Join us tonight for live music in our outdoor coffee shop atmosphere! Relax with a drink, a friend, and some fresh tunes from our community of singer-songwriter collaborations. Grab an instrument and join in, or simply listen and enjoy. It’s a beautiful night in Hollywood! […]
Writer Havilah Giannetta and visual artist Lauretta Coumarbatch, M.D., have been selected as the 2017 Artists in Residence at Epiphany Space to complete development on two projects: The Gospel According to Hobbs, Havilah’s memoir, and the Norah series exhibition of paintings depicting Lauretta’s mother. Havilah […]
Sometime between dropping by for a chat with Melissa and running the first Write-A-Thon, Cortney Matz has become a regular part of the daily rhythm of Epiphany Space. As a creative coach, Cortney is frequently connecting with our members about their projects, goals and dreams, encouraging their vision and suggesting ideas for success.
We’re not the only ones who appreciate the scope of Cortney’s practical wisdom. Film Independent – the LA-based champions of independent filmmakers around the world – hosts a monthly column Cortney writes called This is How We Do it, all about the practicalities of working in a creative industry. As a counterpoint to David Allen’s Getting Things Done, Cortney is about getting things MADE.
Check out all of Cortney’s work on the FInd blog, but especially this latest one on Planning, in which she explores the common conundrum that we all make plans, but things never seem to go according to plan:
In times like these, we do have to wonder: is it even worthwhile to make these plans? How many of us had hoped to launch that crowdfunding campaign, or picture lock that film or stamp “FINAL DRAFT” on that screenplay by now? How many times have we looked at our schedules and bank accounts and drafted up an aggressive plan of attack, only to be blindsided by emergencies of indiscriminate nature and proportion? Fill in the blank—sickness, family drama, car trouble, surprise visits from treasured out-of-towners, equipment malfunction… these “interruptions” are much more the rule than the exception.
Life doesn’t stop just because we’re making a film. So let’s plan, but leave room in our plans for the inevitable surprise. How?
Read the full story here: How to Keep Your Creativity On-Track When Life Gets in the Way
Speaking of Life and how it doesn’t stop…
Epiphany Space is expanding!
In April, we will throw open the doors of this new space (right next door to our current space on Gower Street) for coworking, dedicated desk space, a conference room, rehearsal space, classroom space, studio space, and an editing suite/recording studio. Not to mentioned our continued tradition of free parking.
Look out Hollywood, we have big plans for you.
Meanwhile, we have a ton of work to do! Come see us on Facebook to get a tour of the space as it is “before” – and if you can wield a screwdriver or a paintbrush, come help!
We’re making memories, y’all. See you soon.
Monday night, November 7, we celebrated music and collaborative creativity in the Epiphany Space courtyard – under the moon. Hosted by Cortney Matz and featuring special guest Ricky Berger, the night was delicious… and just the teensiest bit too cold. What began as an experimental […]
Great news! Epiphany’s chief communicator, Cortney Matz, is writing a monthly column for Film Independent – that paragon of connection and education amongst the independent filmmaking community.
In September, the inaugural post was on time management.
In this context of balancing life with productive creativity, it relates to priorities. There is a glittering array of valuable uses for my time, and no end of people telling me what they think I should do with it. What am I really committed to getting done today? Once I know what that is, it’s up to me to protect it.
Now, in case I didn’t do a good job of explaining this earlier, I am no expert when it comes to setting and sticking to priorities. Full disclosure, I was late to an appointment this morning because I was suddenly inspired to post on Instagram. So don’t listen to me. Listen to this other person…
You can read the whole thing here (and comment!). And if you think it’s interesting, pass it along!
What do you get when you cross the beautiful ES courtyard, a moonlit night, a clear view of the Capitol Records building, and a latent songwriting talent? It’s not a joke, but it is funny. Little did Cortney know when she led Epiphany’s summer study […]
What a lineup of events this month! Pull out your iPhones or daytimers and mark your calenders! Stimulating conversations around Steven Belber’s play TAPE, Time Travel with Erica Mercado, Songwriting Master Class & Open Mic event, and Julia Cameron’s Finding Water book study. Details below. […]
Written by Lauretta Coumarbatch
WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN 6/23 – 8/24 @ 7 pm When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and […]