• Short Film Group Project Collaboration: Come with an idea/script to pitch.
    Come hang out and be ready to talk about your dream project. This is a goal-oriented planning meeting. We want to begin some group film projects before the holidays roll around this year. When selecting a short film project idea to pitch to the group, consider story's that are up to 20 minutes in length and are possible with zero budget, enthusiastic local volunteers & skills/resources we already have on hand. Start working on your media empire dream with us and build your indie resume. Let's make film happen in Charlotte!

    McAlister's Deli

    8943 South Tryon Street, Suite A · Charlotte, NC

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  • FilmMakers MeetUp Goals - Read Only
    FilmMakers MeetUp Goals We will be meeting (minimum) monthly in 2018 and more often as we grow. Our main purpose is creating completed, screen-ready films & generating buzz about various film/media/screenwriting projects and finding distribution for these projects outside of our local networks. Phase 1: The Short Film - From Idea to Completion Don't wait until a meeting to pitch your passion project or ask for assistance with script development. Message me and let's get started refining your script, honing in on your idea for the next great reality TV series or brainstorming YouTube topics. Whatever your project... just work it. Every day. Phase 2: Creating Buzz As a group we aim to facilitate filmmaker collaboration locally by working together on each others films (etc). Together we will help spread the word about each others projects by connecting on social and promoting our creative work (films, videos, webisodes, music, scripts, business related social accounts... If you work with someone in this group or you just love and believe in what they're creating - share their stuff. Don't forget to encourage each other by helping to make FilmMakers MeetUp a positive forum for creative collaboration. Phase 3: Targeted Strikes - Sending Finished Films to Festivals & The Film Marketplace Our intention is to garner awards and laurels to aid in marketing finished films with the ultimate goal for each project being distribution. Decisions about individual project goals will be considered before finishing film projects by the team working on them. For instance, the goal of a web series might not be traditional distribution. This kind of project might be better suited to building a cult following online through social media and merch. The goal of developing a YouTube show/channel may be to develop brand identity, create a venue for self distribution or generate passive income. For my personal film projects the path will be traditional; festivals, laurels, and press with the intention of gaining third party distribution. Rights and other legal etc will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The long-term goal of FilmMakers MeetUp is that this group become a mobile film unit that is Carolina/East Coast based with regular full-time crew (like a studio with the perk of working from home). Some of us will get offers are go on to bigger projects outside of Charlotte. Some of us will get to quit their day job. If anybody is only thinking that this is a hobby, that's ok but I'm going for full time. I won't quit having ideas for film. This is what I'm made for. As an artist and independent thinker lots of people will tell you that you can't make it in film. Their dreams have died. Ignore what they say and keep moving forward. Keep creating. Only quitting = failure in the creative life. Don't quit. When we lift each other up, we all rise. Let's all rise together.

    Online

    Online · Charlotte, NC

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  • Social Media Sunday (online)
    Time to Maximize our Social Media Influence. Individually we are all over the place online. Our profiles connect already in social media outlets like Facebook, LinkedIn, MeetUp, etc. Let's use our social networks to increase our sphere of influence in film and media. This post will repeat monthly. Step 1. Promote Your Film Dream; share info about yourself (name, area of film/media i.e. screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, etc.) add relevant social links below for the purpose of film-related networking. Step 2. Mention Current Projects; add links for any project you're working on that you would like help promoting so that other members of our meetup can help the word out in their areas of online influence. Step 3. Get On Social some time this week and Promote Yourself & Your Film Journey, Promote A Project Below that you love & is not your own, and network! Once a week I will post a project (at least one) from this list across my own slowly growing social universe and we will all rise together.

    Online

    Online · Charlotte, NC

  • Collaboration & Competition Open Discussion/Future Projects
    FREE: Meet-n-Greet/Networking & Discussion Come hang out and be ready to talk about your dream project. Let's get started making film happen in Charlotte!

    This Meetup is past

    Jason's Deli

    10610 Centrum Pkwy · Pineville, NC

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  • FilmMakers MeetUp Goals - Read Only
    FilmMakers MeetUp Goals We will be meeting (minimum) monthly in 2018 and more often as we grow. Our main purpose is creating completed, screen-ready films & generating buzz about various film/media/screenwriting projects and finding distribution for these projects outside of our local networks. Phase 1: The Short Film - From Idea to Completion Don't wait until a meeting to pitch your passion project or ask for assistance with script development. Message me and let's get started refining your script, honing in on your idea for the next great reality TV series or brainstorming YouTube topics. Whatever your project... just work it. Every day. Phase 2: Creating Buzz As a group we aim to facilitate filmmaker collaboration locally by working together on each others films (etc). Together we will help spread the word about each others projects by connecting on social and promoting our creative work (films, videos, webisodes, music, scripts, business related social accounts... If you work with someone in this group or you just love and believe in what they're creating - share their stuff. Don't forget to encourage each other by helping to make FilmMakers MeetUp a positive forum for creative collaboration. Phase 3: Targeted Strikes - Sending Finished Films to Festivals & The Film Marketplace Our intention is to garner awards and laurels to aid in marketing finished films with the ultimate goal for each project being distribution. Decisions about individual project goals will be considered before finishing film projects by the team working on them. For instance, the goal of a web series might not be traditional distribution. This kind of project might be better suited to building a cult following online through social media and merch. The goal of developing a YouTube show/channel may be to develop brand identity, create a venue for self distribution or generate passive income. For my personal film projects the path will be traditional; festivals, laurels, and press with the intention of gaining third party distribution. Rights and other legal etc will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The long-term goal of FilmMakers MeetUp is that this group become a mobile film unit that is Carolina/East Coast based with regular full-time crew (like a studio with the perk of working from home). Some of us will get offers are go on to bigger projects outside of Charlotte. Some of us will get to quit their day job. If anybody is only thinking that this is a hobby, that's ok but I'm going for full time. I won't quit having ideas for film. This is what I'm made for. As an artist and independent thinker lots of people will tell you that you can't make it in film. Their dreams have died. Ignore what they say and keep moving forward. Keep creating. Only quitting = failure in the creative life. Don't quit. When we lift each other up, we all rise. Let's all rise together.

    Online

    Online · Charlotte, NC

  • FFIFF: FAM Fest International Film Festival (2nd night of 2)
    Pre-Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fam-fest-international-film-festival-2018-tickets-47712895555

    The Ayrsley Grand Theater

    9110 Kings Parade Blvd · Charlotte, NC

  • Collaboration & Competition Starter Session (night 2 of 2)
    We'll be meeting to discuss plans to encourage collaboration among those in the independent film community in the Charlotte area for the purpose of competition with other independent filmmakers outside of our immediate network. FREE This group will focus on: - Collaboration within the Charlotte area filmmaking community - Competition in the larger Oscar-qualifying film market - Pitching your passion project - Script development w/notes - Resume building projects - Discussing the "Shoot Your Short" Screenplay Competition

    McAlister's Deli

    8943 South Tryon Street, Suite A · Charlotte, NC

  • FFIFF: FAM Fest International Film Festival (1st night of 2)
    Pre-Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fam-fest-international-film-festival-2018-tickets-47712895555

    The Ayrsley Grand Theater

    9110 Kings Parade Blvd · Charlotte, NC

  • Collaboration & Competition Starter Session (night 1 of 2)
    https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/8/e/9/9/event_473376505.jpegWe'll be meeting to discuss plans to encourage collaboration among those in the independent film community in the Charlotte area for the purpose of competition with other independent filmmakers outside of our immediate network. FREE This group will focus on: - Collaboration within the Charlotte area filmmaking community - Competition in the larger Oscar-qualifying film market - Pitching your passion project - Script development w/notes - Resume building projects - Discussing the "Shoot Your Short" Screenplay Competition

    McAlister's Deli

    8943 South Tryon Street, Suite A · Charlotte, NC