I am moderating the “Some Of The New Faces Of NY Independent Film” panel today to help kick off Lincoln Center’s new theaters. They are truly beautiful and will surely be a must-see destination for all Cinemaniacs throughout the universe. As I believe we will have eleven panelists on the stage with me (it having been determined that that is the magic number required to get me to shut up and let someone else talk), it is going to be a bit of a circus.
Not being one to leave chaos well enough alone, I am going to inject it with some more distortion, just for kicks. I have come up with some rules to turn this panel into a bit more of a game.
Lincoln Center New Faces Of Indie Film Circus
Saturday June 11, 2011 4P
Participants: 11 panelists, 1 moderator.
Duration: 2 hrs (90 mins of Q&A, 30 min of audience questions)
Questions: 30 prepared…
Basic Math: 30 questions x 2 minute answers + 1 minute rebuttal = 90 minutes
Six members of the audience will be selected to be “Extenders”. Extenders have the power to provide the panelist with additional time to answer the question.
3 Extenders will have the power to offer a single 2 minute extension to a panelist.
3 other Extenders will have the power to twice offer a 1 minute extension to a panelist. These extensions can not be combined into one answer, but must be limited to a 1 minute extension.
Each answer will be STRICTLY limited to a two-minute response.
After a panelist answers a question, they will not be permitted to answer again until every panelist has answered a question.
Each answer, once the extension has been utilized if so granted, will be offered for rebuttal to another panelist.
Rebuttals will be STRICTLY limited to a one-minute response.
Rebuttals will be offered to the first panelist closest to the left of the answerer who has their hand raised. If no rebuttal is desired, the next question will be asked.
There are no extensions to rebuttals.
At the one minute mark, the panelist to the right of The Answerer has the power of The Gong. By saying “GONG!” loudly this panelist becomes The Disruptor. , The Disruptor stops The Answerer and is granted the power to answer the question themselves for the full two minutes.
Extensions apply fully to The Disruptor’s answers.
The panel will be URL broadcast live at: http://mediadroplets.innovent.tv/
There will be a live Twitter feed. Use the #TedNYC hash tag please to participate.
The Twitter feed will be part of the broadcast.
As moderator, I will consider the questions posed in the Twitter Feed.