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Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the "Media Mogul" Day 2

#BMMW— a free, three day event where media moguls will get made.


Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 11AM-9:30PM




BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • Design: Chloe Borison

  • #BMMW Speakers

  • Pictured: Jeff Hermes, Learn Copyright and Fair Use from this Harvard Law School Alum Fri, Oct 18, 3 – 4:30PM.

  • Pictured: Rachael Guma; Learn how to become a stop-motion animation whiz kid from Rachael on Fri, Oct 18, 3 – 7PM.
    Photo: Alease Annan

  • Pictured: Weeksville Heritage Center's Obden Mondesir will teach you the importance of documenting history through audio Fri, Oct 18, 3:30 – 5PM.

  • Pictured: Sean Mannion, Instagram is more than pretty pictures and stories. Learn how to monetize and build a brand from Sean Fri, Oct 18, 5 – 6:30PM.

  • Pictured: Mark Pagán; Learn podcasting for a live audience from Mark Fri, Oct 18, 5:30 – 7PM.

  • Photo: Louis Hansel, Yummy for Your Tummy lite fare at our Meet, Eat, and Greet Fri, Oct 18, 7 – 8PM.

  • Pictured (clockwise l to r): Kecia Élan Cole, Stacey Holman, Misha Calvert (Photo: Emily Lambert), Patrick Coker, and Yoruba Richen (Photo: Luke Rattray). Every media mogul needs a pitch that makes network execs stop and take notice. The Perfect Your Pitch panel will teach you how to pitch for success. Fri, Oct 18, 7 – 9:30PM.


When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it’s a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you!

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge.

Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Lilly Singh have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.


    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Muslims in Brooklyn Oral Histories

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      Beyond Geographies, an exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists, is presented as a component of Muslims in Brooklyn, a major public art and history project of Brooklyn Historical Society amplifying the stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. We invite you to read and listen to a collection of oral histories conducted and arranged by Brooklyn Historical Society on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience
      Film Screening: Seeing Ourselves

      11AM – 7PM, BRIC Gallery
      View films exploring the history and experiences of Brooklyn's African-American Muslim community made under the auspices of BRIC TV's #BHeardAmplified initiative on an iPad outside of the Project Room.
    • The Media Law Resource Center Presents: Know Your Media Rights
      3 – 4:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Maker: Jeff Hermes, Harvard Law School Graduate
      There’s more to being a media maker than just pointing a camera. It’s important to understand issues like copyright, permits, release forms, and more so that you protect yourself. The Media Law Resource Center is pleased to present Jeff Hermes, Deputy Director of the MLRC, who will discuss essential legal concepts such as fair use, public domain laws, and licensing. Jeff is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and has been serving the legal needs of media makers of all sorts for more than two decades.
    • Stop Motion-Animation Nation
      3 – 7PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio B
      Your Mogul Maker: Rachael Guma & Ezra Wube
    • Stretch your art and filmmaking muscles with stop motion animation. In this very fun workshop, you'll learn how to turn still images and objects into a moving narrative, frame-by-frame.
    • Documenting History
      3:30 – 5PM, BRIC House Artist Studio
      Your Mogul Maker: Obden Mondesir
      Weeksville Heritage Center, the multi-disciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the first emancipated African-American dwellings of Brooklyn, has been at the forefront of oral history, education, and execution. Obden Mondesir, Oral History Project Manager at Weeksville Heritage Center will teach you how to create a long or short-form oral history, audio project.
    • The Power of Instagram
      5 – 6:30PM, BRIC Media Center, The Media Lab
      Your Mogul Maker: Sean Mannion
      Instagram can be used for more than just posting selfies from your latest vacation. It can be a revenue-building platform for showcasing your work and finding clients. Sean Mannion will go through the steps of how to utilize the ‘Gram to its fullest potential.
    • Other Men Need Help Presents: Podcasting For a Live Audience
      5:30 – 7PM, BRIC House Stoop
      Your Mogul Maker: Mark Pagán, Creator & Host, Other Men Need Help
      As the platform continues to grow, so does the demand for live podcasts! Mark Pagán, host of Other Men Need Help, will perform a special edition of the show, how one goes about bringing a podcast before a live audience. Other Men Need Help is an award-winning, bi-weekly podcast about the emblems, habits and struts in the male performance. Financial Times Magazine called it a “sweet and funny series,” while Audible Feast reviewed it as one of its “absolute favorite shows of [2018].”
    • Meet, Eat, & Greet
      7 – 8PM, BRIC House Stoop
      You get hors d'oeuvres. You get hors d'oeuvres. Everybody gets hors d'oeuvres.
    • BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series: Perfect Your Pitch
      8 – 9:30PM, BRIC Media Center, TV Studio A
      Your Mogul Makers: Kecia Élan Cole, Patrick Coker, Misha Calvert, Yoruba Richen
    • Learn valuable techniques from industry insiders on how to prepare a TV pitch, including: developing a hook, considering your audience, and coming up with a trailer. Moderated by Kecia Élan Cole, Emmy-nominated producer with BRIC TV. Our panel of experts – Patrick Coker, director, and writer for BET’s TALES; Misha Calvert, veteran TV and film show runner; and Yoruba Richen, NAACP Image Award-nominated documentarian and screenwriter. Smile, you're going to be on TV. The Perfect Your Pitch panel will be broadcast and streamed LIVE on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.

    Venue Information:

    BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

    BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at or 718.683.5986.

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