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.

      Time and Location

      Date: Thursday, April 11
      Time: 10am to 5:30pm with networking 5:30pm  to 7pm
      Rooms: Jeanne Córdova & Audre Lorde

      See below for schedule and speakers

      Schedule (subject to change):

      TimePanelsPanels  
      09:30 - 10:00Check in
      10:00 - 10:20Welcome
      10:30 - 11:20Crowdfunding Dos and Don'ts
      Jess Harris-Distefano, Christin Baker, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Caitlin Combe (moderator)
      Female-Focused Production from A to Z: Writing, Legal, Production, Distribution
      Nancylee Myatt, Marina Rice Bader, Toni Long, Lily Richards
      11:30 - 12:20SAG-AFTRA Contracts: Everything You Want to Know (but were afraid to ask!)
      Jessica Johnson, Kiley Cristiano
      Making your first short film
      Jenna Larson, Jaclyn Chessen, Stefani N. Deoul, Sonia Sebastian, Lily Richards (moderator)
      12:30 - 1:20Get your Pitch Deck Together
      Jane Clark, Christin Baker, Lisa Cordileone, Brent Miller, Lily Richards (moderator)
      The secrets of writing a properly formatted script
      Nancylee Myatt, Donna Choo, Kylie Condon, Caitlin Combe (moderator)
      1:30 - 2:30Lunch
      2:30 - 3:20Crafting the Score-the role of Music in Film and Media
      Allyson Newman, Carla Patullo, Nami Melumad, Emer Kinsella, Wendy Armitage (moderator)
      Case Study: Passage. From Pitch to Production
      Christin Baker, Hillary Esquina, Jaclyn Chessen, Nancylee Myatt (moderator)
      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, Sonia Sebastian, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Caryn K Hayes, Nancylee Myatt (moderator)
      4:30 - 5:20Working with Producers
      Brent Miller, Stefani N. Deoul, Kylie Condon, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Christin Baker (moderator)
      Budgeting
      Marina Rice Bader, Jenna Larson, Jaclyn Chassen, Lisa Cordileone, Caitlin Combe (moderator)
      5:30 - 7:00Happy Hour / Industry Networking
      by Visibility Fund

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