Creating Compelling Web Content with the Head Writer and Executive Producer of THE GOLDEN GIRLS
BDA's Digital Salon Series features prominent members of our community for an engaging evening of networking, community and inspirational presentations. Check out the entire series.
Join us for an exciting evening with a television legend who lives right here in Boulder! At our first Digital Salon of 2018, Marc Sotkin will regale us with tales not only of his trials and tribulations working on one of the most iconic television series (The Golden Girls), but also what it's like creating content in the 21st century. Marc's presentation will be relevant to anyone telling stories online. BDA's Digital Salons are a fun and unique hybrid of schmoozing and networking, art and technology, entertainment and education. These events bring together people from all different disciplines - filmmakers, photographers, web designers, mobile app developers, and many more!
- 6pm - 6:30pm: networking with light refreshments
- 6:45pm - 7:30pm: presentation by Marc Sotkin
- 7:30pm: Q & A and discussion
There'll be ample time to meet new people, as well as enjoy great snacks and drinks, together with a live presentation by Marc Sotkin. In addition, you'll also have an opportunity to address the crowd if you have a project to showcase, a job to offer, or crew positions you'd like to fill! If you do want to speak that night (for up to sixty seconds), please arrive early to get your place on the sign-up sheet, as time is limited!
We encourage you to arrive early at our Digital Salons to ensure getting a seat! PLEASE BE ADVISED that this presentation might contain adult content and language.
As Marc writes:
Yes, you can create small online, but to create big, you still need the gatekeepers. You need their money and their distribution. Some of the gatekeepers have changed. There are more of them. And yes, it would be great if Tim Ferriss liked your blog and a million people came to your site. But even he makes his money selling books that are published by mainstream publishers. It really depends on whether you want to make art or make art and money. This talk will be peppered with stories of how it used to be - getting to The Golden Girls etc. - and how things are now. And of course - what it takes to recruit a team to create online!
Presented By Marc Sotkin
Marc Sotkin began his writing career in 1976 and has been a staff writer and producer on more than 350 episodes of various situation comedies for every television network. His credits include Laverne & Shirley, The Golden Girls, as well as co-writing and producing two Garry Shandling specials for Showtime. He has been honored with multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Cable Ace award nominations and has won a prestigious Writers Guild Award.
Marc was an early adopter and started creating content for the web in 1997 as Founder and CEO of Talentstream.com. In 2008 he began writing, producing and appearing in 109 episodes of his weekly Boomer Alley videos ( http://boomeralley.com ). In addition he hosted Boomer Alley Radio which aired weekly in Los Angeles, Colorado, and podcast to the world.
He has written two novels, The Comatose Adventures of Lenny Rose, and With Time Off For Bad Behavior. He recently launched a new multi-media ebook, The Improbables which is free and available for download.
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