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Writers Workshop
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Writers Workshop

  • Sacred Fools Theatre (Formerly Theatre Asylum) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 wine and snacks!

This event is brought to you via Patreon!

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Writers Workshop
Feb
7
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 wine and snacks!

This event is brought to you via Patreon!

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Up On Our Feet Night
Feb
14
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 wine 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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What's Next
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

What's Next

  • Sacred Fools (Formerly Theatre Asylum) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 wine and snacks!

This event brought to you by: PATREON

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Screening Series
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Screening Series

  • Sunset & Vinyl (above 800 Degrees Pizza) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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PITCH WORKSHOP
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

PITCH WORKSHOP

Join WMM and Wendy Willis (Head of Development at SIX POINT HARNESS) for a special free workshop on how to pitch your project. Whether you’re gearing up to pitch for the WMM Rolling Production Fund finals, or to Netflix or SONY Pictures, Wendy will walk you through how to get your project greenlit!

Free for Gold and Silver members. $10 for non-members. There are 50 slots available so sign up now, here

Wendy Willis joined Six Point in January 2016 as their Head of Development. She has worked as a creative producer in both features and television for over a decade, selling both comedies and dramas to places like FX, Comedy Central, CBS, Sundance, HBO, Sundance, Fox, Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network and Sony. Prior to Six Point, she was a Development Executive at Mosaic, where she oversaw a slate of projects under their first-look deal at HBO, and she also spearheaded the company’s first theater project with Crescendo Productions. Even further back, Wendy worked for Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live and at Mopo Productions where she worked on the Oscar-winning, short documentary, TWIN TOWERS.

Most recently Wendy produced the animated series, APOLLO GAUNTLET, for Adult Swim and is developing projects with Hulu, FX, Sony at Six Point. Six Point is also producing an entire slate of new animated series for the MONDO channel on the VRV platform which Wendy oversees.

WHERE: LumaForge (6608 Lexington Ave. Hollywood, CA  90038)

WHEN: AUGUST 30th @ 7:30pm  

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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
21
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!

Off The Grid•  She’s So Right - Eps 1, 6, 37 & 38•  Subtext
WMM CLASSICS: Tag•  Jimmy Paradise•  Snuggle Bunny

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
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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