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ABOUT

SATURDAY, march 9, 2019

WHAT DO YOU GET...
What do you get when you put the executive producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood and co-creator and writer of the Showtime Original Series, White Famous (BUDDY LEWIS), in a room with the producer and production manager of A Beautiful Soul and Armed (KIMBERLY OGLETREE)? Wait. Put Casting Director and producer who cast The Perfect MatchBrotherly Love, Kicks and the current touring Stage Play Redemption of a Dogg (NATASHA WARD, CSA) in that same room.  Now, what do you get?

That’s what Film Director ALYCIA COOPER did and she got TRADE, a much-anticipated suspense/thriller short film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TRADE team is an extraordinary, intense, gathering of Hollywood’s finest filmmakers. So intense, that Alycia couldn't let this unique teaching moment pass. So, she’s pulling back the Hollywood veil to show a select number of aspiring filmmakers just what it takes to make a film.

 

In this Filmmaking Intensive, the filmmakers of TRADE share everything you need to know about creating content for all sized screens.

TRADE

"A theoretically straight man

who likes to get serviced by gay men

with little or no sexual reciprocation"

Moonlight and Brokeback Mountain meet Fatal Attraction

aBOUT TRADE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
FILMMAKERS. ACTORS. COMEDIANS. If you’ve ever wanted to make movies, create television, produce digital web series, script write, write songs for or score a film, or even act, here is an opportunity to come along for the making of TRADE and glean from the experience of its executive producers, director, producers, writers, casting director, and production team. ​

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
It’s an Intense full day of learning with Hollywood FILMMAKERS at The DEN in Little Rock, and it doesn't stop there. All roads lead back to Hollywood as you'll have access granted to the set to meet the actors and get a behind the scenes look at real filmmaking. Your Intensive also includes VIP tickets to the public and private screenings of TRADE and one participant will be able to rename a major character in the film and receive associate producer credits. 

WAIT.

THERE'S MORE!

But First,
Meet Our Filmmakers

 
ALYCIA COOPER
DIRECTOR

The creator, writer, and director of TRADE, Alycia Cooper, is an award-winning comedian, actress ("The Parkers", "Raising Hope", "Grounded for Life", "Cries of the Unborn", "As Evil Does", recurring role as Michelle in "Poz Roz"), and  film director. Alycia got her start in the television industry as a segment director on "The Dr. Phil Show" and is a DGA Emmy nominated director. As a comedian, she has been the opening act for some of the biggest names in comedy: Dave Chappelle, the late Dick Gregory, George Wallace, Whitney Cummings, Paul Mooney, Tom Arnold, and Felipe Esparza.  She also performed her comedy on the national stages of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing", "America’s Got Talent", "Stand Up In Stilettos", BET’s "Comic View", Byron Allen’s "Comics Unleashed", Hulu's "Coming to the Stage", and Nuvo TV’s "Stand Up & Deliver". As a member of the highly acclaimed Directors Guild of America, Alycia is a part of the 2% of African-American female directors in the guild and makes her directorial debut in TRADE.

BUDDY LEWIS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Buddy Lewis is an actor, writer, comedian, and executive producer of TRADE. His credits include HBO’s "Def Comedy Jam", BET’s "Comic View", "The Laugh Factory", Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup", "Drake & Josh", "The Suite Life of Zach & Cody", "Boston Legal", Disney’s hit show "That’s So Raven", "For Richer For Poorer", JD Lawrence’s "Community Service", "The Parkers", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Sister, Sister", "Yes Dear", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "Martin", Nickelodeon’s "All That", Fox’s "Mad TV", Cedric The Entertainer’s "Sketch Show", "The Parker’s", "The Steve Harvey Show", Fox Kids cartoon "Little Shop", Tom Joyner’s syndicated radio soap opera "It’s Your World", and "The Jammies". He has also executive produced "The Real Husbands of Hollywood " starring Kevin Hart and he co-created the Showtime Original Series "White Famous", based on the life of Jamie Foxx and starring Foxx and Saturday Night Live alumn Jay Pharoah. He has worked and succeeded in many facets of the entertainment business spanning from stand up comedy, warm up personality, Host/MC, actor, writer and comedy show producer. Buddy's primary focus is in the area of scriptwriting and his “Breaking into Hollywood: Comedy & Writing" seminar.

NATASHA WARD
producer / casting director

Natasha Ward is a prominent American casting director. For nearly 15 years, she has cast a wide scope of media, from award-winning feature films, short films, television, and theatre to digital series, commercials, and reality shows. In 2016, Natasha was the casting director for the Lionsgate film "The Perfect Match" starring Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Terrence Jenkins, three "BETHer" feature films, "Kicks" starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, and "9 Rides" which won awards at over 10 film festivals around the world including awards for "Best Film" and "Best Actor" Dorian Missick. A year later she cast "Brotherly Love" starring Keke Palmer and Cory Hardrict. Most recently, her feature film, "A Boy, A Girl, A Dream" starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good, which was shot in one day and in one single take, was selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and released in theaters this year. With more than one hundred casting projects under her belt and multiple awards in her field, Natasha has marked her directorial debut with the short film "MINE" which is currently showcasing in film festivals nationwide. She also began to explore the realms of producing with the SXSW premiered film "9 Rides", the first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPhone 6s and in 4k. Natasha recently cast and is touring with the theatrical production "Redemption of a Dogg" starring Grammy Award nominees Snoop Dogg, Tamar Braxton, and Eric Benet. Natasha is always casting and producing major projects on all platforms. She most recently won the ITV Best of Fest with her short film "88". Natasha is a member of the professional guild Casting Society of America (CSA) and continues to use her experience as a casting director to improve the industry, serving as an acting coach, providing workshops for aspiring actors, and traveling with lectures and classes for the next generation.

KIMBERLY OGLETREE
PRODUCER

Kimberly Ogletree is a producer of over 200 music videos. She has produced over 20 films and television shows for Viacom, Universal, BET, MTV, TV One, and Bounce TV.  As Supervising Producer for BET’s Special Projects and Development, she oversaw ten Arabesque original TV movies and music supervised nine. Kimberly operated her own production company at Sunset Gower Studios for ten years where she developed and produced content for multiple studios. She has worked with talent such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Mo’nique, Harry Lennix, Tasha Smith, Lesley-Ann Brandt, William Fitchner, and Ryan Guzman along with award-winning directors Julie Dash, Neema Barnette, Jeff Byrd, Craig Ross, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, and Carl Weathers. Her latest feature, "Armed", directed by Mario Van Peebles was released theatrically and simultaneously on Amazon in September. Earlier this spring, Kimberly's six-episode series, "Monogamy" aired on the Urban Movie Channel, owned and operated by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson. Kimberly's most recent venture is the creation of Karat Entertainment International, Inc., where she plans to produce content for all platforms globally. Kimberly is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Women In Film, a Board Member for Greenlight Women and Chair of the Industry Lab at The New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California.

8:00AM - Breakfast
Meet & Greet
Come early to meet the TRADE filmmakers and get to know fellow participants. Network to find writing partners, collaborators, business associates, and workers for your project.
9:00AM - Filmmaker interviews
all about trade
Deborah talks with the filmmakers about the details of his/her career and their work on the TRADE film. Alycia discusses what TRADE is about, why she wrote the short film, its importance in today's society, how she's getting it made, and her plans to expand it to a feature film. You'll receive the full script and will get an opportunity to rename one of the lead characters and receive associate producer credits.
11:00AM - Brunch / Panel Discussion
THE ART OF THE DEAL
How much money can you expect to make from your project or movie? How do you figure it out? How much money is really made in Hollywood? Our filmmakers share the financial and business details of getting a deal to work on a movie. Whether it's as an extra, actor, director, producer, or in production, the filmmakers tell you the real art of the deal.
12:00 - 5:00PM - breakout Sessions
5:00PM - Dinner / Q & A 
from creation to distribution
Our filmmakers have created, produced, directed, casted, and acted in shorts and feature films that have been distributed internationally and seen on all screens and the stage. How did they do it? How do you get your film shown on BET, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Netflix, UMC, Viacom, Universal, BET, MTV, TV One, and Bounce TV, Network TV, and the big screen? Filmmakers explain the process in this open Q&A. What do you want to know?
6:30PM - 8:00PM - Breakout Sessions
8:00PM - 10:00PM - networking
movie screening - armed
Written and directed by Mario Van Peebles, ARMED stars notables Ryan Guzman, William Fichtner, Columbus Short, Dionne Warwick, Van Jones, and Roland MartinTRADE Producer Kimberly Ogletree served as Line Producer on ARMED and will discuss her role before the screening.

PERKS & BONUSES

full day with the TRADE filmmakers in little rock or online

 

access granted to the Los Angeles set of TRADE

 

invitation to be a film extra in TRADE

 

invite to public and private screenings OF TRADE in los angeles

 

opportunity to rename the main character in TRADE who plays the wife and receive associate producer movie credits

 

receive a signed copy of the TRADE script

 

receive special thanks in

TRADE movie credits

 

get a signed TRADE t-shirt

 

download the TRADE digital soundtrack

 

photo opportunities with the TRADE filmmakers at the intensive or ON THE LOS ANGELES SET

Moonlight and Brokeback Mountain meet Fatal Attraction

TRADE

"A theoretically straight man

who likes to get serviced by gay men 

with little or no sexual reciprocation."

Felonious Hinds is a career criminal who becomes obsessed with his cellmate, Alonzo ‘Zo’ Harrison. Zo is a happily married father of two.  They spend every day and night together for six months in prison. On a dimly lit, pre-dawn morning, the lines are crossed.

 

On Zo's release date, he gives Felonious a fist pound, as if they barely know one another. Zo heads back out into the real world, never to see or hear from Felonious again… or so he thinks.

 

TRADE is a thrill ride suspense/thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. 

TRADE TEAM

 

Alycia Cooper – Director

Buddy Lewis – Executive Producer

Deborah Robinson – Executive Producer

Kimberly Ogletree – Producer

Angela Burris – Producer

Crystal Powell – Associate Producer

Gwendolyn McClain – Marketing Director

Eric McClure – Composer

Natasha Ward – Casting Director