We Make Movies is creating A Movie Making Community
122

patrons

$1,858
per month
THE IDEA

We Make Movies (wemakemovies.org) wants to make the Film Industry a safe, viable place for content creators everywhere. The current development and distribution system in the film industry is fundamentally broken and needs to be replaced.  It is becoming increasingly harder for independent filmmakers to make a dent in the machine, carve their own path, and make art without compromising their creative intent.  We Make Movies feels that change will not come from within the system and is committed to uniting a community of like minded individuals who believe in the idea of a sustainable filmmaking ecosystem that is built and supported by its community (audience).

THE VALUES

An idea isn't worth anything if you don't know how to go about achieving it... we live our day to day by our We Make Movies Values, and they guide everything we choose to do. Here they are:

• Make it fun while you make it.
• Always deliver on your dream.
• Quality = making the most of your resources.
• Help the community to help yourself.
• Make The Movie You Want To See


If you believe in those values, becoming a part of the We Make Movies Community might be for you. You can start the process by supporting our Patreon campaign. We have lots of different levels for the different needs of our community members.  

For more info about We Make Movies, and to find out about ALL the different things that we do (and we do a lot) check us out at wemakemovies.org, or come meet us in person at a Wednesday workshop. If you have any questions, visit our Patreon FAQs here. We're looking forward to working with you!
Tiers
Bronze Member:
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
Bronze Member:
  • Since we already give away so much for free, you can be secure in the knowledge that helped to pay for it all! Thank you!
  • Access to our We Make Movies: Members Only closed facebook group where we share casting and job opportunities, tell each other about our gigs and generally goof off. It's fun and an excellent tool for networking - and as the name says, ONLY Members can join. 
Silver Member
$10 or more per month 85 patrons
Silver Member:
  • Invitation to the Members Only closed facebook group (see under "Bronze Member").
  • Priority to writers workshops reader submissions.
  • Free Digital Filmmaker's Survival Guide.
  • WMM-Funded Rolling Production Fund Submission Eligibility. You can vote on what type of project we'll make with our Rolling Production Fund and you can submit scripts whenever we raise enough money to produce them.
  • Free submissions and priority consideration for our annual WMMFest mini-film festival each June in Hollywood. 
  • Access to affordable production insurance resources.
  • 25% off all WMM Services (Color Correction, Sound Design, DCP Creation, Editing, Reels, etc.) and admission to WMM screenings.
Gold Member
$20 or more per month 51 patrons
Gold Member:
  • All of the same perks of Bronze and Silver Members (reader submissions, survival guide, WMMFest priority, affordable insurance, RPF submission voting and eligibility).
  • One free script submission per Calendar Quarter (Jan-March, April-Jun, etc -- no rollovers).
  • Two Gold Members may pair up and submit two 15-page portions of a single script to be read back-to-back at a writers' workshop. This is the only exception to the 15-page limit for writers' workshop script submissions. 
  • 50% off all WMM Services (Color Correction, Sound Design, DCP Creation, Editing, Reels, etc.) and WMM Screenings.
Platinum Member
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
Platinum Member:
  • ALL perks available to Bronze, Silver & Gold Members. 
  • Free access to ALL WMM Screenings.
  • One free script submission per month (no rollovers).
  • Add one friend as a Gold Member as well.
Goals
$1,601 – reached! per month
EDIT: Since we actually been well over this amount since the launch of our campaign in early January 2015, our costs have gone up somewhat. We're leaving this amount for the time being, but it actually changes month-to-month.

For every dollar WMM gets over our expenses (est. $1600), 30 cents will go into Infrastructure (better facilities & equipment, live-streaming, etc) and 70 cents will go directly into the Rolling Production Fund - a fund we'll use to green-light original movies written by We Make Movies Gold & Silver members. As we hit certain benchmarks, Gold & Silver members will be able to vote first on what type of project to make. Then Gold & Silver members will be invited to submit their work to be read and voted on. The winners' projects will be funded by this Rolling Production Fund, and then when it's high enough to do another project, we'll do it again!
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THE IDEA

We Make Movies (wemakemovies.org) wants to make the Film Industry a safe, viable place for content creators everywhere. The current development and distribution system in the film industry is fundamentally broken and needs to be replaced.  It is becoming increasingly harder for independent filmmakers to make a dent in the machine, carve their own path, and make art without compromising their creative intent.  We Make Movies feels that change will not come from within the system and is committed to uniting a community of like minded individuals who believe in the idea of a sustainable filmmaking ecosystem that is built and supported by its community (audience).

THE VALUES

An idea isn't worth anything if you don't know how to go about achieving it... we live our day to day by our We Make Movies Values, and they guide everything we choose to do. Here they are:

• Make it fun while you make it.
• Always deliver on your dream.
• Quality = making the most of your resources.
• Help the community to help yourself.
• Make The Movie You Want To See


If you believe in those values, becoming a part of the We Make Movies Community might be for you. You can start the process by supporting our Patreon campaign. We have lots of different levels for the different needs of our community members.  

For more info about We Make Movies, and to find out about ALL the different things that we do (and we do a lot) check us out at wemakemovies.org, or come meet us in person at a Wednesday workshop. If you have any questions, visit our Patreon FAQs here. We're looking forward to working with you!

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Tiers
Bronze Member:
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
Bronze Member:
  • Since we already give away so much for free, you can be secure in the knowledge that helped to pay for it all! Thank you!
  • Access to our We Make Movies: Members Only closed facebook group where we share casting and job opportunities, tell each other about our gigs and generally goof off. It's fun and an excellent tool for networking - and as the name says, ONLY Members can join. 
Silver Member
$10 or more per month 85 patrons
Silver Member:
  • Invitation to the Members Only closed facebook group (see under "Bronze Member").
  • Priority to writers workshops reader submissions.
  • Free Digital Filmmaker's Survival Guide.
  • WMM-Funded Rolling Production Fund Submission Eligibility. You can vote on what type of project we'll make with our Rolling Production Fund and you can submit scripts whenever we raise enough money to produce them.
  • Free submissions and priority consideration for our annual WMMFest mini-film festival each June in Hollywood. 
  • Access to affordable production insurance resources.
  • 25% off all WMM Services (Color Correction, Sound Design, DCP Creation, Editing, Reels, etc.) and admission to WMM screenings.
Gold Member
$20 or more per month 51 patrons
Gold Member:
  • All of the same perks of Bronze and Silver Members (reader submissions, survival guide, WMMFest priority, affordable insurance, RPF submission voting and eligibility).
  • One free script submission per Calendar Quarter (Jan-March, April-Jun, etc -- no rollovers).
  • Two Gold Members may pair up and submit two 15-page portions of a single script to be read back-to-back at a writers' workshop. This is the only exception to the 15-page limit for writers' workshop script submissions. 
  • 50% off all WMM Services (Color Correction, Sound Design, DCP Creation, Editing, Reels, etc.) and WMM Screenings.
Platinum Member
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
Platinum Member:
  • ALL perks available to Bronze, Silver & Gold Members. 
  • Free access to ALL WMM Screenings.
  • One free script submission per month (no rollovers).
  • Add one friend as a Gold Member as well.