DOC NYC PRO: FUNDING A DOCUMENTARY
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DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Kanopy.
Funding sources for documentaries have never been more diverse. Gain insights into grants, equity, crowdfunding and production deals.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:10 AM Funder + Filmmaker Relationships
Moderated by film funding strategist Tracie Holder, our panel of filmmakers and funders including David Weinstein (National Endowment for the Humanities), Kat Vecchio (Fork Films) and Jenni Wolfson (Chicken & Egg Pictures) discuss how best to engage with a funder to foster collaborative relationships.
11:30 AM – 12:40 PM Co-Productions & Pre-Sales
What are the options for co-productions and pre-sales in financing your film? How are these partners engaging with filmmakers and how are the deals structured? We get an inside look at how films get made.
1:30 PM – 2:40 PM Documentaries and Investment: A New Frontier
What are the opportunities and pitfalls to taking investment money for your documentary? Panelists: Jenny Raskin (Impact Partners), Marilyn Ness (Big Mouth Productions), and more.
Co-presented by the Documentary Producers Alliance
3:00 PM – 4:10 PM New Insights into Crowdfunding
Elise McCave (Kickstarter) schools us on the latest in crowdfunding techniques for raising money and building a following.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Happy Hour
Join us in the PRO Lounge to gather with fellow attendees and panelists to discuss the day.