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Conversations on Public Relations

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • AMS Pictures Studios


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Women in Film Dallas presents

Conversations on Public Relations

Learn the many aspects of film PR from going to film festivals to getting reviews.
Film and film festival publicists Kelly Kitchens and John Wildman talk to award winning producer/director Liz Franke
about the different ways you can publicize your feature or short film.
Get your work out there!
Come join Conversations on Public Relations.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:30-7:30pm Mixer
7:30-8:30pm Conversation

AMS Pictures
16986 North Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75248

WIFD Members: Free / $5 at the door
Guests: $10 / $15 at the door

Kelly J. Kitchens

As an editor and feature writer, Kelly J. Kitchens found herself engrossed in the North Texas’ arts, entertainment, leisure/hospitality and fund raising events scene in the early and mid-'90s. Her love of film, music, art, theater, and worthy causes drove her to then pursue the publicity side of the media business in 1995. Kelly has been honored as a “master publicist” in the Fort Worth Business Press and a “media professional” in The Dallas Morning News. Celebrating 20 years as an independent arts and entertainment publicist, Kelly's clients have included Dallas International Film Festival, Dallas VideoFest, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas DFW, and the Lone Star Film Festival (Fort Worth).

John Stuart Wildman

John Wildman is a filmmaker, film publicist, and critic. His feature film directorial debut, the grindhouse art-horror THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE was released to critical acclaim in 2015. He was the Senior Publicist for The Film Society of Lincoln Center and FSLC’s New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and the Chaplin Award Gala, the Director of Press and Public Relations for the American Film Institute as well as AFI FEST, and currently does PR for the Dallas International Film Festival, Tallgrass International Film Festival, Oxford FF, and Oak Cliff FF. He is a host on The Daily Buzz NPR broadcast reporting from Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes, and writes a column for entitled “Films Gone Wild.”

Liz Cardenas Franke

Actress, writer and producer, Liz Cardenas Franke, has created six feature films and one short film through her production company, Hungry Bear, and has been a producer on other filmmakers' shorts and features. She is a member of Women in Film, SAG-AFTRA and the Dallas Producers Association and represented by Linda McAlister Talent. She produced this year's DIFF short film jury winner "Minor Setback" and wrote, directed and starred in the 2015 WIFD Chick Flicks Texas Award Winner, "Treading Water." She is a former reporter with The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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