One-on-One Consultations

Sandra Forman, Rich May Law, P.C.
Sandra has a diverse legal practice in the areas of entertainment and copyright law. She represents producers, directors, screenwriters, animators, authors, talent, distributors and others in the media industry, and can help you understand what you need to know to protect, develop, produce and exploit your ideas and projects.


Tom Phillips, OBT Music
Tom is a nationally recognized composer who has scored over 500 films for PBS and other national outlets. He is the owner and principal composer of OBT Music, an online library that he established with partner Tom Martin, as a way of offering top quality and easily searchable music to filmmakers for a fraction of the cost of hiring a composer.


Anna Saraceno, Archive Research and Animation
Anyone working on an historical production will need to how to find archival materials – film, photos, music and artifacts – and how to license them for use in your project. Anna is a veteran archivist who can walk you through the process of research and rights clearances, plus give you some tips about using After Effects and Photoshop to make them look great.


Elise Simard, SpeechComm Communications Consultants
Elise has helped over 15,000 individuals in a wide range of industries develop effective presentation skills. In these individualized sessions she will record and then critique short video presentations, with the aiming of helping filmmakers develop effective short pitches for themselves and their projects.


Tom Talbot – Director of Technology, Rule Boston Camera
For the last 14 years Tom has been advising independents and media companies on all aspects of production and post production for television, feature films and Web content. We has also worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation on films including Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear, and in the computer gaming industry with Virtual Music Entertainment.


Irene Wachlser, Tobolsky & Wachsler, CPAs
Irene is a CPA who has helped hundreds of media makers navigate the audit requirements and other procedures necessary to take advantage of the   Massachusetts Film Tax Credit. Stop by and get advice from a pro!


David Weinstein, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
David is a long-time program officer at the NEH, one of the major funders of humanities-based documentary films in America. He will be available to answer questions and talk with filmmakers about topics suitable for NEH funding, proposal requirements, timelines, partnerships, multi-platform engagement and more.