Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend, Day 1: What's Your Story?

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend is a free, three-day event that will celebrate community media and help you up your TV, film, and podcast game.


Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 3-8:30PM




The Media Center at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • Meet the incredibly talented panelists who you'll meet at Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2018.
    Pictured (clockwise l to r): Adepero Oduye, Jackie Zammuto, Jason Samuels, Yosef Alexander, Squeaky Moore, Robert Gilmore, Caralene Robinson, Geoff Grimwood, Mark Pagán, Kecia Élan Cole, Rashidi Hendrix, Skye MacLeod, and Snypes Murdock. 

  • Pictured: Rashidi Hendrix

  • Pictured: Mark Pagán

  • Pictured: Adepero Oduye

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created especially with you in mind. As the Public Access television station for Brooklyn, New York, our whole mission is to level the media playing field so that every human—no matter their economic status, race, creed, or gender—has access to quality film, TV, and podcast education and facilities. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend was created for YOU!

Now in its third year, Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will focus on the fine art of narrative storytelling.

Everyone has their own story and we’re here to offer tools and tips on how to tell yours in a way that ensures the world takes notice. We'll feature a variety of interactive workshops and lectures from talented and knowledgeable media artists, industry leaders, and filmmakers from Brooklyn, and beyond. From podcasting, to learning how to perfect your pitch, the 3rd Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will enhance your ability to dissect and create dynamic stories for your films, TV shows, podcasts, and web series.

Including Community Media Day, the three-day Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend event will celebrate all things community media, accessible media, and free speech. 


  1. From Mind to Paper: Building Your Pitch (PITCH WORKSHOP #1)
    Time / Location: 3 - 4:30PM / TV Studio A
    Instructor: Rashidi Hendrix
    You’ve dreamed up this amazing idea for a TV show, a web-series, or a feature film— now, how do you get it heard? This workshop will be a guide to cultivating, organizing, and converting your dream into a tangible, written description.
  2. Starting an Episodic Podcast
    Time / Location: 5 - 6:30PM / TV Studio B
    Instructor: Mark Pagán
    This seminar/workshop will help future and current podcasters with tips on launching and structuring an episodic season using a case study from a pre-existing podcast.
  3. Keynote Address – It's All About The Angles: The Many Facets of Storytelling in Film
    Time / Location: 7 - 8:30PM / TV Studio A
    Guest Speaker: Adepero Oduye
    Enjoy an interactive keynote experience, led by award-winning actress and filmmaker Adepero Oduye (Pariah, 12 Years A Slave, The Big Short). She’ll expel her wisdom of storytelling through the lens of a director and as an actor that will prove invaluable to all who attend.

Venue Information:

The BRIC Media Center gives Brooklynites the tools and know-how to professionally create and cablecast their own TV and podcast shows on the Emmy-winning Brooklyn Free Speech, and produces non-commercial TV and podcast programs that reflect the borough's diversity of thought and culture. We provide a voice for Brooklynites just like you to air their hopes, dreams, and aspirations to the world.

The BRIC Media Center provides all Brooklynites with access to TV studio facilities, equipment, and wallet-friendly media training. We are located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street. 

Tell the driver you're going to 57 Rockwell Place (Between Fulton Street & DeKalb Avenue). It'll be much easier for them to find our building and you'll be dropped off right in front of the door.

2 3 4 5 to Nevins Street (closest station!)
B Q R (D & N, 11PM - 6AM) to Dekalb Avenue (ACCESSIBLE)
B D N Q R to Atlantic Avenue—Barclays Center (ACCESSIBLE)
A C G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street

B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 (ACCESSIBLE)
All of the above buses stop within three blocks of The BRIC Media Center. 

The Long Island Railroad stops at Atlantic Terminal, approximately 2 ½ blocks away from The BRIC Media Center. (ACCESSIBLE)

Looking for the full list of MTA accessible subway stations in Brooklyn? Here it is!  

Travel Alert: Please confirm bus and subway service on the MTA website as there are
frequent weeknight and weekend service interruptions.

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