RUN OF SHOW
The ACT UP! monthly series takes place each month in our primary and egress markets. Each city follows the same brand format.
5:30pm - 7:30pm : Writers meet with actors and actresses on site to prepare for the live read portion of the evening. Writers can pull from the event actor pool or bring their own team to present the live read to the audience. Before hitting the stage, the team meets with the ACT UP Managing Producer, Qualah and Managing Director, Khalil Kain, for additional guidance and actor notes.
8pm - 10 pm : The writer, using the actors from the Actor's Den, presents 5 pages of their script to an audience of fellow writers, producers, directors and film investors. After each reading, Quala leads a Q&A discussion with the writer and audience.
10 pm - 11pm : Chat n Chew - Have some drinks and meet everyone in the room while jamming to golden age Hip Hop. The person next to you could lead to your next gig, be a film investor or a new resource.
In conjunction with the Hip Hop Film Festival's 2020 season, one writer from the monthly program series will be invited into the Harlem Film House's incubator for writers called ACT OUT!
ACT OUT is led by Director/Writer , Actor KHALIL KAIN, and Actress/Writer/ACT UP! Managing Producer QUALAH.
The selected writer's work will be presented in full workshop format (complete with staging, set design and casting) that will combine live theatre & film in a way never experienced.
2019 WINNER COURTNEY SAIZON / PROSPECT PARK
Submissions are called in from all over the world for writers to submit their scripts for a chance to win an acquisition meeting with THEO ROSSI's DOSDUDES pictures, prizes from FINAL DRAFT AND BACKSTAGE and more.
Three HHFF screenwriter finalists are given 10 minutes to perform a live read of their script for our panel of Hollywood heavyweights and an audience of their peers, casting agents and potential investors.
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