the Broadcasters: A Conversation About International Broadcasting
Wednesday, April 25 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
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
Insider's Guide to Broadcast Sales
Wednesday, May 9 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 |
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.
a Strong Sample Trailer
Wednesday, May 16 | 6:30 – 8:30
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.
– Save when you choose two workshops for only $60/$45!
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.
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,
Location and Directions
All workshops take place at:
Women Make Movies, Conference Room
462 Broadway, 5th Floor, between Broome and Grand in SoHo
Subways: Q/N/R/W, 6, J/M/Z to Canal Street; W/R to Prince Street
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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Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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