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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

We have compiled come questions and answers for you. It is important that you fully understand what WENA PRO is and what we are doing. The more you understand about our workshop the easier it is for you to make the right decisions for yourself. We are a serious company and want to gain your trust.

WHAT IS WENA PRO?

WENA PRO (JECT) is a professional film training program that offers short-term workshops for film actors, writers, and filmmakers. We focus on those overlooked aspects of a film and TV production. WENA PRO workshops are for people who understand that passion alone cannot guarantee success. But Passion, Training, Dedication, Discipline, and a little luck can.
WHICH COURSES ARE OFFERED BY WENA PRO?

WENA PRO offers SCREEN ACTING, SCREENWRITING, LIGHTING DESIGN, FOCUS PULLING, CAMERA REPORTING, AND STORYTELLING.
HOW MUCH ARE THE COURSES OFFERED?

WENA PRO offers:
ACTING (from ZMW 3000 - ZMW 7500)
SCREENWRITING (ZMW 3500)
LIGHTING DESIGN (ZMW 3500 - ZMW 12500)
FOCUS PULLING (ZMW 3500)
CAMERA REPORTING (ZMW 1500)
PRE-FILMING (TO BE ANNOUNCED)
DOES WENA PRO OFFER CERTIFICATES?

WENA PRO DOES NOT offer CERTIFICATES. We are not a school. Many successful screen actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers are self-taught. People who took workshops such as ours in their part of the world. The creative industry needs passion and know-how, not certificates. This is not to say that those seeking a career in film should not attend school. On the contrary, schools are great for those that can afford them. WENA PRO, on the other hand, offers affordable workshops to those who prefer to learn hands-on.
WHAT DO I RECEIVE AFTER THE WORKSHOP?

WENA PRO offers A RECOGNITION letter that proves you have taken a workshop in your chosen field. This is NOT A CERTIFICATE, but a recognition. For Screen Actors, this is particularly useful when seeking Agents in America and Europe. Agencies in these countries only take on trained actors.
IS WENA PRO AN AGENCY?

WENA PRO is not an AGENCY. We are a training program. However, we can help you get into an Agency after completing our beginner and intermediate courses for SCREEN ACTING. To be accepted by professional agencies for SCREEN ACTING, you need to be trained and have a REEL.
WHAT IS A REEL?

A Reel is a 60 - 120 seconds video compilation of an actor's best on-camera work demonstrating their range. Reels allow agents, casting directors, and producers to get a sense of someone's acting abilities and on-screen presence. Think of Reel as a CV for Actors.
CAN WENA PRO HELP ME WITH MY REEL?

WENA PRO can help you create a Reel after you have completed the BEGINNER workshop. A Reel will be charged separately from the workshop. WENA PRO will offer Reel creation to our students in future.
WHO ARE THE TRAINERS?

The WENA PRO philosophy is that Africans must be the solutions to Africa's problems. We have assembled experts who have many years in their respective fields. Our trainers have worked and have real-life experiences. We don't believe in waiting for outsiders to come to train us. Go to TEAM to read about our trainers.
WHO CAN ATTEND WENA PRO WORKSHOP?

Anyone aged 12 (some 10-year-olds) and older can attend our SCREEN ACTING workshops. For our SCREENWRITING workshops, ages 16 years and up. It is never too late to begin a career in film as an actor or a writer. Some of the world's most celebrated and award-winning screen actors and writers are in their 60s and 70s who are still working today.
WHEN AND HOW LONG ARE THE WORKSHOPS?

WENA PRO Workshops are once to twice a week depending on the workshop you are enrolled into. Class sessions are between 2 - 3 hours. Usually evenings and weekends.
HOW OFTEN DO NEW WORKSHOPS START?

It depends on the number of participants. Each new class must have a minimum of 15 people. When we have this number, a new course begins.
CAN I SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE WORKSHOP?

YES. Although we recommend that if doing so, you have the time and focus to see it through. Two workshops are not recommended for someone working full-time or is in school. There is a 15% discount for signing up for more than one workshop.
DOES WENA PRO GUARANTEE ME ROLES?

WENA PRO does offer preferential casting for those who take the SCREEN ACTING PRO Workshop. It is not a guarantee, but when WENA productions produce a film (SHORT OR FEATURE), we will first cast from our PRO workshop. The reason being that the SCREEN ACTING PRO Workshop is a more in-depth program, and the participants are most dedicated.
HOW IS THE WORKSHOP TAUGHT?

Our workshops are taught at WENA PRO locations or partner locations. We also offer an ONLINE course for those who cannot visit our sites. Please verify the requirement needed for online courses.
DO I NEED TO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE TO TAKE THE WORKSHOP?

YES, AND NO. For Screen Acting Intro, Screenwriting, there is no experience needed. For Lighting for Photography, Camera Reporting, and Focus Pulling, there is no experience required. However, some understanding of lights and light measurement is necessary for Lighting for Film. If you are a fast learner and wish to jump in, then be our guest.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE COURSES?

For SCREEN ACTING, just yourself. For SCREENWRITING, a computer to write is needed. For LIGHTING courses, We provide the lights, but if you have your own, you may bring them. The Trainer will determine what is required before the course begins.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION PROCESS?

Should you wish to leave the course for whatever reason, you may do so and receive a full REFUND immediately after the first class. There is no REFUND possible after the first day.
DOES WENA PRO GUARANTEE FAME?

WENA PRO does not GUARANTEE your success or fame. We are a training program; similarly, going to university does not guarantee a job. We will give you the training you need to do your job skillfully in your chosen field. Your success will depend on you and your abilities.
DO I NEED ENGLISH FLUENCY TO TAKE OUR WORKSHOPS?

All our workshops are taught in ENGLISH. While acting is flexible, other workshops do requires English fluency.