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Meet The Funder Webinar: Sundance Now

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Meet the Funder Webinar - ONLINE EVENT

Sundance Now is seeking original documentary content! On Aug 24, join Sundance Now for a special look at the projects they’re looking to acquire, who their audience is, the future priorities of their platform, and how to pitch them.

A brand-new streaming service launched in 2016 by AMC Networks, Sundance Now evolved out of the prestigious Doc Club. Their impressive documentary roster includes the classics (seminal true crime series The Staircase), original docs (Gaza Surf Club), and original series (Take 5).

Now, they’re looking for smart, innovative, and diverse creative voices to bring to their voracious audience of film buffs and doc aficionados. Get in on the ground floor of Sundance Now, with this exciting look at a rapidly growing new streaming competitor.

Join us for our exclusive, behind-the-scenes webinar on Aug 24.


  • DOC Members - FREE - To find out more about becoming a DOC member, click here.
  • Non DOC Members - $5.00

George Schmalz - Curator & Acquisitions Lead, Sundance Now

George Schmalz

A native of West Virginia, George Schmalz received a B.A. from Bethany College in Communication and an M.A. from San Diego State in Television, Film & New Media. While in San Diego he worked in film exhibition with Landmark Theatres and in film production with Kovarova and Wormwood Films respectively. After moving to New York, he shifted focus to film distribution, having worked for both Oscilloscope Laboratories and Kino Lorber before moving to Kickstarter, where he helped hundreds of film projects come to life. Schmalz currently works as the Curator for AMC's Sundance Now.

Nicolina Lanni - Moderator

Nicolina Lanni

Nicolina Lanni is a Toronto-based filmmaker. She started in public radio in 2007 at the CBC but shortly thereafter turned to broadcast television. Her work as a director and producer include programming for The History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NHK, SBS, Global Television and more.

Lost & Found was her first feature length documentary which screened around the world and aired on 4 continents. Her latest 6-part documentary series The Eleven will air on A&E this Fall. Nicolina has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Dramatic Arts from Brock University and a Masters in Journalism from Carleton University. She co-runs Frank Films - a boutique production company and she co-founded and co-runs the Toronto chapter of Film Fatales a global collective of female filmmakers who meet monthly to help foster more work by and about women.


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