Actor Rich Sommer (Mad Man, GLOW) performs a scene for the upcoming MPI Original comedy short A Piece of Cake.
At our cinematography workshop, fellow David Ehrenberg collaborates with another fellow on a scene assignment.
Miss Virginia lead actress Uzo Aduba shares an emotional moment on set with the real Virginia Walden Ford.
Moving Picturecraft director Ben Gaskell provides notes on a scene assignment setup at our cinematography workshop.
The camera operator captures a vibrant shot on the set of the upcoming MPI Original short film “The Perfect One” from MPI-supported filmmaker Matthew Szewczyk.
Moving Picture Institute original comedy short Moving Violation beats out 23 other films to win Best Narrative Short at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
Award-winning Mad Men editor Tom Wilson and Five Came Back editor Will Znidaric provide one-on-one guidance during our editing workshop.
Moving Picture Institute original film Gringa has won several awards for both comedy writing and comedy shorts and screened at nearly a dozen film festivals.
The Moving Picture Institute’s vice president of talent development, Lana Link, accepts the Audience Award for MPI original film Gringa at the Broad Humor Film Festival.
Moving Picture Institute intern alumni Nicole Swinford and Chris McElroy share how their internships have opened doors to new opportunities.
We the Internet TV head writer and executive producer Lou Perez leads fellows in a Writers’ Room exercise at our inaugural Comedy Residency.
The cast and crew of the Moving Picture Institute’s first feature film, Miss Virginia, make final on-set preparations before the cameras start rolling.
Moving Picturecraft director Ben Gaskell gathers this year’s cinematography fellows to assess the composition of a shot.
Moving Picture Institute fellow Ryan Patch gives scene directions to lead actress Sunita Mani (GLOW) on set of our newest original short film, Regulation.
Moving Picture Institute-supported filmmaker Calvin Tran shoots his short film, Bizone. With MPI support, Calvin launched a pro-freedom production company of his own and has several projects nearing release.
In the Moving Picture Institute’s first feature film, Miss Virginia, Virginia (Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black) enlists Congressman Cliff Williams’ (Matthew Modine, Stranger Things) help in advocating for children’s educational opportunities in Washington, D.C.
Director Dan Hanna makes directorial notes before shooting a key scene for Miss Virginia, the Moving Picture Institute’s first feature film.
Cinematography fellow Joseph Kast practices new techniques at our cinematography workshop.
Smock Media founder Adam “Hawk” Jensen leads a discussion with award-winning editors Tom Wilson (Mad Men) and Will Znidaric (Five Came Back) on bringing stories to life.
Lana Link, our vice president of talent development, shares the Moving Picture Institute’s mission at an LA screening of our original short films.
In June, Moving Picture Institute-supported film How Jack Became Black enjoyed its world premiere at the famous Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills.
Moving Picture Institute-supported filmmaker Calvin Tran gives direction on the set of his short film, Bizone.
Moving Picture Institute fellow writer Meredith Bragg frames his next shot at our cinematography seminar.
After a screening of Moving Picture Institute-supported film Mama Rwanda for hundreds of students at the University of Washington, the film’s director, Laura Waters Hinson, leads a group of expert panelists in a discussion about the role of entrepreneurship in alleviating poverty.
Cinematography fellow Erin Hughes adjusts the lights at our cinematography workshop.
Mama Rwanda director Laura Waters Hinson and MPI vice president of talent development Lana Link celebrate a successful screening with fellow panelists at the University of Washington.
We the Internet TV head writer and executive producer Lou Perez and this year’s Comedy Residency fellows finish shooting a new sketch at our five-day residency.
Moving Picturecraft speaker and award-winning cinematographer Peter Moss provides feedback on a scene assignment.
Lead actress Sunita Mani (Glow) shares a heartfelt moment with co-star Audrey Bennett (Broadway’s Frozen) on set of the newest Moving Picture Institute original short film, Regulation.