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Upcoming Workshop: Producer’s Foundation Certificate

This five-part evening course is comprised of classes which answer specific questions and explores the opportunities producers have. During each class you will learn skills essential to getting a movie made.

What? Producer’s Foundation Certificate

Where? Raindance Office, 276 Carlaw Suite 222

When? 5 Tuesday evenings from August 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

How much? $249 General/ $199 Members 

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What’s new this month in Membership?

  • Crowdfunding Support through Indiegogo
  • Adam Leizig’s Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers
  • And more…

Join today!

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