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Event: Making Life Work as a Work-at-Home Parent

If you are a work-at-home-parent, considering it, or as an employer want to keep your hiring options open, please join us!

Making Life Work as a Work-at-Home Parent

Thursday, Sept. 25 (1-2:30pm)

At 24th ST Theatre, 1117 W. 24th ST, LA 90007 (corner of Hoover & 24th ST) Map.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

We are everywhere now: the Work-At-Home Mom or Dad. Technology has created room for working remotely unheard of just a decade ago. It may seem ideal, but really just creates its own unique challenges. Round-table with guests will include questions and comments from all attendees as well.

Use #WAHParent to join the conversation from home. And yes, children welcome!

*How can you transition from freelance/office hours to working around a child’s schedule?
*How to communicate client expectations without making excuses?
*How to create an office area flexible enough to also balance parenting activities?
*Where to find local activities that allow you to relax or work without your child, and ones that give you the time to focus on them away from work? (Also a handout)
*How to address breastfeeding during meetings
*Should your small budget go towards a babysitter or assistant?
*All this, and quality time with your partner, too?

Round table Guests include:

Lisa Cassandra  is an actor, grant writer/development consultant, and copy editor, as well as an entrepreneur with her own health and wellness business. She also conceived and directed the children’s short documentary film, The Jackson Pollock Project. She does all this as a single mom around a teenage daughter and son. Mostly she’s exhausted.

Róisín  Ching is a Speech Language Pathologist, parent educator, and co-owner of Echo Speech Therapy. She and her 14-month-old son are currently cataloging the hiding places of all the cats on their block.

Deepti Gupta  an actress, voice over artist and producer, recorded her first audiobook when 7 months pregnant, in a make-shift booth of blankets and towels, in the hot month of June. Now, a mom of a toddler, she’s recording audiobooks from her professional booth at home and learning to strike the balance with work and family on a daily basis. www.deeptigupta.com

Tish Hicks is an LA Voiceover veteran who runs The V.O. Dojo, a training, networking and resource center connecting voiceover actors of all levels

Diana Kohne Kenny is a visual artist who shows new work several times a year, a mom with an active toddler, and in between runs Art Cricket LA, a new business that connects people to local art.

Jessica Ires Morris tries to fit acting, raising a one year old and working remotely for a financial consulting firm into her life and her home. Each area benefits and suffers from the others.

Steven Wasserman has worked on numerous independent productions as director, producer, cinematographer, editor and writer. His work has been featured in numerous international film festivals and broadcast nationally on cable television, and CEO of Hachitan Entertainment, specializing in Creative Production of Film & Video content for broadcast, marketing and entertainment.

Moderated by Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller and Outreach Nerd, Communications Director @24thST Theatre. A workaholic () who loves being a new mother  . What could go wrong? Adventures of Lil’ Pirate Dude chronicled @parentingnerd.

RSVP by emailing cindy@24thstreet.org

Sponsored & Hosted by 24th ST Theatre24th st

Inside Rehearsal for Gracie and Rose

Gracie and Rose love off the grid and live off the land in 1950’s Wyoming — where wild horses run free and appearances are deceiving. Gracie lives as George so she and Rose can be together.

Is true love in the body worth the cost of living a lie in the world?
Gracie and Rose premieres at the Hollywood Fringe Festival June 16-29th. Written and Performed by Anastasia Coon. Directed by Che’Rae Adams.

Support untold stories of love – Indiegogo Campaign

GracieandRose.com

Hollywood Fringe Festival site: hff13.org/1372

Facebook.com/GracieAndRoseASoloShow

Media Nerds: Ep1

For some months, Etta Devine, Caroline Sharp & myself have centered talks on media and society around the Bechdel Test. To expand the discussion, we invite you to join us on the 3rd Tuesday of ever month for the new show:

#MediaNerds

How does the media we consume shape us as individuals and as a society? 

Caroline Sharp

Caroline Sharp

Etta Devine
Etta Devine

Outreach Nerd, Bechdel Test Talks, Funding Fridays, Stories on the Go

Cindy Marie Jenkins

Caroline’s Pick: AFI’s Directing workshop for Women

Cindy’s Pick: The Bitch Pack

Etta’s Pick (launching May 6th): Ms. in the Biz

NEXT SHOW: Tuesday, April 16th 10amPT/1pmET

Hidden Barriers to Entry

Bechdel Test Talks: Awards Shows

THE BECHDEL TEST TALKS

are a monthly series where we examine entertainment through the lens of The Bechdel Test.

Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp join me every month!

The Bechdel Test asks 3 basic questions for every story (originally applied to film):

1. Is there more than 1 female character (with a name)?

2. Do they talk to each other?

3. About anything besides men?

These perimeters are not meant to be judgement calls, but simply starting points for discussion.

Awards Shows!

LA Times Story: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-sundance-2013-women-lag-men-even-in-independent-film-study-finds-20130120,0,712589.story
Ted Hope’s Blog: http://hopeforfilm.com/?p=8838

SAG AWARDS

SCORE: 2-7-5
yes:
The Paperboy
Les Miserables

dubious:
Flight
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Zero Dark Thirty
Skyfall

trouble seeing film:
Rust and Bone
The Impossible

no:
Lincoln
Hitchcock
Silver Linings Playbook
The Master
The Sessions

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

SCORE: 1-2-2
yes
Moonrise Kingdom

dubious
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Keep the Lights On

no
Bernie
Silver Linings Playbook

IAWTV Winners

SCORE: # of shows 7-1-4
# of awards 12-2-6

yes
Best Comedy Series – Squaresville
Best Ensemble Performance – Squaresville

Best Drama Series – Leap Year
Best Writing (Comedy) – Squaresville – Matt Enlow
Best Costume Design – The League of S.T.E.A.M. – The League of S.T.E.A.M.
Best Makeup/Special Effects – The League of S.T.E.A.M. – The League of S.T.E.A.M.
Best Design (Art Direction/Production) – Continuum – Eric Whitney – computer voice
Best Editing – Continuum – Blake Calhoun
Best Directing (Comedy) – My Gimpy Life – Sean Becker
Best Female Performance (Comedy) – My Gimpy Life – Teal Sherer Teal
Best Directing (Drama) – Anyone But Me – Tina Cesa Ward (but it’s complicated in a good way)
Best Interactive/Social Media Experience – The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

maybe
Best Original Music – Cost of Capital – Rob Gokee
Best Male Performance (Comedy) – The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour – Jeff Lewis – Poker Episode ?
Best Visual Effects (Digital) – H+ The Digital Series – Faction Creative and The Sequence Group: VFX Supervisor Ian Kirby; Digital Effects Supervisor Chris van Dyck; VFX Producer Caleb Bouchard

no
Best Animated Series – Red vs. Blue
Best Cinematography – H+ The Digital Series – Brett Pawlak – up to Episode 12. silent conversation probably about work between two women in Episode 13.
Best Female Performance (Drama) – Blue – Julia Stiles – Blue
Best Male Performance (Drama) – The Booth at the End, Season 2 – Xander Berkeley – Lead
Best Writing (Drama) – The Booth at the End, Season 2 – Christopher Kubasik
Best Supplemental Content – Red vs. Blue

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Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep3: Children’s Stories

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep4: Who’s Breaking the Gender Glass Ceiling?

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep5: Fantasy & Sci Fi

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep6: Holiday Fare

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Web Series Watch 6: Holiday Specials!

holiday specialsWEB SERIES WATCH moved to a new website and channel, and I hope you’ll follow/subscribe. Our show is a great way to get introduced to quality, new independent works.

WED 10am PT

w/ Cindy Marie Jenkins & Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

This week we review Holiday & Children’s Web Series, including:

Singing Christmas Hedgehogs

My Gimpy Christmas

12 Days of The Unwritten Rules & The Unwritten Rules EP11: Merry Christmas

The McCracken Live! McChristmas McSpecial!

WATCH & Subscribe to YouTube

Facebook

Don’t miss a segment @WebSrsWatch

Bechdel Test Talks EP6: Holiday Fare

Caroline Sharp

Etta Devine

Cindy Marie Jenkins

THE BECHDEL TEST TALKS

are a monthly series where my co-hosts and I look at various types of entertainment through the lens of The Bechdel Test.

Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp join me every month!

The Bechdel Test asks 3 basic questions for every story (originally applied to film):

1. Is there more than 1 female character (with a name)?

2. Do they talk to each other?

3. About anything besides men?

These perimeters are not meant to be judgement calls, but simply starting points for discussion.

WED 12/12 at 4pm PT, we’ll discuss Holiday Fare!

Article on Holiday Specials Caroline Mentions

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep3: Children’s Stories

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep4: Who’s Breaking the Gender Glass Ceiling?

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep5: Fantasy & Sci Fi

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Shakespeare Puppets & Geek Crash Course [Funding Fridays]

FRI 11/30 – 11am-12pm PT

Funding Friday

11-11:30am

Dan Ring from ROMEO & JULIET: A PUPPET MUSICAL

This song and music video aims to introduce kids to Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” through the world of live-action puppetry.

 

 

11:30am-12pm

Michael from Geek Crash Course Kickstarter

A weekly educational webseries covering topics in geek culture needs funding for a second year of content.

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Blogging for Personal & Professional [Outreach Nerd]

Every month Rachel Stoll joins me on Outreach Nerd to detail some aspect of social media marketing.

Tuesday 11/20 – 9am PT

Blogging for both personal & professional use.

WATCH our segment on Tumblr.

WATCH our segment on Pitching to Media & Media Lists

ABOUT RACHEL, from her site: I’ve been involved in social networks for nearly a decade, well before the term social media came about. Now, I work professionally in social media marketing. I design creative and engaging strategies for clients that achieve measurable goals on a variety of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Pose, LinkedIn, Etc. Sometimes I write about marketing. This year I co-wrote a 3-part series in MAGIC Magazine titled “Social Media Marketing for Magicians.”

I do other things besides work! Running and hiking are really great. Sometimes I play video games and attend comic-conventions. I used to produce and do marketing for Los Angeles theatre and I even started the LA Theatre hashtag in 2010.  Right now I’m finishing up myMaster’s Degree in Political Science.

Thanks for reading this. Feel free to read my blog which is a mix of all my interests or browse the subsections of the site.

ABOUT ME

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Web Series Watch Ep3: Elections & American History

WEB SERIES WATCH EP 3

WED 12pm –  w/ Cindy Marie Jenkins & Patty J. Robinson

A new bi-monthly series: the Web Series

Today we focus on Election & American History themes!

Ground Game, Body Politic, Drunk History

WATCH the 1st episode – 2nd episode (Halloween themed)

Follow along at #webserieswatch or tweet to @cindymariej & @pattyrobinson

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The Dick Jones Feature Film Project [Funding Fridays]

Today at 11am PT I’ll talk with artist James Sheldon, who launched an ambitious Kickstarter: $250,000 to fund The Dick Jones Feature Film Project.

I’ll also review some ways you can help with the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy:

Volunteer Opps from TimeOut NY

Text $10 to Red Cross

Donate directly to Red Cross

The Dick Jones Feature Film Project: A comedy film chronicling the extraordinary Richard Lucian Jones: His friends called him Richie, but he dreamed of being a Dick.

http://iamdickjones.com

facebook.com/iamdickjones

 


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Bullying in the Arts Ep5: Stuart Allan of “Jedi Camp”

WATCH other Bullying in the Arts: Ep1 Gregory Crafts “Friends Like These”

Stuart Allan

Ep2 Jeffrey Wylie “Texas Loves Lyla”

Ep3 Gabriele Eggerling “Jedi Camp”

Ep4 Julia Cho “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them”

and now Ep 5 with Stuart Allan, star of the web series “Jedi Camp”!

Broadcast will begin at 8:30PT on Tuesday.

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Web Series Watch Ep2 : Vampires, Zombies & Werewolves!

WEB SERIES WATCH

WED 12pm –  w/ Cindy Marie Jenkins & Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

Today we’re Halloween themed: Vampire Mob, The Hunted, Vampirism Sucks, Vampire Zombie Werewolf & Zurvived!

WATCH the 1st episode

2nd episode:

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Web Series Watch: Ep1

WEB SERIES WATCH

WED 10am –  w/ Cindy Marie Jenkins & Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

Here’s who we suggest!

BAMF Club (& Comediva in general)

Nerdist Celebrity Bowling – Neil deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye

Geek & Sundry – The Flog, Tabletop, Written by a Kid

The Stan Lee World of Heroes – Bonnie’s DIY

minute physics

Jedi Camp

Fresh Hell

The Unwritten Rules

My Gimpy Life

RETCON

Give Me Grace

EPISODE 2:  WED 10/24

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Arts Broadcasts Oct 8-14

I’m still experimenting with formats & topics to create the best stories. This week begins an ongoing series on Bullying in the Arts as well as special segments on the NASA Social to Goldstone I’m attending Oct. 15th. Comment on the videos & tell me which ones you like the best!

Videos will be linked as they become available, or follow this blog/subscribe to YouTube for notifications for the live interviews. All times are Pacific Standard.

MONDAY

2:30pm – Indianapolis Opera Singer & Writer Ellen Denham [Artist Check-in, the Indy Convergence]

Watch the video

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7pm – Bullying in the Arts Ep1: Gregory Crafts, Writer of “Friends Like These”

Watch the video

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TUESDAY

12pm – NASA Social to Goldstone Ep1: Why Amy Pillé & Bill Dunford are excited.

Watch the video.

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2pm – Bullying in the Arts Ep2: Jeffrey Wylie, Writer & Performer of “Texas Loves Lyla”

Watch the video.

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WEDNESDAY

10am – Web Series Watch w/ Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

WATCH the video. EPISODE 2 is Oct. 24th at 10am.

FRIDAY


9am – Funding Fridays

Filmmakers of STAY THEN GO, a film about a boy with autism that’s raising money for post-production.

WATCH the video. Special thanks to Chad Kukahiko for telling me about this film.

SATURDAY

UPDATE: 12pm Live Stream is delayed until mid afternoon.

Dia de los Muertos – Free Community Arts Workshops at 24th ST Theatre

WATCH the video. SEE the pictures.

SUNDAY

8pm – live from NASA Social Dinner. Meet attendees!

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Bechdel Test Talks

These began last June with 2 separate discoveries:

1. the Bechdel Test

2. my lack of enthusiasm for female characters during the 40+ shows I saw at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Here’s a good explanation of the Bechdel Test:

Ever since, I got together with Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp to host Bechdel Test Talks every month. We choose a topic on the topic and discuss.

Next: Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 4pm PST

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