Annette Colbert-Beavers, WIPP National Partner, Selected by Entertainment Masterclass TV
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Annette D. Colbert-Beavers, WIPP National Partner; CEO of Vistage Productions, Inc.; and Oklahoma City filmaker will be one of 40 producers around the world to represent the Sooner state at The Rose D’Or Festival (http://www.rosedor.com
) held in Lucerne, Switzerland April 30- May 7.
Each year, the festival hosts television executives from more than 30 countries. Ms. Beavers is part of the Entertainment Masterclass.tv (www.entertainment-masterclass.tv
) who will learn from programming executives as well as gain exclusive access to pitch their television show concepts for major distribution. The UCLA film school grad says half the battle of growing your producer career is just getting anyone to a return call, “Working in an industry where it is impossible to meet with a Studio Executive unless you have a Literary or Talent Agent, a Entertainment Lawyer, or even just a personal manager makes the mission seem impossible – that’s why I’m so thankful for the opportunity to show my creativity and to represent Oklahoma. “
Selection is based on several factors including readiness, fresh material and educational background. At a time when television programming is shifting away from scripted series to more talk shows and documentaries – Beavers says “the need for more television programming and films is evident and that includes the Internet and mobile world, too.”
Beavers will have a short respite when she returns, then it’s off to the South of France to attend the Cannes Film Festival.