Master Class: Dawn Porter
Monday, April 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm
How is it possible to have documentary filmmaking be your second career and then have your first film not only be accepted at Sundance but also win the Best Editing Award, in addition to airing on HBO? Dawn Porter, previously a practicing attorney for ABC News and A&E Television Networks, can tell you: “Be persistent, be fair, and be brave.” Her first film Gideon’s Army also received the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, was selected to participate at the HotDocs Forum and The Good Pitch, and continues to garner awards and screen at numerous film festivals. Her second documentary, Spies of Mississippi, aired on Independent Lens last February. And she is now working on the production of her third documentary, Trapped, for which she recently received a Catapult Film Fund grant. Join us at WMM for this intimate session with Dawn Porter and hear her talk about her process, her decision to become a filmmaker, the challenges she encountered as a first time filmmaker and the challenges she had to face when producing a second or third film. Dawn’s work can reveal key elements to starting a successful filmmaking career, from the passion for the story you want to tell and finding the right team for your project, to knowing how to approach potential funders and supporters.
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