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Thursday, May 8, 2008


This comes to us from The Filmmakers Collaborative (not the Rhode Island Film Collaborative)

Filmmakers Collaborative is proud to present Making Media Now 2008, a full-day conference for film and media makers of every skill level. Held this year at Waltham’s Bentley College, Making Media Now 2008 will continue its tradition of providing the New England film and video community with the latest information and workshops around the art and business of filmmaking. Participants will have access to leading national industry experts, demonstrations of cutting-edge products from film and media companies at our trade show, and the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the region.

Our panels will feature topics including:

New Models for Documentary and Feature Film Financing
The Future of Documentary in the Age of Internet Video
Applying Score to Screen in the 21st Century
Future trends in Marketing & Distribution
A Pitch Session with national television executives
…And many more!

Speakers will include:

Ryan Harrington, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
Fernanda Rossi, the Documentary Doctor
Cynthia Lopez, VP of American Documentary, POV
Kathryn Washington, ITVS
Bonnie Abaunza, VP of Participant Media
Ellen Stanley, VP Communications of National Geographic
Dan Cogan, Impact Partners
Artemis Joukowsky, Filmmaker/Angel Investor/Private Equity Fund Manager
Susan Lyons, Snowfall Films
Scott Kirsner, Author & Boston Globe writer
….And many others!

Making Media Now 2008 will also offer one-on-one consultations for attendees on tax credits, story structure, legal issues, fundraising trailers, and advice from national public television programmers. A luncheon with a keynote speaker is included in the cost.

Between April 26th – May 9th registration is $125; and after May 9th, the fee is $150. We have a discounted rate for students with valid IDs.

Registration is available now at www.filmmakerscollab.org. For more information, contact Filmmakers Collaborative at 781-647-1102 or info@filmmakerscollab.org.

Dawn Morrissey
Festival Producer
Magners Irish Film Festival
Boston, USA


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