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SXSW

Festival Dates: March in Austin, Texas
Submission Deadline: September

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

https://www.sxsw.com/

SXSW, LLC
PO Box 685289

Austin, TX 78768
(512) 467-7979

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Sundance

Festival Dates: January in Park City, Utah
Submission Deadline: August

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah.

With 46,731 attendees in 2012, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Spotlight, and Park City At Midnight.

http://www.sundance.org/

California Office

Sundance Institute
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 310-360-1981
Fax: 310-360-1969

Utah Office

Sundance Institute
1825 Three Kings Dr.
Park City, UT 84060
Tel: 435-658-3456
Fax: 435-658-3457
Utah Mailing Address
P.O. Box 684429
Park City, UT 84068

New York Office

Sundance Institute
321 W 44th Street, Suite 805
New York, New York 10036
Tel: 310-360-1981


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BLFC Benefits for Apprentice Members

Apprentice members of the BLFC are writers, directors and producers who goal is to engaged in their craft full-time but have not yet had 2 nationally distributed projects. Our goal for the apprentice member is to work closely under our professional membership to further their experience and sharpen their skill set.

  • Unlimited Access to BLFC Resource Center
    includes Distributor, Exhibitor and Grant Databases
  • Your Events listed in BLFC Calendar
  • Your Profile sent to our 15,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts
  • 20% Discount to BLFC Workshops
  • Invitation to participate in  Filmmaker Q & A at Annual Business of Film Seminar
  • Free admission to Business of Film Seminar
  • Your Profile on BLFC website and in membership directory
  • 20% – 40% Discount on Equipment Rentals
  • 20% Discount to Annual Black and Latino Film Awards
  • Quarterly Memberships Mixers
  • Networking and Mentoring Opportunities

To Join as an Apprentice Member ($250 per year)

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BLFC Benefits for Professional Members

Professional BLFC members are seasoned writers, directors and producers who have successfully distributed their works nationally and are seeking additional resources and information that reduces production costs, promotes their brand and provides guidance  through new opportunities and technology. BLFC also provides the Professional member networking and business opportunities.

  • Unlimited Access to BLFC Resource Center
    includes Distributor, Exhibitor and Grant Databases
  • Your Film & Television trailers on BLFC TV
  • Your  Events listed in BLFC Calendar
  • Your Profile sent to our 15,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Your Profile on BLFC website and in membership directory
  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts
  • 35% Discount to BLFC Workshops
  • 20% – 40% Discount on Equipment Rentals
  • 35% Discount to Black and Latino Film Awards
  • Quarterly Memberships Mixers
  • Free admission to Business of Film Seminar
  • Invitation to host a workshop or be a panelist at the Annual Business of Film Seminar
  • Invitation to be a presenter at the Annual Black and Latino Film Awards
  • Networking and Business Opportunities

To Join as an Professional Member ($500 per year)

 

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BLFC Benefits for Associate Organizations

This membership level is designed for organizations and businesses whose mission or skill set supports indie writers, directors and producers. Our goal with the Associate member is to promote the partnership among the indie film community.

  • Limited Access to BLFC Resource Center includes Distributor, Exhibitor and Grant Databases
  • Your Organization Events listed in BLFC Calendar
  • Your Organization Profile sent to our 15,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts
  • 20% Discount for your members to BLFC Workshops and Seminars
  • Invitation to participate in Business of Film Seminar and Black and Latino Film Awards
  • Your Organization Profile and website link our website

To join as an Associate Member ($100 a year)

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Plaza 7 Talent Agency


 

Are you ready for pilot season?

Pilot season is always around the corner, according to Francois-Grimaldi, founder of Plaza 7 Talent Agency. Plaza 7 Talent Agency is a full service talent agency with branches in New York City and King of Prussia, PA representing actors, writers, directors and producers.

Casting for pilots and new seasons of programs tend to happen in mid- winter and mid-summer, but with digital programs casting is done year-round. Right after July 4 is when upward 40 different shows start calling agencies like Plaza 7 looking for actors to fill a wide spectrum of spots.

One of Plaza 7’s many roles during any pilot season is a balancing act between the wants of the casting directors and the aspirations of the actors. Although most actors know what is required of them, Plaza 7 prides itself on delivering the necessary push they need in the most profitable direction.

Plaza 7 clients can be found in numerous notable films and TV projects such as Law & Order, Captain Phillips, Unforgettable, Revolution, Persons of Interest, Elementary, Gotham, Blacklist, Daredevil, HBO’s Lewis & Clark, the upcoming miniseries “Barry” and many more. The agency reps  actors including , Maria Maples, Ashanti, Christopher Wallace (Biggie Small’s son), Stephen Hill, Jennifer Williams and Sean Nelson. Director clients include Jamal Joseph and Michael Pickney. Plaza 7 is also the agency of record for the FUBU TV Network.