Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My First Industry Voting Experience (updated)

UPDATE 2/12/18: I just received notification that I have been selected to volunteer all day at the Spirit Awards! I will see the program live, and see all the celebrities in attendance. I'm very happy to be a part of a production that is the Oscars of the Indie film world.

I became a member of Film Independent a few months ago so that I could establish myself as an 'industry peer' when it comes to reviewing films, attending special screenings, and actually voting for the Independent Spirit Awards. Over the past several weeks, I have been watching films that have been nominated for the upcoming awards, and I have been volunteering at the screening series as well. So I have been busy with these new responsibilities and enjoying this experience as well. I'm happy to report that I participated in my first voting duties for Film Independent, and it was seamless and fun. Now, if luck is on my side, which it has been as of late, I will be selected to help volunteer at the Spirit Awards on March 3rd. Part of my volunteer work at the recent Spirit Awards screening series at the Arclight in Culver City is a prerequisite before being selected to help at the awards show. Since I did three separate volunteer shifts, and another volunteer stint next week at the Director's Close Up 2018 talks, I think I'll make the cut. And in doing so, I will have met and exceeded some personal goals I have in being a part, even a small part, of the entertainment industry.

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