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Filmmakers Exchange - April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Apr 17, 2012 · 7:30 PM
  • This location is no longer available

This will be a event to both network and show, discuss, and get feedback on what you're working on and comment on others' ideas, much like our previous film and video clips feedback and discussion nights. I have a 52" screen for DVDs and a 36" screen for viewing websites on the Internet, so you can show your work in various formats. 

We'll start off with networking and a potluck from 7:30-8:00. Come with business cards. And if you have projects where you are looking for participants, such as directors and actors, you can announce these. We have a Casting Connection box for actors who want to bring their headshots and resumes, and anyone looking for actors can look through this.

The forum featuring clips, works in progress, script ideas, pitch approaches, etc. will be from 8:00-9:30 or 10, followed by more networking from 9:30/10 to 10. Bring your clips to show what you are working on, and if you want feedback on any film and TV projects -- from ideas to videos you are ready to promote, please come with your questions for discussion. For feedback on a script, bring up to 10 pages, and we'll do a reading with different roles.  I have just sold a book on finding funds for both shorts and feature films, so I can talk about that. Whether you're a producer, director, screenwriter, or otherwise involved in the film or TV industries, please join us.

Some possible topics for feedback might be:  
- deciding which project to produce  
- choosing a title for your film or TV show  
- making choices on casting  
- developing a pitch for selling your film, TV show idea, or script  
- creating an ad campaign  
- making choices about locations  
- choosing a director or DP  
- determining what festivals to enter  
- deciding on different approaches to your Website  
- getting feedback on your script  
- finding funding

Come with your ideas, and we'll have room to showcase and provide feedback for 6-7 participants. Everyone else, just share your feedback.

For those who haven't been here before, I'll send out the exact location and directions a few days before the event for those who have RSVPed. I'll provide some juice and soda. Please indicate what you are bringing in the comments when you RSVP, so we have a nice diversity of things.

As in my other groups, I have a No Show/No Cancellation policy, so if you sign up, don't show and don't cancel, after 2 times, you won't be able to sign up for this event anymore.

I'll look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

Gini Graham Scott



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Disappointing turnout and film-playing eqpt -- but got some helpful feedback about my latest film and found those who attended interesting :^)

    April 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope this meeting happens because I want to meet other filmmakers. But Julio's comments (a) seem right on & (b) make me wonder what the vibe is like. I assume others act professionally in all walks of life and suggest such an attitude in others. Perhaps any history of non-cancellers should be left in the past -- I certainly don't want to face backwards when first meeting people :^)

    March 28, 2012

  • Julio R.

    How different it would be to just say: "Please note that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel your attendance as per our cancellation policy. We appreciate your understanding and courtesy in regards to missed events."

    Different tone, same message: Creative communication helps keep your audience engaged!

    March 28, 2012

  • Julio R.

    I think is not just unnecessary but also rude and unprofessional to mention every time there is a SF Movie Makers meetup scheduled that members won't be able to sign up for this event "anymore" if they don't show up and don't cancel. Maybe that's one of the reasons why the number of attendees is so low compared with the total of members registered.

    March 28, 2012

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