Fairy Tale Academy

Would you like to learn how to make a REALITY based Show?

Earlier in 2017, the Nashville chapter of Women in Film and Television offered an intensive three-day seminar, focusing on the processes of production – pre to post.

This year’s focus was on creating a Fairy Tale Reality based show. The action in this seminar was a real-world production of a short film. We organized a Transmedia group on Facebook to help write and cast this Fairy Tale Reality based Show.

This was a hands-on, ‘up against a deadline’ opportunity to experience all facets of production. Working professionals will mentor each phase and detail of the process and will provide continuing advice, guidance, critic, and encouragement with state of the art equipment and practical application.

Watch our website for this or other teaching sessions in 2018.  


The story will begin on FaceBook: facebook.com/groups/WIFTNashAcademy


 “Transmedia – or Now Media as I’ve come to call it from time to time – storytelling is the art of telling a story or multiple stories across different media platforms, in such a way that the stories are not merely copies of each other but differ. The stories support each other over the different platforms and base themselves in a common story world. Together, they offer the user/viewer/audience a greater, better and more engaging experience.” – Simon Staffans

 An Introduction

Movies are generally considered a dominant form of entertainment, but increasingly, filmmakers – even studios – are seeing that it can be so much more. They’re seeing that an audience’s experience of a film can extend beyond the borders of the screen through the creation of Transmedia Storytelling.

Transmedia Storytelling can be:

  • An extended artistic expression of an anchor medium like a movie
  • A marketing approach to build buzz and pre-engage an audience
  • A way of building a deep and powerful audience loyalty
  • A way to create an involved community around your story

Transmedia does more than tell a story a different way – it creates a dynamic, interactive audience experience.

If you are a writer, director, or producer you know that a lot of the things you love about a story sometimes ends up slashed from the script – or deleted in the editing process. Good stuff you have no way to fit into your film. What do you do with all that good stuff? You use it to create a story world – and then you invite your audience to come in and play.

I think adding this to the WIFT Academy will introduce filmmakers to the new age of storytelling that will enrich and expand the impact and reach of their films.