Event |  Structuring Movies presented by Sam Pollard

Event |  Structuring Movies presented by Sam Pollard

Documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts, enjoy an evening with legendary editor Sam Pollard on July 27, 2017.

Sam Pollard, who has been editing and directing for over thirty years, will share his perspective on shaping and structuring stories from both sides of the filmmaking process. The lecture will primarily focus on documentary filmmaking and will be accompanied by clips from his large body of work.

Title: Structuring Movies presented by Sam Pollard
Date and Time: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: NYFA office, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $10 for NYFA-affiliated artists and $15 for the general public; RSVP here via Eventbrite

SAM POLLARD is an accomplished feature film and television video editor and documentary producer/director. His work spans almost thirty years and includes dozens of well-known and award-winning films.

His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton’s Blackside production Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads. He received an Emmy for one of his episodes in this series. Eight years later he returned to Blackside as Co-Executive Producer/Producer of I’ll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community, for which he received The George Peabody Award.

Over the next twenty years, Mr. Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee’s films: Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, and Bamboozled. He co-produced Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, for which he received an Emmy; Four Little Girls, which was nominated for an Academy Award; and When The Levees Broke, winner of a Peabody and three Emmy Awards. He also co-produced and supervised the edit on If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise.

Since 2012 Mr. Pollard was a producer/director on Slavery By Another Name, and August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, for American Masters. The Talk: Race in America, made for PBS and CPB, aired in 2017, and Two Trains Runnin’, a feature-length documentary, will open in theaters in August 2017.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship next quarterly no-fee application deadline is September 30, 2017, and you can learn more about NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program here. Read more about other films fundraising with fiscal sponsorship, in our NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Directory.

Image: Courtesy of Sam Pollard

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