(Intro to freelancing) 8 Essential Qualities of a successful Freelancer + 50 killer Marketing Techniques
Special Workshop – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
- Presenter: David Heredia
- When: Saturday January 25th 1:30- 3:00 pm
- Where: NCTC Classroom 109
- Cost: Pre-sale thru 1/21/2020 Adults-$20 Students $12
Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at a Box Office. Tickets will not be available day of at the venue. Senior discount is not available for this event.
(Intro to freelancing) 8 Essential Qualities of a successful Freelancer Description: Filmmakers who are looking to monetize their videography skills will get a general introduction to what it means to run a freelance business. Topics will include some of the pros and cons of the life of a freelancer, creating opportunities for yourself, identifying who your clients are and specifically what services you have to offer. Whether filmmakers pursue a side hustle, part-time or full-time endeavor. This class will also cover 8 essential habits of a successful freelance artist.
50 killer marketing techniques Description: The lifeline of any business resides in their ability to continuously market themselves and their products or services. Students will learn 51 clever ways to market themselves, products or services to prospective clients for little to no cost.
Film Screenings - Full List
What: More than 90 films – including documentaries, narratives and shorts – will be screened at the festival.
When: Jan. 22-26, 2020.
Where: Denton, Texas. Venue varies. See ticket for detail.
Cost: Tickets for individual films or film blocks (which include a series of shorts) are $8 for seniors (65 and older)/students/children and $10 for general admission. Pre-sale for discounted tickets ends Jan. 21, 2020.
Click on Film title to view trailer and/or purchase individual tickets
What: The comedy competition spans two nights. All contestants must be 18 years or older to compete and the qualifications are simple. If a person says they are a comedian and has the $20 entry fee they can enter. The audience will let them know if they’re really a comedian or not. They’ll have 3 minutes to impress the panel of 3 judges as well as that audience. The comedians will be judged on Originality, Stage Presence and Crowd Response. Round One will allow up to 30 contestants. The field will be whittled down to 7 Finalists for Round Two, which will take place the following evening
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2019, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019.
Where: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Buy at https://www.prekindle.com/festivalfeature/id/530585115408594556?18.Sign Up to Compete
About Daryl Littleton: Darryl Littleton began his professional comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio where he created the comedy persona, “D’Militant”. Soon afterwards he became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store and landed a job as D. L. Hughley’s exclusive writer during his tenure as host of BET’s Comic View. Darryl was promoted to writer/producer and penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry. Littleton has appeared on Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment, Mo’Nique, Def Comedy Jam, Loco Comedy Jam, The Parent Hood, Townsend Television, Unsung Hollywood: The Jeffersons, Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, Uptown Comedy Club, Unsung Hollywood: Wayne Brady, Byron Allen’s Comic’s Unleashed and ABC’s America’s Funniest People where he was the Grand Prize Winner. Littleton’s film credits include, Diamond Dawgs and All Lies on Me. For years Darryl Littleton toured Europe and Asia as a stand-up comedian entertaining US military troops. Upon his return he released his comedy CD, Am I Lying?!, won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition on its 20th Anniversary, worked as a commentator for NPR and published his first book, Black Comedians on Black Comedy, is taught at USC and was adapted into the Robert Townsend directed documentary, Why We Laugh where Darryl served as executive producer. Littleton co-hosted the podcast “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant”, toured as a public speaker, produced Black & Blue: The Laff Records Collection and dropped his sophomore album Too Raw for Mainstream along with publishing six additional books: How to Be Funny: The Essential Comedy Handbook; Forefathers, Pimp Down; Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady; Black Revenge, How To Do Stand-Up Comedy: Preserving a Dying Art Form and the satirical graphic novel, “1 Broke Activist: The Adventures of D’Militant – Mein Trump”. Darryl Littleton is a Curator for the Comedy Hall of Fame and an Emmy nominated writer for his work on the documentary, Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing. He is the VP of Talent Acquisitions for the International Cable Broadcast Station, Humor Mill-TV and in the Fall of 2019 his eagerly anticipated, This Day In Comedy: The Ethnic Encyclopedia of Laughter will be released.
What: See Grammy nominated Jazz Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn in concert with special guests Shelley Carrol and Roger Boykin Quartet.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Margo Jones Performance Hall, Texas Woman’s University 1100 oakland street Denton, Texas
Admission: $45 for premium seating and $35 for regular seating via the discounted, pre-sale price. Buy at https://www.prekindle.com/find-tickets/id/530585115384799371?397
About: New York-based performer Jazzmeia Horn is a gifted jazz vocalist with an inventive, scat-influenced style that helped her win both the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. Following her Monk win, she released her Grammy-nominated 2017 debut album A Social Call.
Born in Dallas, Texas in 1991, Horn grew up in a creative, spiritually minded family and was first introduced to singing by her grandmother, a gospel pianist with an abiding love of jazz. Although she sang from an early age, it wasn’t until her teens and attending Dallas Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, that she developed an interest in jazz. Introduced to Sarah Vaughan by her composition class teacher, Horn fell in love with Vaughan’s style and worked to learn her phrasing and inflection. From there, she began listening to other instrumentalists, including John Coltrane and Miles Davis. After high school, she honed her skills studying at Manhattan’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She already gained recognition as a formidable talent during her time in school, and took home several Down Beat student music awards. Graduating in 2009, Horn quickly immersed herself in the New York scene, performing alongside such luminaries as Billy Harper, Delfeayo Marsalis, Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Vincent Herring, and many more. Her latest release, Love and Liberation has quickly risen up the Jazz Charts and is currently Grammy nominated for Best Jazz Album.
What: Music Jam with Fingerprints and Friends! Join the Denton Black Film Festival for a special Saturday-night jam session. Hear live music from the Fingerprints featuring Quentin Moore, KAYWHT, and Katina Butler.
When: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Where: Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, TX 76201.
Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Buy at https://www.prekindle.com/festivalfeature/id/530585115407912481?401
” I could be angry all the time if I think too hard… Part One”
An Exhibition by Artist Vicki Meek
When: Exhibition begins Jan. 22, 2020
Admission: Free and open to the community.
Poetry Get Down and Slam
Join us at one of our most celebrated events! Whether you are a Virgin to the Mic or a Veteran looking to build your Rep, This Open Mic set followed by a Fierce Poetry Slam has it all. Fans will get to experience National level Poets along with the best Emerging Talent in North Texas. Hosted by Chicago-Born Poet Verb Kulture, who’s been featured on TV One Verses and Flow. Begins at 9p.m.
PRIZES: 1ST PLACE -$500 2ND PLACE -$250 3RD PLACE- $100
ENTRY FEE: $25 SIGN UP NOW – ONLY SPACE FOR 12 PARTICIPANTS
CONTACT: FREDERICK NICHELSON – firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Buy at https://www.prekindle.com/festivalfeature/id/530585115407915267?14.