FA me? No, FAQ.

You might be wondering.

1. What is your tax-exempt status?

Arts Work Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity.

2. And what about these films you’re going to make? Will they be educational, suitable for the entire family?

Maybe, maybe not. We’re out to do two things:

  1. Promote education through the arts. We want to attract talent to our programs. They get their hands tied behind their backs enough at the other studios. If they want to make a G-rated family film, more power to them. If they want to make a film that educates society in some way, more power to them. But if not, that’s also fine, as long as there is merit to what they are doing and we can…
  2. Make profits. When our projects make profits, we become self-sustaining.

3. Where will these films be shown?

Everywhere we can possibly show them: Theaters, DVDs, Cable TV, the Internet, airplanes – wherever there are eyeballs.

4. Who is your competition?

Virtually every independent film producer on the planet.

5. What size budgets are we talking about?

Hey! Size isn't everything. Under a million dollars, if you must know. Sounds like a lot of money doesn’t it? Not when you consider the average budget for an American film in 2007 was $35 million. But there is a market for films in our budget range. Think of those nights you’ve been stalking the aisles of the movie rental store and you see all those films you’ve never heard of, but have name actors on the cover. We will be working under the radar of the big film studios where a number of independent producers make decent profits, so long as they keep their costs down.

6. How can I submit my script/reel/resume?

Keep an eye on our donation page. Instructions will be posted there. When we’re looking for something, we will let it be known. Having said that, we’re always looking for a GREAT script. Be honest with yourself. Pay a professional reader to evaluate your baby before you send it in. If all it needs is a little work, it will be money well spent.

7. Does AWF discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, handicap status, or any other factors?