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

Writer’s Guild of America
7000 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Join BADWest now to…

Attend monthly informative presentations on making/distributing your documentary

Have a supportive group to discuss/showcase your work or work-in-progress with Show 10, Talk 10

View documentaries at our monthly screenings

Have access to sample copies of documentary proposals, budget templates and treatments

Receive special invitations to industry events

Attend our annual Day of Black Docs at a discount, and have your work or trailer presented

Receive our BADWest newsletter and blog, that connects members and gives a heads-up on what’s happening in the documentary realm

Just this past year, BADWest members have enjoyed several benefits:

  •  Having a presentation conducted by Oscar- nominated filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb on her work-in-progress “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race”; and an Entertainment Partners presentation on useful software and resources for filmmakers.
  • Establishing working partnerships with the International Documentary Assoc, the Documentary Channel, and the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum
  • Presentations such as What to Look for in Distribution Contracts, and How To Structure A Documentary,
  • Establishing the St. Clair Bourne 3rd Thursday Series for free screenings in the community (now called 4th Monday)
  • Bob Mardis’ presentation on Guerilla Style Filmmaking
  • Jonathan Skurnik’s Documentary Story Clinic
  • 2010′s Day of Black Docs included Oscar winner “Music By Prudence,” Stanley Nelson’s Emmy nominated “Freedom Riders”, and Emmy winner “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America”.
  • Establishing a partnership with the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)

So join now!

Annual membership is $40

Send your check payable to:

BADWest º 14431 Ventura Blvd PMB 115 º Sherman Oaks, CA 91423