The Movie Masters forum returns to Nassau and Grand Bahama this month, giving Bahamian filmmakers access to accomplished Hollywood professionals.
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. Prolific film and television producer, Sean Robins, will be the special guest of this year’s instalment 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 and 26 in Nassau at the University of The Bahamas’s Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Center and February 27 and 28 on Grand Bahama Island at the Pelican Bay Resort’s Convention Center. Lectures begin at 6pm 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 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 dialogued 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.