Doug Block

Master Class in Producing with Doug Block

Aug 05, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Potter's House

1658 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

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Event Description
Docs In Progress is pleased to welcome back acclaimed documentary filmmaker Doug Block for a special Master Class on Documentary Producing. Doug will take on his own journey as a filmmaker while addressing:

  • The pluses and minuses of being your own Producer
  • The importance of agreements
  • Funders, Distributors, and Broadcasters: How to build relationships in the film industry
  • The importance of pitches
  • Film festival strategies
  • The long tail of documentary: how to maintain energy for the next phase once the edit wraps
  • How to make a living as a documentary filmmaker
  • The five most common producing mistakes.

About the Presenter

Doug Block balances shooting and directing his own documentaries (51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up, 112 Weddings, all of which were released theatrically and have been broadcast on HBO) with producing films and serving as a consulting producer for other filmmakers. His credits as a producer include: Silverlake Life (Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Peabody, Prix Italia), Jupiter’s Wife (Sundance Special Jury Prize, Emmy), A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (top awards at Berlin and Tribeca), The Edge of Dreaming (broadcast on PBS series POV) and Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (Sundance Best Director Prize for Documentary). He is also the founder and co-host of The D-Word, an online forum for documentary filmmakers with 15,000 members from around the world.

$75 Early Bird Registration Fee (Register/pay through 7/15)
$85 Regular Registration Fee (Register/pay between 7/16-8/2)
$100 Late Registration Fee (Register/pay 8/3 until filled)

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.  2017 Docs In Progress Fellows may attend this program for free thanks to the support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Please use the comp code when registering which was given to you.
This program is free for our 2017 Docs In Progress Fellows thanks to the support of:

Click the "Get Tickets" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space, advanced registration is highly recommended.
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the program. If you are registering at the Earlybird or Regular rates, payment must also be RECEIVED no later than the last date to qualify for those fees. 
If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form. 
If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire".  Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:
Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the program in the memo line)
Your registration will be completed once your payment is received. 

Because we wanted to accommodate a larger number of participants than Docs In Progress can fit, we are holding this event at The Potter's House in Washington DC. The Potter's House is located in the heart of Adams Morgan at 1658 Columbia Road, NW (on Columbia between 17th Street and Mozart Place).

Potter's House is a 10 minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station (Yellow/Green line) or a 20 minute walk from the Woodley Park Metro station (Red Line). It is also walking distance to the Metrobus S-2/S-4 bus lines,  the Metrobus 42 bus line , or the Circulator Bus which goes between Woodley Park, Columbia Heights, and McPherson Square Metro stations. If you must drive, street parking is difficult in this area; there is a parking garages between 18th Street and Champlaign which you can likely get for about $20 through one of the online parking reservation websites.

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a program 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

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

Potter's House
1658 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States
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