Level Up Speed Networking


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Level Up Speed Networking

10-21-23 | 10:00 am 6:00 pm PDT

On October 21st Women In Media will host a vetted group of Camera Department members for a day of speed networking at Quasar Learning Center in Downtown LA. This event is to help mid range and high end producers, directors, production companies, as well as advertising agencies meet and hire more women and gender nonconforming cinematographers.  

Many of our members are working regularly as AC’s, camera operators, etc. and want cinematography credits on higher production value projects so they can re-rate as cinematographers.  They are working on short films, spec commercials, and low budget indies, but just need that break to Level UP!

Pre Event Vetting

You must apply to attend this speed networking event. Please pay the non refundable, nominal fee below, and fill out this form. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified if you are accepted for this event. The speed networking event itself is complimentary.

Who Should Apply

We are looking for members in the camera department who have lensed a number of shorts, and/or at least one feature, and/or commercials/branded content who are ready to move up the food chain to higher production value projects. Union preferred, but non union with great reels and experience will be considered. Spec work is also acceptable.

We will be vetting your CrewList profile, so please make sure it’s up to date and includes work that you would show a production company, ad agency, or director.  Please review the CrewList Guidelines and check that your profile is current before filling out the application.

You must be a Women In Media member to participate.  We will be sending acceptance emails with the event location. To apply for WiM membership: https://womennmedia.com/join/

Who Will Be Reviewing Your Work At The Event

20 people in a position to hire DP’s will be looking at people’s work on their laptops or other portable device and get to know their work and the DP personally for about 10 minutes.  Be sure that you have one or two short (90 second) reels to show them. A contact sheet will be sent to everyone who participates and opts in. Make sure that your profile is up to date, and looking spiffy.

Please be advised that all events hosted by Women in Media may be recorded and distributed for promotional purposes. Your voluntary participation in such events authorizes and acknowledges Women in Media and their event partner’s exclusive rights of ownership and use of all recordings.

Important Dates

Early Submission Deadline ~ September 7th $15

Regular Submission Deadline ~ September 14th $30

Late Submission Deadline ~ October 5th $50

Acceptance notifications sent out ~ October 15th

About Level Up

Level Up is Women In Media’s member lead initiative, focused on forwarding the careers of our members in the camera department.

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