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Budgeting For Documentaries

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Docs In Progress

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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A budget is an important planning tool for documentary films. It is also a necessity if you are planning to fundraise for your film. Far from numbers alone, the budget is another way of telling the story of your film. In this session with Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg, we will go over the elements which make up a documentary budget, different approaches to budgeting, and how to keep your budget realistic but flexible so that it can adapt to the realities of filmmaking. You will also receive a template for creating your own documentary budget.


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$25 Early Bird Registration (register/pay through September 4)


$45 Regular Registration (register/pay September 5 - 15)


$55 Late Registration (register/pay from September 16 until class is full) – No discounts.

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it. To find out more about our Docs Insiders memberships, visit http://www.docsinprogress.org/docsinsiders​


HOW TO REGISTER?
Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space, advanced registration is highly recommended.

NOTE ON PAYMENT
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the class. In order to get the discounted earlybird rate, full payment must be RECEIVED by the earlybird date. Otherwise the regular rate will be charged.

If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form.

If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire". Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:

Docs In Progress
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the workshop in the memo line)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Erica Ginsberg is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Docs In Progress, a nonprofit incubator for emerging documentary filmmakers headquarted near Washington DC. She has more than 20 years of experience in program administration in the nonprofit and government sectors, working in the areas of arts and culture, nonprofit management, and international professional exchanges. She regularly reviews proposals and budgets for the Docs In Progress Fiscal Sponsorship program, and has also been a grant panelist for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She has been a presenter on funding for the arts at the Foundation Center, and has made presentations on fiscal sponsorship or funding at DC Shorts, Women in Film and Video, and the annual conference of The Alliance (formerly the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture). In addition to her work with Docs In Progress, she is a host of The D-Word, an online documentary filmmaker community with more than 15,000 members from around the world.



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Docs In Progress
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113
Silver Spring, MD 20910

*NOTE: Our office is on the ground floor of the Alexander House Apartment Complex. However, you must use the street entrance located on Apple Avenue to enter. Please do not go through the main entrance of Alexander House.


REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).


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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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