The International Documentary Association Presents
Doc U: The Business Side of Documentary Filmmaking
A look at different business models and their implication for your filmmaking
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wine Reception to Follow
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
General $20 IDA Members $15
Documentary filmmakers come in all stripes and from all walks of life, and often the only shared quality is a passion for their subjects and a desire to get the story told. Underlying these disparate characteristics however, are fundamental aspects of how all documentary business models must operate. What are the various options available to filmmakers, to be set up in the business of making documentaries? What business model works best for you and your filmmaking? How can you decide? And what are the implications come tax time?
Bring your questions to The Cinefamily on Tuesday March 20, and join moderator Lisa Leeman (One Lucky Elephant, Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trunga) as she discusses the ins and outs of accounting, business management, and tax reporting, with Chris Perez, Associate at the law firm of Donaldson & Callif, Jeffrey Schwarz, of Automat Pictures, and Lee Storey (Smile Til It Hurts! The Up With People Story).
Doc U is the International Documentary Association’s series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital training and insight on various topics including: fundraising, distribution, licensing, marketing, and business tactics.
For more information on IDA’s Doc U: documentary.org/doc-u