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September 29 at 12:30pm

Join Me At The Mill Valley Film Festival Next Weekend

I am headed across The Bay next Saturday to discuss (and surely debate) the State Of Indie. If you promise to go, I promise to work hard to come up with something controversial to rock the socks of the good folk in the audience.  Saturday, Oct. 6th.  11A.

There’s going to be a networking event after so we can keep the conversation going.

Check it out and order tickets here.


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August 27 at 11:00am

Join Me at TIFF2013 Financing And Packaging Panel

Join me, Rena Ronson, Brian Oliver, Paul Miller, & Andrew Eaton @ TIFF Financing & Packaging Panel Saturday Sept 7 1130A Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto.  Sydney Levine moderates. This is going to be a good one, chock full of the information needed to get your movie made, and populated by a group of diverse perspectives.

“an intimate conversation on pulling it all together, either when working from an indie structure or when established resources are available”

But it should be FUN because I believe that virtually EVERYTHING that is considered “best practices” in terms of Indie “Financing & Packaging” is absolutely wrong — and I have a better way to offer!


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April 22 at 8:26am

Are you joining me tomorrow?

I am speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival.  I promise to say some lively things, even some things controversial.  I know it should be fun and informative — there’s a lot of good people on the panel.

This is the panel description:
Is The Sky Falling? A Closer Look at the Future of Film Distribution
Depending on whom you ask, the landscape of film distribution is changing either for the better or worse. So which is it? Is the sky really falling on the film industry? Join filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors in a discussion about enabling independent film and filmmakers to reach audiences and make money in this digital landscape. Panelists include Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures, Ted Hope, producer/partner of This Is That Productions, Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of The Auteurs, Arvind Ethan David, CEO of Slingshot Studios and producer of The Infidel, Paul Cohen, president of Red Hills Releasing, and Marc Simon, partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. Friday, April 23, 2:00 PM, SVA Theater 2

If you haven’t already: buy tickets here.

If you missed it here is Tribeca’s wrap up of it.

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