‘Adventures in Independent Cinema’ with Christine Vachon


Filmbase Presents ‘Adventures in Independent Cinema’ with Christine Vachon
Killer Films Producer Training Seminar
Tuesday 3rd September, 6.30-10pm

Christine Vachon (Far From Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry), one of America’s most acclaimed independent producers, will be hosting a special and exclusive evening talk for Irish filmmakers on Tuesday 3rd September.

The evening will cover topics including Vachon’s producing career, the changing face of independent cinema globally, the emerging importance of social media and new platforms of delivery for producers, strategies for engaging with festivals, agents and distributors, and surviving as an independent producer.

Conducted in her own candid style, this evening promises a not-to-be-missed opportunity for Irish filmmakers to talk to, and learn from, one of the truly great icons of American Independent cinema.

Course content includes:

  • Current State Of The Industry
  • General Producing
  • The Producer/Director Relationship
  • How To Attract Money and Strategies & Opportunities
  • Deal Making and Negotiation Strategy
  • Agency and Actor Relationships
  • Post Production
  • Film Festival Strategy and how to get your Film sold
  • Marketing
  • Maintaining A Producer Career

Tutor Bio:
Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past decade and a half, the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie features including Academy Award winning films FAR FROM HEAVEN, BOYS DON’T CRY, ONE HOUR PHOTO, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, HAPPINESS and SAFE. Vachon is the author of two books: “A Killer Life: How An Independent Producer Survives Deals And Disasters In Hollywood And Beyond” (Simon and Schuster, 2006), and “Shooting To Kill: How An Independent Producer Blasts Through The Barriers To Make Movies That Matter” (Avon, 1998). Vachon is currently teaching at Drexel University, and previously has taught at NYU, as well as leading master classes at other colleges and international film festivals.

Cost: €40
Dates: Tuesday 3rd September
Times: 6.30pm – 10pm

Places are strictly limited – to book, please contact reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0 or email reception@filmbase.ie


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