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  1. March 26 -27th, 2010 NYC at Simple Studios

    INVITE for Film Funding Conference.... Regular REGISTRATION Ends March 15th

    Indie Filmmakers, and Aspiring Filmmakers!

    Take part in this incredible event taking place in NYC where you can interact directly with established producers & investors who will share with you the steps you can take to get your project funded! The focus will be on equity investment, and how you can package your project to attract investor interest!

    Workshops will be available which will you guide you through the process of what steps you will need to take to put together a viable Film Package, and how to go about presenting it to get your project noticed!

    We will also be holding networking and pitch sessions where you will be able to get your ideas heard in front of an audience of your peers, and our Producers and Investors. One lucky filmmaker will be offered a Packaging Deal by our Film Company, Riwayat Films.

    If you’re already working on a film production, we invite you to take part in our Works In Progress session, where you will be able to show footage from your current production, and present your concept directly to investors.

    Visit our website at

    to view the growing list of Speakers, Presenters, and Events that are added to on a weekly basis! Don't miss out on this one of a kind event!! This could be exactly what you need to get your project green lighted!

    B.K. Coposky

    Riwayat Films

    With Editor John Gilroy, A.C.E.
    *****THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010*****
    7 PM

    (NEW YORK – APRIL 30, 2010) 92YTribeca presents The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic with author and moderator Bobbie O’Steen in conversation with film editor John Gilroy, A.C.E. on THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010, 7 PM at 92YTribeca, located at 200 Hudson Street, New York City, with screening of the award-winning film Michael Clayton. O’Steen and Gilroy will run footage and discuss his editing process on the 2007 drama starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and the late Sydney Pollack. This is the third in the series of events from Bobbie O’Steen about the art of film editing, where she conducts in-depth discussion with esteemed film editors and screens their award-winning movies. 92YTribeca box office opens one hour before. Advance tickets ($12) may be purchased at or by calling 212.601.1000.

    The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic (Michael Wiese, 2009) is Bobbie O’Steen’s latest book and her second about film editing in which she gets inside the editor’s head and shows how the mysterious art of editing is actually done. The author uses the “out” and “in” frames of the actual cuts from classic scenes from landmark movies like The Graduate, Chinatown, Rear Window, French Connection and Body Heat as well as in-depth interviews to explain how the editor manipulates and seduces the audience to create the invisible cut.

    The New York-based author first wrote about film with her late husband, Sam O’Steen, the legendary Oscar nominated film editor in Cut To The Chase: 45 Years of Editing America's Favorite Movies (2002), filled with candid stories from the cutting room and behind the scenes on some of the most influential movies in motion picture history. Sam O’Steen was one of Hollywood's most distinguished film editors who worked with directors Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski and many others during what is now referred to as the “Golden Age.”

    For his work on Michael Clayton, John Gilroy was nominated for an A.C.E. Eddie and BAFTA award. Gilroy has worked on numerous films including Duplicity, 
Pride and Glory, Miracle, Narc, and Tumbleweeds. 
After graduating from Dartmouth College, Gilroy came up through the editing ranks in the 1980s, working as an assistant editor on numerous features, including Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married and Gardens of Stone.

  3. Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Developing Your Production Company with Robin Moore

    Commerce, sales, the bottom line...the language of business and of production companies. From LLC to getting work to what is your time worth? Enhance your production company's profitability and feed the starving artist.

    The concept behind the upcoming workshop is to give filmmakers/producers a foundation that imparts a financial acumen in relation to having a company or being a sole proprietor. This workshop will be followed by the more advanced, Business/Financial Modeling for Filmmakers, at a later date. Topics of this workshop will include:

    The 6 Business Driven Principles for Your Film

    Adapt the Process
    Balance Priorities
    Collaborate across teams
    Demonstrate Milestones
    Elevate the level of abstraction
    Focus on Quality

    Instructor: Robin Moore
    Robin Moore is a business analyst for film and media, who puts together investment packages for investors to secure funding for filmmakers. Companies Robin have worked for include Disney, WGBH, Lionsgate and Cablevision.

    Location: Simple Studios
    134 West 29th Street (b/t 6th & 7th Ave.)
    2nd. Floor Room 205

    Mopictive Members get discount with this code DYPC10
    Cost of Workshop: $62 with discount

    Workshop Size Limited....Reserve Your Space Quickly at this link:

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In Memorium: Michael Vitti

Michael Vitti, founder and driving force behind The Moving Pictures Collective of NYC. His vision guides our actions. His inclusiveness inspires our goals. Michael - we will not forget.