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Morrie Warshawski - All three seminars
Phoenix Film Foundation
Phoenix, AZ
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Morrie Warshawski - All three seminars
Join us for three consecutive nights, and confirm what these past participants say about Morrie!

"Your seminar is really amazing and so incredibly full of such useful information. We funders ought to have a preliminary requirement that applicants attend your workshop before submitting their proposals."
- Mary Smith, National Endowment for the Arts

"Packed with good info; good speaker; receptive to questions; obviously very experienced."
- Boston Participant

"Your presentation was just terrific. I am truly impressed with the wealth of information, articulately and logically presented in just a few hours time."
- Bill Goetz, Portland, OR


WHERE'S THE MONEY? & HOW TO GET IT!!
Monday, August 31, 2009 | 6:30-9:30 pm

Ever wonder where the money for independent film is hiding and how to find it? Morrie Warshawski, the preeminent guru on fundraising for noncommercial film, says "You are literally swimming through a sea of money, you just need to know which part of the ocean to swim in and what stroke to use!" This comprehensive overview uncovers all the potential ways to get grants and donations for independent film projects, and the methods that have been proven to work to free up funds for your film project. The workshop covers:
The many ways to get donations from individuals
What it takes to get a grant from a private foundation or a government agency
How to interact with corporations for sponsorships
The ways small businesses can be a big help
How to use the Internet, email and social networking in fundraising for film

JUMPSTARTING YOURSELF AND YOUR FILM PROJECT FOR FUNDING
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 | 6:30-9:30 pm

This highly interactive workshop is designed to get the independent filmmaker focused on the basic elements that mean the difference between success or failure in fundraising for any type of media project. The workshop will cover:
Understanding what makes you fundable
How identifying your mission, core values, and vision makes you a more powerful fundraiser
The things funders are looking for in you and your project before they decide you are fundable
How to fine tune your film's presentation so that people will want to give you money
What makes a compelling pitch and why it is the most important item in your fundraising toolkit
The difference between a great and a mediocre distribution plan
... and more!
All participants are encouraged to create and bring with them a 20-second pitch for their current (or a future) project.

THE FUNDRAISING HOUSEPARTY: HOW TO GET DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS IN A HOUSEPARTY SETTING
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 6:30-9:30 pm

This highly participatory workshop gives a complete deconstruction of the Fundraising Houseparty - a very powerful and flexible way to raise donations from individuals for noncommercial projects media both large and small. Topics covered include:
What projects are appropriate for houseparties;
Finding and preparing the Host;
Who to invite;
Timeline for and design of invitations;
Program sequence for the formal presentation;
What type of program clip to show;
How to make the "ask" and who should do it;
Follow-up activities.
Participants are encouraged to bring in samples of their own houseparty invitations and pledge cards (actual or proposed). For an audio clip about houseparties from Warshawski's appearance on Marketplace Radio, go to his website at:warshawski.com

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Phoenix Film Foundation
1700 N 7th Ave, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
United States


Categories

Film

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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