- Packaging and Selling Your Skills & Industry Expertise Profitably (Live Online)
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As a highly skilled professional with industry experience it is certainly possible for you to sell your skills profitably. But if you find yourself constantly working for bottom dollar, struggle to find customers constantly, or find the customers you do work with very difficult to please, you'll find this online workshop very important. In this workshop you learn how to sell your expertise for hundreds or thousands of dollars a month by learning how to package and promote solutions your customers will love. To attend this live online workshop, you must sign up here: https://gumroad.com/l/xGRNH/xk129t6 Wondering if our workshops are actually useful? Click here to get Making Profitable Media Fast / Protecting Yourself & Your Work for Free https://gumroad.com/l/cqnVG/eng6ng5 Topics addressed in this workshop include: Why your work must be “packaged” correctly if you are going to sell it. How packaging differs significantly from marketing and why it must be done right. Discovering what your customers are really trying to buy and how to frame it for sale. Packaging solutions for selling expertise (book, seminar, class, consulting, coaching, turn-key service, etc and how they vary in profitability) Creating cost effective promotional materials that will very effectively sell your work. Creating a website that doesn’t cause customers to walk away. Proving your value to customers from the first click. Creating a profitable ladder of solutions. Where to find leads and how to make them customers. Steps for growing your expertise-based business in order to earn more. Resources included in this workshop are a step by step workbook and recording of the online presentation, along with supporting documentation covering press release marketing, intellectual property right fundamentals, contract fundamentals, and avoiding litigation which are critical for those who want to make a living selling their expertise. If you have questions about this workshop, please email [masked].
- Getting the Attention You & Your Work Deserve (4 Hour Hollywood Workshop)
Sign up now at https://gumroad.com/l/ptwqA/wmue10q to save your seat and get immediate access to documentation or pay $50 at the door if spaces are available. Are our meetups worth it? Check out some recorded ones free at www.nancyfultonmeetups.com. In this face-to-face highly interactive laboratory for entertainment industry pros, you work with others to assess and improve the actual materials you use to market yourself and your work. If people aren’t responding to your query letters, or clicking on your ads, or accepting your connection requests on Linkedin, or buying your book, etc something is wrong. This event lets you get the feedback and technical advise you need to fix the problem quickly. You can offer up to five of the following marketing elements for the group to review: LinkedIn Profile, Facebook Page, Query Letter, Screenplay, 1-Minute Video Ad, Book Cover, Book, Pitch Book, Business Plan, Poster, Flyer. You will: Receive written notes with links to sites and tools, many free, that will help you make the changes you need to make in order to achieve your objectives. Get specific supportive suggestions for what to improve and exactly how to improve it, including easy ways to change images, language, formatting, music, or whatever else needs to be updated in order to make your materials do the job you want them to do. Find out if your materials strike people as professional, accurate, useful, interesting, emotionally engaging, or dishonest, self-aggrandizing, suspcious, dishonest, or uninteresting. Discover whether or not people are instantly inclined to trust you based on the materials you are putting out into the world or if they call into question your character or your work instead. See and provide feedback on materials others use so you can compare and contrast what you are offering with what others are offering in a real world environment. See your own work far more accurately going forward by seeing how otheres present themselves and their work. Meet other pros actively building careers in the entertainment industry and get great support resources. This workshop is run by Nancy Fulton, founder of Nancy Fulton Meetups, who has taught for UCLA and the Art Institute, and served as senior curricula developer and senior business mentor for a leading international school for startups. She currently supports more than 50K+ entertainment industry pros. This workshop is hosted by Epiphany Space in Hollywood. Visit https://epiphanyspace.com for more information. ABOUT THE EPIPHANY SPACE COMMUNITY For most of us, the creative lifestyle is a daily dose of loneliness, rejection, and disappointment. It’s hard to make real friends in LA – neighborhoods are impersonal, peers are competitors, and breaking into Hollywood can be a long struggle. Epiphany Space offers artists and freelancers the opportunity to escape isolation and truly thrive. Through co-working and shared space to create, learn, interact, collaborate, network, and grow. Epiphany space offers: Film Screenings, Discussions, and Film Festivals Fringe Festival Immersive Theater The Artist’s Way study groups Art Exhibitions Art4Healing Sozo Workshops Book Launches Writing Groups and Writing Marathons New events every month, as featured on our News & Events page Space to host events of your own. SUPPORT YOUR CREATIVITY Every independent work situation has its challenges, but creative types are particularly susceptible to isolation and overwhelm. We believe a healthy shared work environment that welcomes artists and offers the flexibility to work, play, socialize and feel comfortable, is part of the safety and support needed in order to create consistently. Whether you’re looking for shared office space or an event venue, what you will find is a culture of enthusiastic support. We are all fans of one another here! Questions? Email [masked]. Testimonials: 50+ https://www.alignable.com/santa-monica-ca/film-funding-club
- How to Work with a Pro Casting Director featuring Angela Marie Hutchinson
To attend this face-to-face professional workshop in Hollywood, sign up at https://gumroad.com/l/zAAMz/lrhnbzi and to find more upcoming workshops and free resources visit www.nancyfultonmeetups.com. Seasoned producers know the right name actor attached can make your project interesting to distributors, investors, and audiences. A shockingly talented newcomer cast in the right supporting role can make your film, webseries, or TV project incredibly profitable and absolutely unforgettable. But getting the right talent attached to your project requires knowing everything from which actors bring the most value to a production and what they need in order to their best work, to understanding what agents, managers, and unions demand in order to allow them to work with you. Professional casting directors bring together all the skills you need to support you as you build together the cast for your project. They help you see the right performers, help you run professional casting sessions, guide you in making the right offers, and help you sidestep expensive hassles that might occur on set. Topics addressed: When in the process of development producers and their directors should begin working with casting directors How and when casting directors can help producers attach the name talent that make a project easier to fund How working with casting directors makes working with agents and managers easier How casting directors can help new producers understand the practicalities of union requirements How casting directors save producers time and money while increasing the value of their productions How casting directors attract name talent to a project How casting directors help producers run professional casting sessions and why that matters How casting directors meet up and coming talent and how this helps producers build better productions Tips for other ways to raise funding for a film if you aren’t able to attach actors, due to lack of monetary funds A quick overview of a casting session and what casting directors look for. Resources that come with this workshop include: In-Depth Video & Workbook on How to Develop, Fund, Produce, and Distribute a $1M+ Feature Film which address topics like budgeting and scheduling, usually have to be undertaken before you can reach out to talent. Also included, a Video & Primer on Contract Law Fundamentals, and another Video & Primer on Avoiding Litigation. The live workshop will not be recorded for those who cannot attend live. About our guest speaker . . . Angela Marie Hutchinson is a professional casting director, producer and author of the new book, “Create Your Yes!, When You Keep Hearing No,” which is available at Barnes & Noble. She has cast over a dozen feature films and media projects, and is a former talent agent. Angela is known for producing and casting, “Hollywood Chaos,” which aired on Hulu. She also cast “Eternal Salvation,” which received numerous awards for best acting, along with casting and producing many other projects. She has worked for MGM, Warner Bros, GRAMMY’s. Angela has a B.S.E. in industrial & operations engineering from the University of Michigan. Currently, Angela is a social media professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In her work as a journalist and moderator for live events, Angela has interviewed over 500 executives in the fields of business, entertainment, technology and law. She has appeared on BBC, CBS and NPR. She is also a mother of three young children and married to a rocket scientist. You can learn more about her work on her website www.CreateYourYes.com. You can a partial list of her credits on IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2419812/ If you have questions about this workshop, please email [masked]. I look forward to hearing from you. Testimonials on Alignable.com at https://www.alignable.com/santa-monica-ca/film-funding-club
- Indie Producers: How to Attach Name Talent w/ Producer Michael Baumgarten
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To attend this event, and get the address for the workshop, sign up at https://gumroad.com/l/hvsmi/sag1a9m The location is near Western & Santa Monica in the 90029 Zip Code. Note we usually have 40+ attend our workshops so they are good opportunities for networking as well as learning. In this face-to-face workshop writer/director/producer Michael Baumgarten will be addressing how and when to attach talent to your productions. You can learn more about Michael at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0062341/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-baumgarten-14b0437/ MICHAEL BAUMGARTEN BIO: Michael Baumgarten is a Los Angeles-based award-winning producer/director with over two decades and over a dozen feature films of producing experience. He is best known for writing and producing the family dog comedy/drama SMITTY starring Academy Award winners Mira Sorvino and Louis Gossett, Jr., 2-time Academy Award nominee Peter Fonda, Jason London, Lolita Davidovich, and Booboo Stewart; and writing, co-producing, and directing the anti-bullying action/comedy THE MARTIAL ARTS KID starring Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, TJ Storm, Sydney Sweeney, and Chuck Zito. Michael wrote, co-produced, and directed the upcoming action-comedy PAYING MR. McGETTY; and produced the horror/thriller CELEBRITY CRUSH that was written by, directed by, and starring Oliver Robins. Michael also wrote the screenplay for recently-filmed movie THE ADVENTURES OF ARI: THE ROBOT PET. Projects in active development include THE MARTIAL ARTS KID 2: PAYBACK; the romantic-comedy MY FABULOUS WINGMAN; and the vampire action/horror movie BLOOD WALKERS. Topics covered in this workshop will include: How to vet screenplays to ensure they are ready to produce. What should be in a screenplay in order for your project to be attractive to name talent How to decide which name actors talent will be an asset to your film and which won’t be. When to attach name talent to your project. Attaching the right director to get the name talent you want. How to document attachment in a way investors and distributors find meaningful. The process of reaching out to name talent with an offer. What should be in the offer and what should not be. Assembling film financing based on the right talent in the right pictures. Resources that come with this workshop: Primer covering the process of development including when your project needs to become a member of SAG, what you need to know before you approach name talent, and videos on contract law fundamentals and avoiding litigation. Location Disclosed After Registration at https://gumroad.com/l/hvsmi/sag1a9m Street parking is free or you can pay ~$5 to park in a lot. If you have questions about this workshop, please email [masked] Nancy Fulton www.nancyfultonmeetups.com www.linkedin.com/in/nancyfulton Testimonials | Endorsements | Reviews Alignable: http://bit.ly/endorsements1 100s of 5-star Reviews on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Creative-Express-for-Writers-Screenwriters-Filmmakers/ | https://www.meetup.com/Music-and-Film-TV/ | https://www.meetup.com/SantaMonicaWritersGroup/ | https://www.meetup.com/Hollywood-Entertainment-Industry-Meetup/ More Endorsements & Recommendations on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyfulton SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: https://audioiron.transistor.fm/
- FREE Entertainment Networking: How to Swiftly Sell Your Creative Work |JVS SoCal
To attend this free networking event and workshop sign up at: http://bit.ly/2YF7QW8 If you are a creative professional who wants to earn a living from your work, knowing how to create, package, give away, and sell merchandise is a critical skill. It allows you to stop waiting for others to handle these tasks and gives you the ability to start turning your passion into your profession. This event will introduce you to dozens of sites that will let you create products for free. Many will give you a free site through which to sell them. If you are a writer, artist, designer, performer, videographer, etc. you will find this workshop helps you open dozens of doors. Topics Addressed: How to sell video, CDs, DVDs, books, booklets, key chains, coffee cups, clothing, calendars, apps, and thousands of other products profitably with little or no upfront cost. How packaging and selling your work successfully helps you become memorable/valuable to key decision makers, prove the value of your intellectual property, and increase the revenue you earn from your audience. How to sell objects without having to buy them, store them, or ship them. Why supporting yourself and your projects by actually selling your work is far more effective than asking for donations. As a creative professional who wants to earn a living from your work, knowing how to create, package, give away, and sell merchandise is a critical skill. It allows you to side step waiting for others to handle these tasks and gives you more creative control over how you and your work are represented. It also gives you the ability to accurately evaluate costs and timelines when and if people want to license your work in the months an years to come. Note: This free event is guaranteed to fill up, so sign up as soon as you know you want to attend. If you want to cancel your reservation, please provide with as much notice as possible. If you register, and fail to attend, you are preventing someone else from attending. JVS SoCal is a recognized nonprofit leader in the field of workforce development, offering a broad range of innovative programs to over 30,000 people each year and advocating on issues of public policy that impact the communities we serve. Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. JVS SoCal City of West Hollywood
- How to Produce Profitable $50K-$1M Films with Producer Frank Merle
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To attend and get the several hours of supporting video and workbooks, go to https://gumroad.com/l/qJAxz/0m851f0 The Event location is near Paramount Studios in the 90038 Zip Code. In this workshop you gain insight into the art and science of producing $50K-$1M films profitably from Producer Frank Merle (Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankmerle / IMDB: http://bit.ly/32PgikU Production Company: http://www.lonemorsel.com/). Merle, after working as a profitable theatrical producer in Chicago moved west to begin making profitable independent film productions as well. You will find this a very important workshop to attend if you want to produce a film at this budget level, or want to sell screenplays to be produced at this level, or you want to work on the kind of independent film projects that build careers and create fans. Topics addressed in this workshop will include: Screenplay requirements for micro-budget and low budget films Why having, or acquiring, experience producing plays can be extremely helpful to producers working at this budget level Casting micro and low-budget films and what helps get past gatekeepers Working with name talent on multiple projects Where to find and how to hire the crew you need for your projects. Finding locations to shoot your projects and the advantages involved in shooting local Techniques for funding films at this budget level. Finding profitable distribution and how to develop distribution deals What to say and what not to say when speaking to distributors Where to get the help you need and how producers work together to get projects out the door What theater producers know about indie film production that others have to work hard to learn BIO: After graduating summa cum laude from The Theatre School, Frank Merle co-founded Keyhole Theatre Company in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. He served as Artistic Director of Keyhole Theatre Company for seven years, during which time he directed and produced over thirty professional stage productions, both at Keyhole Theatre and at several other Chicago area theater companies. His first short film, What Joan Knows, earned him an Award for Excellence at the Geneva Film Festival, and his second project, Morgan's Last Call, won Best Short Film at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. He then made a trilogy of horror shorts, Gnaw, Art Room, and Carnage on Graves Farm, all of which won awards on the festival circuit. These films were then anthologized on home video in 2010 as Carnage, Chaos & Creeps. Merle's first feature film was the 2013 psychological thriller The Employer, starring Malcolm McDowell and Billy Zane. The film won Best Thriller feature at the Illinois International Film Festival and Best First Feature at the Geneva Film Festival. It was an Opening Night selection at the Shriekfest Film Festival, and was selected for a Special Invitation screening at the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival. The film also won eight awards at the 2013 Los Angeles Movie Awards, including Best Narrative Feature and Best Director. On June 30, 2016, it was announced on Dread Central that Merle would write and direct From Jennifer, the third installment in the To Jennifer found-footage series originated by James Cullen Bressack. It was revealed that the cast included Tony Todd, Derek Mears and Aaron Abrams. Prior to its official release, the film won several festival awards, including Best Narrative Feature at the Mindfield Film Festival, and Best Director at the Illinois International Film Festival. Besides the films he has written and directed, Merle has also helped produce other successful feature films, including Forgotten, For Jennifer, and All Gone Wrong. Merle lives in Los Angeles and has several feature films in development, including Broken Oaks, Criminality, Unwanted and Ruinous. He is a very proud member of the Producers Guild of America. Visit www.nancyfultonmeetups.com for more resources.
- Using Social Media Posts to Build Your Career & Sell Your Film (ONLINE WORKSHOP)
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To attend this live online workshop by computer, iphone, or android phone and get the support resources created for those who attend, signup at https://gumroad.com/l/RgdBXX/vg4qegg NOTE: If you've never tried one of our online workshops you can find some free at www.nancyfultonmeetups.com. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn are in constant contact with millions of people every day. The people you need to meet in order to advance your career are on these platforms. But in order to meet them, the content you create and post has to send the right message and in order for that contact to serve you, it has to trigger the right reaction. Note: when we cover topics that cover computer skills (like creating social media posts, editing audio files, creating video clips, etc) we run the events online so everyone who attends can see and hear clearly, and so we can record the presentation as reference. Online workshops are also great for those who want to move their work forward but aren't free to attend face-to-face events during the week. In this LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP workshop you learn: How to create social media posts that communicate clearly what you need people to hear about you and your work. Why some images and words work so much better than others in gaining attention and eliciting response. What you should link to in order to create ongoing business, and how to turn likes into clicks, downloads, sales, and email addresses for ongoing business relationships. What you should not use in your posts when it comes to images, text, or links. How to target the people you most want to reach in order to create the business you most want to do. Tools and apps that make creating ads, even animated ads, easier. Included Resources: This workshop will be recorded and made available after the event to those who sign. Attendees will also receive a workbook designed to help them create effective social media posts going forward. You will find this presentation very useful if you find social media marketing mystifying, need away to network with new people and make sales online, or want to understand how social media marketing can help you acquire the fans you need to sell more books, get better roles, or fill more theaters. If you have questions about this workshop, email [masked]. To find lots of testimonials and links to other workshops and resources visit www.nancyfultonmeetups.com. If you have never tried one of our online workshops before, you'll find some free ones to check out there.
- Creating Digital Voices & Recording Scripts, Books & Podcasts Workshop
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Sign up at https://gumroad.com/l/Feija/k9e29bg to attend this Live Online Interactive Workshop and get all the resources that come with it. In this live online workshop you learn how to create digital voices you can use to read your stories, articles, books, and screenplays, and how to generate MP3 files to release as podcasts, content for your website, or recordings for any other purpose. You will discover that you have dozens of voice options, including voices that read work aloud in many accents. The quality of the content created is fairly good by default, and you can customize both voices and how individual lines are read to communicate emotions and character attributes you wish to convey to listeners. This workshop will be delivered live online which ensures you won’t have problems seeing the screen or hearing the audio. You can attend by Computer, iPhone, Android Phone, or Telephone. (Tip: If you want to watch a previously recorded online workshop free, you can find several at http://nancyfultonmeetups.com/) RESOURCES: After the workshop, a Video recording will be provided to attendees, along with a step-by-step workbook, some sample audio recordings, and a few additional resources likely to prove useful. You will be able to ask questions during and after the event which ensures you’ll be able to apply what you learn. NOTE: The tools you will use to create and record MP3s start out free for the 1M or so words you record per month for a year. That’s about 3,000 minutes per month for the first year. After that you will pay as you go (~$16/month for 1M words). The content you create using these voices is yours to use royalty free going forward. You will learn how to: Sign Up for the Most Robust and Widely Available Text-to-Voice Service Online Use the Solution to convert Text to Voice using 40+ Voices Modify Voices so they are Higher, Slower, Louder, etc. Change How Individual Lines are Read Define Pronuciation for Specific Words Create MP3 Files using Digital Voices Create a Library of Custom Voices and Effects you can Use Going Forward. Edit MP3 Files to add Music and FX if Desired If you have questions about this workshop, please email [masked]. I look forward to hearing from you. Testimonials “ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP “ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you're doing a great job! Thank you! ” — Pamela Davis “ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ” — Jim Henson “ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ” — Susan Shearer “ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the filmmaking community. ” — Pippa Hinchley “ Good information resource. Well organized. ” — JB “ Nancy's Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It's very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slideshows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ” — Jodi “ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ” — Camille Bacos About the Film Funding Club: “ I'm thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I'd be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ” — Reinaldo D'Amico
- How to Make the $1M+ Movie for Filmmakers & Screenwriters (Hollywood Location)
Sign up at https://gumroad.com/l/TlVpm/vremfbi to get the videos and workbooks that come with this workshop and the Hollywood location which is near Paramount Studios. This event is designed to help new and stalled Filmmakers understand the process by which films with budgets ~$1M to $10M are safely and swiftly developed, packaged, funded, produced, and distributed. It will also be of use to anyone making a film between $100K and $1M, if they need to raise money from investors, hire SAG actors, or work with any of the other unions. Screenwriters who want to understand what they can do to make their films more attractive to producers, and Actors who want to understand what makes them "bankable" should also attend this event. This workshop comes with more than 15 hours of video and many topic-specific workbooks which are listed below. The Location for this event is a few blocks from Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Free parking is available around the location. The address for the workshop is delivered to those who sign up immediately after order. You learn: How to fully secure the rights to produce a film based on a script How (and why) you must to attach name talent to your project for films at this budget level Where to find investors and how to convince them to put money into your film How to get an accurate shooting schedule and production budget Getting financial forecasts investors and lender will believe How to guarantee your film has distribution in the US & Worldwide How to avoid "development hell" which can tie up your time and resources for years without ever generating a film that produces money. How to ensure your film will get through agents and managers to the talent you need to book. What you need to know about location rebates How shooting your film on digital stages can significantly reduce your costs Creating special FX quickly and cost effectively How to Do Due Diligence to Avoid Getting Scammed Access to These Supporting Videos, Workbooks & Other Resources Provided Immediately After You Sign Up . . . A step-by-step $1M+ Film Blueprint Workbook that covers everything from script acquisition, budgeting, creating shooting schedules, working with SAG, to setting up your production company, acquiring distribution, applying for and getting state rebates, funding through investment and loans, distribution, and creating back end deals. How to Casting Name Talent Workbook Making Movies with Digital Sets, Real Actors, and Digital Characters Cost Effectively Raising Money From Investors using Regulation D and Regulation CF Investment Video & Workbook Intellectual Property Video & Workbook How to Work with a Professional Line Producer Video How to Work with a Professional Cinematographer Video How to Work with Sales Agents & Producers Reps Foreign Rights Sales & Selling Your Film through Film Markets Video Contract Fundamentals Video Avoiding Litigation Video How to Get Production Insurance and Completion Bonds Video Avoiding Development Hell Video & Workbook How to Get Paid (And Pay Others) on Back End Deals Video Doing Due Diligence Note from Nancy: I created this event and set of materials because I’ve seen many filmmakers make mistakes that cost them thousands (and hundreds of thousands) of dollars, many years of wasted time, and incredible frustration. I’ve heard their stories of how they got taken by scam artists, watched them damage their careers by losing their industry credibility, and I've seen them give up control of their finished films to people who gave them literally nothing in return. Even folks with years in the industry, MFAs, degrees from Film School need a primer on the financial route a project takes from script to screen. If you attend this event, you’ll leave with a solid understanding what’s been holding you back and with a variety of ways to move your work forward. Questions? Email [masked].
- AT&T SHAPE, Warner Bros. Studios, June 22-23! (Free Registration)
Free Registration: https://shape.att.com/event To save $100 use this coupon code: MeetAtShape Enter the coupon code on the "Payment" page for free registration -- you *do not* need to enter credit card information. AT&T SHAPE is a two-day event that takes place at Warner Bros. Studios Lot in LA on June 22nd-23rd. The event features speaking sessions, centered around 5G and the future of entertainment and filmmaking, as well as exhibitors highlighted by Road Trip Nation and HBO’s megahit show, Game of Thrones, rendered in a new immersive encounter on the Magic Leap One. An entry ticket grants admission for both days alongside a studio tour, networking with fellow creators (networking opens May 28th), and access to all the event’s activities. Checkout the list below for a sample of the weekend’s speaking sessions: - Academy Award winner Geena Davis, award-winning actress, Mayim Bialik, and Dr. Erin Macdonald (Ph.D. Astrophysics) will appear on the SHAPE stage to talk about The Scully Effect and how the role of media can help create positive social change. - Actress, comedienne and best-selling author Sherri Shepherd will appear on the SHAPE stage to talk with Emmy-winning producer and twice-nominated actress, Niecy Nash about her insight and learnings on her road to success. - NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver will appear on the SHAPE stage to discuss the latest trends and innovation in sports media and technology and how he’s driven to embrace technology to create a league with greater transparency and collaboration.