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Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
PlayerSpace receives the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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NC Filmmakers Have a Chance to Pitch DROUGHT to Netflix and HBO Producers

These NC filmmakers could literally become Hometown Heroes through a Seed&Spark Rally ending Oct 13th. They need our support to win the rally and bring film back to NC with Netflix & HBO producers the Duplass Brothers attached. They need funding and campaign followers to qualify!

Eduardo Mora

American Red Lion Disaster Fund Collects Donations to Rescue Animals from Harvey and Irma

American Red Lion (a subsidiary of the CIE's own tenant, One Red Lion!) is a nonprofit formed specifically because people do not have a trustworthy place to send funds for animals when disasters strike.

"We continuously research organizations who work to rescue disaster-displaced animals. We have a network of animal organizations in addition to a list of 30,000 animal welfare nonprofits and their related information. We know who is effective and we work with these groups for as long as we can to help them."

Corey Chandler Productions

Friday Feature: Corey Chandler Productions Attends the Creative Startups Accelerator

Corey Chandler Productions is the second of two member startups that were chosen to compete in the Winston-Salem Creative Startups Accelerator (the first was Kidobit—see their feature below).

Corey Chandler Productions began with chemistry.

Cofounder and Executive Producer Meredith Jones explains that she originally hired Director/Editor Corey Chandler and Assistant Director/Creative Director Mary Margaret Folds for a music video she was producing.


What’s the Difference? Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for an interactive discussion about the connections between Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Nonprofits, followed by a networking event.

To register or for questions, email us at


fILMp3 Workshop #3: Giving Your Film Legs to Run

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Planning for a successful festival run and film distribution starts in pre-production. Who is your audience? Who is distributing similar content? Set your film up early on to be seen by as many eyeballs as possible.

fILMp3 participants and UNCW and CFCC students ONLY register free via email to

Otherwise, attendance is free for CIE members, $5 for nonmembers. Register here.