CineVita Productions is pleased to present two offerings:

A six-week, intensive Director’s Workshop and a One-Day Intensive One-on-One Director’s Workshop with DGA Director Kristen McGary:

Film Directing Intensive With DGA Director Kristen McGary Begins Saturday, August 8, 2009 for six Saturdays 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

For details: or call 404.873.2446 One-Day Intensive One-on-One With DGA Director Kristen McGary 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Dates to be determined by appointment only. For details: or call 404.873.2446

In the Film Directing Intensive the student will learn aspects of film directing from script to screen. From an idea that becomes a script, to casting, pre-production, production and post: by the end of the six week intensive each student will walk away with either a completed short film or the tools to complete a film. This is a hands-on directing study that has participants shooting video on the first day of instruction. Access to camera and editing equipment is preferable, yet not mandatory. How does an idea translate to the film medium? Does the film medium best serve the idea? If so, what words are necessary to convey that idea? What images? Casting is critical, so students will also cast their own films. Students will work in groups on initial projects. The final project will require the participant’s direction, with his or her unique style. In the One-Day Intensive One-on-One, the study will reflect the individual’s needs. Each student will be assessed beforehand and the intensive will be tailored accordingly.

Where & When Classes to be held at: CineVita Productions 1123 Zonolite Road, NE, Suite A Atlanta, Georgia 30306


Kristen McGary
Kristen McGary is an award winning film director in the Director’s Guild of America (DGA).  Her feature film, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, stars Keith Carradine, Mare Winningham, and Ty Pennington.  Ociee is distributed by 20th Century Fox and won IMAGE’s (AFF) Southeastern Mediamakers Award.  McGary has an MFA in directing from the University of Georgia and an ABJ in film also from UGA.