MEET-UP: Colchester we are coming for you!
Wednesday 29th June 2022, 7:15pm
@ OTHER MONKEY BREWING (upstairs in The Tasting Room)
next door to Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester.
Our first official meet up in Colchester is coming up and boy are we excited!
Join us for an evening of relaxed networking, guest speakers and local craft beers.
The event is FREE for PRO members and £5 for non members.
We look forward to connecting with you all and welcoming new members into the community.
PHIL MELANSON – GREENLIT
Plus 5min ‘Member Spotlight’ guests :
George Morgan – Video Artist, Writer and ProducerHazel Lucas – Short and Sweet Festival Director Matty Turner – Sky Studios Content Academy
Getting funding for a project can be hard and frustrating, so this month Phil Melanson from Greenlit will be busting the myths and talking all things crowdfunding. He’ll be sharing success stories and discussing how Greenlit are there every step of the way in getting films made!
Greenlit launched in 2019 with a mission – to be the very best place to crowdfund your creative project. Originally, we concentrated on film projects; our success means we’ve expanded to support all kinds of creative work.
Making a film, a game, a play, an album is hard. And the big crowdfunding platforms offer little help – your work gets lost among the hundreds of gadgets and products. At Greenlit, we only deal with creative work and people, and we want your project to succeed.
Our Speaker – Phil Melanson:
Phil is a writer of historical fiction and screenplays. As Greenlit’s Head of Communication, they focus on telling Greenlit’s story, from press releases to overseeing the company’s social content and outreach. They are excited to be working with creatives to help them share their stories and passions with the world.
Phil is new to London, having moved just last year from sun-drenched Los Angeles, where they lived the Hollywood cliché — working a studio job by day and writing by night. They worked for several years in the marketing departments of film studios such as Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment, where they developed digital marketing campaigns for films such as Little Women (2019), Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).
Phil is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where they received their BFA in Film & Television. They are a Master’s candidate at the University of Warwick’s Writing Programme. Phil is committed to telling the stories of queer lives erased by history. They are currently writing The Figurehead, a historical novel set during the Italian Renaissance. They recently finished scripting a miniseries set in the queer disco scene of 1970s New York.
We will be offering Southend based members 10 free places on a minibus – pick up and drop off point tbc in central Southend. To book your lift with us please email us at email@example.com. Places will be given on a first come first serve basis.
Able to give someone else a lift in your car? Or looking for a lift? Please go to your members area to add your details to a car sharing document and contact potential car buddies. Info shared with PRO members only.
OTHER MONKEY BREWING
5-6 ST NICHOLAS ST,