JOSEPH & SANDRA CONSENTINO        Workshop Presenters

Friday 10:AM-Noon         Driftwood Room    Hotel Boulderado

What goes into the making of a motion picture when one has a great concept, story or idea.? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to see your vision as a popular movie?  Of course you have, because you believe in your concept, idea or screenplay. Join the Consentinos as they go over creative concepts & screenplays on the journey from initial concept to a great film. This unique workshop examines the translation of a film’s concept & script to the big screen, from the perspective of the writer, director, cinematographer, editor, producer, and actors. What you’ll discover is the collaborative art of the filmmaking process, and a discussion of its possibilities, as well as its benefits from the viewpoints of all the principals involved. You’ll leave this interactive workshop with knowledge of what it takes & a sense of encouragement & inspiration that you can do it, too!(Workshop seating is limited to 25)

Joseph Consentino

Joseph Consentino

For 30 years, network and cable television documentary specials produced and directed by Sandra and Joseph Consentino have received numerous awards in American television and International Film Festivals. Included are three EMMY Awards, an Academy Award “Short Narrative Film” nomination, Canada’s prestigious HOT DOCS AWARD, and numerous CABLE ACE, TELLY and CINE Awards. Among the Consentino’s award-winning documentaries are TNT’s “Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story”; “Family Values: The Mob & the Movies and History Channel’s mini-series, “Mouthpiece: Voice for the Accused.”  Their History Channel 2-hour documentary “Baghdad Diary” on the Iraqi war and it’s aftermath, received awards at ten international film festivals. The film was also awarded “Best Documentary” at Moondance and the Columbus International Film Festivals.

In 1991, Joseph Consentino was director and cameraman for the controversial PBSSandra Consentino documentary “Days of Rage: The Young Palestinians,” which drew that year’s largest audience on American public television. In 1997, Director/Editor Sandra Consentino was awarded the CABLE ACE AWARD for “Outstanding Documentary Editing” for the TNT special “Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story”. Sandra also received an EMMY Award for editing the NBC documentary special “Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.” In Sandra’s career, she’s edited over 300 documentaries, commercials and independent feature films. In 2004, multiple EMMY Award winnerJoseph Consentino, a former professional baseball player in the Boston Red Sox organization, founded The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society and was named artistic director.