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NYWIFT member Jim Arnoff is teaching "Pitch Your Television Series to the Industry Experts" - 10 classes, Thursday nights, 6:30 - 8:30, from Sept. 22 – Dec. 1.Tuition is $280. Amazing access to industry pros - networks, production companies, show runners - in both non-scripted and scripted. Learn the in’s and out’s of packaging, networking, pitching and negotiating your television series. Each NYWIFT member that enrolls will receive a free career coaching session. Course #CFC-1334A. Go to sva.edu/ce to sign-up under Film and Video/Preproduction. Contact Jim for any questions/more info at 917-863-4246.

Are you interested in virtual reality? Hello World Communications would like to help! About a year ago, we knew next to nothing about Virtual Reality. In April, a series of VR projects we produced for IBM garnered one million hits. Since then Hello World has produced VR projects for Samsung, the United Nations and Mohegan Sun. Virtual Reality offers a level playing field where passions and dreams count more than experience and bankrolls. Hello World Communications rents some of the best VR camera systems and accessories. They’d like to help fuel your VR passions by offering a 25% discount to fellow NYWIFT members. In addition, members will be eligible for a 15% discount on all other gear. This offer is good to the end of this year. Hello World is located at 118 West 22nd St., 2nd Floor. Contact them at (212) 243-8800 or go to www.hwc.tv. Owner Ron Yoshida is a NYWIFT member.

September Voiceover classes are filling up for VO Duo’s Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level programs ranging throughout animation, narration, commercials, promos, trailers, audiobooks, video games and industrials. Former talent agents and current casting director and producers, Diana Lote and Eileen Schellhorn are offering 10% off of their Voiceover classes to fellow NYWIFT members. Get to work in a real recording studio every week and develop the skills needed to succeed in one of the most lucrative and creative divisions of entertainment. Classes are open to skills levels of all types! Visit http://voduonyc.com/ for class descriptions and calendar information. Email voduonyc@gmail.com to register and receive the discount.

INTRINSIC VALUE consultation with NYWIFT member Amy Guggenheim: advocate for your artistic work with integrity and effectiveness. In one to one sessions discover how to use writing as a tool for thinking about, expanding and verbalizing your creative work in simple terms that stem from your unique strengths and insights. Work together to design and edit compelling written materials (pitch, project statements, director’s vision, film and TV bibles, scripts, etc.) to get your projects seen and chosen. Expertise in cross-cultural translation of artistic concepts. INTRINSIC VALUE evolved out of Amy’s work as a teacher of artists, designers, filmmakers, and others; and as an independent filmmaker with international projects supported by grants, crowdsourcing and fundraising campaigns. NYWIFT members receive 20% discount for your first three sessions. Mention code NYWIFT-INVALUE when you contact Amy at guggenheim.amy@gmail.com.

Member Georgette Blau is offering a beautiful, private office room on the twentieth floor of her building on 8th Avenue and 36th Street with a 10% discount to NYWIFT members! Minutes away from Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and various subway stations, the office is in a strategically placed location that will essentially provide for every need. Aesthetically, the view from the office space guarantees to enhance your work-place experience. The room can comfortably hold multiple work-place sized desks and is fully equipped with air-conditioning and internet services. The office size is approximately 200 square feet and has access to a shared kitchen. $1,550/month (before the discount). See details. Contact Georgette if you’re interested: (212) 683-1961, gblau@onlocationtours.com.

NYWIFT Member Television Packaging Agent and Career Coach Jim Arnoff is offering all Members a complimentary 45 min coaching session at his office by Union Square. Jim has started an Entertainment Coaching Group every other Monday night, 6:30-8 PM, for one-on-one coaching, networking and resourcing. Discount for NYWIFT members. Email Jim at arnoffco@aol.com.

NYWIFT member Mark Gasper encourages fellow members to attend his free Ninja Balance / Supple Strength class at the Hudson Guild John Lovejoy Elliott Community Center (441 W. 26th St.) every Monday night at 6:30 PM. It is presented as part of Shape Up NYC, sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and it a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class. The class is open to everyone and to all fitness levels. Mark provides modifications for all exercises, so everyone can participate fully. They work on Balance, Strength and Flexibility within an uptempo Cardio format that is a lot of fun. See details online, as well as a promo video!

NYWIFT member Lisa Brigantino, a music supervisor/rights clearance specialist/composer is offering free initial phone consultations to NYWIFT members. Lisa is the founder and President of Hidden Pond Productions, Inc. The company is a one stop shop that provides music supervision, music licensing, talent acquisition, rights clearance of any kind (music, talent, photos, film clips, artwork, etc.) and custom music scoring and production for a variety of clients working in film, television, advertising, non-broadcast, new media and more.  Contact Lisa at lisa@hiddenpondproductions.com to schedule a consultation. Visit her website to find out more about the company and the services they provide.

NYWIFT member Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW, is an author, writing instructor and therapist. She runs Building the Artist’s Ego workshops and conducts individual therapy sessions with creative people to help them work on blocks such as procrastination, lack of inspiration, perfectionism, paralyzing fear or other stoppers. She is offering a free 20 minute telephone or Skype session. Email sherrymsw@earthlink.net for more info.

Free Music Consultation
with Linnette Harrigan, NYWIFT member and music supervisor. Linnette is the founder and President of Linnette Harrigan Media Inc. She and her team regularly work on feature films, documentaries, TV series, pilots and teaser reels.?

Get a complimentary career coaching session from member and certified coach Joanne Zippel of Zip Creative! Joanne Zippel’s Creative Coaching practice evolved out of her work as a manager of playwrights and screenwriters—guiding their careers and helping them to pursue their passions in what is well known as an often difficult, changeable and sometimes arbitrary business. Helping highly motivated people clarify and achieve their vision has long been, and remains, central to her work as a producer, entrepreneur and coach. Through the unique combination of her professional experience in the entertainment industry and her life coaching she can help you clarify your vision, build a solid foundation from which to make authentic career and life decisions and take practical action on them. Read more.


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