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Two to Tango: The Right Steps for a Successful Producer/Director Partnership with Marilyn Ness
"This workshop opened my eyes to thinking out of the box and reassured me that I was on the right track in completing my film."
Traditional and Non-Traditional Fundraising with Cynthia Lopez, Indie Film Media Strategist and former NYC Film Commissoner
"So much great information and ideas for funding! I’m totally energized."
Meet the Industry: Cinetic with Jason Ishikawa
"Super helpful as I begin to navigate sales."


WEBINAR | Meet the Broadcaster: Producing for PBS with Marie Nelson
Wed, June 7, 2017 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
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We invite you to dig deep into America’s largest public media enterprise and to join our conversation with the woman who oversees the core strands, including Frontline, Independent Lens and POV, Marie Nelson, Vice President, News & Public Affairs for PBS. Marie is responsible for collaborating with executive producers of acclaimed PBS news and public affairs series, as well as independent producers, to develop and direct innovative approaches to engage audiences in current events across these programs and platforms. The Great War, Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam WarNational BirdI Am Not Your Negro, Trapped are some of the many award-winning documentaries and special programs funded through PBS and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Marie will unpack the mysteries of the PBS system and answer your questions about how you can secure a national broadcast!

WEBINAR | Meet the Festival Programmer: Janet Pierson of SXSW
Tue, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It just celebrated its 24th year, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every edition. The film festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera, both documentary and narrative film. Recent festival breakouts include Most Beautiful IslandI Am Another YouLet There Be LightTower, and Mr Gaga. As the deadline for submissions to SXSW Film Festival approaches, Janet Pierson, Executive Director of Film, joins us in conversation about what is new and upcoming, what works and what doesn’t, what makes her look twice.

Past Workshops

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

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Pricing and Discounts

WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. Click here for more information.

Partner Groups include:

A4 Film
Asian Cinevision
Black Documentary Collective
Chicken and Egg
Cinema Tropical
Center for the Women of New York
Digital Film Academy
Film Fatales
International Documentary Association
Independent Film Project
National Black Programming Consortium
New York Film/Video Council
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
WMM  (for WMM filmmakers)

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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 and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with the support and encouragement of Rebecca Gregg, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

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