Calendar

May
28
Sat
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Closed in observation of Memorial Day.

Jun
2
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

TV & Spec Pilot Draft Intensive
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TV & Spec Pilot Draft Intensive @ Kelso | Washington | United States

TV Spec & Pilot Draft Intensive

This course is perfect for writers who have completed an outline and are ready to write their TV spec or pilot draft while reviewing and revising core structure and other key elements.

Starting with a pre-class PREP week, writers will read a selected comedy or drama script chosen by the Instructor as well as hand in their outline in its current incarnation in order to receive notes the first day of class.  In SESSION 2, writers will receive notes on pages from the instructor and their peers on the first half of their scripts; in the 3rd SESSION, writers will receive note on the second half of their scripts.

Lessons focus on: Structure, Act Outs, Set up, Character Development, Dynamic Relationships, Conflict/Stakes, Amping Emotion and/or Comedy, Scene Techniques, and include In Class Exercises.

COST: $450.00

Limit 8 writers

Click HERE for our entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
4
Sat
The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline @ Kelso | Washington | United States

The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline

In this intensive 6-week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools. This applicable and hands-on course will help prepare you for staffing, development, and studio writing program applications, as well as give you tools that will be useful in your development process throughout your career.Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas & Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

…and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts while completing weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

Cost: $595.00

Limit 12 writers

Click HERE for the next Televisionary Writers Workshop. 

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
5
Sun
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 Writers

Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
9
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Introduction @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Introduction @ BLANKSPACES LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Get tickets for this introduction to content modeling on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-intro

What is content modeling? How does it help us deliver the right amount of helpful, timely content at the right time?

Great user experiences touch customers at more points than ever. Content modeling helps make sure the content in those experiences is smart and effective at every one of those points.

Get to know content modeling as a valuable tool for UX design as well as content creation and management. Marlowe Beckley, Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro, guides us through a spirited introduction to content modeling in this introductory event.

Hear answers to questions such as these:

• How does content modeling help you deliver a consistently excellent user experience?

• How does content modeling make content creation and management efficient and effective?

• What sites offer us strong content modeling examples?

• How does content modeling prepare experiences for personalization?

• How does content modeling help future-proof your content?

This meetup is the first part of an in-depth workshop that continues on Wednesday, July 20. Register for the workshop on Eventbrite.

We strongly recommend that attendees to the July 20 workshop also attend the June 9 meetup.

About Marlowe Beckley

Marlowe (formerly Sarah) Beckley is the Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro. Her agency experience includes collaboration with DDB Chicago, OgilvyOne, and Razorfish. And for more than 10 years she has put her content strategy experience and skills to work for brands such as HSBC, Allstate, State Farm, and the Options Industry Council. A strong customer experience advocate, Beckley’s experience also includes accomplishments as an editor, technical writer, and IT manager.

Beckley curates tweets and retweets at @contentstrategy and @marlowebeckley.

Get tickets to this meetup on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-intro

Jun
10
Fri
TaskRabbit Orientation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
11
Sat
The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline @ Kelso | Washington | United States

The Televisionary Writers Workshop: From Concept to Outline

In this intensive 6-week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools. This applicable and hands-on course will help prepare you for staffing, development, and studio writing program applications, as well as give you tools that will be useful in your development process throughout your career.Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas & Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

…and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts while completing weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

Cost: $595.00

Limit 12 writers

Click HERE for the next Televisionary Writers Workshop. 

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 Writers

Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
14
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jun
16
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jun
19
Sun
Holiday Closure: Father’s Day
Jun 19 all-day

Closed in observation of Father’s Day.

Jun
23
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Jun
26
Sun
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab @ Los Angeles | California | United States

Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.LIMIT: 8 Writers

Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE for entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
30
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jul
2
Sat
Holiday Closure: Independence Day
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day

Closed in observation of Independence Day.

Jul
7
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Jul
12
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

dJuo7Sff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

highres_387382352

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jul
14
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!