CAMERAderie: Act Two – Pre-Production & Worldbuilding Convention


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CAMERAderie: Act Two – Pre-Production & Worldbuilding Convention

5-1-21 - 5-2-21

Free – $100.00

Presented by Dell, Intel, and Nvidia

Join Women In Media for this comprehensive 2-day virtual Pre-Production & Worldbuilding Convention, fitting for any and all crew members looking to hone their filmmaking skills.

Whether you are taking part in the CAMERAderie: Act Two pre-production lab or not, these keynotes, seminars, panels and networking opportunities are in-valuable. There will be a focus on collaboration and preparation for your shorts, features, and any visual moving picture.  Learn from the best – from the pre visualization to creative collaboration, to clearance and product placement, to choosing between built sets and locations – you will leave with a fuller idea of how departments work and work together.

Check back for announcements about additional speakers and raffle prizes from our Sponsors! 

Raffle Prizes

You must be present to be eligible to win these valuable prizes!

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Scriptation Industry Pro 1-year License

Retail value: $60.00

Scriptation, the PDF annotation app for film, television, and video production, is the ground-breaking app for filmmakers that intelligently transfers your annotations, notes, and markups into new script revisions.

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Artemis Pro + Helios Licenses

Retail value: $29.99 each

Artemis was the first digital viewfinder for smartphones. Over the years it has become an indispensable tool for professional filmmakers used by Oscar winners and film students the world over. Every day it helps people line up shots that become the world’s favorite moments in film and television. This year Artemis was awarded an Emmy for its contribution to filmmaking, an award for which we are very honored.

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Rosco Mixbook

Retail value: $94
MIXBOOK is a digital swatchbook that enables users to pre-visualize gel and LED colors in order to communicate their color choices with other members of their team. This helpful lighting tool is controlled via Bluetooth® by our free myMIX® app to enable lighting professionals to explore how their color choices will perform in the reality of their project.

FilmCraft Director’s Chair

Retail value: $310

Two lucky winners will have these gorgeous chairs, with personalized canvases, delivered right to their homes!

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Convention Program

DAY 1 – MAY 1, 2021

**Tickets are sold by the day.**

Note: all times listed below are PST

10:00 – 10:20 AM PST



Tema Staig, Women in Media Executive Director, Production Designer Battlefield America, Art Director, Kissing Jessica Stein and CAMERAderie Producer

An introduction about what is in store this weekend – panels, guest speakers, seminars and networking opportunities!

10:20 – 11:15 AM PST

KEYNOTE: Worldbuilding and Visual Storytelling

Ina Mayhew, Production Designer Queen Sugar, Dolly Parton’s Heart Strings, Teen Wolf

This keynote focuses on the world that exists beyond your script.  We will discuss the visual language that moves beyond what is hinted at, but not explicitly written in a screenplay and how that is collaborated on with your creative keys.

11:15 AM -12:00 PM PST

Brunch Break

12:00 – 1:30 PM PST

SEMINAR: The Art and Craft of Costume Design

Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Costume Designer, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Coming to America, Michael Jackson: Thriller

Legendary costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis will be sharing her experience and artistry about character building as a means of building your costume design ethic.
1:45 – 3:15 PM PST

PANEL: Boost Your Storytelling Power with Digital Tools

Let your creativity flourish more efficiently using apps that boost communication.  The app developers will give short presentations about the Artemis/Helios Apps and Scriptation, then joined by the creatives to talk about their practical hands on usage.  We highly recommend that you get the apps in advance and come armed with questions about how they can enhance your Pre-Production.

Rico Cohen, Product Manager at Scriptation


Nic Sadler, Artemis/Helios


Nicola Daley, Cinematographer Gentleman Jack, Paradise Lost, Benediction

3:30 – 5:00 PM PST

PANEL: An Insider’s Guide to Locations vs. Sound Stages

This panel of experts will illuminate the factors that inform their decisions to shoot on stage vs. location.  We’ll be discussing permits, crew, and the basic requirements for both types of production.


Allison Vanore, Women in Media Secretary-Treasurer & Emmy Award-winning Producer After Forever, Dark/Web, Buck Run


Irene Phan, Vice President, The MBS Group



Jane Campbell, Solution Services Dept, FilmLA


Paquita Hughes, Key Assistant Location Manager & Scout Station 19, Little Fires Everywhere, Unbelievable


Pam Kuri, 1st AD Grace and Frankie, The L Word: Generation Q, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Marcia Hinds, Production Designer I Spy, Bad Moms, Easy A


5:00 – 5:15 PM PST

CLOSING: End of Day 1 Remarks

Betsy Pollock, WiM Producer & Mentor, 2004 Academy Award® winner Best Short Film, Two Soldiers, former Associate Dean of Production & Director of First Year Production Services at the American Film Institute (AFI)

Betsy will close out the day and give us a preview of what we can look forward to on Day 2!

DAY 2 – MAY 2, 2021

**Tickets are sold by the day.**

Note: all times listed below are PST

10:00 – 10:15 AM PST



Tema Staig, Women in Media Executive Director, Production Designer Battlefield America, Art Director, Kissing Jessica Stein and CAMERAderie Producer

Kicking off Day 2 and what you can look forward to throughout the day. 


10:15 – 11:45 AM PST

SEMINAR: Design Choices – Worlds Made Real

Nina Ruscio, Production Designer Shameless, Animal Kingdom, Cheaper By the Dozen

Production Designer Nina Ruscio takes you through the visual language and craft of Production Design and the crew who make up the department.  Pre-Production preparation is paramount, especially in the Art Department.
Matt Callahan, Set Decorator Shameless, Animal Kingdom, The Descendants

Lindsey Moran, Production Designer –  Yellowstone Film Ranch, Asst Art Director The Hunger Games, Art Coordinator – The Academy Awards

Jackie Glynn, Art Director Shameless, Art Director Animal Kingdom, Production Designer A Crooked Somebody

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Brunch Break

12:30 – 2:00 PM PST

PANEL: Clearance and Product Placement

Level of risk is a factor for any production when it comes to clearance. Getting brands on screen can be a huge boon to your productions. Our panel of experienced professionals will explain the difference between the two, and the right way to integrate brands into your projects (or not!).  Don’t beg for forgiveness, find out what you need to do in Pre-Production.


Vinca Jarrett, Entertainment Attorney


Beth Bell, Green Product Placement


Vanessa Wilson, Clearance Coordinator, Showtime


Laura Sevier, Sevier Clearances


Liz Schindler, Set Dec Coordinator, IATSE 871 – Superstore Season 6


2:15 PM – 3:45 PM PST

PANEL: Process & Collaboration


Tema Staig, Women in Media Executive Director, Production Designer Battlefield America, Art Director, Kissing Jessica Stein and CAMERAderie Producer


The relationship between the Director and Creative Keys is paramount to the look and success of any narrative content. ​This stellar panel will provide first hand accounts and anecdotes from their vantage points inside the cinema industry. This unique and candid discussion will offer insight about creating meaningful visual language for your next narrative project.

Rachel Raimist, Director Wutang: An American Saga, Sex Lives of College Girls, Nancy Drew


Kristi Zea, Production Designer Silence of the Lambs, Goodfellas, The Departed and Costume Designer Fame, Terms of Endearment, Silverado


Rachel Feldman, Director/Screenwriter Lilly, Dr. Novak, The Rookie


Charlese Antoinette, Costume Designer Judas and the Black Messiah, Raising Dion, See You Yesterday


Alice Brooks, Cinematographer Tick, Tick…  Boom!, In The Heights, Home Before Dark


3:45 – 4:00 PM PST

CLOSING: End of Day 2 Remarks


Tema Staig, Women in Media Executive Director, Production Designer, Art Director, Kissing Jessica Stein and Producer Blood and Glory

Sarah Benedict, Event Producer, Production Designer, Art Dept Coordinator The Prom, Rent (live), AGT, Shameless

Tema will introduce one of the producers behind the convention: Sarah Benedict.

Sarah will close out the weekend and give us a look ahead at what Women in Media has coming up for CAMERAderie and beyond.

Grand Prize Contest Giveaway!


Tickets are sold by the day and the earlier you grab them the better the deal! If you want to attend the entire convention, make sure you buy a ticket for Day 1 and one for Day 2.

Ticketed attendees will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to the event and again an hour before the event. Women In Media members, login to the website to reveal your discount code.

Please be advised that all virtual events hosted by Women in Media may be recorded and distributed for promotional purposes. Your voluntary participation in such events authorizes and acknowledges Women in Media’s exclusive rights of ownership and use of all recordings.

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A Special Thank You to our Event Chair & Producer Scottie Jeanette Madden and Event Producer Sarah Benedict as well as our Mentors & Advisors for making this convention a success!

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