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Meet the Broadcasters: A Conversation About International Broadcasting   
Wednesday, April 25 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate $25.00
How can US-based filmmakers finance their films through international coproduction? What films are right for European broadcasters? Does it make sense for you to submit your film to international pitching forums and markets? And if you do, how can you best pitch your project? Join Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, in an intimate conversation with Axel Arno, Commissioning Editor for SVT, Swedish Television, responsible for current affairs, special series and creative documentaries and Heather Croall, Director of Doc Fest, the Sheffield International Film Festival. Axel moderates the Forum at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), attends pitching forums around the world, and is the Chairman of the European Broadcasters Union Documentary Group. Heather is the developer of the innovative matchmaking pitching initiative The MeetMarket, now regarded as one of Europe’s leading pitching markets attracting over 100 buyers and hundreds of applicants. Both are uniquely qualified to give filmmakers the inside scoop! We are lucky to have them, so don't miss this panel discussion.

The Insider's Guide to Broadcast Sales
Wednesday, May 9 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate $25.00

If you want your film on television you have to think ahead and be prepared from the moment you start shooting. This workshop will discuss topics like closed captioning, rights clearance, E&O how to go about trying to sell your film, and more. Save yourself many headaches in the future and join Barbara Ghammashi, WMM’s Broadcast Sales and Development Consultant, previously Director of Original Programming at Showtime Networks, Inc.

Crafting a Strong Sample Trailer
Wednesday, May 16 | 6:30 – 8:30
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate $25.00
Without a compelling sample, even the best film ideas will never be realized. A sample or trailer is your best opportunity to show funders your filmmaking skills and vision for your project before you have a completed film. You will leave this workshop, led by Tracie Holder, Production Assistance Program Consultant and Adella Ladjevardi from Cinereach, with the tools and confidence you need to craft a strong, visually dynamic piece that complements your written proposal and will grab the attention of funders.

Pricing and Discounts

2-WORKSHOP PASSES! – Save when you choose two workshops for only $60/$45!

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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