(Pictured above: Panelists at the Time Warner Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute’s “Budgeting 101” panel.)

Recently, the Time Warner Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute presented “Budgeting 101: Implementing a Lean and Mean Strategy to Get Your Film Off the Ground.” A diverse group of independent filmmakers met at Time Warner Center in New York for in-depth tips, tricks and how-tos to keep production costs reasonable, maximize available resources and devise an effective financial plan for today’s economic climate.

This was the latest 101 Panel in a unique collaboration between TFI and the Time Warner Foundation to expand TFI’s intensive programs for underrepresented storytellers beyond its regular programing – usually during the Tribeca Film Festival – and beyond NYC.

The impressive panel featured Caroline Baron, producer of Capote and Monsoon Wedding, and Lesli Klainberg, managing director of Film Society of Lincoln Center and producer of the New York Film Festival. Indie filmmakers not in NYC were able to watch online via live stream on Tribeca Film Institute’s website.

In early October, the Foundation and TFI hosted “Legal 101: Keeping the Drama On the Screen and Out of Your Production,” featuring experts from the Legal and Business Affairs team at Tribeca Enterprises.

Through strategic and hands-on programs like these, the Time Warner Foundation strives to fulfill its mission of finding innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.