From Our Sponsor: MICHAEL WIESE BOOKSHOP…Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign

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CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS offers powerful information, tips, and tactics for launching a successful film campaign by grasping traditional models of fundraising, applying today’s technological and social innovations, and enhancing it with a personal touch. If you want to kickstart your projects the 21st-century way, this book is for you.

What people say

“John has been a practitioner and a teacher when it comes to crowdfunding. This book empowers readers to turn their ideas into action and action into money and success.”
—Slava Rubin, Founder & CEO, Indiegogo

“Whether you’re a crowdfunding vet or a newcomer to this funding model, Crowdfunding for Filmmakers should be among your resources for running a successful campaign.”
—Rick Vaicius, Founder and Executive Director, Flyway Film Festival

“Everything we learned about #crowdfunding we learned from @Trigonis!”
—@IngeniousTheMovie, the indie film starring Jeremy Renner and Dallas Roberts
 
A one-man consulting machine, JOHN T. TRIGONIS has helped over 50 filmmakers worldwide exceed their crowdfunding goals over the last two years. Using his Three Ps of crowdfunding—Pitch, Perks, and Promotion—and enhancing them with the fourth P of Personalization, he has mentored some of the world’s top-funded campaigns.

From Our Sponsor: MICHAEL WIESE BOOKSHOP…The Screenwriter Within….

What People Say

“The wisest, funniest, most grounded-in-reality screenwriting coach you can imagine… a lifetime’s worth of insider tips and common-sense strategies for mastering the screenwriting game.”
— Christopher Vogler, author, The Writer’s Journey; co-author, Memo from the Story Department

“My God, he’s done it! D.B. Gilles has topped himself… with the second edition of The Screenwriter Within. Better wisdom, laughs, and heart!”
—Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriter, author of Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434, Chairman, UCLA Screenwriting Department

“…One of the best screenwriting books out there. It will inspire screenwriters at every level to learn how to turn their story into a sale.”
— Jen Grisanti, author, Story Line

D.B. GILLES teaches screenwriting and comedy writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author of You’re Funny! and The Portable Film School. He is also a script consultant and writing coach and writes the popular blog, Screenwriters Rehab.

From Our Sponsor: MICHAEL WIESE BOOKSHOP….Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

Whether on the telephone or at writers’ conferences, film festivals and pitch festivals, writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work.

This proven approach to revealing the key commercial components of a story in a succinct, powerful way will insure that agents, producers and publishers will insist on reading any writer’s screenplay or manuscript.

What people say

“Michael Hauge’s principles and methods are so well argued that the mysteries of effective screenwriting can be understood — even by directors.”

Phillip Noyce, 
Director: Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Quiet American, Rabbit Proof Fence

“One of the few authentically good teachers out there. Every time I revisit my notes, I learn something new or reinforce something that I need to remember.”

Jeff Arch, 
Screenwriter: Sleepless in Seattle, Iron Will

“Michael Hauge’s method is magic but, unlike most magicians, he shows you how the trick is done.”

William Link, 
Screenwriter & Co-creator: Columbo,; Murder, She Wrote

From Our Sponsor: MICHAEL WIESE BOOKSHOP……Film+Video Budgets

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For over a decade, this classic budgeting book has helped filmmakers figure out:

• How do I put a budget together?
• How much will my project cost?
• How do I build an impressive-looking budget for investors and funders? …and answers to hundreds of questions you may not have thought of!

The 5th edition of this “industry bible” (over 45,000 copies sold) includes:

• Downloadable budget templates for free. Adapt these for your own use, and save yourself money and hundreds of hours of tedious data entry.
• Expanded chapter on preproduction.
• New site survey report.
• New information about shooting in High-Definition.
• All the sample budgets have been updated to include either digital capture or nonlinear digital post (picture and sound) line items and explanations.
• New appendix, resource section, and index.

What People Say

This book is considered to be the industry standard and is the best guide to budgeting that there is.
Reelscene Magazine

If you follow the guidelines here, you’ll wield a finely-honed financial weapon rather than a blunt instrument when you meet with bankers, lawyers and completion bond companies. This book lowers your stress level by altering your perception of the budgeting process. DGA(Director’s Guild of America) Magazine

Not just about numbers, but the thinking and planning behind a successful project. An indispensable
step-by-step guide.

— Richard Gershman, 1st Assistant Director Lost andUgly Betty (ABC)

I wish I’d had this book when I started making movies; it would have saved me years of plodding.
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A comprehensive foundational reference true to the spirit of production budgeting. Highly recommended for professionals and students.
— Jack G. Taylor, Jr., Production Designer/Art DirectorMillion Dollar Baby (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Deke Simon is a writer/producer/director of documentary, dramatic, and informational programs for television and education. His work has been honored with numerous awards, including two L.A. Emmy Awards, and four L.A. Emmy nominations. His credits include series and specials for MCA/Universal, Turner, Discovery, Fox, Fox-Health, Paramount, ESPN, andPBS.

From Our Sponsor: MICHAEL WIESE BOOKSHOP……Writers Rehab

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Book Description

Writers Rehab is designed to be a comprehensive self-help book in the form of a 12-step program for writers dealing with emotional or psychological roadblocks with their writing.

About the Author

D.B. Gilles is one of the most in-demand script consultants and writing coaches in the country. He is on the faculty of The Undergraduate Film & Television Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he teaches screenwriting and comedy writing. He also taught in The Dramatic Writing Department at NYU, the Graduate Film Department at Columbia, and The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. His fiction includes the comic novel I Hate My Book Club and the mystery Colder Than Death. He is also a produced and published playwright. He is the author of The Screenwriter Within: 2nd Edition (9781615930579), New Strategies To Finish Your Screenplay & Get A Deal! (978615930579), You’re Funny! Turn Your Sense of Humor Into A Lucrative New Career (9781932907957), and The Portable Film School (9780312347383).

Snuggle With the Stars!!   Watch the Oscars® in a fun, new way — a modern Pajama Party! Lounge in your favorite pajamas in the Navy Memorial’s comfortable underground theater. Experience the broadcast on a giant 2-story HD screen, while sipping the champagne and cocktails and munching on snack food and pizza. This event benefits DC Shorts and Washington Jewish Film Festival. Ages 21+  
Sunday, March 2nd @ U. S. Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater, DC
6:00pm / Doors open for Red Carpet show
7:00pm  / Oscars broadcast begins

VIP Admission (includes above + pizza and specialty cocktails) – $50
General Admission (includes snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks) – $25

You can purchase tickets at http://snuggle.dcshorts.com/

Snuggle With the Stars!!   Watch the Oscars® in a fun, new way — a modern Pajama Party! Lounge in your favorite pajamas in the Navy Memorial’s comfortable underground theater. Experience the broadcast on a giant 2-story HD screen, while sipping the champagne and cocktails and munching on snack food and pizza. This event benefits DC Shorts and Washington Jewish Film Festival. Ages 21+  

Sunday, March 2nd @ U. S. Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater, DC

6:00pm / Doors open for Red Carpet show

7:00pm  / Oscars broadcast begins

VIP Admission (includes above + pizza and specialty cocktails) – $50

General Admission (includes snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks) – $25

You can purchase tickets at http://snuggle.dcshorts.com/

DC SHORTS REWIND

Relive a decade of incredible short films at DC Shorts REWIND at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Two special showcases feature award-winning films from every year of the largest short film event on the East Coast (and recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine). Come see 10 years in 100 minutes!

Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 — 7:30pm (show A) & 9:30pm (show B)
Fri. Mar. 7, 2014 — 7:30pm (show B) & 9:30pm (show A)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Ticketing information can be found at http://rewind.dcshorts.com/

DC SHORTS REWIND

Relive a decade of incredible short films at DC Shorts REWIND at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Two special showcases feature award-winning films from every year of the largest short film event on the East Coast (and recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine). Come see 10 years in 100 minutes!

Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 — 7:30pm (show A) & 9:30pm (show B)
Fri. Mar. 7, 2014 — 7:30pm (show B) & 9:30pm (show A)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Ticketing information can be found at http://rewind.dcshorts.com/