BRIC Community Media's TV & Film Pitch Series
BRIC's two Community Media TV Networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—come together to bring you a unique opportunity; the BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series. Now in its third year, the series was created with one goal in mind— to turn media dreamers into media makers.
So you have an idea for a TV show or film— now what? The ability to express an idea is almost as important as the idea itself and we are eager to help you with that. The BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series gives you the opportunity to practice and perfect your pitch skills over the course of six months in front of industry heavy hitters, and a live audience.
The four part series will culminate in November with you having a shot to pitch your TV show or film to BRIC TV, an Emmy, Ippy, and Telly-award winning TV channel and digital network, whose work has been screened at prominent festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance.
Preparing You For Success!
We're here to help you learn, create, and elevate your film and TV game. We want you to succeed and we know that you want to succeed but great success comes with great preparation. Here are some great resources to ensure that you walk into your next pitch prepared and ready for success.
Robyn Greene Arrington is an award-winning creative executive with varied experience in the media industry. As vice president of programming and production at TV One, she is an integral part of the team that shapes the network’s creative vision which includes scripted, digital, factual and reality content. Greene Arrington also serves as an Executive in Charge of Production for the network. Her recent projects in that role are Bobbi Kristina, an innovative biopic; and Two Sides of the Truth, an investigative crime & justice series that award-winning actress Viola Davis is the narrator and co-executive producer.
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Nick Borenstein is director of content and programming for First Look Media, the new entertainment studio from Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of scripted television and digital content under the company’s newly formed Topic studio banner. Recent projects include the Webby Award-winning #1 podcast Missing Richard Simmons, Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu and series with Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer), Cirocco Dunlap (Man Seeking Woman) and Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). Prior to First Look, Nick was vice president of development for Hudsun Media where he developed, sold, and produced several non-fiction and digital series including House Of DVF (E!), Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe (Lifetime) and Bad Blood (Investigation Discovery). Nick also worked in Development for Pivot TV and held positions in programming and casting at Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, and HBO.
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Shaina Feinberg is a filmmaker from New York City. Her series, Dinette, which follows a group of women and gender nonconforming people who frequent a diner, was produced by BRIC and premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Her short film, Shiva, which is a hybrid of improvised comedy and actual grief, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. She just finished a follow-up to that piece, a feature-length film called Senior Escort Service, which blends nonfiction and fiction, and is a comedic meditation on grief. For two years in a row, Indiewire has listed Feinbergʼs webseries in their end-of-the-year best-of lists. She is a 2018 Film Lab Fellow at Ryder Farms and is writing and directing an audio series for Audible.
Find out more about Shaina Feinberg by visiting her website.
Skye MacLeod is an educator, filmmaker, and team leader with over 15 years of experience working in New York City and abroad. Skye is successful managing production teams, piloting and leading complex educational projects, and forging partnerships. He has extensive experience training teachers to integrate digital media in a wide array of educational contexts. MacLeod is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A. Music, 1999) and Teachers College of Columbia University (Ed. M, Instructional Technology, 2009). MacLeod is passionate about helping others tell their stories through civic engagement, education, and collaboration.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.
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