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PAST EVENTS

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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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Behind The Curtain

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Join Film Fatales for a discussion about what filmmakers need to know about inclusive casting with Casting Directors Erica Hart (Enemies of the State), Jennifer Ajemian (Feeling Through), Victor Vasquez (X Casting). Moderated by Film Fatales member Stavroula Toska (Beneath the Olive Tree).


Ever wonder what really goes on in the mind of a casting director before deciding to work with a director?  How do you, the director, know you have hired the right casting director for your project?  What is the difference between "color-blind casting" and "color-conscious casting?" What are best practices for casting inclusively? Join us to hear about all this and more from three of the busiest casting directors on the East Coast.


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Going Paperless

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Join us for an interactive workshop about Going Paperless on set with Film Fatales member Valerie Weiss (Director of Mixtape, Outer Banks and Prodigal Son).


Valerie Weiss discusses how Scriptation can empower you to navigate the new world of digital scripts, shorter work days, remote collaboration, and social distancing without compromising your production workflow. Through a demonstration of the app’s tools like Note Transfer, Script Annotation, Bookmarking, and Facing pages, Valerie shows you how she uses Scriptation successfully on set. Gain insight into her process and see how she works within the new production safety guidelines. Workshop participants will receive one month complimentary access to Scriptation.


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Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Panel Discussion

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Join Film Fatales and the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival for a conversation with Film Fatales members Angela Tucker (Belly of the Beast), Chithra Jeyaram (Foreign Puzzle), Emily Cohen Ibañez (Fruits of Labor), Lorena Manriquez (Siqueiros: Walls of Passion), and Raquel Cepeda (La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla) as they discuss their creative journeys, advice for emerging filmmakers and the importance of community building to their creative practice.


Music On Film Mixer

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Members of Film Fatales and Alliance for Women Film Composers are invited to a private networking mixer for directors and composers.


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 Composer Catherine Joy, President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Leah Meyerhoff, founder of Film Fatales, and Composer Starr Parodi, board member and former president of Alliance for Women Film Composers, before dividing up into smaller discussion circles for meaningful conversations based on a series of guided prompts.


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Thinking Outside the Box

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Join Film Fatales for a discussion about Thinking Outside the Box with episodic television directors Jennifer Arnold (Younger), Jennifer Phang (Resident Alien), Kelly Park (Punky Brewster) and Ro Haber (Pride).


This dynamic discussion with working episodic television directors will cover prep, production and post in a fast-paced environment; what happens in a tone meeting; how to communicate with actors on set; and each speaker's unique career path.  How do you break into directing television? How do you prepare to helm an episode of a popular show? What is it like being a “guest” on set? As productions resume and we return to set, can we also use this opportunity to create a more inclusive, humane and thoughtful work place?


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