The Mother Lode - inherit the power of your female narrative

THE MOTHER LODE is tomorrow! Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm at MiMoDa Studio, 5774 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019.

FilmPowered members Samantha Shada and Jaclyn Bernstein welcome The Mother Lode Experience. Mother Lode Co-Founders Carole Isenberg & Sue Kiel lead this workshop, which encourages & promotes female mastery through exploration and understanding of the matrilineal line.  In this introductory workshop we will begin to examine how this archetype influences our work through the characters we write, the stories we tell and the films we make. 

The ‘mother lode’ is defined as a principal vein of gold or silver ore which leads to the place where the largest amount of silver or gold can be found: the Mother Lode! Metaphorically, it refers to the origin of something treasured, valuable or in great abundance. And so we have called this work The Mother Lode Experience, because we see this as something deeply valuable and life enriching.

In this introductory workshop crafted specifically for FilmPowered Members we will begin to:
• Explore the impact of the Matrilineal Myth
• Change limiting old stories and become the author of your new narrative
• Appreciate and learn to express the fullest, most powerful you – courageous, juicy, unique, magical, funny, wild and brilliant

We understand that the legacy of our mothers and grandmothers has an impact on our life, both personally & professionally; our mother is our first powerful role model and we believe that in a lot of ways, it sets a template for how we play out our lives.

Although women have made many strides, there are often hidden messages that hamper them from becoming as successful as they can possibly be. The Mother Lode Experiences grew out of many focus groups about this issue. Exploring the mother/daughter relationship is a crucible for becoming "radically responsible" for ourselves and our internal narrative.

We see that bringing more consciousness into the nature of this relationship has allowed participants to appreciate their own abilities and obtain greater mastery in their lives.

About Carole Isenberg
     With a BA from Queens College, Carole begain her career as a middle school teacher in late 60s Harlem. Recognizing the power of media to champion new ideas and inspire change, she transitioned to a career producing film and television with such female-centric texts as The Women of Brewster Place (1982), The Color Purple (1985), and Nora Ephron's debut feature This is My Life (1992). Carole recieved the 1989 NAACP Image Award for Brewster Place and the 1992 Nancy Susan Reynolds Theatrical Film Award for This Is My Life.
     In the early 1990s Carole begain her committment to non-profit work as the co-founder of "Education First!" She earned an award from the "I Have a Dream" foundation for the organization's work utilizing media to promote education as an Amerian priority. She also sat as a trustee on the National Council for Families and Television. In 2007 Carole co-founded "Events of the Heart", a non-profit organization presenting theatrical dramatizations across the country about the reality of what is going on at the heart of women today. Carole currently concentrates her efforts on The Mother Lode Experience, guiding women and girls to heal and strengthen the mother/daughter bond and develop greater mastery of their own narrative. A lifelong student in the world of personal growth, Carole's mission as a self proclamed Concierge of Consciousness is to inspire females, from pre-teens to crones and across all boarders, in a language they easily understand, to assist them in accessing and developing their most potently realized selves.

"When we heal this relationship within, we have a tremendous opportunity to collectively heal the future of the women who come after us."

Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
Duration: 
3 hours
Signups: 11 / 25