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Ron Simons BTFC Speaker Series

Producer Ron Simons

Our Speaker Series continues with Ron Simons, a three-time Tony Award-winning producer, four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer and actor of stage, film and television. Ron is also the Founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment.

Director Rashaad Ernesto Green

Our Speaker Series continues with Award-Winning director, producer and Bronx native, Rashaad Ernesto Green. While Rashaad is currently wrapping up filming on BET’s hit show Being Mary Jane and its new show, the Quad, he has a long list of credits making it likely you’ve seen some of his work.

Rashaad Ernesto Green Speaker Series
Donovan Rodriques, entertainment attorney, law, crowdfunding, entertainment and business attorney, black tv and film collective, btfc

Entertainment and Business Attorney Donovan Rodriques

Our Speaker Series continues with entertainment & business attorney Donovan Rodriques. Donovan represents producers, talent, entertainment companies and entrepreneurs, including a number of start-ups and emerging companies in media, sports and entertainment technologies.

Innovative Artist Talent Agent Ken Lee

Our Speaker Series continues with Innovative Artist Talent Agent, Ken Lee. Ken, a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, now represents over 70 artists at Innovative Artists. His clients have appeared in films and television shows including House of Cards, VEEP, Birdman, Spider-Man, The Get Down and many more.

We are looking forward to chatting with Ken on a range of issues from his personal journey, to how clients can more easily gain representation, to producers working with agents and managers. Sure to be a great conversation!

Ken Lee Speaker Series
Shawn Peters

Cinematographer Shawn Peters

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”16″]Our Speaker Series continues with award-winning cinematographer and storyteller Shawn Peters. This year Peters was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film, last year he was a Creative Capital Moving Image Award Recipient. While the list of accolades and awards are a testament to his pursuit of excellence, they are also a reflection of the passion and pride he brings to the work.

Seed&Spark: Crowdfunding to Build Independence

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. This class for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.

How to Create a Web Series

How to Create a Web Series

We got together with some of our member producers and asked them to share some of what they have learned about producing a web series. It was an incredibly interesting discussion that covered a range of topics from scripting to casting to crowdfunding and everything in between.

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