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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

James C. Williamson

James C. Williamson

Producer / Writer

Before forming his production company - The Department of Special Projects - at the age of 25, James cut his teeth on producing marketing content for studios such as Sony Pictures, Paramount and Netflix. James’s work on the 2016 documentary ROOTS: A NEW VISION helped garner the film an Emmy nomination and NAACP Image Award. He has since focused on producing auteur-driven genre films with the Shudder Original, FRIED BARRY. FRIED BARRY dominated the 2020 genre festival circuit, winning 22 awards and playing at Fantasia International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, L'Etrange Film Festival, Torino Film Festival and Kyiv Molodist among others. FRIED BARRY has been a hit with fans and critics alike, earning a “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and finding distribution in over 70 countries. He is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa and is developing several genre feature film projects.

All Sessions by James C. Williamson

DAY FIVE POP CULTURE CONTENT 01 May 2024
15:40 - 16:25

MOVIES AND TV: WRITER'S UNBLOCKED! - THE KEY TO WRITING SCIPTS FOR FILM

POP CULTURE STAGE

Break through writer's block and tackle the fundamentals of writing for film/TV through guided creativity exercises. Led by experienced screenwriters, attendees will learn how to translate compelling stories from page to screen, including developing memorable characters, impactful dialogue, and properly structured scenes. Whether you're writing your first short film or aiming for a feature screenplay, this session will unlock your storytelling potential.

DAY TWO POP CULTURE CONTENT 28 Apr 2024
11:50 - 12:35

MOVIES AND TV: TALES OF A SHOW RUNNER -WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GOOD PRODUCER

POP CULTURE STAGE

What does it take to succeed as a producer in entertainment? This session provides an inside look at the world of TV and film production. Gain insights into breaking into the industry, pitching studios, and landing your first gig. Discover how to earn respect as an up-and-coming producer while managing planning, coordination, casting, directing, editing, finances, marketing and distribution. Learn tips for juggling the many moving parts of production while meeting expectations across teams, studios, and audiences. Whether you're an aspiring producer or simply interested in the behind-the-scenes process, this session uncovers the key skills and traits successful showrunners need to bring captivating stories to screens big and small.