ClexaCon 2019: Creator Lab

New for 2019, we welcome film, tv and web series creators to join us for a day of panels, workshops and networking on Thursday April 11.

Think you have the next, binge-worthy, queer web series concept but don’t know where to start? Looking to kickoff pre-production for another season and need some expert advice on growing an audience? Want to connect with and get inspired by other creators from our communities and our allies in the industry?

ClexaCon, in partnership with SAG-AFTRA, YouTube Space LA, DASH Productions and Tello Films is hosting a one-day event to inspire and empower the next generation of LGBTQ+ women, trans and non-binary creators.

The full lineup of activities and events is still in the process of being finalized, but will include the following:


  • Hands on style workshops taught by industry professionals focused in on the pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution phases of content creation
  • Speed Pitching Sessions where creators will get the chance to pitch their concepts to a series of industry members for feedback, exposure, and the potential for development opportunities
  • Happy Hour / Networking Mixer

    Time and Location

    Thursday, April 11

    See below for schedule and speakers

    Schedule (subject to change):

    09:30 - 10:00Check in
    10:00 - 10:20Welcome
    10:30 - 11:20Crowdfunding Dos and Don'ts
    Jess Harris-Distefano, Christin Baker, Lisa Cordileone
    11:30 - 12:20SAG-AFTRA Contracts: Everything You Want to Know (but were afraid to ask!)
    SAG-AFTRA Staff
    Making your first short film
    Jenna Lawson, Jaclyn Chessen, Stefani N. Deoul
    12:30 - 1:20Get your Pitch Deck Together
    Jane Clark, Christin Baker, Lisa Cordileone, Brent Miller
    The secrets of writing a properly formatted script
    Nancylee Myatt, Donna Choo, Kyle Condon, Bridget McManus
    1:30 - 2:30Lunch
    2:30 - 3:20Crafting the Score-the role of Music in Film and Media
    Allyson Newman, Carla Patullo, Nami Melumad
    Case Study: Passage. From Pitch to Production
    Christin Baker, Hilary, Jaclyn Chessen
    3:30 - 4:20I made my project now what?
    Bridget McManus, Jess Harris-DiStefano, Jane Clark, Hope Cronin
    Casting your project
    Stefani N. Deoul, Marina Rice Bader, Nancylee Myatt
    4:30 - 5:20Working with Producers
    Brent Miller, Stefani N. Deoul, Kyle Condon, Nancylee Myatt
    Marina Rice Bader, Jenna Lawson, Jaclyn Chassen
    5:30 - 7:00Happy Hour / Industry Networking
    by Visibility Fund

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