Social Media Workshop “How To Create A Buzz For your Film” at 6th Annual La Femme International Film Festival

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The Festival will be honoring Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to do with it, Green Lantern), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Scoundrels), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Loretta Devine and Maggie Wheeler (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) at the festival’s Awards Ceremony

George Mc Quade, Moderator

“Engaging film enthusiasts about your movies and projects is critical,” said Panel Moderator George Mc Quade, V.P. MAYO Communications

MAYO Communications announced today it is sponsoring the first social media workshop at the 6th Annual La Femme International Film Festival, October 16th, 10 AM to Noon, Hollywood, CA, The four-day event (Oct. 14-17th), will be held at the Renberg Theatre, 1125 N McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA, 90038.

“Now that you have your film completed, trailer, website and traditional media, don’t forget to engage your biggest fans via social media,” said George Mc Quade, social media workshop moderator. “Engaging film enthusiasts about your movies or projects is critical to a successful campaign. This year the Film Festival is presenting a timely social media workshop to help filmmakers optimize content and buzz about their movies projects.” The seminar “How to market and sell your film” is expected to be sold out.

“Now that you have your film completed, trailer, website and traditional media, don’t forget to engage your biggest fans via social media,” said George Mc Quade, social media workshop moderator. “Engaging film enthusiasts about your movies or projects is critical to a successful campaign. This year the Film Festival is presenting a timely social media workshop to help filmmakers optimize content and buzz about their movies projects.” The seminar “How to market and sell your film” is expected to be sold out.

The two hour program and film media workshop panel features actors, directors, producers, webisode producers, SEO experts, Online social media experts, film publicists with cutting edge techniques for brand awareness, better ROI and tracking of films with little or no budgets. The workshop is for beginners and the experienced.

The panelists, who will offer social media insider tips about Online tools for film marketing will include:

Mekahlo Medina - Mekahlo Medina, news anchor/reporter KNBCLA. Mekahlo Medina currently serves as anchor of KNBC's avant-garde digital service, "News Raw." "News Raw" allows viewers to join KNBCLA staff and journalists as they decide what news stories will be covered each day and what was going on behind-the-scenes when the stories were covered. Available on KNBC's digital channel 4.4 and on the station's web site, http://www.nbc4.tv, "News Raw" provides news updates throughout the day and also takes a look at what's "hot" on the Internet. Medina joined KNBC in January 2006 to front this new endeavor. Prior to KNBC Medina work in TV news in Minnesota, Arizona, and New Mexico markets.

Gautam Chandna -- Gotham Chandna is an International Social Media and Digital PR Guru and the force behind Cloud 21 PR (http://www.cloud21.com) . He is currently involved in devising and implementing successful Social Media strategies for clients ranging from Actors, Filmmakers, Fashion Designers, Corporations and Retail establishments. He has been involved in online marketing since 2000, social media and blogging since 2003. He is currently ranked in the Top 100 Digital PR professionals on Twitter.

Kristina Hughes (SAG / AFTRA) - actress, entrepreneur, author, producer, casting coordinator and publicity director. Kristina is the co-founder of Holdon Log - "The Standard in Performer Organizational Tools"; the leader in business and marketing products and services for the Entertainment Industry. Kristina's acting credits include appearances in numerous network, studio and independent projects like Boston Legal, Old School and Green River. Look for Kristina in the soon-to-be-released interpolated rotoscoped film, Helicon and the mega-hit series The Resolve and Vegan 101.

Henna Merchant - the Principal of Clicked Digital PR & Marketing Communications, an agency that combines digital influence, social and traditional media, public relations, and marketing to produce a persuasive communications mix. Clicked experience extends across many industries ranging from emerging online technology start-ups to real estate brokers, medical real estate developers, and nonprofits.

Brian Vermeire (AFTRA) wears many hats in the Entertainment Industry as a writer, producer, executive producer, host and actor for various networks/production companies such as FOX, The Disney Channel, The Family Channel, Vin DiBona Productions and HombreTV. Brian is also a respected stand-up comedian known in the Los Angeles market as the "sharp and witty comedian with a 'late night-style' talk show host appeal." Brian is the CEO of Holdon Log ~ the Entertainment Industry's number one provider of organizational logbooks and Webware (http://www.PerformerTrack.com) for performers. Brian has traveled as a seminar leader or guest speaker for SAG Conservatory, SAG Foundation, The Actor's Network and Children in Film to name a few.

Amber J. Lawson, who manages the comedy channel at babelgum.com and has thus overseen as executive producer comedy shorts by Landline TV, original content like Date A Human.com, and the second seasons of The Crew and Old Friends. Prior to Babelgum, Lawson was VP of Programming at Mania TV and a comedy producer with National Lampoon. There's more than 800 hours of hand-picked films and film-related programming on the site. Babelgum’s films products feature action and adventure, animation and anime, classics, comedy, clips and interviews, documentary, drama, horror and thriller short films.

About La Femme International Film Festival

LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers' platforming their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment desiring to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography.For more info visit http://www.Lafemme.org. For press credentials call Donna Hull at 213-926-3301 or email llapage@lafemme.org. For the seminars and event details visit: 2010 Event Program, 2010 Seminars, 2010 Party Schedule and 2010 Screening Schedule.

About MAYO
MAYO Communications (http://www.MayoCommunications.com) is a full service marketing communications and PR firm with offices in San Diego and New York, serving celebrity, corporate and nonprofit clients. The MAYO niche: Media placement, media training and social media. “We don’t guarantee media, we just get it!”

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