The Film Empire
Former Hollywood interns and co-founders of entertainment event series MixKnowledgy, Brandon Waites and Erman Baradi, bring filmmakers The Film Empire, a unique filmmaking contest. The Film Empire provides a grand prize winner the invaluable opportunity of mentorships and meetings with industry professionals embodying the entire filmmaking process, from development to post-production. Known for producing events fusing panels, mixers, and parties, Waites and Baradi have hosted over 30 events since founding MixKnowledgy in April of 2016 which have included over 300 special guest speakers. Waites interned under producers Chris Bender & JC Spink (BenderSpink) and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Baradi interned for Mosaic Media Group and was named a “Top Networker in Hollywood” by The Huffington Post.