FC's Business of Filmmaking Series 

Brookline Public Library | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost: FREE to current FC members / $25 FC Friends

Join us for a legal roundtable discussion with entertainment attorney Sandy Forman.  This is a unique opportunity to get answers to your legal questions on issues such as rights clearances, licensing, fair use, collaborations, optioning rights, production and distribution agreements.

Sandra Forman is a Boston-based entertainment attorney with a primary focus on the representation of independent film and television producers and a specialty in documentary filmmaking. She is also known for her expertise in representing clients on matters concerning rights, clearances and fair use. Sandra provides consultation and legal support for her clients as they move through all phases of their projects, from financing and development through production and distribution. In addition to her legal practice, Sandra has served for over 13 years as project director and legal counsel for the Eyes on the Prize Re-Release Project. Sandra began her career in the entertainment field at WGBH Public Television in Boston and is a frequent guest speaker at universities, conferences, film festivals and media organizations.

Summer is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than with a MERMAID film screening? Come to the premier of our short film La Sirène at The Somerville Theatre  on Tuesday, June 20th, from 7PM - 8:30PM. 

In this underwater adventure, a stodgy Victorian man falls into his aquarium - and into a whole new world, filled with burlesque mermaids! Lolli Hoops stars in the film, as the mesmerizing temptress. 

After the film, Lolli Hoops will perform, and Doorstop Productions will showcase three of their new comedy shorts, featured on Elizabeth Banks' WhoHaha (and one starring the talented Lolli Hoops!) You won't want to miss this event! The cost is $5. For more info, visit the Facebook event post.  

Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region's drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, Manuel must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee. Film screening includes post-screening Q & A with the directors. 
 Details: Thursday, June 22, 2017 / 7PM / Somerville Theatre  
Summer 2017 is almost here! Bring your creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment. Students will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. 

Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit in a genre of their choosing. Students will learn to edit their films using professional edit software like Adobe Premiere Pro. 

All final projects are eligible for submission into the Boston International Kids Film Festival in November 2017.

Sign up for a week-long film camp in YOUR community!

JUNE 26th: Wakefield, MA
JULY 5 - 7th: Canopy City, Somerville, MA
JULY 10th: Medford, MA
JULY 17th: Lynnfield, MA
JULY 24th: Melrose, MA
JULY 24th: Wellesley, MA
JULY 24th: Lynnfield, MA
JULY 31st:  Lexington, MA
AUGUST 7th:Andover, MA
AUGUST 14th: North Andover, MA
AUGUST 21st: Burlington, MA
AUGUST 21st: Newburyport, MA

Mark Your Calendars! The 5th Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival  will be held November 2 - 5, 2017 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. 

Submit your film here by June 16th!
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) has provided an array of resources and fiscal sponsorship for the independent filmmaking community for the past 30 years. We are proud that we have served as the fiscal sponsor for hundreds of films, including numerous award-winners, at a cost that remains among the lowest in the country. 
All of FC's programs are as unique as our member base. We offer vital opportunities to empower young, aspiring, media makers just starting out on their careers while also providing the vital resource of fiscal sponsorship to award-winning producers at the top of their craft. Both will ultimately produce films that will screen in living rooms, theaters and museums around the world.
Please support Filmmakers Collaborative with your tax-deductible contribution today! You also may choose to become a sustaining donor giving an amount of your choice each month or quarter, automatically deducted from your credit card.
Make a gift today to ensure that Filmmakers Collaborative remains a vibrant resource for the independent filmmaking community.


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