Secret Filmmaking Workshop: September 2024 @ The SMC Theater

Wed Sep 04 2024 at 07:30 pm to 11:00 pm UTC-07:00

The Secret Movie Club Theater | LOS ANGELES

Secret Movie Club
Publisher/HostSecret Movie Club
Secret Filmmaking Workshop: September 2024 @ The SMC Theater
Secret Filmmaking Workshop: September 2024 @ The SMC Theater
About this Event


Part of our SECRET FILMMAKING WORKSHOP series! Wednesday, September 4, 2024

LOCATION: The Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021

*Please note entrance/parking is actually in the back of the 1917 Bay St building. Our entrance is NOT on Bay Street. You access our entrance from Wilson Street by turning into the street art alleyway/corridor in the back of the building. Look for our signs which are always posted on Wilson and in the corridor to guide the audience.

7:30pm Secret Filmmaking Workshop

One Wednesday each month, we're inviting filmmakers and actors to come in to workshop scenes and work with each other at our Secret Movie Club Theater space.

This is part of a longer-term filmmaking community incubation project. Ultimately we will be adding once a season staged readings of scenes that have been workshopped and polished. At these staged readings, all filmmaking creatives (directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, editors, etc) will be invited to hear the staged readings then form groups to SHOOT the scene.

C ompleted scenes/shorts will then be shown in showcases. Secret Movie Club wants to be an incubator for meeting, forming thriving creative teams, and completing filmmaking projects.

Do you have a script you’d like to hear parts of read aloud? Do you want to work on your acting chops with fellow performers? Do you want the chance to network with folks in front of and behind the camera for your next short, music video, feature, experimental project?

Well now, in a no-stress, no-pressure environment, we want to invite you to bring in your works in progress and/or come ready to do some cold readings and improvs.

Here’s how it works:

IF YOU’RE A WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: submit a scene up to 5 pages long with no more than 4 characters (limit: one scene per team) to [email protected]. We’ll review it. As long as it’s not intentionally mean to any group of folks and devoid of all artistic merit you'll be considered for a spot. Up to 2 people from your team can attend (the writer and the director, the producer and the writer, etc) if confirmed via e-mail.

Please include: A 1-3 sentence logline of the scene. The genre of the piece. And a 1-3 sentence description for each character.

Filmmakers will get confirmed on a first come first serve basis, up to 5-8 scripts. So if we fill up one month, we’ll offer you a space in our next open workshop.

IF YOU’RE AN ACTOR: Please submit your headshot and resume to [email protected]. If we fill up our actor quota for a month, we’ll offer you a slot for the next open month.

F OR ALL FILMMAKERS: Once you email us at [email protected] requesting a spot, we'll confirm and send you an email with a link to tickets. Once you purchase your workshop ticket, your space is confirmed. NO REFUNDS. So make sure you can attend.

What we hope is that filmmakers and actors will connect. Each improve the work of the other. And we’ll get some movies, shorts, great cinematic works made!

So submit now!

If you have any further questions, write us at: [email protected]

Best always,

Craig Hammill

Secret Movie Club Founder.Programmer



We can offer refunds up to 24 hours before showtime. Please request a refund through Eventbrite and we will process ASAP. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

However if something last minute comes up and you can’t make the screening, for whatever reason, just write to us before showtime: [email protected] and we’ll offer you complimentary tickets to a future screening, good for 90 days. (Disclaimer: Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)


We recommend that you park just outside our theater. Remember our theater is actually in a beautiful street art alleyway in the back of the 1917 Bay Street building. You get to our entrance by taking a right on Wilson, then a right behind the building. We are the first set of black steps on the right after the big gate.

There is also a parking lot at the corner of Mateo and Violet Street, just 2 blocks from our theater, which costs $7 per car.


You can follow us on Instagram/Twitter: @secretmovieclub or Facebook: @secretmovieclub35mm

You can also subscribe to our weekly email newsletter at or by writing to us at [email protected] and using the header “SUBSCRIBE ME TO NEWSLETTER”.


You can always email us at [email protected] with any other questions, concerns, thoughts, recommendations.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 BAY ST, LOS ANGELES, United States


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