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Friday, March 13


USA/Europe Co-Production and Funding Opportunities


Truls Kontny

Head of Film Commission, Norway Film Commission
Head of Commission Film Commission Norway - January 2009 – Present (5 years 7 months)
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Ingrid Rudefors

Film Commissioner, Film Region Stockholm Mälardalen
Ingrid Rudefors works as film-commissioner for Film Region Stockholm Mälardalen. With her colleagues from the other film-commissions, she also operates the national film commission Sweden Film Commission.

Mikael Svensson

Certified Film Commissioner, Oresund Film Commission

Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center
Saturday, March 14


Mentors - Funding: David Kaplan (Animal Kingdom)

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David Kaplan

Producer, Animal Kingdom
One of the co-founders of New York City based production company Animal Kingdom, Kaplan's credits include Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12" (executive producer, SXSW 2013), Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" (executive producer, SXSW 2013), Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center


Mentors - Funding: Derek Nguyen (Gamechanger Films)

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Derek Nguyen

Dir of Operations & Creative Affairs, Gamechanger Films
DEREK NGUYEN is the Director of Operations and Creative Affairs at Gamechanger Films, the only for-profit film fund exclusively dedicated to financing narrative features directed by women. Gamechanger Films has financed Land Ho! (dir. Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz, 2015 Indie Spirit... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center


Mentors - Funding: Holly Herrick (Austin Film Society)

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Holly Herrick

Assoc Artistic Dir, Austin Film Society
Holly Herrick joined the Austin Film Society in 2012 as Associate Artistic Director. Since joining AFS, she has led the organization through critical new initiatives, including the creation of AFS’ first home theater space, AFS at the Marchesa. Prior to joining AFS, she served as... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center


Mentors - Funding: Laura Laaksonen

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Laura Laaksonen

Producer, Helsinki International Film Festival
I am Laura Laaksonen, a film and music enthusiast. This will be my fourth time attending SXSW.

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center


Mentors - Funding: Lois Vossen (Independent Lens)

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Lois Vossen

Deputy Exec Producer, ITVS
Lois Vossen, founding and deputy executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series and works closely with filmmakers during editorial through broadcast. She works with the communications team on series marketing and scripts top... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center




Mentors - Funding: Wendy Ettinger (Chicken and Egg)

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Wendy Ettinger

Co-Founder Chicken&Egg Pictures, Chicken & Egg Pictures
WENDY ETTINGER is an award-winning producer of documentary and feature films. Wendy co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures with Julie Parker Benello and Judith Helfand in 2005 to fund and mentor women documentary filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyze social change... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center
Monday, March 16


Meet the Insiders VIII

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Jenny Maryasis

Agent, United Talent Agency
Jenny Maryasis is an agent in the Motion Picture Literary Department at leading talent and literary agency UTA, where she represents both well-known and emerging filmmakers.
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RJ Millard

Principal, Obscured Pictures
RJ Millard has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. He currently runs his own marketing, publicity and sales agency, Obscured Pictures, representing films and filmmakers including MITT, GIRLHOOD, AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ , THE SQUARE, PRINT THE... Read More →
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Dan Schoenbrun

Film Outreach Lead, Kickstarter
Dan Schoenbrun currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he works as the Film Outreach Lead at Kickstarter. Prior to joining the Kickstarter team, Dan was the Associate Director of Programming at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the Associate Editor of FILMMAKER Magazine... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center


Film Finance And Distribution in 2015

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David Herrin

Head of Research, United Talent Agency
David Herrin is Head of the Research Department at premier global talent and literary agency UTA where he oversees all agency research activity on behalf of more than 180 agents representing a globally recognized roster of top film and television stars, screenwriters, directors, producers... Read More →

Jonathan Levy

Agent, UTA
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Hailey Wierengo

Head of Research, UTA
Hailey Wierengo is an agent in the Independent Film Group at leading talent and literary UTA, where she focuses on the packaging, financing and sales of independent film. In this capacity she has worked on titles including Lynn Shelton’s LAGGIES, Kat Candler’s HELLION, Craig Johnson’s... Read More →

Tuesday, March 17


Other People's Money: Investors and Crowdfunding

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Dan Satorius

Attorney, Satorius Law Firm PC
Dan Satorius’ firm is Satorius Law Firm, PC. He has represented clients in independent film and TV for over 25 years. His clients include Academy Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit, SXSW, and Sundance award winners. He frequently writes and speaks about entertainment law, was... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 9ABC Austin Convention Center