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Join us on November 23rd at 5pm for a Virtual Happy Hour with special guest René Pinnell as he talks about the artist granting platform Artizen for which René is founder and designer of. Come learn what makes Aritzen a unique platform for grants and how it could for your own specific needs.

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Topic: November Happy Hour with René Pinnell
Time: Nov 23, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 820 7178 6120
Passcode: 418286


René Pinnell – René Pinnell is the founder and designer of Artizen, a marketplace for artist grants. Playing a central role in the artistic renaissance of virtual reality, René has helped creators raise more than $34MM for original projects including the first seven-figure deal for a VR film at Sundance. As an executive producer, René Pinnell has worked on some of the industry’s most groundbreaking work including the animated VR film BATTLESCAR, starring Rosario Dawson, and the VR series SPHERES, starring Jessica Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown, and Patti Smith. As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.

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