Over the next two weekends, I will be part of two different series of panel discussions: at the Austin Film Festival on Friday, October 22 and at Film Independent’s 2010 Filmmaker Forum on Sunday, October 31 in L.A. If you’re in Austin or L.A., come by and join the conversation, Here are more details:
Austin Film Festival panel on 10/22, 10:45 a.m. at the Driskill Hotel Ballroom
THE FILM FILM FESTIVAL: HOW TO WORK IT
The camera stopped rolling and the editor finished cutting but your job as a filmmaker is far from over. Get insider secrets on how to work the festival circuit, develop a marketing strategy and corresponding press kit, and what to consider when determining your best distribution options.
MODERATOR: John Merriman
Todd Berger, Sarah Harris, Kelly Williams, Matt Dentler
FIND Filmmaker Forum panel on 10/31, 4 p.m. at the DGA Building
PIRACY: THE REAL COST OF FREE
As independent film and media makers are seizing digital tools to reach global audiences, the same tools are allowing segments of the public to increasingly engage in illegal downloads and peer-to-peer file sharing. In a round table discussion with filmmakers, studio executives, and technology experts, we will discuss the current challenges to monetize content and the need to create new models of value in the digital age.
MODERATOR: Anne Thompson, Thompson on Hollywood
Cotty Chubb, President, Chubb Film Co.
Matt Dentler, Head of Marketing and Programming Operations, Cinetic Rights Management
Mike Masnick, President and CEO, Floor64