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Up On Our Feet Night
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Up On Our Feet Night

Up On Our Feet Night gives you the opportunity to show the community a more polished version of your craft.

Actors, we encourage you to showcase, in depth, characters and elements of your talent that the community may not have seen yet. Writers, this is a night where you can see how your staging and action comes to life. Directors, we want you to show us your vision of a piece. We highly encourage actors to team up with WMM writers and directors to simulate the real life collaboration that happens when a film is actually shooting.

Make sure you check out the guidelines below…

Bonus: Free soda, water and snacks!

This event is brought to you via Patreon!

The Logistics:

-Submit your group via this form to reserve a place in the queue. When you’re next up we’ll notify you and give you ample time to prepare your scene.
-The next 2 teams in the queue will be on “standby” in case we have a late cancellation. So, it’s wise to start prepping your scene as soon as you submit.
-You must give us 4 days notice of cancellation or you will be ineligible to submit for another slot for 6 months.

The Basics:
– Each group gets up to 10 minutes to perform—you can do 1 scene, multiple scenes or 1 scene two different ways as long as the running time is 10 minutes or less.
– Everyone must be completely off book—no exceptions and no calling for “line”. Treat this as a real, final stage performance.
– Each group must decide as a whole when submitting if they want to receive feedback from the audience or not. Feedback may be tailored to the group’s wishes, for instance, you can request feedback on just acting, just directing, or just the writing (or any combo thereof) but the entire group must agree on whatever decision made.
– You can use this night as a pre-production rehearsal time….but remember, all actors must be off-book!

The Details:
– No lighting tech will be available, so any necessary scene changes must be delineated other ways.
– Any props or set pieces must be provided by the group themselves or found within the space. NOTE: WMM is not responsible for guaranteeing the availability of any set pieces ahead of time.
– All setup/cleanup must be able to be done within 2 minutes, so NO backdrops or free standing walls allowed. If you need help moving set pieces/setting up please reach out to the community (via the WMM Members Only FB group) to ask for volunteers or feel free to bring your own crew in!
– Feel free to use this night as a way to invite those outside the WMM community (industry or otherwise) to become familiar with your work.

Who is eligible to submit?
– Writers with a group of actors who are seeking a more polished performance of their script than our staged reading nights.
– Directors with a team of actors utilizing original or published scripts.
– Actors with self-created or published scripts who are self-directing.
– Any combination of the above.

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Writers Workshop
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Writers Workshop

WHAT: Writer's Workshop is our night where actors do staged readings of new, original works (15 pages or less) and writers get feedback from the audience (that's you!) 

ACTORS: To be a reader, please fill out our submission form by the WEDNESDAY before the workshop.

WRITERS: Please fill out our submission form to enter your scripts. We also accept shorter scripts (up to seven pages) which are $5 per submission (as opposed to the regular $10). *Breakdowns for casting are now required to be accompanied with the initial script submission.

Bonus: Free soda, water and snacks!

This event is brought to you via Patreon!

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What's Next
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

What's Next

What’s Next” is a workshop to help filmmakers bring their projects to the next stage of development. On this night we present ‘works in progress’ to allow filmmakers the opportunity to ask questions about their projects.

We present storyboards, short films, web series, TV shows or features (up to 15 minutes) to our supportive community of critical thinkers who give feedback to help the film maker answer any unresolved questions they might have about their project.

We only screen ‘in-development’ projects. We do not screen finished or ‘picture locked’ films. This night is ideal for filmmakers interested in feedback from our community to help answer the question: ‘What’s Next?’

Again, please note that presentations will be limited to around 15 minutes – just like our scripts for the Writers’ Workshop nights. Projects that have already come through the workshops will be given a priority, but all projects are welcome. A projector and screen will be made available if screening is necessary, and we’ll do our best to make the technical aspects as high-quality as possible.

If you have any other questions, concerns or just want to tell us how awesome we are, please email whatsnext@wemakemovies.org

Bonus: Free soda, water and snacks!

This event brought to you by: PATREON

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Writers Workshop
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Writers Workshop

WHAT: Writer's Workshop is our night where actors do staged readings of new, original works (15 pages or less) and writers get feedback from the audience (that's you!) 

ACTORS: To be a reader, please fill out our submission form by the WEDNESDAY before the workshop.

WRITERS: Please fill out our submission form to enter your scripts. We also accept shorter scripts (up to seven pages) which are $5 per submission (as opposed to the regular $10). *Breakdowns for casting are now required to be accompanied with the initial script submission.

Bonus: Free soda, water and snacks!

This event is brought to you via Patreon!

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Smartphone Studio
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Smartphone Studio

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Learn how to turn your smart phone into a low cost, high quality filmmaking studio! By harnessing the power of the right apps and just a few accessories, you have everything you need to start creating your own content and take back control of your career, right in your pocket. After an overview on cinematography, a tutorial of the best practices when shooting on a mobile device, and a catalog the latest gear available, you’ll be divided up into three groups and given the latest iPhones and a one-page script to go create your own short film!

Day 2 will focus on post-production where you'll learn how edit your movie using Final Cut Pro X including things like how to improve your movie using advanced sound design and color correction features.

We'll end the weekend with a screening of the finished projects and toast to all the new mobile filmmaker hyphenates!


DETAILS:
Time/Date:
 Saturday & Sunday, December 8th and 9th from 10am-6pm (both days). 
Lunch will be provided both days, but it will be a “working lunch" in order to stay on schedule. Please list any dietary restrictions here:

Location: Lumaforge 1311 South Flower Street, Burbank, CA. 
On site parking is first come, first served, otherwise street parking will be available.

Cost: 
$100 for We Make Movies Gold Members, 
$200 for We Make Movies Silver Members, 
$300 for Non-Members

Click here to purchase a spot: https://www.wemakemovies.org/smartphone-studio

Questions?: Email aubrey@wemakemovies.org for more info!

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Smartphone Studio
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Smartphone Studio

smart phone studio.png

Learn how to turn your smart phone into a low cost, high quality filmmaking studio! By harnessing the power of the right apps and just a few accessories, you have everything you need to start creating your own content and take back control of your career, right in your pocket. After an overview on cinematography, a tutorial of the best practices when shooting on a mobile device, and a catalog the latest gear available, you’ll be divided up into three groups and given the latest iPhones and a one-page script to go create your own short film!

Day 2 will focus on post-production where you'll learn how edit your movie using Final Cut Pro X including things like how to improve your movie using advanced sound design and color correction features.

We'll end the weekend with a screening of the finished projects and toast to all the new mobile filmmaker hyphenates!


DETAILS:
Time/Date:
 Saturday & Sunday, December 8th and 9th from 10am-6pm (both days). 
Lunch will be provided both days, but it will be a “working lunch" in order to stay on schedule. Please list any dietary restrictions here:

Location: Lumaforge 1311 South Flower Street, Burbank, CA. 
On site parking is first come, first served, otherwise street parking will be available.

Cost: 
$100 for We Make Movies Gold Members, 
$200 for We Make Movies Silver Members, 
$300 for Non-Members

Click here to purchase a spot: https://www.wemakemovies.org/smartphone-studio

Questions?: Email aubrey@wemakemovies.org for more info!

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WMM San Francisco
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

WMM San Francisco

On Sunday, December 2nd, we’re returning with our signature Writers Workshop to the San Francisco film community. We’re very proud to be partnering with the Artists Television Access. The next writers workshop will be from 4-7pm at Actors Television Access at 992 Valencia Street in The Mission. All our general workshops are free and open to the public, and this will be as well.

To submit your script, submit yourself as an actor or RSVP to attend use the buttons below:

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WMM Halloween Party
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

WMM Halloween Party

We Make Movies takes Halloween very seriously!

Join us for a Halloween Party at THE BROADWATER PLUNGE, a few doors down from our regular workshop space (6324 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038). Come dressed to impress, or scare the socks off us.

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WMM Fest
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

WMM Fest

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival during the month of June!

Come celebrate the shorts, series and features our community has completed over the past year! 

We will have a 7pm and 9pm screening this evening featuring two different lineups of content. Click the links below for more information on each screening.

Buy tickets to Slate Four on 6/27 at 7pm

Buy tickets to Slate Five on 6/27 at 9pm

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WMM Fest
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

WMM Fest

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival during the month of June!

Come celebrate the shorts, series and features our community has completed over the past year! 

We will have a 6pm7pm and 9pm screening this evening featuring three different lineups of content. Click the links below for detailed info on each screening.

Buy tickets to Slate One 6/6 at 6pm

Buy tickets to Slate Two 6/6 at 7pm

Buy tickets to Slate Three 6/6 at 9pm

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Screening Series
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Screening Series

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Join the We Make Movies community as we pair some of our favorite films (features & shorts) that came from within the WMM community alongside those from local artists. You can see indie films & network with working industry people from within & outside our own community.

Mark your calendars for the next WMM Screening Series & stay tuned for details!

Cost: $10 CASH DONATION AT THE DOOR

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RFP Challenge Finals
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

RFP Challenge Finals

WHAT: The We Make Movies Rolling Fund Production Challenge Finals will be held on OCTOBER 25TH. Nine finalists will pitch their projects. Four projects will be voted through by our members. Four projects will receive $1500 each to go make their films!

MEMBERS: This event is open to all who wish to attend but only our members will be able to vote on the pieces read at the end of each night. Voters must also be present for the whole night to receive a ballot (handed out at the top of the night). 

Bonus: Free wine and snacks!

This event is brought to you via PATREON!

 

 

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RFP Challenge Semi-Finals
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

RFP Challenge Semi-Finals

WHAT: The We Make Movies Rolling Fund Production Challenge Semi-Finals are held over three consecutive Wednesdays and feature stage readings of the pieces that made it through. 

ACTORS: To be a reader, please fill out our submission form by the WEDNESDAY before the Challenge readings.

MEMBERS: This event is open to all who wish to attend but only our members will be able to vote on the pieces read at the end of each night. Voters must also be present for the whole night to receive a ballot (handed out at the top of the night). 

Bonus: Free wine and snacks!

This event is brought to you via PATREON!

 

 

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RFP Challenge Semi-Finals
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

RFP Challenge Semi-Finals

WHAT: The We Make Movies Rolling Fund Production Challenge Semi-Finals are held over three consecutive Wednesdays and feature stage readings of the pieces that made it through. 

ACTORS: To be a reader, please fill out our submission form by the WEDNESDAY before the Challenge readings.

MEMBERS: This event is open to all who wish to attend but only our members will be able to vote on the pieces read at the end of each night. Voters must also be present for the whole night to receive a ballot (handed out at the top of the night). 

Bonus: Free wine and snacks!

This event is brought to you via PATREON!

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WMM Fest
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

WMM Fest

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival within the larger Hollywood Fringe Festival during the month of June!

Florasoul•  Paranormal Huntresses • She’s So Right - Eps 7 & 9•  Tony and Louise
WMM CLASSICS: Rwanda Blend•  Strong Love • The Interview 

ALL SCREENINGS WILL START EXACTLY ON TIME! 
Buy Tickets Here!

Get a seat at all the screenings before anybody else by buying an All-Festival Pass!

 

 

 

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WMM Fest
Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

WMM Fest

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival within the larger Hollywood Fringe Festival during the month of June!

Clam Chowder•  Happy Hour• She’s So RIght - Eps 14, 27 & 42•  Work In Progress
WMM CLASSICS: Carefully Decending•  The Drain • The Speech

ALL SCREENINGS WILL START EXACTLY ON TIME! 
Buy Tickets Here!

Get a seat at all the screenings before anybody else by buying an All-Festival Pass!

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WMM Fest
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

WMM Fest

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival within the larger Hollywood Fringe Festival during the month of June!

Baked Ziti • Julian Got the Part • She’s So Right - Eps 1, 3 & 37 • That Darn Girlfriend - Ep 4 & 5
WMM CLASSICS: Agnes • Empty • Je Vous Adore

ALL SCREENINGS WILL START EXACTLY ON TIME! 
Buy Tickets Here!

Get a seat at all the screenings before anybody else by buying an All-Festival Pass!

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