A Practical Plan to Creating Podcasts: A Decade of Podcast Love – Getting Started

A Practical Plan to Creating Podcasts: A Decade of Podcast Love – Getting Started 

Podcasting is a trend that has become more accessible. It can be the next best thing to showcase and promote that short film, feature or a project that is seeking financing. NYWIFT is pleased to announce the new series A Practical Path to Creating Podcasts, which features three sessions: A Decade of Podcast Love – Getting StartedDeveloping the Listener’s Experience and Follow the Podcast: Marketing and Promotion.

Join podcast producer Christina Kotlar and actor/blogger/host/producer Frances McGarry for the first installment, A Decade of Podcast Love – Getting Started, a hands-on workshop that serves as a podcast primer. While most people can do a podcast on their own, it’s still a choice to hire a production studio that includes audio recording on its list of services, or maintain control as a DIY product. Either way, there are decisions on what you want to get out of it and this hands-on workshop will give you the jumpstart in the right direction to create and implement your podcast program.

Topics Covered will include:

Kinds of podcasts
• Project promo – a way to sell your film project
• Informational – consultant/interviews/topical conversations
• Serial – ongoing web series

How does it work/What goes into a podcast? Your Story

• Audio Recording– Format – RSS Feed –Syndication
• Title and description
• Identity – Logo Icon/Domain Name
• Target Audience

Pitch and Perfect the Plan – Hands On
• Groups to share their program idea
• Creative criticism
• Brainstorming/Editorial Calendar



Christina Kotlar, is a podcast producer for over a decade. She graduated with an M.A. in Producing for Film and Video from American University, Washington, DC returning to the NY/NJ metropolitan area as a producer, writer and venue development executive for Emerging Cinemas, NYC. She founded Film Festival reViews, a podcast and blog site for independent filmmakers and film lovers in and around the film festival circuit worldwide. Her extensive background in graphic design and creative direction garnered numerous New Jersey Advertising awards in print publication, radio and television.


Frances McGarry, Ph.D. is actor/blogger/host/producer of First Online With Fran (FOLWF), an arts advocacy program featuring ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the arts. FOLWF recently launched its first podcast episode There’s No Place Like Art. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for The League of Professional Theater Women, and the Programming Committee of New York Women in Film & Television.

Produced by Frances McGarry


February 1 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.