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(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) The Business of Independent Film: Documentary with Cynthia Close

Jul 31, 2013
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
James M. Jeffords Hall 127

How often have you said "that idea (situation, event, history, relationship) would make a great film!" Do you know someone whose life should be on the big screen or the small screen? With today's ever more accessible technology, making a film and finding an audience is possible for anyone with a digital camera and an idea. But to be successful takes planning and knowledge of the resources available to bring your project from concept to reality. While no prior filmmaking experience is required, former film students trying to break into the field, as well as experienced filmmakers may find this course particularly useful. Determining your audience, Developing the idea, Writing the treatment, Budgets, Funding, Proposal writing, Pitching your project, Contract negotiation, Fair use, Marketing and Distribution will all be covered in a lively, interactive environment.
? Determining your audience,developing the idea, writing the treatment
? Budgets, fFunding, proposal writing
? Pitching your project, contract negotiation, fair use
? Marketing and Distribution

Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00

For more information, contact Lora Phillips at 802-656-2085 or

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