MPAC Funny Business Comedy Workshop with Rushion McDonald & Chris Spencer
- Film, Media & Entertainment
- University of Houston Alumni Center, Houston Texas
Workshops, Business Discussions, Cocktail Party. Something for Everyone. Middle school to Adults!
Enter discount code "supportthearts" at checkout to receive $10 off total purchase. Expires this Wednesday at midnight!!!
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1st Event of Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10am-1pm: "The Working Actor w/Malik Yoba Workshop" offered at a one-time discounted 50% off the regular price for Black MPAC attendees only! A one day intensive for aspiring actors and non-actors of all skill levels who want to take their Hollywood dreams to the next level, improve their self confidence, public speaking ability or simply anyone who has been curious about what it takes to become a professional working actor. Learn audition techniques, basics of scene study,character development, improvisation, cold readings using scripts from TV shows and movies. Provide attendees tips on slating, working in front of the camera, working on set, dos and don’ts on auditions and film sets. Attendees should all prepare a one minute monologue. You never know when it may be your time to shine! Please bring paper and a pen to take notes.Middle School to Adults Welcomed. This workshop is tailored specifically for Black MPAC!
*Catch the re-airing of Malik Yoba's portrayal of MLK in the movie "Betty and Corretta" starring Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige on Lifetime. Check your local listing.
2nd Event of Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10am-1pm: Greg Carter and Dan Garcia's Filmmaking & Video Production Workshop. This is a crash course workshop for beginners and advance filmmakers alike that addresses the latest technology in digital filmmaking including editing and lighting matters. Filmmakers will get tips on problem solving for independent filmmaking and making films on small budgets. Seasoned producers and directors will discuss script acquisition, hiring crew, selecting locations, auditioning actors, hitting the film festival circuit and the state of distribution. Please bring paper and a pen to take notes.Middle School to Adults Welcomed. Brief Credits: Greg Carter (Monica, Dysfunctional Friends, Gangland Love Story, Mike Jones: American Dream), Dan Garcia (The Great Divide, Kiss the Bride, Mike Epps: Funny Bidness, Video Girl)
Filmmaker Greg Carter will be accepting scripts and looking to hire crew positions for Los Angeles and Houston upcoming productions.
3rd Event of Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1:30pm-3pm: Panel Discussion, “Black MPAC: The State of Film and Television”. This discussion guided by a moderator, guest panelists will discuss the business side of Hollywood and sustaining a career in the entertainment industry particularly in Film and Television. Invited panel consists of Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Why Did I Get Married?) ReShonda Tate Billingsley, (National Best Selling Book to film Author, The Secrets She Kept, Sinners & Saints), Kim Gagne (TV Producer, Steve Harvey Show, Judge Alex), Greg Carter (Hollywood Filmmaker, Monica) Robert Nelson (Co-President and National Board of Directors member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) Al Cervantes (Houston Film Commission) and special closing message from Dr. D. Ivan Young (Author, Relationship Expert & Holistic Life Coach). Parents with children in the industry encouraged to attend. Session will include Q&A and a wrap up at the end allowing for meet and greet, photo op, autograph signing and networking. Invited guest include actors, producers, writers, playwrights, lawyers, potential investors, press, community leadership and the like.
Mr. Robert Nelson is signed on to produce a film in the fall in Houston currently titled A Song for Emily. Two of the important parts he has available are for a B/F 50’s described as “think Queen Latiffa” and a B/M 50’s with a “smile as big as life” as well as multiple other speaking parts that are not really specific at this time. Since MPAC will be doing actor workshops and will have actors there, he thinks it would be a great opportunity to get a head start on casting so he will be accepting headshots, resumes and demos at MPAC for his film. It will be under a SAG contract and all roles will be paid.
Filmmaker Greg Carter is also accepting headshots and resumes for his upcoming film Soul Girl. This will be under a SAG contract and all roles will be paid. He is also looking for extras for another film production shooting next week in Houston.
4th Event of Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8pm-11pm: Cocktail Party. With a bit of Hollywood to Houston flare, this event will allow much networking with our invited special guests Malik Yoba, Gospel Great Shawn McLemore, The Steve Harvey Morning Show's Nephew Tommy, City of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green, Esq., Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, Esq., Dr. D. Ivan Young other invited celebrity guests, panelists, potential filmmakers, playwrights, promoters, producers, investors, organization leaders, elected officials, and business people. Photo ops, meet and greet, signed autographs. Press invited. Hosted by BET Comedian Shawn Harris. Live Band featuring Nikki and Corey Stoot. Lite bites. Cash Bar. Gift bags and door prizes. Location is Nvy Lounge at 2707 in Milam Street in Midtown Houston. No one under age of 21 please as alcohol is served and it is a bar/lounge.
PLEASE VISIT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/HOUSTONMPAC FOR VIDEO CLIPS AND PHOTOS OF BLACK MPAC 2012 AND 2012 PROGRAMS.
Thank you for considering to support our Black History month program and signature fundraiser event known as Black MPAC. We are very excited about having you as a part of Black MPAC 2013, a full day event in its second year. As MPAC was formed in January 2011, we are continuing to gain support and resources to carry out our goals and mission in the arts, and we are still creating awareness that we even exist.
As a 501 ( C) (3) charitable organization, it is no surprise that we are in need of funding in order to grow. Our immediate needs include funding to operate, funding to run programs and funding to obtain our own building or space from which we can operate. Black MPAC is designed primarily to bring in revenue for the entire operating year in order to support the arts. Our goal this year is $50,000.00.
MPAC is strongly committed to carrying out our mission, “cultivating the interest of performing arts by exposing, educating, and entertaining”. Although a huge part of our focus is the youth and young adults, Black MPAC cultivates not only the local black entertainment industry’s growth but a diversity of ethnic artistic contributions through national and global connections yet draws in new and old local ethnically diverse art goers alike. We know Black MPAC does just this.
We also know that your contribution will be a great asset to seeing our vision through and helping us meet our financial goal. For our inaugural presentation of Black MPAC 2012, we procured Actress Golden Brooks of “Girlfriends” fame and Mega Talent Scout and Executive Producer Bob Sumner of LaffMobb and “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam” as our special celebrity guests. This year, we are proud to announce that Carl Anthony Payne from “Martin” and “The Cosby Show” fame has joined our powerful line up.
§ Advertising on MPAC’s website in association with BLACK MPAC
§ Full page ad in program booklet
§ Featured spotlights on MPAC’s Social Media sites
§ Primary and significant logo appearance on printed promotional materials including press releases, posters, playboards, post cards, and eflyers
§ Opportunity for on-site primary position table display of your business products and marketing materials at Midtown Art Center
§ Opportunity to meet and greet the celebrity guests
§ Opportunity to network with invited civic leaders, business leaders, professional athletes, entertainers and industry professionals
§ Reserved seating at comedy show
§ Preferential seating at Workshop and Panel Discussion
§ Sponsor identification where allowed in any Radio, TV, Web, Social Media, promotions and Press Releases, if any.
§ Opportunity for sponsor product sampling and couponing opportunities
§ Sponsor provided with a non-competitive environment.
§ Identified in sponsor thank you credits at end of each event
§ Four complimentary passes to Workshops, Panel Discussion, comedy show and dinner/cocktails tickets.
Sponsorship Donation $5,000.00
For all perks above, the sponsorship donation would help underwrite a large part of the event, but any donation amount is open for discussion.
Gift Bag Stuffers Only $25.00
For this fee, we will include your approved single business or single event promotional materials in 150-200 gift bags to be given out the night of Black MPAC at the cocktail party. If more than one event or business being promoted, please add $5 per promotion (Example: Two flyers for two different functions). Deadline for deliveries is January 31, 2013.
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MPAC Subscription Donation $175.00
In support of our 2013 performance and entertainment season, subscribers can get a discount on buying multiple tickets in advance. Subscribers will receive two tickets to each of our four performances including R&B Concert (June at Ovations), MPAC Jazz Show (August at Ovations), and two theater productions (May/November at Midtown Art Center).
MPAC Supporter Donation $500.00+
For donations of $500.00 or more, Supporter will receive a subscription package and your name will appear in our supporter acknowledgement section of our annual program book.
Please visit www.youtube.com/user/houstonmpac for video clips and photos of Black MPAC 2012 and 2012 programs.
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