UPDATE: Locals who want to make it in the film industry gathered to hear from experts at the Crescent Theater in Mobile on Saturday. Local professionals talked up the area’s movie biz bona fides and growing potential.

Actor Sidney Floyd with her mother, award-winning producer Jennifer Floyd, moved to the Gulf Coast to work on the film Jesus Revolution. They fell in love with the area.

Producer and podcaster Samm Brown, an Alabama native, said the film production Alabama is on the verge of a post-COVID boom.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Producer and podcast host Samm Brown said the pandemic hit the Alabama film industry hard, but the business is roaring back. That’s why he and other industry professionals will be at Mobile’s Crescent Theater Saturday, Oct. 29 for the Breaking Into the Alabama Film Industry workshop.

Brown, an Alabama native, is one of seven speakers who will discuss how they found success in the Alabama film industry. The event is presented by Pretty Girl Floyd Films and Red Carpet Casting.

“This event is for everyone,” Brown said. “It’s for anyone who’s interested in film, anybody that has ever had an interest but didn’t know where to start.”

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile. What should you bring?

“Themselves,” Brown said, laughing. “People should bring a good attitude and enthusiasm and just be ready to ask questions and learn. Eagerness goes a very long way in the film community.”

You can find tickets for Saturday’s event here.

Guest Speakers:

Sidney Floyd: recording artist and award-winning actress

Bruce Larsen: special effects and makeup artist

Zach DePolo: prop master, production designer

Samm Brown: podcast host and producer

Stephen Savage: locations manager

Ginger McNAmara: casting director, photographer, producer

Jennifer Floyd: Award-winning producer, writer, director

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