11/09/2015

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Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV (Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard),  Roll Red Roll (Nancy Schwartzman) and Whose Streets? (Damon Davis and Sabaah Jordon) each received a Pare Lorentz grant.  Congratulations!

Several PA films will be playing at DOC NYC

Babushkas of Chernobyl - Holly Morris
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez - Barbara Attie & Janet Goldwater
From This Day Forward - Sharon Shattuck
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers - Hemal Trivedi & Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy 
Motley's Law - Nicole N. Horanyi
Speed Sisters - Amber Fares  (US Premiere!)
Tocando La Luz - Jennifer Redfearn  


FUNDRAISING NEWS

You can donate the following crowdfunding campaign:

Adios Amor
(Laurie Coyle), a film about the discovery of forgotten photographs which prompted a search for Maria Moreno, 
a migrant mother driven by her children's hunger to seek justice for farmworkers. For more information and to donate, c
lick here.
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Marketing and Outreach Manager to promote and publicize the organization, our programs, and our collection of films to our customers, potential customers, filmmakers and the media. For more details and to apply, click here.
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There are still spots left for this week's workshop with Discovery Channel, and next week's webinar on proposal writing. Don't miss these great opportunities!
  

Wednesday, November 11th | 6:30-8:30pm
Regular Rate: $30.00 | (discount rate) $20.00


With 100.8 million subscribers in the U.S. alone, Discovery Channel is a valuable destination for viewers searching for programming spanning science and technology, exploration, adventure, and the environment. The recent appointment of John Hoffman as Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials at Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science, following his distinguished past at The Public Good Projects and HBO, his home of 17 years, signals a renewed commitment by Discovery Communications to place the highest value on documentary films.

Join us to learn about the newest developments at Discovery and their focus on producing original documentary programming from development through production, commissioning and acquiring films and specials, and developing cross-platform programming.

WMM is delighted to welcome two of the documentary team's decision makers, John Hoffman and Alexandra Moss, Director of Development and Production, Documentaries and Specials, for a candid and wide-ranging conversation about Discovery from the inside, what they are looking for and how best to get on their radar screen. Click here to register.


Upcoming webinar:


Wednesday, November 18th| 3:00-5:00pm
Regular Rate: $25.00 | (discount rate) $15.00
Click here to register.

In this webinar, Tracie Holder, filmmaker and fundraising consultant, will help you understand what makes a film funding proposal a standout, grab the attention of potential funders and gives you the best shot at funding.  The focus of our time will be spent analyzing a successful funding proposal aimed at understanding how the filmmaker has successfully translated their vision for the film into a written proposal that captures the attention of the reader.  This webinar is aimed at any filmmaker who is thinking of applying for grants, is in the middle of a fundraising campaign or just needs to refresh their knowledge and put her/his best foot forward.  Holder is a filmmaker who has raised over $2million in grants for films and works with WMM as a fundraising consultant to the filmmakers in our Production Assistance Program.   In that role she has helped hundreds of filmmakers refine their proposals and win awards from foundation and government agencies.   



All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant. 
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

 
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