BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series: Perfect Your Pitch
BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch SeriesPerfect Your TV & Film Pitch
BRIC's two Community Media TV Networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—come together to bring you a unique opportunity; the BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series. Now in its third year, the series was created with one goal in mind— to turn media dreamers into media makers.
So you have an idea for a TV show or film— now what? The ability to express an idea is almost as important as the idea itself and we are eager to help you with that. The BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series gives you the opportunity to practice and perfect your pitch skills over the course of six months in front of industry heavy hitters, and a live audience.
The four part series will culminate in November with you having a shot to pitch your TV show or film to BRIC TV, an Emmy, Ippy, and Telly-award winning TV channel and digital network, whose work has been screened at prominent festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance.
MEET THE PANELISTS:
Caralene Robinson built a career as a marketing expert at companies such as Coca Cola and Sprint. Most recently, she was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at VH1 and Logo, responsible for all marketing, creative and digital functions. In 2011 Caralene co-founded Coffee Bluff Pictures with filmmaker and advertising executive Deborah Riley Draper. Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution (Executive Producer, 2012) is currently being adapted into a feature. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Producing Executive, 2016) was nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award. In 2017, Robinson stepped out on faith in an effort to bring her creative voice to the forefront as writer/director of the scripted short The Bill. Caralene’s upcoming projects include King Ester (Executive Producer, 2018) and her next scripted short Untitled in White (and Black) (Writer/Director, 2018). Caralene has a BBA in Marketing from Howard University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.Jason Samuels is an Emmy Award-winning news and documentary producer and an associate professor of journalism at New York University. During his 25-year career, Jason has worked as a long-form producer at NBC News, ABC News, ESPN, HBO, and CNN. Currently, Jason is producing an independent feature-length documentary on the former NBA-star Stephon Marbury and develops primetime news specials and original documentaries for Black Entertainment Television. Most recently Jason produced a two-hour documentary on the Obama Presidency with producer/director Stanley Nelson and a one-hour documentary on the Black Lives Matter Movement with executive producer Jesse Williams. Both projects aired on BET.Snypes Murdock is a confident, creative, and highly qualified producer / director with over 10 years of distinguished performance. Murdock is able to bring digital and linear expertise, combining high-quality production and creative concepts to build fresh original content. He is a proactive manager, team builder and tactical planner with the ability to attract, secure, and maintain key players in building strong and lasting business relationships. Murdock is currently the director of digital originals at BET.Squeaky Moore is regarded as the pitch guru for independent content creators. Squeaky freelances as a development consultant and pitching strategist. Squeaky’s mission is to enlighten, uplift, and inspire. Some of Moore’s recent directing and producing credits include, 64, a viral PSA project that she executive produced and assist directed, Father’s Day?, a short film also produced by Squeaky which debuted on the launch of Magic Johnson’s, Aspire TV Network. Others include The Positive Controversy, a digital talk-show in its second season, and the documentary, Face of Darkness - Journey to Healing, a film that explores depression and suicide in the African American communities. She recently authored a book for content creators after journeying to pitch 100 times. The book, #100Pitches: Mistakes, I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To, is a film and television pitching guide geared towards independent content creators about the do’s and don’ts, and strategy of pitching television and film projects.
MEET THE MODERATOR:Kecia Élan Cole is an Emmy-nominated, and New York Press Club Award winning TV Producer and Editor. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kent State University, where she founded and edited an on-campus magazine. Kecia’s editing work has been featured in music videos by Talib Kweli and Fat Man Scoop, and a short film by noted filmmakers Malik Sayeed and Arthur Jafa. She has also freelanced with ABC's Good Morning America Now and BET. She is currently a Senior Producer and Editor for BRIC TV where she is a series producer on: B-Side, Brooklyn Made, and Brooklyn Is Masquerading As The World with Terence Nance, and is an executive producer on two scripted series: BK3K and Sole Kings with Michael "Boogie" Pinckney— a series all about sneaker culture.
PREPARING YOU FOR SUCCESS (READ OUR PITCH STUDY GUIDE) We're here to help you learn, create, and elevate your film and TV game. We want you to succeed and we know that you want to succeed but great success comes with great preparation. Here are some great resources to ensure that you walk into your next pitch prepared and ready for success.
PITCH STUDY GUIDE
The Perfect Your Pitch Workshop is part of Brooklyn Free Speech Television's 3rd Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created especially with you in mind. As the Public Access television station for Brooklyn, New York, our whole mission is to level the media playing field so that every human—no matter their economic status, race, creed, or gender—has access to quality film, TV, and podcast education and facilities. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created for YOU! Now in its third year, Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2018 will focus on the fine art of the narrative storytelling. Everyone has their own story and we’re here to offer tools and tips on how to tell yours in a way that ensures the world takes notice. We'll feature a variety of interactive workshops and lectures from talented and knowledgeable media artists, industry leaders, and filmmakers from Brooklyn, and beyond. From podcasting, to learning how to perfect your pitch, the 3rd Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will enhance your ability to dissect and create dynamic stories for your films, TV shows, podcasts, and web series.Including Community Media Day, the three-day Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend event will celebrate all things community media, accessible media, and free speech.
Celebrate Community Media DaySaturday, October 20, 2018Community Media Day is an annual celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard. Learn how you can celebrate the 3rd Annual Community Media Day here!
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