All Chapters Face Off!
What is the best city to shoot in? Which are the worst? Join us for a fun and informative discussion with panelists from Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Austin and New England as they share their filming experience and knowledge for their areas and others as well! Learn about locations, permits, incentives, as well as how to find cast and crew, and ask about other places you want to shoot!
- Alecia Orsini (NE)
Alecia Orsini is an award winning Producer, Director and multi-media professional with 15+ years experience working in the film industry. She has worked for GBH fundraising and marketing for local NPR stations, owned her own video production agency as well as advised productions as a consultant.
Alecia is a prominent voice in the region’s film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England. She also devotes time to Save MA Film Jobs, working behind the scenes for the grassroots organization supporting the Film Tax Incentives in the state of Massachusetts. She’s a staunch advocate, utilizing her experience and platform to amplify the voices of the un-derserved within the film industry such as women of color and members of the LGBTQI+ com-munities. In 2012 she was named one of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 for her volunteer work & entrepreneurship and in 2019 she was named an Imagineer for her service to the film industry by Imagine Magazine. Alecia recently returned to the directors chair and com-pleted filming of the short drama “Late Fall”. Aside from her professional work Alecia is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, can drive a stick shift and is the proud mother of a rambunctious tod-dler.
- Caytha Jentis (NYC)
Caytha is a successful independent 1ilmmaker who began making movies while driving carpools in suburban New Jersey. She currently resides in NYC. Pooling to Paradise is her most recent 1ilm that she wrote and produced and stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Lynn Chen, Dreama Walker, Jordan Carlos and Taryn Manning. It will be released in the Spring.
Caytha’s other 1ilm credits include: The Other F Word, a short form comedic series that originally streamed on Amazon Video direct. It was one of their top series four months in a row. The cast in-cludes: Steve Guttenberg, Judy Gold, Alysia Reiner and Gilbert Gottfried.
Bad Parents, a comedy that she wrote/produced and directed was licensed to Cinedigm and Relata-tivity Media currently streams on HBO and Starz. The movie had previously streamed on Net1lix and made Redbox and iTunes top 20 comedy lists. The cast includes: Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri, Christopher Titus and Kristen Johnston.
And Then Came Love, a romantic comedy feature, was licensed to Warner Brothers, reached net pro1its and played in heavy tv rotation. It now streams on Amazon. Its cast includes: Vanessa Wil-liams, Eartha Kitt, Anna Camp and Ben Vereen. Caytha also wrote/directed and produced The One, (2009) a feature 1ilm drama distributed by TLA Releasing and wrote the thriller feature 1ilm Ex-posed.
She began her career as a literary agent in New York. Caytha was pro1iled by the Writers Guild as well as Screenwriter Magazine. She is a member of the Writers Guild East, Film Fatales and the Pro-ducers Guild.
- Jaclyn Amor (LA)
Often appropriately deemed as a “Jac of all trades”, Jaclyn Amor is an international, Filipino Austral-ian, freelance director, producer and writer. With a unique background in creative direction, fine arts and performance, Jaclyn’s work includes music videos, fashion editorial films, branded content, influencer campaigns, digital series, VR projects, narrative shorts and features. From directing the Asian American International Film Festival, to creating content for the likes of ABC Australia, Bravo, Google, YouTube, College Humor, Adaptive Studios, and Conde Nast, Jaclyn has worked passionately towards highlighting the talents of fellow creators from diverse backgrounds, in hopes to contrib-ute to the positive change in the entertainment industry. She is currently in post for two features, developing three series, and is writing on a feature which will shoot later this year.
- Maurice Moore (AUSTIN)
Motivate Pictures is a multi-media entertainment platform with a primary focus in Film and Televi-sion development and distribution.
Before creating Motivate Pictures, Maurice had a long and entertaining journey in and around the film industry. Right out of the gate, Maurice received a life changing opportunity. As a child actor, his first role was in the Academy Award nominated film “The Color Purple” directed by Steven Spielberg. This fueled his passion at an early age of becoming a producer and filmmaker.
After college, Maurice Co-founded his first production company JEMfire Entertainment, LLC in Aus-tin, TX. JEMfire Entertainment focused on developing young actors and writers, as well as develop-ing high concept short film content. Soon after JEMfire, Maurice lunched REELEYES Productions. REELEYES afforded local artists the structural knowledge and ability to create, develop and produce their own works.
Through REELEYES, Maurice wrote, produced and directed a number of films including the award-winning dramas “In One Lifetime” and “Mind Reader 8.”
Once he made the move to Los Angeles, Maurice founded ANAIK FILMS. Through ANAIK FILMS Mau-rice produced and directed multiple award winning and critical acclaimed films, including, “Reflec-tions,” (which was the catalyst for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s short-lived Arnold’s Classic Film Festi-val), “Collisions,” “Sixufus” (Six of Us), “Break,” “Honeymoon” and “Founding Father,” among many others.
Soon after, Maurice expanded with the development of ANAIK FILMS EUROPE, where he works abroad with filmmaking partners Alex Rios and Frank Rios, producing films internationally.
Maurice is a well-respected and accomplished screenwriter having option and/or sold a number of original works for independent film companies and studios alike, as well as been a ghost-writer and script doctor on several motion pictures.
He’s also an accomplished stage/film actor and acting coach. His “Breathe Acting Studio” located in Austin, TX is a training ground for aspiring artist who’s developing their craft and making a profound impact in the industry.
- T.C. Barrera (ATL)
T.C. Barrera is a writer and director originally from Los Angeles currently based in Atlanta. In 2016, he founded Big Pond Pictures, a company that works in creative development and is current-ly in development of its first independent feature, We’ll Be Okay, shooting later this year. He’s worked in every aspect of production; and, when he’s not directing, he works as an assistant direc-tor on projects ranging from massive triple-A, studio budgets to small micro budgets in feature films, commercials, and music videos. He’s had a passion for cultivating the next generation of filmmakers for years and loves the development of independent films. He likes long walks on the beach. He also prefers margaritas over pina coladas.