Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja 8/29/15

Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
ninjaFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
maimi, Florida 33127
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Cost: Early Bird: $18 GA:$25

How do you protect your and your project’s rights? It’s time to be up to date with legal methods to protect your work and learn how artists protect their work in today’s digital age!

Meet entertainment attorney Ivan Parron Esq from Parron Law, who represents clients in music, motion picures, television, fashion and sports.

Anticipating legal challenges can mean the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful release. This workshop will help you identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate challenges as they arise.

StoryCode Miami 8/26/15

StoryCode Miami
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
sc_logo_colorsFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

The third installment of 2015, StoryCode celebrates artists creating immersive media projects in Miami.
StoryCode is a platform for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers to share their work. At each event, South Florida creatives present their immersive and multi-platform projects, and discuss their interactive experiences, challenges, solutions and their future.

BACCF 2015 CEO Luncheon w/ David Neeleman, Azul Airlines 8/25/15

BACCF 2015 CEO Luncheon w/ David Neeleman, Azul Airlines
Tuesday, 08/25/2015 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $60.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida cordially invites you to join us for the BACCF 2015 CEO Series featuring

David Neeleman
Azul Brazilian Airlines

The BACCF 2015 CEO Series brings industry leaders to present the latest topics within their area of expertise. Past speakers include Juan Cento of FedEx Express Latin American and Caribbean, Gilberto Peralta of General Electric Brazil, and Claudia Sender of TAM Linhas Aéreas.

OneUnited Bank and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer Free Workshop 7/18/15

OneUnited Bank and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present “The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer 1-day FREE Workshop”
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
flyerSt. John Missionary Baptist Church
1328 NW 3rd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, and St. John Home Community Development Corporation present “The Road to Homeownership: First Time Homebuyer 1-day FREE Workshop” on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. John Missionary Baptist Church (1328 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136). The Workshop will focus on: Credit & Budgeting, Choosing Loans, Avoiding Predatory Lenders, Selecting a home, Down-payment assistance, Home inspection, Homeowners Insurance and Fair Housing & Identity Theft. Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, will present informative tips and advice about taking the correct steps to become a homeowner. If interested, please RSVP today at [email protected] or (305) 372 – 0682.

Florida Social Con Social Media Conference 7/18/15

Florida Social Con Social Media Conference
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
florida-social-con-speakers-social-media-influencersGraham Center FIU
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $59.99 using code SoulOfMiami

Top digital marketing experts and influencers will be sharing their social media tips and tricks for business success at Florida’s premier social media conference, Florida Social Con. The event will take place at the beautiful Graham Center at Florida International University on July 18th, 2015 at 9 AM.

Sessions Include:
WordPress and blogging
Content Curation
Visual Storytelling
Social media livestreams – Periscope & Meerkat
Social media branding
Increasing follower base and growing your network
Social media tools
And much more…
Full Schedule

Florida Social Con founder Karla Campos says she saw a need for a conference that combined digital marketing and social media and answered the most asked social media questions by business owners. Karla worked with some of the most skillful and influential people on the web to bring this event to South Florida.

Speakers this year include Emily Taffel and Sarah Caro of Mugsy PR, Social Media Club South Florida Founder Alex De Carvalho, Cassie Glenn of Yelp Miami, Nancy Richmond of FIU, Cathy Hackl of NY Scope Week & Periscope Summit, Nate Mendenhall of, David Verjano of Verjano Communications, Blanca Stella Mejia of MiCaminar, and Christoph Trappe of MedTouch.
Speaker List

Cocktail Reception: 7 PM to 11 PM at Haven South Beach

Any business owner who wants to take their social media to the next level and really learn the skills it takes to be successful online, can find more information about the conference by visiting the Florida Social Con website at

Script Supervising and Continuity Lab with Carmen Soriano 8/8/15

Script Supervising and Continuity Lab with Carmen Soriano
Saturday, 08/08/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
10156077_666433286824284_1087994969510821051_nO Cinema
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Florida 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Continuity plays a critical role in filmmaking and it will make the difference between an amateur effort from a professional one. All filmmakers will benefit from a solid foundation in continuity. This is an essential flash lab designed for everyone who wants a fluent understanding of the role and function of the script supervisor, and is aimed at helping both independent filmmakers and future script supervisors alike.

CARMEN SORIANO has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. As a Script Supervisor or Continuity Person, she has done many features, TV series, and commercials in the US, Europe, and Latin America. She has had the opportunity of working with many important directors such as Robert Altman, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Bay, and Alejandro Amenabar. In addition, she has worked as Production Coordinator, directed a few short films, and produced a feature and short films. She has worked on Pain & Gain, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Others & The Wonder Years.


-What are the script supervisor’s roles and responsibilities during prep and production.
-Timing and breaking down a script
-Script supervision forms
-How to “see” like a script supervisor
-Set Protocol
-What is the difference between feature films and TV series
-The “axis of action” and basic editing theory
-How the script supervisor can help prevent technical errors
-Handling multiple camera shooting
-What block shooting is and how to prepare for it
-Doing continuity on improvised scenes
-Working as a script supervisor on commercials
-VFX/Creating a digital workflow for effective computer-based editing notes

This lab will fill in any gaps in training you may have, regardless if you have worked on features or short films or have never set foot onto a film set. Useful for the director, actor or any other film professional. Participants interested in becoming Script Supervisors should augment their training with on-set experience as well as observing editors or editing their own work.

A Filmmaker’s Road to Sundance 7/11/15

A Filmmaker’s Road to Sundance
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
Kenny-photoO Cinema
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Florida 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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We all know that creativity and innovation are inversely related to big budgets. The democratization of technology of recent years has dropped the barrier of entry, providing indie filmmakers with the resources to be successful outside of the Hollywood system. There is nothing stopping you from making a nano budget film, right here in Miami (without needing to resort to criminal activities).

This Workshop Covers:

How to properly plan a low-budget feature

Your film’s saving grace: how to land an angel investor

Shooting a nano-budget feature in Miami

How to work with SAG Actors and non-actors

Time to get noticed: how to successfully market your film

Signing with an agent

Now you have offer: Now What? How to pick the right distribution company

Meet Kenny Riches

Kenny Riches was born in Toyota City, Japan, raised in Utah, and currently resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah. His first feature film, Must Come Down, premiered at Cinequest and went on to screen at Newport Beach Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul International, among others. His second feature film, The Strongest Man, was shot in Miami and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has since traveled to festivals worldwide. He is Vice President of The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists, which is a grant giving organization for filmmakers and playwrights, founded in memory of David Fetzer.