Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.
Embarking on a new documentary project requires vision, strategic planning, and preparation. Director Jamila Wignot, and producer Lauren DeFilippo, premiered their most recent feature, AILEY, at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. Join us as Jamila and Lauren take us inside their process for prepping documentary films. We'll discuss how Jamila approaches research, sources archival footage and navigates on-camera interviews. We'll also explore how she and Lauren seek funding and build production budgets. This conversation will give you practical tools and advice to help you tackle the prep stages of your next documentary film.