Virtual Events

Networking

Our industry is changing fast. Stay connected. Join us for virtual networking and webinar events for filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, cast, crew and content creators in the film and television industry. **UPDATED** Moving forward in February 2021 networking events will take place on Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST

 

What Did I Miss In The Last Meeting?

Film Industry Virtual Networking Meeting Event Recordings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback From Filmmakers And Screenwriters

Tatiana M.

Director Tatiana M.

Hi Mikel, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for yesterday's webinar with William Garcia. It was presented so clear and organized; I wish I could learn all this valuable information years ago. And it was so on time as I'm finalizing the script; my son and I have been working for almost a year now and planning to shoot a trailer soon.

Timothy Blackton

Director Timothy B.

Thank you so much for inviting me to your weekly Z-call. It's been a real great push back into my career after the 'COVID' slump.
I look forward to more in the new year!

Sarah San Juan

DIT/Colorist Sarah in Atlanta

I wanted to thank you so much for putting together this call and networking connection each week. I was really in need of a way to connect with other folks in the industry--especially during COVID. I really enjoyed our call last week with Oliver Mann--so much insight! (Feb 3rd Episode)

Jerry Topitzer

Director Jerry T in New York

Mikel, Thank you for that great networking event! It was really informative - one of the best I've attended - seriously! Also - your links, practical take-aways - all so helpful. I cannot wait for the next one. Thank YOU for being a great supporter of film-makers and creators! All the best.

Dario

Composer Dario in Ireland

Hi Mikel, I just wanted to thank you for the great opportunity of introducing myself to such an amazing group of people, today at the zoom meeting. I'll definitely be there for the next zoom chats! Thanks again, and have a wonderful day!
Sean Clark

Screenwriter Sean

I’d like to continue attending, have forwarded the Louisiana film channel info to my producer, and was contacted by and connected someone from last session I attended with a soundtrack producer! :)

MORE INFO

Self-Distribution Options For Film and Ongoing Series

Wednesday February 3, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


Join us for a zoom meeting with filmmakers from around the world. We will discuss self distribution and strategies for independent film and video content.

Coming soon!

The $15,000 Feature Film Budget. From Concept to Delivery And Distribution. How Did He Do It?

**Previously scheduled for February 6, this event is temporarily on hold**

A deep dive into Zachary Madson's comedy feature film debut with "12 Pound Balls" distributed by Gravitas Movies. How was he able to write, create, edit and deliver a feature film for 15K to a distributor? We'll break it down, step by step in our 1st Premium Webinar of the 2021. This is an interactive webinar. Q&A is highly encouraged.

Topics:

  • Where did the money come from?
  • What agreement did he use for the SAG-AFTRA actors involved.
  • What camera/equipment did he use?
  • Who wrote the script?
  • How was this edited?
  • Where did he find the music?
  • How did this film get through QC? (Quality Control)
  • Is the movie making money?
  • Why use a distributor instead of an aggregator?

When registration opens, every attendee that registers will receive a whitepaper (.pdf) with a breakdown of the budget, production summary and other details about the process of creating and delivering this film to distribution. This webinar will be recorded and will be available on-demand for those that register.

Free Virtual Networking Event

Facebook Web Series Monetization

Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (PST)


Join us for a zoom meeting with filmmakers from around the world. We will discuss Facebook Video Series Monetization Updates and Strategies.

Hosted by Mikel Fair, Director of Film Festival Circuit, LLC.

After more than 15 years on location in the TV and Film Industry, Mikel has created and developed ten ongoing live film festivals in the United States. The concept of releasing content for Television and Movie Theaters has taken a back seat to the world of streaming services and video content. Most of us think of Netflix, HBO Max, Apple TV and Amazon as the gold standard for content distribution. But for filmmakers that don't want to deal with the elusive Hollywood Gatekeepers, Studios and Corporate Media Companies, new opportunities are available now. Facebook is cutting checks for streaming video content in a "series" format. Mikel will break it all down for the 1st 30 minutes of the networking meeting. Join the discussion!

For 90 minutes, we will split into breakout rooms to discuss upcoming projects, seek advice, network with other industry professionals and most importantly, have fun!

Free Virtual Networking Event

Documentary Filmmakers, Investors and Producers

Wednesday January 27, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (PST)

Meet other Documentary filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals. More info about our guest and topics will be posted soon.

Stay Informed About Future Events

Everyone Is Welcome!

There will be more virtual networking meetings and webinars in 2021.

We look forward to seeing new faces at our future meetings.
Kicking it off in 2021!
Stay Informed About Future Networking And Webinar Events

William Garcia

** Please Note **

William Garcia's schedule has been very busy. William will not be available for every meeting, but we will invite him to all future meetings. If he has time, hopefully we will see him soon.

William Garcia, is an award-winning producer based in Los Angeles, California. Having a passion for television and film, he has over 25 years of experience. His credits include Obsession, starring Brad Dourif and Mekhi Phifer, released by Goldwyn Mayer Films, H8ters for studio Astronauts Wanted/Sony Entertainment, and the 2020 hit horror film Followed. The horror film was one of the biggest theatrical hits during the pandemic before studio films started returning to theaters. According to The Number Followed is in the top 20 Box Office Performance for Horror Movies in 2020. The film distributed by Global View Entertainment was also featured as a Hot New Release on Amazon, Itunes, and other streaming platforms. His next movie Samland is in post-production, and he's in pre-production of Tension, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of the Saw film series franchise fame with Rebel Way Entertainment. William is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

William Garcia
CEO @Playworld Pictures

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 Mikel worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. He has also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, Mikel is the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres. He is also the author of the ebook "Film Festival Submitter's Handbook" which offers tips and guidance for filmmakers to help package and prepare their creative work for submission on the Film Festival Circuit. 

Mikel Fair
Director @ Film Festival Circuit, LLC