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San Francisco How to Find Money to Make your Documentary Film

How to Find Money to Make your Documentary Film

DetailsMany documentary filmmakers start their projects without funds, paying for everything out of their own pockets. But, the better the film gets, the more the need for money to improve the film. This class focuses on bringing that money to the table! ---------------------BIO Joanne Butcher has worked extensively with hundreds of filmmakers from the US, UK, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has been mentored by James Schamus (producer/screenwriter Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon); Ted Hope (producer, In the Bedroom, 21 Grams); Laura Bickford, (producer, Traffic), and Lucy and Luis Carlos Barreto who have made over 200 films in Brazil and produced 2 filmmaker sons who have both been nominated for Oscars. Joanne was the former Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and a founder of IFP/National. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition that provided $200,000 cash and services to a feature film. She has taught film financing and screenwriting.  ZOOM INFO Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: May 19, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdOCpqzwpuONIuycYB08lLf8DYY_aFw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.If you would like to register for the Meetup, you will find out about upcoming classes: RSVP for Meetup

San Francisco Crew Talk: Getting Started in Video & Film
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Crew Talk: Getting Started in Video & Film

Join us on our next Webcast where Sarah will be discussing getting started in the video & film industry with three rockstar producers.Discussion Topics:- Their backgrounds and how they got their start.- Tips for getting into the video & film industry.- Film degrees, apprenticeships, internships & courses.- The role of a production assistant.Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1vJclqZhRziCBzd38v23KwWe look forward to virtually meeting you!View our previous Crew Talk: Director of Photography webcast here:https://www.shoots.video/blog/crew-talk-director-of-photography/ 

San Francisco First Time Feature Fantasies vs Real Industry Money
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First Time Feature Fantasies vs Real Industry Money

I recently met a first time producer who told me he needed $2 million to make his first feature. When I looked a little surprised, he confided: "Well it needs to be shot underwater, so it's expensive." Given that I talk to filmmakers all day, I hear this kind of misdirected thinking a LOT! Let's get down to basics with some reality checks about how the film industry really works.RSVP to this Meetup to receive notices for upcoming classesBIOJoanne Butcher has worked extensively with hundreds of filmmakers from the US, UK, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has been mentored by James Schamus (producer/screenwriter Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon); Ted Hope (producer, In the Bedroom, 21 Grams); Laura Bickford, (producer, Traffic), and Lucy and Luis Carlos Barreto who have made over 200 films in Brazil and produced 2 filmmaker sons who have both been nominated for Oscars.Joanne was the former Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and a founder of IFP/National. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition that provided $200,000 cash and services to a feature film. She has taught film financing and screenwriting.ZOOM INFOWhen: May 4, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Qkfu-tpzgtM0l9sXEeqdRGH6Zo4O1stgAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Cocktails w/ American Psycho Director
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Virtual Cocktails w/ American Psycho Director

Grab your favorite beverage and join acclaimed writer/director Mary Harron and WiM Executive Director Tema Staig as they talk American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, the punk rock movement, upcoming horror series The Expecting for Quibi, and so much more. Pajamas to punk rock… any garb is acceptable as long as you can hang.  All genders encouraged. Welcome remarks Conversation and Q & AGet tickets: https://womennmedia.com/event/virtual-cocktails-director-mary-harron/Women In Media members, log into the website to reveal your discount code.

London London Screenwriter's Festival
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London Screenwriter's Festival

I'm going to be at the London Screenwriter's Festival on Saturday April 18th if anyone who is going would like to meet up for a coffee and chat. I might have to change the time, because I'm hoping to book a slot for the script surgery, but will let you know. The whole event looks absolutely amazing and it would be so wonderful to meet up with other Stage 32 members :)https://www.londonscreenwriter...Floor Plan... https://www.londonscreenwriter... If anyone wants to meet up on the 17th, or 19th April on the other days of the festival, please feel free to make your own arrangements.

San Francisco Is Your Script / Film Good Enough?
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Is Your Script / Film Good Enough?

When is your script / film finished? What makes it good enough? How do you know? Tonight we'll talk about how to find out, if your film is good enough?You are invited to a Zoom meeting.When: Apr 14, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJ0pce6vrzwqOyc-3NNUeD_APwegUi8rWwAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

San Francisco Transitioning from Shorts to Features
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Transitioning from Shorts to Features

Please RSVP for the meetup to receive information about upcoming events Tuesday, March 31, 2020  to  How to transition from making short films to making features. What are the obstacles short filmmakers will need to overcome? How does making feature films differ from making shorts? Why do feature filmmakers need to consider the market in creating their films?  Joanne Butcher will give a talk and lead a filmmaker discussion about transitioning from making shorts to making features. Join us for an evening of learning about the world of filmmaking and the business, and of networking with other short-to-feature filmmakers. Narrative, animation and documentary filmmakers are welcome to attend. Also, if you collaborate with filmmakers - actors, composers, etc. - please join us. We can't make our short films without you!!!  BIO Joanne Butcher has worked extensively with hundreds of filmmakers from the US, UK, Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America. She has been mentored by James Schamus (producer/screenwriter Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon); Ted Hope (producer, In the Bedroom, 21 Grams); Laura Bickford, (producer, Traffic), and Lucy and Luis Carlos Barreto who have made over 200 films in Brazil and produced 2 filmmaker sons who have both been nominated for Oscars. Joanne was the former Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and a founder of IFP/National. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition that provided $200,000 cash and services to a feature film. She has taught film financing and screenwriting.

Los Angeles Stage 32 March Meetup!
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Stage 32 March Meetup!

We are excited to report that Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Rich "RB" Botto, Managing Director Amanda Toney, Director of Content & Branding, Taylor Baker, and Script Services Coordinator Nick Assunto will all be joining the Stage 32 March Meetup this Thursday, March 5th at 6pm at The Phoenix! If you have ever wanted to meet the team behind Stage 32, this is your opportunity!We've got an amazing LA-based community and we're excited to have everyone mix and mingle on the first Thursday of every month!  Come kick off March with your fellow talented screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, actors, actresses, and craftsmen & craftswomen! As always, the festivities start at 6pm at The Phoenix in Los Angeles! Get there early for Happy Hour drink and food specials until 7pm! Then stick around to connect with your fellow LA-based creatives to talk about the projects you're working on!  There will be writers, directors, producers, and actors all in the mix! Already this year there have been several new collaborations to come out of the Stage 32 meet ups!  If you are in LA, come on out and get in the mix!   

Los Angeles Stage 32 Pre-Oscar Party!

Stage 32 Pre-Oscar Party!

Come celebrate the 92nd Academy Awards with Stage 32! We are proud to work with so many talented screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, actors, actresses, and craftsmen & craftswomen! And we can think of no better way to kick off a weekend that celebrates film than by gathering together to talk movies (and television, of course)! As always, the festivities start at 6pm at The Phoenix in Los Angeles! Get there early for Happy Hour drink and food specials until 7pm! Then stick around to connect with your fellow LA-based creatives to talk about the projects you're working on! There will be writers, directors, producers, and actors all in the mix! Already this year there have been several new collaborations to come out of the Stage 32 meet ups!  And, in the spirit of the Oscars, everyone who RSVP's will get a gift from Stage 32!  If you are in LA, come on out and get in the mix!   

Los Angeles Welcome to the Roaring 20's with Stage 32!
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Welcome to the Roaring 20's with Stage 32!

Stage 32 is welcoming in the Roaring 20's with another meet-up for Los Angeles-based screenwriters, directors, producers, and other creatives on Thursday, January 9 at 6pm!  Mix and mingle with the Director of Script Services Jason Mirch and the entire Stage 32 team for an evening of celebration and conversation with your fellow creatives!  And all guests in attendance who register will receive a FREE gift from Stage 32!  The event is FREE and starts at 6pm! See you there!  (Parking conveniently located at the Beverly Center on La Cienega Blvd.)

Los Angeles Stage 32 Los Angeles Holiday Party
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Stage 32 Los Angeles Holiday Party

Ho, Ho, Hold the phone! Stage 32 throwing a Holiday Party for all Los Angeles-based screenwriters, directors, producers, and other creatives on Thursday, December 12 at 8:30pm! We will be raffling off FREE Stage 32 script services and education! There will also be Stage 32 Swag and other goodies throughout the night!  Join Stage 32 Founder & CEO Rich "RB" Botto, Director of Script Services Jason Mirch and the entire Stage 32 team for an evening of celebration and conversation with your fellow creatives!  As part of the event we will be having a SCRIPT SERVICES & EDUCATION RAFFLE to benefit the Good Shepherd Shelter for Homeless Women & Children in Los Angeles! We will be raffling off FREE Next Level Webinars, Premium Coverage, First 10 Order, 30-Minute Consultation Call, Pitch Sessions, and 60-Minute Mentoring Calls all with the executives of your choice!  To enter the raffle all you need to do is bring items for donation to the Good Shepherd Shelter! ONE item gets you ONE ticket! And there is NO LIMIT TO HOW MANY ITEMS YOU CAN BRING & HOW MANY TICKETS YOU CAN GET! Suggested items are toothbrushes, shower caps, toothpaste, floss, razor blades, shaving lotion, combs, hairbrushes, shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, feminine products, nail clippers, shoes, clothing, towels of all sizes, etc.     It is a great way to give a little back during this holidays season!  And all guests in attendance who register will receive a FREE gift from Stage 32!  The event is FREE and starts at 8:30pm! See you there!  (Parking conveniently located at the Beverly Center on La Cienega Blvd.)

Los Angeles Stage 32 Los Angeles Happy Hour Meet Up

Stage 32 Los Angeles Happy Hour Meet Up

Hey LA-based writers and creators! We're meeting up for another killer happy hour at The Phoenix in Los Angeles! We're heading back to The Phoenix in Los Angeles for the next round!  Join Stage 32 Director of Script Services Jason Mirch for an evening of conversation with your fellow screenwriters.  All guests in attendance who register will receive a free gift! The event starts at 6pm! See you there! UPDATE!: Jason will be bringing a special guest as well! Producer and Development Executive Christian Sander of Pense Productions will be joining as well! Pensé Productions has significant development funding and has pitched projects to all the major studios and agencies. Christian has worked in development for Neal Moritz, producer of the Fast and the Furious and 21 Jumpstreet franchises, and for prolific producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He also worked in Sony Pictures across several divisions including film production, digital marketing, publicity, and international television divisions before joining Pensé. 

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