This is just a quick heads up that I've added a Tik Tok Workshop to the schedule. You'll learn how to create great videos (even videos that don't show you personally) that connect people to your site, your books, your films, etc. You'll find complete details below.
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Tomorrow's workshop on Significant Hollywood Disasters will be important to you if you are pitching, selling, producing, funding a film project. First, because you need to know how projects become colossal disasters so you can avoid becoming famous for all the wrong reasons for your film. Second, because studios, banks, producers, directors, lead talent, and sane investors know these stories. There are things you can say, or put in your business plan, that make people think, "I'm not touching that with a barge pole" because they call to mind these stories. Some of these films had huge budgets and great talent, and yet they failed spectacularly. Some were indie production that made horrible history. All of them had weaknesses that could have been addressed early that would have made them successful. There's great insight in here for writers, actors, directors, producers, and even savvy investors.
Publishing a book? Want help? We have a face-to-face event coming up on April 15. You can sign up for it here: https://nancyfulton.gumroad.com/l/wftju/pe4vyy2
Remember, to attend these any or all these events you sign up for $20 at https://nancyfulton.gumroad.com/l/dUzqTK/VID0nly and you get access to the events and 120+ recorded workshops as well.
April 6 @ 7PM: (Significant) Hollywood Disasters and (Important) Lessons Learned by Producers, Directors, Screenwriters, etc.
Sometimes, when you're new to Hollywood or the business of film/media production, you wonder why people at the studios and big production companies seem so skittish, demanding, rigid, unapproachable, or ready to walk away. In this workshop, you learn about many of Hollywood's most famous mistakes, which turned out to be pretty horrible and life-changing experiences for the people involved. You'll learn how these disasters and pyrrhic victories shaped the industry and the insiders who work in it. If you want to thrive as a writer, producer, director, etc. working with these folks, you need to understand what made these projects infamous, because they continue to govern us all today.
April 13 @ 7pm: Using Custom Fonts Legally to Create Better Movie Posters, Book Covers, Pitches, etc.
If you think you are pretty good at design, and know where to find great stock images (Pond5.com, Canva.com, etc) you may be shocked at just how awful your posters and book covers look. No matter what you do, or how hard you work, they look like they were made by an amateur. Often the problem is that you aren’t using professional fonts. If you shop for fonts you’ll find they range from “free” to hundreds of dollars. The problem with the free fonts is that they aren’t really free when you are using them commercially, which is to say for business purposes. That can turn into a big financial problem. In this workshop you’ll learn where to buy, how to buy, and how to use professional fonts in your work. You’ll learn why fonts are able to complete change human perception of an image, communicating when something is supposed to be horrifying, suspenseful, old fashioned, ancient, alien, or twenty minutes into the future. You’ll also learn how to mix fonts, so you don’t jar people’s eyes and minds by mixing the wrong kind or number of font types.
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April 15 @ 11:00 Face-to-Face Lunch Meeting in Hollywood (VIP/PRO ONLY)
This workshop is best for VIP/PROS who want to address issues they are having with writing a book, getting a book edited and formatted, publishing their books, promoting/advertising their books, getting book reviews, finding an agent, etc. This is a live, in-person, face-to-face meeting for 10. There is a $10 to attend and the price of food isn't included. If you want to network, and you're looking for advice specific to your situation, this is a great event to attend
April 20 @ 7PM How to Buy and Use Special FX in Videos, Films, and Animations
In this workshop, you learn several fast and cost-effective ways to add special FX to your film posters, book covers, ads, and films. Just as there are libraries of stock images, there are libraries of special effects, and learning where to find them, and how to use them, can have a big impact in the kind and quality of projects you can do. You can spend a lot of money hiring others to create these FX for you, but learning how to create them yourself may well be a better investment.
April 27 @ 7PM Attorney Asa Pitt: Creative Rights Agreements and the Impact of Divorce
In this workshop we’ll be addressing the importance of ownership of your screenplays, films, videos, designs and other intellectual property and how those rights can be impacted by a divorce. This is a critical workshop for anyone considering working creatively with a partner. This workshop is especially critical if you are married.
Asa Pitt is CEO and Founder of the Pitt APC law firm. Pitt APC is a boutique entertainment law firm that works with some of the biggest groups in entertainment, including the likes of Amazon and CAA. Asa specializes in working with up and coming artists and brands to ensure that their rights are protected. Pitt APC recently closed working as production counsel on the independent film, The Mattachine Family where Asa handled all agreements on behalf of the production company (talent, crew, locations, vendors, rights, investments, etc.). In addition to his entertainment clientele, Asa is constantly mediating divorce settlement agreements where he functions as a neutral third party, guiding negotiations between spouses towards an amicable divorce settlement. Asa studied Entertainment Law at the Chapman School of Law and previously worked in business and legal affairs at United Talent Agency.
To learn more about Asa’s work visit www.pittapc.co and https://www.linkedin.com/in/asa-pitt-a7193111b/. You may want to check out his article on Collaboration and Co-Writer Agreements at https://www.pittapc.co/collaboration-and-co-writer-agreements.
Topics addressed in this workshop include:
- Intellectual Property Rights and Divorce
- Who Controls Intellectual Property When Partners Work Without an Agreement
- Creative Partnership Agreements and Why They Are Critical
- Copyright Law and Estate Planning Considerations
- The Role of Mediation in Creative Partnership Disputes and Divorce
May 4 @ 7PM Tik Tok Promotion
In this workshop you learn how to promote yourself, your books, your films, and your other projects on Tik Tok. You’ll master skills that make creating great videos easier, including how to create amazing ones that don’t force you to be on screen. You’ll also learn how to run ads, and how to acquire followers. Tik Tok is easier to use than Facebook or Twitter as a promotional tool, and many folks like it much better both as creator and viewer.
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