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Periodically throughout the year WMM hosts one-off, "Industry Workshops" with professionals from all backgrounds in the industry. These are special opportunities to ask questions, get sneak previews, and learn new skills and techniques from the best in biz. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events on the calendar! 


Join us for a two-part Industry Workshop in which we will be leading a crash-course in mobile filmmaking (with Sam Mestman), and hearing writer Lisa Ebersole (creator of 37 Problems) talk about the business of content creation, writing, and producing. Mark your calendars and secure your tickets now! 

WHERE: Broadwater Black Box (6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038)

WHEN: TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: Please follow the Eventbrite link to purchase your tickets. (Member discounts are applicable.) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-filmmaking-workshop-seminar-with-lisa-ebersole-tickets-48720556496

GET IN BUSINESS w/ Lisa Ebersole
Good news: you can succeed in Hollywood without an agent, manager, or fancy producer! Additional news: it takes a LOT of work. It takes treating yourself and your craft as a business of one. It’s not enough to write a great script or make a great movie. You need to tell the industry who you are and what you’re about with consistent branding, marketing, content creation and conversation. And you need to create and audience for your work. By applying start up business principles to your career, you can forge a path where you have agency, autonomy, eyeballs, and are creating a body of work that you’re passionate about without waiting for gatekeepers to “pick you.” You can also make money doing it.

We’re going to talk about all of that with LISA EBERSOLE is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and web series creator who often acts in her work. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, has taught at New York Film Academy, NYU, and guest lectured at UCLA. Her comedy web series 37 PROBLEMS was an official selection of The Austin Film Festival and The Tribeca Film Festival Creator Market. 37 PROBLEMS launched on Amazon Prime in October 2017 and launches on Elizabeth Banks’ comedy channel WHOHAHA in August. Lisa consults for writers, filmmakers, and content creators who are serious about their craft and ready to treat their careers as a business. She works as a script doctor to elevate clients’ writing from “professional” to undeniable.    


MOBILE FILMMAKING 101 w/ Sam Mestman
Learn how to turn your phone into a low cost but high quality all-in-one filmmaking device! Get an overview on all the gear you’ll need, the best practices and settings when shooting on a smartphone and how to best organize your shoot!