Friday, July 24th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Guest Speaker George Heller and Brian Dobbins - Literary & Talent Managers at Principato/Young Entertainment
Principato-Young has a first look production deal at 20th Century Fox.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #5 includes chat + cup of joe.
Saturday, July 25th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Making It Big In Shorts
What do you do with your short after you start the festival circuit? How can you make money from your film? And how can you use your short film to launch your filmmaking career? In this hour-long seminar, Kim Adelman, short film reporter for indieWIRE and author of “Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films, 2nd Edition,” will present a game plan for success.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #10 includes chat + cup of joe.
Sunday, July 26th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Directors & Actors Mix It Up
Actors, here’s your chance to question directors about how to connect with them when it comes to making indie films. Directors, here’s an opportunity to discover and network with the LA talent base. This panel will be an informal mix between actors and directors, focusing on how actors can get the world out to directors and producers of indie films that they are available and ready to work. Directors attending will include the filmmakers whose short films have been selected for this year’s festival.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #15 includes chat + cup of joe.
Monday, July 27th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Guest Speakers Casting Directors Paul Weber MGM Studios, Cheryl Faye and Sherry Sims
Paul, Cheryl and Sherry will talk about finding the perfect cast for your film. Actors might want to catch this one!
Cheryl Faye cast for Feature Films and Television Shows, her film credits include "Fatal Beauty", "Reservoir Dogs", "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Lawnmower Man", "Heathers". and TV Series "Tales From the Crypt". She has worked with many illustrious directors, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Raimi, Reny Harlin, Tom Holland, Robert Townsend, Jack Sholder, Charles Martin Smith, Nick Castle and Brett Leonard.
Sherry Sims has worked with feature casting director Liz Keigley, and commercial casting director Kris Nicolau, as an associate on several films and commercials. Oliver Stone’s ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, Universal’s feature film ‘Problem Child,’ Stephen J. Cannell TV shows ‘21 Jump Street,’ ’Broken Badges,’ ‘Hunter’ and ‘Booker,’ Goldwasser/Meltzer Casting Disney Channel’s ‘Hannah Montana.’
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #20 includes chat + cup of joe.
Tuesday, July 28th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Guest Speakers Linda McDonough & Brian O'Shea of Odd Lot Entertainment
Founded in 2001 by producer Gigi Pritzker (The Wedding Planner), Odd Lot Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based company that develops, finances,produces, and arranges distribution for commercial film properties in the $5-$60 million range, both in the domestic and international markets. Linda and Brian will discuss aspects of the Independent Film industry including what to expect when meeting with executives, being prepared, development, production, distribution, sales and marketing and how to get a green light on a film.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #25 includes chat + cup of joe.
Wednesday, July 29th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Guest Speakers Darrien Gipson SAGIndie AND Samantha Sarakanti Creative Entertainment Services
SAGIndie - A gentle and loving union between the hard working thespians of the world and the passionate filmmaking mavericks who buck the system. SAGIndie has been spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. Darrien will discuss how to work with them and the types of contracts they offer.
Samantha Sarakanti has extensive branded integration experience on both the production and agency sides of the business. After her start in product placement/production resources at MGM, she led the independent feature film department at NMA Entertainment & Marketing. She is currently Client Services Director at another top product placement agency, Creative Entertainment Services.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #30 includes chat + cup of joe.
Thursday, July 30th, 12:00noon
Coffee Chat: Guest Speaker Chris Huntley of Write Brothers Inc.
Movie Magic Screenwriter is a word processing program sold by Write Brothers, Inc. to format screenplays, teleplays and novels. Chris will discuss story development.
FOR ADMISSION - Purchase ticket to film program #35 includes chat + cup of joe.