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Funding, Marketing & Distributing Your Film

Starts April 25

1 session: Saturday, April 25, 10am–5pm

This workshop is designed for those seeking information on funding, marketing, and distributing independent work. Participants in any phase of production are welcome to attend and bring ideas and campaigns for a personal critique. We’ll cover budgeting, fiscal agents, foundation options, crowdsourcing campaigns, house parties, sponsorships, asking individual donors, perfecting your pitch, social media marketing, creating an online presence, public relations, film festivals, and both newer and older distribution options. There is a lunch break.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Pam Colby is a filmmaker and storyteller working in the Twin Cities. She recently completed her first project as a Final Cut X editor. Angels Alleluia premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS in December 2014. Pam is currently producing and directing a documentary on GLBT elders and marriage equality, a project for which she launched her first Indiegogo campaign in the summer of 2014. Her credits include narrative and documentary work: Writer/Director, Freedom’s Price (1984); Writer/Director, Speak Truth to Power, A Portrait of Polly Mann (1994); Producer, The Unapologetic Life of Margaret Randall (2002); Producer, Wellstone! (2004); Producer/Director, Fertile Ashes (2011); Producer/Director, Secrets for Mom (2013). Recently, Pam took first place at the Moth storytelling slam in Saint Paul.

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April 25
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pam Colby
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April 24, 2015
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1 session: Saturday, April 25, 10am–5pm