Join Kat, Raquel and Alfredo on a special episode of the Create! Podcast where we chat all about entrepreneurship in the arts.
Our guests generously share strategies to help artists position themselves as leaders in their space, stay open to new income opportunities and offer branding and networking tips.
Alfredo was born in Mexico City, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Film, Television, and Media Studies, and a Minor in Business Administration. He also holds a certificate in Production from New York University and for acting from New York Film Academy. Throughout his career, Alfredo has worked in creative development for production companies, and in programming for various film festivals, mainly the GuadaLAjara Film Festival in Los Angeles, where he serves as Creative Content Manager and Producer. Alfredo has curated programs for LACMA, GLAFF, Guadalajara International Film Festival, and NewFilmmakers LA. He also freelances as a producer for various media outlets and independent projects, and has worked in production at notable award shows like the Emmys, Oscars, and SAG Awards for E! Entertainment. In 2021 he began working in public relations for awards and Oscar campaigns representing films, actors, directors, and other talents. He has published several articles for MovieMaker Magazine and has been a part of many panels on film analysis and the film industry. Additionally, Alfredo is currently producing three short films.
Raquel Serebrenik is a cultural brand development specialist working with institutions, foundations, and corporations to build strategic models that promote cultural development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable growth. Raquel is an avid problem-solver and strategic thinker who has worked with such organizations as the YJP of NY, The Museum of Modern Art of Bogota, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Cruz Diez Art Foundation. Raquel’s development, conservation, and curatorial collaborations also include the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American Institute of Architects. Raquel is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA in Art History and Design for Sustainability and an MA in Business Design and Cultural Leadership. Raquel is currently a partner in the creative-brands accelerator 4 Art Partners and a co-host of the Culture Tasters podcast, a platform to bring awareness to the contributions of the creative industries to the economy.