Hey folks, I know I've been mighty quiet and this is not the comeback … not just yet. I just wanted to share some news that came my way via film aficionado, Nadia Denton, author of the Black British Filmmaker's Guide:
I am delighted to inform you of the first Legacy Media Institute Filmmaker's (LMI) Workshop, London!
Tim Reid (sitcom Sister Sister) the award winning and acclaimed African-American Actor, Writer and Director will launch his inaugural LMI Workshop in London in March.
The Legacy Media Institute (LMI) is based in Virginia, USA. Built on the same model as Robert Redford’s Sundance, the LMI is a support system for diverse, independent film artists with a state-of-the-art facility providing training in filmmaking, business and media production.
For the past three years, I have been working with Tim Reid and made arrangements for 2 UK based and 1 Nigerian filmmaker to attend the LMI under scholarship. This has been so successful that Tim Reid has decided to extend the workshop to the UK. Tim would like to bring about more interaction amongst filmmakers of African descent globally.
In conjunction with the British Film Institute (BFI Southbank), Tim will host a two week masterclass (5th – 17th March) for 12 black British Filmmakers covering practical and strategic aspects of filmmaking. Attendees will be coached by a number of experienced facilitators, most of whom will travel from the US to participate.
I hope that you will apply and/or forward this on to other persons who may be interested.