October 2012
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News You Can Use
Published regularly by Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program, News You Can Use serves as a resource for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts. You'll find news about sponsored projects in our program, upcoming workshops, calls for entries and other filmmaker opportunities.
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Film Fact:

Twenty one percent (21%) of the top 250 domestic grossing films released in 2007 employed no women directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, or editors-a 2% increase since 2006. None of these films failed to employ a man in at least one of these roles. -Celluloid Ceiling 2007 Report

TFIMeet the Funder: 
Tribeca Film Institute


Thursday, October 11 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

$10.00 | Register here


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! 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   contract

Wednesday, October 17  | 6:30-8:30 pm

$35 (reg. rate) / $25 (WMM partner rate) | Register here  


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. 



Fear of Fundraising: 
An Essential Overview 
of the Basics

Wednesday, October 24 | 6:30-8:30 pm

$35 (reg. rate) / $25 (WMM partner rate) | Register here


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. 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.


Special Discounts Available!

Get all 3 workshops at a special discount when you register for "Meet the Funder: Tribeca Film Institute."


WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. Click here for more information. 


More workshops will be announced throughout the fall - stay tuned for details!

WMM To Take on Fiscally Sponsored Projects from Arts Engine
Arts Engine, a great resource to the filmmaking community, has had to close their doors. WMM has been privileged to have Arts Engine as a close sister organization, supporting filmmakers. But the good news is that they chose WMM to take on their fiscal sponsorship program. This is an impressive group and we are looking forward to working with such talented filmmakers, as Pamela Yates and Paco de OnisBeth Murphy, and Rob and Lisa Fruchtman. And of course we will working with Katy Chevigny, the founder of Arts Engine, on the films in production by the wonderful Big Mouth Productions team: 1971, The E-TEAM and THE INTERNET MUST GO. We are also proud to distribute their film PUSHING THE ELEPHANT.
Arts Engine stated that "we are heartened by the fact that we have succeeded in finding excellent new homes for our programs with organizations, including Women Make Movies, one of the leading independent film organizations." We look forward to helping continue the good work that Arts Engine has brought to the filmmaking world.
About WMM:

Women Make Movies is a nonprofit media arts service organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films by and about women. Given the obstacles faced by women in the motion picture industry, Women Make Movies remains steadfast in our commitment to providing critical assistance to the makers of independent media throughout their careers. Our Production Assistance Program serves both emerging and established women directors with Fiscal Sponsorship, a bi-annual filmmaker Workshop Series, and Information Services, including this e-newsletter.