What we're about

If you're a writer, screenwriter, or filmmaker looking for a way to accelerate your career while doing what you love most, this is the group for you. Meeting two to four times a month, we address both the art and science of profitably creating media that entertains, thrills, informs, or transforms.

About Nancy Fulton

I've been running highly-rated meetups in Santa Monica for Writers, Filmmakers and Creative Professionals for several years. You can learn more about them at http://www.NancyFultonMeetups.com .

• You may find some of the following resources created for past events useful if you're looking for immediate help with your creative enterprise. You can find them at http://www.NoBetterFriend.com

How to Legally Find and Accept Money From Investors
(The Best How-To, Practical, Legal, Primer You'll Read)

Budgets, Breakdowns & Cash Flows: The Numbers You Need to Know Before You Produce Anything
(with Audio Recording featuring Nancy Fulton & Producer John Duffy)

Making Google Love You Without Buying Ads
(Necessary for Cost Effective Promotion for Your Project)

Profitably Publishing & Selling Your Book
(Handy for Film & Webseries Merchandising)

We also have lots of free videos on everything on writing screenplays, publishing books, legally true stories, funding production companies, etc at http://www.NancyFultonVideos.com .

Upcoming events (2)

Writing, Publishing & Selling a Graphic Novel or Comic Book (Online Workshop)

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To attend this event, sign up here: https://gumroad.com/l/JFkJu In this online workshop writers an screenwriters learn how to create a graphic novel or comic book working in collaboration with a professional graphic artist. This is the perfect online event to attend if you want to write, produce, and sell a graphic novel. To get this workshop, just click I Want This, fill in the blanks, then check your email for the confirmation email. Click View Product and download the instructions on how to attend. Guest Speaker: Professional illustrator and storyboard artist Anthony Sturmas. To see samples of Anthony's work as an illustrator, visit https://www.deviantart.com/anthonysturmas/gallery/ Topics covered in this workshop: Writing a graphic novel script based on a story or screenplay Graphic novel script formats and requirements Hiring a graphic novel illustrator Using sample images as style guides to speed communication Creating preliminary character and environment sketches Avoiding expensive and time consuming conflicts How to reduce production costs Cost and time requirements for book production You receive: A live online workshop Access to a recording of the workshop A printable workbook you can refer to after the event If you have questions about this event, please email me at [masked] Testimonials “ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP “ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you're doing a great job! Thank you! ” — Pamela Davis “ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ” — Jim Henson “ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ” — Susan Shearer “ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the film making community. ” — Pippa Hinchley “ Good information resource. Well organized. ” — JB “ Nancy's Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It's very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slide shows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ” — Jodi “ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ” — Camille Bacos About the Film Funding Club: “ I'm thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I'd be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ” — Reinaldo D'Amico

Wearing Digital Characters & Controlling Digital Props w/ MoCap (ON SET-Burbank)

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30+ industry pros will attend this on set workshop at Mobile Motion Mocap in Burbank. Sign up here https://gumroad.com/l/aLQBf You'll find this workshop important if are a producer actively working to budget, schedule, and produce an FX rich feature film, episodic series, animation, game show, or talk show, or if you are a performer interested in learning how you can bring a wide variety of digital characters to life. If you are unfamiliar with Virtual Production concepts and tools, download this Free MMM Primer to become better acquainted with the technology https://gumroad.com/l/MlDwy/3he4mkh The Burbank address for this event will be be sent to participants 48 hours before the event. About this Workshop In this in-studio workshop Independent Film & TV producers learn how to produce broadcast quality and UHD content using motion capture to control digital characters, digital props, and special FX in real time. This is the perfect event to attend to learn about production techniques you can use to significantly reduce the financial costs and time requirements associated with producing an FX heavy live action project, an animated feature, and/or series. In this face-to-face on set workshop you learn: Key differences between optical, inertial, and facial motion capture systems How actors can “wear digital costumes” to deliver brilliant performances as human, animated, and creature characters How motion captured props can allow live actors in scene to directly manipulate digital environments How motion capture can be used to control special effects like force fields, lasers, fire, and flocks of objects. Irfan Merchant, founder of Mobile Motion Mocap, has been designing, building, and installing high-value digital production, digital distribution, and broadcast solutions worldwide for more than 25 years. He has trained, deployed, and managed hundreds of crews and is an expert at creating cost-effective, robust, state-of-the-art solutions for the film and television production companies he supports. You can learn more at www.MobileMotionMocap.com His recently relocated and expanded studio produces effects-rich film and television content using digital environments, live actors on green screen, digital characters, digital props, and special FX on set in real time without months of painstaking post production compositing. If you have any questions about this event, email [masked].

Past events (207)

Problem Solver Workshop: Screenwriting, Pitching & Acquiring Representation

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