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Lone Star Film Society Presents ‘Filmmaking 101’ Summer Workshop

Annual event provides expert instruction from industry veterans

Fort Worth, TX, June 13, 2010 --( The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS), will conduct its annual summer filmmaking workshop in partnership with the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. “Filmmaking 101” will be held at the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building on the Campus of Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, July 12-16, 2010. Former director of the Texas Film Commission, Tom Copeland will be the workshop’s producer and veteran Texas filmmaker, Chris Caddel, will serve as director. The course will consist of four ten-hour sessions, plus a bonus day on Friday consisting of industry-focused panels.

“Cultivating the next generation of filmmakers is an important priority for the LSFS,” said Dennis Bishop, LSFS director and film industry veteran. “It is our sincere hope that our students will use what they learn as a foundation for their own unique creative expression. We’ve developed sound curriculum and recruited a top-notch faculty to offer the latest thinking in the craft of filmmaking. This is a can’t-miss event for aspiring artists and an exciting opportunity to learn from highly experienced professionals that could lead to a career in this challenging field.”

Seasoned professionals utilizing real world tools and techniques will provide in-depth instruction focusing on the prepping, casting, producing and editing of films. The concentrated course of study will culminate in the production of a short film by each student.

Beyond actual production, topics ranging from screenplay development, to the legal and business complexities of filmmaking, will also be explored. The comprehensive workshop is geared towards film students and teachers in high school and college, as well as emerging filmmakers and general enthusiasts. To ensure high instructor/student ratios, registration is limited to 25 participants.

“Filmmaking 101” will conclude on day-five with a variety of interactive panels with additional insight and instruction from industry experts. The workshop is being sponsored by Alcon and the Texas Film Commission with facilities and instructional support from TCU. Early registration fees are $695.00 prior to July 1 and $750.00 until July 10. For more details and registration, visit:

About Lone Star Film Society
The Lone Star Film Society was created in 2002 after the original editions of the Fort Worth Film Festival concluded in 2001. The inaugural Lone Star International Film Festival Fort Worth in Sundance Square was realized in 2007 through the hard work of a dedicated staff and Board of Directors. While preserving the original event’s objective to promote artistic integrity and the independent spirit in film, the Lone Star Film Society added to its mission a goal of becoming a beneficial partner in the community of Fort Worth so that a successful November festival and year round slate of events would not only be a good thing for filmmakers, but for everyone in the city of Fort Worth and beyond. Now in its third year, the LSFS and LSIFF have reached that goal as evidenced through the support of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, and many of Fort Worth’s most prestigious corporations, non-profits, and cultural institutions.

The Lone Star International Film Festival (LSIFF) Fort Worth in Sundance Square is a presentation of the Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and represents the culmination of the society’s year round series of film screenings and events. Featuring an impressive slate of narrative and documentary features and short films from around the world, educational panels, red carpet entrances, filmmakers, celebrity guests, and nightly parties featuring celebrated musical acts, the fall festival is quickly becoming a marquee cultural event in Fort Worth and beyond. For more, visit: or

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