Film for Change
Facilitated by SHAUN M. MATHIS, Writer, Director, and Co-owner, Laconic Productions

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Film has a unique power to captivate us and change the world beyond what we may have imagined. Everyone has a story to tell, but there is a workflow for turning a good idea into a great screenplay. In this session, we’ll discuss what makes a story worth telling, how to make it marketable, and the social and cultural responsibilities we have as filmmakers.

We’ll also discuss:

  • How to develop a logline for your film/story
  • The difference between a good and a great story
  • How to balance reality and creativity when telling a true story

Shaun is an Atlanta-based writer, director, and co-owner of Laconic Productions. His work has been seen on Amazon, BET, and Aspire TV, and has featured well-known actors such as Clifton Powell and Grammy award-winning rapper 2 Chainz. Shaun hosts a weekly writer’s room to help new and aspiring writers break into the industry or sharpen their skills. He is co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization Film Family Org.