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Documentary Doctor Comes to Southampton

Author of Trailer Mechanics comes to Southampton Guildhall on 21st June June, 2012 – Strawberry Lantern Events CIC is hosting a seminar, Packaging Your Documentary for Fundraising and Financing, where Academy Award Nominee Fernanda Rossi will be speaking about how to make your documentary more appealing to potential investors. Pitch, synopsis and taster! They can be a money-making trio for your documentary film or the cause of every rejection letter you’ll ever get. This will cover how to best represent your project verbally, in writing and with audiovisual material with clear point by point explanations and analysis of before/after samples.Her book will be available for purchasing at a discount and signing.

Internationally renowned speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi has doctored more than 300 fiction scripts, fundraising samples and documentaries, including two nominated for the Academy Award® and many that received funds from ITVS in the U.S. and NFB in Canada. She has given her lectures in more than 12 countries for more than 40 film organizations and at all major world markets and conferences, including Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Sunny Side of the Doc. In addition, she’s a much sought-after trainer for special programs such Doc Campus and grant evaluator for foundations. Her columns and articles have been published in trade publications and her book Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary SUPPORTED BY Fundraising Demo, 2nd Edition, March 2012, is according to industry professionals the bible on demo production.

Fernanda Rossi will be Southampton Guildhall Lecture Theatre on the 21st June and then on the 25th June, in Bristol following on from speaking at the internationally renowned Sheffield Doc/Fest. Refreshments will be provided at both venues. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets are available online: http://documentarydoctor.eventbrite.com or for more information please visit www.strawberrylantern.co.uk/event

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1st June 2012