12:00 PM12:00

Navigating the Sales Circuit


Tickets available here.

Join us for a conversation over lunch with Ted Reilly and Kelly Waller of Chicago Media Angels. We will discuss how to sell your movie, and how to navigate sales circuits at festivals and markets. This event has limited space. Lunch will be served. 

More about Ted:

Ted Reilly is the Executive Director of the Chicago Media Angels, whose mission is to organize, educate and accelerate savvy media investors in Chicago. Ted is the co-founder of SRH Partners where he leverages his passion for creativity and extensive experience in finance to help creative talent organize and flourish. Ted is also a co-founder of Lifefinder Films, a Brooklyn based film production company that produces content in a variety of formats. He currently sits on the board at Stage 18 Chicago.

Before launching his own company to focus on content as an asset class, Ted worked in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs and received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

More about Kelly:

Kelly Waller is an Executive Director of Chicago Media Angels and founder of Cohootz Films. Her credits as a producer include the films "SelectED," "True Believer," "Hollow Body," and "Public Housing Unit." She serves as Vice-president for Southport Investments, which has interests in Signature Bank in Chicago, the wine label Pieces of Eight, and real estate properties in California and Michigan. Kelly also serves on the board of The Chicago Children's Theater and as a member of the Tisch Parents council at New York University.

She spent much of her professional career at American Express, where she held numerous sales and executive positions.

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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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10:00 AM10:00

Open Work Day


Tickets available here.

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.

After Open Work Day, stick around for our Producers Meet Up. Join us an awesome night of hanging out with like-minded professionals and meeting new people in the industry.

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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/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.


Food and beverage! (GF/DF/VEG/CFA)

Meeting eachother in a non-threatening enviornment.

We will have introductions and information from the host organizations, Mezcla Media Collective, Women of the Now and Stage 18, as well as an open floor time for our attendees to make any announcements they'd like to share!

What else:

Moms are always welcome, which means your kids are always welcome! We don't have specific childcare but please know that your kids are welcome and there will be some toys and village of people to support you!

If you purchase a ticket, we expect you to please come! If you cannot make it, please let us know as we work with a wait list.

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