This FREE Summit is designed for youth from Harlem and across NYC to discover media careers, learn multiple pathways to success, and connect with the City’s best multimedia professionals and organizations. We hope this weekend inspires youth of all backgrounds and experiences to pursue careers in media with the clarity and confidence they need to reach their dreams!
*Light Breakfast & Lunch are provided on both days, as well as a pizza party dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10*
*Please register to hold your spot in this event! Day-of registrations will be on a space-available basis and we may not be able to accommodate unregistered attendees.*
Youth (ages 16-25)
Beginner to Advanced Media Makers
Media Educators, Organizations, and Professionals
WHEN & WHERE:
November 9, 2013
10AM – 4:30PM EST
Harlem Commonwealth Council Building (Directions)
November 10, 2013
9:15AM – 6:30PM EST
Harlem Commonwealth Council Building & Maysles Documentary Center (Directions)
The Futuro Media Group would like to invite you to the inaugural Careers in Media for Youth Summit in West Harlem. We hope to inspire 16 to 25-year-old youth from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in media, with the tools, support, and encouragement they need to achieve their goals. Whether you want to become a journalist, radio producer, documentary filmmaker, other career in the media, or want to learn more, we hope you join us this Fall!
To kick-off the weekend, we will open with an address from Maria Hinojosa, award-winning journalist, news anchor, author, and founder of The Futuro Media Group, and a keynote lecture from Stanley Nelson, a distinguished documentary filmmaker and executive director of Firelight Media. Afterwards, we will host a fun “Speed Dating” event, an easy way to connect youth with media professionals. This provides the chance for attendees to speak directly with organizations and learn about opportunities for hands-on training, ways to start a career in media (like internships or fellowships), or to start their own video, radio, or digital production. On Sunday, we will host workshops and training sessions to provide deeper insight into media careers as a means to share real-life stories and the multiple roads to success. To end this exciting event, we will have a closing night party!
We hope you will join us this November! If you have any questions, please contact Melanie LaRosa, Producer of Special Projects, at email@example.com or Catherine Betances, Events Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEYNOTE LECTURES BY:
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is the anchor and Executive Producer of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, anchor of the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Contributing Correspondent for Frontline and Need to Know on PBS. Prior to launching The Futuro Media Group, Hinojosa was a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, the CNN Urban Affairs correspondent for 8 years, a reporter for NPR, and producer for CBS Radio.
Stanley Nelson is a documentary filmmaker and Revson fellow, who received his B.F.A. from the City College of New York before moving on to the American Film Institute and Columbia University. He has since taught at numerous universities and served on many prestigious committees, including jury positions at the Sundance Film Festival. He was also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the executive producer of Firelight Media, a non-profit production company he founded with partner and writer Marcia Smith.
Storytelling Workshop: “Where the story is…”
Presented by: Daisy Rosario, Producer of Latino USA & Associate Producer of Moth StorySLAM
Writing & Blogging
Presented by: Linda Villarosa, Journalist/Author & Assistant Professor, Media Communication Arts @ The City College of New York
DIY: Writing & Directing
Multimedia & Tech for Journalism
Presented by: Malik Singleton, Freelance Multimedia Journalist & Trainer from the New York Association of Black Journalists
Media in Higher Education Panel
Presented by: Hunter College, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism @ CUNY Graduate School, City College, & More
DIY: Video – Cameras, Lights, Mikes
Presented by: WNYC’s Radio Rookies
Making Primetime – TV & Film Production
Presented by: “Made in NY” PA Training Program: Eduardo “Deli” Cruz, Production Assistant and Alum
Community Media & TV Production
Presented by: Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN)’s Youth Channel: Karina Hurtado, Manager of Youth Programs & Outreach, Destiny DeJesus & Nevine Smith
How to be a Film Programmer
Presented by: Jessica Green, Cinema Director @ Maysles Documentary Center
PLUS more than 15 organizations and media professionals!