Arts Attention Filmmakers
posted by May 3 at 17:18 PMon
Northwest Film Forum’s fancy live auction is Saturday, but you can bid on the online auction for filmmakers right now—the auction’s ending in an hour in a half. There are some sweet items, and plenty don’t have bids yet:
1) One hour pitch with renowned producer Peter Newman. He has produced movies like The Squid and the Whale, Smoke, The Secret of Roan Inish, and the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. The winner will have to meet him in New York.
2) One hour meeting with New York film producer Scott Macaulay.
Another New York prize, the winner can get advice from the producer of Raising Victor Vargas, Idlewilde, Gummo and Julien Donkey Boy. He’s also the editor of Filmmaker Magazine, so you can talk about film writing if you want to.
3) One hour meeting with New York casting director Adrienne Stern.
This one also takes place in New York, where you can talk about creating a plan to cast your film, or ask her about her connections to Sundance.
4) Three hours of feature fundraising and budget advice from cult filmmaker Jon Moritsugu (Mod Fuck Explosion). He lives somewhere around Seattle, so the meeting would probably be here or maybe in L.A. He’s made a handful of underground features and is in a position to give some good advice.
Other auction items include meeting with Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker James Longley (Iraq in Fragments) and a meeting with the Seattle International Film Festival’s Artistic Director Carl Spence to talk about festival strategies, poster designs, production budget consultations, and a whole lot of other stuff.
$125 for documentary advice from Stranger Genius James Longley? Shit, I almost want to bid.
Info about the live auction and gala here.