DIY Marketing for Filmmakers
DATES: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; TIME: 6:30PM – 9:30PM; SPRING 2012
Whether your film is in pre-production or in the can, you need a strategic marketing plan. A solid marketing plan can help you get funders on board, folks in seats, and DVDs in the Cart. Take this intensive 4-session workshop and leave with a realistic marketing plan that you can implement across a variety of platforms. You will learn how to create effective written, visual and digital content for print and social media, film festivals, crowd funding campaigns, and your very own website. Computer literacy with social network (e.g. Facebook) experience is required.
For more information, please call 215-222-4201 or register online now.
INSTRUCTOR: Maori Karmael Holmes is a filmmaker, writer, curator, and producer originally from Los Angeles. She received an MFA in film from Temple University and a BA in history from American University. Maori was the founding artistic director of the Black Lily Film & Music Festival. Her award-winning film/video work has been screened internationally at festivals, museums, and universities; broadcast throughout the US; and is distributed by Third World Newsreel and 7th Art Releasing.
Maori has written about the arts for various publications including: alternet.org, blackamericaweb.com, Philadelphia Style, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, Trace, and Washington City Paper. She worked in the music industry in various roles for over fifteen years and previously managed recording artists Black Thought, Ethel Cee, and Ursula Rucker.
Maori has designed costumes for films directed by Wan-Ching Ke, Narcel G. Reedus, Laura Kay Swanson, and for stage productions directed by Terry O’Reilly, James Avery, and Carol Mitchell-Leon. She has also produced numerous film and theater projects for other directors. Maori has taught filmmaking at Temple University, Villanova University and been an artist-in-residence at West Philadelphia High School. She has been affiliated with Scribe since 2003, having previously facilitated the Documentary History Project for Youth, Community Visions, and Precious Places. She has received awards from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, Independence Media, Women’s Way, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights.
Maori is currently the Associate Director at the Leeway Foundation. With filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi she co-curates Kinowatt, a film series dedicated to work about social justice, and writes about film for Philly360.com as the Film Insider and a Creative Ambassador.