Getting It Made: Tips for the Independent Filmmaker

We will be presenting an exciting, informative panel providing both aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers with the tools needed to complete a successful project.

Scheduled discussion topics include:

  • Choosing and Researching a film topic
  • Story Development
  • Writing a Proposal/Treatment
  • Budgeting and Financing
  • Distribution
  • Copyrighting/Legal Issues

Getting It Made: Tips for the Independent Filmmaker

We will be presenting an exciting, informative panel providing both aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers with the tools needed to complete a successful project.

Scheduled discussion topics include:

  • Choosing and Researching a film topic
  • Story Development
  • Writing a Proposal/Treatment
  • Budgeting and Financing
  • Distribution
  • Copyrighting/Legal Issues

Craig Friedman

Craig is an Independent Film Producer/Director and Editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Craig’s past projects include: The Idiot (820 Studios), Domestic Bliss (Defiant Loins Productions) and Pass or MoviePass?, YouTube’s Official Movie Review channel. His most recent project, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Then and Now, is an official selection of WILLiFEST 2017.

Rebecca Israel most recently completed directing/filming/editing a short documentary, Paper View: a day in the life of cardboard, for BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech. She spent the past decade working in all phases of production for HBO, PBS, Sundance Channel, Comedy Central, and NBCU after receiving a B.A. in Media and Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang College: The New School for Liberal Arts.

Rebecca is passionate about researching models of education and exploring what “success” means to various cultures. In 2014, Rebecca spent seven months in Uganda filming for Vocativ, USAID, and several organizations. She is currently producing/shooting a non-fiction children’s series about multicultural America.

Rebecca is originally from Chicago and a midwesty at heart.

Rebecca Israel

Richard Jordan

Richard has been in the business for 25 years with experience working professionally as an actor, producer, writer, director and in casting. He’s been casting for the better part of the last decade out of New York and within the last year has expanded his business to LA. He cast a variety of projects from independent film, commercials, music videos, voice over, print & live events. Recent commercial clients include British Airways, Minute Maid, Bud Light, ADIDAS, & Spark for Autism. He also cast for new music videos for The All American Rejects, Norah Jones, D.R.A.M, and two feature independent films.

In addition to casting, Richard recruits directors & produces branded content for MOFILM pairing emerging filmmakers with the world’s biggest brands telling original stories. If that’s not enough he teaches, as time allows, the business of acting, gives talks, lectures and judges competitions.

Actor, singer, comedian and now documentary film director Vic Martino is a true Brooklynite. Born and raised in Williamsburg, Vic has maintained a steadfast cultural identity in the midst of one of the most aggressively gentrifying neighborhoods in New York. Some of the highlights of his career include appearing in an episode of “The Sopranos” as well as singing standards in night clubs from Las Vegas to New York.

Vic Martino

Veronica White

Veronica is a musician and freelance community producer for BRIC Arts Media. She completed her first documentary, Women With Horns, in November 2016.

Nancy enjoys dancing, documentary festivals, and has a special interest in environmental activism and its portrayal in media. Her career in film has included special projects defining our modern sensibility when it comes to social issues. Her experience includes archival, research, and production roles on Democracy Now!, at Columbia University and independent feature film projects. Nancy’s willingness to confront uncomfortable issues for large audiences has influenced many projects on the subjects of nuclear war, investigative journalism, feminism and their impact on the community both at home and abroad. She is currently in production on Off, Country and Half-Life of Memory, an investigative project about the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility.

Nancy Wolfe

Moderator

Joanna White-Oldham

The panel will be moderated by Joanna White-Oldham of JWO Media. She is also Writer/Producer/Director of CoCo and Ultimatum, and founder of Center for Active Learning.

Center for Active Learning is a Brooklyn based organization dedicated to educating and inspiring our community. Our primary focus is the provision of informal learning opportunities for adult learners that are based in adult learning theory and active learning methodologies.

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