Program Synopsis: Many screenwriters and filmmakers cut their teeth on short form content before making the jump to features. This Third Thursday we welcome successful short form content writers to a panel that will inform and inspire writers in all mediums and career stages.
This event is free and open to all. Producers, directors, actors and all other members of the film and television community are encouraged to attend.
Brent Kado, Panel Moderator
Brent Kado is the Executive Director of both Chicago Comedy Film Festival and Chicago Independent Film (TV) Festival. He is a film/television creator and screenwriter recognized for his work in the Chicago Sun Times, TimeOut Chicago, Indiewire, and MovieMaker Magazine. He is a producer on Festival which recently had its world premiere at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and is distributed through Cow Lamp Films He recently optioned a true crime television series that's been in-room pitched to Netflix, Amazon and others. Kado also has a content management deal with YouTube studio Collab and is a professor at Columbia College Chicago.
Creative Cypher is a conclave of content creators that has come together to champion diversity in the film industry by making it more accessible to independent artists. Creative Cypher has cultivated a network of tech -savvy multicultural millennials and Gen Xers who produce high-quality content and events. They provide a stage where diverse professionals can showcase their work, gain resources for project development, distribution, and education.
MovieMaker Magazine is the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent film magazine. MovieMaker’s content is directed at the audience as well as the artist, and its lively mix of interviews, trend-setting criticism, DIY techniques, festival coverage, distribution and financing tips, behind-the-scenes indie “war stories” and appreciations of classic Hollywood actors, directors, cinematographers, producers, screenwriters and editors makes MovieMaker Magazine a perennial favorite and trusted brand with cinema artists and discriminating film fans everywhere.
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