The Good Pitch
The Good Pitch is a pitching forum with a difference, borne out of the conviction that documentary is a powerful tool for creating social change. The Good Pitch embodies a new partnership model. Each event brings together 8 select filmmakers with people and organizations who can work with them to effect real-world change. During the event, each filmmaking team has 7 minutes to pitch both their film and its associated outreach campaign to an invited audience of foundations, NGOs, campaigners, advertising agencies, brands and media in order to maximize its impact. Chicken & Egg Pictures recognizes that films cannot get their message out alone; through partnerships and strategic community engagement plans – issues can be heard and we can ensure our eggs have leggs! Our two-year commitment to The Good Pitch is in recognition of their mission which is so close to our own.
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Join us for a special STORY LEADS TO ACTION at SILVERDOCS!
WEDNESDAY • JUNE 22ND 2:00-5:00PM
STORY LEADS TO ACTION makes the nuts and bolts of designing a community engagement campaign transparent, dynamic and fun! Expect a hand-picked panel of stake-holders, the filmmakers and you—the audience. Together we’ll brainstorm a strategy that links the core elements of a film’s launch to the concrete needs of the movement that needs it the most.
SESSION 1: 2:15pm–3:30pm
THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
In this session we'll be asking: How can THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM be used to educate, inspire and galvanize the most mobile, interconnected and technologically savvy generation in history around citizenship, civil rights and the meaning and power of the vote.From the classroom, to the chat rooms, barber shops to rock-the-vote-bus caravans and national days of on-the-streets/on-line action—the venues and platforms for education, community building and organizing are vast and diverse. Can this film, be it used in its entirety or as down-loadable short “shorts” screened on “smart"-turned-wise-phones,” help put the current voting rights battle—being waged systematically state-by-state—into a context that’s historical, dynamic and urgent enough to do something about it? We think so...
Panelists: Co-Director/Producer Robin Fryday; Heather Smith, Executive Director, Rock the Vote; Carey Jenkins, Deputy Director, The League of Young Voters; Whitney Olsen, Director, Sonoma County, CA, National History Day; Foot Soldier, Barber Legacy Keeper Pete Stone, straight from his barber shop in Birmingham, AL, and special guest Amelia Boynton (99-year-old) "Foot Soldier & Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement".
SESSION 2 SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL 3:45pm–5:00pm
SEMPER FI Directors Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon meet with some of our nation’s leading environmental activists, scientists and NGO’s to address two of the most under reported yet pressing environ- mental issues of our time—the need for increased environmental oversight of the US Department of Defense and regulatory reform of toxic chemicals
The challenge: how to transform audience outrage into action AND “devise an audience ask” and strategy for a theatrical/semi-theatrical/
college tour that leverages effective press & public attention for families living on or near contaminated military bases. Join us for a session that promises to be PURE SERIOUS fun!!
Panelists: Heather White, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Environmental Working Group (EWG); Melissa Waage, Campaign Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Charlotte Brody, Director of Chemicals, Public Health and Green Chemistry, BlueGreen Alliance; Rachel Kriegsman, Campaign Associate, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF)
Followed by a
Chicken & Egg Pictures Happy Hour
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