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Mission Statement

The Urban-American Filmmakers Workshop (UAFW) is a product of the Rockstone Foundation Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing the urban filmmaker with the skills, resources, and opportunities necessary to pursue and succeed in a career in the motion picture industry. UAFW is the only program of its kind that specifically addresses the unique challenges that face today's urban filmmakers. In our efforts to demystify the filmmaking process and provide access to all aspiring filmmakers, we've decided to bring the secrets of Hollywood directly to this under-represented group. Established filmmakers, industry executives, and actors are brought in to serve as lecturers and speakers. This two-day intensive workshop and networking event tours seven major cities and is expected to reach approximately 3,000 urban filmmakers and film lovers each year. UAFW is the precursor for the Rockstone Foundation's Urban Filmmakers Conference and Urban Filmmaker Awards scheduled for the fall of 2004 in Santa Barbara, California. This conference will convene annually in a different major US city and will provide aspiring and professional filmmakers, actors, industry executives, agents, and managers of color the opportunity to develop their skills and network amongst their peers. The conference will entail six days of workshops, seminars, exhibits, film screenings and parties. Other projects include the "Rockstone House" and the "Urban Film Camp". The Rockstone House is an innovative program for people of color interested in pursuing a career in the motion picture industry. Located in Los Angeles, California, the Rockstone House will provide participants with room and board, pay them a stipend, and place them in appropriate internship positions within the industry for one year. The Urban Film Camp is a groundbreaking four-week summer program designed to introduce and expose inner city high school students to all aspects of the motion picture industry.

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The Urban-American Filmmakers Workshop (UAFW) is a product of the Rockstone Foundation Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing the urban filmmaker with the skills, resources, and opportunities necessary to pursue and succeed in a career in the motion picture industry. UAFW is the only program of its kind that specifically addresses the unique challenges that face today's urban filmmakers. In our efforts to demystify the filmmaking process and provide access to all aspiring filmmakers, we've decided to bring the secrets of Hollywood directly to this under-represented group. Established filmmakers, industry executives, and actors are brought in to serve as lecturers and speakers. This two-day intensive workshop and networking event tours seven major cities and is expected to reach approximately 3,000 urban filmmakers and film lovers each year. UAFW is the precursor for the Rockstone Foundation's Urban Filmmakers Conference and Urban Filmmaker Awards scheduled for the fall of 2004 in Santa Barbara, California. This conference will convene annually in a different major US city and will provide aspiring and professional filmmakers, actors, industry executives, agents, and managers of color the opportunity to develop their skills and network amongst their peers. The conference will entail six days of workshops, seminars, exhibits, film screenings and parties. Other projects include the "Rockstone House" and the "Urban Film Camp". The Rockstone House is an innovative program for people of color interested in pursuing a career in the motion picture industry. Located in Los Angeles, California, the Rockstone House will provide participants with room and board, pay them a stipend, and place them in appropriate internship positions within the industry for one year. The Urban Film Camp is a groundbreaking four-week summer program designed to introduce and expose inner city high school students to all aspects of the motion picture industry.

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