The 6 Apps and Platforms You Should Be Using to Break Into Hollywood and How To Do It Right: Clubhouse, Instagram, Stage 32 and more

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Kristen Lucas and Tara Gore

Webinar hosted by: Kristen Lucas and Tara Gore

Manager, Bohemia Group, Award-Winning Producers

Kristen Lucas is a talent manager at Bohemia Group, specializing in actors and filmmakers in film and television. Her clients have appeared in films such as Netflix's I CARE A LOT and THE HONEST THIEF alongside Liam Neeson, and on television such as Netflix's THE GOOD COP and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, Hulu's CASTLE ROCK, AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL and many others. As a producer Kristen's passion for telling unforgettable stories about strong women is the foundation for her production company, Goldilocks Productions where the tagline is “We tell stories about badass women.” She is also the founder of RESPECT HER HUSTLE, a brand and podcast focused on supporting and honoring women who break the mold and don’t look back. Planning to sleep when she’s dead, Kristen’s relentless hustle finds opportunity where others find dead ends. Through her vast network of contacts across all areas of entertainment and business she works tirelessly to ensure the success of her clients and her projects.   Tara Gore has produced over 300 live shows and original content for MLB including Avicii, Billy Joel, Demi Lovato, Zac Brown Band, One Republic, Elton John, John Legend, Jason Aldean, Ziggy Marley and many more. In addition, she worked with Baseball Players across the league producing commercial and digital content. She crossed over into content marketing as the Sr. Director of Growth Marketing for Major League Baseball. With nearly 2 decades of experience as a Production Executive in music and sports. Tara started her career at Dreamworks Records followed by MCA Records in A & R. She transitioned her music experience to Major League Baseball where she was the Executive Producer for all Entertainment and Music content for MLB.com. After 13 years at MLB Tara started her own production company Gore Media and has partnered with sister company Goldilocks Productions. They currently have a slate of scripted and unscripted projects in house starting with a breakthrough documentary and two films. She also does music supervision for Gore Media as well as talent management and freelance marketing. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Networking is the key to success in any industry, but in the entertainment business, it is a NECESSITY if you want to break in. And now in this increasingly online and virtual world, a large part of networking takes place in virtual settings, namely on apps and online platforms. This landscape is constantly changing, and while it can be hard to keep up with, it can also be incredibly lucrative. It is not uncommon now for writers to be discovered because of a viral post on Twitter, for friendships to be formed on Clubhouse, or for a script to be optioned right here on Stage 32. All of this just while sitting at home on your computer or phone. It’s clear that these tools are too powerful of a tool to ignore, but it’s important you know how to use these tools correctly.

The world of virtual networking can seem overwhelming and foreign, especially when you’re more accustomed to traditional networking and in-person events. Yet success on these platforms is not just reserved for Gen-Z and “influencers”; creatives of all ages and background are finding success and getting discovered through these tools. Yet the key is knowing how to use these apps the right way. Just like for in-person events and old-school networking, you can use these opportunities to build your connections, or you can leave others with a bad impression. It often just comes down to understanding the rules and expectations on each platform, and understanding how to contribute and make yourself part of the community. So what are the apps where the real opportunities are forged? How can you stand out (in a good way)? With the right strategies and approach, you’ll be able to build your network and meet people who can be your cheerleaders along the way.

Kristen Lucas and Tara Gore are powerhouse networkers in the entertainment industry. Kristen Lucas is a talent manager at Bohemia Group, specializing in actors and filmmakers in film and television. Her clients have appeared in films such as Netflix's I CARE A LOT and THE HONEST THIEF alongside Liam Neeson, and on television such as Netflix's THE GOOD COP and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, Hulu's CASTLE ROCK, AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL and many others. Tara Gore has produced over 300 live shows and original content for MLB including Avicii, Billy Joel, Demi Lovato, Zac Brown Band, One Republic, Elton John, John Legend, Jason Aldean, Ziggy Marley and many more.

Kristen and Tara attribute their success to hustling to find opportunity where others find dead ends. Their long history of creative networking has built them a vast network of contacts across all areas of entertainment and business and allowed them to ensure the success of their clients and projects.

Working together, Kristen and Tara will outline the six main apps and platforms they use to network and find connections and clients: Clubhouse, Instagram, Twitter, Stage 32, IMDB, and LinkedIn. For each they will lay out how the app works, how you can best operate within it, and the mistakes to avoid. Along the way they'll dive into success stories each platform has provided and why they worked, as well as horror stories and how you can avoid similar fates. 

 

Online networking doesn’t need to be scary and it's something you can master no matter what your background is. Expect to leave this with a bunch of ideas, real world examples, and inspiration to master these apps, continue meeting new people online, and finding your place in this industry.

What You'll Learn

  • The Importance of Virtual Networking Today
    • An Introduction
  • Clubhouse
    • What is it?
    • How best to use it
    • Strategies and unique approaches
    • Success stories
    • Practices to avoid and mistakes you don’t want to make
  • Instagram
    • How do creatives and execs normally use Instagram
    • How you can best use this platform
    • Examples of effective posts
    • Success stories
    • Practices to avoid and mistakes you don’t want to make
  • Twitter
    • How do creatives and execs normally use Twitter
    • How you can best use this platform
    • Examples of effective posts
    • Success stories
    • Practices to avoid and mistakes you don’t want to make
  • Stage 32
    • How do creatives and execs normally use Stage 32
    • How you can best use this platform
    • Examples of effective posts
    • Success stories
    • Practices to avoid and mistakes you don’t want to make
  • IMDB
    • Using the information available on this site to your advantage
    • Success stories
  • LinkedIn
    • Is LinkedIn still important or useful to the industry?
    • How you can best use this platform
    • Examples of effective posts
    • Success stories
    • Practices to avoid and mistakes you don’t want to make
  • What’s Coming Next?
    • Are these apps sticking around?
    • Any new apps around the corner?
    • What else can we anticipate as the world of virtual networking continues to shift?
  • Q&A with Kristen and Tara

About Your Instructor

Kristen Lucas is a talent manager at Bohemia Group, specializing in actors and filmmakers in film and television. Her clients have appeared in films such as Netflix's I CARE A LOT and THE HONEST THIEF alongside Liam Neeson, and on television such as Netflix's THE GOOD COP and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, Hulu's CASTLE ROCK, AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL and many others.

As a producer Kristen's passion for telling unforgettable stories about strong women is the foundation for her production company, Goldilocks Productions where the tagline is “We tell stories about badass women.” She is also the founder of RESPECT HER HUSTLE, a brand and podcast focused on supporting and honoring women who break the mold and don’t look back.

Planning to sleep when she’s dead, Kristen’s relentless hustle finds opportunity where others find dead ends. Through her vast network of contacts across all areas of entertainment and business she works tirelessly to ensure the success of her clients and her projects.

 

Tara Gore has produced over 300 live shows and original content for MLB including Avicii, Billy Joel, Demi Lovato, Zac Brown Band, One Republic, Elton John, John Legend, Jason Aldean, Ziggy Marley and many more. In addition, she worked with Baseball Players across the league producing commercial and digital content. She crossed over into content marketing as the Sr. Director of Growth Marketing for Major League Baseball.

With nearly 2 decades of experience as a Production Executive in music and sports. Tara started her career at Dreamworks Records followed by MCA Records in A & R. She transitioned her music experience to Major League Baseball where she was the Executive Producer for all Entertainment and Music content for MLB.com.

After 13 years at MLB Tara started her own production company Gore Media and has partnered with sister company Goldilocks Productions. They currently have a slate of scripted and unscripted projects in house starting with a breakthrough documentary and two films. She also does music supervision for Gore Media as well as talent management and freelance marketing.

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