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Picture's Up Academy features an online curriculum for actors and models who either want to break into the business or who want to ramp up their careers in the business. In the online course, creator and host, Valerie Rose, interviews experts in the business on acting, modeling, casting and other topic. The interview portion features casting director, Lynn Steele (Purple Rain), David Buchanan, producer and director of Black, grammy award winning Sounds of Blackness member, Lorrie Lean, and talent agency owner, Susan Wehmann, among others.
Picture's Up is a multi-platform project that acts as both an instructional class and a stand alone talk show.

  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor, Hope Sessions
  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor, Hope Sessions
  • Samantha Redmond
    The Pink Visitor
  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor, Hope Sessions
  • Samantha Redmond
    The Pink Visitor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Valerie Rose

Valerie Rose is an author, producer,
screenwriter, model/ voice over talent and the
CEO of Roses Are READ Productions LLC.
Rose served for seven years as
Editor-in-Chief for Inside Region 3, a U.S.
government publication. She has authored a
number of books including Cappuccino in the
Winter, The Family Reunion Is Not a Real
Vacation (featuring The Triangleheads),
Dream Your Dream: Getting Your Writing Out
There! and the Minnesota Book Award
nominee, You Better Recognize! A Spiritual
Guide Because Life’s a Trip!
Rose has appeared in a number of films
including, Dear White People, Black, Tuscaloosa, House of Tomorrow, She has also worked in television, appearing in ABC
TV’s In An Instant, Dynasty, The Chi, Chicago P.D., Star and Greenleaf. Rose is also the creative concept developer and
producer for an animation project and two
films: The Triangleheads, Hope Sessions and
The Pink Visitor, respectively. The latter
premiered at the Theatres at the Mall of
America (MOA) as part of a film completion in
which it garnered the Best Actress Award. Her
first documentary, Hope Sessions, is also slated
to premiere at the MOA in February 2016. In
the development of these projects, Rose wore
many hats including executive producer,
producer, director, casting director, cast
member and screenwriter. Rose is also the creator of Picture's Up Academy. She graduated with a B.S. from the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she
majored in Computer Science and minored in
Management Information Systems.

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Director Statement
I am a content provider specializing in telling the stories of women, people of color but particularly, women of color with a common thread of spirituality. I have authored several books, scripts and produced several films. My films have appeared in several festivals, screened at the Mall of America and won several awards. In addition, I served as Editor-In-Chief for a U.S. Government magazine for seven years. I am a retired civil servant.