Filmmaker Pro

If you're a filmmaker in any phase of production looking to take your project further, try our Filmmaker Pro Membership.

Filmmaker Pro Benefits

The Filmmaker Pro Membership includes all General Membership benefits plus a tailored collection of benefits perfect for you, the filmmaker.

Become a Filmmaker Pro Member today and receive all of the following:

Free Casting Services

Only Filmmaker Pro Members receive two (2) free Full Day or four (4) free Half Day Sessions of casting at the Film Independent offices. Casting is available Monday-Friday, 10:15 am-6:00 pm. Service includes: check-in desk, seating for actors, WiFi and project signage. Parking not included.

Free Production Meeting Space Rental

Ideal for script reads and production meetings, this ample-sized room seats up to 50 guests. Only Filmmaker Pro Members receive two (2) free 2-hour Production Office rentals. Available Monday-Friday, 10:15 am-6:00 pm. Service includes: tables, chairs, Wi-Fi and project signage. Parking not included. Blackout dates: April 17–June 23, 2017

Waived LA Film Festival Submission Fee

Film Independent produces the world-class LA Film Festival, which accepts feature films, short films and web series. Filmmaker Pro Members are eligible for one (1) waived submission fee per year.

Film Project Consultation

Filmmaker Pro Members have the distinct opportunity to participate in one (1) face-to-face session with Film Independent’s Producer-in-Residence. The Producer-in-Residence can provide free consultation on topics ranging from fundraising and grant opportunities to distribution and Film Independent’s Artist Development program.

Waived Fiscal Sponsorship Application Fee

Our Fiscal Sponsorship program provides an opportunity for filmmakers to use Film Independent’s status as a nonprofit organization to access charitable funding in the form of grants and individual donations for their independent film and media projects. Only Film Independent Members can apply for this program and Filmmaker Pro Members receive one (1) waived application fee for this program, per year.

Waived Artist Development Program Application Fee

Film Independent’s Artist Development program consists of Directing Lab, Documentary Lab, Episodic Lab, Fast Track, Producing Lab, Project Involve and Screenwriting Lab. If you’re ready to participate, as a Filmmaker Pro Member you’ll receive one (1) waived application fee to one (1) of these programs every year.

Priority Notification and Extended Early Bird Rates

Filmmaker Pro Members enjoy priority notice and registration for select Film Independent filmmaker panels, discussions and events. Filmmaker Pro Members are also entitled to extended early registration rates for the Film Independent Forum and Directors Close-Up throughout the full on-sale period. While supplies last.

Film Independent Celebrations

Film Independent hosts periodic surprise mixers and gatherings with highly exclusive guest lists—and Filmmaker Pro Members are always invited.