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The workshop series offers low cost workshops and webinars in the Fall and Spring.  Conducted by highly experienced and successful professionals from the independent film industry, these events are targeted to all levels of filmmakers. They provide networking opportunities as well as valuable and practical information about the business of filmmaking.

What People are Saying about our Workshops and Webinars

Meet the Funder: Fork Films with Kat Vecchio, September 14, 2018

Being the creative force, fundraiser and all around believer in your independent documentary is daunting!   Having the support of fellow filmmakers (particularly other women filmmakers) is so important thats why I try to take advantage of the WMM webinars as much as possible.  Ive gain so much from them.  Last year, I tuned in to the Fork Films webinar featuring Kat Vecchio, the Forks Director of Grantmaking.  It was very informative. I had applied to Fork before with a historical project (very hard to fund!) and didnt get funded.  During the webinar I asked if it made sense for me to re-apply and if they were truly open to historical films.  The answer was yes to both questions.  I decided to follow-up with Kat via email.  She was beyond gracious and helpful.  Armed with her insight and the information I gathered from the webinar, I re-applied and recently received funding from Fork Films.  I know this wouldnt have happened if I hadnt attend the WMMs webinar.  Thanks, WMM!


Kick off the new year with fundraising ideas to move your project forward! Join WMM's Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, as she leads us through a webinar on how to raise money for your film. This vital information session will offer an overview of fundraising sources including foundations, government, corporate, crowdsourcing and individual donors, as well as strategies to maximize your success. This webinar is invaluable whether you have a new project or need ideas to jump start a project that has stalled. Register here.
**A copy of this webinar will be available to all registrants for three months after the recording is posted. 

contract workshop

Nicole Page is a top entertainment attorney as well as WMM’s Board President. In this workshop she will walk us through the fundamental elements of contracts, co-production agreements, deal memos and much more. While every contract is different depending on your project, she will review ways to draft agreements that work to your advantage and things to keep in mind when negotiating. Come prepped with your legal and contractual questions! Register here.

**This workshop is an in-person event at Women Make Movies' offices in New York. Unlike our webinars, our workshops are not recorded and made available to watch later.

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Op-Docs is The New York Times editorial department’s award-winning forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles. The films cover current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects. They accept submissions for short, interactive and virtual reality documentaries by both renowned and emerging independent filmmakers and artists. Past contributors include Errol Morris, Samantha Knowles, Maris Curran, Geeta Gandbhir and Brownyn Parker-Rhodes and many, many others. Op-Docs producers and curators, Lindsay Crouse and Andrew Blackwell join Women Make Movies to discuss this successful series, discuss how to submit your film and present a selection of recent works. Register here.

**A copy of this webinar will be available to all registrants for three months after the recording is posted.

Past Workshops & Webinars

To see a listing all of our upcoming and past workshops and webinars, click here.

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Pricing and Discounts

A discount of $10 is available to WMM Production Assistance Program and Distribution Filmmakers as well as members of WMM Partner Groups.

Partner Groups include

Asian Cinevision
Black Documentary Collective
Black Public Media
Black TV and Film Collective
Chicken and Egg
Cinema Tropical
Digital Film Academy
Film Fatales
International Documentary Association
Independent Film Project
New York Film/Video Council
New York University

New York Women in Film & Television
Producers Guild of America
School of Visual Arts
Third World Newsreel
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition
Writers Guild of America East

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Location and Directions

All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.925.0606

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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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All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;  the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with the support and encouragement of Rebecca Gregg; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences;  and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


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