You can find me on the road in the next few months lecturing, consulting, or teaching workshops at the following places:

30 January, 2017
Aldea Children and Family Services, Napa, CA
Attend Board meeting to present the new Strategic Plan.

16 -20 January, 2017
Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson, MS
Onsite interviews, town halls, and planning meetings to assist with creation of a new Strategic Plan.

18 February, 2017
Ted-x, Twin Falls, ID
Attending daughter Leah's Ted-x presentation.

Mar 18, 2017
Z Space, San Francisco, CA
Facilitation of Board and Staff Retreat.

25/26 March, 2017
E & M Presents, Napa, CA
E & M Presents an Amazing Weekend of family entertainment: The Amazing Bubble Man, Sat. Mar 25; and the Amazing Max (magician), Sun, Mar. 26. Tickets at

Mar 27 - 31, 2017
Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson, MS
Facilitation of Board and Staff Retreat, and community interviews for Strategic Planning.

2 April, 2017
Seattle, WA
Attend screening of BIG SONIA at Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

5/6 April, 2017
Kansas City, MO
Attend screenings of BIG SONIA at Kansas City International Film Festival.


I do work with film and video makers individually on a wide range of topics. I prefer to help a filmmaker work on everything that goes into making a career (focus, long range goals, marketing/p.r., fundraising, distribution, etc.). However, many people, approach me wanting specific advice on fundraising for a specific project, which I am happy to do as well.

For all new clients I need to begin the relationship with an INITIAL CONSULTATION, for which I charge a flat fee of $600 for the Initial Consultation, or $1,000 for the Initial Consultation plus 3 hours of follow-up assistance. This consultation consists of the filmmaker first sending me as much of the following material as possible:

1. Your personal MISSION STATEMENT as a filmmaker (one sentence, and I can provide examples); and a list of what you feel are your CORE VALUES.

2. Brief description of what you want to be doing 5 years from now.

3. Information about the project you are currently making. Just pretend I'm a foundation and either send me a copy of a recent grant proposal or as much of following as you have together: description of project, its audience, your distribution plan, resumés of key people and a detailed BUDGET.

4. Your RESUMÉ.

5. PRESS CLIPPINGS about yourself and/or your project and/or your crew.

6. A list of questions you want to ask me and/or the topics you'd like to cover.

7. List of places that have rejected your proposal, places that are currently considering your proposal, and list of places/people you intend to approach.

8. If you are using a video clip for fundraising, I can look at a 5-10 min. portion.

Your check or money order for $600 must accompany these materials before our first session. After I receive and read the materials I will arrange a time for you to call me long distance (or meet in person) and we will spend two hours together, during which I will give you my impression of your materials, suggestions for changes and next steps, and answer your questions.

At the end of this session you will have a good idea of what I think you should be doing next, what kind of help you might need and whether or not you will want to work with me any further. I also will know whether or not I can be of any further help to you and if your projects fit within my areas of interest. Any further work can either be done on a per-hour basis or a retainer to be used on a regular basis over a 6-12 month period of time. More questions? Just e-mail and I promise to get back to you soon.


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