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Workshop - "Brain Pick" with Filmmaker Xan Aranda (Los Angeles)

  • NeueHouse Hollywood 6121 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States (map)

NeueHouse Hollywood - Screening Room (6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028)

Inspired by frequent requests to “pick” her brain over coffee, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Xan Aranda hosts a dynamic workshop covering topics explored during her past decade of public speaking at universities, film festivals, workshops, and as a consultant. 

Intended to focus and empower independent (fiction AND documentary) filmmakers, this event will cover:
- Survival and Resilience Tips
- Creativity Wrangle and Flow
- Community Building
- Strategic Planning
- Project (and Life) Management
- Grants, Crowdfunding, Distribution
- and More

Filmmakers experiencing some of (but not limited to) the following are encouraged to attend:
- New to town or the film business, working on finding your people
- On a roll, want tighten your game or strategize a pivot
- Experienced, freaked out, burnt out, and ready to give up

With a practical approach to the challenging professional and creative landscape of filmmaking, Xan's intent on cultivating humanity and empowerment in her workshops. Get ready to connect, laugh, and pick her brain. Co-Presented by NALIP

FEE: Pay what you can! Suggested is $100, base is $45.
Advance payment is required to secure space in the workshop. Venmo or Paypal only. No refunds will be issued.


Name *
Information and perspective given during the workshop is presented with limited knowledge of my professional and personal circumstances. Choices I make are my own. *
I'll secure my spot in the workshop by making a payment of $45 or more to Xan Aranda via Venmo or Paypal. If I don't, my inclusion in the workshop is not guaranteed. *
I respect the work that went into producing this workshop, and will not request a refund if I don't attend. I'll contact Xan via this website if I need to transfer my ticket to a friend. *

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number are available for this workshop, and will be selected from submissions sent (below) by Midnight PST on Sunday, August 13.

Please tell us about yourself, why you need the scholarship, and what guidance you seek from the workshop. Make a clear statement, keep it simple and potent. 100 words or less.