In addition to our periodic educational workshops and informative film and video production sessions, we are the producers of the BigPictureCon Film & Technology Conference in Atlanta. We also collaborate with local industry organizations to provide volunteer opportunities and support industry events.
Fiscal Sponsorship makes acquiring funding for film projects a little easier. For details or to apply, click below.
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 interested, please contact us.
1. EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
All are welcome to register for our complimentary Film & TV panels and paid educational workshops, presented by 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. 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
Nancy B. Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation. She developed the organization and the BigPictureCon Film & Technology Conference with the goal of retaining film and video student talent in Georgia. 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. She served as Executive VP and & COO of Kiss The Limit Productions, an Atlanta based production company which has produced corporate projects for Coldwell Banker, Atlanta Medical Center, USAID, and Coca-Cola Federal Credit Union, among others. Kiss the Limit also produced a short film, The Promise, featuring Melissa McBride of The Walking Dead. Nancy is a member and former Board Member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta, and a member of the Atlanta Film Society.
Joe Howell is an executive producer and President of Stage Ten Studios. Joe has worked in the music and film industries for over 20 years, as an audio engineer, music producer, executive producer and songwriter. Joe worked for ABC Television Channel 31 (WAAY) in Huntsville, AL in audio and video. While working as a recording engineer in studios such as NYC's Chung King Studios, Sony Studios, The Hit Factory, Sound on Sound and others, he was able to secure a music publishing contract with Polygram/Universal Music Publishing. His work is showcased on LP album and live projects including Record Label LaFace/Arista, Record Label Bad Boy/Universal, StepSun/Tommy Boy, and many others. In 1996 he received ASCAP’s prestigious Rhythm and Soul Award for his chart-topping work on Billboard, and he holds a number of gold and platinum awards from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Lydia "Sue-Ellen" Chitunya is an emerging 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 alumni 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 recently wrapped post production on her first narrative feature film – A Hard Place. She aspires to create groundbreaking projects that transcend cultures and genres.
Ken Feinberg can call upon a productive 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 unique casting resource for top production companies and casting directors working in the metro Atlanta area.