NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing) will close this year's AFI DOCS FILM FESTIVAL. Ewing and Grady will be in attendance to discuss the film, along with its subject, Norman Lear.
Looking forward to seeing THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer), CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), and WEINER (Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman), at the Rooftop Films Summer Series!
WEINER (Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman) has been having a great festival run, and will be released in theaters on May 20th by IFCFilms.
INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK
Deadline Alert! We wouldn't want you to miss out on this great opportunity to join IFP's Project Forum. It's where your new narrative or documentary film has a chance to go before key industry executives who may possibly become involved in the development, financing, or distribution of your project. The submission deadline is approaching fast, so check out the details and apply here!
Connect with WMM!
The Right Steps for a Successful
with Emmy-winning producer
Marilyn Ness (TRAPPED, CAMERAPERSON)
Thursday, May 12th | 6:00pm
Finding a producer and establishing a successful working relationship is a huge asset for any film but how to go about finding the right person can be daunting. In this workshop, Marilyn Ness, a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary film producer, shares her experience working with different directors including most recently, Dawn Porter and Kirsten Johnson whose films TRAPPED and CAMERAPERSON premiered at Sundance in January to critical acclaim. Marilyn will discuss how she has successfully navigated the dance between producer and director, as someone who has worked on numerous documentary projects ranging from high-profile, big-budget films to less well-known, low-budget productions.
WMM is excited to be joined by Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund, who will share information about the fund and answer your questions. In case you don't know, Catapult specifically provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a trailer or sample piece for film funding purposes. Also, Catapult recently started accepting applications on a rolling basis. Many WMM fiscally sponsored films have received Catapult grants including: CAMERAPERSON, TRAPPED, E-TEAM, THE ARRIVALS, ASK THE SEXPERT, GROWING UP IN OIL, and the UNTITLED MISSOURI DOCUMENTARY among others. Join us to find out how you too can become a Catapult-funded filmmaker.