism) and Paul Stekler (Eyes on the Prize), among many others.

Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite films. Oh how I would love to meet Tom Schulman, who wrote that screenplay. I’m a fan of Judge Reinhold as well.

WRI is a gorgeous and unique facility located about one hour outside of Little Rock. Several pricing options are available from full packages with lodging for $750 to a day pass for Friday or Saturday for $125. Also, there are several a la carte tickets for individual panel discussions, dinner, and a special performance by actor Laurence Luckinbill of excerpts from his award-winning one-man portrayals of Lyndon Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Clarence Darrow, and Hemingway.

Space is limited for the Film Forum so film professionals, professors, students, and enthusiasts should register early to secure desired workshop, panel, and presentation slots. Those who register by January 31st will receive a 10% discount on full packages and a 5% discount on college student and faculty packages. Advance online registration is required at http://www.livethelegacy.org/educational-programs/film-forum. For a full agenda and faculty biographies, visit the website or contact Katherine Whitworth at 501-727-6265 or kwhitworth@uawri.org.


Join the Conversation