Hi! Let’s get this New Year started off right! I wanna start off by saying that I’m grateful and blessed to be working with so many great teams and I cannot wait to share with you what 2021 has in store. I know New Year’s Resolutions are loved by some and disliked by others, but I just wanted to share one with you that’s related to producing.
My resolution is to get more involved in co-productions internationally, meaning in Europe, Africa and Asia. I‘ve been on a bunch of Zoom calls with commissions from all over the world and I cannot wait to bring these stories about women, people of color and the LGBTQ communities to life. There’s a project that I can’t say too much about but I’m putting it together and it’ll be shooting in the UK. I also have Can’t Stop the Dawn, which will be rebooting in the Spring and filming in Greece with an amazing new director. Although COVID-19 did put a hold on our plans, we are ready to get to work!
Cicada also just won a very exciting award! It won the audience award at the Image Nation Festival in Montreal! Thank you so much to this amazing team for creating a film that has touched the lives of so many. Without it, 2020 wouldn’t have been the same. I cannot wait to share some of the festivals we’ll be playing at in 2021, so keep your calendars marked for the February Newsletter.
I’m so excited to announce that I’m a mentor for NPower as part of their Fall 2020 Cohort. It is a one year commitment to mentoring 2 up-and-coming workers in the digital entertainment sphere. I will be mentoring one person for the first half of 2021 and the other person for the latter half. I got approved in December for this program and I am sure I’ll share with you all more info about how to get involved in the year to come.
Speaking of mentorship, I am also going to be mentoring a Junior HRTS Associates NY member very soon! If you are a part of HRTS Associates NY or any entertainment industry professional and would be interested in potentially mentoring as well, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com or check out the mentorship information on the HRTS Mentorship page, linked here. The deadline to apply is Sunday January 17th at 11:59 PM EST.
Coming up this month, I’m going to be hosting a LinkedIn Masterclass with Mara McCann & Jordan Gelber. We’re going to be doing one complimentary class on January 27th and beginning in February, we’ll be having classes once a week. Look below for more information, and stay tuned for the February Newsletter for weekly dates and times!
Show Business Secrets: A Masterclass on Leveraging Linkedin
At a loss for how to get in the room while all industry professionals have gone remote? Join us for the only masterclass on leveraging Linkedin held by entertainment industry professionals! We will provide insights on getting in the room with high-level decision makers, booking meetings at Sundance, SXSW and Cannes, and taking your project to the A list!
RSVP is required. Register now as spots are limited.
As you all know, these past couple of months I was a moderator for The Parity Project’s panel series called “Breaking Into the Industry & Changing the Game. If you would like to watch the October one called “Building a Network & Finding Work,” click the link here! We are also planning to have some additional panels come early 2021, so if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry. We’ve got you!
Don’t Think About It, Do It!
Have you been feeling stagnant in your creative process? Schedule a one on one consultation with me online or over the phone. Consultations will take your project from any phase of development to pre-production, production, and selling and distributing your project! To schedule your consultation visit ramfis.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org