ProConvos: July Summer Series includes YouTube Stars, VICE Producer, and OutFest Director

 In ProConvos

Audience Awards’ Summer Series Program Continues to Connect Indie Filmmakers to Industry Professionals!  

Audience Awards is proud to announce it’s July Summer Series ProConvo line-up and it’s a good one! ProConvos offers Audience Awards filmmakers 30-45 minute online interactions with established industry professionals to further their career. The conversations scheduled for July include YouTube stars, VICE Producer, and L.A. OutFest Director!

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ProConvo: YouTube Creators discuss what it takes to create for YouTube

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Tuesday, July 11th @ 1 pm PST

Dan Brian: YouTuber and LGBTQ Community Activist

After coming out to his mom on YouTube in 2012, Dan has become a strong activist for the LGBTQ+ community. By creating YouTube videos showing the relationship with his boyfriend, Dan has been able to reach the hearts of many people struggling with their own sexual identity around the world. His love for social media has proven to be an important tool in spreading the positive message of equality.

Megan Toenyes: YouTuber on HissyFit and Snarled

A visual artist enthused about combining the beautiful and the bizarre into unique finished pieces of film, animation, design, and illustration.

ProConvo: Outfest Director to discuss Outfest film festival and the festival circuit

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Tuesday, July 18th @ 1 pm PST

Christopher Racster: Executive Director of Outfest

A trusted voice in the LGBT community for 20 years, Christopher Racster has made an international impact as an advocate, fundraiser, and filmmaker, employing media to help shape public perception and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. In 2011, Christopher joined Outfest as Director of Individual Giving. And in 2015, after an exhaustive international search, Christopher was named Executive Director of Outfest, charged with growing the programs and stature of the organization worldwide.

ProConvo: Producer/Director at Vice to discuss what it takes to make videos for Vice

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Tuesday, July 25th @ 1 pm PST

Sam Winter: Filmmaker and Producer/Director at L.A. Vice Office

Sam Winter is a filmmaker with over 10 years professional experience working variously in independent film and big media in New York and Los Angeles. Sam began his career in the emerging field of online video in 2007 and has since worked throughout the industry producing, directing, shooting, and editing all manner of digital, TV, branded, documentary, commercial, and narrative content. Most recently Sam has produced and directed a variety of projects for VICE Media. Prior to that he worked in-house for Condé Nast’s digital video team and co-founded filmmaking collective Think/Feel as a hub for the commercial and independent work of a tight knit community of filmmakers in New York and LA.

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