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Free Webinar: Storytelling With a Marketing Twist

Join us for a new webinar series Midnight Media Capture: Storytelling with a Marketing Twist on Monday, April 8, at 11:59 pm, with producers/hosts and NYWIFT members Giovanna Aguilar and Nicole Franklin. Learn best practices for effective storytelling and marketing strategies that will help capture audiences.

Storytelling With a Marketing Twist Webinar
When: April 8, 11:59 pm
Where: On your home computer, with NYWIFT registration pass
This midnight webinar series brings storytelling tools to a corporate audience of advertising, marketing and film professionals, forming a community of storytellers who explore methodologies for engaging, capturing and influencing audiences across media. Guest Q’orianka Kilcher (Pocahontas in Terence Malick’s The New World) will headline the 45-minute webinar which will explore audience engagement through cross-platform media strategies. She will share strategies for audience engagement during different stages of production.  

NYWIFT attendees of the April webinar will be invited to register for the May webinar at the early-bird discounted price.

Launch Party
When: April 9, 5:30 pm (Happy Hour)
Where: Details will be sent to participants in the webinar.
Join us for a reception hosted by Midnight Media Capture (MMC) and co-sponsored by AXA Financial and NYWIFT to celebrate the Montclair Film Festival (April 29 - May 5). Once you register for the webinar, you'll receive an email invite to the reception.

Nicole Franklin
is an award-winning filmmaker, TV director, stage manager and editor, college professor and webinar host. For more than a decade, her company Epiphany Inc. has been producing independent films for cable networks, including Showtime, BET, Sundance Channel and The Documentary Channel. Her credits include The Double Dutch Divas!, Journeys In Black: the Jamie Foxx Biography, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Little Brother. Epiphany Inc is the co-parent company of Midnight Media Capture.

Giovanna Aguilar
is a marketing professional and filmmaker who writes, produces and directs compelling content. As a marketer she specializes in multimedia, from podcasts to industrial videos, commercials and webisodes, for various industries including banking, entertainment, film, financial services, personal care—and more. As a filmmaker, she works on both narrative and documentary projects. Her recent partnership with filmmaker Nicole Franklin on Midnight Media Capture launches in May 2013. 

Q’orianka Kilcher
is a producer, actress, and singer-songwriter. At the age of 14, Kilcher was cast in the role of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's The New World. She won the National Board of Reviews best breakthrough performance of 2006, as well as other awards, nominations, and rave reviews. Other credits include Princess Kaiulani, the FX show Sons of Anarchy, and the Syfy mini-series Neverland. Kilcher produced and starred in The Power of Few. Through her production company, iQ-Films, she produces cause-driven documentaries and youth-programming projects.

George Stills
of AXA Financial is a veteran of the financial service and insurance industry who possesses substantial knowledge in all areas of life and health insurance products, risk management and retirement planning. He works with AXA Advisors in New York. Stills was recognized in 2010 and 2011 as a member of the National Leaders Corps. As a financial professional, his aim is to empower and help his clients make informed decisions that assist in effective action towards meeting specific financial goals.

About Midnight Media Capture
MMC supports and promotes flexible learning opportunities and intellectual endeavors that reflect our pedagogy, and which aligns to a world continually interconnected and reliant on communications as a response mechanism to the interests and needs of communities—the consumer—across industries and around the world. MMC is the target destination for film industry professionals (experienced storytellers expanding into corporate and industrial branding, and sponsored content producers connecting storytelling through lifestyle experiences); multinational companies (marketing, advertising, and PR departments); the DIY Entrepreneur (business development, social or causal development and visibility, and team members).

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts