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Film Alliance NW Screen Writers Workshop


Victoria_SlaterSPEAKER: Victoria Slater
Class Date: Tuesday January 13
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 9th
FREE to Film Alliance Members who register by the deadline. (all are required to register).
$45 for Non-Members. (Become a member for $45 and save all year!)
Late Registration: $5
Location: details given when you sign up

Topic: How producers may look at a project, with an emphasis on feature films. Victoria will start by giving some writing tips, share how she looks at a project, clear up some common misconceptions, talk about what is going on in the industry right now, and then open up for Q & A.
Hands on Advice:
Victoria will read the first act of the first 5 brave souls who are willing to let her use their work as an example of what works and what might not work. Email Bob to see if there are still openings to submit scripts.

Bob Johnson: email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 208-772-9838 ( texting not available)

Victoria Slater
Producer/Writer/Director -BIO
Victoria has over twenty years’ experience in the entertainment industry. Her career has taken her to foreign lands and on the sets of many feature films and television projects.
She spent a year in South Africa for TransWorld Pictures as Production Executive and Director of Development. While there, she negotiated the distribution deals for, and oversaw the production of feature films.

Victoria has also been part of the production team of several independent and studio feature films and television series including Twentieth Century Fox’s mega blockbuster disaster film VOLCANO, Paramount’s STAR TREK VII: GENERATIONS, and BAYWATCH.

She is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America, served on the PGA Board of Directors for nine years and chaired their Mentoring Program for over seven years. In 2007, Victoria was awarded the prestigious AP Council Commitment Award for her service to the Guild.

For the past few years, Victoria has continuously worked as an independent producer, developing projects ranging from feature films to television series with her company Minor DistractionsEntertainment.

She is also the producer of projects ranging from commercials to videos for high end private resorts and members-only clubs through Moving Pictures, a boutique post production and production services company co-owned with her husband Ken Slater.



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Crystal Reiber slammed down the phone, exhaled heavily and shook her head in dismay.
“Scammers,” she said under her breath.
Although the disgust with telephone scammers was feigned for a video shoot Tuesday afternoon, Reiber has good reason for wanting to tell the community to be alert.
“Two relatives of mine were ripped off,” said Reiber, the president of Film Alliance Northwest. “Every single morning, at 7 o’clock, the same scammer, exactly the same scammer would call.”
Reiber, of Post Falls, and her FAN colleagues are in the production stages of a short video titled, “Eight Ways to Hang Up on A Scammer.” Their script scrutinizes different kinds of scams, including the “obituary scam,” where scammers claim a recently deceased loved one owes money, and the “IRS scam,” which claims people need to pay balances so they don’t go further into debt…read more

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