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PAST EVENTS

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Directing TV Movies

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Join Film Fatales for a discussion about Directing TV Movies with Marianne Wunch (Executive Producer, Evil Stepmom), Ricki Maslar (Casting Director, Deadly Misconduct), and Taylor Harris (Script Supervisor, Wicked Moms Club).  Moderated by Film Fatales member Tamar Halpern (Director, Sinfidelity).


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On The Small Screen

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Join us for a discussion about Directing Episodic Television with Film Fatales members Lisa France (Queen Sugar, Roll With Me) and Neema Barnette (Genius, Black Lightning, Jane the Virgin).

In this inspiring discussion, accomplished episodic television directors and producing directors will share their unique journeys to the small screen and illuminate the many stages of television production, including how to break into television and tips for building a sustainable career. How do you build rapport with actors? How do you serve appropriately as a “guest” on a set while bringing your style to the table? What is it like to step into a popular show? What can we do to create more equity and humanity in this fast-moving environment?


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Director's Intuition

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Join Film Fatales for an interactive Directing Actors workshop with Judith Weston moderated by Film Fatales member Daniela De Carlo (The Blackout).


For many filmmakers, collaborating with actors is the last frontier—the scariest part and the part they long for—the human part, the place where connection happens. Come witness legendary acting and directing coach, Judith Weston, school us on the challenges of the actor-director relationship, the pitfalls of “result direction”, how to break down a script, how to prepare for casting sessions, and when, how, or whether to rehearse. Judith’s students have included Alejandro G. Iñárritu, (The Revenant, Birdman) Ava DuVernay, (When They See Us, Selma), Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) and Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek Picard, The Flash).


This workshop will be a fully interactive session. Capacity is extremely limited. The registration link will be shared the day of the event and a video replay link will be shared after. We are committed to creating a safe space where filmmakers can support one another. Please join us as fully as if we were in person together. See you soon!


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Prisma Cannes Showcase

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Join Film Fatales, Prism and Cinemarket for a Virtual Market and Showcase during the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.


Filmmakers Emily Cohen Ibañez (Fruits of Labor), Raquel Cepeda (La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla), and Larissa Lam (Far East Deep South) share their latest projects available for acquisition during the Cannes Film Festival and discuss their unique distribution journeys. Moderated by Concordia University professor Dipti Gupta.


Film Fatales, Cinemarket, and Prism are coming together to host PRISMA, a virtual showcase and panel discussion to honor the work of filmmakers of all marginalized genders. What are the challenges women and gender nonconforming filmmakers face in finding distribution in Europe? Can we break down barriers between the international market and US-based filmmakers of color? Join us for a conversation about the state of the industry and explore the Virtual Market of feature films available for acquisition throughout the festival.


The Selection Committee includes Alice Riva (Visions du Réel), Dayan Kodua (Actress), Francesca Tiberi (True Colours), Klaudia Malota (Lower Silesian Film Center), Lidia Damatto (More Than), Manuela Buono (Slingshot Films), Maral Mustafazade (Filmotor), and Rita Stanelyte (Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin, Mata Hari Comm).


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The Write Stuff Mixer

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Members of Film Fatales and alumni of The Writers Lab are invited to a private networking mixer for feature film directors and screenwriters of all marginalized genders.


Eager to meet creative collaborators? Excited to share details about your latest passion project? Missing the company of like-minded artists? We will begin with a group “getting to know you” exercise facilitated by Leah Meyerhoff, founder of Film Fatales, and Elizabeth Kaiden, co-founder of The Writers Lab before dividing up into smaller discussion circles for meaningful conversations based on a series of guided prompts.  Co-hosted by directors Julia Camara (In Transit) and Saila Kariat (The Valley) along with screenwriters Catherine Craig (Suspended Belief), Christine Hoang (Fly Girl), and Nichole Abshire (Imposter Impersonator).


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From Shorts To Features

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Join us for a discussion about expanding a short into a feature film with Film Fatales members Cidney Hue (Ovum), Deb Shoval (AWOL), Erin Vassilopoulos (Superior), and Sonejuhi Sinha (Stray Dolls).


This round table discussion will amplify creative voices who have used their short films to support their feature work. Directors will discuss how to use a short film as a “calling card” to find funding for the feature and build a creative team.We will also address the logistical and creative challenges of expanding a short into longer form content. Do you write the feature first and shoot the first act? Do you write the short script and then expand? Learn how to take your short form content to the next level from filmmakers who have been there before.


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