Having trouble producing your movie?

Workshop aims at giving aspiring indie filmmakers strategies
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Stand Out Talent is opening the doors of Tower Theater for IndieCon on Sunday, Sept. 18.

IndieCon is a community for independent filmmakers, game producers, animators and visual storytellers to help them support one another in realizing their creative goals. In Roseville, the group will host a workshop called “Overcoming the Catch 22’s of Producing Your First Feature Film.”

During the workshop, attendees will hear from prominent industry guest speakers on ideas, strategies and insights for getting into the entertainment industry and making a movie.

Tower Theater is operated by Stand Out Talent, a nonprofit organization that offers programs designed to develop and train local artists for work in performing and media arts. The group also hosts outreach programs, concerts, film premieres and classic movie nights.

For those craving even more information, check out the Content, Creation and Distribution Expo on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 in downtown Loomis. The free event is all about entertainment and how to create, produce and make money on music, films and videos using new technology.

Nonstop entertainment from morning to afternoon and speakers, panel discussions and workshops will give the do-it-yourself video, movie or music producer all the how-tos they’ll need to be successful, organizers say.

There are programs by and for musicians, song-writers, scriptwriters and camera operators. There are also programs on writing a business and marketing plan, self-promotion, using social media and networks and using the Internet to sell the finished product.

~ Sena Christian


1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18
Where: Tower Theater, 421 Vernon St. in Roseville
Cost: $22 student, $29 general admission (register online), $39 at the box office

Content, Creation and Distribution Expo
What: Free music, entertainment, workshops, panels and speakers
When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17
Where: Downtown Loomis, at Blue Anchor Park, Loomis Train Depot, Blue Goose Fruit Shed and Koinonia.
Cost: Free parking and admission