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Meet the Funder: Tribeca Film Institute
Thursday, October 11 / 6:30 to 8:00

TFI gives support of over a million dollars annually in grants for both narrative and documentary films and new media projects and they are now open for submissions. Natalie Mooallem, Manager of Feature Programming, Dyana Winkler, Coordinator of Feature Programming and Jose Rodriguez, Program Associate of Documentary Programming, will be here to answer your questions and help you decide what grants might fit your project.

Negotiating with Confidence
Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30 - 8:30PM

Negotiation is an art. Whether you are negotiating a funding contract, a broadcast license, a distribution deal or a partnership agreement, you have to be strategic to achieve your goals. This workshop led by Larry Studnicky, a leading lawyer with more than twenty years of successful experience negotiating on behalf of a wide range of clients from Dreamworks to LL Cool J, will focus on the fine points of contract negotiating. Learn how to engage in this delicate dance with confidence. You'll come away from this workshop with new skills and a much deeper understanding of what you need to know for your next negotiation. Bring your questions.


Fear of Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics
Wed, October 24 | 6:30 8:30
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 WMM's Production Assistance Program.

Pricing and Discounts

3-WORKSHOP PASSES! Get all 3 workshops at a special discount ($65/50) when you register for "Meet the Funder: Tribeca Film Institute."

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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