Producer Robin Rea
Executive Director, IFP West
Independent Feature Project West was created in 1980 by a couple of New York filmmakers who wanted to connect with other filmmakers, to let them know there was a group of artists who could and did make films outside the studios, even in Los Angeles. The idea was to share information and resources and along the way, grow in numbers and strength.
It worked; membership thrives, up from 900 six years ago to 4500 today.
Recently I spoke to Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of IFP West, to find
out what the organization is up to.
Writers now constitute a fairly substantial portion of our membership, and for that reason, we've added more programs.
WRITER'S GROUP, a grass-roots, sub-set of IFP West, grew out of our members' eagerness to share and support each other's work.
Our SCREENWRITING CONFERENCE, which we just completed in conjunction with the Writer's Guild and plan to do again next year, focused on the business of writing -- breaking in, getting an agent, moving from writing to directing. John Singleton was our featured speaker.
Members can check out the latest screenwriting
software on our LIBRARY COMPUTERS or use the internet for research.
Like everything else we do, the breakfast series
is an opportunity to to learn the lay of the land -- we expect you to use
your initiative to find out where you belong.
As part of that series and available to all the
producers who participate, we're initiating a SCRIPT GUIDE in which members
can list their projects.
For more information on the PRODUCER SERIES, call (310) 475-4379, extension 26 (reservations) or extension 13 (information).
Also check out their website: www.ifpwest.org
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