Member Since 2021
New Media Film Festival®
Los Angeles Area
“”When it comes to show business, if you want to make a name for yourself, meeting Susan Johnston should be on everyone’s must-do list. She’s one of the pioneering, innovating wonders of the world. For over 20 years, Susan’s gained honors and awards for both bridging the gap between technology and story as well as innovating ideas for the future of media. When Susan Johnston speaks, everyone stops texting-- including Academy members, studio heads, chairs, content creators and moguls.”Great Mind Series, Ilene Proctor
Customer engagement is key to the success of any marketing campaign. Discover how to drum up excitement and participation in your next initiative.
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Companies must strive to be flexible and adaptable to remain relevant and competitive.
With a business strategy centered around sustainability, brands can attract consumers and increase their bottom lines.
Knowing how to self-tape can give you a slighter edge over someone who does not — in connecting, being heard and closing a deal.
With Q1 behind them, business leaders can use Q2 as an opportunity to look ahead at what they want to achieve by mid-year.
Being confident in who you are can go a long way toward ensuring your success.
Building a vision is an ongoing process that can be approached in a number of ways.
Despite rising prices across all industries, consumers will still spend money on the brands they love if they have a good reason.
At a time when most businesses are in "survival mode," it can pay to be the one that's taking risks and innovating.
Let me share with you what I've experienced so you can assess what works for you when it comes to getting ahead in business.
If you've spotted an employee who has "quiet quit" their job, it's not too late to turn things around.
Getting noticed in the increasingly crowded social media realm can be challenging, but there are a few effective strategies that can help.
Each road takes you down a path, but which one gets you where you want to go? Let’s start there. What goals are you seeking with a film festival?
Before getting carried away with an exciting new idea, it's important to confirm it makes business sense to pursue it.
When you pitch a project, you need to know what you’re pitching, who you’re pitching to and what is going on around you.
When applied to business, storytelling can serve as an incredible tool for marketing, pitching, developing thought leadership and more.
The end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on what you've learned and how you can apply it to your business moving forward.
Today there are infinite possibilities with editing and story.
There's a lot of commercial "noise" during the busy holiday season, but these strategies can help your business stand out.
In episodic storytelling, you want people to come back to watch the next episode.
Customer education must be approached with the right tone and content to be effective.
In an industry that moves at breakneck speeds, it helps to have some coping strategies when you're feeling stressed out.
Tell the story you want to share with the world.
The key to modern employee retention really isn’t a secret at all.
There are some things that can make it hard to do business.
A diverse workforce doesn't happen accidentally — you need the right recruiting strategies to bring different types of candidates in the door.
Staying autonomous as your business scales up requires a strong understanding of yourself and your mission — and trust in your team to carry out that mission.
If you're looking into affiliate marketing programs, make sure you understand these essential steps to success.
It's vital for leaders and creatives (especially in cultural industries) to go on adventures.
Despite a high volume of competing events, there are ways to ensure your gathering leaves a lasting impression on attendees.
There's always room for more creators and artists — you just have to know how to market yourself.
A leader’s mindset can make a huge difference in how well a business succeeds during times of uncertainty.
What are your motivations for submitting your content?
If innovation is your goal, you need creativity to flow freely throughout your organization.
In 5D, all of your senses are considered in how a story unfolds.
Read and understand what you are signing before you sign.
Slow growth may seem counterintuitive, but it could actually lead you to greater success.
When you get the call that your venue is closing its doors, it can feel like the ground has opened up beneath your feet.
To rediscover your passion, you might first need to rediscover yourself.
Starting off in these locations can give businesses a better chance at success.
Your content is an extension of yourself — and social media is where you need to be building your brand.
A new perspective could make a big impact on customer satisfaction.
Grace, grit and accountability are necessary for climbing the ladder of success.
There are a myriad of fresh ways to get the word out to potential customers.
Every talent “package” in the film industry is different.
This room is for direction.
Put in the work and stay the course.
All it takes is the right idea to build positive connections.
There is a saying in the business: Leave them wanting more.
A little gratitude can go a long way in business.
As creatives and artists, we are so close to our creations, but do we make sense when we pitch our ideas?
You can’t grow your business without facing a few obstacles along the way.
Thinking more expansively about how you can use your creative talents to achieve your goals is crucial.
Celebrate your big win while also earning your audience’s trust.
It all comes back to finding your fit.
Look for unique opportunities to showcase your work — you may be surprised by the reactions you get.
By using tech intentionally, you can improve your business and the niche in which it operates.
The first thing to always figure out is: What do you have?
These brands are great examples of how to tell your story right.
As noted by SAG Winner, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine, “New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next."