Producing Circle: Breaking into Branded and Network

branded and network

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/14/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


It's time for a Producer's Circle.

BTFC member Okema Moore is back by popular demand to lead this week's Producer's Circle discussion! Okema will share more about her journey as a producer, breaking into Branded and Network. It is this work that helps to keep her bills paid and independent producing projects alive.
In these days of creating our own content, everyone is or wants to be a producer.  However, the transition of indie producer and producing one's own work, to branded and network production is possible, but usually one that requires strategy, relationships and transferable skills. Come learn how you can get on the branded and network radar, while still creating your own work! 

 
Discussion Points:
 
  • Effort and Opportunity vs. Ego
  • Speak Up and Use all You Got!
  • What the Brands & Networks Look For
  • Your indie credits vs. Network Credits
  • Working While You Work Your Way Up
  • Relationship Goals

***PLEASE RSVP AS USUAL. BLUEJEANS LINKS WILL BE EMAILED***

More on Okema:

Okema MooreOkema T. Moore is a Brooklyn-based actress, producer and writer... who sometimes directs. Aside from creating her own award-winning works and producing indie projects that have been shown in festivals domestically and internationally, Okema has produced a plethora of branded work for various household names, including Nickelodeon, FOX and DreamWorks. She is the former Creative Producer and Production Manager for Netflix’s comedic genre brand, Netflix Is A Joke and was the lead producer for BRIC TV's Sole Kings and their scripted show The Future is Then, which premiered as a 2019 Tribeca N.O.W. selection.  Initially a production coordinator for both OWN’s Oprah's Master Class and the Food Network's Chopped Okema went on to write and produce on the Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay. Presently Okema is the Post Producer on the PBS/American Master's docuseries UNLADYLIKE2020, which drops a new 10 minute short doc that is both live action and animation.

What is a Producer?

The definition of a producer varies depending on whom you speak with, but after 10 years of producing, several feature films, an international doc, many shorts and web series under my belt, I will put it like this….the Producer is the Leader. He or she is the person who feels enough responsibility for the project and people involved (in front of and behind the camera) to keep going, to find a way “to produce what before was not,” no matter what. They see it through.

Producers are usually business minded, like money but also like art, like organizing, are natural leaders, are the hardest workers, the first to set, the last to leave, the ones up earliest, with the most bruises, have made the most mistakes (because they shoulder the most responsibility) and plainly have taken an oath to see it through to the best of their and the project’s ability.

In short, it’s a tough job. But, it’s worth it when the audience is sitting in that theater watching what YOU made happen. No better feeling in the world to me. ONLY RSVP to this learning session if you are a producer looking for a project. We have several good ones you should consider and are putting in place resources to support you though the process.

Our goal is to make sure our members work gets made, and every production is a success. So, if you're a leader then we are calling on you!

At this (virtual) meeting, we'll touch on topics such as scheduling, budgeting, marketing, and more. 

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