MiaFlorida Filmmakers Workshops, intensive Screenwriting labs, taught by visiting Hollywood screenwriters, were successfully launched by BTG Productions in partnership with the Miami International Film Festival, the Miami Museum of Science and FilMiami. Workshops began on September 20th at the Miami Museum of Science in an intimate setting conducive to inspiration, and will end on October 18th.
Undoubtedly what has made these workshops a success is the experience and list of credits of the Screenwriting professionals that are teaching them. Attendees have expressed their appreciation and have made requests for additional workshops; therefore, BTG Productions is now planning the second cycle of workshops to begin in January of 2009, and they will be adding other film industry specialties.
BTG Productions, President and Producer Piedad Palacios is producing several features and TV projects and is currently working with Pat Crowley, producer of the Bourne Ultimatum series; Oscar nominee, Pablo Helman, Visual Effects Indiana Jones, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Tom Musca, Tortilla Soup; Carolina Films from Spain and Pampa Films from Argentina. Ms. Palacios was the Special Projects Representative for the MPA in Miami, and was in charge of the Sundance Institute's Latin American Program.