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BMC: What Makes Austin a Filmmaker's Dream Town?

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Join us for the Kick Off event for our Austin chapter!

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Austin filmmakers and actors share their experiences filming in Austin, and talk about why it's a creative hub for the industry.

Registrants are eligible to win a seat of DaVinci Resolve Studio, valued at $295!

Special Guest Christy Carlson Romano (Kim Possible, Big Hero 6: The Series, Celebrity Kitchen) joins us for a live Q&A followed by local Austin filmmakers Ashley Evans, Olexiy Kryvych and Robert Paschall, Jr.

To learn more about Blackmagic Collective or to join visit BlackmagicCollective.com

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Chrisy Carlson Romano has had a long relationship with Disney ABC Television Group by starring in hit series and movies for the Disney Channel and ABC Family including: Cadet Kelly, The Even Stevens franchise, Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream. Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously. Various other TV appearances include MTV's Kaya, NBC'S Joan of Arcadia, CW's Summerland, and TNT's HawthoRNe. At twelve, she made her feature film debut in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You. She continued acting in independent films with famed directors Hal Hartley in Henry Fool and Martin Davidson in Looking for an Echo. Amongst her many Film & TV titles, Christy recently completed 3 features including a cameo in the live-action Kim Possible movie (2019).

Ashlyn Evans is an actress based in Austin, TX. She has her Masters degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and has been acting for 5 years. Past projects have included: the tv series “Unlocking the Truth” on MTV, commercials for Burger King, GVTC, Frog Scooters, and TABC; plus starring in several music videos. Her modeling experience is extensive as well with 7 years under her belt working with brands like Hu Chocolate, Texas Health, William and Everett, and Quility Blankets. Though formerly signed, Ashlyn has been able to book steady work throughout her time in Austin without an agent.

Olexiy Kryvych is a director, writer and actor based out of Austin, TX, specializing in narrative-driven commercial work.

Kryvych received a degree in Theatre from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. He continued expanding his skills by studying at The Second City in Chicago, and landed several roles in both film and theatre productions, including "Uncle Vanya" of Goodman Theatre.

Olexiy builds his projects on the power of empathy and exposes raw and authentic human emotions through his work. He is currently in the development of his first feature film - The Leap.

Robert Paschall Jr. was born on January 31, 1978 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Gene Paschall. He is a producer and director, known for Segfault (2018), Chloe's Hope (2015) and Bruised (2001).


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