We have 4 live online workshops coming up. You'll find full details below. Remember, you can attend any or all by signing up as a VIP/PRO. With your membership, you get access to all the live online workshops, all recorded workshops, and answers to your questions via email.
UPCOMING LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
July 27 @ 7pm: Your First Film Production Made Easy
In this workshop, you master the skills required to get your first film production out the door quickly. You’ll learn which kinds of projects you should undertake first, and which you should undertake when you have more experience. You learn how to make your first project moves your career forward rather than sets you back (through debt, legal issues, or a bad reputation).
We’ll discuss productions that work for any budget (no-budget, nano-budget, low-budget, etc), and discuss how to make sure how your project makes you and your crew look good on IMDB. We'll talk about where/how to submit it to film festivals and how to sell your project directly to customers or through distributors if you prefer.
August 3 @ 7pm: Building Your Career with Activist Content
As a creative professional who wants to earn a good living, you need an audience. The fastest way to get that audience is to create content people want. How can you find out what people want? Look at the political and social hot topics that are turning up in every news story, every political campaign, and every late-night show opening monologue.
Activist content, designed and created correctly, is a very fast ticket to personal and financial success because it comes with a guaranteed audience. Choosing the right cause, framing it correctly, and deciding what kind of content to create (social media, film, podcast, short film, book, web series, tv-series or some kind of combination), translates into thousands of followers who like you and your work very much. But creating Activist Content can also be playing with dynamite. The wrong approach can lead to a huge number of unpleasant outcomes.
In this workshop, we’ll talk about how you can create a name for yourself, and a place for your point of view, and a revenue stream as well, by creating content that supports a cause.
August 17 @ 7pm: So You Like to Build, or Cook, or Sew (and You Want to Make Lots of Money)
In this workshop we discuss how you can turn something crafty you love to do into something that makes a lot of money through making media. We will discuss when, where, and how to post/sell your content (as social media, as video training, as books, etc) and how to use this content to sell what you create as well.
The Maker Revolution is all about how artisans, crafters, inventors, and DIYers are reinventing the economy and the world we live in. As a media creator, you are in the best position to turn your passion into profit from what you know how to do.
August 31 @ 7PM: How to Use Pen Names, Aliases & Pseudonyms to Protect Yourself & Sell Your Work
You sing in the church choir, but you like to write erotic romances. You are really well known for your horror novels, but you want to start writing kids books. You are best known for your work as a family-friendly filmmaker, but you’d like to create some racier content for grown ups. These are all reasons why you may choose to create work under a pen name, an alias, or a pseudonym. In this workshop we’ll talk about when, why and how to do that. We will also discuss how to handle some of the hassles that come with using these techniques to veil your identity, and we’ll discuss what to do when your cover is blown.
WORKSHOPS FOR NEW PRODUCERS & WRITER/PRODUCERS
If you are a new producer or writer/producer, you might want to check out these recorded workshops:
- 7680 Creating Cartoons Fast, Cheap & Profitably with Character Animator
- 1810 Making Film Budgets
- 1705 Casting Actors
- 1027 Writing a Book or Screenplay in 40 to 80 Hours with Smart Sprints
- 1615 Writing Novel Series and TV Series Bibles and Treatments
- 1740 Getting Grants to Make Your Documentary featuring Award Winning Producer Michael Singh
- 1746 Big Budget Film Strategies for Savvy Producers
- 3600 Persuading Film Investors with Film Analytics featuring Bruce Nash of The-Numbers.com
- 1390: Getting Bank Funding for Film and TV Projects with Adrian Ward, Senior Director of Specialty Banking for Banc of California
- 7780 Places to Sell Your Films, Short Films, and Videos (OTT, SVOD, AVOD, Amazon, iTunes, Youtube, Broadcast, Traditional & Social Media Distribution etc.)
If you have any questions about these upcoming workshops, please send an email to email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you :)
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