Winter/Spring 2014 Workshops
Master Class: Dawn Porter
Monday, April 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 (Reg Rate) | $25 (WMM
How is it possible to have documentary filmmaking be
your second career and then have your first film not only be accepted at
Sundance but also win the Best Editing Award, in addition to airing on HBO?
Dawn Porter, previously a practicing attorney for ABC News and A&E
Television Networks, can tell you: “Be persistent, be fair, and be brave.”
Her first film Gideon’s Army also received the Tribeca All Access Creative
Promise Award, was selected to participate at the HotDocs Forum and The Good
Pitch, and continues to garner awards and screen at numerous film festivals.
Her second documentary, Spies of Mississippi, aired on Independent Lens last
February. And she is now working on the production of her third documentary,
Trapped, for which she recently received a Catapult Film Fund grant. Join us
at WMM for this intimate session with Dawn Porter and hear her talk about
her process, her decision to become a filmmaker, the challenges she
encountered as a first time filmmaker and the challenges she had to face
when producing a second or third film. Dawn’s work can reveal key elements
to starting a successful filmmaking career, from the passion for the story
you want to tell and finding the right team for your project, to knowing how
to approach potential funders and supporters.
From Idea to Implementation:
Multi-platform Storytelling with Theresa Loong
9th | 6:30-8:30pm
$35 (Reg Rate) | $25 (WMM
How do you approach multi-platform storytelling to
increase audience participation for your project? And how do you do that
creatively and accurately? Who do you need on your team? How much can that
cost? The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the transmedia
landscape and to discuss a project from ideation to production. The session
will enable participants to have the tools they need to articulate their
transmedia project clearly. Join award-winning multimedia director and
producer Theresa Loong, who will also present some examples of transmedia
projects and will take a brief survey of participants’ potential projects.
She will cover some case studies including Feed Me a Story, a collaborative
project for which she recently received an NEA Arts in Media grant. As
founder of the interactive production company, FORM360,
Theresa Loong has provided editorial and strategic consulting services to
independent documentary filmmakers as well as AMC Networks, New York
Magazine, The New York Times, Milestone Films and Time Warner and she has
lectured on multimedia at NYU, The New School and Hunter College.. Her film
Every Day Is a Holiday received support from ITVS and aired on over
200 public television stations.
Putting to Work Effective Publicity
Campaigns and Strategies with Lucius Barre
Wednesday, April 2 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 (Reg Rate) | $25 (WMM
Well-planned public relations strategies contribute
significantly to making some films hot topics; while, ill-conceived
strategies can result in so many missed opportunities. At what stage
should a public relations campaign come into play? And how can you tell
which strategies are most appropriate to a new project? Join seasoned
publicist Lucius Barre for this session where he will review the building
blocks of good public relations, from planning as soon as you begin
production to campaign models for festivals, theatrical, broadcast and on
demand releases, including what makes a good press package and techniques
for developing talking points. Lucius Barre was the first crossover
international publicist for Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a
Nervous Breakdown), Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne (La Promesse)
and Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner); and has promoted
such well-established filmmakers as Errol Morris (A Brief History of
Time) and Alain Resnais (Wild Grass). In recent years, he has
collaborated on the organization of the Locarno and Rotterdam Festivals and
represented films from 19 countries at key festivals, markets and
Pricing and Discounts
WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members
of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. Click
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Why not sign up for both current workshops and save!
3-Workshops Regular Rate: $55.00 | 3-Workshops WMM & Partner Rate: $40.00
Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10001
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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