UnionDocs Doc Fundamentals Workshop, begins April 21, Brooklyn

Very cool (and affordable!) UnionDocs workshop for documentary filmmakers. Details and list of workshops below. -Mia


Kicking off April 21, we have an exciting new six-week workshop series for the beginning to intermediate documentary filmmaker which addresses fundamental principles of making and releasing docs today. We welcome 2-3 top industry guest presenters each week from leading production companies and organizations including POV, Cinetic, Impact Partners, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and many others who will join our host, filmmaker Penny Lane (Our Nixon). We've designed these to work together as a package and are offering a discounted series rate of $100 while spots are still available, though there's also the option of individual workshop purchase at $20 a session.

Complete Schedule:
4/21 Planning Your Documentary

4/28   Financing Your Documentary
5/5   Directing and Shooting Your Documentary

5/12 Editing Your Documentary
5/19   Your Transmedia Campaign

6/2   Releasing Your Documentary

More info:

A nuts-and-bolts professional development series designed for the beginning or intermediate documentary filmmaker, Documentary Fundamentals @ UnionDocs is six-week course culminating in a certificate of completion. Registrants can also attend individual sessions. This curriculum developed out of our experience hearing what fundamentals documentarians need to understand to plan, produce, and release an independent documentary today.

Hosted by filmmaker and educator Penny Lane (Our Nixon), Documentary Fundamentals 

is essential learning for the documentary filmmaker, covering business basics, fundraising and financing, production and post-production strategies, transmedia campaigns, sales and distribution models. Each session features guest speakers sharing tips and secrets of the trade, with an emphasis on real-life case studies and best practices. Guests include Oscar-winning filmmakers and producers (Yael Melamede, My Architect, Inocente); Emmy-winning editors and sound designers (Andy Grieve, Standard Operating Procedure, The Carter; Tom Paul, Under African Skies,The Fog of War); and representatives from top funders, film sales companies, distributors and more.

Documentary Fundamentals is designed for beginning or intermediate filmmakers with projects in any stage of development or production (even the daydreaming stage!). Sessions combine formal presentations with extensive time for in-depth discussions with participants.

Registrants completing all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion, and will have special opportunities to promote their projects within the UnionDocs network. Specific guests and topics are subject to change. Doors will open at 7:15 and we will being each session promptly at 7:30pm.

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