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Saturday, March 14
 

12:30pm

Meet the Insiders I

Speakers
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Morris Ruskin

CEO, Shoreline Entertainment
During the course of producing more than fifty films, Morris has structured deals that incorporate deferments, soft money and international co-productions in order to create financially-viable motion pictures.
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Ellen Spiro

Director, Spiro Films
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Inbal Weinberg

Production Designer, Production Designers Collective
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

DIY Filmmaking Tips and Techniques

Speakers
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Laura Terruso

Filmmaker, Hello My Name is Doris
Laura Terruso is a New York City based writer and filmmaker. Most


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders III

Speakers
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Brooke Blumberg

VP of Film, Sunshine Sachs
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Holly Jeter

Agent, WME Entertainment
Holly Jeter is an agent in the Motion Picture department at William Morris Endeavor, specializing in crossover and hybrid talent. She represents a wide array of individuals transitioning from the production world to directing, producing and writing and is also heavily involved with... Read More →
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Michael Lerman

Co-Exec Producer, Tiger Industry Films


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

3:30pm

Production Designers Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Inbal Weinberg

Inbal Weinberg

Production Designer, Production Designers Collective
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave
 
Sunday, March 15
 

12:00pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Amanda Marshall (Cold Iron Pictures)

Speakers
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Amanda Marshall

VP/Head of Production & Dev, Cold Iron Pictures
Amanda is Vice President of Cold Iron Pictures. Most recently she executive produced the 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection The Diary of a Teenage Girl, starring Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard which was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. She was also an Executive Producer... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Amy Lo (Mental Pictures)

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Amy Lo

Producer, Mental Pictures
Mental Pictures was formed by Amy Lo, with a focus on original stories across film, TV, and digital media.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Chris Ohlson (Producer)

Speakers
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Chris Ohlson

Producer, RCO Pictures
Chris recently produced the Zellner Brothers’ KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, starring Rinko Kikuchi, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amplify Releasing.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Dan Satorius (Satorius Law Firm PC)

Speakers
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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 →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: George Rush (Law Offices of George Rush)

Speakers
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George Rush

Atty, Law Offices of George M Rush
George M. Rush is an attorney who has practiced law since 2001. George received his JD from University of California Hastings College of the Law (2000) and received his undergraduate degree in English from University of California at Berkeley (1996). He is dedicated to supporting... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Ginger Sledge (Zenzero)

Speakers
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Ginger Sledge

Producer, Zenzero Texas
GINGER SLEDGE (Producer) has produced projects during a feature film career spanning from mid-1980’s to present day. She has worked on both studio and independently financed films.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Hugues Barbier (Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival)

Speakers
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Hugues Barbier

Artistic Dir/Co-Founder, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival
Hugues Barbier is a long time genre films lover that grew up watching Giallos, American Grindhouse and other exploitation flicks. He’s been involved for over 5 years in the organization and programming of the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival and is the Co-Founder/Artistic... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Toddy Burton (Sycamore Pictures)

Speakers
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Toddy Burton

Producer, Sycamore Pictures
While at Sycamore Pictures (THE WAY WAY BACK, BEGIN AGAIN), Toddy Burton Co-Produced THE HOLLARS (Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins) and oversaw post production on MISSISSIPPI GRIND (Sundance 2015, Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn). As a writer/director... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders V

Speakers
avatar for Amy Dotson

Amy Dotson

Deputy Dir & Head of Programming, IFP
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Andrew Meyer

Exec Producer, IFP
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Charles Rogers

Writer/Dir, Fort Tilden
Charles Rogers is a filmmaker and performer who grew up in Acapulco, Mexico and the Texas-Mexico border.


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

So You Want to Make a Midnight Movie

Speakers
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Roxanne Benjamin

Producer, Snoot Entertainment
Roxanne Benjamin is the Director of Acquisitions and Development for Snoot Entertainment, a motion picture production company founded by Keith Calder and Jessica Calder in 2004 to develop, finance and produce independent films across all genres. Since joining Snoot she has co-produced... Read More →
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Jason Eisener

Director/Producer, Yer Dead Productions
Jason is known for directing films such as Hobo with a Shotgun, The ABCs of Death's Y is for Youngbuck segment and V/H/S/2's Alien Abduction Slumber Party, as well as shorts like christmas slasher Treevenge. Jason also recently Executive Produced Turbo Kid which premiered in the Midnight... Read More →
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Mette-Marie Katz

Mgr of Sales, XYZ Films
After graduating from the University of Copenhagen with a major in English and minor in Film and TV, Katz worked on her husband EL Katz's films before landing an internship at XYZ Films in LA. She was quickly hired on as a Sales Co-Ordinator and promoted to Manager of Sales, where... Read More →
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Peter Van Steemburg

VP of Acquisitions, Magnolia Pictures
Peter Van Steemburg is the VP of Acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing. Prior to Magnolia, Peter assisted in International Distribution and Operations for Miramax Films and worked for the Film Finance department at Cinetic Media. While at Magnolia he participated... Read More →
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Jen Yamato

Entertainment Reporter, The Daily Beast
Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast. She's served as an editor and reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes, among other publications, and as a chief film critic at Movies.com. She lives in LA and will throw down any day of the week at karaok... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders VI

Speakers
avatar for Zack Charney Cohen

Zack Charney Cohen

Digital Imaging Technician, Obscured Pictures
Born in Massachusetts. Raised in California, Kentucky, Washington, Israel, Idaho, etc. In L.A. since 2007, but possesses an undying love for the Pacific Northwest.
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Doug Jones

Exec Dir, Images Cinema
Doug Jones got his first job in film—shoveling popcorn behind a candy stand—when he was 14. Thirty years later, he is still working in film, but the theater is now a parking lot.
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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 →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center
 
Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

CANON SPOTLIGHT: The Cinematography of Comedy

Speakers
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Abe Epperson

Cinematographer and Director, Original Series, Cracked.com
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J.M. Logan

Producer, Manson Family Vacation
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Tim Smith

Senior Advisor, Film and TV Production, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Ondi Timoner

Director/Producer, BRAND: A Second Coming/THE LAST MILE
Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, DIG!, about the collision of art & commerce through the star-crossed rivalry between the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre -- and her 2009 top prize-winner... Read More →


12:30pm

Meet the Insiders VII

Speakers
CC

Cullen Conly

Agent Feature Film Program, ICM Partners
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David Nugent

Artistic Dir, Hamptons International Film Festival
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Glen Zipper

Pres, Zipper Brothers Films
Glen Zipper is a founding partner with Zipper Brothers Films and formerly the Head of Documentary Features for Exclusive Media’s Spitfire Pictures.


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

2:00pm

Boyhood Post-Production: 13th Year of a 12 Year Movie

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Adair

Sandra Adair

Film Editor, Detourfilm Production
Sandra Adair, A.C.E. is an award winning feature film editor who resides in Austin, Texas. Adair has enjoyed an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 18 films for him over the past 22 years, some of which include the cult classic Dazed... Read More →
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Parke Gregg

Colorist and Editor, Stuck On On
Originally a student of architecture, Parke has always been interested in images and technology. After an stint as IBM/Tivoli’s Manager of New Media, he launched Pointsphere in 1999, a new media consulting firm. Soon, deciding to leave the corporate world behind, he jetted off to... Read More →
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Mike Saenz

Filmmaker, Bombshelter Films
Mike Saenz is a filmmaker based in Austin, Texas.
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Allison Turrell

Executive Producer, Stuck On On
Allison Turrell is the co-founder and Executive Producer of Stuck On On, an audio and visual post-production company in Austin, Texas. Since 2008, she has marshaled thirty feature films across the finish line to Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, and many other film festivals along with delivery... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders XII

Speakers
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Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle
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Gerald Peary

Film Critic, The Arts Fuse
Gerald Peary is a long-time film critic, mainly for the late Boston Phoenix, who also directed the feature documentary, For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Criticism, and acted in the film, Computer Chess. Currently, he programs the Boston University Cinematheque and... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Online Success Without Cat Videos or Crotch Hits

Speakers
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Zach Anner

Producer & Star, Zach Anner Productions
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Chris Demarais

Content Producer, Rooster Teeth Productions
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Brandon Farmahini

Production Mgr, Rooster Teeth Productions


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

Web Influence on the Future of Music Documentaries

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Benski

Thomas Benski

CEO & Co-Founder, Pulse Films/Vimeo on Demand
CEO and co-founder of Pulse Films, Thomas Benski is a BAFTA and Grammy nominated producer with experience across feature films, music videos & commercials and interactive projects.
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Lewis Bogach

VP of Program Dev & Production, CMT
Lewis Bogach serves as Vice President of Program Development and Production for CMT, based in the network’s Nashville headquarters. He is responsible for the creation, development and production of new original series, weekly entertainment shows and documentaries for CMT. During... Read More →
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Brian Hernandez

Assoc Entertainment Editor, Mashable
Brian Anthony Hernandez is Associate Entertainment Editor at Mashable, where he interviews celebrities, TV networks, record labels and other entertainment sources about trending news topics or their projects, digital presences and social media campaigns. Before joining Mashable, he... Read More →
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Leah Horwitz

VP of Music Talent & Creative Dev, VH1
Leah Horwitz is Vice President, Music Talent & Creative Development at VH1, tapping into the music community to help transform artists' creative passions into hit programming ideas. She was instrumental in the development and production of the just launched series with respected singer/songwriter... Read More →
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Ryan Kroft

SVP-Programming Specials & Events-MTV 360 & Logo, Viacom
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Dave Sirulnick

EVP News Docs & Specials, MTV


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center