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Producers Workshop

In an increasingly competitive environment, documentary producers need a broad range of skills to grow their business, and produce films that can travel internationally. After the success of last year’s workshop, Encounters, with the support of the Goethe-Institut and Africalia, is hosting a second Producer’s Workshop that will assist 10 documentary companies’ growth capacity so that they can operate optimally. Top industry professionals, specialists in their chosen fields, will run the three-day workshop.

THE TOPICS INCLUDE:

Introduction to Smart Producing

Music Rights:
Commissioning and Licensing

Raising Finance for Documentaries:
Exploring sources of finance, locally and internationally, and how to secure those funds

Archive Access and Rights:
How to clear rights for Archive films, photos, anything that can be owned. What is meant by ‘public domain’; what is ‘fair use’? Where to find cheaper archives

Local Marketing & Publicity:
How to build a marketing & publicity campaign to gain maximum exposure for your film

How to sell your film:
How to develop a strategy for sale & distribution and maximize revenue potential

Understanding Contracts:
The importance of the Chain of Title List of Agreements

Working with the SABC:
From creative to financial

Running Small / Medium Enterprise:
How to run an efficient business

* If you would like to attend workshops like this in the future please email info@encounters.co.za

 

    2008 Festival Dates




Johannesburg
NU METRO HYDE PARK
19–29 June 2008

Cape Town
NU METRO V&A
3–13 July 2008
 
Booking Details

    South African International
    Documentary Festival

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    2008 Festival Dates




Johannesburg
NU METRO HYDE PARK
19–29 June 2008

Cape Town
NU METRO V&A
3–13 July 2008
 
Booking Details

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