Get any group of documentary filmmakers together and, no doubt, a big topic of conversation will be money: how to get it, how to make it, and how to keep getting and making it. Why? Because making docs is hard enough, but figuring out how to make a living making docs can be downright maddening....
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- January 20, 2015 @
Making a successful, long-term career in documentary filmmaking has never been more challenging than it is now. How can you generate the support you need and apply proven strategies in order to better position yourself for the long haul?
Join award-winning filmmaker Dawn...
- June 23, 2014 @
With the recent explosion of non-fiction series, what opportunities do they represent for documentary filmmakers? Do these programs signal the latest evolution in the documentary form?
Anne Thompson of Indiewire's "Thompson on Hollywood" moderates a fascinating peek...
- May 19, 2014 @
In the ever-changing, fast-moving world of cable and internet distribution, the vast range of choices and models presents an intimidating challenge to documentary filmmakers.
Tune in for a discussion on cable and internet distribution with Peter Broderick of Paradigm...
- February 25, 2014 @
You're proud of your film. But who will buy it? How will you sell it? What will you charge for it? And how in the world do you handle a negotiation over something like that?
We assemble a stellar panel of sales agents and producers, including Kevin Iwashina of...
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IDA Board Member Kevin Iwashina leads a candid discussion on making the most of your film's festival run with big wigs from the North American festival circuit.
- March 21, 2012 @
Hear from industry experts on the best practices of accounting and business management, with a focus on the impact and things to know when filing your taxes.