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    Lots of fun film events this March

    There are so many great film-related things happening right now!

    The 2018 Spring Greeting is in full swing. It’s a month-long networking opportunity presented by the TriFilm Society. People on the TriFilm email list get weekly challenges, access to the filmmakers lounge, and in-person networking events all for free.

    The TriFilm Members Meeting is on 3/19.

    The Cary Theater is hosting a Rough Cuts Review on 3/20.

    The TriFilm Spring Social is on 3/27.

    It’s such a great time to connect with your peers, find inspiration, and get motivation to keep working on your own projects.

    As these March events wind down, there’s still plenty to look forward to this spring. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival starts on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. It’s one of my absolute favorite times of the year!

    The 2018 Longleaf Film Festival starts on Friday, May 11, 2018. I’ll have more information about the fest and how I’m participating very soon. Please stay tuned!

    Join the 2018 Spring Greeting

    The TriFilm Society is something I started in 2009 to support my fellow film and video makers. It was a lot of fun to get people together. I loved having a chance to pay it forward, so others wouldn’t struggle the way I had in making my first film.

    A lot has changed since 2009, though. I started charging for our socials and opened up membership. It’s been a wonderful, wild ride!

    This month, I’m doing something brand new. It’s a lovely, free way to keep helping my fellow film and video makers connect. It’s called the 2018 Spring Greeting.

    The 2018 Spring Greeting is a free, virtual networking opportunity throughout the month of March presented by the TriFilm Society. There are weekly challenges, a closed Facebook group called the filmmakers lounge, and events where you can meet people face-to-face – all for free!

    Get the details on the TriFilm blog and come join us.

    It’s going to be fun!

    Watch Brewconomy in Charlotte on 3/6

    Recently I shared upcoming screenings of Brewconomy.

    There’s one screening left on the schedule: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. It’ll be in Charlotte, N.C., at Blue Blaze Brewing. Huge thanks to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild for making these screenings possible!

    Get your tickets now.

    Thank you to Charlotte Five for covering the screening! It was such a pleasure speaking with Vanessa Infanzon for the story. I’m so grateful for the chance to share more details about the documentary.

    Thank you to Charlotte Five for covering the screening this March!

    A few people have been asking about digital distribution of the film. I’ll have some more news on that soon. Stay tuned.

    Photo via Blue Blaze Brewing.

    B-School registration is open!

    You’ve heard me talk about it.

    Now B-School registration is open!

    You can join, too.

    What is B-School?

    If you missed previous posts about B-School, don’t worry.

    Here’s the skinny. B-School is all about smart, effective online marketing strategies. It’s an eight-week, video-based training program offered by Marie Forleo. (She’s a total boss, someone whom I totally admire.)

    The program is released in weekly modules and includes two full weeks of implementation and live group coaching. It’s all done online, on your own time / terms. Oh, and you have lifetime access to the program.

    In other words, you’re signing up for an incredible, in-depth virtual learning led by Marie Forleo.

    Why should you go through B-School?

    B-School isn’t right for everyone.

    It’s a great fit for entrepreneurs / creatives like filmmakers, photographers, and writers – and especially action-oriented people who want to make their online presence more impactful and profitable.

    Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been working hard for a long time, it’s full of insights that will help your business grow. If you don’t have an online strategy, don’t really focus on it, or you’re ready to step up you’re game, then this is a great place to be and learn. (If you’re not tech savvy, don’t worry, it’ll still be really worthwhile.)

    B-School is perfect for filmmakers, in my humble opinion. With the growth and changes in the industry, there are fewer barriers to entry. We can pick up a camera, shoot and edit a film, and self-distribute it without going to film school or relocating to a bigger city. We can serve a niche audience and connect directly with them. That’s really empowering! B-School helped me gain a lot of clarity about my business and my future as a filmmaker.

    Again, B-School isn’t right for everyone.

    It’s probably not a good fit if you’re:

    • Not ready or open to learning
    • Not comfortable where you and your business are right now
    • Rocking the status-quo and don’t really want to step outside your comfort zone
    • Love to complain or blame others when you don’t succeed
    • Want a silver bullet solution to all of your challenges

    B-School was really challenging for me. It’s important to recognize that this is a course where you’ll show up regularly to learn and grow. If you’re too busy, distracted, or overwhelmed with life right now it may not be the best time. (But, quick note, you do have lifetime access to the program so could totally sign up and go at your own pace.)

    As always, I only share stuff like this when I wholeheartedly believe in it. I’ve been through B-School many times since I first signed up and every time, it has been incredibly valuable.

    B-School changed everything for me.

    I hope it’ll change everything for the better for you, too.

    Get all the details about B-School now.

    Full disclosure, I am a proud affiliate of the B-School program. As always, I only collaborate with organizations that I wholeheartedly believe in, and only share things here that I think will truly benefit you. When you join the program using my link, I’ll receive a commission to keep this blog running.

    Feel the love: free training from Marie Forleo

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    In case you missed it, I recently shared a post about a time-sensitive training for entrepreneurs (creatives, filmmakers, etc.) from Marie Forleo.

    Marie’s training is super helpful, whether you’re just getting started or consider yourself a seasoned pro. Same is true if you’ve got a brick-and-mortar business or running everything from a laptop in the coffee shop. It’s super relevant for independent filmmakers.

    Plus, these videos are totally free. Can you feel the love? I sure do!

    Video #2 is now available. You’ll find it right here.

    There’s another video coming out soon.

    Is B-School right for you?

    The free training is a great way to find out if B-School is right for you.

    B-School is Marie Forleo’s video-based program that teaches “smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence.”

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    Baby clothes and gender stereotypes

    I recently had a baby. Derek and I named our girl Samantha. Ohmygoodness, we’ve loved getting to know her over the past few months. It’s been such a wild ride.

    Little Boss.

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    When we outgrew all of the baby clothing that was gifted to us early on, I started shopping for new clothes. It’s a little overwhelming to pick out clothing for a baby that grows this quickly! (Maybe that’s all babies?) How do you pick out something for the spring when you have no clue what size clothes she’ll be wearing?

    But I digress. I’ve noticed a lot of gender stereotypes since I started shopping for baby clothes. It’s absolutely fascinating.

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