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Keeping Your Story on Track: a Workshop with Filmmaker-in-Residence Gene Gr...

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Docs In Progress

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Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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Whether you are just starting out with your documentary or are already well into production or post, it is easy to get lost in your footage or, worse, find that your footage is not supporting the film that you thought you were making. Don't get discouraged or let your project drift. Get on the right track or back on track.

Our 2019 Filmmaker-in-Residence Gene Graham will share some perspectives on managing the pre production phase that will help save a lot of heartache throughout the lifespan of making the documentary. He will share what he has learned around process, ideation, and even improvisation to keep a firm grasp on the narrative. This workshop will be a mix of case study of Gene's own work and interactive discussion where participants can get advice on how to resolve their own storytelling challenges.

ABOUT GENE GRAHAM
Gene Graham has been selected through a competitive process to be Docs In Progress' 2019 Filmmaker-in-Residence. His latest documentary This One's for the Ladies begins as a story about male exotic dancers and the women who love them, but pivots into a conversation about race, class, family, sisterhood and community. The film won the Special Jury Award at SXSW 2018 and has been released into theaters this summer by Neon.

His directorial debut, The Godfather of Disco won awards at the Fire Island Film & Video Festival and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. Gene also edited and associated produced Dirty Laundry, a feature film directed by Maurice Jamal. The film won the Audience Award for Best U.S. Feature and Best Performance by an Actor (Loretta Devine) at the American Black Film Festival and continues to air regularly distributed by CodeBlack Films.

While resident at Docs In Progress, Graham will be developing a new documentary feature that probes political conservatism among American communities of color.


DATE
Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

LOCATION
Docs In Progress
8560 2nd Avenue - Suite 113
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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LEVEL
I/II – No prior training at Docs In Progress required, but the workshop will be most beneficial to those who have a specific documentary project they are currently working on or planning to start. This is NOT a basic production class.

FEE
$25 - Earlybird Registration (register/pay by July 11)
$35 - Regular Registration (register/pay between July 12-23)
$50 - Late Registration (register pay after July 24)


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 are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.


HOW TO REGISTER?
Click the "Tickets" button towards the top of the page. (If you are using the Docs Insiders or other promo code, there should be an option to add a Promotional Code on the Tickets page, which will subtract the promotional amount from the ticket fee).

NOTE ON PAYMENT
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the workshop. Pricing for earlybird or regular rates will only apply if payment is received during that date window. Otherwise the higher price will apply.

You may pay by credit card or check through the Eventbrite link. If you are paying by credit card, it must be made at the same time as you complete the online registration form.

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

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

(Write in the name of the workshop in the memo line)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received.

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 Program Director, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

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Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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