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Free Spirit Media Industry Pathways: The Chicago Track '17 Kickoff

  • Nichols Tower at Homan Square 906 South Homan Avenue Floor 14 Chicago, IL, 60624 United States (map)






The Track is Back! Join Free Spirit Media Industry Pathways to kick off The Chicago Track 2017-2018 season (because some of our sessions will be in the winter/spring)!

Free Spirit Media is excited to announce the return of The Chicago Track, a professional and creative workforce development program that helps emerging 18 - 25 year old creatives develop careers in the media and film industries. Creative professionals have generated $1.3 billion the in film/tv production industry in Chicago. Learn how YOU can get in on the action and launch a career in the film and media industries!

What to expect from an Industry Pathways Chicago Track Workshop:

  • Networking w/ peers and industry professionals
  • Top Film & Media Professionals sharing their experience and pathways to success
  • Real Advice for how YOU can build a successful career in film and media right here in Chicago.
  • Access to member-only opportunities as an Industry Pathways members

Coming out to support and share will be Industry Professionals, Alicia Haywood of The AV Club and Jon Desir, of Optimus and Free Spirit Media's Board President and our 2017 Cohort Alumni.

Industry Presenters:



Alicia Haywood: Executive Producer | Writer | Copy Editor, The AV Club

Jon Desir: Free Spirit Media Board President | Executive Producer, Optimus


2017 Industry Pathways Cohort Alumni:



Terrence Thompson: Writer | Director | Producer, Drive Slow

Olivia Pearson: Freelance Production Assistant | Aspiring Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Joshua Perez: Director at Dustyveil Productions | Locations P.A. Chicago Fire | Aspiring Producer

Miles Santiago: Freelance Assistant Editor | Writer | Script Supervisor, Drive Slow


Become a member of FSM Pathways Program today! FSM's Pathways program seeks to support emerging filmmakers access opportunities, resources and professionals who can help them further their goals in developing successful, fulfilling careers in the film and media industries. Activate your membership and join us as we launch our 4th year with media professionals and emerging filmmakers around the city! APPLY!