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Filmmakers, students to get tips from top Hollywood producer

The Movie Masters forum returns to New Providence and Grand Bahama, giving Bahamian filmmakers access to accomplished Hollywood professionals.

Film and television producer Sean Robins will be the special guest of this year’s installment of the Movie Masters series. Robins is a partner of Broken Road Productions, which has produced films such as “Knight & Day” with Tom Cruise, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Nicolas Cage and “Tag” starring Jeremy Renner.

“We are fortunate to have Sean on board with us for the next Movie Masters,” said Clarence Rolle, general manager of the Bahamas Film & Television Commission. “Sean started his production career at George Clooney’s Maysville Pictures, and has gained a wealth of experience since then. With his experience in production and his screenwriting degrees, he will be particularly helpful to those who want to be producers and screenwriters.”

Movie Masters lectures will be held February 25-26 at the University of The Bahamas’ Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Center and February 27-28 on Grand Bahama at the Pelican Bay Resort Convention Center.

Lectures begin at 6 p.m. each evening. The first night on each island is dedicated to lessons for the producer and the second night focuses on screenwriting: structure for stories and characters.

The Bahamas Film & Television Commission launched the Movie Masters lecture series in 2018 to provide opportunities for Bahamians to benefit from the experience of individuals who have already made their mark on the film industry.

The inaugural Movie Masters event brought Vince Gerardis, co-executive producer of Game of Thrones, and Marcus Nispel, director of dozens of music videos and films such as “Friday the 13th”, to share their experience and knowledge with local filmmakers. University students and local filmmakers enjoyed talks with the filmmakers and spoke with them on various aspects of the film and television business.

Movie Masters is a complimentary event presented to the public by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

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