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Lights Camera Iowa! Filmmakers Workshop Comes to Iowa Wesleyan College June 27

The Lights Camera Iowa! Southeast Iowa Filmmakers Workshop is coming to Iowa Wesleyan College on Saturday, June 27. The event will take place from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Chadwick Library on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College.

Participants will learn what it takes to get started in the film and entertainment industries from seasoned industry professionals. A general session will provide an overview of the types of careers that exist in the film industry along with opportunities for people to enter these exciting fields. Hair and makeup, acting, and production careers will be presented in separate break-out sessions.

Guest presenters include Hair and Makeup Professional Kerry Herta, writer and actor Mark Fauser, and film production specialist, Brian Frankish.

Kerry Herta will present a session on hair and makeup for film and TV. For 18 years, Herta has built a reputation throughout as an outstanding hair and makeup professional. Kerry has accumulated more than 100 film, television and print credits.

Mark Fauser will teach participants basic acting principles and explain the different kinds of acting. Fauser is a professional writer and actor. He has worked with many stars including Jimmy Stewart, Billy Bob Thorton, Hillary Swank, Charlize Theron, and Burt Reynolds. He is Executive Director of the Community School of the Arts in Marion, IN.

Brian Frankish will discuss the various kinds of work that are done behind the scenes: production, producing, directing, and crew work. With such films as Field of Dreams, Stuart Little, Righteous Kill, and The Crazies, to his credit, Brian Frankish has decades of experience in the entertainment business.

Event partners include Film Southeast Iowa, Iowa at Work, Iowa Wesleyan College, and Southeastern Community College.

Registration forms are available at area businesses, Southeastern Community College, Iowa Wesleyan College, and area Chambers of Commerce.

Registration is $50 and includes attendance, materials, and lunch. Persons may also register at the door for $65. To register, fill out form on flyer and return to Iowa Filmmakers Workshop c/o David File, Iowa Wesleyan College, 601 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-1398. For more information contact David File at 800-582-2383 or


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