Presented by Emily Grace | Pickford West

MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2021


It's time to get your project made...

I'm your host Emily Grace and in addition to coaching my clients to create success on their own terms, I’m also a Sundance award-winning actress, a writer, director, producer, wife and dog mom.

I know what it’s like to wear many hats, be full of ambition, super busy yet still feel like I’m not making progress in any areas of my life.

I am on a mission to help as many women as I can, of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors, be successful creators.

If you have a burning desire to create, but you feel stuck, overwhelmed, too busy or you just don't know how to get started, the Make Sh*t Happen Summit was made for you!

You will walk away with all the tools you need to get your story told and make your voice heard. You are here to make an impact on your audience. And your audience needs your work, so let's get it moving and make some sh*t happen!

This online event is completely free, so it's accessible to all womxn everywhere. All you need to do is register.

I look forward to connecting with you during summit week!


Bri Castellini | Seed&Spark
Crowdfunding to Build Independence

Most people think of crowdfunding as ‘friends and family’ fundraising for a project. But we're going to show you how crowdfunding can not only get your project off the ground — it can help you build a sustainable film career through a direct connection with your audience.

You'll learn:

  • Why audience building is essential for a film career (and crowdfunding)
  • How to define, find, talk to and grow your audience
  • How to prepare for a successful crowdfunding campaign (including goal, incentives, and communication plan)

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru
The Secret to Embodying the Badass Creator You Are

Many ambitious, high-achieving creators are successful for years at moving their careers forward, and then they hit a plateau that seems impossible to overcome. Oftentimes, that’s because they have become masters at completing physical, concrete actions, but they have not continued to uplevel their emotional, mental and spiritual actions to keep pace with their external achievements.

In this talk we will discuss:

  • Why it’s important for you to BE (and not just DO)
  • How your busy schedule hinders your creativity
  • Three embodiment practices you can incorporate into your days that will help you manifest your creative vision with more ease

Elise Arsenault | The Global Actor
Create Your Own Income Stream Through Audiobook Narration

What if you could have a creative day job that actually makes use of all your actor training, brings in a significant income and is flexible enough for you to still work on other projects?

In this talk with Elise Arsenault, Founder of The Global Actor, working actress and audiobook narrator, you'll learn:

  • How to have a thriving career from anywhere so you can "live where you want + work when you want" especially in these pandemic times
  • The quintessential actor day job of the 21st century
  • How this actor day job will enhance the rest of your creator life

Katy Chen Mazzara | Financial Coach
You Can Make Money Doing What You Love!

  • Do you truly believe you can make money doing what you love?
  • How to get out of feast or famine mode and into the abundance you desire
  • How to create financial flow in the same way as your creative flow
  • Self Worth = Net Worth, so how do you create and cultivate self worth?

Heidi Dean | Social Media Expert
How to build an audience for your content using Social Media

You'll Learn:

  • The biggest mistakes most content creators make with their social media strategy
  • Heidi’s secret formula for growing a targeted, engaged audience!
  • The crucial questions you must ask to find your audience for your content online
  • Stealthy strategies that’ll guarantee an interested audience for your project every time.

Moniqua Plante | Health & Wellness Expert | Actor
The Complete Creative: How Meaningful Rituals and Routines Improve Your Health, Happiness and Career.

It is truly my belief that your health and your Wellness directly affects everything else you do in life, especially as a creative. If you want to have more meaningful relationships, more self-mastery, feel more grounded and connected to your body, your life, and your career—focus on your health. And getting healthy and staying healthy is not about extreme measures, it is about returning to the basics and being consistent in your practice of them.

In this talk we will discuss:

  • Why health and wellness are so important for creatives.
  • Why managing the mind is the single most powerful thing you can do to improve your life.
  • Why Rituals and Routines have such a powerful impact on your health and happiness.
  • How to Create Powerful Rituals and Routines.

Jodie Bentley | Career Coach | Actress/Producer
Play the Industry Game by YOUR Rules

As an artist and creator there are many 'they says' in the industry. ‘They say’ start with a short film, only horror features make money, never do a web-series, etc. That's SOOO helpful, right? And… who the heck are they and why are they dictating your dreams, desires and plans?!

In this talk, you’ll discover how to:

  • Value your instinct and intuition
  • Get clear on your authentic voice as an artist
  • Tap into your ‘why’ to not get derailed by the ‘they says’
  • Face your excuses head on to move forward authentically

Jenny Cornbleet + Mark Futterman | Boldly Original
Why are you driven to do this crazy sh*t anyway?

There’s a reason you felt compelled to be an actress-creator. And it must have been a good one to put yourself through all this sh*t. But sometimes you forget what it was. And then you wind up frustrated, defeated, overwhelmed, and maybe even stagnant and wondering what the point was. But deep down, you know you’re doing this because it’s the only thing that can fulfill the deepest inner meaning that’s calling to you.

In this session, you’ll experience meaning and purpose coaches Jenny & Mark help Emily tap into her own deepest purpose, the stories she wants to tell, and why. You’ll see:

  • What a BOP is and why you need one
  • How a strong sense of inner meaning fires you up
  • That your purpose is within you waiting to be discovered
  • How to connect the dots of your many interests in a meaningful way

Christine Horn | Life + Career Coach | Actress | Author
Craft Your Plan to Do it All

When you’re multi-passionate, you want to do “all the things.”

Starting multiple projects at once may seem like a great idea, but it can quickly lead you down a path of overwhelm and frustration with the pace of your progress.

During this interview, multi-hyphenate creative, Christine Horn, will invite you to dive deep within to:

  • Uncover which goals are truly important to you RIGHT NOW.
  • Change your approach to wearing many hats in the entertainment industry.
  • Clarify your habits that will accelerate your growth and personal projects.
  • Craft a blueprint to break through your biggest obstacles

Sarah Gaboury | Real Actors Lab
IMPROV TO STORY: A Springboard For Creators

  • Discover how improvisation can help you reveal an un unexpected story
  • Identify themes that matter with ease + tell a story with impact
  • Find authentic dialogue
  • Build rich characters
  • Build a strong community in your process

Tammy Lynn | Spotlight PR
5 Things Every Creators Must Know About PR

As a creator, you work really hard to get your project out of your head and onto the screen. So, it would be a shame if no one ever saw it. That’s why it’s important you understand how to utilize a savvy PR campaign to spread the word and build your buzz!

Not sure where to start? Well, you’re not alone. That’s why Publicist Tammy Lynn of Spotlight PR Company is sharing: 5 Things Every Creator Must Know About PR.

  • When to pitch the press
  • How to ‘hook’ a Reporter
  • Your ‘best bets’ to Target
  • How to turn photos as assets
  • #1 mistake most Creators make...and how to avoid it!

Angela Peters | Coach | Actress | Producer
Essential Networking Tools to Help Elevate Your Project

  • Learn what networking really means and how it's one of the most powerful tools you have in your creative armor
  • Find out who you know and why you're more connected than you think
  • Discover ways to get in touch with people to help your project in an authentic way

Brian Patacca | Life & Career Coach
How to Pitch Your Project and Not Be a Weirdo

Networking makes weirdos of the best of us! That's why Brian will share the no-fail mindset tools so you can show up like a human being before, during, and after your pitch! You'll learn how to:

  • Be compelling so that you're an inevitable choice when it comes to partnering
  • Keep a cool head when things go sideways so you can be clear and ask for what you want
  • Make a longterm fan – even if they say no to your project!
  • Get the attention you deserve (and actually get your script produced!)