Hello. I am a screenwriter and director, and executive director of FIlmshop.
Founded in 2009, Filmshop is a non-profit cooperative of independent filmmakers and media producers committed to developing new work through peer support and collaboration. Four chapters in Brooklyn and Manhattan (and a fifth in New Orleans in 2018) meet weekly to workshop projects, offer constructive critique, and incubate new ideas. Filmshop also hosts public screenings to celebrate the work of our nearly 200 active members and to share their work with the local community.
As a filmmaker and member of Filmshop myself, I can discuss how the community has influenced my own artistic development and ways that you can effectively support (and lean on) fellow filmmakers as you develop new work. Happy to also answer questions about the ins and outs of running a filmmaker cooperative that supports the diverse needs of content creators—and the benefits of joining one. I can also offer advice on the subtle art of giving and receiving feedback.
You can read more about Filmshop here: http://www.thefilmshop.org.
You can stay in touch with me directly here (https://twitter.com/abeniada) and here (https://www.instagram.com/abeniada/).