Kentucky Film Events

Developing Kentucky’s film industry with monthly table reads and quarterly pitch events! Scroll down to learn about both types of events. Learn more about our founder here.  Click here to join us on Meetup.com or here to Join us on Facebook.

Monthly Table Reads

When: 4th Thursday each month, 7-9 PM

Where: Pizza Bar back private room 445 S 4th St.Click here to sign up & be notified Meter parking is free after 6 p.m.

Cost: Donation based ($5  minimum)

Who: Writers, actors, producers, directors, crew, curious and enthusiasts all welcome – Tv, Film, Media scripts read aloud by attendees to help develop. Playwrights and theater folks are also welcome.

  • Writers submit interest here
  • We will reply and schedule up to three writers at each event.
  • Actors  RSVP or show up. RSVP’D actors will be given priority. 
  • If selected, writers bring printed copies for all the characters in the pages that will be read or provide us a file we can project or people can read from their devices (Limit about 10 pages per writer unless we have less writers.)
  • Each event starts with introductions.
  • Writers  assign parts to attendees at the event. 
  • Chosen actors  read in front of the audience, and the writer may  open the discussion to brief feedback from attendees.
  • After all writers are finished, announcements can be made by attendees for their projects.
  • Open networking finishes out the evening.

To be announced

All entertainment industry professionals and those who are curious to learn more about the industry or Kentucky creatives. We aim to provide a safe space and develop creative voices and especially encourage and hope for applications and participation from a diverse rainbow of ethnicities, backgrounds and gender identities. Discrimination against these or projects that perpetuate it will not be tolerated. While table read participants will be seated at panel tables, there will be seating for everyone else to watch, learn, give feedback and then participate in networking after.

We ask all who attend these events to come with a growth mindset, willing to be supportive. We applaud people willing to jump in and do it messy, make mistakes and learn and grow together. Laugh through bumps together, offer support, clap wildly for each other. Constructive criticism is necessary to the creative process but we will not tolerate harassment, bullying or hateful communications. All feedback should be considered and worded to be supportive toward the creator’s goal

Be on time for introductions and be ready to tell us about yourself/project. 

Come with a list of character needs, scripts or a digital file in pdf form, and an open mind to the talent interpretations.

Bring tools to take notes.

Do not argue or be defensive to feedback. You don’t have to use it.

Be gracious and thank all talent or those who offer feedback.

 

Be on time for introductions. This is your chance to show off what you can do, so it’s recommended you come dressed nicely. Casual is okay if presented well. If you specialize in character acting or have special training or prefer a genre, be sure to say so in your introductions. Don’t be shy. You’re there to shine. You’re also cold reading. Do your best to bring life to the characters but don’t get bent out of shape over small mistakes. 

Yes! We’d love for more people to know how talented Kentucky folks are.

We all have ideas, but they become great and more likely to be executed with feedback.

We also need others to be aware of our work and talent, and this is an opportunity to show off our skills.

Our industry and infrastructure will become stronger through stronger relationships and a dedication from everyone to learn and grow together.

Limited seating will be reserved for those who RSVP. Those who don’t RSVP will be asked to stand until event starts and will still asked to make a donation. Actors who RSVP will be given reader seat access.

Our Partners:

Quarterly Pitch Events

Quarterly Pitch Events –

Whether you need to attach talent, find funding, or get distribution, this industry revolves around your ability to pitch your ideas effectively!

 

Who: Writers, actors, above and below the line crew, potential investors, enthusiasts, or those curious about Kentucky film or the process

When: Panelists, dates & location to be announced. We’ll be taking pitch submissions soon for May.

What: 

Writers, producers, directors present their pitch decks in front of audience & receive customized feedback from a panel of experienced pros everyone can learn from.

 

After pitches: Audience can ask panelists questions, followed by open networking. 

 

Individual Full Script Table Reads and Other Showcase Events – 

To Be Announced.

We will schedule write-ins, full table reads of selected projects or be available to hire to coordinate such events for individuals who want to display their talents without the hassle.

 

Kentucky’s Film and TV industry is Growing!

We all share a common goal – we want more work and projects in Kentucky, but we need a growth mindset and collaborative spirit to become competitive with other markets!

In a growth mindset, people believe current or basic abilities can be developed and improved through dedication, hard work and collaboration or feedback from others—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential.

 We want to attract more industry but especially want to see more Kentucky projects created. There is a gap here in educational opportunities related to story and project development that we hope to fill, but it will require all our individual folks dedicating themselves to develop their talents and continually learn.

Why we’re producing these events:

We want to see everyone reach their full potential and succeed! We agree with our partners that we must collaborate to develop and educate each other to create a strong community and infrastructure that will attract more industry, money and opportunities. With a collaborative and educational spirit,  we will combine our own story, development and producing skills with the expertise of other professionals and the support of our partners to produce a series of table reads, pitch sessions and other events meant to connect and develop the creative side of the Kentucky entertainment community.

Event RSVP links and additional information will be added soon!

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