Monday, May 21, 2012

Film Camp w/ Bethany Constance and Doug York, Week of July 9

[From Bethany Constance at a713production.]

Film Camp with Bethany Constance, Talent Manager & Film Producer and Doug York, Director & TV Channel Coordinator, SAU 16 /EXTV 98

When: Week of July 9th-July 13th (10:00am-3:00pm)
Where: Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH 03833
What to bring: Paper and pencil, current picture of yourself, snack/drinks/lunch

The Camp is open to anyone entering 6th grade through 12th grade. (from any school district)  We will write, direct, act and shoot a film together.  We will create our story, develop our characters and design sets.  Then we will get a crash course in camera work and filming techniques using digital video equipment.  Putting all the skills together we will spend the week making our film.  All participants will spend time in front of and behind the camera with the opportunity to focus on the parts of film making they enjoy most.

Day #1- We work on script structure through writing exercises and other techniques and will have a rough draft of the script by the end of the day.

Day #2-Is all about the ACTOR. We will work on improv, audition technique for Film/TV,  Commercial Copy/scenes. We will do our first read of the final draft of our script to shoot and discuss wardrobe, make-up and props.

Day #3-Is about Film Making. We will learn about the camera, camera angles, shots, soundtracks, locations, terminology, breaking down a script and the shooting schedule...We begin to shoot our film.

Day #4-We shoot!

Day #5- Let’s edit, add sound and the credits! We will make a rough cut. Parents, friends and fans are all welcome to a screening at 2:30 of our film.

A copy of the final edit will be given to everyone and the film will be aired on our public access channel.

To register- Please contact Bethany Constance at or call 603-978-3662.

The price for this unique opportunity is $300.00.

Bethany Constance, is a partner with her husband Mark in the production company, a713production. Bethany is a talent manager for a713production and is a partner in the Los Angeles based management company, Piper Kaniecki Marks Constance.

Bethany produced the films TROUBLE, a film about children in trouble and how in the modern world children must cope with inner strength in difficult times.and the paranormal thriller CROOKED LANE.

Bethany represents New England based clients, Anthony O’Leary who co-starred as Drew Walker in the star studded film, “The Company Men”, directed by John Wells, playing the son of Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). He can also be seen in the AT&T commercial “The Silent Treatment” and is represented nationally by Don Buchwald & Associates. Hannah McEachern, also represented by Don Buchwald & Assoc., starred in the film “Bleeder” and featured on TV shows “The Bronx is Burning” and “Discover Me”. Lucas Ardagna, co-star of the films “Three Weeks to Daytona”, and “The Mulberry Tree”. Lucas is represented nationally by CESD. Stan Grunder and Tony Clements who are represented nationally by Cindy Osbrink(Osbrink Talent Agency) and Jeff Gill(Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum). For complete client list see

She founded Academy Management and represented talent in film, television, commercials, voice over, and print for over 10 years before relocating to the east coast. Bethany discovered Sara Paxton, the star of the 2011 holiday release “New Year’s Eve”, Last House on the Left”, "Aquamarine" and the Discovery networks, “Darcy’s Wild Life” and Alexander Gould, the voice of "(Finding)Nemo" and co-star of Showtime’s “Weeds”. Some of her other clients have starred with Robert DeNiro, Sandra Bullock, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and George Clooney. Her company developed young talent through her acting school, which was on the referral list of top Hollywood agents and Casting Directors.

Bethany graduated from the Syracuse University Drama Department with a BFA. She studied in London with professors from LAMDA and RADA. She is an alumni of the William Esper Studio, Lee Strasberg Institute and the Manhattan Theatre Workshop. She produced, cast, and acted in a number of off-off Broadway shows.

Bethany has been interviewed on television programs such as Entertainment Tonight and E! regarding her expertise in the young talent market. Various trade papers including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Wire, Imagine Magazine and NH Magazine have done numerous featured cover articles on her and a713production.

Bethany and Mark have produced music video(s) for singer/songwriter Chatham Yelle and the bands “Leaving Eden”, "The Charms" and “Behind Your Eyes”, all of which Mark directed.

Bethany holds workshops and private coachings. She can be contacted at 603.978.3662 or at See Bethany’s websites at and

Doug York is the Production Manager for the SAU16 Education Channel and the Exeter Public Access TV Channel. Doug oversees and operates all aspects of the television studio and the programming aired on both TV stations. He works with students through out the school district and residents of the community to produce programming for television.

Doug has produced and directed numerous music videos for artists through out New England and has worked with actors that have appeared in movies such as "The Town," and "Gone Baby Gone," with Ben Affleck. Doug has also produced and directed short form documentaries for non-profit organizations and local businesses.

Doug graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Film Production and began working in television for ABC, Inc. in New York City before moving back to New Hampshire.