Whether you are starting a company for a single film or building your own media production company, there are a number of considerations to strategize and plan for your creative business. We'll focus on several essential topics that help get things up and running, including: business types (C Corp, S Corp, LLC, DBA, etc); legal and accounting services; how to compensate employees, contractors, and yourself!

Breakout sessions include
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Payroll
The workshop is geared for independent filmmakers, producers, and startup production teams creating films, commercial, and digital content. The workshop will be held at the  Cambridge Innovation Center,  1 Broadway, 5th Floor in  Cambridge.   Sign up with FC code: FC MEMBER for $10 off registration.  RSVP here

Join  Filmmakers Collaborative and the  Boston Jewish Film Festival for a member mixer and reception with visiting Israeli filmmakers  Tamar Kay, Director of  The Mute's House and  Or Sinai, Director of Anna along with short presentations from both organizations.

We will screen one short film and show clips from the second film followed by a post-screening Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. 

The cost is $25 for general tickets. Please RSVP by October 18th. 
Special thanks to Lesley University for hosting our fall member mixer!

Have you ever dreamed of Italy?
The popular travel series Dream of Italy on PBS hosted by Kathy McCabe is getting ready for Season Two!  

7th Annual Arlington International Film Festival 2017 Passes Now On Sale! 

Planning to attend the Arlington International Film Festival October 26th - 29th?

AIFF invites you to purchase your Festival Pass ($85), now discounted to $65 through September 30th.  

A Festival Pass entitles you to all film screenings and after-parties as well as the Special Opening Night Screening and Reception!

The Boston International Kids Film Festival invites parents, students and educators from all over the Greater Boston area to a four-day celebration of imagination and creativity! 

Filmmakers Collaborative created the Boston International Kids Film Festival in 2013 at a time when the average teen was spending almost 7 hours per day on some form of an electronic device. Our goal in showing films from around the world, all made either for or by kids, is to show teens and tweens that there is more to tech than texting, snapchatting, and instagramming their friends - that making a film can be a powerful way to tell a story, express your emotions, state a point of view while having fun!

We kick off each year's festival with day-long field trips, inviting middle school students from around the Greater Boston area to watch a film, and have an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and ask questions. The young filmmakers that participate in our after-school and summer filmmaking program are given center stage at special blocks throughout the weekend, as we screen the short films that they have created in front of their family and friends.

Our festival also showcases professionally-made films that promise to entertain the entire family while giving the storyteller in each of us something to strive towards.

Combine all that with hands-on workshops on stop-motion animation, special effects, and Gopro movie-making, and you are in for an event that families of Greater Boston will be enjoying for years to come!

If you're interested in sponsorship, advertising or volunteer opportunities, contact Laura Azevedo at laura@filmmakerscollab.org. 
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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