The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia. The events are scheduled for November 4-7, 2011.
What: Nonprofit Storytelling Filmmaking Workshop
When: Monday November 7, 2011 10:30am-11:00pm
Where: World Resources Institute 10 G St NE
Sponsored by Stone Soup Films, a nonprofit film cooperative based in DC, this workshop is a practical look at communications challenges many nonprofits face and how a film can help move the ball forward. This is a hands-on exercise, with real-life scenarios and examples. The workshop will be held at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank. Speaker Info
About the Speaker:
Liz Norton, Director/Founder, Stone Soup Films
Liz Norton was a freelance television producer for over ten years, with a focus on public policy issues. Those programs included several Fred Friendly Seminars for PBS, which explore thorny political and ethical issues in depth and she has also produced for MTV News, educating teens on crime-related issues such as gun control. During the Clinton Administration, Liz was a research director in the White House Office of Communications. In that role, she served as a link between the president, the press and the public, primarily on the issues involving crime and drug policy. Before then she was a researcher on political campaign finances for Common Cause, a non-partisan lobbying organization. For twenty years Liz has been a director of the Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation in Washington DC. She founded Stone Soup Films in early 2008.