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In Production - New Docuseries "Common Ground" - Teens and Law Enforcement Come Together To Talk

Over the last year, we've been in production for a docuseries called, 'Common Ground." We dove deep into the social issues plaguing inner cities surrounding crime, violence, race, and negative police interactions.  The docuseries we are filming focuses on the healing and positive interactions between the community and law enforcement. Learn more and stay tuned on how we start to hear and see more positive conversations and begin the healing of our local communities.

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Seven13 Films 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 "𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝" 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐰 𝐄𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐮𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞⁣⁣

My ongoing work with the Seven13 Films team brought us last year in producing an episode of 'Common Ground,' an important docuseries featuring law enforcement and teens talking about gun violence.  A great project and important work toward to creating content to make a positive impact in the community. 

Trenton’s next generation of law enforcement and Trenton teens came together to voice their opinions on how to overcome historically, negative interactions that resulted in distrust, a lack of respect and violence within the community through a series of sit down discussions captured in the docuseries called, ‘Common Ground.’ ⁣⁣
‘Common Ground,’ is part of the Generation Change docuseries, which focuses on positively changing the way we think about the fractured state of our cities and provide solutions needed for a better future. ⁣⁣
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Seven13 Films Presents Docuseries Sizzle Reel For Film 'Common Ground' Premieres on Youtube

#HappySunday - Spend some time with us and check out our latest sneak peak sizzle reel for "Common Ground,” an important #docuseries featuring Trenton law enforcement and teens coming together to discuss controversial interactions, gun violence in their local neighborhoods, trust between cops and the community and how to start building positive common ground solutions for future generations.

Trenton teens and Trenton Police sit down together to talk about serious social challenges within their local community. ⁣⁣
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🎞 This documentary is in association with the James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts 🎭 learn how you can support more film projects like this and create further. To support us and more educational projects like this please click here:

In Partnership with Margaret Fontana Media - Seven13 Films and Rider University Youth Symposium with Trenton Mayoral Candidates.

Margaret Fontana With Joseph A. Halsey of Seven13 Films 

The role of impacting producing has increasingly become one of the most important jobs in the production world next to Director, DP, and notable others.

What is impact producing? This role has most recently evolved due to the nature of the digital and online world surrounding broadcast and distribution in the film and media industries. The need for someone who knows public relations, partnerships, community organizing, event production, marketing, brand strategy, media landscape and social media. This past year I partnered with Seven13 films for a few projects all taking on the role as impact producer. The Rider event allowed us to explore more areas of production, marketing and not for profit partnerships. Here's more on the film:

Margaret Fontana With Joseph A. Halsey of Seven13 Films 

Directed and produced by Joseph A. Halsey and written and produced by Lee Kolinsky, of Seven13 Films, the docuseries
Generation Change was created with a mission to increase social awareness about issues affecting our local youth. The film features Good Morning America’s Adrienne Bankert and youths from the organization PEI Kids of Trenton, N.J.

Our goal for this screening event involved many moving pieces ultimately to partner with a media class at Rider University to allow for the student to grow and gain a sense of experiential learning in producing and promoting a live screening event. The second goal was to engage the local community to create dialogue on current social issues. These issues were the very platform each Mayoral candidate was campaigning.

 Overall, we surpassed our expectations due to the overwhelming positive response we received from higher education, political spheres, media, and community sectors. The students produced one of the best events, which ultimately landed us on the front page of the Trentonian, next day.

To recap, what is impact producing? The goal is to create a positive impact by bringing all the moving pieces together and creating a cohesive, strategic initiative.

Impact Producing For Media Events - 'Rider students take over promotion for local filmmaker's documentary'

Owner Seven13 Films & Director Joseph A. Halsey
Guest Speaking Educator At Rider University

What an amazing experience to produce a screening event for a major documentary with the power of students supporting and learning how to produce live events, including pre-production, promotion and social media impact producing.   

"Magrino had the students split themselves into three teams: video production, social media and event planning. Each team has been responsible for all promotion related to their area. With guidance from Rider alumna Margaret Fontana '97, owner of Margaret Fontana Media, which is overseeing Seven13films' publicity, students have taken control of Seven13films' social media channels, coordinated a full event plan for the screening event and storyboarded, filmed and edited a five-minute trailer for the documentary series. 

The class embodies the principles of the University's Engaged Learning Program by providing rich, real-world learning experiences. As a communications alumna, Fontana understands the strong impact an experiential learning project can have for students.

"This experience is 100 percent a crash course in everything media production and events," she says. "I know if I were to take a course all over again, this would be this course."
An idea that may give pause to some professionals, Halsey, the film's director, says becoming a client for college students has been an asset to his film's publicity."