Spend six weeks developing your work-in-progress with Emmy Award-winning documentarian Nina Gilden Seavey.
Oct 5, 2022 - Nov 9, 2022
Workshop Fee: $875
Class Size: 10 (Max)
NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays 5-6:45pm ET, plus one-on-one time by appointment
Whether you are at the conceptual stage looking to develop a pitch or treatment, or you want to focus the core of a film you’ve started shooting, or have already begun editing, this intensive six-week workshop will help you take your project to the next level.
You’ll be guided by Nina Gilden Seavey, an accomplished Emmy-winning veteran of the non-fiction world. Her media projects can be seen in theaters, on television, in digital media, in museum exhibitions, and heard in podcasts across the globe. Seavey is the Founding Director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University where she has mentored over 500 aspiring documentarians. She was named one of the top 50 journalism professors in the US. In addition, Seavey was the Founding Director of SILVERDOCS: The AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (now AFI Docs).
You and your project will benefit from the extraordinary breadth and depth of Seavey’s documentary artistry, instructional expertise, and industry insight.
No matter what the current phase of your work-in-progress is, we will take a deep dive into all of the critical steps of documentary creation — developing a pitch, budgeting, financing, shooting-with-intention, ethics, story development and structure, and distribution in all its forms – film festival, theatrical, broadcast, and digital.
Over the six weeks, you will sharpen the voice of your documentary. You will work in collaboration with your fellow workshop participants, as well as in one-on-one sessions with Seavey, to bring your work-in-progress to the next phase of its evolution.
We live in what is being called “The Golden Age of Documentary.” But the competition is fierce. Our goal is to make your project a “must-see” in this golden age of non-fiction storytelling.
Instructor: Nina Gilden Seavey
Nina Gilden Seavey is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian with a 30-year career in the non-fiction world. Her media projects can be seen in theaters, on television, in ancillary media, in museum exhibitions, and heard in podcasts across the globe. She is also author of numerous articles, books, and essays on a wide-range of topics. Seavey is the President of Seavey Media.