On Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Somerville Theatre from 3-5 p.m., the New England Film Collective will be holding a meeting of local industry professionals (and those who want to learn via mentorship). They hope to form a collective of individuals who can be called upon when other members of the collective have a film/video project come up. They also will be having speakers from AFI, BU, The Film Commission and resident artists at the event. The evening will also feature a screening of Deborah Correa’s short, “Little Black Dress”.
The goal is to eventually be able to host these meetings once or twice a month around New England, or even more if there are a lot of projects going on. In the future, they will be implementing a “2 week film school”, a “72 Dogme Challenge” and a screenplay reading series. They are also currently running a $1000 IndieGoGo challange to help pay for the first few meetings for things like: drinks, food, printing, and camera/sound to get it online for those members who can’t attend.
Sponsorships are available for $150, and include with it a copy of Final Draft 8 plus a bunch of other perks. Sponsors for the event right now include: Final Draft, Inc., Sam Adams Brewery, The Somerville Theatre, and Trident Books and Cafe. The event is sure to be a great evening for networking and making contacts in the field for moviemakers from around New England!