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Directors Close-Up 2015

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Landmark Theatre, West Los Angeles
Address: 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
Who: Open to the Public

Directors Close-Up Series Passes are SOLD OUT. Individual tickets for Night 5 are available now. PLEASE NOTE: “In the Cutting Room with Richard Linklater and Sandra Adair” has moved from February 11 to February 18. The Film Independent Directors Close-up offers filmmakers and film lovers a unique -- continue reading →

Member Night – March

When: Tuesday, Mar. 3, 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 -- continue reading →

DCU 2015: Night 5

When: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Landmark Theatre, West Los Angeles
Address: 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
Who: Open to the Public
(get tickets)

Directors Close-Up 2015: Night 5 (March 4) Justin Simien: Storytelling Across Platforms Individual tickets for Night 5 are available now. View complete details and previous nights. With Dear White People, a story deeply rooted in personal experiences, Justin Simien has not only put a spotlight on the latent racism -- continue reading →

Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Pre-Production Principles 2015

When: Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Film Independent Office
Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035
Cost: Free to Film Independent Members (get tickets)

When prepping your first feature, there’s an overwhelming amount of paperwork and contracts that have to be in place before you can move forward. For the first-time producer, it can be daunting setting up your own LLC; optioning the rights to a screenplay, or solidifying -- continue reading →

Writing the Spec Script that Launches Your Career

When: Tuesday, Mar. 17, 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)

(Or… The Golden Rules of Screenwriting and Why You Should Ignore Them) What if most of what’s being taught about screenwriting is wrong? What if the rules widely touted in books, seminars and classes not only don’t improve your chances of making it, but could -- continue reading →

Producer’s Etiquette 2015

When: Tuesday, Mar. 24, 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)

There are dozens of classes and seminars that profess to teach what a producer does, but very few that teach the manner in which one should do it. How do you schmooze, cold call, or work a room? What approach and choice of words will -- continue reading →

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