January 14th, 2015 @ 7pm


Awards and Accolades: Do They Build a Career?

For many independent filmmakers, the lure of a shiny trophy or a festival’s laurels are the ultimate accomplishment. But do these honors actually further a career? Which ones, if any, really matter. Join in our discussion, hear from filmmakers who have won festivals and national awards, and get the inside scoop from Jon Gann, Executive Director of the CINE Golden Eagle Awards and founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival.

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Fitness in Post with Zach Arnold

So what is Fitness In Post? Come find out as Founder Zach Arnold introduces us to a program designed for those in the post-production industry who live sedentary lifestyles. If you are tired of having no energy, fighting brain fog, and collapsing at the end of the workday, then come explore how 2015 can be a healthier year. We’ll learn about the resources that are available and how “baby steps” are used on your journey towards better health.  In our industry we spend thousands of dollars on top-of-the-line hardware and thousands of hours mastering state-of-the-art software, but now is the time to invest in ourselves.

Zack Arnold is an award-winning feature film & television editor with fifteen years of industry experience. He is Zach Arnoldcurrently an editor on the FOX series Empire, his previous series was ABC’s Black Box (as well as editing an episode of Glee), and he previously spent four years editing the hit USA series Burn Notice. In addition to his television credits, Zack has edited feature films for Fox Searchlight, Warner Premiere, Magnolia Films, and he even edited the hit film My Lucky Star for Bona Film Group which was 100% spoken in Mandarin Chinese and grossed over $25 million dollars in China.

Zack also recently completed his documentary directorial debut with his film GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story, a biographical and motivational film about a former national poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His full list of credits is available on IMDB.

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As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway! $5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
@ Sports Complex – Community Room
(2nd Floor)
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

***Parking lot is on the north side of the Sports Center, at the end of 18th Street; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

(Please do not use Google Maps as it will take you to the wrong location. Click here for the link on MapQuest.)