Doc U: The Business Side of Documentary Filmmaking

By IDA Editorial Staff

Documentary filmmakers come in all stripes and from all walks of life, and often the only shared quality is a passion for their subjects and a desire to get the story told. Underlying these disparate characteristics however, are fundamental aspects of how all documentary business models must operate. What are the various options available to filmmakers, to be set up in the business of making documentaries? What business model works best for you and your filmmaking? How can you decide? And what are the implications come tax time?

Bring your questions to The Cinefamliy on Wednesday, March 21 (new date), and join moderator Lisa Leeman (One Lucky Elephant, Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trunga) as she discusses the ins and outs of accounting, business management, and tax reporting, with Chris Perez Associate at the law firm of Donaldson & Callif, Jeffrey Schwarz of Automat Pictures, and Lee Storey (Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story).

Purchase your tickets for this Doc U today!