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Tribeca Film Institute Panel: How to Make a Living as a Filmmaker

03.15.11 @ 9:45AM Tags : , ,

As part of the Tribeca Film Institute’s ongoing video series, they recently put on a panel at The New School to address the following question: “how in the world do you (can you?) make a living as a filmmaker?” This video is of proper classroom length, clocking in at over 90 minutes. It’s not highly visual, so if you’re at a day job, put on some headphones, hit play, hide the tab, and get paid to learn from working filmmakers:

Moderated by Tribeca Film Festival’s short film programmer Sharon Badal. The other panelists are:

  • Sandi DuBowski, producer of A Jihad for Love
  • Macky Alston, award-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Moon Molson, director (TAA alum)
  • Buboo Kakati, writer/director/producer (TAA alum)
  • Rodney Evans, director

Full bios of the presenters can be found on the Tribeca Film Institute blog.

[via Filmmaker Magazine]


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  • Chad Hugghins on 03.15.11 @ 2:42PM

    This was great. I’ve been wondering though, do you think the cards are stacked against filmmakers who didn’t go to film school when trying to apply for grants? Also, any other posts on grant writing would be really valuable to me. Thanks!

  • J.S Lawrence on 03.15.11 @ 8:09PM

    Great 90 minutes of my life.

  • come on now on 03.19.11 @ 4:56PM

    why the CONSTANT mention about being GAY!!!???