Why join the Coalition?
Because we are changing the way
Colorado makes media. Without meaningful education and networking
across all levels and players, we may never create the kind of
significant industry that will guarantee we can continue doing
what we love in a place we adore.
It's time to stop talking
about the burgeoning industry and start building it.
As media-makers, the Coalition
sees the value of educating and bridge-building by telling our
stories and sharing our wisdom with aspiring Colorado filmmakers
and interested arts supporters.
Is this a mission you can
Have you successfully raised
financing for a project? Did one of your projects feature top-tier
talent? Did you do the festival circuit? Landed distribution?
Maybe you've pitched a TV show or a web series and partnered with
a production company to make it.
If you think you might be
a match for CoSFIC, drop us an email. We'd love to share with
you how membership can enhance your work as well as your industry.
An exceptional, competitive, elevated Colorado media production
industry--that's something we all benefit from.
What's the commitment?
Twice a year, you'll be asked to teach a class or present
at a Supporters Event. Share your expertise. Create the future.
CoSFIC's Advisors are professional media-makers.
The Coaltion is a collective resource of experienced, successful businesspeople
and mentors whose projects have:
- Secured millions of dollars in financing
- Featured top-tier actors and crew
- Garnered major festival exposure
- Landed theatrical, DVD, and cable distribution
- Won critical acclaim and awards
CoSFIC Advisors know how to develop, package,
cast, crew, budget, produce, market, contract, and deliver.
CoSFIC's goal is to combine and disseminate our
knowledge base in an effort to elevate the media-making potential
in Colorado. We know it's time to build the bridge between professional
expertise and our fellow media-makers' aspirations.
The only way to develop Colorado's media industry
is to demonstrate that it's successful. The only way to be successful
is to make media that is competitive in the marketplace. Helping to
create a professional, business-minded community is CoSFIC's mission.
Our Advisors pledge to offer classes to those
who want to rise higher in this ultra-competitive industry. We are
dedicated to educating potential investors on identifying and developing
the most viable opportunities.
The Coalition offers guidance at all levels,
and while we are neither representatives nor producers looking for
projects, we know that by illuminating the path of others, our entire
community will be elevated.
Want to join?
Trai Cartwright, MFA, is a 25-year entertainment industry
professional. As a Hollywood development executive, Trai has consulted
on thousands of screenplays for HBO, Fox, Paramount, Universal,
and New Line. She has produced three indie movies and optioned her
own screenplays to Academy- and Emmy-award winning producers. In
addition, she was Assistant Director of Leonardo DiCaprio's online
ventures and the Manager of 20th Century Fox Mobile Studios. She
currently teaches screenwriting, creative writing, and film studies
at Colorado Film School and University of Northern Colorado, and
consults one-on-one with novelists and screenwriters across the
nation. She also is the creator of the Colorado Script Exchange
(www.coscriptexchange.com) Trai can be found at www.craftwrite.com.
Thomas, MBA, brings more than 22 years of international business
experience in over 42 countries to the process. His unique perspective
and creativity offers an innovative approach to the industry. The
recipient of a Telly and a Peoples Choice Award, Art has co-produced
The Shadow Walkers, a film distributed by Lionsgate. Art
was selected as one of 20 Diversity Fellows for the N.A.T.P.E. LATV
Conference. In 2010, he was selected by the Governors office
as one of 40 industry experts to participate on Colorados
Creative Economy Panel representing the TV and film sector. In addition
to writing and producing, Art teaches at numerous Colorado institutions
of higher learning including Metropolitan State University of Denver,
The Colorado Film School, and the University of Denver. www.mainmanfilms.com
Kevin Shand is a Producer and partner in Main Man Films based
in Englewood, Colorado. He joined Main Man Films in 2011 after
spending almost a decade as a film commissioner in California
and Colorado. Kevin was one of the first six film commissioners
globally to earn the designation of "Certified Film Commissioner"
from the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).
He has also served as a member of the AFIC Board of Directors
and various AFCI committees including the Locations Trade Show,
Cineposium and Membership committees. Kevin's efforts lead to
the filming "Imagine That" and "Resurrecting the
Champ" in Denver in addition to countless commercials and
still photo shoots. www.mainmanfilms.com
Roberts has been creating, producing and directing film and
video productions for more than 16 years. Creative and versatile,
his work has garnered more than 5 national Telly Awards, four
regional Emmy Awards, SIAA Gold Medal Award and a national finalist
designation from the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau. His experience
includes production of documentaries, creation of television commercial
campaigns, creation of television programs, production of short
films and music videos. Roberts is highly skilled at operating
a broad variety of film and video cameras and editing equipment.
His sharply honed technical skills and talent for creative storytelling
produce polished and entertaining results. www.crescentsunpictures.com
Charmatz founded Mediaxiom LLC, a media consultancy and multi-platform
production company, in 2010. Charmatz is an expert in research,
marketing, original programming; new programming models; broadband
video and infrastructure; multi-platform displays; interactive
media; and media ecosystems. Charmatz has also worked for Starz
Entertainment in a variety senior executive positions. He also
was the EVP/COO of ASI Entertainment, the premiere televisual
media research and analysis firm in L.A. As VP of Site Planning
for Nickelodeon Online, Charmatz planned the design of the Nick
Jr. Parents, Nick at Nite, and TV Land websites. In addition,
he held positions at MTV Networks, A&E TV Networks, and Turner
Broadcasting. He currently serves as the SVP of the Global Down
Syndrome Foundation and Chief Product Officer of IWT, Inc. www.mediaxiom.com