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Presenting “Travel Light, Film Right: Streamlining Production Costs and Logistics“ with Multi-Emmy® Award-Winning Filmmaker Shane Stanley. This enlightening session, hosted by StudentFilmmakers.com, will elevate your filmmaking acumen to new heights. The live webinar will take place on Friday, October 13, 2023, 10am-11:15am PST (California time), and 1pm-2:15pm EST (New York time).
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Shane Stanley is a multi-Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author who grew up in/around “the biz” in Hollywood. As a childhood actor he appeared on-screen in over 100 projects with Hollywood legends which included June Lockhart, Lloyd Haynes, and David Arkin. By age ten, he was comfortably running an Arri 16mm camera, a flatbed-editor, and Moviola.
Along with his father, Lee Stanley, Shane produced The Desperate Passage Series which, during its six year run, received world-wide syndication and was nominated for 33 individual Emmy® Awards winning 13 statues. Two specials from the series went on to become successful feature films including Gridiron Gang, which was acquired by Sony Pictures and became the #1 box office hit starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson which Shane executive produced. Additionally, he has overseen and produced dozens of big-budget motion pictures which have starred Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino, Thomas Hayden Church, Donald Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Sean Penn, John Travolta, and Charlie Sheen.
Shane began his writing career penning episodes of Zalman King’s Red Shoe Diaries for Showtime Networks before creating an original television series for Jeff Sagansky, former Head of CBS and developing scripted drama for Fox Television Studios under then Vice President, David Madden. Shane made his directorial debut with a film he also wrote entitled A Sight for Sore Eyes which was invited to screen at Cannes the following year. Additionally, he has directed countless television commercials and highly acclaimed music videos, including two that went #1 on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown and another that made the network’s list of Best 100 Music Videos.
Other directing credits include the romantic-comedy, Mistrust, starring two-time Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jane Seymour and amidst COVID, Shane produced and directed the action-comedy, Double Threat starring Matthew Lawrence and Dawn Olivieri (Yellowstone, 1883), which The New York Times listed on their Top 5-Action Movies to Stream (July 2022) and was the sole indie feature amongst Hollywood blockbusters on Amazon Prime’s “Top 10 in the US” list remaining there for several weeks and peaked at #4. This year, Shane’s action-thriller, Night Train, starring Danielle C. Ryan and Diora Baird premiered on HULU where it reached #1 on the platform and remained in the top spot for an astonishing four weeks. Currently, Shane is in post-production on his lates film, a music-drama which will release next summer and is prepping to direct a psychological thriller with an all-star cast slated to start filming this spring.
His book, “What You Don’t Learn in Film School,” a best-seller earning a 4.5-star rating across the board was listed by CNN, FORBES, and BOOK AUTHORITY among the Best Filmmaking Books of All-Time, which covers independent filmmaking from concept to delivery. It has landed on required reading lists at several universities around the world and is endorsed by some of the most respected names in Hollywood including Producer, Neal H. Moritz, (Fast & Furious, S.W.A.T., 21 and 22 Jump Street) and Paul Williams, Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Grammy® Award Winner and Hall of Fame songwriter.
In addition to his Emmy® Awards, Stanley has received 11 Telly Awards, 2 CINE Golden Eagles Awards, 5 Aurora Awards, 4 WorldFest Remi Awards, and 28 International Film Festival Awards. He has spoken at several prestigious film and art institutes around the country including The Screen Writers Expo, the world’s largest tradeshow for screenwriters, alongside Oliver Stone, Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter franchise) and Adam Herz (American Pie) about the secrets of marketing to today’s youth.
He is on several advisory boards for film schools and art programs across the country and is a contributing columnist for Student Filmmakers Magazine and NoFilmSchool.com as well as an instructor on Stage32.com, FilmCourage.com and IndieFilmHustle.com and SXSW. In April 2021, he testified before the US Library of Congress on behalf of prestigious universities to help amend a 1978 copyright law that made traditional learning difficult for film school students during the COVID/virtual learning era.
He and his wife, actress Val Barri, are active in charities supporting cancer research, restoring hope for inner-city youth, and animal rescue. They live in Los Angeles.