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Take Talks - The Art of the Pitch

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Stage 18 Chicago

2558 West 16th Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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Take Talks is a panel interview and networking series in Chicago that's goal is to encourage you to take your career back into your own hands and discover actionable steps you can use in your film career. We interview and learn from successful filmmakers in Chicago who have been creating your favorite films, web series, and shorts. This series is a wonderful opportunity for networking in a relaxed environment and meeting other like-minded individuals.




Join us for an in-depth discussion on How to Pitch Yourself and Your Work!



You have an idea you're excited about, but now what? How do you actually go about getting it made? Often times, it means bringing in the big guns (ie Investors, Production Companies, and an Audience Base). But who are the power players in the city? How do you get into the room where things happen and decisions are made? How do you convince them to bet on you?! Better yet, how do you bet on yourself?


This Take Talks, we'll invite you into a deep dive conversation on how to pitch yourself and your work, secure funding, and get your project made. We will be highlighting some of Chicago's top filmmaking players changing the game in the film industry. Join us as our panelists pull back the curtain on how to turn ideas into content, content into a proposal, and navigate the entrepreneurship and business of filmmaking.


Take Talks features a guided panel discussion, an open forum Q+A (where you can finally ask that burning question!), and a no pressure but engaging networking environment where you can meet like-minded people who are also looking to create independent content in Chicago.



This month's Take Talks panelists:


Doors open at 6:30PM, and the panel will begin promptly at 7:00PM.




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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Stage 18's official address is 2558 W 16th St, but as they are on a studio lot, the physical entrance is in the back of the warehouse - away from the main lobby, and getting there can be confusing.

Their parking lot is under construction - so if you feel like you're walking up a dark alley by the railroad tracks, you're in the right place. There's security and you are safe - keep going!

DRIVING Parking is ONLY in the large gated lot on the east side of the intersection of Western Ave and 16th St. After you've parked, Walk WEST on 16th past Western Ave - walk underneath the train tracks/overpass. Take a RIGHT immediately after the overpass in to the alley. Continue down the alley past the large stage door on your left. If you arrive at the large sound stage labeled “Stage 18” —> you are in the wrong place, continue farther down the alley! Follow the "Stage 18" signs, go through the chain link fence to the blue double doors. You found it!

UBER/LYFT/CAB Direct your cab to this address: 2508 W 16th St, Chicago, 60608 (you'll see a sign for Cinelease) Direct your cab to head NORTH in to the alley immediately west of the train tracks/overpass. Continue past the large stage door on your left. Have them drop you off next to the cars & chain link fence - you'll see signs for Stage 18. Enter through the blue double doors. You found us!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to 3AM Thoughts Production (3amthoughtsproduction@gmail.com) with any questions regarding this event.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, all sales are final. If you can no longer make it, we encourage attendees to reach out on our Facebook pages for others who may be clamoring for a spot!

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2558 West 16th Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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