The Future of Filming Outside Los Angeles
It’s been a strange two years as we’ve tried to figure out how to work in a pandemic, but filmmakers are back to work. We’ll check in with filmmakers around the country to see how they have been pulling off productions in the time of Covid, and their hopes for the future.
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- 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.
- Ebony Blanding (ATL)
EBONY BLANDING is an award-winning writer/director from Atlanta, Georgia whose work explores grounded fantasy and tells stories about Black girls and women coming-of-age on their own terms. Accepted into the 2021 Blackmagic Collective Future Directors of Studio Features Fellowship and repped by Grandview management, through narrative, experimental and documentary film, Blanding meditates on Black folks living in the south and the mythical figures that live within the yoke of physical and spiritual worlds.
- Maurice Moore (AUSTIN)
Maurice Moore is an Award-Winning filmmaker, producer and actor. He’s the Founder/CEO of Motivate Pictures, a diverse production company with a primary focus in film and television development located in Austin, Texas. Maurice is also an accomplished stage and film actor and “acting coach.” His “Breathe Acting Studio”, also located in Austin, TX is a training ground for aspiring artist mastering their craft and making a profound impact in the film industry. Maurice is a well-respected and accomplished screenwriter as well. He’s written a number of feature films for both independent production companies and major Hollywood studios producers alike. He’s been a ghost-writer and script doctor on several motion pictures.
- Tanya Perez (NYC)
Born in NYC, raised in the South, Tanya Perez is a Latinx, performer, writer & filmmaker specializing in short-form comedy. Perez has excelled as a creator on both stage and screen and her stand-out work has received many awards and mentions. She has appeared on several networks and streaming series like Orange Is the New Black & Jessica Jones. Her comedy short, Peep Show, was a finalist at the ‘Women in Comedy HBO Insider Competition.’ With over 22 screenings globally, her film, Veronica, won ‘Best Actress’ at Story Mode Shorts Festival, ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Actress’ at Outlanta Con, and ‘Best Latinx Short’ at IndieFest. Perez also received an ‘Audioverse Award’ nomination for her audio play, Rincon. She is a featured writer on the upcoming audio narrative The Light Ahead produced by Naomi McDougal Jones and is a member of Latinx Playwrights Circle & Brown Girls Doc Mafia.