Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 - A Wrap Up of Abject Neglect

Hi There, Readers,

It's clear to any of you who have tuned in in the past months that I've been quite busy.

To start, I'm now Co-Chair of the Producer's Guild of America's Women's Impact Network which is part of the guild's ongoing efforts to promote diversity and equality of opportunity in the entertainment industry. You can follow PGA WIN on Facebook and Twitter.

That has been keeping me busy with quite a few things, including a panel I moderated at the New York Film Festival: Convergence "Women's Impact: Producing in a convergent world" Criticwire wrote up a lovely summary of the panel with "Five Tips for Female Filmmakers..."

Another big event this year, I left Starlight Runner Entertainment after nearly 10 years and started Caitlin Burns & Associates in April.  There's also a blog there where I'm discussing elements of business, transmedia and upcoming events. 

I'm still giving workshops, lecturing and speaking all over the place. This year I worked on a few high-profile projects that will hit the screens in 2015 (all the screens, so many screens) and pay attention to CB&A's website for updates. 

In addition to working for franchises, brands, social issue campaigns and more, I'm developing a few original properties as well. My big goal for the coming year involves this blog, yes, this very neglected blog. This year I will finally put all this stuff I've been discussing into it's originally intended format - a book. 

So! stay tuned here and to the Facebook Page (which I have posted to way more often than here) as I get down to business of finally putting this thing together, and if you have any tips, questions or challenges feel free to send them my way

Friday, February 7, 2014

Why Original Content for Women Thrives Online

Check out my Op-Ed for Stream Daily

Why truly unique women’s programming now thrives online

"On TV, it’s increasingly difficult to find a “hidden gem” that breaks the mold and finds a devoted, niche fanbase — the kind of programming that now exists and thrives online."

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Producer's Guild of America launches its Women's Impact Network

The Producer's Guild of America now has it's own portal to connect to initiatives for Women in the Entertainment Industry: The Producer's Guild of America Women's Impact Network!

Check out the profile in this month's Produced By Magazine or Like the Page on Facebook, or Follow the Network on Twitter to hear more about news and initiatives to do with women in media.

I'm one of the East Coast Co-Chairs, so let me know if you know of intertesting information, programs or initiatives for women in the industry.