Open Call Webinars: How to Craft Work Samples, Treatments, and Budgets that Get Your Film Funded

Posted on June 24, 2015

In the lead up to the Open Call deadline on August 7th, ITVS is hosting a series of webinars to provide support, insight and tips for upcoming applicants. BTB_Image_OpenCall_645x239_01B

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.

Moderator: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager

Guest Speakers: Robert Gordon (Director/Producer of Best of Enemies), Kate Trumbull-LaValle & Joanna Sokolowski (Directors/Producers of The Ovarian Psycos)Read the full chat transcript from Creating Competitive Work Samples

Writing the ITVS Treatment

We’ll break down the ITVS program description requirements and see excerpts of recently funded treatments.

Moderator: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager 

Guest Speakers: blair dorosh-walther (Director/Producer of Out in the Night), Lacey Schwartz (Director/Producer/Writer of Little White Lie)

Open Call 2015, Round 2: Writing the ITVS Treatment

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, Senior Production Manager

Open Call 2015, Round 2: Basic Budgeting Presentation

Open Call Live Chat – July 28th at 10am PT/1pm ET

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: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager David Eisenberg, Senior Production Manager 

Update! Archived Open Call chat is now available here from ITVS_VIDEO:

Make sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook for important updates on Open Call. 

For more information about Open Call visit: http://www.itvs.org/funding/open-call

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