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March 2014
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FROM THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, 
NOW PLAYING...

EXPOSED opens at Cinema Village, March 21. 
Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen.
 
BIG MEN opens at
IFC CENTER March 20-27.
Filmmaker in attendance!
In 2007, a US company discovers the first oil in the history of the West African republic of Ghana. What follows is a twisting tale of greed and deception with global implications, told by director Rachel Boynton (Our Brand Is Crisis) with razor-sharp journalistic skill. 
 
THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS,  premieres at AMC Loews 19th St, NYC, March 21-27. 
A documentary about Detroit philosopher/activist Grace Lee Boggs, 97, whose life and work has encompassed the major U.S. social movements of the past century: radical labor, civil rights, Black Power, feminism, Asian American, environmental justice,
and beyond. 
WMM IS ON TV FOR 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH! 

 

WMM is on TV all month long! Broadcasts are part of WORLD Channel's
 programming.  
 
 
THE LULU SESSIONS premiered March 4

NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

premiered March 13

MOTHERS OF BEDFORD

premiered March 18

 

 

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About WMM:
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others. 
Workshops
 
We have an exciting slate of workshops coming up in April!
 

Putting to Work Effective Publicity Campaigns  

and Strategies with Lucius Barre

Wednesday, April 2 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Well-planned public relations strategies contribute significantly to making some films hot topics; while, ill-conceived strategies can result in so many missed opportunities.   At what stage should a public relations campaign come into play? And how can you tell which strategies are most appropriate to a new project? Join seasoned publicist Lucius Barre for this session where he will review the building blocks of good public relations, from planning as soon as you begin production to campaign models for festivals, theatrical, broadcast and on demand releases, including what makes a good press package and techniques for developing talking points. Lucius Barre was the first crossover international publicist for Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne(La Promesse) and Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner); and has promoted such well-established filmmakers as Errol Morris (A Brief History of Time) and Alain Resnais (Wild Grass).  In recent years, he has collaborated on the organization of the Locarno and Rotterdam Festivals and represented films from 19 countries at key festivals, markets and promotional screenings.
 
 Wednesday, April 9th | 6:30-8:30pm
 
 How do you approach multi-platform storytelling to increase audience participation for your project? And how do you do that creatively and accurately? Who do you need on your team? How much can that cost? The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the transmedia landscape and to discuss a project from ideation to production. The session will enable participants to have the tools they need to articulate their transmedia project clearly. Join award-winning multimedia director and producer Theresa Loong, who will also present some examples of transmedia projects and will take a brief survey of participants' potential projects.  She will cover some case studies including Feed Me a Story, a collaborative project for which she recently received an NEA Arts in Media grant. As founder of the interactive production company, FORM360, Theresa Loong has provided editorial and strategic consulting services to independent documentary filmmakers as well as AMC Networks, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Milestone Films and Time Warner and she has lectured on multimedia at NYU, The New School and Hunter College.. Her film Every Day Is a Holiday received support from ITVS and aired on over 200 public television stations.
 
Monday, April 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 (Reg Rate) | $25 (WMM & Partner Rate)  

 How is it possible to have documentary filmmaking be your second career and then have your first film not only be accepted at Sundance but also win the Best Editing Award, in addition to airing on HBO? Dawn Porter, previously a practicing attorney for ABC News and A&E Television Networks, can tell you: "Be persistent, be fair, and be brave." Her first film Gideon's Army also received the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, was selected to participate at the HotDocs Forum and The Good Pitch, and continues to garner awards and screen at numerous film festivals. Her second documentary, Spies of Mississippi, aired on Independent Lens last February. And she is now working on the production of her third documentary, Trapped, for which she recently received a Catapult Film Fund grant. Join us at WMM for this intimate session with Dawn Porter and hear her talk about her process, her decision to become a filmmaker, the challenges she encountered as a first time filmmaker and the challenges she had to face when producing a second or third film. Dawn's work can reveal key elements to starting a successful filmmaking career, from the passion for the story you want to tell and finding the right team for your project, to knowing how to approach potential funders and supporters. 

  

Pricing and Discounts 

Why not sign up for all three current workshops and save!
3-Workshops Regular Rate: $85.00

3-Workshops WMM & Partner Rate: $55.00

 

For more information please visit our Workshops Page.  

  


WMM is seeking a Production Assistance (PA) Program Manager.  The PA Program assists women filmmakers to produce and direct independent films by providing fiscal sponsorship, workshops, seminars, and various online resources. The PA Program Manager supervises a part time Program Assistant. The PA Manager will manage the fiscal sponsorship program, including review of applications, outreach for new participants, administering contributions and disbursements, preparing government funding reports, handling production assistance inquiries and working with the program consultants.  Additional responsibilities include organizing and scheduling workshops and seminars, updating information resources and the PA section of our website.  The position is also responsible for working with our marketing staff on marketing all aspects of the program. To learn more, visit our website.