About Filmmakers Collaborative
Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) has been providing low cost fiscal sponsorship to independent media makers since it was founded in 1987. It became a national organization in 2008, and is now the grantee of record for over 150 media projects across the country. Our mission is to sponsor and support the independent media community through fiscal sponsorship as well through programs that bring people together for learning and networking. These include our annual Making Media Now conference as well as opportunities offered by other organizations — such as the Massachusetts Production Coalition, the Doc Yard and Rule Boston Camera -– which we promote on our website.
WHO WE ARE
Kathryn Dietz has been FC’s Executive Director since June 2011, after 8 years on the Board and 12 years as a filmmaker-member. She co-owned and managed a NY based production company, Ambrica Productions, for 23 years and through it she produced or co-produced eight primetime docs for PBS. They include: Young & Restless in China (Frontline, 2008), China in the Red (Frontline, 2003) and 6-hour series, CHINA: A Century of Revolution (1989-1997). She also produced Mary Pickford (American Experience, 2005), Eleanor Roosevelt (American Experience, 2000), and Time of Fear (2005). These films have won numerous awards including three CINE Golden Eagles, two Gold Cameras, two Hugo Awards, a Bronze Telly, three Chris Awards, and several Silver and Bronze Apples.
In late 2009 she left Ambrica in order to pursue local collaborations. Since then she completed Big Little Town: The Story of Needham, which aired on WGBH, and Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine, a web series for the New England Journal of Medicine that she made with FC filmmaker Nancy Porter. She is also executive producer of Nassar : An Egyptian Story, a film by FC founder Michal Goldman now in production.
Kathryn enjoys strategic and educational planning and loves to foster creative collaborations among talented people. She works with a team of them now, planning FC’s Making Media Now conference (May 3, 2013) and the new Boston International Kids Film Festival, to launch next fall.
Laura Azevedo is FC’s Associate Director. She has over twenty years experience as a production manager and supervising producer, with credits national series such as NOVA, American Experience and FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. In her tenure at FC she has positioned the organization as one of the few non-profit fiscal sponsors able to handle both traditional and crowd-sourced funding in an easy and streamlined fashion — a huge asset to FC filmmakers as they increasingly turn online for project funding. She manages FC’s day-to-day cash flow and fiscal reports, web updates, newsletters, and management of interns and volunteers.
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