Making Media Now 2009 is a full-day conference that will take place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at Bentley University. The event will bring together filmmakers from all over New England with national industry experts for lectures, workshops, and panels confronting the most daunting challenges facing independent filmmakers today. Last year’s event drew approximately 300 attendees and speakers from P.O.V., Participant Media, Snowfall Films, Indie GoGo.com, National Geographic, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Impact Partners, ITVS, and more. This year’s keynote speaker will be Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films, and activist filmmaker known for documentaries like Walmart: The High Cost of Low Pricing, Iraq for Sale, and Outfoxed. This year will also feature award-winning filmmakers Sandi Dubowski, Jim Jermanok, Bestor Cram; funders from Creative Capital, the Fledgling Fund, and Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media; social networking guru Andy Carvin, and many others. In addition, the show will again feature a trade show area with exhibitors from film and media businesses in New England and specialized one-on-one consultations with panelists and speakers.
Register now for this must-attend event, and do it now to avoid higher last-minute registration fees. I plan to be there on June 5th, and I hope you’ll consider joining me for this wonderful day. The event is organized by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization that has been serving independent filmmakers for over two decades and Making Media Now has become the premiere New England independent film conference.