WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th

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HOW TO: STAFF UP YOUR PRODUCTION (Sponsored by Staff Me Up)

So you have a script ready to shoot... but you don’t have a crew. The instagram and facebook posts aren’t reaching the proper audience, and your friends don’t know how to operate a camera. In this workshop, Staff Me Up gives you the rundown on how to optimize their sight and resources to staff up your production, while putting an emphasis on creating more diversity on set.

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HOW TO: IMDbPRO LIKE A PRO (Sponsored by IMDbPro)

IMDbPro includes all the data from IMDb and is specifically designed for entertainment industry professionals. This workshop will discuss IMDbPro and how you can optimize your membership to promote yourself and your work. Let’s demystify IMDb! Attendees will learn the differences between IMDb.com and IMDbPro, as well as how to update your credits on both. You’ll learn about IMDbPro’s many features to help you manage your profile on IMDb, tips for updating your filmography, and how to navigate the sites to help you network.

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HOW TO: TALK TO INVESTORS FOR FILM FINANCING (Under $5mil)

One of the hardest parts of producing a film is securing the capital to fund your project. This 2-hour intensive will be a fundamental lesson about how to best navigate the layered and nuanced relationship of working with an investor. Learn how to speak to potential investors, best practices, key contract points, and an overview about waterfalls and recoupment. 

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EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT W/CALEEB PINKETT

CEO at Twentyfive8 Entertainment / Former President of TV & Film at Overbrook Entertainment

Head of Overbrook Entertainment, Caleeb Pinkett is a writer, actor, and producer who has worked in the entertainment industry for several years. He is an Executive Producer on the Netflix series “Cobra Kai” and Producer of “Charm City Kings,” a film adaptation of the documentary 12 O'clock Boys. Caleeb’s most recent project is a film “The Dunbar Heist'' with production company Rebel Maverick. Caleeb will speak on his rise through the industry and how to tackle the challenges of producing. He will also walk attendees through the different types of producer positions in film and television and the skills needed to succeed in those roles.