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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

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders II

Speakers
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Michael Donaldson

Partner, Donaldson & Callif LLP
Dubbed “‘legal Obi Wan Kenobi’ and fair use guru of the documentary film set” by the American Bar Association Journal, Michael C. Donaldson is an entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years. While President of the International... Read More →
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Deena Kalai

Attorney, Deena Kalai PLLC
Deena Kalai has offices in both Austin and Manhattan and represents clients engaged in entertainment, intellectual property and technology, including film, television, fashion, and mobile/interactive media. Deena represents writers, directors, and talent, and has provided production... Read More →
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Elsa Ramo

Founding Attorney, Ramo Law PC
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Ellen Spiro

Director, Spiro Films


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 13AB 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
 
Sunday, March 15
 

12:30pm

Meet the Insiders IV

Speakers
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Vicky Boone

Casting Dir, Vicky Boone Casting
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David Nugent

Artistic Dir, Hamptons International Film Festival
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Beth Sepko

Casting Dir, Beth Sepko Casting
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John Williams

Owner, the cast station


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders V

Speakers
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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

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders VI

Speakers
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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
 

12:30pm

Meet the Insiders VII

Speakers
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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

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders VIII

Speakers
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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

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders IX

Speakers
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Simon Clowes

Cinematographer, Prologue Films
Simon Clowes is a Creative Director / Director and Designer presently residing in Los Angeles. His work has earned an Emmy® Award Nomination, special jury recognition and official selections from the SXSW Film Festival and awards from the Art Directors Club in New York and Miami... Read More →
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Benjamin Kasulke

Cinematographer, Tugg Inc
Ben Kasulke is an award winning Director and Director of Photography based in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Ben graduated from the Northfield-Mount Hermon School and received his BS in Cinema Production from Ithaca College following additional study at the Filmová a Televizn... Read More →
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Aaron Katz

If Found Send Smoke Signal, Oscilloscope
Aaron Katz is Head of Acquisitions at the NY-based distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, where he is responsible for all initiatives related to acquiring finished films and bringing in projects at various stages of production for possible financing and distribution. Aaron also focuses... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

12:30pm

Meet the Insiders X

Speakers
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Jonathan Hafter

Pres/CEO, Big Sounds International Inc
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Tom Mackay

EVP of Republic Records, Republic Records
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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 →
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Jan Younghusband

Head of Commissioning Music & Events, BBC.com


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

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders XI

Speakers
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Alex Dobrenko

Dir of Branded Initiatives, Tugg Inc
Alex Dobrenko has been with Tugg since its inception in 2011. As Tugg's second employee, Alex helped develop the Tugg Theatrical model and has been working with promoters, filmmakers and partnering organizations to create theatrical events in theaters across the country. In mid-2012... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Kasulke

Benjamin Kasulke

Cinematographer, Tugg Inc
Ben Kasulke is an award winning Director and Director of Photography based in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Ben graduated from the Northfield-Mount Hermon School and received his BS in Cinema Production from Ithaca College following additional study at the Filmová a Televizn... Read More →
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Glen Reynolds

CEO, Circus Road Films


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 13AB 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