In the lead up to the Open Call deadline on August 5th, ITVS is hosting a series of webinars to provide support, insight, and tips for upcoming applicants. This post will be updated with taped webinars for reference, but we’d love to answer your questions in real time. Please RSVP at the links below!
Writing the ITVS Treatment We break down the ITVS program description requirements and see excerpts of successful treatments. Speaker: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager Guest Speakers: Reuben Atlas (Director/Producer of Brothers Hypnotic)
Creating Competitive Work Samples Learn how to craft strong work samples that will make your project competitive for Open Call. Watch several successfully funded work samples and ask the filmmakers about their editing process. Speaker: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager Guest Speakers: Sabrina S. Gordon (Producer of Quest: The Fury and the Sound)
Basic Budgeting for ITVS Hear how to craft a budget for ITVS that will get your film finished on time and pay everyone an equitable salary. Speaker: David Eisenberg, Associate Director of Production
Open Call Live Chat From application troubleshooting to distribution, and everything that falls in-between, the Open Call team will be on hand to answer any last minute questions before the deadline. Moderator: Alex Cantin, Programming Coordinator Speakers: David Eisenberg, Associate Director of Production
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