Building Successful Web Series without Breaking the Bank
Carnegie Institution for Science
Washington, DC
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Building Successful Web Series without Breaking the Bank
It seems possible to hatch a web series idea today and even to get the pilot made, but what does it take to build momentum and create a full series? Learn from filmmakers and cast members who have pulled this off.

Pierrea Wallace; Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pierrea Wallace, is a second year law student at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law by day and an aspiring filmmaker by night. In 2016 she established her own production company, R.I.P-- Res Ipsa Productions. Pierrea began writing and directing R.I.P's first production, a web series entitled, In A Sense. In A Sense delves into the essence of black lesbian love in the DC area. Through her creative eye she will bring injustices, mental health issues, and black love to the forefront of entertainment.

Native Washingtonian Anthony Greene  began his career in film with the guerilla documentary After the Storm in 2007 and has written and produced eight short films.  He also created the IndieCapitol web series and entertainment hub. In 2010, Anthony programmed and co-directed the East of The River Film Festival at Washington, DCs THEARC Theater and currently programs and produces the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza.

Christina Raia is an NYC-based writer and director, the Founder of CongestedCat Productions, and the Crowdfunding Director at Seed&Spark. Her work, a collection of short films, a web series, and two feature films, has gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns. She has been covered by press outlets such as Indiewire, AfterEllen and BuzzFeed. She also turned her desire to foster collaboration and engagement in the local film community into IndieWorks, a monthly film screening series showcasing and supporting the work of other independent filmmakers in New York. Find Christina on social media: @craia9

Wil Lash is an Emmy nominated actor, producer, TV host, and former model. He is also a corporate recruiter by day. However, many may recognize him as "Onix" from the hit VH1 Reality shows 'I Love New York' (Season 1 - '07) and 'I Love Money' (Season 2 - '09). Both shows pulled in some of the highest ratings in VH1 history.  Wil stars along-side an Emmy Award winning cast in the very popular web series/DCTV drama series ANACOSTIA, which is in its 5th season. He is the host of the entertainment show DC Hot Spots.

Dionne Audain was recently seen in Lifetime TVs Unanswered Prayers, Feature Films Toe To Toe on Showtime/The Movie Channel and Salt now on DVD/Blu-ray & Twelve on DVD & Netflix. NYC Credits include Off-Off Broadway: Target Margin Theater: Cold Keener ByZora Neale Hurston; The Roundtable Ensemble Theatre: Silent Heroes (NYC Premiere); The Queens Company: Twelfth Night; Urban Stages (B.E. Co.): Seven Stories; National Tour: The Kennedy Center: Alice by Whoopi Goldberg. Regional Credits: Folger Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing; African Continuum Theatre Co: A Lesson Before Dying, Draft Day; Source Theatre/Phoenix Theatre: Silent Heroes (World Premiere); Arena Stage: Yellowman (U/S); Imagination Stage: The Hundred Dresses (U/S); Films: Rocket Science, Sex And The City 2, A Shepherd of Pure Heart. TV: The Wire, Law & Order: SVU, All My Children, Starved, Americas Most Wanted, The Onion News Network. Training: Shakespeare & Company, Vera J. Katz, Wynn Handman Studios. She is a founding member of Galvanize.

Moderated by Rahima Rice-Marsh, the Founder and CEO of DCs Own Entertainment Group that focuses on the Black LGBT community. Through her company, Rahima writes and directs stage and film productions for the performing arts group, The Downtown Players, for which she also holds the title of Artistic Director. Rahima graduated from the University of the District of Columbia in 2003 with a BA in Mass Media.


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