September 2007 Announcement
Florida Film Institute Presents “Alternative Media Workshops”.

Florida Film Institute Presents
“Alternative Media Workshops” at the Florida Media Market Global Conference

October 20, 2007
The Alexander Hotel
5225 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Fl 33140

Orchid Room

The workshops will be hosted and moderated by famed Hollywood television Director, Morris Abraham and will focus on a series of one-of-a-kind workshops on various aspects of television production. The workshops done “live” and “in-person,” will feature film and video clips, lively discussion and interviews with industry professionals.
Director, Morris Abraham

9:00am to 10:45am
“What’s So Funny?”
This comedic themed workshop will focus on how to execute and maximize the most laughter from a given piece of material. From the Hollywood television production and network world, Andrew Singer, along with Morris Abraham will explore various aspects of the industry, including “retro” comedy to present day comedy.
Andrew Singer, Senior Vice President of Television Development at Lorne Michael’s Co Broadway Video

11:00am to 12:45pm
“Oh No! It’s The Geek Squad!”
Is content keeping up with new technology? Award winning technical director and television engineer, Kent Green will discuss and compare technical approaches used on “multi-camera” productions versus “single camera,” along with several other aspects of the technical TV world of production.
Kent Green, President
Kent Green Video Group

2:00pm to 4:00pm
“Keepn’ it Real!”
Participates will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of reality television from American Idol, Project Runway, The Tonight Show to Monday Night Football, it’s all reality. Television actor and talk show host, Gary Collins will break down the Talk-Show genre’s past, present and future.
Gary Collins Actor

Register online at $75.00 for the full day including lunch (limited to 80 participates) and open to all ages.

The Florida Film Institute (FFI) was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,320 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. FFI strives to provide a nurturing environment to teach the art, business and science of filmmaking, so that the participants may have the confidence and experience necessary to consider it as a viable career path.


FFI is always seeking financial and in-kind support. In the event that you would like to donate dollars (or maybe just some sense!) please click HERE or contact the FFI office directly and speak with Stephanie.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, Miami Dade College North Campus, School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT), Garnet Productions, Coral Gables Art Cinema, VideoLab Solutions, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.