The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle and Picture House Regional Film Center are pleased to announce a new partnership that introduces children, between the ages of 3 and 6, to the art of filmmaking. This collaborative partnership between the two organizations will create a shared community experience through film education programming while providing an underserved population with a one-of-a-kind arts and educational experience. The program will launch in November 2013 and include instruction in acting, screenwriting, story-boarding and animation. The Picture House will incorporate the craft of film-making with the emphasis on process, while also working on a short fiction film that the students will write, act, direct and edit. The subject matter will be taught by film-industry professionals.
“At The Picture House, we believe in the power of movies to inspire, enrich and change lives for the better,” said Barbara Bratone, Executive Director at The Picture House. “Through our film education programs, we aim to provide people across our region with the opportunity to experience the art of cinema in a whole new way and we are thrilled to be reaching a new young population with our new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.”
“The goal of our organization is to provide our members with the best possible start in life,” said Quay Watkins, Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle. “Partnerships like this enable our children to enjoy new experiences, explore future careers and have fun in an interactive and entertaining setting. I can’t begin to thank the Picture House Regional Film Center for opening its doors to our Club and its kids.
About the Picture House Regional Film Center
The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.
The Picture House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to restoring, renovating and transforming the historic 1921 Pelham Picture House into an independent film and education center.
The Picture House is located at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY. www.thepicturehouse.org
the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle
For 84 years, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has provided a safe, structured and positive environment for children. The organization is also charged with helping kids develop the attitudes, skills, values and behaviors that enable them to succeed in life. With six locations throughout the city of New Rochelle, The Club impacts 2,000 children annually by offering a wide array of programs and services after school, during school holidays, and the entire summer.
To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle its programs and ways you can become a supporter visit www.BGCNR.org or call Rudy J. Breedy at 914-235-3736