The Media Kids Foundation, Inc. Filmmakers Training Program introduces the arts of acting, digital storytelling, screenwriting and filmmaking to youth, ages 6-18, and provides them with venues and equipment for developing their storytelling talents. The program offers youth in low income areas opportunities to learn and share their creative work with peers, the public, professional filmmakers and screenwriters while raising awareness for topics such as Bullying, Racism, Social Justice and Black Lives Matter. By introducing our youth to the film industry, the program hopes to provide them new mediums to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the entire arts community.
Our mission is to build the next generation of Filmmakers and Digital Storytellers. Our program is an arts education program that improves students’ reading, writing, communication, media technology, and idea-expression skills through hands-on performing arts, filmmaking and screenwriting. The program is led by working entertaiment media professionals from various backgrounds and crew positions.
“I've always been a creative, but as a child, I didn't have the resources or the programs available for me to express my creativity. It's a blessing to be able to give back to these young people. I've had the opportunity to work with professional filmmakers, directors, producers and writers from all over the world. It’s been a wonderful experience and we hope to help and inspire the next generation of filmmakers and to prepare them for the workforce as well as teaching them new and innovation ways to express themselves. – GlenNeta Griffin, President and Founder of the Media Kids Foundation, Inc.
Our program will be provided to children in low income areas at no cost. With your help and donations, we can expand our training facility and studios, purchase new equipment, hire the best instructors to teach our youth and offer Red Carpet Events to premiere their work giving them memories and an experience of a lifetime.
Here's What We'll Use the Funds For:
- Instructors and Staff
- Cameras- DSLR’s and Lenses
- Lighting- 6 Continuous Lights Flood Lights
- Audio and Microphones- Boom Mics, Lavaliers, Mixer, Headphones
- Laptops & Computers: Macs Desktop and Mac Laptops
- Editing and Script Software: Final Draft, Photo Shop, Adobe Premiere CC
- Sound Effects and Music Rights
- Film Festival Fees
- Food Cards for Meals and Snacks
- Venue and Theater Rentals
For more information, contact (404) 988-7788 or email Hello@MediaKids.org. You can also visit us online at www.MediaKids.org