Monday, June 7, 2010

The Gideon Film Festival

Hi all, Lynette Eason here.

My turn to post came due at a great time.

I’m at the Gideon Film Festival at Ridgecrest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. My husband was asked to teach a track on songwriting and I was asked if I would like to be one of the “Honored Authors”. That means joining in with people like Deborah Raney (pictured on the left), Ane Tatlock, Ray Blackston, Rebecca Seitz (pictured on the right), Sarah Anne Sumpolec, and MANY more.

Naturally, I jumped on that opportunity.

In the past four days, I have learned so much about the Christian film industry, met producers looking for books to turn into movies, screenwriters looking for books to adapt into a screenplay, taken classes on screenwriting and acting, talked until I’m hoarse, watched wonderful Christian films…and the list goes on!

If you are interested in media and film, screenwriting, working behind the camera or acting, this is the conference for you.

Yvonne Lehman (pictured on the far left next to Vonda Skelton in the middle) who used to be the director for the Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference is very involved in the Gideon Conference. She and Ane Tatlock are "in charge of" the Honored Authors program.

Lori Marrett, Yvonne’s daughter, and her husband Rodney, are the directors of this conference and do a great job.

All I can say is, GO, if have the chance. So check out the web site for more information.

But work out regularly for at least a month. You’ve never seen so many stairs in your life. This is one conference that is heart healthy and you’ll lose weight whether you want to or not, guaranteed!

And you might even get to meet someone famous! Muse Watson gave the keynote speech Sunday night at the banquet and did a great job. My daughter knew him, not for NCIS, but from iCarly!! LOL. She was THRILLED to meet him.


Dana Mentink said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Yes, gotta love all the stairs at Ridgecrest! LOL

That looked like fun!

PamelaTracy said...

Sounds like your cup is being filled. I am so ready for a conference.

Ramona Richards said...

Oh, I SO want to go to this conference. Some of my best plotting skills came from my screenwriting classes. And I LOVE Ridgecrest. Thanks for sharing this!

Lynette Eason said...

LOL Kit! You know exactly what I'm talking about, don't you?? And yes, Pamela, I needed that conference. It was so wonderful to get away. Now I just need to keep up the workout that I unwillingly started with the built in stairmaster. Ramona, the dates for the conference for next year are August 6-11. Hope to see you there!