On April 2, 2014, the United Film & Television Artists (UFTA) announced their expectations of the upcoming film screening of "Casting." The group will host the event at their next meeting on April 14 in Fort Myers, Fla.
The "Top 5" listing is below, and even though the event's exact location is not known yet, guests are to pencil in the date!
"One of the goals of UFTA is to educate the public and membership to concerns facing artists and other production crafts personnel, associated with the film, television, video, broadcast, recording, and theater products in the State of Florida." - UFTA
UFTA President Al Quinn said UFTA members have been working hard on this film project. Al, how long has it been?
"We've been planning to do a film project for several years. When we decided on what kind of film to shoot we began more intense planning in early 2013. A couple of those plans included a script and shoot locations. Our main location was Protocol Models on the Gulf in Naples. We began shooting in Feb. 2014, and the film's been in the editing stage ever since, with its screening next!"
What kind of night do you expect at the screening?
"I think I can speak for everyone when I say this event should be a full house and fun to boot! Our main goal right now is to view the film, our baby so to speak, for the first time. Maybe we plan for another film viewing event in the future. Thanks goes to the film's director of photography and editor Ernesto Lasso de la Vega. He, along with the rest of the cast and crew, has worked very hard on this project."
Do you have other plans for this film?
"Now-a-days the thing to do in promoting anything is to go viral. We have already gone online and spoken to various media sources - locally, nationally and even internationally!
In so doing, in addition to interviews, we've also been part of a TV show out of the UK. The show, "In The Spotlight" with Burton TV News, has asked us back, so we will talk about UFTA and our film with their presenter, Si Astbury."
What kind of future event, or future, do you see for "Casting?"
"With all the hard work that has gone into this film we don't want to see it just sit on the shelf. The goal for this short initially was to be used as an educational tool. It is to help new and seasoned UFTA members, as "Casting" is about the dos and don'ts of a film or TV casting.
Most importantly, now and in the future, is to promote this film, and thus UFTA as well. One way to do that is by submitting the film as much as possible to film festivals."
Thank you Al Quinn for sharing about this film.
According to Quinn it looks like one of UFTA's goals is to submit to a film festival. That might not be too difficult, as they have a few fests near their own city, and Fort Myers Film Festival (FMff) is one of them.
The top five UFTA film screening expectations are to promote the film, promote UFTA, refreshments, the meeting and viewing film plus to network and discuss film to film festivals.