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#FundingFriday

reelectionCongrats to Re-Election: A Web Series for meeting their $25,000 Goal!

Mid-level campaign staffer Jamie must figure out how to undo an election day defeat in order to escape reliving the day over and over.

UPDATE: I had technical issues and could not broadcast today. I will post their answers soon.

How did they do it? How can you prep a Kickstarter campaign for success? Hear live today at 11am PT.

We’ll also have special guests Diani & Devine, who are currently releasing 1-2 videos a day during their Kickstarter.

Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Is it harder for two comedians to survive an apocalypse or Hollywood? Diani & Devine spent five months making their initial video (below) & release 1 or 3 new ones every day. You also may just see a familiar face in #Apocatips #14 .

Facebook.com/DianiAndDevineMeetTheApocalypse

Twitter.com/DD_Apocalypse

DDMTA.com

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dianidevine/diani-and-devine-meet-the-apocalypse-a-feature-fil

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Funding Friday: Single Serving

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Single Servings, the web series

single servingsSingle Servings is a web series about that awkward “in between” time where you aren’t really a kid anymore, but you can’t quite call yourself an adult yet either. You don’t have your dream job, or your dream house, or your dream relationship, but youthink you’re getting there. Maybe. The series follows Margo, as she attempts to find a date in under six weeks to her best friend and roommate, Renee’s wedding, while at the same time trying to cope with the idea that life moves forward, and the inevitability that we must all grow up.
And Us…
Christina Benedetto(Creator, Producer, Margo) is a New York based writer, producer, and actress. After graduating with a degree in theatre from UCLA, Christina immediately relocated to The Big Apple, immersing herself in both the theatre and music scene. She has been producing her own one-woman show since she was 16, and in 2010 both wrote and produced a show for the United States USO. Single Servings, her latest project, will be unique in that it is her first venture into the realm of film; and she could not be more excited.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Jessica Rose McVay(Executive Producer, Series Director) is a director, choreographer, and producer committed to bringing classical and American classics alive for the modern audience. She graduated from UCLA’s school of Theater Film and Television with a degree in Theater Arts with a concentration in Directing and a minor in Asian Humanities. Recently credits include Sonnet 94(New York Shakespeare Exchange Sonnet Project), Romeo and Juliet(Taganrog Drama Theatre, Taganrog, Russia) Second AD and Dramaturg Gore Vidal’s The Best Man(Broadway, Dir. Michael Wilson). Her newest venture is into film in the form of a six episode web series called Single Servings.
Leah Bezozo(Co-producer, Renee) is a singer/actress based in New York City, and originally from New Jersey. She studied at UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television. She’s most noted for the role of Kennedy in HBO’s hit series The Sopranos. Her most recent ventures include Metropolis TV in the Netherlands and the web series Single Servings.

Theatre Trailers: what do you think?

To research Saturday’s workshop, I asked for videos created to promote a live performance. Thanks for all your submissions!

Matthew Hill shooting Tony Duran for "Walking the Tightrope" at 24th ST Theatre.

Matthew Hill filming for “Walking the Tightrope”

Please take a look at these and respond in the comments:

1. How would you describe the show in one sentence?

2. Do you want to see this show after watching the video (assuming you’re in their city)?

Thanks so much. It will help contribute to our conversation on Saturday.

Feel free to link to your videos in the comments as well or via twitter. -CMJ

The Vagrancy Theatre Co. presents Down in the Face of God official trailer.

From Director Holly Derr: This was actually made by the playwright and goes with the show, not the theater, but it’s brilliant. It’s a faux-documentary that exists within the world of the play:

Beto O’Byrne sent from Twitter: The Movement Theatre Company Promo Video for Look Upon Their Lowliness:

From Nancy Dobbs Owen We found that the trailer for War Bride worked really well. We created it as a stand alone short film in a way….:

From Adela Kuehn Admittedly I’m biased. I know these guys and have wanted to see this show for years. Two very different trailers (for different stagings) of the same show.

or

Beowulf Trailer from Banana Bag & Bodice on Vimeo.

Outreach Nerd Broadcast updates

The past few months have been an experiment with G+ Broadcasts. Their purpose is to connect new audience with indie artists, but the same old methods of interviews aren’t doing the trick.

Imagine that. So I’m changing it up!

Out of all of the broadcasts I tried, here is what has survived – all in a slightly new form:

Outreach Nerd – TUESDAYSbuddha

1st Tuesday/month 7pmPT/10pmET: #SpaceNerd

All levels of expertise or newbies in one Hangout to catch up on Space News

2nd Tuesday/month, time TBA: #OutreachNerd 

Useful Outreach tips & examples of people/orgs doing it right

3rd Tuesday/month, 10amPT/1pmET: #MediaNerds

Co-Hosts Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp join me to discuss how the media we consume affects individuals & society. Formerly the Bechdel Test Talks.

-4th Tuesday/month, time TBA: Outreach Nerd w/ Special Guest 

Web Series Watch* & Live Streams – WEDNESDAYS

Upon request & monthly at East LA Rep’s By Appointment

*Be sure to follow this new series, which has its own site/channel. Co-hort Patty Jean Robinson & I dig deeply into the web series world & bring you our picks!

#FundingFridays – FRIDAYS

Guests will now include Fund-raising/Crowd-funding experts, paired with artists who’ve run successful campaigns.

Have a campaign to promote? You can join the Broadcast, ask your questions of the experts & plug your project at same time.

In-between, you’ll see new outreach-related works, but this is the new regular schedule.

Want to be a guest or have questions? Comment below & I’ll reply within 48 hours.

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!

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the CMJ Stories – Broadcast Schedule

broadcasts

Arts Broadcasts dedicated to

Connecting Audience w/ the Arts.

The link to watch each broadcast available below at least 12 hours before scheduled time.

 

TUES 9am PT Outreach Nerd w/ Rachel Stoll: Year-End Fundraisers

WED 10am PT Web Series Watch EP6: Holiday Specials (on new channel!)

THURS 6pm PT Tim from Surfing Aliens on how their ads could benefit your web series  (on new channel!)

FRI 11am Funding Fridays – Guests TBA

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3 Weyward Sisters on a Good Path

Last Sunday I attended the Launch Party for 3 Weyward Sisters, self-described as a multi-media production company focused on creating beautiful, thought provoking, emotionally bare work in film, theater, music and visual/fine art.

Besides the wonderful tequila hibiscus limeade, Weyward Girls hosted a lively and friendly crowd. They projected their first project, a short film/music video, on the wall every hour (and upon request). It’s a touching short, with the Creators giving their audience the respect and room to discover their own story within the original music and movement. I look forward to more!

WATCH a quick intro we filmed near the end of the Launch Party:

Here are the 3 Weyward Sisters, and they want to know: How are you Weyward? Let them know @3WeywardSisters .

heidi weyward

nancy weyward

sam weyward

Have an event that would be good for my audience? Just email or comment below with the details & why my blogging audience would be interested, and I’ll see if I can make it.

Arts Broadcasts Schedule 12/10-12/16

The CMJ Stories

Arts Broadcasts dedicated to

Connecting Audience w/ the Arts.

The link to watch each broadcast available below at least 12 hours before scheduled time.

 

MON Interview with Weyward Sisters at the Launch party. Read all the coverage here.

WED 10am PT Creators Watch EP2: Skyrim Parodies (on new channel!)

4pm PT Bechdel Test Talks: Holiday Entertainment

FRI 11am Funding Fridays

Successful Kickstarters w/ Guests TBA

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Tips for Kickstarter Success [Funding Fridays]

FRI, 12/7 at 11am PT

FUNDING FRIDAYS SPECIAL:

Tips for Kickstarter Success w/ Diani & Devine

dianianddevineThey ran 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns which resulted in publishing Huck Finn: The Robotic Edition as well as screenings of their film festival hit “The Selling” in major cities nationwide. Currently they’re creating fundraising videos making a nonprofit theatre company stand out from the holiday crowd and their web series Mary Olson is not to be missed.

What does it take to make your Kickstarter goals? How to prepare? What to expect? Find out!

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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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G+ Panel: How to Promote Your Content Online

Victor Solis invited me to a panel on promoting your content online.

RSVP here and join us Thursday at 7pm PT! 

WATCH the Video here. Great times and follow everyone on the panel. They are all excellent in different ways.

Are you a writer, filmmaker, artist, musician, blogger, or content creator? You have fantastic content, but how do you reach and engage your audience?Join our panelists online as we discuss:
– Promotional strategies that succeed
– Tactics that don’t

– Secret social media weapons of choice
– New tools that you can use to promote your content to even wider audiencesPanelists will include:
Goldie Chan (Cost of Capital series)
Cindy Marie Jenkins (Web Series Watch, Outreach Nerd)
Michael Nixon (Geek Crash Course series)
Brittani Noel (Stockholm series)
Angelique Toschi (TransMedia LA social media director)Moderated by Victor Solis (co-creator of Generic Girl series, Digital Spill interview show).POST questions for our panelists below!JOIN our Google+ Hangout via the link to be posted on Thursday.

WATCH via http://youtube.com/genericgirlseries.

We look forward to seeing you and answering your questions on-the-air. 🙂

The CMJ Stories Schedule 11/26-12/2

The CMJ Stories

Arts Broadcasts dedicated to

Connecting Audience w/ the Arts.

The link to watch each broadcast available below at least 12 hours before scheduled time.

 

Nov 26-Dec 2

MON 11/26 :  TEDxYouth@KohlerPart 1. WATCH here.

17 year-old speaks on how mariachi transformed her life & dreams.

Pre-recorded event coverage at Inner City Arts.

 

WED 11/28 at 10am: Web Series Watch: Creators

Live Broadcast profiling Victor Solis & Cast of Generic Girl. Co-host Patty Jean Robinson.

WATCH the Broadcast!

FRI 11/30: Funding Fridays. WATCH here.

11am: Dan Ring from ROMEO & JULIET: A PUPPET MUSICAL!

11:30am: Michael from Geek Crash Course Kickstarter

Learn which indie artists need or have funding. WATCH past episodes.

SAT 12/1 at 10am-6pm: Live Coverage of 53rd Annual LA County Holiday Celebration

I’ll bring you a sneak peek of the dress rehearsal for the free event Christmas Eve. Full interviews will be posted on Art4Families.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM    Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus
  • 10:20 AM – 10:40 AM    Invertigo Dance Theatre
  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM    Vox Femina Los Angeles
  • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM    Elliot Deutsch Big Band
  • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM    Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
  • 11:40 AM – 12:00 PM    Las Cafeteras
  • 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM    Palmdale High School Choral Union
  • 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM    Mariachi Sol de Mexico
  • 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM      Colburn Children’s Choir

Lunch 1:00 PM to 2:10 PM

  • 2:10 PM – 2:30 PM        Shin Dance Company
  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM        South Bay Children’s Choir
  • 2:50 PM – 3:10 PM        Vaud & the Villains
  • 3:10 PM – 3:30 PM        Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir
  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM        Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble
  • 3:50 PM – 4:10 PM        Family Life Sanctuary Choir
  • 4:10 PM – 4:30 PM        Pacifico Dance Company
  • 4:30 PM – 4:50 PM        Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles
  • 4:50 PM – 5:10 PM        Shakti Dance Company
  • 5:10 PM – 5:30 PM        Second Samoan Congregational Church Choir
  • 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM        Double G and Strings

 

Web Series Watch Ep4: Female-Helmed & Thanksgiving

WEB SERIES WATCH EP 4

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

A new bi-monthly series: the Web Series

Today we focus on Female-Helmed & Thanksgiving!

Follow @websrswatch

In this episode: Vampire Zombie Werewolves Thanksgiving,  Thanks for Nothing Mason, Spinster,  After the Bee, Geeks and Gamers Anonymous,  Unintentionally Awesome

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

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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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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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September in Outreach

I’ll be the first to admit that September was insane. Here’s why:

SEPTEMBER OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS:

WHAT: Ban This! Book Signing

WHERE: at the Cypress Park Library

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Art Meza @CypressParkLAPL

WHY IT WAS RAD: “I listened, I learned, I read, and it saved my life.” -Adrianna Simone

There was a live-blog here before I had fought with my former domain host, but hope to re-create it in the near future. In the meantime, check out the Pinterest pictures on my board “Good Reading”.

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WHAT: By Appointment w/ Luis Alfaro 

WHERE:  East LA Rep

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Jesus Reyes, Artistic Director of East LA Rep who asked me to live stream

WHY IT WAS RAD: “All that art requires of you is to change.” If you need any sort of encouragement or inspiration, listen to Luis for just a few minutes.

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WHAT: Theatre Through an Interpreter [Video Series & Talkback]

WHERE: 24th ST Theatre

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Part of my Outreach Consulting

WHY IT WAS RAD: After a performance in Spanish w. English super-titles, we talked about communicating through English, ASL & Spanish – in all three languages at once! [Video available soon] Read Audience Response.

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WHAT: ARTmageddonLA

WHERE: Across Los Angeles

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: Diana Wyenn asked me to run Social Media Strategy w/ Jim Halloran

WHY IT WAS RAD: Refocused negative energy from Carmageddon II into a movement towards local art; a movement for audiences and artists alike.

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WHAT: DIY Day at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Co-panelist Erika Cervantes from Comediva & I talked to filmmakers on the importance of social media even before you have a product (but not before you have content).

WHERE: The Electric Lodge in Venice

HEARD ABOUT IT FROM: LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative)

WHY IT WAS RAD: A selection of quotes from other panels:

“Auditioning is its own genre of acting.”

“Silk is our enemy, cotton is our friend.”

“Isn’t there a button where you can take out the airplane in my shot?”

“I wrote for Friday the 13th, the series. I can kill six people an hour.”

“We believe that filmmakers should be able to live through their art.”

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UPCOMING OCTOBER OUTREACH

WED 10/4 at 4pm – The Bechdel Test Talks with Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp

MON 10/8 at 2pm – Indy Convergence Artist Check-in w/ Ellen Denham

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

SUN 10/14 – MON 10.15 – NASA Social at Goldstone Deep Space Network!

TUES 10.16  at 9am – Outreach Nerd w/ Rachel Stoll

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