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October 5, 2006 Announcement
Renowned Acting Coach Sherry Faith to Open, FFI’s Free Film School This Saturday.

Sherry Faith

Renowned Acting Coach Sherry Faith to Open, FFI’s Free Film School This Saturday Morning . . .

The Florida Film Institute, in conjunction with the Miami Children’s Museum, is opening its 11th Film School at the Museum this Saturday with the Guest Appearance Of Sherry Faith, renowned Actress, Model and Acting Coach.

This exciting and challenging 12-session filmmaking program is FREE to students from middle through high school and always attracts great creative young minds from all over South Florida.

Ms Faith, who teaches her on-going professional “Masters Class Acting Workshop Series” at Greenwich Film Studios and her ever popular Kidzz-On-Camera Series in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Ms Faith has studied under the 3 greatest scholars of our time (Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner) from the renowned Actor’s Studio. She has had a long and successful career in Movies, Modeling, Television and Theatre.

Ms Faith has lived and worked in Milan, Italy for the foremost fashion houses, she has represented the United States throughout the World as a premier dancer, she’s appeared on stage as such characters as Lady Macbeth and Blanche Dubois, and has appeared in such movies as Nighthawks, The Falcon And The Snowman, and Any Given Sunday, and Michael Mann’s original Miami Vice TV series. She participated in the opening of the New World School of the Arts, and is a past president of the Florida Motion Picture and Television association (FMPTA). Ms Faith has been teaching acting for the past 25 years and many of her students have gone on to enjoy successful careers in television and movies. For more information on the workshops with Ms Faith’s please call 305.899.2288.

“It’s hard not to involve yourself in the excitement that the children generate in these classes,” said Sherry. “They just get so engaged when they find out what they are about to learn and participate in, that it’s just a joy to part of it. This is a wonderful opportunity for any Child who has an interest in the Film Industry”.

Each workshop will feature a highly experienced working professional who will provide an in-depth look at one of the following topics: script writing, location shooting, cinematography, acting on screen, lighting, directing, editing, sound, wardrobe, makeup and marketing. In addition to the aesthetic and technical basics of the discipline, the workshops address the business environment of the motion picture industry in order to realistically prepare the students for a career.

So Mark Your Child’s Calendar!

Film School XI Begins: Saturday, October 7, 2006 – February 2007 for 12 Saturdays (12 workshops), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Your Child Must Attend the Oct 7th workshop audition to be considered for entry into the program.

As always FILM MENTORS ARE NEEDED!

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.

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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.