The launch event for Producer Foundry.
Due to a high level of demand, we've had to close the event to RSVPs. We have, however added a waitlist. If you're still interested in coming to the event, please do. We'll be making a certain amount of door tickets available, and preference goes to those on the waitlist.
A monthly gathering of Entrepreneurial filmmakers in the Bay Area. The Townhall is all about getting Filmmakers, Marketers, and Business people talking and networking. It's an interactive event where you'll meet people you might not otherwise meet, and do more than just sit and fiddle with your Smartphone, or just listen to speakers talk about their work. The Townhalls are for sharing useful information, and meeting useful people to grow your team and your company to the next level.
6:30-7:00 Loose Networking, Mingling, and Snacks
7:00-7:15 30 second introductions.
7:15-7:30 Producer Foundry Organizers speak on what we stand to build.
7:30-7:45 Featured Speaker: Simone Nelson
7:45-8:30 Semi Structured Networking Game
8:30-9:00 Networking follow-up
We're asking for a 5 dollar suggested donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We'd rather have you there without the donation, than not have you there at all. The money is primarily to cover location costs, and the cost of the snacks.
About Simone Nelson
Simone Nelson has worked with diverse international, award-winning artists and companies to develop and produce films, theater, music festivals, events, and digital media start up companies for over 20 years. She has worked with or for, among others, the former head of Walt Disney Studios, Animation & Theatricals—Peter Schneider; filmmaker/writer Rebecca Miller and Daniel Day-Lewis; Forensic Films; Film Arts Foundation; The California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival, the Global Film Initiative, San Francisco Opera; and London’s famed Shakespeare Globe and Royal Court Theatres.
Simone more recently produced the award winning documentary, City of Borders, served as President of Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM), Executive Producer for Xenia Media and Director of Distribution and Producer for the Moxie Institute film studio founded by critically acclaimed Filmmaker/Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain. She also co-produced and served as Managing Director of the inaugural Social Change Film Festival in Bali, Indonesia in 2011.
Simone has worked as a business & content development, marketing, PR and social media strategist/consultant for dozens of performing, cultural and media arts companies and artists. She’s now helping launch a new multi-platform digital media entertainment channel as Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Holiday Channel. She serves on the Faculty of The Art Institute of California—San Francisco’s Digital Film and Video Production program where she created two new courses: a producing course focusing on the marketing and distribution of film and media and an acting and directing course for filmmakers. She’s a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Communication and Yale University’s Graduate School of Drama.