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In Vegas. For a Summit.

In Vegas. For a Summit.

I’m in Las Vegas for just a couple days, speaking on a variety of panels for the International Film Festival Summit. In its third year, the IFFS brings together various festival folks to share ideas and war stories. Plus, there are several companies in attendance, selling their wares to eager fest staff. This morning, I was on a panel entitled “What I Wish I Would Have Known 10 Years Ago,” a sort of “state of the union” address featuring myself, Christian Gaines from AFI Fest, Carl Spence from Seattle Film Festival, and Mark Fishkin of Mill Valley. The talk was moderated by Withoutabox founder, David Straus. It was a really fun and candid talk, and made me realize that 2007 marks my tenth year working in some capacity for SXSW. How time flies…

In a bit, I’m heading back to the Summit (at the Luxor hotel) for my next panel: “The Fine Art of Programming.” After that, I may swing by the Billboard Music Awards, which are happening just down the street at the MGM Grand. I plan to sweep all categories. Wish me luck.

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