12 Feb

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12 Feb

Power Mac Center presents ​​‘Cinemansanas’

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Premier Apple reseller Power Mac Center launches Cinemansanas, a campaign for aspiring and established artists who have a vision in storytelling through film in the digital age. Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops, live demos, and an ultimate art challenge.

This year, Cinemansanas dares artists to defy convention and create a short film using Apple devices. The digital short competition calls for short film entries with the theme “Designing for a Bold New World.” Entries may be executed in any form, i.e., documentary, narrative fiction, and the like as long as they are original and shot and edited using Apple devices.

The contest has two main categories. The Student Category is open to all officially enrolled High School and College/University students while the Professional Category is for local residents. All finalists in the Student and Professional categories will qualify to win the People’s Choice Award.

Power Mac Center aims to honor the brightest and best local talents in contemporary creativity further by participating at the Adobo Design Awards Asia (ADAA) Open/Theme category: Digital Short Film. Student entries are automatically eligible to win the much coveted ADAA recognition (Student category) while professionals will have to pay a nominal fee of Php500 for their category.

“Power Mac Center challenges everyone to reconnect with their inner artist. We need a new breed of storytellers now and with the amazing things you can do on the iPad and iPhone, the only limit is your creativity,” said Joey Alvarez, Marketing Director of Power Mac Center.

The Student Category Diamond Award winner will receive Php30,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards, while the Professional Category Diamond Award winner will take home Php50,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards. Runners-up in both categories will get Power Mac Center Gift Cards and products as well. Meanwhile, special prizes await winners of the Adobo Design Award for Digital Short (Student and Professional categories) and the People’s Choice Award.

The deadline for submission of entries is on March 20, 2016. For the registration form and full contest mechanics, visit www.powermaccenter.com.

As in the previous year, Pixelworx Cinemansanas will feature a series of workshops led by brand ambassadors, as well as live demo sessions in select Power Mac Center stores. This year’s workshops will showcase some of the country’s premier figures in the film industry.

The chosen Pixelworx ambassadors are Erik Matti for Direction, Yam Laranas for Cinematography, Ricky Lee for Scriptwriting, and Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez for Film Production. It is a rare opportunity to have these distinguished film artists share their unconventional way of visual storytelling to equip participants with valuable skills that can help in their own filmmaking.

 

Apart from the workshops, also scheduled are in-store activities featuring live demonstrations of apps used for filmmaking. Topics include Digital Filmmaking with iMovie, Musical Scoring with GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X for Mac OS. This will show how Apple devices can be used as instruments in crafting in any chosen medium, particularly in creating film masterpieces.

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Interested participants may check the Power Mac Center social media accounts for the online registration announcement.

For more information, visit any Power Mac Center branch, or go to www.powermaccenter.com or call 855-8888.

09 Feb

Creative Entrepreneurs Summit

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What are the details of the event?

What:  Creative Entrepreneurs Summit
When: March 5, 2016 (Saturday), 1PM to 5PM
Where: Commune Café, 36 Polaris corner Durban Streets,  Poblacion, Makati City

What is the Creative Entrepreneurs Summit?

The Creative Entrepreneurs Summit is a gathering of creative professionals and aspiring creative minds intent to start a business that capitalizes on their talent and passions.

The event will feature creative professionals  who do not subscribe to the common notion that you need to starve to be an artist or work in the creative industry. They will share their experiences as a creative entrepreneur and serve as a source of learning and inspiration— something like a pep talk with both business sense and imaginative panache.

For our 2nd Creative Entrepreneurs Summit, Writer’s Block Philippines is proud to announce that we will have fashion photographer Niccolo Cosme and performance artist Carlos Celdran as our guest speakers. Niccolo and Carlos will give participants that needed fist pump to take the first leap (it’s never just a “baby step”) to starting their creative enterprise.

Why is this important for aspiring creative entrepreneurs?

We at Writer’s Block Philippines believe that you can do what you love and love what you do. We have, after all, been writing for a living (cumulatively) for more than 15 years.

But…we all know about the starving artists stereotype, the notion that the trade off of a creative mind is the absence of business acumen.

We believe that running a creative enterprise can be taught. But to think like a creative entrepreneur, one needs to learn from other creative entrepreneurs how to create a balance between passion and profit.

For our 2nd Writer’s Block Creative Entrepreneurs Summit, we have gathered creative geniuses, Niccolo Cosme and Carlos Celdran for a group huddle. We’ve asked them to share their experience of setting up, managing and sustaining a creative enterprise. They want to show you that if they can do, then you can, too.

Who can attend the event?

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a creative professional, then you should not miss this event! It’s the perfect learning opportunity for those who have started their own creative business venture or have been dreaming of doing so, but just don’t know where to start.

 How much is the registration fee?

There is a P500 fee per head, which covers entrance and coffee to keep the creative juices flowing.

How do I reserve a slot?

Simply sign up in our online registration form to reserve a seat.

How can I pay for the workshop? 

You may settle the workshop fee by making a deposit to our bank account. Details as follows:

Bank: BPI
Account name: Writer’s Block Training Services
Account number: Savings account 1759 0377 11

If you have the BPI app on your phone, you can also pay via bank transfer without having to enroll our account in your Bills Payment Roster. Simply click on the option, “Transfer to Anyone”.

Once you’ve made the deposit/funds transfer, please email us a copy of the deposit slip/screen cap so we can confirm your slot.

You may also pay through Paypal.

Is there a deadline for signing up?

There is no deadline but please note that we will close the registration once all the slots have been filled up. Walk-in participants will only be accommodated if there are still available slots.

Who is hosting the event?

It will be conducted by Writer’s Block Philippines, a duo of editors and communicators who have collectively had more than 20 years of experience in freelance lifestyle and corporate writing.

Ana P. Santos: reproductive health rights and women’s issues

Ana has had over 12 years experience in advertising and marketing communications. In 2010, she left her position as Assistant Vice President of a financial institution to pursue a career as a writer.

Her longform narratives on women’s issues, sexual reproductive health rights and migrant mothers has been published in The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, among others. She has a regular column in Rappler called DASH of SAS, a spin-off of her blog, Sex and Sensibilities.com

In 2014, Ana was named the Persephone Miel Fellow by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. For her multi-media project, “Who Takes Care of Nanny’s Children?”, Ana wrote a series of stories about migrant mothers in Dubai, UAE and Paris, France. She is currently working on another Pulitzer Center grant, “HIV in the Philippines: State of Emergency”.

Nikka Sarthou-Lainez: lifestyle / travel

Nikka has over 10 years of experience in writing for various online and print publications, as well as developing content for corporate clients. She is currently a full-time freelance editor/writer handling independent projects and corporate accounts.

In 2012, she was chosen as one of the five Asian representatives for Moleskine’s Modern Nomads and was included in its exhibition of travel writers’ kits where some of her travel paraphernalia were shown on display. She was the only featured travel writer from the Philippines, the others were from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Her feature pieces have appeared in local publications like asianTraveler, Travelife, Spark, Celebrity Mom, Business World, Highlife, Metro, Metro Society, ClicktheCity.com, Spot.ph, Herword.com, Homegrown.ph, GMA News Online and Rappler. She has also been published in Filipino publications abroad such as Filipino Star News in Michigan, Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, and Dubai-based magazine Illustrado.

She is currently a Contributing Editor in Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air.

Who do I contact for more information about the workshop?

You can call us through this number (0917) 397.9927 or email [email protected] You can also check out our website: www.writersblockphilippines.com.

29 Jan

Evan Tan of Freelancer.com will be back as our workshop guest speaker!


Evan Tan

Here’s another good reason to sign up for our upcoming workshop, Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career. Evan Tan will be back as our guest speaker!

Evan Tan is the Regional Director for Southeast Asia of Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing marketplace in terms of users and projects.

As a seasoned communications professional, he has written for and contributed to various publications such as the Manila Times, Philippines Graphic, 2nd Opinion Magazine, e27, and Catalyst Asia. He has been featured in different media locally and regionally, such as Channel News Asia, Bloomberg Malaysia, Star World, Interaksyon, GMA News, and WhenInManila, among many others.

He is an Executive Committee member of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an industry organization of businesses of, by, and for the LGBT in the Philippines.

Discover more freelancing tips from Evan in our upcoming workshop, Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career happening on February 20, 2016, Saturday, at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. The workshop will run from 1pm to 6pm and will cover practical tips on freelancing and how to write a story pitch that will get editors to notice you. Participants should be at least 18 years old.

For inquiries, contact (0917) 397.9927 or email [email protected] 

25 Jan

“Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career” and make a living out of writing

Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2016

The term “starving artist” wasn’t coined for no reason. There is a misconception that being an artist won’t make for a sustainable career—and that includes writers.

But the ever-changing media landscape has enabled freelancers to explore new possibilities, making full-time freelance writing possible—and not just writing on the side to help augment daily expenses.

Just ask Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, two freelance writers who put up Writer’s Block Philippines in 2010, an organization dedicated to empowering writers, communicators, and creative entrepreneurs.

“Back then, we just wanted to create a venue for writers to hone their craft. We wanted to share our stories on discovering the ins and outs of freelance writing and getting published that’s why we organized our flagship workshop, ‘Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career,’” said Santos, a journalist who focuses on women and gender issues.

Santos is a regular columnist in Rappler and Working Mom and as the 2014 Persephone Miel Fellow for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, her work has been published in The Atlantic and The Washington Post.

Six years and hundreds of workshop participants later, Writer’s Block Philippines has become top of mind in giving aspiring writers practical tips on starting a freelance writing career.

“Whether you are a college-age student, a hardworking millennial, or finally finding your passion late in life, ‘Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career’ can help you take that first step in fulfilling your freelance dreams. We’ll change your mindset, and hopefully, instill in you the discipline required for it,” said Sarthou-Lainez, a lifestyle writer.

Sarthou-Lainez was chosen as one of the five Asian representatives for Moleskine’s Modern Nomads in 2012. She is currently a Contributing Editor in Smile magazine and she also writes for various online and print publications.

The duo both left their respective careers to pursue their passion to become full-time freelance writers and put up Writer’s Block Philippines in 2010.

Santos once held the position of Assistant Vice-President of a financial institution and Sarthou-Lainez was once with a publishing firm.

“Our day jobs were actually crucial in preparing us for the world of freelancing,” said Santos.

“School did not teach us about freelancing,” agreed Sarthou-Lainez. “Our past careers and life experiences fueled our passions to thrive in this unpredictable freelance industry.”

Writer’s Block Philippines will be holding its first run of Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career for the year on February 20, 2016, Saturday, at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. The workshop will run from 1pm to 6pm and will cover practical tips on freelancing and how to write a story pitch that will get editors to notice you. Participants should be at least 18 years old.

This event is made possible by Fully Booked and ClickTheCity.com.

22 Jan

JUMPSTART YOUR FREELANCE WRITING CAREER (2016): Guide to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career 2016

What are the details of the workshop?

What: Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career
When: February 20, 2016 (Saturday),
 1PM to 6PM
Where: U-View (basement), Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Who is this workshop for? How will this workshop benefit me if I am –

An aspiring writer who has not yet been published
“Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career” (JYFWC) has very practical tips on how to get published, finding stories, and living a sustainable life as a creative entrepreneur. It also aims to dispel the myths—and highlight the realities of freelance writing and help the participant start out with the proper mind frame needed to start a career as a writer.

Already working as a freelance or full-time writer
JYFWC is all about creating a career as a writer. If you are already working as a freelance or full-time writer, this workshop can help you learn about the other different writing opportunities that are available, to help diversify your income.

You will also learn how to market and brand yourself as a writer.

Who should attend the event?

You don’t have to be a published writer to join the workshop. As long as you have an interest in pursuing writing as a career—and are 18 years old or above—you can sign up for the event.

This is especially ideal for the following:
• freelance writers
• bloggers
• employees and stay-at-home folks who want to write on the side
• retirees who want to pursue writing

How much is the registration fee?
There is a PHP2,000 fee per person, which simply covers the course fee. We’ll take care of the substance, but you take care of your sustenance, that okay?

How can I reserve a seat?
Simply sign up through our online registration form to signify your interest and we’ll email you the details on how to confirm a slot.

How can I pay for the workshop?
You may settle the workshop fee by making a deposit to our bank account or via Paypal. Details as follows:

Bank: BPI
Account name: Writer’s Block Training Services
Account number: Savings account 1759 0377 11

If you have the BPI app on your phone, you can also pay via bank transfer without having to enroll our account in your Bills Payment Roster. Simply click on the option, “Transfer to Anyone”.

Once you’ve made the deposit/funds transfer, please notify us of your transaction by emailing us a copy of the deposit slip/screen cap so we can confirm your slot.

You may also pay via Paypal, which has a payment feature in our website (writersblockphilippines.com).

Is there a deadline for signing up?
There is no deadline but please note that we will close the registration once all the slots have been filled up. Walk-in participants who will pay on the day itself will only be accommodated if there are still available slots.

Who is hosting the event?
It will be conducted by Writer’s Block Philippines, a duo of editors and communicators who have collectively had more than 20 years of experience in freelance lifestyle and corporate writing.

Ana P. Santos: reproductive health rights and women’s issues
Ana has had over 12 years experience in advertising and marketing communications. She left her post as Assistant Vice President of a financial institution five years ago to pursue a career as a freelance writer.

As an independent journalist and foreign correspondent covering sexual health rights and women’s issues, Ana has received media grants from Newsbreak, Probe Media Foundation and the Philippine Press Institute to cover population and development issues.

Most recently, she was named the 2014 Persephone Miel Fellow by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Ana has regular columns in Rappler and Working Mom while some of her full-length features have been published in the Washington Post and Foreign Policy.

Nikka Sarthou-Lainez: lifestyle / travel
Nikka has over 10 years of experience in writing for various online and print publications, as well as developing content for corporate clients. She is currently a full-time freelance editor/writer handling independent projects and corporate accounts.

In 2012, she was chosen as one of the five Asian representatives for Moleskine’s Modern Nomads and was included in its exhibition of travel writers’ kits where some of her travel paraphernalia were shown on display. She was the only featured travel writer from the Philippines, the others were from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Her feature pieces have appeared in local publications like asianTraveler, Travelife, Spark, Celebrity Mom, Business World, Highlife, Metro, Metro Society, ClicktheCity.com, Spot.ph, Herword.com, Homegrown.ph, GMA News Online and Rappler. She has also been published in Filipino publications abroad such as Filipino Star News in Michigan, Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, and Dubai-based magazine Illustrado.

She is currently a Contributing Editor in Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air.

Who do I contact for more information about the workshop?
You can call us through this number (0917) 397.9927 or email [email protected] You can also check out our website: www.writersblockphilippines.com.

08 Oct

Get to know our guest speaker for FEATURE WRITING 101

Candice Lopez-Quimpo

Here’s another good reason to sign up for FEATURE WRITING 101…

Candice Lopez-Quimpo will be our guest speaker!

Candice has been working as a writer and editor for more than 15 years. Early work were mostly personality profiles and lifestyle features for local glossy magazines, such as Preview, Mega and Metro, Smart Parenting, Good Housekeeping, FHM, and Entrepreneur, as well as the foreign-based publications like Illustrado. The recent years have seen her byline in stellar online publications such as CNN Travel, Rappler.com, and Coconuts Manila. Her last long-term editorial work was to establish, direct, and manage the content production for a startup online entrepreneurial magazine, Homegrown.ph. These days, she is an independent editorial consultant to fledgling brands as well as a freelance copyeditor for websites. She still contributes as a writer to publications, both print and online.

When she is not writing editorially, she is tackling marketing and corporate communications requirements like advertorial copy, AVP scripts, and brochure production.

She is a freelance professional with two kids.

Sign up for our upcoming workshop to discover her feature writing tips and tricks!

For inquiries, email [email protected] or contact 0917.397.9927.

27 Sep

Are you ready for another run of FEATURE WRITING 101?

Feature Writing 101

There are many reasons for writing a story and just as many ways to do it. Whether you are writing to entertain, inform, expose, a story should always be written in a way that is memorable and easy to understand.

Writer’s Block Philippines, an organization that is committed to helping aspiring writers and communicators write their stories in a most engaging way possible is holding a second run of its Feature Writing 101 workshop.

The writing workshop scheduled for October 17, 2015, Saturday will have sessions on the different kinds of feature stories and will share best practices on how to put the needed punch to make your story memorable.

“A feature article is not about hard news. It has room for more creativity, expression but should still be anchored on solid facts or current trends. It informs on a deeper level,” said Ana P. Santos, co-founder of Writer’s Block Philippines and the 2014 Persephone Miel Fellow of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C.

“From our own experience, feature articles cover personal essays, travel logs as well as other narratives. Whatever form it takes, the basics of good writing and expression apply,” said Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, co-founder of Writer’s Block Philippines and a Contributing Editor in Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air.

No professional writing experience required; just an open mind and a story idea. Oh, and you have to be 18 and above to attend.

Feature Writing 101 will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1pm-6pm at U-View, Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.

Registration is now open and there are only limited slots available! For inquiries and reservations, email [email protected] or contact 0917.397.9927.

Visit www.writersblockphilippines.com for more details.

This event is made possible by Fully Booked, 2nd Avenue, BusinessWorld, ClicktheCity.com, and Rappler.

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