BCPVA Meeting – Tues Jan 22 2019 – The Art of Great Client Relations

The Art of Great Client Relations – A Moderated Brainstorming and Group Discussion

So much of building a strong media production company is the act of creating great word of mouth by doing amazing work. But the ‘amazing work’ required isn’t just the media end product, it’s also the act of negotiating the right price, of setting the right expectations, of making sure you are understanding your client, and they are understanding you – It’s all critical to the clients impression of you.  Pricing, contracts, rental costs, delivery timetables, payment, and sometimes non-payment are just some of the many pieces to this side of the business, and we are fortunate that within the BCPVA that the membership and executive have such a depth of experience to support each other. Please join us this month for a moderated brainstorming, and group discussion wherein we cover best practices, and brainstorm solutions for new challenges for even better client relationships in our rapidly developing profession.  

Associate Member Presentation – Jacek Strek, Coolmix Films

Once again we are very fortunate to have a such an experienced and talented filmmaker presenting to us this month. Jacek holds a MFA in cinematography from Poland’s renowned Lodz Film School, and has worked as a filmmaker, documentarian, & cinematographer in a diverse range of extreme environments including central Asian war zones, north Africa, Haida Qwaii, the Philipines and the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Over twenty years he has produced work for and been broadcast by a wide range of international and foreign networks including National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, TV5 Canada, CBC Canada. Current projects include a dramatic feature film Swanga filmed in Papua New Guinea jungle and a documentary Rosafe – shot in Cuba.

Tuesday, Jan 22nd 2019

We’ll be at the Community Living Society, located on the 7th floor of 713 Columbia Street in New Westminster (Columbia & Begbie, beside Waves coffee shop).

Networking will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will formally begin at 7:00 and run until 9:00 with a 15 minute break.

Meeting will end with a 15 minute open discussion.

Meeting information:

What:  BCPVA Monthly Meeting
When:  6:30 pm for Networking; 7:00 pm Meeting on Tuesday Jan 22nd 2019
  Community Living Society (CLS)
7th floor, 713 Columbia Street
New Westminster

Map of New Meeting Venue

FREE coffee and doughnuts

PAID street parking outside, some FREE street parking a few blocks away.
There is ample parking, but you can decide to pay a few bucks to the parking meter (should be less than $5), or park at a parkade (a little more expensive, maybe around $7), or park in a free 2-hour zone and walk a few blocks. Below is a rough map of the area, but please allow extra time for parking when you first come.


RSVP and keep in touch online at the BCPVA Facebook Page.

Please note, first time guests can attend a BCPVA meeting for free!  All others, including previous guests and former members, are welcome to join or re-join the BCPVA by taking out an associate membership – just $25 for 3 months! – and by filling out the RSVP form.

See you all on Jan 22nd


BCPVA Exec Committee

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