About Filmmakers Collaborative
Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) is a tax-exempt organization that 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 200 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, the Boston International Kids Film Festival that launched in November 2013, plus workshops, internships and mentoring opportunities.
WHO WE ARE
Laura Azevedo is FC’s Executive Director. She has over twenty years experience as a production manager and supervising producer, with credits on 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 all strategic planning for the Collaborative, and is interested in implementing further networking and educational opportunities for the independent media-making community. She is co-creator and current director of the Boston International Kids Film Festival.
Jen Myronuk is the Associate Director of FC. A recent transplant from Silicon Valley, Jen is a filmmaker & interactive media/events producer specializing in living history theater, women’s history, civic engagement/public policy, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). She is the Co-Founder & Producer of STEM on Stage with current FC member productions Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie & Marie Curie Living History and Code4Rights.
She has served as a video & events producer in partnership with various organizations including: EMMAs, Code4Rights, Zamrize, Women@TheFrontier, BST Innovation, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Oral History Association, National Women’s Hall of Fame, NWPC, Technically Speaking, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy & Commission on the Status of Women among others. Jen works on grants management, membership, programming and the daily operations of the Filmmakers Collaborative.
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