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Music Licensing

When: Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Film Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: Free for Film Independent Members (get tickets)

Clearing music rights for film can be a frustrating legal headache, especially for the first-time producer. Film Independent is pleased to welcome back Music Supervisor Brooke Wentz from the Rights Workshop for a primer on licensing music for your drama or documentary. Brooke will cover -- continue reading →

Member Night – May

When: Tuesday, May. 5, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Film Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: Free and open to the general public (get tickets)

Film Independent, home of the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, is a distinct organization that has celebrated artist-driven filmmaking since 1980. Our Members are filmmakers, film industry leaders and film lovers. Whether you are looking into membership for the first time or you’ve been a -- continue reading →

At LACMA: Winter Sleep

When: Tuesday, May. 5, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bing Theater at LACMA
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: $5 | $7 | $10 (get tickets)

Includes a conversation with writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan With his newest film, writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan turns to Anton Chekhov for material. And Ceylan’s adaptation of The Wife, Chekhov’s amusing nineteenth century character study of a bemused man who finds himself pulled into a community of -- continue reading →

At LACMA: Bessie

When: Saturday, May. 9, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bing Theater at LACMA
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: Free for Film Independent Members (get tickets)

Includes a conversation with writer/director Dee Rees and executive producer/actor Queen Latifah HBO Screening Series Director Dee Rees (2011’s Pariah) reminds us of the crowd-pleasing aspects of blues in its original iteration – glamour, swagger and sexuality – by dramatizing the life and career of one of -- continue reading →

Legal Ease Live! 2015

When: Tuesday, May. 12, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Film Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: Free for Film Independent Members (get tickets)

Our popular Legal Ease series returns for another live session. Entertainment attorney Matt Galsor (from top entertainment law firm Greenberg Glusker) will host an interactive consultation to offer general legal advice and tips to members. While not a substitute for a project-specific legal consultation, this -- continue reading →

Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale

When: Sunday, May. 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
Address: 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost: $50 | $80 | $120 | $150 (plus service fees) (get tickets)

FILM INDEPENDENT and AMC PRESENT Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale All proceeds will support the year-round programming efforts of Film Independent For the first time, Jason Reitman’s storied Live Read — which takes a beloved filmed script and turns it into a special -- continue reading →

Basic Camera Skills for Documentary Storytelling

When: Tuesday, May. 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: FIlm Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: Free for Film Independent Members (get tickets)

Shooting documentaries requires finding the drama in everyday life. But how do you do this exactly? Usually you only get one chance at a take, so preparation is key. Knowing how to shoot different situations will help you get the shots you need so you -- continue reading →

Directors Toolkit ’15: The Secrets of Documentary Editing

When: Wednesday, May. 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Film Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: $40 for Film Independent Members; $55 for Non-Members (get tickets)

Documentaries are made in the editing room – and here’s precisely how, according to two-time Academy Award nominated director Lucy Walker, who shares her “secret sauce” recipe; the no-fail rules to realize the fullest potential of even the scariest, messiest pile of raw footage. In -- continue reading →

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