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RSVP for December 17: Member’s Holiday Party

Please JOIN US Wednesday December 17th for an exclusive, Members only, holiday event. We want to thank our Members for supporting us over the years. As a cost-recovery non-profit organization that receives NO government funding, we rely on your support to keep the lights on. To thank you, we’d like to ply you with complimentary cocktails and give you a free gift!

When? Thurs. December 17, 7pm-11pm

Where? Raindance Studio, 276 Carlaw Suite 222

RSVP here. Not a Member? Click here to join for as little as $10 a month

What’s new this month in Membership?

  • IMDB PRO, 15% off
  • FINAL DRAFT 9, over 30% off
  • Crowdfunding Support through Indiegogo
  • Adam Leizig’s Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers
  • And more…

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