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Create and Produce Filmmakers Workshop | April 22 2017 | 11am - 130p | Hollywood CA

Create and Produce Filmmakers Workshop The Flight Theater at the Complex 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90038 April 22 2017 | 11am - 130p  The Create and Produce Workshop offers a unique approach to taking your story from idea to screen. A workshop for aspiring writers, producers and filmmakers, this event will also include networking where filmmakers can connect and crew up for future productions. For followers of this blog, get an exclusive discount by using PROMO CODE: LAFSAA Powered by Eventbrite 11:00 - 12:00  Pitch to Production  Everyone has a great idea or story to share, but how do you share it effectively to your audience?  Even with the best verbal pitch; your audience needs to visually see it or its just a concept.  Learn strategies to communicate your idea on paper and participate in an interactive session where attendees will create a Pitch Deck. Perfect for filmmakers looking to pitch their idea to producers or crowdfunding, attendees wi

Latinos born in the US against a unique set of challenges compared to directors working in Latin America

Latinos born in the United States come up against a unique set of challenges compared to directors working in Latin America who often have access to government funding for their projects. This is evidenced by the vast disparity between the amount of Latin American movies circling the globe at Class-A festivals, compared to Latino ones. If you glance over the lineup for Cannes, Berlin, or Venice you’d be hard-pressed to find even one Latino filmmaker on the list. Meanwhile Mexican, Chilean, Brazilian, and Argentine productions are racking up awards at these same fests. Sundance, with its ever-growing content categories and a concerted effort at showcasing diverse voices, offers only slightly better odds for U.S. Latinos. Acceptance into a prestigious film festival like Sundance is a badge of honor for directors. It’s fiercely competitive with only a small fraction of the projects submitted granted acceptance. Once you do make it, it’s a Pandora’s box of managing interview reque

Steven Spielberg and surveillance