Pitch your show idea on the Stoop and get valuable feedback from industry experts!
Do you have a television pitch that you are working on and would like immediate feedback from industry professionals? BRIC is offering a Practice Your Pitch session where you will have three minutes to pitch your idea and receive feedback on how you might improve. Come prepared to pitch your idea to industry professionals and a live audience for immediate feedback! Panelists include Michael Pickney, Skye MacLeod, Robyn Greene Arrington and Nick Borenstein.
About the Panelists:
Robyn Greene Arrington is an award-winning creative executive with varied experience in the media industry. As VP of Programming & Production at TV One, she is an integral part of the team that shapes the network’s creative vision which includes scripted, digital, factual and reality content. Greene Arrington also serves as an Executive in Charge of Production for the network. Her recent projects in that role are ”Bobbi Kristina,” an innovative biopic; and “Two Sides of the Truth,” an investigative crime & justice series that award-winning actress Viola Davis is the narrator and co-executive producer.
Nick Borenstein is Director of Content & Programming for First Look Media, the new entertainment studio from Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of scripted television and digital content under the company’s newly formed Topic studio banner. Recent projects include the Webby Award winning #1 podcast Missing Richard Simmons, Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu and series with Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer), Cirocco Dunlap (Man Seeking Woman) and Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). Prior to First Look, Nick was Vice President of Development for Hudsun Media where he developed, sold and produced several non-fiction and digital series including House Of DVF (E!), Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe (Lifetime) and Bad Blood (Investigation Discovery). Nick also worked in Development for Pivot TV and held positions in Programming and Casting at Comedy Central, NBC, ABC and HBO.
Michael Pinckney has over 10 years’ experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as “Inside Man” , “Top Five”, “Broad City”, “The 25th Hour”, “7th Heaven”, “The Best Man”, “Law & Order”, and the academy award nominated film “Precious”. Michael made his feature film directorial debut with “You’re Nobody til somebody kills you”, a gritty crime thriller Executive Produced by Spike Lee and distributed by Lionsgate. He has directed short films, commercials, music videos and PSA’s for clients like Goodwill Industries, the NY GIANTS, Select Media, Youth Communications, Def Jam and 4mm Games. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men’s Film Conference for his HIV film “The Candy Store” and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film collection. He’s directed a variety of digital series from “SoleKings”, “Black Actress” to “The Colors of Love” in addition to Producing the award winning digital series “For Colored Boys – Redemption” starring Tim Reid. The Trade is Michael’s directorial debut in episodic television drama.
Skye MacLeod is an educator, filmmaker, and team leader with over 15 years of experience working in New York City and abroad. Skye is successful managing production teams, piloting and leading complex educational projects, and forging partnerships. He has extensive experience training teachers to integrate digital media in a wide array of educational contexts. MacLeod is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A. Music, 1999) and Teachers College of Columbia University (Ed. M, Instructional Technology, 2009). MacLeod is passionate about helping others tell their stories through civic engagement, education, and collaboration.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.
Questions: contact us at BFreeBK@BRICartsmedia.org
How do we navigate a loss? How do we share the unspeakably taboo and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of grieving? Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, co-founders of the website Modern Loss, talk candidly about coping in the face of loss and how to connect with other people who “get” it. This program, co-sponsored by Green-Wood and Because Jewish, will NOT include tips to help you “get over it,” or the phrase, “everything happens for a reason.” Rebecca and Gabrielle will discuss their new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome, which explores empathy, resilience, and the power of sharing our stories.
The conversation will be moderated by the co-founders of the Brooklyn-based organization Because Jewish, Rabbi Dan Ain and Alana Ain.
Light refreshments will be served.
Join us for the opening reception of “HIMBAD and the 9th Wave” by Himbad, the UK-based street artists’ first solo show in New York!
The exhibition features a new series of 24 artworks that will captivate visitors and take them on a journey under the Ninth Wave and through the gateway to the underworld- defined by mythological creatures and dreamy landscapes.
Opening reception, Thursday, May 24 from 6PM to 11PM @ 3RD Ethos Gallery
The artist will be in attendance on opening night! RSVP via Eventbrite | No cost to register!
Himbad’s ability to develop amusing characters in environments inspired by ancient mysticism and Eastern mythology, seeded with elements of deviance has made him an artist to watch, and connected him to many renowned street artists through collaborations and friendships, it has been said of him:
“Himbad is like a Shepard Fairey that can actually draw “-Banksy
“I think Banksy wishes he could be Himbad “- D*Face
Public opening Friday, May 25th | Show runs from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, June 24 2018.
This summer we have a valuable window to shape Governor Cuomo’s agenda before the fall elections.
Join us to explore how we can exploit this opportunity to move New York off fossil fuels.
We’ll provide a critique of Cuomo’s dismal clean energy record.
Most importantly, we’ll conduct an interactive training on tactics to influence Cuomo to be a real climate leader.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eric Weltman at Food & Water Watch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beats & BBQ, (the summertime event series that was made in Brooklyn) will start its eleventh season on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 3 pm to 12 am at LP ‘n Harmony (683 Grand Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Music is provided by DJs Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice), Siren (Save the Robots), Ruby Red (Velvet Factory Production), and Jedi 9 (LPH). We welcome back Baby K (The Sweet Spot NYC) and Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge). We welcome for the first time Jon Martin (Sub Culture), Illexxandra (Empire Breaks NYC) and Zion (Yemoja Sol).
Since 2007, Beats & BBQ has been a grassroots event that takes place on the holidays of the summer season (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day). It is a co-production by Deepdance Promotions and LP ‘n Harmony. We produce this event to promote community and togetherness through good food, good dance music, and good cheer from our patrons. For additional info email email@example.com
When school is closed, we are here to offer your children much of the fun of Summer Camp! This is an option for a full day program from 8 AM – 6 PM which includes dance, science, swimming, and much more! As always, a hot kosher lunch and snack are provided. Holiday camp is an additional fee.
Yes! This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers.
Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-WINNING community television network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world.
Orientation is a great introduction to what Public Access is all about– free and low-cost, high-quality media education courses; a wide variety of services and resources available to help build your media résumé; all complemented with free events and networking opportunities designed to foster a strong sense of community at Brooklyn Free Speech.
You do not have to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!
Monthly Community Event & Open House!
Check us out the first Tuesday of every month between 7pm & 9pm as we celebrate our community.
Next one is WEDNESDAY December 2nd between 7pm & 9pm! Open Mic for :Local Live Musicians! Hope you can make it.
Happy Hour pricing all night on house-made cocktails, beer, wine, cheese & charcuterie!
Planning a wedding or private event? This is the perfect opportunity to explore the space, taste some delicious signature cocktails, mingle with our event manager & sample some goods from our favorite wedding vendors.