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WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable: Talk on Fiscal Sponsorship

Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC (WIFV) are joining forces to co-present the WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable.

This program, usually held on the second Monday of every month will build on WIFV’s existing Documentary Roundtable speaker series and Docs In Progress’ filmmaker meet-up/support group formerly known as Documingles.

All Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE and you do NOT need to be a WIFV member, Docs Insider, or alum of Docs In Progress to participate. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, build your network and know-how, and find out about other offerings of these two organizations.

So What’s Happening This Month?

The February 11 meeting will feature Erica Ginsberg (Docs in Progress) and Melissa Houghton (WIFV) presenting the pros and cons of fiscal sponsorship for filmmakers. Fiscal sponsorship is a way for filmmakers to be able to raise funds through a nonprofit organization so that they can qualify for certain foundation funds that only support nonprofits and allow individual donors to receive tax benefits for their donations. However, fiscal sponsorship is not simply passing funds through a nonprofit - it is a business relationship which filmmakers need to understand before seeking.

6:30 pm: Mix and Mingle

7:00-8:30 pm: Presentation and Q&A

Interface Media Group is located on 20th Street between M and N Streets. It is walking distance from the Dupont Circle Metro. Limited street parking is available after 6:30 pm (two hour limit) or park in the garage two doors down from Interface (do not park in the garage just next door since it closes early).

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  • Richard H.

    Very informative and well organized!

    February 12, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Great information and encouragement while keeping grounded in reality. Thanks!

    February 11, 2013

  • Brian F.

    Just got a asap work project, have fun everyone.

    February 11, 2013

  • Erica

    Look forward to seeing you all tonight. Just a reminder of the DC location...

    February 11, 2013

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