Introducing NTPA’s New Film Program for Grades 5-12
See Yourself on the Big Screen!
This exciting new program provides the opportunity for students to:
- Perform on camera in a real film production!
- Gain valuable production experience behind the camera!
- Watch yourself in a premiere showing on the “big screen!”
This fun and exciting film-creation experience for grades 5-12 is perfect for all skill levels wanting to experience the art of filmmaking. Students will have access to equipment, training, and mentorship from film industry professionals in a fun and fast-paced film production experience.
Each film will be performed and produced by NTPA students and directed by industry professionals, and the final film will be screened in a Premiere Showing for a public audience at the conclusion of the production providing a resume-ready film project that will show depth to any college or future employer.
Join us for one of these exciting upcoming films!
2-Week Summer Film Intensive
Meets Mondays-Fridays June 6-17
Film Premiere – Sunday, June 26
NTPA Studios Inaugural Production
Meets Tuesdays, 6-9 pm beginning September 6
Film Premiere Sunday, December 11
Meet the Team
Greg McKnight – Senior Technical Director
Greg will be serving as Executive Producer for the upcoming NTPA Studios films and will lead the Technical Theatre Labs for each production.
Gregory has been working in film and video production for over 20 years and is a seasoned theater technician, having worked in multiple venues across DFW over the past two decades. He currently serves as the Senior Technical Director at NTPA where he leads all technical theatre programs across NTPA and teaches technical theatre classes in The Conservatory at NTPA Academy.
Since joining the NTPA team in 2017, Greg has served as a director and music director for many shows and has written several original scripts that have premiered on NTPA stages including fan-favorites “The Adventure of BetaKid” and “The Adventure of GammaKid.” Greg has been a musician since the age of 7 and has played piano professionally for over a decade.
Tammara Wright – Adjunct Director
Tammara is serving as the Creative Director for upcoming NTPA Studios films and will lead the Acting Sessions for each production.
Tammara has been teaching Acting, Directing, Singing, and Audition Preparation for many years. She relocated to Texas in 2014 after having lived and performed all over the United States. Tammara has 30+ years of professional experience in Theatre, Radio, Television and Film; as an Actor, Director, Producer and Singer.
Tammara’s Training includes: a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Theatre from Western Michigan University, as well as, an Associate’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bay de Noc College, and over 12 years of private training in Vocal Performance for Soprano in Classical/Opera and Musical Theatre. She also has specialized training in: Audition Preparation for Stage & Camera, Creating Characters using Voice & Movement, Voice-overs and Narration, Lighting and Sound as a Character, and Script Analysis. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has an FCC-Commercial License.
Q. My child has no formal training, will this be a problem?
A: No! NTPA Studios is an interactive learning opportunity. Students of all experience levels will learn and grow from the Studios program.
Q: Will the film be shown more than once?
A: There is a one-day public premiere of the film. After that the students involved will receive a copy of the film.
Q: Will my student end up sitting around for hours?
A: While professional filmmaking is famous for actors sitting for hours, NTPA Studios filming process is designed to be an engaging educational experience. Students will be active and learning throughout the entire process!
Q: Do the films count as production credit for ACE/JACE?
Q: What if my student is not cast in a speaking role?
A: Acting and Production roles will be equally involved with the filmmaking process. Students not cast in speaking roles are encouraged to join our production team and audition again for the next one!
Q: How competitive is the audition process for speaking roles?
A: There will be many speaking roles for each film. This is an educational film program and our goal will be to give as many students as possible the opportunity to gain experience in the roles they’re most interested in.