Saturday, March 29, 2014

If You Wanna Go Viral...

Here's a TED talk from 2011 that I just watched today.  (One of the greatest things about content on the web.)  In it, Kevin Allocca talks about the keys that make for a video that leaps to millions of views.  For all of you who hope to create a YouTube sensation, it's worth a few minutes.  There's no really new info there, but for me, it helped to see the timelines. Videos are uploaded by the millions. They don't have a "window of opportunity" to hit big.  No Variety first weekend ticket sales determining its future.  It can happen years later.  Enjoy.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Broad Humor MeetUp group in LA
We've started a MeetUp group for all you broads and broad-minded guys who are interested in more events during the year.  First off, you should join the group.  Go to the Los Angeles Broad Humor Women's Comedy Film & Scripts meetup and sign up with us.

Let us know ways that you think you could be helped/supported/entertained/inspired by gatherings in and around LA.  You can also propose to us an event you'd be interested in organizing.  At the moment, we are considering writing workshops and sessions, iPhone filmmaking, screenplay readings, technical workshops.  More ideas are welcome. 

More Sponsors on Board for the 2014 Broad Humor Film Fest

Things are already shaping up for our 2014 festival on September 5-7.  We're extremely happy that our sponsors from last year are on board again this year.  A big shout out to the Write Bros. at for donating great MovieMagic Screenwriter software for our winning screenwriters and filmmakers.

Nancy's Yogurt will be sending us high quality canvas filmmaker bags again - Sustainable, organic and "broad-friendly."  They're also sending some promo coupons for free samples of their probiotic yogurt.

We're also getting promo coupons from Goodbelly again.  Some other companies have indicated they're on board and we'll keep you informed as we gear up for another fun and funny year of comedies by women.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Broads Screening at Madrid Short Film Week

Last year, we screened 5 films from Madrid en corto (Madrid Short Film Week), a sister festival of shorts in Spain.  Their 2014 event May 20-25 is coming up and they will be screening some of our Broads' films: Slap, Goldfish Love, Thank You For Washing, and Reunion.  Congrats go out to Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Elin Grönblom, Camille Brown, and Hilary Barraford. The more folks see comedies by women, the better!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women's Award Acceptance Speeches

I've heard lots of folks talking about Cate Blanchett's speech at the Oscars where she points out that films with women at the center do make money.  I found her comment rather mild, and yet from the reactions on the faces of women in the audience and among my friends, you'd think she has issued a Pussy Riot manifesto.

Lupita Nyong'o gave a most amazing speech, not at the Oscars which was emotional and sweet, but her speech at the Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood event where she talks about beauty.