Atlanta Film Society presents Eat, Drink & B-Indie
Join us the third Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Avenue Northeast) for Eat, Drink & B-Indie—a casual evening of networking, panel discussions, guest speakers, new equipment demos and more.
Upcoming Eat, Drink & B-Indies:
Which came first, the film or the marketing strategy? (Correct answer: MARKETING STRATEGY!) Before you get a penny for your production, you need to know how you’re going to recoup your investment. Creating a plan to promote your film and get it screened in theaters should never be an after-thought.
Are you a local filmmaker? Atlanta’s film community is ever-growing and the Atlanta Film Society would like to hear from local filmmakers to see where you would like to go in your career and how we can be of assistance!
Past Eat, Drink & B-Indies
So you've finished your film screenplay....great! But how do you get funding to make your film? Getting someone to write you a check would solve all your problems. However, investing in independent film is anything but lucrative, and getting a return on investment can be nonexistent. So how do you prepare your project to entice financial backers? Join us this EDBI as we reveal tips on how to figure it out.
New or an alumni of the acting community? Come join us for the July EDBI and hear some tips and tricks about surviving as an Actor in the fast growing Industry in Georgia.
Think you have an interesting story to tell? Is it based on facts? Come to this month's EDBI to find ways to bring your documentary to life!
Excited about the upcoming festival, but want to get a sneak peak about the upcoming films before everyone else? Well you’re in luck! We will be showing the trailers to a couple of our showcase films and their creators will be there to discuss their process.
Got that great script collecting dust on your desk for months, or even years? What’s keeping you from making your film? No time? No money? No crew? Well it’s time for NO EXCUSES! 2019 brings with it new opportunities and renewed energy. There’s never a better moment than the new year to start a project. But how do you overcome the road blocks on the journey to success? Our panel of accomplished filmmakers will talk about the obstacles of making their first film, and how they overcame them. Bring your questions to this month’s EDBI to get advice on starting your next story.
From written word to the big screen, the writer’s journey is a rollercoaster of creativity. Developing a screenplay that is ready to go into production is a rigorous task. But what do you do when you’re both writer and director? Wearing multiple hats is common for indie filmmakers, and often they will be both content creator and visual storyteller.
Telling a visually appealing story is a labor of love. But capturing the right composition doesn’t just happen behind the camera; it’s a process that starts at pre-pro and continues well into post.
A new generation of filmmakers has embraced the art/craft of capturing their moving images on film, and right here in ATL.
ATL based filmmakers Molly Coffee ( CRACKS ) , Brantly and Jon Watts ( SPOON ) as well as their respective Cinematographers and Michael Brown of Kodak Film Lab Atlanta will be present to discuss the reemergence of this art/craft.
The art of film is not only what you see, but what you hear as well. From sound composition to Foley work, the mood of any great movie is set by the audio component.
There is a lot of confusion over what agents do for their clients and how to build relations with both casting agents and casting directors. We'll start with the difference between a casting agent and a casting director, when and how you get an agent, and how that relationship works from how much and when you pay them to whether these contracts should be exclusive or not, and why.
Concerned about the lack of local above the line training and content creation development, in 2013 Linda Burns launched a free monthly workshop called The D-Girl Project. Named to honor Hollywood's D-Girls or Development Girls, the D-Girl was an entry level position and responsible for reading screenplay submissions, identifying worthy ones, offering coverage, and pitching the scripts up the food chain for possible production.
Come join us at this month’s EDBI to get a chance to have some real talk with real attorneys and possibly avoid a trip to the courthouse Attorneys: Deborah Gonzalez Julie Roach Forrest Clinard Auric Steele Peter Duitsman Sponsored By: Letterbox Legal
Producer Linda Burns, Producer/Director Eric Blue, and Crogan Filmworks President Stanislav Shkilnyi discuss finding distribution before you begin production, self-distribution, and film sales.
The last #EDBI of the year is a Behind-the-Scenes look at all things ATLFS! Join us in launching our #30Kin30Days Kickstarter at Manuel's Tavern.
October's #EDBI is your opportunity to network with all things Atlanta animation. Whether an animator looking to flaunt your skills or a non-animator whose project needs some, this mixer is the right place to make those connections.