January 11, 2013

This February: Documentary Producing Workshops with Mitchell Block

Need to know how to get funding to make your documentary? In the dark about distribution and marketing opportunities? Want to share your ideas or your project have them evaluated in a group of your peers? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then do we have the opportunity for you!

Multi-award winning executive producer Mitchell Block has joined with the IDA once again to produce an exclusive 2-day Documentary Producing Workshop to help you and other aspiring documentary filmmakers find answers to all your questions. Part of IDA’s longstanding Doc U educational series, Block is holding two full days of producing advice and information at The Writers Boot Camp and The Spitfire Grill on February 9 and 10, 2013.

The big focus of Day 1 will be funding from both the private and the public sectors. Block will look at individual projects from workshop attendees and give specific advice on how (and if) one should approach financial support. Mitchell invites you to share your ideas or projects at any stage of production and have them evaluated as part of the class.

For Day 2, Mitchell will work with you to give your doc the tune-up it needs to make it sell. Asking the big question of why your project isn’t attractive studios, networks, or sponsors, Block will aim to make sure your package, proposal, idea, budget, team, and target are all on track.

If this sounds like something you just can’t miss—and if you’re in a rut with your project, you probably shouldn’t—register now for this workshop. Discounted rates are available for IDA Members and students.