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Aug
11

“Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea”

Women in Film and Television Atlanta in association with Digitainment Georgia present the September Monthly Program

“Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea”

with Rohan Crawford and Kathilynn Phillips

(Atlanta, Georgia)- Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) in association with Digitainment Georgia present the “Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea” program with finance manager and board member of Digitainment Georgia Rohan Crawford and writer, producer, director, and WIFTA’s vice-president of professional development Kathilynn Phillips.

It takes more than a great idea to raise money for a film. Learn how to organize yourself and pitch ideas for the business side of filmmaking. Panelist Rohan Crawford and Kathilynn Phillips will discuss the changing world of film financing and their experiences. Wake up the filmmaker in you on a different level by aggressively knowing the clear cost and having an understanding of what it takes to create a film.

THE TIME IS NOW!

Where: Marriott Buckhead, 3405 Lenox Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326

Time: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost: $15.00 for general public / free for WIFTA and Digitainment Georgia members

To register go to www.wifta.org

Panelist

Rohan Crawford finance managerBorn in London and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rohan Crawford received his BBA from the University of Georgia and his MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, both with a concentration in Finance. After receiving his MBA he worked as a Credit Analyst for The CIT Group, Inc. extending complex financing packages to companies across different industry sectors such as construction, high tech, healthcare, restaurants, casinos and non-profits. It was from his time at CIT where he got exposure to companies in the radio and broadcast TV space that sparked his interest in media. After leaving CIT he went to doing corporate finance-related consulting projects involving forecasting, budgeting and financial modeling for such companies as Coca-Cola North America, Microsoft, Health South and Golden Key International Honour Society. Rohan has been part of Digitainment Georgia’s board in 2009 as film alliances liaison building relationships with such groups and companies tied to the film industry. Rohan has gained a broader appreciation for the media space and has an interest in trans media projects that cover film, video games, interactive, technology and music.

Kathilynn Phillips writer/director/producer -An award-winning writer/filmmaker and former Assistant District Attorney, Kathilynn Phillips began her entertainment career as a screenwriter while living in the San Francisco Bay, California area in 1996. She subsequently moved to the Philadelphia area and then to Atlanta with her family where she operates three companies: Kat Scratch Films, Concentric Entertainment and Pairadocs Productions & Post. Her films, short and full length, have screened to thousands in 50 film festivals across the U.S. and Europe, garnering more than 20 awards. Some are available to rent and purchase on DVD, iTunes and YouTube. Additionally, in 2006, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences selected her as a semi-finalist for the Fellowship in Screenwriting. Kat is currently in development with a comedy series, sci-fi series and a movie for cable television.

 

For more information call WIFTA at 770-621-5071.

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Our Mission

Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video, and other screen-based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion, and inspire.  With an emphasis on education and training, we support the work of women in moving images media, fostering greater public awareness of their efforts and encourage high standards of professionalism.  We are champions of advocacy and networking engaging our members and the community as evidenced by our award-winning PSA Program through which members gain valuable production experience while being of service to their local communities.

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