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The Basics of Budgeting Fiction Films with Natalie Metzger

Natalie Metzger

Advisor

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The Art of Feedback: Giving and Receiving Notes

Learning how to give and receive feedback is an artform that makes you a better creator and collaborator, but is rarely discussed. Join our partners at The Black List [https://blcklst.com/] in a live webinar on how to navigate this nuanced, yet powerful aspect of crafting your screenplay--and career. There's great value to inviting others to read your work and let you know if your intentions are on the page. Feedback can help you in building more dynamic characters, developing stronger storylines, and creating more enriching worlds. In this webinar, we'll share tips on who you should ask for feedback, and when; and discuss how to engage in a feedback dialogue. You'll leave with an understanding of how to listen to feedback and integrate notes that will support you in revising your work and taking it to the next level.

Franklin Leonard

Moderator

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From Shorts to Showrunner with Desiree Akhavan

Writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan tells how she protects her vision and grows her work across shorts, features & TV.

Desiree Akhavan

Writer, Director

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Sundance Institute Short Film Session: San José

Sundance Institute presents a free-half day online event on the art of short filmmaking. Join Sundance Film Festival senior programmer Mike Plante for shorts screenings; conversations with filmmakers Bridey Elliott (Clara's Ghost, Affections) and Diffan Sina Norman (Kekasih, Benevolent Ba); and insights into how the Festival's programmers make their selections. Whether you're just starting out, or have made some shorts and are looking to learn more about filmmaking, we'd love for you to join us.

Mike Plante

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE STAFF: Senior Programmer

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Ritesh Batra: THE LUNCHBOX Case Study

Ritesh Batra (THE LUNCHBOX) breaks down refining tone and time, making characters real, and using your roots for discovery.

Ritesh Batra

Writer, Director

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Studio Binder: How Jay Roach Directed that Insane Austin Powers Opening

Jay Roach

Advisor

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Making Music and Films with Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

Advisor

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Directing for TV with Lesli Linka Glatter

Lesli Linka Glatter (HOMELAND) walks through the best practices that have shaped her prolific television directing career.

Lesli Linka Glatter

Director

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Media Mogul Angelica Nwandu on Finding Your Path, Forging Your Truth

Angelica Nwandu

Screenwriter, Media Mogul

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Producer Sev Ohanian on Developing & Building Relationships

Sev Ohanian

Producer

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Directing Actors on Set with Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama

Advisor

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Directing Actors: Casting & Rehearsing with Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama

Advisor

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Creating TV Series YOU'RE THE WORST with Stephen Falk

Stephen Falk

Advisor

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Director Rob Epstein on Crafting the Music of THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK

Rob Epstein

Advisor

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The Role of a Music Supervisor with John Houlihan

John Houlihan

Musical Supervisor

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Director Jay Roach Breaks Down the Elevator Scene In BOMBSHELL

Jay Roach

Director

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How to Shoot a Fight Scene with Director Catherine Hardwicke

Catherine Hardwicke

Director

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Creating Creature Features: JD Dillard on Making SWEETHEART

JD Dillard

Advisor

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Composing for Film and TV with Mark Isham

Composer Mark Isham talks about his process, his use of melody and how he combines acoustic and electronic elements.

Mark Isham

Composer

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The Rise of Documentaries with Kevin Iwashina

Kevin Iwashina

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How to Build Your Career as a Creative Producer

Veteran Producers share their advice on ​getting started ​as a producer and staying in the game

Effie Brown

Producer

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Making the $3 Movie with The Duplass Brothers

Mark Duplass

Filmmaker/ Actor

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