Two film workshops are happening tonight (Tuesday, April 29), so you'll just have to choose one.
FuelFilm: Memphis and Signature Advertising are hosting a discussion on marketing and crowd-funding independent films. It will cover current Independent Memphis films seeking financing through crowd-sourcing and the marketing campaigns that accompany them.
It’s at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Signature Advertising, 1755 Kirby Parkway. It’s free and open to the public. For more info: http://fuelfilm.org/
Meanwhile, Indie Memphis and Corduroy Wednesdays Films are partnering to offer Script Bucket, a DIY Screenplay Workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Playhouse on the Square Theatre Cafe. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/448937915209135/?source=1
FuelFilm on Marketing:
There will be a presentation from Memphis filmmakers on their current campaigns and projects with discussion of marketing strategies, online marketing companies and their services. This will be an open discussion about resources and strategies, with local filmmakers interacting with advertising and marketing professionals.
With more platforms for distribution now more than ever, having a successful grasp of the film distribution market and where its headed is paramount for the independent filmmaker.
Producer Jen Sall says, “Point blank, build an audience around your film now. Long gone are the days where you can rely on the festival ‘sale’ to get you in the theater and start raking in the box office sales. It is prudent to you and your team to develop a digital footprint and build an audience as soon as possible.” With as many VOD and self-distribution platforms, and the ability of social media to build your audience, opportunities abound for the Indie filmmaker to find their markets.
Indie Memphis/Corduroy Wednesday on Screenplays:
Indie Memphis and Corduroy Wednesdays Films are partnering to offer Script Bucket, a DIY Screenplay Workshop Tuesday, April 29 at Playhouse on the Square Theatre Cafe.
Aspiring or active screenwriters are invited to experience the process of Script Bucket, how it strengthens writing, and how you can form your very own Script Bucket (with no franchise fee!)
From Edward Valibus, “We’re comedy guys, so we meet regularly to share skit and comedic short film screenplays. We critique them, workshop them, and perform cold reads. The process keeps us in practice to write, write, write. One script is good, but two is better, and ten is even better than that. So when it’s time to choose one to go forward into production, the cream has risen to the top already.”
Corduroy Wednesday’s latest short film currently on the festival circuit, Songs in the Key of Death, was cowritten by G.B. Shannon & Edward Valibus and was workshopped through the Script Bucket process.
You’ll not only learn the process but will also be given the opportunity to meet other writers with similar genre tastes, goals, and turn ons/offs.
It gets underway at 6 p.m. to mingle and 7 p.m. for the workshop.