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About Fiscal Sponsorship
The WMM Workshop Series

The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program was established in 1988 to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship to film and video projects and by providing independent filmmakers with valuable information and guidance through our semi-annual workshops. Together these programs reflect Women Make Movies commitment to outreach and development of both emerging and established women film and video makers.

Click here for a complete list of finished films from the Production Assistance Program.

About Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship helps selected film and video projects to completion by acting as a non-profit tax-exempt umbrella organization for the project. One of the major hurdles for any film and video project is fundraising, and the fiscal sponsorship program can expand your possibilities. Many public and private institutions, along with individual donors, require non-profit status to make tax-deductible donations. By providing fiscal sponsorship, WMM enables projects to receive funding from sources they were previously ineligible to receive. For more details on the program and application process visit the Fiscal Sponsorshop section of the site.

Over the past 20 years, WMM has assisted with the completion of hundreds of award-winning films, including both documentary and narrative features and short films.  The Program has assisted in the completion of hundreds of projects, including Oscar winning CITIZENFOUR directed by Laura Poitras, as well as fiction features like PARIAH and Sundance 2015 premiere THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL.  Past PA films include Sundance Film Festival award winners GIDEONíS ARMY by Dawn Porter and theatrically released AFTER TILLER by Lana Wilson and Martha Shane as well as Epix broadcast DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Many of our films have won or been nominated for Academy Awards including Best Documentary winner FREEHELD by Cynthia Wade, and nominees such as SUN COME UP by Jennifer Redfearn, WHICH WAY HOME by Rebecca Cammisa and THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON) by Ellen Kuras. Over the last 5 years WMM has helped more than 120 films reach completion and assisted filmmakers in raising more than $17,000,000.

The WMM Workshop Series

The Workshop Series offers low cost workshops in the Fall and Spring that are targeted at all levels of filmmakers. Highly experienced and successful professionals from the independent film and video industry conduct the classes. They provide valuable and practical information about the business and financial aspects of video and filmmaking, as well as networking opportunities. More.

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