On April 9, 2014, Carrie Belluso, treasurer with United Film & Television Artists (UFTA), notified all UFTA members and guests about an upcoming general meeting and film screening. The event will be held at Perkins in Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday, April 14.
The meeting's networking begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will be opened by UFTA President Al Quinn at 7 p.m. The film "Casting" will be viewed soon after. Below see listings of 'Kinds of Screenings' and 'Production Stages' that UFTA and its members experienced before, during and after the film shoot.
Belluso reminds all UFTA members and guests to be in attendance for this wonderful upcoming meeting, as it will be more than a "normal" meeting.
So, Carrie, what is special about this upcoming meeting?
"After working so hard on our film we will finally get to see the end result. Ernesto Lasso de la Vega, the film's director of photography and editor, has been working hard on it and says it's ready to view. All of us are looking forward!"
Is there anything readers need to know about how this film project began?
"Well, the film has been in pre-production since early 2013, and that's not counting the years we've been discussing having a film produced. We began the casting process last spring, readings and rehearsals began in the summer, and we began shooting in February 2014."
What is the film about?
"During one of our UFTA acting workshops and board meetings we discussed just that. We wanted something that would be good to use for "educational" type purposes. We thought of one thing that everyone has in common and has to sometimes, usually endure, and that is the casting or audition process. So that is why we chose this premise (with a comedic flare) - the dos and don'ts of a casting!
Should people contact you if they are attending the meeting or screening?
"Yes, that would be nice. I always like to have an idea of how many are arriving, so I would appreciate it if everyone would email me a return RSVP, as I've already contacted everyone. We will be meeting in a special room at Perkins Restaurant, and if anyone wants any food, come early, but it is Dutch treat. UFTA will, however, treat each member to one drink."
Thank you Carrie Belluso on the latest of UFTA, their upcoming meeting and the new "activity" that will take place that same night - a film screening!
Kinds of Film Screenings include test, focus group, critic, private, preview, sneak preview and general release.
Production Stages of "Casting," like most films, are pre-production, production, post-production and production.
For more on UFTA and film location Protocol Models on the Gulf go to specific links or visit UFTA on Facebook. Enjoy photo listing of behind-the-scenes of "Casting."