Taking the Leap: Career Transitioning into Documentaries ( IE1-1290)

Apr 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

NEW Docs In Progress Location

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Earlybird Registration (Taking the Leap: Career Transitioning into Documentaries) ( IE1-1290)
$15
Sale Ends: Apr 10, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
Register and pay by April 10, 2017. If payment is not received by this date, rate will revert to later pricing. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Regular Registration (Taking the Leap: Career Transitioning into Documentaries) ( IE1-1290)
$25
Sale Ends: Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
Registration between April 11 -- April 21, 2017. Full payment must be RECEIVED in this window to get this rate. Otherwise the Late Registration fee will apply. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Late Registration (Taking the Leap: Career Transitioning into Documentaries) ( IE1-1290)
$35
Sale Ends: Apr 25, 2017 11:00 PM EDT
Registration from April 22, 2017 until program is full. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Event Description

Have you been considering taking a leap from one career into the world of professional documentary filmmaking full-time? Maybe you aren’t so sure of how to do that or what to expect once you get there. This panel gives you the unique opportunity to hear from a variety of local working documentary professionals who took the leap and lived to tell about it. The format of the discussion will be interactive with the opportunity to ask specific questions.

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, you can get up to $25 off registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you are a Docs Insider member or All-Access Passholder and missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.

Date
Tuesday, April 25 from 7-9 PM.

LOCATION
The new Docs in Progress location at:

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
*located near the Whole Foods


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Erica Ginsberg is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Docs In Progress, a nonprofit incubator for emerging documentary filmmakers headquarted near Washington DC. In addition to her work with Docs In Progress, she is a co-host of The D-Word, an online documentary filmmaker community with more than 10,000 members from around the world. Erica has extensive experience working with film festivals and speaking to audiences on everything from documentary fundraising to social media to international exchanges. She is herself a producer and director. Her past works include Crucible of War, a documentary about post-war life in former Yugoslavia; Talking Threads, a web documentary about international student reactions to 9/11, and is currently at work as a producer and co-director on Creative Feds, a project about the creative lives of federal civil servants. Erica has written articles for Filmmaker Magazine, DOX and The Independent, and the NAMAC blog. She teaches Documentary Pre-Production and Outreach classes for Docs In Progress and facilitates work-in-progress screenings, Peer Pitches, and documentary appreciation salons.

Sam Hampton co-founded Docs In Progress as a nonprofit organization in 2008 and served on its founding staff from 2009-2012. He was instrumental in developing the organization’s core curriculum of adult and youth educational programs and remains a key advisor and teaching artist for Docs In Progress classes.  Sam balances his time between consulting with nonprofits through Hampton Consulting, and producing award-winning documentaries for the educational market.  His films include My Mother’s JourneyHidden BooksMr. Stokes’ Mission, and Transcending Surgeon. In addition to his filmmaking background, Sam has more than 25 years of experience working on social justice issues, including directing a national model community technology center and managing strategic planning and grants management for minority-serving colleges and universities.

Leola Calzolai-Stewart is the producer and director of Black Diplomacy, a documentary film about the contributions of African American diplomats during the Cold War. The project is currently in development and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Leola began her work in independent film in 2011 as co-producer and editor of the award-winning, NEA-funded feature documentary, The Last Song Before the War. The film played at festivals around the world including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Hot Docs Bloor Cinema, and the San Francisco Black Film Festival to name a few; it also screened as part of the Lincoln Center’s Sound and Vision series. The Last Song Before the War is distributed by Kino Smith in Canada and aired throughout Africa as part of a music documentary series with AfriDocs on DSTV. Leola worked on the independent film projects Teach Me How to Sea and The Last Battlefront, and is currently editing the feature documentary Dear Walmart. Leola brings rich international experience and a passion for foreign affairs to her work as a producer and editor. She attended film school in Pretoria, South Africa where she worked as an assistant editor and researcher for a television documentary show. Prior to working in film, Leola received a Master's degree in International Affairs from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Italian from the University of California, Davis. As a student, Leola was the recipient of the prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship. Since starting her career as a producer and editor, she’s been the recipient of the Women in Film & Video Randy Goldman Career Development Scholarship. Leola is a member of Women in Film & Video (DC), the European Documentary Network, and the International Documentary Association.

PAYMENT
Full payment must be received in order to hold a spot in this workshop. If you would like to pay by credit card or PayPal, select the PayPal payment option (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card). If you prefer to pay by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire" as your payment option. Make it payable to "Docs In Progress" with the title of the program noted in the memo line. Mail to Docs In Progress, 8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note that, to qualify for date-based pricing, payment must be received in full by the deadline date.

REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For weekend classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

Location
NEW Docs In Progress Location
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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