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Talks

At our events each month, three people give short talks about a project they’ve done or are working on, their process of how they do their work, a lesson they have learned, or a creative crush - someone or something that inspires them.

06.14.18 //

Brewmaster Stephen Kooshian gives insight into how Pacific Plate artfully crafts unique beers through a marriage of traditional and Latino ingredients.

06.14.18 //

Entrepreneur Melissa Schulman shares her experience opening the first all vegan and organic frozen yogurt store in Los Angeles.

06.14.18 //

Financial coach Roland Menchell shares what he’s learned about how creative folks can put their money to work for them.

05.17.18 //

Creative coach and spiritual director Brian Patacca shares what he’s learned about the illogic of finding your life purpose.

05.17.18 //

Comedian and filmmaker Kiran Deol shares her experience directing the film American Haze for the Sundance channel.

05.17.18 //

Writer/director Stephen Nolly gives insight into premise and character and how to find the heart of your story.

03.20.18 //

Photo retoucher Erica Torres-Ness explains her take on “natural beauty retouching” and makes the case for bringing back some wrinkles.

03.20.18 //

New Angeleno Arnab Mukherjee discusses what he learned while packing up and moving across the country.

02.27.18 //

Documentary producer Rebecca Breithaupt demystifies networking and gives insight into the importance of community in her industry.

02.27.18 //

Writer / director Matthew Manson shares what he learned about faking it til you make it from his first big commercial project.

01.09.18 //

Professional creative person Josh Shayne gives insight into how meeting regularly with an accountability buddy has helped him make progress in work and in life.

01.09.18 //

Photographer/comedy producer Katherine Leon shares what she’s learned about how self-doubt can fuel creativity.

12.05.17 //

Screenwriter Brett Scieszka shares the value of creative hobbies and side projects in enriching your work.

12.05.17 //

Writer/director Sarovar Banka gives insight into how he learned that filmmaking is a vortex.

12.05.17 //

Women in Film manager of operations Maikiko James shares progress on the WIF Help Line which addresses sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood.

11.14.17 //

Writer/director Molly Green shares what she’s learned about mastering Q&A sessions.

11.14.17 //

Documentary filmmaker Graham High gives insight into how he used available resources to create and inform an independent mini-doc web series on empathetic listening.

10.17.17 //

Brewmaster Stephen Kooshian gives insight into how Pacific Plate artfully crafts unique beers through a marriage of traditional and Latino ingredients.

09.26.17 //

Lapsed scientist David Medovoy is really into this small metal elephant.

09.26.17 //

Filmmaker James Darling shares “The Quantum Supremacy”, a documentary he is directing about the emerging field of Quantum Computing.

09.26.17 //

Actor and former multi-hyphenate Gita Reddy discusses how context is everything, and how not to forget that in any context.

09.17.17 //

Group facilitator Jason Lange discusses what he’s learned about the art of interpersonal connection

09.12.17 //

Publicist Sabrina Dax gives insight into how she gets media attention for her clients.

09.12.17 //

Archivist Robin M. Katz discusses what she’s learned about protecting your time and how to say no.

09.12.17 //

Graphic artist Josh Siegel shares “Serving Pride: The Queer History Dinner Party Handbook,” which he is art directing.

08.29.17 //

Composer Erik Desiderio gives insight into how he channels his creativity to compose music for a scene.

08.27.17 //

Screenwriter Shauna McGarry discusses what she’s learned about creative fulfillment vs. financial autonomy.