Living as a Creative Entrepreneur
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Living as a Creative Entrepreneur

Join Exective Director of Stage 18, Angie Gaffney, for a lecture and workshop all about living as a creative entrepreneur. She will discuss tips, tricks, and tools to navigate your creative career. Topics covered will include: individual/company branding, what to put in your creative portfolio, how to make your day job work for you, work/life balance, as well as work & career opportunities in Chicago.

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Wellness with Molly
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wellness with Molly

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This event is for members only! Apply for membership here.

Mindful Stress Management

You will learn why it is important to manage stress, and practical breathing and meditation techniques to manage stress in and out of the office. During this workshop, you will gain the tools to live mindfully and ease anxiety. We will begin with a meditation, and then learn some breathing techniques to calm the nervous system. Then, we will discuss the best ways to manage stress and anxiety throughout your day.

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Send Off Party
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Send Off Party

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Community Coordinator Kaleigh Herter is leaving to new adventures! You know her, you love her, and she's a big part of Stage 18's growth to-date. To celebrate her contributions, we're throwing her an epic send-off-party. Please RSVP to join us!

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Wellness with Molly
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Wellness with Molly

This event is for members only. Apply for membership here.

Mindful Communication

You will learn how to mindfully communicate with your team and coworkers. During this workshop, you will gain the tools to provide mindful feedback, how to mindfully acknowledge the person you're communicating with, and how to mindfully disagree.

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Doing Rights the Right Way
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Doing Rights the Right Way

Every project is a potential goldmine—yours included. And the fact that your project could make you money means you should take the time to be purposeful when it comes to rights, contracts, and agreements. To have your film seen, you need to sell it; to sell it, you need to deliver it; and, to deliver it, you need to make sure your proverbial ducks are in a row. Because not only are money and resources at stake, but so are friendships and relationships. Join us for a panel discussion featuring entertainment attorneys Travis Life and Jed Enlow for a conversation moderated by Marci Walker Rolnik about rights, contracts, and agreements.

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Open Work Day
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Open Work Day

Join us for an opportunity to work in the Stage 18 offices free of charge! Drinks and food will be provided throughout the day. Space is limited. Stick around for Filmmaker Friday in which we will celebrate documentarian Colette Ghunim before she heads to Palestine to film her next project..

SEPARATE RSVP REQUIRED FOR FILMMAKER FRIDAY

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Permits, Locations, Insurance
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Permits, Locations, Insurance

Some of the most daunting aspects of pre-production are figuring out permits, locations and insurance! Join us at Stage 18 for a panel featuring John Hundrieser from the Chicago Film Office, Location Manager, Nick Rafferty and Moderated by Film Insurance Broker, Christopher Johnson! They will answer the unanswered questions and leave you feeling ready to tackle the next step of your project!

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R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers
Feb
14
10:30 AM10:30

R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers

Calling all womxn / girls / ladies / females / femmes / moms / thems / y'alls / babes / matriarchs / champions / filmmakers / producers / directors / editors / writers and artists! We want to invite all of the she/hers and they/thems to come and bask the presense of one another. Our goal is to build relationships, friendships, bridges, and worlds and walk away with contacts you didn't have before. Stage 18 Chicago is proud to host R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers!

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Maximizing Production Dollars
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Maximizing Production Dollars

What would you do with $10,000? $50,000? $250,000? This panel sets out to answer those exact questions, asked and answered by the producers that have actually done it. Join us at this insightful panel on Maximizing Production Dollars! With Elizabeth Theiss, Jacquelyn Jamjoon and moderated by Jessica King.

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