posted on 2:19 PM, October 17, 2013


Promotions 101

Sponsored by CMPA - BC Producer's Branch 

Date:   November 17th

Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: SFU Woodwards, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings

Moderator: Dianne Whelan

Speakers: Maggie Langrick, Corrine Lea, Rebeca Coleman, Travis Dudfeild, Frank Wolfe, James Brown, Karen Lam, and Dianne Whelan

Cost: Members - $50, Non-Members - $100


10:00 – 12pm
Maggie Langrick is an editor, writer and media entrepreneur with a 15-year career in journalism. Most recently, Maggie served for five years as Arts and Life editor at the Vancouver Sun, where she directed and oversaw the paper’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle coverage. Maggie left the Sun in June 2013 to found LifeTree Media, a service-oriented book publishing company.

  • Maggie will talk about press releases, what works, what doesn't and how to deal with the media in general.

Corrine Lea is the owner/operator of the Rio Theatre

  • Corrine will speak about indie theatres in Canada, how to do business with them and how they promote films.

Rebecca Coleman is a freelance arts publicist and instructs social media marketing classes at BCIT. She has also taught at Emily Carr, has published a book on the topic, and was the entire marketing department for the 2010 independent feature film, The Beast of Bottomless Lake. She is a member of the Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society.

  • Rebecca will adress the topic of using social media for promotion.

Travis Dudfield  works for a company called Fantrust which does social media for a lot of the E1 catalogue and indie films.

  • Travis will discuss social media strategies.

1:00 – 3pm
Independent filmmakers will present case studies:

  • Frank Wolfe is an award-winning filmmaker and writer specializing in adventure and environmental documentary film. Frank will talk about how he distributed his last documentary, On The Line.
  • James Brown is a producer working for Raven West films and award winning Director Carl Bessai
  • Karen Lam Karen has been a full-time producer since 2000, producing four feature films, seven short films, and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director (“The Cabinet”) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written seven feature film screenplays, and directed four short films, and two feature films, “Stained” (2010) and “Evangeline” (2013).
  • Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist. She is currently working on her next documentary, The Story of White Raven and finishing her book for Caitlin Press about her last film shot on Mt. Everest, 40 Days at Base Camp

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