In addition to our educational workshops and informative film and video production sessions, we are the producers of the BigPictureCon Film & Technology Conference. We also collaborate with local industry organizations to provide volunteer opportunities and support industry events. The next BigPictureCon takes place in 2019. Click button below for our 2019-2020 RFP to become a Host Site. Deadline Nov 17, 2018.
Fiscal Sponsorship makes acquiring funding for film projects a little easier. For details or to apply, click below.
Nancy B. Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation. She is also an independent film, video and stage producer with over two decades of production experience. She is also a marketing professional, freelance writer, and event coordinator. Nancy received her Bachelor degree in Mass Media Arts – Radio/TV/Film from Clark Atlanta University, and a Master’s degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Nancy is a member and former Board Member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta, and a member of the Atlanta Film Society, Film Independent, and Georgia Production Partnership.
Joe Howell is an executive music producer and President of Stage Ten Media. Joe has worked in the music and film industries for over 20 years, as an audio engineer, music producer, videographer, executive producer and songwriter. While working as a recording engineer in NYC's Chung King Studios, Sony studios, The Hit Factory, and Sound on Sound, he landed a music publishing contract with Polygram/Universal Music Publishing. His work is showcased on projects including Record Label LaFace/ Arista, Record Label Bad Boy/Universal, and others. Joe is the CFO and Director of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation, and webmaster for the BigPictureCon.
Lydia "Sue-Ellen" Chitunya is a multilingual filmmaker who hails from Zimbabwe. A graduate of Georgia State University (BA) and the UCLA producing certification program, Chitunya has produced several award-winning shorts. She is an alumnae of Berlinale Talents, Durban Talents, Kyoto Filmmakers Lab, and CaribbeanTales Incubator. Her varied work experience includes: consulting for Zimbabwe International Film Festival, producing the Big PictureCon, interning for ICM at Cannes Film Festival, programming for Slamdance, Atlanta, and Shnit International Short Film Festivals, and marketing for Disney College Program. She serves as an Editorial Assistant at Marvel Studios. In 2016 Chitunya was awarded the Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation Fellowship grant of $10,000, and produced her first narrative feature film – A Hard Place.
Melissa Randle is a professional freelance script supervisor and producer/associate producer. Her diverse production experience includes a dozen TV shows, 20+ films, and hundreds of Commercial//Corporate videos & live events, with content in English, Spanish & Portuguese. She is also an active participant in the Atlanta Film Community serving as an advisor/ past president of Women In Film & Television Atlanta, in addition to participating with several local film festivals. As a guest speaker/ moderator she has been asked to cover a variety of topics from networking etiquette, to getting started in the film business, to teleprompting techniques for actors. Melissa serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation.
Ken Feinberg can call upon a three-dimensional career that embodies performing, writing and directing. His broad knowledge of the industry and his devotion to the arts, whether on film, television or stage, has been expressed in his many accomplishments. For over 25 years Feinberg has been directing, writing, producing and acting in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angles, New York and Atlanta. He is writer, director and producer for the feature film, Santa’s Workshop. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Creative Studios of Atlanta, a casting resource for production companies and casting directors in metro Atlanta.
1. EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
All are welcome to register for our complimentary Film & TV panels and paid educational workshops, presented in part by our community partyer, Rule the Set Academy.
2. BIGPICTURECON FILM & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
The BigPictureCon is our signature event, comprising of 2 days of educational panels, workshops and master classes on various industry topics, as well as networking with industry professionals and peers.
3. FISCAL SPONSORSHIP
Our fiscal sponsorship program is open to anyone seeking a nonprofit organization to assist with applying for federal, local or corporate grants. For details or to apply, use Find Out More link above.
3. FILMTECHCONNECT.COM ... coming soon!
We have had some amazing speakers, panelists and instructors at our conferences and special workshops over the years. In recognition of their commitment, talent and contribution to the BigPictureCon, we will be launching a new speaker portal with information about and networking capability for all of our speakers at FilmTechConnect.com. Stay tuned for details!
4. INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
We are pleased to work with local industry organizations to make opportunities available for students and industry newcomers. We also share information about local industry resources and organizations to assist student and emerging filmmakers of all ages. For details, please contact us.
Our Board of Directors
All of our speakers are carefully screened and selected for the sessions they participate in, All have excellent qualifications, completed works or works-in-progress, and come highly recommended. If you'd like to be considered as a speaker or know someone who would be a good fit for our program, please contact us.
- 2018 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (3899kb)
- 2015 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (1063kb)
- 2014 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (1314kb)
- 2013 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (962kb)
- 2009 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (1673kb)
- 2007 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (364kb)
- 2005 Conference Speaker Bio List, PDF (351kb)
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