In this podcast episode, Kathie Fong Yoneda talks about the power of networking and how building relationships with key influencers helped her rise from secretary to studio reader. She has over thirty years of experience working in film and television. She was the first Asian female hired on a full-time basis at Universal back in 1969. She has worked for such prestigious studios as Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Disney, focusing on analysis and development of live action/animated film, television, novels and web series projects. She is the author of The Script-Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider’s Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced.
Kathie will be at ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest held from June 23 – 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. You can meet her and sign up for a private, half hour consultation at ScriptFest. She will help you fine-tune your pitch, script, and offer career advice. Private consultations will be scheduled on a first come/first served basis so book early to secure your spot. Click here to purchase your session.
Opportunities are often found in the form of screenwriting competitions, where budding writers compete to win cash prizes, as well as making a name for themselves. Which screenplay contests should you enter in 2017? Kathie shares her personal list of screenwriting contests and fellowship programs worth entering. OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS IN TV
Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at this year’s www.scriptfest.com
IFP is the sole U.S. Partner Organization for the Cannes Producer’s Network, annually selecting and sponsoring attendance for up to seven independent producers to participate in the Producer’s Network & Workshop’ prestigious week-long immersion programs.
Running concurrently with Cannes International Film Festival, the 2017 Producer’s Network will be held May 18-26, 2017 and is specifically designed for established producers to build up their international networks and share expertise on the international production, financing, legal and packaging. The Producer’s Workshop, for emerging producers, will be held May 17 – 19th, 2017, and provides additional opportunities to producers to understand how to navigate Cannes and its international marketplace. Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 8th. Apply today: https://tinyurl.com/zwgnth8
Looking for funding for your film? The Women’s Film Institute has compiled a comprehensive list of funding opportunities. When you make a gift in any amount today, you will receive the complete list of 200+ funding opportunities in your inbox.
Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner of the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, October 6 – 16, 2016, presented by the California Film Institute. Check out the following films:
Writer-director Rachel Lang’s impressive feature film debut, 26-year-old Ana returns home to Strasbourg in a purloined Porsche to hang out with her grandmother, inefficiently reconstruct a shower, possibly find some work, attempt to weave together the loose strings of her love life, and, eventually, find her particular path towards adulthood. For more information CLICK HERE
BADEN BADEN – Trailer from Mill Valley Film Festival on Vimeo.
Lora feels constrained by the tedious monotony of life in her small village, and her small acts of defiance are already causing gossip. But when a sudden tragedy provides Lora more personal freedom, her hesitant rebelliousness begins to take a more definite form in this compelling coming-of-age drama. For more information CLICK HERE
Zhaleika Trailer from cinemanda on Vimeo.
IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production. 2016 Program Dates:
Time Warner Foundation Completion Lab
Documentary: May 9 -13, 2016
Narrative: May 23 – 27, 2016
More info: http://www.ifp.org/programs/labs
NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab at ARC (Artist Retreat Center)
Selected Fellows will be invited to the Vermont ARC (Artist Retreat Center) OCT. 3-11 where 8-12 diverse women filmmakers will workshop their documentaries, narrative scripts, or digital projects with distinguished mentors. Within this supportive environment, fellows present their work, participate in focused mentoring sessions, and connect and network for support and project accountability, creating a growing community of artists working together to increase their own successful project completion, and to raise the voices and success rate of women of color filmmakers in the media industry. Application deadline: August 17, 2015 Apply here: http://www.nalip.org/theresidencyutm_campaign=nl_july31_15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nalip
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