Storytelling As A Producer
storytelling as a producer
Monday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Dream Career: Storytelling As A Producer
333 W. 23rd Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenue)
Producers wear a lot of hats. They know how to choose winning projects, put together the right creative team for each project, and coordinate all phases of production from idea to distribution. Meet Fictionless: a production company focused on storytelling across multiple platforms. They've worked with some of the best, including MTV, NYLON, and Vogue. Here's the opportunity to learn how to be a producer and the skills needed to make it happen.
Shruti Ganguly, co-founder / Producer, director, fictionless
Shruti Ganguly is the Co-Founder and a partner at Fictionless, a film and video production company that focuses on digital series and branded content, narrative features, documentaries, and TV series with clients such as the United Nations, IMG, Sotheby's, ESPN, GE, Apple, NYU and the like. Prior to Fictionless, she has run video departments and developed the video strategy at various media companies from MTV, to Condé Nast (crafting the CLIO-winning 73 Questions series), to being the VP of TV & Video at NYLON. Shruti has worked with James Franco and his Rabbit Bandini productions for the last four years on film and digital content, and produced feature films that have gone to Sundance, Venice, Berlin, Telluride, and so on. She is currently producing a feature with Keanu Reeves, and is developing several other scripted films and TV series. Shruti hails from India by way of Oman, and loves scrabble, popcorn and scuba diving, in no particular order.
raeshem nijhon, co-founder / executive producer, fictionless
Raeshem is a leader and strategist driven by the desire to tell compelling stories. She is a two time CLIO Award winner, Shorty Award winner and a 2014 United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator Delegate. Raeshem is the former Executive Producer of MTV World, where she spearheaded nonfiction content development. She is the producer/director of MTV's docu-series Rebel Music, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival Doc Conference and was acquired by Netflix in 2014. Raeshem served as Executive Producer for Season 1 of Intel's award-winning The Music Experiment. As Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Fictionless, she oversees end-to-end content production of bold, authentic stories across platforms.