WMM Fall Workshop Series – Starting this Wednesday!

September 22nd, 2008 by Barry Caplan | Tags: none

Women Make Movies launches its Fall season with a series of four stellar workshops you won’t want to miss!!!

WMM 2008 FALL SERIES INCLUDES:

Websites and Social Networking: Building Audience and Buzz for Your Film

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 – 9:00

$50/40


Social Networking has grown from a niche pastime to one that reportedly involves more than 150 million people worldwide, with some 230,000 joining daily.

Leba Haber, an award-winning filmmaker and interaction designer and Michelle Halsell, producer, filmmaker, WMM board member and CEO of Missing Pixel, a leading design and technology company that produces interactive media solutions for corporate and non-profit clients, lead this workshop that will explore how to utilize social networking tools and create a website to build audience for your film and increase your project’s profile. Specifically, you will learn how you can use this new technology to promote your film and to reach targeted audiences and virtual communities. Debra Zimmerman, WMM’s Executive Director, will moderate.

Navigating the International Film Festival Circuit

Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 – 9:00

$50/40

Film Festivals have become an essential step in reaching your film’s audience as well as catching the eye of distributors. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, as she discusses how to use the film festival circuit to launch your film and build word of mouth. Find out how to optimize your festival screenings, create a festival strategy right for your project, package your film, design press materials and navigate your way through a festival. Attendees receive a packet of information on festivals and distributors, and sample press materials.

Setting Up Your Company: A Business and Legal Primer

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 – 9:00

$50/40

Whether or not you have a Fiscal Sponsor, there are certain basics all filmmakers need to know about the business of making a film. For example, does it make sense to set up your own company? How do you set up your books and organize your financial records? What is an LLC? What is an S-Corp? Which is better? Which is right for you? What do you need to know to file 1099s? This workshop addresses the business in’s and out’s from both the filmmaker’s and attorney’s perspective. Fernando Ramirez, entertainment lawyer and Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, the award-winning filmmaking team of Naked Eye Productions will cover an array of business and legal issues you need to know to ensure all of your bases are covered and your assets protected.

Fear Of Fundraising

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 – 9:00

$50/40

Fundraising 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 have not yet completed a comprehensive funding proposal, identified a likely project funder or pitched a project to a potential funder or broadcaster. If you recognize yourself in the description above, this workshop is for you! Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM.

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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

Registration

Advance registration is required for all WMM events. Register online at www.wmm.com.

You can also print this page, circle the workshops you would like to attend and mail with a check or money order to:
Women Make Movies
Workshops Registration
462 Broadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013

Pricing and Discounts

Our lowcost workshops are among the most affordable in the city. Prices for single workshops vary:

The $40 discounted rate is available to filmmakers whose work we distribute or fiscally sponsor, students, WMM Friends 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. You MUST include the organization’s name in “Special Instructions/Comments.”

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