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Documentary Summit 2011-12 - 15 great speakers!

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Join 300 delegates for a two-day event that details cutting edge and contemporary documentary film making techniques, strategies and success stories, from conception through to completion.

DATE: DECEMBER 3rd and 4th (Saturday/Sunday, 9.00am to 6.30pm)
VENUE: Regents College, Regents Park, London
PRICE: £119.00
Go to site here
The Documentary Summit is led by Los Angeles based film maker and author of THE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS HANDBOOK, Andrew Zinnes. He will be joined by a group of distinguished industry guest speakers covering all aspects of documentary film making in 2011 and beyond.

Are you making a documentary?
New film makers across the world are creating extraordinary documentaries, reaching audiences, making both money and a name for themselves, sometimes even catalysing profound change in the way people behavee.

ANYONE can start telling their story and making their documentary right now. Compelling footage and great narrative does not need a big camera or large crew. The phone in your pocket is as good a tool as any, IF you have a great story AND a great angle.

If you already have the great idea and the basic tools, why are you failing to make significant headway with your project?

Documentaries are often pioneered by a single person, or a partnership. That’s great as doc teams need to be lean and dynamic. But making a documentary requires such a broad and diverse skill set that very few people can cover all the bases. There are always blind spots and weaknesses in your plan.

And that’s where we come inn THE DOCUMENTARY SUMMIT will take you through EVERY step of the process, discussing the more important aspects with our visiting industry experts such as Jo Lapping from BBC Storyville. Go to to see the rest.

You will……
* Learn how to turn your good idea into a worldclass killer proposition.
* Go through the whole process, step by step.
* Documentaries are not facts, they are truths, and therefore stories, so we will teach you about story structure.
* Figure out the best technology for your documentary, camera, editing, sound.
* Find out where to get crew and partners.
* Get your legal questions answered and leave with form contracts and releases, the paperwork you need.
* Learn what attracts broadcasters to invest in your film, or buy it.
* How to bypass traditional routes to funding and distribution (and why you should)
* How to get your film into cinemas and on TV
* What to do next, this is a career!
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