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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
(discount rate

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 forward.

Meet the Broadcaster: Simon Kilmurry of POV
Wednesday, December 7 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 (reg rate) / $15
(discount rate


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 deals.
 

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.

 

WMM Friends 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, click here.

Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
 
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
462 Broadway, 5th Floor, between Broome and Grand in SoHo
Tel: 212.925.0606
 
Subways: Q/N/R/W, 6, J/M/Z to Canal Street; W/R to Prince Street
 


Refund Policy

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 change.

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This 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.        
                                               

 

 


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