"Month two of quarantine is upon us. Artists still don’t have gigs. As we dwell in this liminal reality, we’ve realized that people need work and purpose. Artists want a commission, not a free lunch. Let’s explore opportunities that empower artists to rejuvenate our society[Read More]
A public crisis often results in a call to action. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest and perhaps largest case in point, hitting every aspect of American society and prompting the need for aid, whether it comes from federal and state government agencies, or from a small restaurant owner serving free meals to the unemployed and homeless.
Some well-known U.S. brands are helping, too, illuminating different ways businesses c[Read More]
The film industry supports 2.1 million jobs in the US alone, with millions more around the globe. A large portion of those workers are freelance, and have now gone months without a paycheck. To help those affected, Reframe the World has launched KEEPGOING[Read More]
Upwork is giving $1M in talent grants to selected organizations working on projects to counter the impact of COVID-19. Through the Work Together Talent Grants Program, Upwork will match organizations with skilled independent professionals to help develop and accelerate projects whose mission is tied directly to mitigating COVID-19’s devastating impact on individuals, communities and economies. The $1M in talent grants will end up as $1M in the hands of the freelancers who are hired to work [Read More]
1606 Studio partner/editor Brian Lagerhausen edited this celebration of 4/20 from Kiva, beautifully directed by Biscuit Filmworks directing duo Joaquin & Lalou, with voice over by Jamie Hill.
Kiva executive creative director Kevin Thomson put it this way: "We wanted to elevate cannabis out of the shadows and move beyond the tired bro culture that can surround the industry - to follow the plant on its journey from farm to infusion. But this couldn't simply be a look under the hood.[Read More]
Here's a fun number from SF's Partners in Crime. They tell us, "This non-profit, public service announcement serves as a celebration of us together during this craziness. We will get through it if we keep our sanity as well as our sense of humor. The only thing more contagious than Covid-19, as it turns out, is creativity. So, stay home and keep yourself healthy, safe and entertained."