Apr 14th 2017

Social Media Charm School is not for people waiting for a knight in shining armor to save them. Social Media Charm School is for people who are making something worth talking about it. It’s for people who want to make their part-time goal their full-time life. It’s for people doing something worth telling people about. It’s for people who make great films or embark on any type of creative entrepreneur path. In Social Media Charm School, you’ll learn how to establish a social media presence, how to gather an authentic following, what it takes to build goodwill, and why a little online flirting can go a long way. Also included: find out how to pick the right social media platforms for you, why you shouldn’t buy followers, and more.

This session will be led by Julie Keck and Jessica King of King is a Fink Productions and Seed&Spark

Julie Keck & Jessica King have been making film in Chicago since 2008. Their series Full Out and The Furies can both be seen on Open TV – beta, as well as Jessica’s dance film On the Verge. They’re currently in post-production on their latest work, F*ck Yes, an adult sex ed series about enthusiastic consent. They’ve spoken about social media, filmmaking, and crowdfunding at SXSW, University of Notre Dame, the Chicago International Film Festival, and more. They co-authored the book Social Media Charm School, available free for download on Seed&Spark.com. When not working on film, Julie is the Media and Communication Director for Seed&Spark; Jessica teaches film at DePaul University.

Open TV (beta) is a platform for diverse arts and artists, developing original series by and about queer, trans and cis-women and people of color.

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