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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Independent Film Master Class


On August 1st I'll be speaking as part of an "Independent Film Master Class." The day long live web-interactive event covers everything from idea and screenplay (my hour), all the way through marketing and distribution. I'm not getting any sort of fee for speaking and participating, and I'm promoting the event here on my blog because I think it will be an extremely valuable and inspiring day for anyone looking to make their first film.

If you decide to sign up, to attend in person or to watch the webcast, be sure to use the discount code "genrehacks." Read the details below and follow this LINK.


Filmmakers Alliance's
INDEPENDENT FILM MASTER CLASS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOUR FILM MADE AND SEEN - IN ONE BOX!!


When:     August 1, 2010 - 9 am to 6 pm
Where:    The Downtown Independent Film Theater
                251 S. Main St.
                Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON, register now for the Live Interactive Webcast. It is discounted 50% to only $25 for only the next seven days: http://masterclass.payperlive.com/event/view/10167

Filmmakers Alliance's INDEPENDENT FILM MASTER CLASS is the complete, all-in-one package - a definitive, step-by-step, one-day seminar for independent filmmakers offering all the information you need to get your film MADE and SEEN. The INDEPENDENT FILM MASTER CLASS is a clean, clear, concise and complete independent filmmaking blueprint for your film project that will allow you to sustain your life as a filmmaker!!
  • Concept, Story and Script Development - Developing ideas and concepts that work! Then, writing that script in a way that will get your film made without compromising your vision.
  • Film Financing, Crowdfunding and Beyond - Where to find the money and what you need to do to get it. Also, exploring new strategies in raising money for your film.
  • Pre-production and Production - How to get the most filmmaking bang from your budget - creatively and cost-efficiently managing your project. Also, how best to work with actors, crew, locations, unions, guilds, crafts to ensure your film not only gets made, but looks exponentially more than its cost.
  • Filmmaking Tech Tools and Online Filmmaking Support - Make your production easier to manage and giving yourself tighter control of your project by turning your computer into a portable production office (and saving the cost of overhead). There are amazing new tools online and beyond to help filmmakers - at every stage of the filmmaking process -manage the once overwhelming task of creating, shooting, finishing, promoting and distributing a film. Find out what they are and how best to use them.
  • Post-Production - New technologies, tools and methodologies are making it easier to high end work with a low end budget. Find out what they are and what you need to do give a stunning, world-class finish to your film and how to prepare for it long before you reach post.
  • Festivals and Distribution - Understanding the festival circuit and how to use it to your film’s greatest advantage. And devising and executing a distribution plan that will give your film it’s best shot at success and sustain your filmmaking life!

Speakers include no-budget filmmaking specialist Mark Stolaroff (http://www.nobudgetfilmschool.com), post-production expert, Michael Cioni (http://www.lightirondigital.com), Colleen Nystedt founder of the innovative web tool MovieSet (http://www.movieset.com), self-distribution guru Marc Rosenbush (http://www.internetmarketingforfilmmakers.com), writer-director Sean Hood (http://genrehacks.blogspot.com) discussing concept/story development and screenwriting for Indie features, writer-director Liam Finn serving up war stories on his no-budget first feature "Rejouer", filmmakers Diane Bell and Chris Byrne talking about financing and other issues putting together their award-winning Sundance fave "Obselidia", JC Chang (http://www.neoflix.com) speaking on new distribution models, tools, and trends, Saskia Wilson-Brown (http://www.IndieGoGo.com) speaking about DIY funding strategies with a nod to more traditional ways of raising money -
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

The seminar also includes filmmaker case-studies and open Q&A; periods, so come prepared with your specific filmmaking questions - the ones that most have you stumped - so that we can take you to the next level.

SEMINAR SPECIAL
- 10 filmmakers will be selected from the attendees for a FREE 6-session series of consultations. You MUST submit your project to masterclass@filmmakersalliance.org no later than June 30th for consideration. Please submit no longer than a single page synopsis, a filmmaking resume and links to any previous work. Please DO NOT send video files or full scripts.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION ON THE ROOF OF THE DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!

REGISTER NOW!!

Ticket Prices:
$175* - Includes seminar fee plus one year of Filmmakers Alliance membership.
$125* - General seminar fee only.
$75* -  Seminar fee for FA members only (with special discount code)
$50 - Live Interactive Webcast - REGISTER NOW: http://masterclass.payperlive.com/event/view/10167

*Fee includes lunch and parking.


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