Fear of Fundraising:
An Essential Overview of the Basics
Wednesday, November 16 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 (reg. rate) / $25 (discount rate)
Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and even overwhelming for
those who are new to it. But without it, even the best film ideas will never
be realized. This workshop is designed for filmmakers who are considering a
funding proposal, identified a likely project funder or pitched a project to
a potential funder or broadcaster. Topics include: proposal writing,
grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from
individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations.
Attendees will receive an essential packet of fundraising tips and
resources. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and
consultant to WMMís Production Assistance Program.
Producing Ė Skill Building for Success
Wednesday, November 30 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 (reg rate) / $25
Being a successful producer requires a wide array of talents, skills and
knowledge. From raising money, to negotiating contracts with
broadcasters and funders, to pitching your project, being a good
producer is essential if you want to get your film made. Yet gaining the
skills and learning the business aspects of film production can be
challenging. This workshop will provide a rare opportunity to fine-tune
your producing chops and offer you a place to ask your questions. Join
critically acclaimed filmmakers of
GIRLS LIKE US, Tina DiFeliciantonio (WMM Board Member) and
Jane C. Wagner, whose current project was one of eight nationally to
receive funding from the prestigious MacArthur Foundation and whose work
has been screened and broadcast in countries throughout the world, and
entertainment attorney Nicole Page, Partner, Reavis Parent Lehrer
LLP and Head of Business Affairs, Engel Entertainment, Inc. (and WMM
Board Member) to learn what you need to know to move your project
the Broadcaster: Simon Kilmurry of POV
Wednesday, December 7 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 (reg rate) / $15
Join Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director of the PBS series ďAmerican
Documentary,Ē whose programs including the production of the award-winning
documentary film series POV. He has been involved in the production and
distribution of over 200 POV films and has helped lead new initiatives to
increase POVís reach and diversity Ė including the broadcast of many films
from the PA Program and WMMís distribution program. Come to meet Simon and
hear his advice about both getting into POV and finding general broadcast
Pricing and Discounts
Special Workshop Discount
A discount of 20% on individual workshops is available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored
Filmmakers, and members of Asian Cine-Vison, Chica Luna Productions, CineWomen
NY, DCTV, Events in the City, IFP, NYWIFT, Shooting People, Third World
Newsreel, Cinema Tropical, New York Film and Video Council, DocuClub, and Film
in the City.
are individuals who
donate at least $50 per year to the organization, and are entitled to a discount
of 20% off the individual workshop rate. To become a WMM Friend,
Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
462 Broadway, 5th Floor, between Broome and Grand in SoHo
Subways: Q/N/R/W, 6, J/M/Z to Canal Street; W/R to Prince Street
No refunds will be given for any registrations.
If you are unable to make the workshop but notify us up to 24 hours
prior to the actual workshop date, you may receive a credit for
another workshop within one year. Workshops may be cancelled by WMM due to insufficient enrollment. All instructors are subject to
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Series is funded, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the
Arts, New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Learn about fundraising, marketing, legal issues and more from top industry professionals at our twice yearly media workshop series.
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