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MCA-I Sept 18 Meeting: Filmmaker's Perspective

6 Tips for Operating in Hollywood Today and Financing Your Projects.

—An Evening with Writer-Producer-Director Alton Glass—

How does a young independent filmmaker get to do 5 feature films, documentaries, TV Pilots, a slew of music videos and more? Where do you get the money? How do you find the right talent; the right projects; manage your career trajectory and weather the negatives? What is it like doing this from the African-American perspective? Join MCAI as we present a talented and accomplished filmmaker who will show you how to define your own success. Register Online Now

Alton Glass, CEO of Glassrock Entertainment, is a successful writer-producer-director in a number of genres from Feature films to television. He brought to life the indy comedy, "The Candy Shop," and wrote the prison drama "The Mannsfield 12." His last project the thriller, "The Confidant," features Billy Zane and Richard Roundtree in the cast. His TV series pilot, "The Crew-Los Angeles" was sold to Viacom. Glass was also producer and director for a music show for NBC Nonstop, “Real Music Live." His latest project is a feature-length drama entitled "CRU" about four high shcool friends that experience a tragic car accident and reconnect 20 years later to mend their lives back together. The film features Keith Robinson, Richard T. Jones, Allison Eastwood and Harry J. Lennix to name a few.

Alton Glass, has had an extensive career directing/producing "docu-style" promo's and behind-the-scenes for such artist as Enrique Iglesias, Tony Hawk, Nelly, Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Rowland and more. Utilizing his eye for detail and storytelling, he transitioned this skill into directing and producing narrative feature films and unscripted television. Raised in Detroit, MI, his tenacity and hustle has garnered him Awards such as Best Screenplay at the HBO American Black Film Festival and landed projects with major television networks likes Warner Bro's, MTV, BET, Showtime and others. Recently, Glass has expanded his endeavors with Glassrock Studios—a 3,000 sq ft creative hub for content creation for Film/TV and photography. Glassrock now also offers full production services with a goal to always create results-driven entertainment.  Currently, Alton maintains several projects in various stages of production.

Don't miss this talented media artist and filmmaker as he share his experiences, perspectives and advice about our industry today.

 As always, bring a friend and plenty of business cards. Come early and network with other media professionals over light food.


EVENT: Industry Perspective: 6 Tips for Operating in Hollywood Today and Financing Your Projects.
Monthly meeting of the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-I,

DATE: Wednesday September 18, 2013

TIME:  Event starts at 6:15 PM with networking over refreshments and food. Program starts 7:00 PM

COST: Students with valid ID and MEMBERS of MCA-I pay $5 All others pay $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register online at OC New Media Meetup Group

LOCATION: Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center,
1300 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

From the 405 exit onto Bristol St heading North.  Go past South Coast Plaza, for 3.5 miles.  Just  after you cross Edinger, the DMC will be on your left. Go to Wilshire and make a U turn into the parking lot. Parking is Free.

From I-5 Exit onto the 55 Newport Fwy heading South. Take the second exit, Edinger Ave, and turn left, heading West 3.2 miles toward Bristol St. Turn lefto onto Bristol and a U-turn at Wilshire to enter the DMC grounds. Parking is Free.


About the Digital Media Center
Opened in 2006, It is the first facility of its kind in OC to combine education and business in the digital media industry. The Digital Media Center is a partnership of  The Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College (SAC), the City of Santa Ana and the US Dep’t of Commerce Economic Developent Administration. The Center attracts, develops, and provides resources for digital media businesses. The second floor houses a digital media business incubator and meeting rooms; the first floor contains the SAC TV Studio and meeting rooms.