The Art and Commerce of Film

SWAMP’s Business of Film + New Media Conference will now be a series of monthly workshops that will explore the art and commerce of cinema and new media with working industry professionals and filmmakers.

The Business of Film Series is dedicated to strengthening the business, administrative, legal and marketing skills of independent filmmakers and the production team. With the independent film world changing daily, it’s vital to be informed about current trends in the production and distribution of film.

Whether you are an emerging filmmaker or an experienced producer, the Business of Film Series is for you. Filmmaking is a business and film production, documentary or narrative, is a journey that you can’t make effectively or efficiently without dealing with the reality of the business. Learn about the back office aspects of production, such as copyright, contracts, budgeting, insurance, and other essentials.

Experts in the field will talk about current trends as well as the future of independent filmmaking. Meet fellow filmmakers! Discover new resources! It will all be here for you to seize the day and follow your passion.

The next Business of Film and New Media workshop is our Summer Teen Film Camp

Summer Teen Film Camp is BACK!!

Presented by SWAMP, Echo Film school & The Creed Collective

June 20 to Aug 7

@ Creed Global Media, 6363 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057

About the Workshop

Keeping with all COVID saftey guidelines students will learn to write, shoot & edit a Short Film! Our Filmaking Summer Camp is aimed at teens (13yrs+). Get hands-on as you learn camera skills, lighting, acting, directing and editing. Make a short film, earn film credits and submit to festivals! Expert, professional tuition and supervision for young Houston filmmakers! Discounts for SWAMP members!

Register at

Students are asked to bring lunch, masks and computers 
SWAMP Members get $50 discount per week
Questions? Contact Randee Ramsey at