Filmmaking - Financing


Ten Tips for Securing “Out of the Box” Funding from DOC NYC

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At a DOC NYC panel titled “Out of the Box Funding,” moderator Julia Labassiere (Chief Executive of BAFTA NY) defined the prhase as “anything besides getting a commission (for example, from HBO or National Geographic, etc.).” Marilyn Ness, producer of…  Read more

By Nov 22, 2016

Show Me the Money! At DOC NYC, Making Your Skills Pay as an Independent Filmmaker

Esther Robinson at DOC NYC (Photo: DOC NYC)Esther Robinson at DOC NYC (Photo: DOC NYC)

You’re a filmmaker. You’ve made one or two films, maybe even more. Or maybe you’re working on your first one and trying to figure out how to build a sustainable career. For now, you’re struggling: struggling to make ends meet,…  Read more

By Nov 22, 2016

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Aims to Showcase the Golden Age of Women Directors


In early 2015, Kino Lorber mounted a successful crowd-funding campaign for Pioneers of African-American Cinema. The campaign raised over $53,000, far surpassing its original $35,000 goal. Now Kino Lorber is hoping to repeat that success with its new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming…  Read more

By Oct 24, 2016

Mechanical Dreams Uses VR to Amplify Diverse Voices

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As Hollywood is rightfully called out on its underemployment of women, virtual reality companies like Mechanical Dreams Virtual Reality (MDVR) are actively courting underrepresented voices. The Seattle-based virtual reality content company housed by the University of Washington and the start-up incubator…  Read more

By Oct 11, 2016

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