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Reel Sisters, BRIC BMM & Zanah Thirus Prods Present Microbudget Masterclass

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A free microbudget masterclass on producing and distributing quality film content without breaking the bank!

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On Sat., Oct. 19 at 11:30 am, Reel Sisters, BRIC's Brooklyn Media Makers & Zanah Thirus Productions will present Microbudget Masterclass for indie filmmakers. Gain a solid overview on how to produce quality content from script to screen without breaking the bank. Pioneering microbudget film producer Zanah Thirus will share her experience in making award-winning films with low budgets.

The masterclass will explore the production process for three films she has produced ranging from $100-$5,000. Filmmakers will walk away with an understanding of script breakdowns, producer checklists, crewing up, casting, production paperwork, production scheduling, distribution, and marketing.

The workshop is being held in partnership with Reel Sisters, BRIC's Brooklyn Media Makers & Zanah Thirus Productions.

About the Instructor

Zanah Thirus is an actress, producer, writer, and director from Chicago IL. After being homeschooled until she was fifteen years old, she began her college career. Her love for filmmaking sparked after years acting in a drama team, and various independent films. She received her master’s degree in cinema production from DePaul University at the age of 22, and began her career in independent filmmaking and content production in 2015.

In 2016, Zanah won Best Female Director for her short film “Hourglass” at the Cineplay Film Awards. Her festival credits as a filmmaker include Official Selection - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival (2016), Best Student Documentary - London Independent Film Awards (2017), Semi Finalist at The German United Film Festival (2018), and Finalist at Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival (2018). In addition to her international credits, five of her films are streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Since launching her brand, Zanah Thirus Productions LLC, Zanah has shifted her focus to merging arts and activism though documentary and narrative storytelling. Her films surround subjects such as gender, race, politics, and mental health. In 2019, her feature documentary- Black Feminist - was an official selection at the Bronze Lens Festival of Atlanta. That same year- her short film, Demons, was also nominated for Best Short Film at the Content Creators of Atlanta Awards.

ABOUT REEL SISTERS & BRIC

Reel Sisters, the first Brooklyn-based film festival devoted to women of color, is the first Oscar Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to women filmmakers. Reel Sisters attracts over 2,272 film lovers from across the globe for a season celebration of independent films. Reel Sisters, sponsored by African Voices, provides opportunities for women filmmakers and has given more than $25,000 in cash scholarships to filmmakers. Reel Sisters will celebrate our 22nd Anniversary on October 19-20, 2019.

BRIC is one of the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn and in New York City. BRIC presents and incubates new work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.

BRIC's Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created especially with you in mind. As the Public Access television station for Brooklyn, New York, our whole mission is to level the media playing field so that every human—no matter their economic status, race, creed, or gender—has access to quality film, TV, and podcast education and facilities. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created for YOU!

Brooklyn Media Makers festival will be held from Oct. 18-20, 2019.

Now in its third year, Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019 will focus on the fine art of narrative storytelling.

For more information visit www.reelsisters.org | www.BRICartsmedia.org.

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