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Michelle Nigro

Launch_TV trying to do good by creating jobs & educating creatives

I am good at giving a damn.

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    Michelle Nigroabout 1 year ago

    10 days to go!: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378920625/have-plane-need-fuel

    New docu-series aimed at creating jobs and educating Boston’s creative community
    Launch is a wildly entertaining “how-to” reality show, currently raising money on Kickstarter.com to create jobs, “launch” the careers of local, talented people and inspire a nation.

    Boston, Mass. – March 15, 2013 – A self-proclaimed "sucker" for people with passion and big dreams, Christina Contardo, 40, a Boston-based entertainment attorney, and Kristen Mallia, 32, a freelance graphic designer living in Brighton, Mass., have decided to let a film crew capture their quest to help produce four projects and ultimately make self-sustaining businesses out of four creative people's talents.

    Launch is the result. A docu-series based in Boston that chronicles the challenges of launching four creative projects and serves as a “how-to” tool for entrepreneurs. Its goal is to create as many employment opportunities as possible in the Bay State and inspire a movement of creative people with a vision to go after it. Launch tests the theory that anyone can find a place to start, even in this economy.

    The projects include an artist management company helping a singer from Lynnfield, Mass., and an artist from Chelsea, Mass., solidify their careers, a graphic design freelancer based in Boston, a DJ from New Hampshire putting together a music festival and a Boston real estate agent creating a website that marries fitness with charity.

    If $150,000 is fully funded on Kickstarter by April 6th, Launch will be able to employ 20 people to create an informative and entertaining, 12-part, docu-series highlighting several of our New England creatives. The number of employees connected to the projects the show will be covering is estimated to double by 2014.

    Launch is on a mission to personally take responsibility for the current unemployment “predicament” and contribute to getting our economy back on track, one small business at a time. Launch hopes to create positive change in the Commonwealth by educating a nation of creative people trying to launch their careers and love what they do.

    For more information, please visit: http://haveplaneneedfuel.com/ and http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378920625/have-plane-need-fuel

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