By lance weiler, July 4th, 2008

Since DIY DAYS and FHTA are experiments and extensions of the Workbook Project, we’ll be documenting their progress so we can share all the results.

How do we sustain ourselves as filmmakers and storytellers in this day of shifting film distribution systems? How do we monetize our film and get the word out? Presented by From Here to Awesome, the Workbook Project and Current TV – DIY DAYS aims to answer these questions with a day of panels, roundtable discussions and case studies: A look at how to fund, create, distribute and sustain.

DIY DAYS are a series of free live events that will take place in LA, SF, Boston, NYC and London. Each stop will be a bit different and the goal is to have a rolling discussion / debate about the current and future state of filmmaking and storytelling. Our tag for the event is fund :: create :: distribute :: sustain. Everything around DIY DAYS is open content which is meant to be embed and spread.

We’ve just launched a site for DIY DAYS LA which takes place in 3 weeks. Registration is now open and space is limited so make sure you secure your spot.

DIY DAYS LA
Saturday, July 26th
Under Spring / Not A Cornfield
1745 North Spring #4
Los Angeles, CA 90012
http://www.notacornfield.com
Full Event details www.diydays.com

We are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be joining the discussion on July 26th.

KEYNOTE: Robert Greenwald – Outfoxed, Wallmart the High Cost of Low Price, Iraq for Sale
KEYNOTE: Marshall Herskovitz – Blood Diamond, Quarterlife
Tommy Pallotta – producer of A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life
Mark Pellington – Henry Poole is Here, Arlington Road & Mothman Prophecies
CASE STUDY: Lance Weiler – The Last Broadcast, Head Trauma
CASE STUDY: Arin Crumley – Four Eyed Monsters
CASE STUDY: M dot Strange - We Are the Strange
Ondi Timoner – DiG, Join US, We Live in Public
Saskia Wilson-Brown – Current TV
Micki Krimmel – expert in social media and online community
Alex Johnson – digital media strategist / filmmaker
Christy Dena – cross-media strategist and designer
Matt Hanson – filmmaker and founder of A Swarm of Angels
Timo Vuorensola – director of Space Wreck and co-founder of wreckamovie.com

More speakers and details will be listed in the coming days

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lance weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects

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