We will have a membership table at Day of Black Docs. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Monthly Membership Meetings

Members are offered presentations conducted by industry professionals in the areas of film production, marketing, financing distribution, and more. Past presentations have included Shooting an Interview, How to Structure Your Documentary, Utilizing the Red Camera, Working with an Editor and the Importance of Production Insurance. Our monthly meetings are open to anyone, with a minimal entrance fee for non-members.


Membership in the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is open to people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media. While BAD Filmmakers West is a Southern California based organization, focusing primarily on the issues and concerns relevant to Southern California documentary filmmakers, there is no geographical limitation on membership.

Members are encouraged to participate by lending their experience and sharing opinions.

Benefits of Membership

  • Free/Discounted Screenings
  • Templates for film budgets, treatments and proposals
  • Workshops
  • Newsletter
  • Mentorship

Standard Membership $45
Group Membership (2-5) $150
Business Membership (6-10 $350
Corporate Membership $500

Please make checks payable to:
Fulcrum Arts. NOTE BADWest on the memo line or voucher.

Mail to:
Fulcrum Arts
495 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

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