It was a great evening to escape some of the rain we’d been having plus, it was the night before Valentine’s Day which meant delicious, delectable desserts were aplenty. First up it was a great honor to have John Long, co-founder of award winning film and television advertising company, Buddha Jones visiting. John, along with Buddha’s post supervisor inspired us and answered so many of our questions about the art and the craft of creating compelling trailers. Then, after the networking break we were thrilled to have Mary Poplin, Senior Product Specialist from Boris FX back on the house. Mary opened our eyes to more than Mocha this time around! We were introduced to the 2019 versions of Continuum and Sapphire in addition to Mocha. Mary demoed like a champ and answered all if our questions. It’s always fun to watch her demo and to see Sapphire and Continuum added to her slate made it a super opportunity for LAPPG members. Thank you to John, Blake and Mary for an exceptional night!
January 10th’s LAPPG meeting was filled with high energy as we kicked off 2019 with two inspiring presentations. First we had director and showrunner Pat McGee come with his team to speak about how he went from creating the documentary “American Relapse” to pitching and producing a 10 episode docuseries for Viceland called “Dopesick Nation.” After the networking break we had independent filmmaker and entrepreneur Noam Kroll back to present to the group. This time he spoke about ways of building a sustainable career in filmmaking in 2019. Noam’s presentation was full of insights and great actionable steps that inspired us all. We are looking forward to 11 more fabulous meetings in the year ahead!