Our filmmaker meetup shines bright as the skies clear for spring! The warmer weather is a great excuse to get that project moving - find your next crew/inspiration/motivation! Join us on Tuesday, March 19th from 7-9pm to mix and mingle with local filmmakers. Come network and learn about projects that are looking for people right now. Maybe you have a project of your own? Looking for inspiration? Jump in, we won't bite!
Special Guest Johnny Coughlin - filmmaker, entrepreneur, & founder of BIG VILLAGE MEDIA
Johnny is one of the successful in Chicago who went from freelance filmmaker to business owner. With clients ranging from Jewel-Osco, the Chicago Blackhawks, Lollapalooza, and Boost mobile; Johnny formed, built and has maintained a prosperous VIdeo business in Chicago managing a team of dedicated professionals. Big Village Media creates Commercials that are shown on cable networks, Documentaries and Feature Length films, Music Videos for signature acts, Business Videos for dozens of companies in the fortune 500 and Weddings for couples across the country. Johnny will share his knowledge and expertise about everything from business licenses, marketing on a micro-budget, finding reasonable studio space, developing contracts, acquiring and keeping clients. Wondering how to take your filmmaking career to the next level? Curious about the pitfalls and effective strategies to make this a full time gig? Learn from a pro.
For the uninitiated: this bimonthly networking event provides a chance for filmmakers to meet and collaborate on projects. Are you a screenwriter looking for a producer? A director looking for a director of photography? This event is open to anyone who is interested in making independent media: editors, actors, art directors, composers, make-up artists... Bring your resume and business cards, and we’ll handle the rest. Special guest speakers and community businesses will also be featured.
It's totally free for Chicago Filmmaker members, $5 for non-members. To inquire about membership, call[masked]-1447. We're bringing the drinks back and we'll be full of cool people talking film... don't miss it!