Think Outside the Box Office
Join Film Fatales for an online distribution and marketing workshop with 8 Above founder Jon Reiss, a sought-after speaker, moderator, and workshop leader for IFP, IDFA, IDA, Hot Docs, FIND, Scottish Documentary Institute, and many more organizations all over the world. Every film is unique and with unique audiences, opportunities and challenges. Every filmmaking team has their own goals, resources and skills. Jon will walk us through some ways to create a unique pathway to get your film into the world and connect with your audience. Moderated by Jennifer Takaki (Photographic Justice: the Corky Lee Story).
Jon will also review case studies from Film Fatales members Hazel Gurland-Pooler (Storming Caesars Palace), Jasmín López (Silent Beauty), Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso (Powerlands), Nana Ghana (You Are Always Right Here), and Ruth Du (Samson) for live consultations about their marketing and distribution strategies. Filmmakers of all experience levels are invited to attend this highly informative workshop.
Fatales Forward Showcase
Join Film Fatales for an online showcase with the fellows from the Fatales Forward mentorship program: Brit Fryer, Raven Two Feathers, Rey Tang, and Ryan Rox. Moderated by Nava Mau.
With support from the NEA, Fatales Forward is an innovative fellowship for emerging filmmakers working on their debut or sophomore feature films about the trans experience. The program consists of three months of one-on-one mentorship with established trans filmmakers, a virtual Career Advancement Intensive, creative peer to peer workshops, and ongoing artist development support.
The Fatales Forward Fellowship was launched when trans visibility in the media was at an all time high and representation behind the camera was almost non-existent. As we all know, the situation is even more dire today. We need to move beyond visibility towards true acceptance and celebration. That journey begins with authentic authorship and trans and nonbinary creators telling our own stories. We hope to create pockets of joy and creativity through our work together and look forward to celebrating this year’s fellows as they move boldly forward into the future.
Fit It In Prep
Join Film Fatales for an online workshop with celebrated writer and director Catherine Hardwicke as she discusses her journey from pre-production to final screening. During Fix It In Prep, Catherine will take us through her detailed preparation process for her film and television projects emphasizing shot lists, shooting diagrams, and prepping action. Catherine’s directing credits include Prisoner’s Daughter, Cabinet of Curiosities, Mafia Mamma, Twilight, Miss Bala, Lords of Dogtown, and Thirteen.
A Filmmaker’s Guide to Music Licensing! by Film Independent
A Look at How the Cancer Is Portrayed in the Media written by Colleen Moretti
A Step-by-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing written by Maureen Ryan
Behind The Scenes: Lords Of Dogtown written by Catherine Hardwicke
Catherine Hardwicke's Detailed and Inspiring Production Checklist written by Dylan Kai Dempsey
Catherine Hardwicke’s Gender Report Card on Hollywood written by Catherine Hardwicke
Director Catherine Hardwicke on Breaking Down Gender Walls written by Lou Vanhecke and Lilly Howell
Essential 10 Step Guide to Shot Lists with Free Templates written by Jackson Kingsley
Here’s How to Direct Catherine Hardwicke-Style written by Paula Bernstein
How today’s female directors broke out of movie jail written by Steve Rose
How to Write A Shot List written by Justin Simon
In the Frame with Catherine Hardwicke written by Mike Bedard
Miss Bala Interview written by Joe Deckelmeier
Red Riding Hood: from Script to Screen written by Catherine Hardwicke
Thirteen Is Twenty Years Old But More Powerful Than Ever written by Carlos Aguilar
Twilight: Director's Notebook written by Catherine Hardwicke
Twilight Occupies All 5 Top Spots Among Netflix’s Most-Watched Movies written by Scott Mendelson
What is a Storyboard and Why Do You Need One? written by Vyond Team
3 Reasons Why Great Directing Hinges on Prepwork written by Noam Kroll
7 Principles of a Great Action Scene written by Daniel Hassall
10 Years after Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke Knows She Deserved More written by Yohana Desta
46 Storyboard Examples written by SC Lannom
Back to School Night
Film Fatales members were invited to an in-person mixer for feature film Directors and Producers in New York City! Film Fatales and Women Independent Producers joined forces for a night of festivities in the Lower East Side. We were excited to pair talented directors with equally accomplished women and non-binary producers over light refreshments.
Fest and Furious
Check out this online workshop about Maximizing your Film Festival Strategy led by Kathy Susca and Jeffrey Winter from The Film Collaborative. Moderated by Lagueria Davis (Director/Producer, Black Barbie: A Documentary).
Film festivals can be elusive and confounding. They are also opportunities to advance your career, grow your network and expand your audience. But how does it all work? Join this webinar with Film Fatales and The Film Collaborative to receive answers to all your burning questions, such as: Which festival is the right fit for your film? How do you get your project to stand out to programmers? Once you get into a festival how do you create buzz about your project? What are useful techniques for getting your film in front of sales agents and distributors? We’ll cover all this and more to help you curate a strategy for your film to find success on the festival circuit.
Three audience members will be invited to share their current projects to be used as a case study for live feedback during the webinar. Filmmakers of all experience levels are welcome to submit a link to their films when they RSVP to be considered for this exciting opportunity.
Meet the Managers
Join Film Fatales for an online panel discussion about How to Find Representation with managers Adesuwa McCalla (MetaMorphic Entertainment), Krista Sipp (Heroes and Villains Entertainment), and Rose Zhang (Aaron Kogan Management). Moderated by Christina Campagnola (GRLBND Management) with support from event partners Chicana Directors Initiative, NALIP, and Untitled Ladies Script Club.
Finding representation is one of the hardest hurdles in the career of a creative. This panel of experienced managers will discuss how they find and work with talent. What is the best way to reach out to potential representation? What materials should you package to make the best impression? What goes on during an initial meeting and how do you know if it’s the right fit?
Four audience members will be invited to join the managers live for brief general meetings. Filmmakers of all experience levels are welcome to submit their bios when they RSVP to be considered. All attendees are invited to watch the panel, observe the meetings, and view the recording after.