Project Funding Series—Part 3 Working the Film Festival Circuit: Getting a Return on the Investment

Date of Event: June 21, 2011, 6:30 PM

Location of Event: Microsoft 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York

Description of Event: A film festival screening is your premier chance to grow your audience and make the professional connections that will further your project, as well as your career. It is also a marketplace for distribution opportunities and press reviews that generate buzz.

NYWIFT has assembled a panel of top festival programmers and sales agents to guide you as you prepare for your screening. They'll reveal the materials you should have available, provide advice on invitation lists and let you know who to hire, as they help you make the most of your festival experience.
Panelists include: Marian Masone, Director, Festivals and Associate Director, Programming for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, producer of the New York Film Festival, Martha Tien, Program Manager, Asian American International Film Festival

Registration Fee: $30 to NYWIFT members $45 to Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment online


Project Funding Series: Nuts & Bolts of the Digital Toolbox - Content Creators Expand the Budget Horizon

Date of Event: June 20, 2011, 6:30 PM
Location of Event: Tribeca Screening Room 375 Greenwich Street New York, New York
Description of Event: Consider the producer's paradox - while budgets shrink and fundraising becomes more challenging, access to affordable technology and a variety of digital platforms continues to grow. Old rules are being broken as new paradigms emerge.
In a unique rapid-fire presentation, a panel of experts reveal innovative methods to get your project off the ground. Whether it's through crowd-source funding, collaborative media, product placement, or other tactics designed to enhance a production, the Digital Toolbox will expand your budget horizon. With Carole Tomko, GM MyDiscovery and Jocelyn Shearer, Vice President, Footage Sales, DiscoveryAccess.
Additional scheduled panelists: IndieGogo, presented by Erica Labovitz; PlaceVine, presented by Chase Norlin.
Registration Fee: $30 members $45 non-members
RSVP by prepayment online


Grant Writing Bootcamp

Date of Event: June 18, 2011, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location of Event: TBD, New York, New York
Description of Event: A hands-on workshop on writing effective grants. Panelists include: Eleanor Whitney, Program Officer for External Affairs and Fiscal Sponsorship at New York Foundation for the Arts; Slava Rubin, CEO IndieGoGo; Elena Dubas, New York Foundation for the Arts
Registration Fee Morning only:
Pre-registration: $40 members $55 non-members
At the door: $50 members $65 nonmembers
Registration Fee Whole Day:
Pre-registration: $75 members $100 non-members
At the door: $90 members $125 for non-members


June 2011 Awards Lunch

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 12 noon-2 p.m.
Location of Event: Sardi's
Description of Event: Christine Jones (Scenic Designer) receives the Ruth Morley Design Award; Jessica Burr (Artistic Director of Blessed Unrest) receives the Lucille Lortel Award; lunch and networking

Contact Information: purchase at Brown Paper Tickets, 1 800 838 3006 option 1 - event code 175569

Checks may be sent before May 30 to: LPTW PO Box 2292 NY NY 10108
Registration Fee: $65 includes lunch


NYWIFT screening series: Where Less Is More

Date of Event: Jun. 28, 2011, 7:00 PM

Location of Event: Anthology Film Archives 32 East Second Avenue New York, New York

Description of Event: This month's NYWIFT Screening Series takes us around the world on a journey into the hearts and minds of women from every walk of life. From locations as far away as Greece and Turkey, to the nearby parks of Brooklyn, join us as we venture into the lives of some very fascinating folks.

Short films by: Jill Woodward, Pass TRESpass; Therese Shechter - How I learned to Speak Turkish; Iva Radivojevie - Thread; Tova Beck-Friedman - Her World; Elena TaJo - I am I: A Tribute to Margaret Cho; Zelda Patterson – Better

Registration Fee: $6 for NYWIFT members (Present your membership card, and/or tell them you are a NYWIFT member)
$7 for Women in Production, Women Make Movies, DCTV, IFP, Center for Communications, Shooting People, Arts Engine/DocuClub members, Guests of Cast and Crew, and Students (Present your membership card and/or tell them of your affiliation to your respective group.)
$9 for Non-Members

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the screening at the Anthology Box office. Cash Only-No credit cards.


Newsletter: A Note from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.
WAM is collaborating with the
Screen Actors Guild Foundation
to bring you:
A Conversation and Q&with
Eileen Fulton
moderated by our own
leslie Shreve!

As part of WAM's mission to encourage interaction between our member organizations, we would like to invite you to come hear from a woman who has crossed industry borders and worked in
TV, Cabaret, Film & Theatre!

Eileen Fulton is best known for being the first "bad girl" on television, when she created the role of Lisa Miller on the CBS Soap, "As The World Turns" over 50 years ago.  However, it was onstage in the Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that Eileen found a balance in her ability to perform both onstage and on TV. In the morning she would tape an episode of As the World Turns, then she would be on a Broadway stage for the matinee performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and by evening she would be back onstage in the Off-Broadway musical, The Fantasticks. Fulton has also appeared in five independent films, is an established recording artist and critically acclaimed cabaret performer.

A Special Networking Reception will be held after the event. We look forward to meeting you and continuing the discussion on issues of importance to you!

RSVP Required.  Seating is limited.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to rsvp@sagfoundation.org with "Eileen Fulton" in the subject line by Wednesday, June 15th.  Also, please indicate if you would like to bring a guest.
  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
7:00 PM  (Check-in starts at 6:15 pm)

Screen Actors Guild
360 Madison Avenue, 14thFloor  
(Entrance is located on 45th)

Moderated By
leslie Shreve

Have questions for Eileen? Email them to leslie with your RSVP to  rsvp@sagfoundation.org   

leslie is a past president of WAMCoalition, and is a current Special Advisor to our board. Her activism includes serving on the National Board of AFTRA; the Council and Grants Committee for the EAG; and the steering committee for the St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital's Crime Victims Treatment Center.  leslie is honored by her uniquely long term as National Chair for the Women's Committees of both AFTRA and SAG.  

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