Notice & Representation

2:25-3:30pm, 2nd floor

Expectations can be difficult to manage.

In this session, speakers will discuss what creatives can do to set themselves apart from the pack and get noticed.

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Wende Curtis, Comedy Works

Wende Curtis started out as a cocktail server at Comedy Works some 30 years ago and continued to rise through the ranks to management and then became its eventual owner/proprietor in 2001. Wende expanded Comedy Works to a second DTC Denver location in 2008. In 2012, the Denver Business Journal honored Wende with its lifetime achievement award for women in business. In 2014, Comedy Works and Wende were recognized as the outstanding business of the year for a Women/Minority owned business by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Andrea Dupree, Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Andrea Dupree serves as the Program Director for Lighthouse Writers Workshop, which she co-founded in 1997 with Michael J. Henry. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Freight Stories, Valparaiso Fiction Review, The Normal School, FiveChapters, Confrontation, and has been listed among distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories. She received a MacDowell Fellowship, which she used to work on a novel.

Ben Parrish, Kill Rock Stars

Benjamin Parrish works at the independent record label Kill Rock Stars doing a variety of tasks including art directing, a&r, running social media accounts, and doing PR for various releases. In his off time he DJs, does freelance illustration, and is an amateur stand-up comedian. He was called a “cool dude” at the SXSW conference in 2013.

Brian Schwartz, 7S Management

Brian Schwartz is an artist/estate manager and partner at 7S Management in Denver, CO.  Brian currently manages Dinosaur Jr, J Mascis, Milow, the John Denver Estate, Lucero, The Dandy Warhols, Jakubi, Brent Cowles, Paper Bird, and more. Brian started out as a tour accountant representing acts like Macy Gray and Widespread Panic through 2004. Brian started Bleemusic in 2005 and joined Red Light Management in 2010. Brian and his current business partners formed 7S in July of 2013.