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DeadCenter Film Festival offers free seminars for Oklahoma high school students

Free seminars offered by deadCenter Film Festival for Oklahoma high school students will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Paramount Theater, 701 W Sheridan Ave. Interested students should sign up at www.deadcenterfilm.org.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 20, 2013
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As part of its fall education program, the deadCenter Film Festival will host of series of free seminars for high school students interested in filmmaking.

The seminars will take place during fall break from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Paramount Theater, 701 W Sheridan Ave., on historic Film Row. Seating is limited, so interested students should sign up on the deadCenter home page at www.deadcenterfilm.org.

The seminars are open to all high school-age students and will cover every aspect of filmmaking, including moviemaking in Oklahoma, choosing film subjects, screenplay writing, acting, auditioning, film production, crew positions, camera equipment training, film education programs in Oklahoma, film festivals and distribution. The goal is to give each participant a comprehensive overview of the filmmaking process.

Seminars will be led by deadCenter Executive Director Lance McDaniel and deadCenter Director of Programming Kim Haywood. McDaniel has worked on 14 feature films, including the Oscar Best Picture-winning “Million Dollar Baby.” McDaniel's most recent directorial effort, the family comedy “Crazy Enough,” opened the Los Angeles Comedy Festival earlier this year and won Best Comedy, Best Narrative Feature and Best Director at various film festivals around the country before eventually hitting theaters, Netflix, Redbox and Amazon.com.

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