Webinar Series

To address the need for community engagement and education during COVID-19 we’re partnering with industry leaders from across the state to bring timely, useful, and inspirational webinars to the creative film and media community. 

Business owners and professionals representing all roles within the industry – such as screenwriters, documentarians, producers, casting directors, and actors – run ninety-minute live-streaming panels that are free and accessible to the public. Virtual attendees can ask questions during the live sessions and benefit from the expertise of our panelists. 

Register Below!

  • Tuesday, April 7th, 9 – 10:30am: “COVID-19 Financial Support for Gig Workers & Small Businesses: How to Get Your Money” with Joey Jenkins from the Colorado Small Business Development Center, and Jim Janicek of Janicek Media
    • I’m a freelancer and need fast funds – what do I do? I’m in the gig economy and keep hearing about all of these new relief programs – which ones should I apply for? What kinds of documents do I need to apply? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media.
    • REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, April 9th, 1-2:30pm: “Introduction to Motion Capture” with Deck Nine Games
    • Have you ever wondered how your favorite video games come to life? Join the Deck Nine crew to learn about the technology and process behind using motion capture, from casting live actors to producing final cinematics. Gaming is one of the fastest-advancing mediums out there, so tune in, learn the basics, and stay up to date!
    • REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday, April 14th, 1-2:30pm: “Prepping for Auditions: Live & Self-Tape” with Sylvia Gregory, Cassie Keefe, and Sheila Traister
    • Hear the perspectives of a casting director, actor/acting coach and agent on how actors can make the best use of their time to feel confident and be successful at auditions.
    • REGISTER HERE

COMING SOON

  • “Pitching & Marketing Your Idea” – Week of April 13, time & date TBD
  • “Creating the Documentary” – Week of April 20, time & date TBD
  • “Screenwriting 101” – Week of April 20, time & date TBD
  • “Commercial Production” – Week of April 27, time & date TBD
  • “Animation & Graphics” – Week of April 27, time & date TBD
  • “Working in Public Television” – Week of May 4, time & date TBD
  • “The Newsroom – In the Time of COVID-19” – Week of May 4, time & date TBD
  • “The Role of Unions & Protecting Yourself” – Week of May 11, time & date TBD

Watch Past Webinars

  • “The Wild West of TV Writing and Producing” with Brian Bird and Sibyl Gardner (4/3/2020)
    • The era of shooting 24-episode seasons for network shows is over. In this new, ever-changing period of streaming and independent production, what’s a screenwriter to do? Answer: Be a great storyteller. Sibyl (ABC’s “Nashville,” “Saving Grace”) and Brian (“Touched by and Angel,” “When Calls the Heart”) bring their decades of expertise to this conversation to address the current state of the business, how to transition your writing career to the new landscape, and of course – the ancient magic of storytelling.
    • Watch here
  • “Remote Production & Workflow” with Janicek Entertainment (4/1/2020)
    • The current health situation has caused paradigm shifts throughout the film, television, and media landscape – but that doesn’t mean that your projects have to stop indefinitely! Learn how to pivot your productions and workflows using remote methods from Jim Janicek, Jared Picune, and Julie Dorough of Janicek Entertainment as they continue delivery of their weekly Xfinity Latino Entertainment program through and operation of the 24/7 linear broadcast channel during this crisis.
    • Watch here