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WOMEN MAKE MOVIES: Making It Work Session 2: Success & Sustainability

  • June 13, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • online

After the success of its winter webinar series featuring Academy Award- nominated documentary filmmakers, Women Make Movies (WMM) is thrilled to announce their upcoming summer masterclass- webinars! Please join Women Make Movies as they continue the conversation with four esteemed directors and producers, all members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: Nancy Schwartzman, Susan Margolin, Christine Turner, and Lisa Cortés.

These award-winning individuals will share their professional journeys, covering everything from transitioning between roles to navigating the diverse landscape of film production. Sign up to register HERE and get FOUR sessions for the price of THREE!

Women Make Movies is offering WIFVNE members a 20% off discount to the full series or individual sessions.

WIFVNE Members: please log in to the WIFVNE website and head to My WIFVNE>Discussion Forum for the discount code.

With over 25 years experience in global film/television distribution with her company Docurama, Susan Margolin moved into producing and executive producing.  Her latest is the mutli-award-winning, 2024 Oscar short-listed Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, directed by the late great Nancy Buriski, with whom Susan built a special director/producer relationship over the years. (Also including A Crime in the Bayou -2020, The Rape of Recy Taylor – 2017.) And, she has worked multiple times with other filmmakers, including Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl (Obsessed with Light -2023, Letters from Baghdad -2016.)  Other notable filmmakers she has produced with include Trish Adlesic - A Tree of Life (2022), Judith Helfand – Love and Stuff (2020), Alexandra Cordina – Paper Children (2020.) In addition, Susan is on the board of the Documentary Producers Alliance and Chicken & Egg Pictures. 

In a field that we know is extremely difficult to begin with, not to mention succeed in, building that special synergy and working together as a viable force makes for a clearer path to make the best film possible to find its way into the world at large. How do you choose a producer / build a relationship with your directors is everything, and in this webinar, Susan speaks to exactly that. 

This is the second session in the four-part webinar series: Making It Work: Success and Sustainability

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