Panels & Workshops

WRITING: Screenwriting: The Art and Craft (WORKSHOP)

Learn all there is to know about writing a screenplay in an hour and a half, or your money back! OK, we can’t remotely guarantee that, but what we can guarantee is that one of Hollywood’s premiere screenwriting gurus, for both TV and Film, will give you some tools to help you take your next script to the next level.

Speakers: Tim Albaugh (Writer/Producer/UCLA Prof)

Time: 10:00am-11:30am, Friday, Sept. 30th

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mastering Shadows and Frame  (WORKSHOP)

A great Director of Photography will take us on journeys that aren’t possible without their visual genius. Come to this session and learn from accomplished filmmakers and D.P.s.

Moderator: Linda Brown (Producer/Director, You See Me & Head of Cinematography USC)

Speakers: Linda Brown (Producer/Director, You See Me & Head of Cinematography USC), Shawn Lawler (Driving Plates), David C. Smith (Driving Plates)

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, Friday, Sept. 30th

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

FILMMAKING: But Seriously, how do I get my movie made? (PANEL)

This is an in-depth look at how to get a film/TV project made with a variety of panelists representing different aspects of the industry. Take lots of notes and come with your own questions. If you’re a filmmaker, you CANNOT afford to miss this panel! 

Speakers: Linda Brown (Producer/Director, You See Me & Head of Cinematography USC), Elizabeth Blake Thomas (writer-director Trust Prey Hope), and Blair Skinner (Co-Producer, Transparent).

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, Friday, Sept. 30th

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

POST-PRODUCTION: Fix it in Post!  (WORKSHOP)

“We’ll fix it in post!” is an adage that post-production professionals would like to have ripped permanently from the filmmaker’s handbook. Come and listen to post-production experts as they both regale us with fix it in post horror stories as well as helpful tips for filmmakers to maximize their post-production experience.

Moderator:  Dave DeBorde

Speakers: Karen Baker-Landers (Post Audio Supervisor & Oscar winner, Skyfall), Zack Arnold (editor, Empire, Burn Notice), Alexander Khachko (Russian editor)

Time: 10:00am-11:30am, , Saturday, October 1st

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

CASTING: Finding Gems and Avoiding Drama (PANEL) 

Two of the industry’s foremost leaders and experts in casting will share their wisdom on actors, working with directors, plus satisfying the business and artistic needs of a movie.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde

Speakers: Christi Soper (VP Casting, Dreamworks) and Erica Bream (American Gothic, 11.22.63).

Time: 1 -2:30pm, Saturday, October 1st

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

MARKETING: Selling Your Baby! (PANEL) 

This panel will focus on the marketing and branding of a Film project. Get the perspectives from publicists, producers, actors, talent managers and more on how to effectively sell your Film project.   

Moderator: Dave DeBorde

Speakers: Terri Apple (Branding Manager), Jason Matthew Smith (Actor, Star Trek, TV’s “Longmire”), and Allen Maldonado (Actor-Entrepreneur, Straight Outta Comptom, Blackish).

Time: 3 -4:30pm, Saturday, October 1st

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

FILMMAKING: Dream Team: Producer/Director (PANEL)

The unique dynamic between a Producer and his Director can be robust and positive or weak and negative. That relationship and how healthy it is often determines the quality and success of a Film project. Listen in as these professionals share experiences, laughs and some important notes on how to work effectively in a production partnership.

Speakers: David Brookwell (Producer, Soul Surfer), Sean McNamara (Director, Soul Surfer), Brett Baer (New Girl).

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm, Sunday, Oct. 2nd

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs

WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP)

This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be a sign up sheet and you will be given one minute to pitch and then receive two minutes of feedback from our panel of big industry Machers. It will be 1st come, 1st serve and once the sheet fills up, there won’t be an opportunity to pitch your big idea to the panel. Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing? We’ll find out!

Speakers: Dwight Cenac (Indyoh), Joana Fang (Lionsgate), Tony Armer (Film commissioner) and more TBA.

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm, Sunday, Oct. 2nd

Place: WORKSHOP ROOM Upstairs