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Monday, April 8, 2013


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GCUFF Ambassador Elimu Nelson To Lead Two FREE Acting Master Class
Actor Elimu Nelson will host master classes Friday, April 19
th at 10:30am and Saturday, April 20th at 10:30 am. Camera Ready: Acting Master Class with Elimu Nelson is perfect for those ready to be in front of the camera. Aspiring actors will have the opportunity to see themselves on camera as well as learn how to prepare for auditions, learn new techniques, and gain new perspectives on how to take natural acting ability and experience to the next level.
This FREE class is not for beginners and you must apply to participate. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12th. If you are selected to participate, you will be notified via email by Monday, April 15th.
Click Here to apply.
Don't Miss Thought Provoking Panel Discussions!
Free with VIP All Access Pass or Film Lover Pass. Tickets to panel discussions may be purchased at theater.
Interactive & Innovative: Launch a Successful Web Series
Our panel of experts discuss what it takes to create a web series including the process of taking an idea from script to screen, how audience interactivity influences content, generating publicity, and the business of YouTube.
Moderator: Felicia Haney (Writer, Call & Post Newspaper)
Panelists: Dennis Dortch (Black & Sexy TV), Jeremy McBryde (Black & Sexy TV, Numa Perrier (Black & Sexy TV)
Animazing: Inside The Age of Animation and Visual Arts
The field of animation is growing at a rapid pace. Join us for an informative panel discussion covering the art of storytelling in animation, digital filmmaking and innovative animation techniques along with advice, tips and a portfolio review on how to succeed in the industry.
Moderator: Joddy Eric Matthews (Director/Virtual Cinematographer, MadWerkz Films)
Panelists: LeSean Thomas (Director, Black Dynamite/ The Boondocks)
Tamar Medina (Games Specialist/Artist - Formerly of EA Games)
Jake Gearhart (Animation Professor, Virginia Marti School of Art and Design)
Reality Check: Breaking Into the Entertainment Industry
Breaking into the entertainment industry is not as easy as it seems on reality television. Do you need an agent? Do you need to spend thousands on headshots? Do you need to move to NY or LA? Our panelists separate fact from fiction and break down exactly what you need to do to begin your path to stardom.
Moderator: Peter Lawson Jones (Actor/Political Commentator)
Johnny Hobbs, III (Director), Tina Hobbs (Casting Agent/Producer, HobbsStyle) and Lillian Pyles (Casting Director, Lillian Pyles Casting)
Special Discounted Passes Available

Now through April 13th, get your VIP All Access Pass for just $125.00. Click here to purchase your pass. To learn more about the 2nd Annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival please visit our WEBSITE

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