The Art of Auditioning - Workshop
The Art of Auditioning and other Advice for Actors features J.Karen Thomas (Audrey Carlisle on ABC's "Nashville"), Robin Daugherty (talent scout / audition coach at Talent Trek), Jessejames Locorriere (Dex Moody on Cinemax's "Banshee") and Jason Marsden (DC Nation's "Young Justice". Moderated by Jim Sherer (Artist Manager, Whizbang, Inc.), this panel will walk participants through the current trends in auditioning for the camera, finding an agent, self-taping for video auditions, and other issues in the business through a combination of demonstrations and panel discussion.
Beyond the Oscars - Panel
A panel of representatives from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) discuss the Academy's mission of encouraging filmmaking around the world. What are the results of the Academy's travels to Cuba, Iran and other nations? What role can film play in diplomacy? How do filmmakers shape culture and, perhaps, the course of history?
Featuring Sid Ganis (former AMPAS President), Ellen Harrington (Director of Exhibitions and Special Events at AMPAS), Mark Johnson (Producer of Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Bugsy), and Tom Pollock (former Chairman of Universal Pictures and co-founder of The Montecito Picture Company).
Everything You Wanted to Know About SAG-AFTRA - Panel
Free Event! Designed for actors, both aspiring and working, this workshop will answer your questions about SAG-AFTRA on topics ranging from how to qualify for membership, working under contracts, and how residuals work. Get the scoop from a panel of SAG-AFTRA staff and members.
The Film Agreement Checklist - Panel
The Film Agreements Checklist : An Overview of the Agreements Required for a Film Production - led by Robert Darwell, Chair of the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, CA. Robert will review the legal documents required for a film production, including rights documents, talent deals, guild signatory processes, and clearance documentation. Sheppard Mullin has been production legal counsel on many films, including Admission, The Grey, 42, Traffic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Machine Gun Preacher and Think Like a Man. CLE program presented in partnership with the Arts & Business Council.
From Song to Sync: The Path to Placement - Panel
Sometimes the path for a song to a sync license is a straight one, but many times there are unexpected twists and turns in the road. Budget, deadlines, clearances, politics and client demands often play a role in whether your song makes it in or not. Our panel of top music supervisors, Russell Ziecker (Exec VP/Head of Television Music at Lionsgate), Chase Misenheimer (Associate Music Producer at McGarry/Bowen), Steven Vincent (VP Music at Disney Channel), Matt Mugford (Music Coordinator/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), and Trygge Toven (music supervisor) will help you navigate the often confusing route that a song takes toward placement in film, TV, gaming and advertising. How technology is changing licensing and soundtracks will also be discussed. Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc.) will moderate. Sponsored by SESAC. Please note: due to the nature of post-production, panelists could be subject to last-minute substitutions.
Master Class presented by AMPAS - Panel
Spend ninety minutes in conversation with Sid Ganis, Ellen Harrington, Mark Johnson, and Tom Pollock. Take advantage of the lessons learned through these four amazing individuals and their careers. How has the film industry changed over the years? What lies ahead? Hear anecdotes from the varied careers and learn lessons from four remarkable individuals.
Sid Ganis served four consecutive terms as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and serves on the Board of Directors of Marvel Entertainment. He founded Out of the Blue Entertainment in 1996 after holding various positions at Sony Pictures, including Vice Chairman of Columbia Pictures and President of Worldwide Marketing for Columbia / Tristar Motion Picture Companies. He is a consultant to the Chinese government in constructing the country's first complete digital production studio in Wuxi, just outside of Shanghai.
Ellen Harrigton is the Director of Exhibitions and Special Events for AMPAS. She has curate
The Money Trail Agreements - Panel
The Money Trail Agreements: From Film Financing to Distribution features Robert Darwell, Ms. Stacy Dollarhide and additional panelists exploring the deals and agreements required to finance a film, as well as the distribution options and agreements required for a film to earn income. CLE program presented in partnership with the Arts & Business Council.
Music Supervisor Town Hall & Mixer
By invitation only! Meet and greet top music supervisors over an informal buffet lunch served in NaFF's VIP tent at Regal Green Hills Cinema. The action then moves into the theater for a free-wheeling open discussion about the state of licensing today, where it's headed, etc.. Our music supervisors will discuss their current projects, and the more intimate setting will open up opportunities for submissions and relationship-building. Bring your business cards, but not your CDs! Join Russell Ziecker (Exec VP/Head of Television Music at Lionsgate), Chase Misenheimer (Associate Music Producer at McGarry/Bowen), Alex Hackford (A&R/Sony Computer Entertainment America), Matt Mugford (Music Coordinator/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), and Danny Exum (Director of Music/Wild Card AV) for this one of a kind opportunity. The town hall will be facilitated by composer/songwriter Stacy Widelitz. Sponsored by SESAC. Please note: due to the nature of post-production, panelists could be subject to