Finding Your Story Workshop (IE1-1290)

Feb 07, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Earlybird Registration for Finding Your Story Workshop (IE1-1290)
$45
Sale Ends: Jan 23, 2018 11:59 PM EST
Register and pay by January 23, 2018. If payment is not received by this date, rate will revert to later pricing. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Regular Registration for Finding Your Story Workshop (IE1-1290)
$50
Sale Ends: Feb 03, 2018 11:59 PM EST
Registration between January 24, 2018 -- February 3, 2018. Full payment must be RECEIVED in this window to get this rate. Otherwise the Late Registration fee will apply. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Late Registration for Finding Your Story Workshop (IE1-1290)
$55
Sale Ends: Feb 07, 2018 10:30 PM EST
Registration from February 4, 2018 until program is full. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Event Description

Making a great film starts with having a great story.  How and where do you find this great story?  How does a great idea morph into a great story?  How do you know if your great idea will pan out once you’ve found it?  All of these questions that are the bedrock of great filmmaking will be explored in this two hour seminar devoted to assuring that you can find, develop, and execute your story. Have a story idea already?  Bring it with you and we’ll workshop it!  Looking for stories?  We’ll vet ideas on how to take your BIG ideas and winnow them down to create an achievable - and successful - film. Taught by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Director of the Documentary Center at GWU, Nina Gilden Seavey.  

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, you can get $25 off registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you are a Docs Insider member or All-Access Passholder and missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

NINA GILDEN SEAVEY
Nina Gilden Seavey is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and a nearly 30-year veteran of the documentary world.  She is the director of The Documentary Center in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and holds the rank of Research Professor of History and Media and Public Affairs. In 2002, she became the Founding Director of SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (now AFI Docs).  In 2012 she was named one of the top 50 journalism professors in the U.S.
 
In 2017, Seavey won her five-year legal battle, SEAVEY V DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al in Federal District Court in which she sued the FBI, the CIA, and the National Archives in one of the largest FOIA actions in U.S. History, a total of 358 separate FOIA requests.  The documents released in response to the lawsuit have been critical in allowing her to complete her film, MY FUGITIVE, currently in production.  
 
For the 2017-2018 academic year, Seavey was appointed a Visiting Research Scholar at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
 
Seavey’s films have appeared in domestic and international festivals and have won numerous awards including 5 National Emmy nominations (one statue awarded), the Erik Barnouw Prize for Best Historical Film of the Year, The Golden Hugo, Cine Special Jury Prize, The Italian National Olympic Cup for Best Sports Film, among many others.

PAYMENT
Full payment must be received in order to hold a spot in this workshop. If you would like to pay by credit card or PayPal, select the PayPal payment option (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card). If you prefer to pay by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire" as your payment option. Make it payable to "Docs In Progress" with the title of the program noted in the memo line. Mail to Docs In Progress, 801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note that, to qualify for date-based pricing, payment must be received in full by the deadline date.

REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For weekend classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

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Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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