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Saturday, March 14
 

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Carl Spence (Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF)

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Carl Spence

Artistic & Co-Dir, Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF
Carl Spence is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been curating film exhibitions, festivals and programs for more than 20 years. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Programming... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Christine Davila (Ambulante Doc Film Fest)

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Christine Davila

Dir, Ambulante Documentary Film Festival
Christine Dávila is the Director of Ambulante USA, a 501c3 nonprofit and documentary roadshow, which was founded by actors and filmmakers Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes. She has been a Programming Associate at the Sundance Film Festival since 2008 and... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Colin Geddes (Toronto International Film Festival)

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Colin Geddes

International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival
Colin Geddes selects cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard and Midnight Madness programmes. Since joining TIFF in 1998, he has introduced new talent and programmed many notable world premieres including Miike Takashi’s Ichi The Killer, Eli Roth’s... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jenn Murphy (AFI Fest)

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Jenn Murphy

Programmer, AFI FEST
Jenn Murphy lives in Los Angeles and is a programmer for AFI FEST. She is also the Producer of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School. She has previously worked with the Los Angeles Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, Sundance Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Society. In her... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jon Korn (Sundance Film Festival)

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Jon Korn

Shorts Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Jon Korn is a Senior Copywriter at Eleven, Inc. in San Francisco and a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival. At Eleven, he has worked with brands like Apple, Virgin America, Dignity Health, and Aria. Previously, he was Programmer at Outfest, Associate Programmer at AFI... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Lu Lippold (Flyway Film Festival)

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Lu Lippold

Media Consultant, Flyway Film Festival
In her long media career, Lu has worked as a documentary filmmaker, producer, writer/editor, and journalism professor. As a film grant administrator for IFP Minnesota, she collaborated with partners from SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, McKnight Foundation, and more. Her creative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca)

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Opeyemi Olukemi

Mgr/Interactive, Tribeca Film Institute
Opeyemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and expanded the Interactive department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Interactive Playground—an arena showcasing immersive technologies and projects, Tribeca Sandbox—an... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Solmaz Aziz (Berlin International Film Festival)

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Solmaz Azizi

Competition Programme Coord, Berlin International Film Festival
Solmaz studied Cultural Anthropology, Film & Television and Spanish in Marburg, Rome and Buenos Aires. After her M.A. degree she joined the Berlin International Film Festival’s Event Management department for four years. She worked on several international cultural events in Barcelona... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Brandy Fons (Fons PR)

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Brandy Fons

Co-Founder-Pres, Fons PR
Brandy Fons is a seasoned entertainment publicist of 20 years and the co-owner of Fons PR – a renowned boutique entertainment PR firm based in Austin that was recently featured in Forbes 2014. She has represented and worked with the Alamo Drafthouse brands for the last 5 years among... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Daniel Cantagallo (Cargo Film)

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Daniel Cantagallo

Mgr/Sales & Mktg, Cargo Film & Releasing
Originally from greater Philadelphia, I have been working in the film industry for almost a decade as a creator and distributor, specializing in cutting-edge non-fiction content. A graduate of Harvard University’s renowned Visual and Environmental Studies program, I went on to obtain... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Gerilyn Shur (Brigade Marketing)

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Gerilyn Shur

Dir, Brigade Marketing
Gerilyn Shur has worked on national publicity campaigns for film and theater throughout the past decade.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Mark Pogachefsky (MPRM Communications)

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Mark Pogachefsky

President, MPRM Communications
MARK POGACHEFSKY MPRM Communications Los Angeles Mark is president of MPRM Communications, serving the multi screen world of media and entertainment. Handling both production and release campaigns, the film practice of MPRM has represented such projects as Snowpiercer, Citizen Four... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

12:30pm

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Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Sylvia Desroches (Big Time PR and Marketing)

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Sylvia Desrochers

Pres, Big Time PR & Marketing
Sylvia Desrochers / President & Founder / Big Time PR & Marketing


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

2:00pm

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
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2:00pm

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
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2:00pm

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
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2:00pm

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
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2:00pm

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
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2:00pm

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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
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3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Athena Kalkopoulou (SFFS)

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Athena Kalkopoulou

Documentary Program Coord, San Francisco Film Society
Athena Kalkopoulou oversees the Film Society’s Project Development and Documentary program providing consultation and support to hundreds of filmmakers throughout all stages in the production of their projects - from conception of an idea to the development & execution of effective... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Brian Behm (Rooster Teeth)

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Brian Behm

Motion Design Dir, Rooster Teeth Productions
Brian is Motion Design Director at Rooster Teeth Productions in Austin, TX. He oversees screen graphics and visual effects for a myriad of RT productions and other special projects. In addition to his work at Rooster Teeth, Brian has been a visual effects supervisor on SXSW films... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Elsie Choi (Busby)

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Elsie Choi

Co-Founder/CEO, Busby
Elsie Choi is Co-Founder & CEO of Busby (www.busby.io), an invitation-only social network where entertainment & media professionals showcase, connect and flourish. Our beta community includes Oscar, Cannes, Emmy, Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, Tribeca, Austin, Berlin, Shanghai, Webby... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

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Mentors - Artist Support: Liz Cook (Kickstarter)

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Liz Cook

Film Outreach Lead, Kickstarter
Liz Cook grew up in Washington, D.C., and received a dual degree at Miami of Ohio for Art History and Journalism. She has worked in France with the U.S. State Department, in India with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician, and in NYC as the acquisitions manager for the digital distributer... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Louis Black

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Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Michael Chaney (SCAD)

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Michael Chaney

Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design
Michael Chaney is a professor of Film and Television at SCAD. His films and time based media projects have been exhibited internationally. As a filmmaker, educator, artist, and specialist in short film form he has been challenging his students with the task of developing new methods... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Sunday, March 15
 

11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Cindy McCreery (UT RTF)

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Cindy McCreery

Asst Professor Screenwriting, University Of Texas RTF Dept


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

11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Dan Magnante (Feigco Entertainment)

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Dan Magnante

Creative Exec, Feigco Entertainment
Dan Magnante is a Los Angeles native. He graduated from Syracuse University and began his career in entertainment at 3 Arts Entertainment. In 2013, he transitioned to Television and Film production at Feigco Entertainment, where he began as an assistant to Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Jason Cortlund

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Jason Cortlund

Writer/Dir, Small Drama/Now Forager LLC
Jason Cortlund studied film and writing at University of Oregon, earned a Master’s in screenwriting at University of Texas at Austin, and was a postgraduate fellow at the James Michener Center for Writers. He served as a programmer for Cinematexas International Film Festival from... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Judi Krant

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Judi Krant

Writer/Dir, Beachwood Pictures
Judi Krant's comedy feature, MADE IN CHINA, won the SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature and the first ever Chicken & Egg Award for Emergent Female Director (now called the Gamechanger Award). The film went on to win many national and international awards on it's festival... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Phil Hay (The Invitation)

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Phil Hay

Writer/Producer, The Invitation
PHIL HAY & MATT MANFREDI have established themselves as one of screenwriting’s most versatile duos, moving fluidly among comedy, intimate drama and large-scale action, sci-fi and fantasy projects that feature their character-driven signature. Hay and Manfredi wrote the record-breaking... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - Screenwriting: Yen Tan

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Yen Tan

Malaysian-born and Austin-based Yen Tan is a writer, director and graphic designer. His award-winning films have screened at festivals worldwide and picked up video and theatrical distributions. He appeared on the cover of The Austin Chronicle where he was profiled for his film poster... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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

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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
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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
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12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Chris Ohlson (Producer)

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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
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12:30pm

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

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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
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12:30pm

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

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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
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12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Ginger Sledge (Zenzero)

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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
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12:30pm

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

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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
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12:30pm

Mentors - Producers/Production: Lee Nedler (Post Masters)

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Lee Nedler

Owner, Post Masters LLC
Lee Nedler is the Co-founder of Post Masters, which is one of the leading post production supervision and quality control companies in Hollywood and offers a variety of services worldwide. We are focused on feature delivery, quality assurance, supervision of mastering, library management... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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12:30pm

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

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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
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2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: Adam Donaghey (Aviation Cinemas)

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Adam Donaghey

Producer, Aviation Cinemas Inc
Adam Donaghey, founder of Zero Trans Fat Prods., is an award-winning independent film producer from Texas. His work has been nominated for both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards, and has been showcased at fests including Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, Sitges, LA Film Festival... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: Adam Leipzig (Entertainment Media Partners)
Meet with industry professionals who can give advice and answer questions about distribution, distribution options, and more for your films.
Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: David Larkin (GoWatchIt.com)

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David Larkin

Founder/CEO, Gowatchit.com
David is the Founder and CEO if GoWatchit.com, a search engine and universal queue for movies.


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: Nicolas Gonda (Tugg Inc)

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Nicolas Gonda

CEO, Tugg Inc
Nicolas Gonda co-founded Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com), a web-platform that enables people to choose the films that play in their local theaters and promote their own events. Launched at the 2012 South by Southwest Festival, Tugg empowers audiences nationwide to screen films from its... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: Rebecca Sosa (A24)

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Rebecca Sosa

Head of Digital Distribution, A24 Films
Rebecca oversees VOD, DVD and ancillary opportunities for A24, the studio that released Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS, Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING and James Ponsoldt's THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Prior to A24, Rebecca worked as the Programming Manager at FilmBuff devising digital release... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution I: Ron Najor

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Ron Najor

Short Term 12
Ron graduated from San Diego State University with a master’s degree in Television, Film, and New Media. While there he was selected three times to receive National Student Emmy Awards. Ron’s first produced independent feature film “I Am Not A Hipster” was an official selection... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

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Mentors - Distribution I: Sean Berney (IFC Films)

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Sean Berney

Mgr of Acquisitions, IFC Films
After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sean eagerly pursued a career in the field he loves. He landed a role in the marketing department at Magnolia Pictures and went on to freelance as the Director of Marketing on the release... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

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Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Alex Nohe (Circus Road Films)

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Alex Nohe

Partner, Head of Theatrical Distribution, Circus Road Films
Alex joined Circus Road in 2013 having worn every hat in the business.


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Bobby Rock (Random Media)

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Robert Rock

SVP/Acquisitions, Random Media
Currently Bobby is Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for Random Media, the year-old distribution company in Los Angeles. Before that, he was head of acquisitions for Echo Bridge Entertainment for 6 years. Prior to that, he worked as Senior Vice President of Production at Francis... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Camille Bertrand (Wild Bunch)

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Camille Bertrand

Acquisitions, Wild Bunch
Wild Bunch is one of the world’s leading players in the field of international sales, its position strengthened by both a wealth of experience recognized by foreign distributors world-wide, and a broad, artistically diverse selection of the best of director-led international ci... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Deborah McIntosh (WME Entertainment)

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Deborah McIntosh

Agent, WME Entertainment
WME Global agent Deborah McIntosh has helped structure the financing and arrange North American distribution for some of the most successful independent films of the past year. As part of her work in WME, she develops financing packages for production companies and secures theatrical... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Hailey Wierengo (United Talent Agency)

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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 →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Ryan Kampe (Visit Films)

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Ryan Kampe

Pres, Visit Films
Prior to founding Visit Films, Ryan spent a number of years in International Distribution at Focus Features. With Visit Films, he has been responsible for the worldwide sales and development of a number of important American independent and international films that have premiered... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions I: Zac Bright (Preferred Content)

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Zachary Bright

Dir, Worldwide Sales & Distribution Strategy, Preferred Content


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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3:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions: Joe Amodei (Virgil Films)

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Joe Amodei

Pres, Virgil Films
VIRGIL FILMS & ENTERTAINMENT STATEMENT “At Virgil Films we pride ourselves as being an all-in distribution company. Our unparalleled experience in the movie business has allowed us to understand each film’s potential and plan accordingly. One of our strengths is being able to... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Monday, March 16
 

11:00am

Mentors - International: Helen Vinogradov

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Helen Vinogradov

Assoc Producer, Helsinki-filmi
Helen Vinogradov has a background in producing shorts, ads and 3D & VFX content, as well as in festival programming. She joined the Black Nights FF's Sleepwalkers team in 2007, of which Artistic & Managing Director she later was. In 2011 joined the Tallinn-based international 3D... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - International: John MacFarlane

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John MacFarlane

Interactive/TV/Documentary Producer
I'm a producer with a background in journalism, documentary film, media theory and interactive design. I've been involved as a producer on various interactive and cross-platform documentary projects, including The Block: Stories From A Meeting Place, which won Australia's top journalism... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - International: Juan Carvajal (Bogota Independent Film Festival)

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Juan C Carvajal

Co-Founder & Programming Dir, IndieBO-Bogota Independent Film Festival
Juan Carvajal is a Filmmaker, film critic, graphic artist and creative of new media and tv interactive,


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
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11:00am

Mentors - International: Kati Nuora

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Kati Nuora

Information Officer, The Finnish Film Foundation


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - International: Lorne Price (National Film Board of Canada)

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Lorne Price

Head, Sales & Digital Distribution, National Film Board of Canada


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - International: Maria Reinup (Black Nights)

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Maria Reinup

Programmer, Dir of Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy FF, Black Nights Film Festival
Maria Reinup has been working in the film industry for the past seven years. Among various TV and film projects, she worked on "60 Seconds of Solitude in the Year Zero" - an omnibus that gathered 60 known directors around the world to make an artistic statement for the survival of... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - International: Mark Peranson (Locarno)

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Mark Peranson

Head of Programming, Festival del film Locarno


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - International: Sharon Brenner (Surowitz Immigration PC)

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Sharon Brenner

Immigration Atty, Surowitz Immigration PC
Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004. She is well-versed in visa matters for creatives, and has spoken on the topic on numerous occasions. Just a few of her diverse clientele in this area have included renowned musicians, film industry professionals... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - International: Soo Jin Hwang (Korean Film Council)

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Soo Jin Hwang

Head of US Office, Korean Film Council
Soo Jin Hwang is the representative of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) in the United Sates. She works to promote Korean involvement in US film productions, introducing Korean films, Korean filmmakers, and Korean entertainment companies to leaders of the Hollywood film industry and... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: David Magdael (David Magdael & Associates, Inc.)

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David Magdael

Pres/CEO, David Magdael & Associates Inc
DAVID MAGDAEL, President - DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES, INC.


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Greg Longstreet (Polaris PR)

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Greg Longstreet

Publicist, Polaris PR
Longstreet has spent his entire life in and around the entertainment business. From his early years as an actor, having appeared in various TV shows to behind the scenes work in production. Because of his passion for hip hop music, he was hired out of college as West Coast Music Manager... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Jim Dobson (Indie PR)

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Jim Dobson

Owner, Indie PR
Jim Dobson has been one of the leading entertainment publicists in the U.S. for over 30 years, implementing campaigns for countless feature films in both production and release as well as personalities.


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Marian Koltai-Levine (PMKBNC)

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Marian Koltai-Levine

EVP, Film Mktg & Distribution, PMKBNC
Marian Koltai-Levine currently serves as Executive Vice President of the film department at PMK*BNC. As the department head, Marian and her team seek to offer clients a unique approach which includes not only traditional PR but marketing and distribution services as well. Marian and... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Mark Cibort (Trailer Park)

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Mark Cibort

Pres Trailer Park Digital, Trailer Park
Mark Cibort oversees digital offerings across Trailer Park and its group companies, goodness Mfg. and Art Machine. He is responsible for delivering integrated marketing and technology solutions, ideating around new campaigns for the agency’s marquee clients, and providing mobile... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Ngoc Nguyen (Women Rising)

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Ngoc Nguyen

Head of Publicity & Parternships, Women Rising
Ngoc Nguyen is an entertainment professional with 15 years of experience in the industry highlighted by a special focus on film publicity and celebrity relations. A Texas native, she started her career as an intern at the Texas Film Commission, followed by jobs at South by Southwest... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing II: Rachel Walker (Freelance)

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Rachel Walker

Publicist/Producer, Baby
Rachel began working as a professional publicist while attending NYU (c/o 2007), initially for her father (Jeff Walker, a marketing consultant named Entertainment Weekly's 46th smartest person in Hollywood, credited with making Comic-Con the studio and filmmaker destination it is... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Ant Timpson (Timpson Films)

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Ant Timpson

Producer, Timpson Films
Gifted with parents who enjoyed movies, Ant Timpson was lucky enough to be escorted along to seminal 70s films like Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now at a tender age, a pivotal move for the youngster.


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

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Bob Byington

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Bob Byington

Head Honcho, Somebody Up There Likes Me
Bob Byington is an award-winning independent American film director, screenwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO (Registered Sex Offender) (2008) and Harmony and Me (2009). His latest film, Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), won The Special Jury... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Jonny Mars

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Jonny Mars

CEO/Janitor, Dirt Floor Films LLC
Jonny Mars is a multi-hyphenate image generator with an overwhelming adoration for syllables and performance. It was his infatuation for acting that led him to the camera at a young age. Since then he’s developed successes on both sides of the lens.


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

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Mette-Marie Katz (XYZ Films)

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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 →


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

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Ross Partridge (El Rancho Road LLC)

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Ross Partridge

Dir of LAMB, Lamb
Last year Ross co-created and directed the web series Wedlock, starring Jennifer Lafleur, Rob Corddry and Mark Duplass (SXSW 2014). He also co-produced the Duplass Brother's Do-Deca-Pentathlon (SXSW 2012).


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

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Ted Geoghegan

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Ted Geoghegan

Writer/Dir, We Are Still Here
Ted Geoghegan studied screenwriting under the late Carroll O’Connor and began his film career co-writing German filmmaker Andreas Schnaas’ 2001 English language debut, Demonium. He has since written eleven feature films, two shorts, and a science fiction novel.


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

3:30pm

3:30pm

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: Chris Metzler

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Chris Metzler

Producer/Dir, Tilapia Film
After graduating from USC with a degree in business and cinema, Chris Metzler's film career has taken him from the depths of agency work, to coordinating post-production for awful American movies seen late at night in Belgium. His filmmaking work has resulted in him criss-crossing... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: David Modigliani (Live Action Projects)

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David Modigliani

Creative Dir, Live Action Projects
David Modigliani makes films at the intersection of the personal and the political. He produced and co-directed WOUNDED: THE BATTLE BACK HOME, a 12-part documentary series which premiered on MSNBC and was recently acquired by Netflix. His first feature documentary, CRAWFORD, opened... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: Davis Coombe (The Milkhaus)

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Davis Coombe

Editor/Producer, Milkhaus
Davis Coombe is an Emmy winning editor and producer and a founder and owner of MILKHAUS, a production company and post facility in Denver that specializes in documentary content. Coombe was producer and editor of WESLEY WILLIS’S JOYRIDES (SXSW, HotDocs) about the famed street artist... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: Don Hardy (KTF Films)

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Don Hardy

Dir, Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents
Don Hardy is the co-founder of KTF Films, a documentary production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His films have played to sold-out audiences at prestigious film festivals and have been seen by millions of people around the world.


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: Ron Mann (Sphinx Productions)

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Ron Mann

Pres, Films We Like
Ron Mann is a Toronto based documentary filmmaker. Many of Ron's films have premiered at SXSW including: "Grass", "Go Further" , "Tales of the Rat Fink" and "Know Your Mushrooms". HIs most recent film "Altman" profiles film director Robert Altman. In 2003, Ron founded Films We Like... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Documentary Filmmakers: Travis Stevens (Snowfort Pictures)

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Travis Stevens

CEO/Producer, Snowfort Pictures Inc
After working for years in both film development and film sales Travis Stevens founded Snowfort Pictures; a boutique production company specializing in the development, financing and production of commercial genre films. Working with both established filmmakers and first-time talent... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Anderson Le (HIFF)

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Anderson Le

Dir of Programming, Hawaii International Film Festival


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Basil Tsiokos (Nantucket Film Festival & Sundance assoc)

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Basil Tsiokos

Film Program Dir, Nantucket Film Festival
Basil Tsiokos is a Programming Associate for the Sundance Film Festival, Film Program Director for the Nantucket Film Festival, and Director of Programming for DOC NYC. He teaches a course at Pratt on film festivals and oversees Wallabout, a student short film festival. Basil co-produced... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Erik Jambor (Indie Memphis)

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Erik Jambor

Head of Festival Programming, BendFilm
Erik Jambor co-founded Birmingham, Alabama's Sidewalk Film Festival in 1999, serving as Director for its first eight years and growing the event into a filmmaker favorite and one of Time magazine's "Film Festivals For the Rest of Us." While at Sidewalk he developed and produced year-round... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Gina Duncan (Burns Film Center)

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Gina Duncan

Admin Dir of Programming, Jacob Burns Film Center
Gina programs film series and special events for the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester County, NY. She is an Emmy award-winning producer with credits in film, television, and theater. Most recent credits include: The Rooster, a short film written by Danny Strong, and the Off-Broadway... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Greg Rhem (HBO)

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Greg Rhem

Dir, HBO
Greg Rhem is Director of Documentary Programming for Home Box Office. For the past twenty years, he's been involved in discovering new and distinctive documentary programming for HBO Documentary Films. Some of his finds have been: the Oscar®-winning "Freeheld," "Born Into Brothels... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Landon Zakheim (Sundance Institute/AFI Fest)

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Landon Zakheim

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival/AFI FEST
Landon Zakheim is a Short Film Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, Programmer at AFI FEST, Programming Director of Stanley Film Festival and Head Short Film Programmer for Los Angeles Film Festival. His two short films played SXSW in 2010 and 2012 respectively before going to... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Linda Olszewski (ShortsHD/Shorts Intl)

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Linda Olszewski

VP, Global Acquisitions, Shorts HD/Movies That Matter
Linda O. is a recognizable face on the global fest circuit known for her involvement on the Oscar Shorts releases since its inception in 2006. Her dedication for short films & docs and indie filmmakers, and her passion for supporting notable and obscure international film festivals... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Lisa Ogdie (Sundance)

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Lisa Ogdie

Programmer/Short Film, Sundance Film Festival
Lisa Ogdie is a Shorts Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival and also Membership & Events Manager for BAFTA Los Angeles. She has been part of the Sundance shorts programming team since 2009, selecting the Sundance short film slate from over 8,000 submissions, and has moderated... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Martijn te Pas (IDFA)

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Martijn te Pas

Program Coord & Programmer, IDFA
Since 2000 I work for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (see www.idfa.nl). My function is program coordinator in which I am responsible for overseeing all research activities, processing and viewing film festival entries, selecting music films, short films and... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions II: Dan Fisher (Entertainment One)

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Dan Fisher

Director, Worldwide Acquisitions, Entertainment One


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions II: Dan Guando (Weinstein Co)

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Dan Guando

EVP, Acquisitions, Production & Dev, The Weinstein Company


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions II: John Von Thaden (Magnolia Pictures)

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John Von Thaden

VP of Acquisitions, Magnolia Pictures
John Von Thaden is the Vice President of Acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing. He joined the company in 2011, and recently has participated in the negotiation of films such as Force Majeure, Frank, The Double, and upcoming releases Results, Iris, The Wolfpack, and... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Sales and Acquisitions II: Tom Davia (Cinemaven Media)

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Tom Davia

Managing Partner/Acquisitions & Dev, CineMaven Media
Tom Davia is the Director of Festivals & Alternative Theatrical Distribution for Shoreline Entertainment, the L.A.-based international sales, production and management company whose eclectic lineup consistently spans all genres from every corner of the globe. An expert on world film... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution II: David Reilly (BAMcinematek)

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David Reilly

Film Programmer, BAMcinematek
David Reilly has been a programmer for BAMcinématek since 2011, where he has curated numerous repertory series and serves on the selection committee for BAMcinemaFest, BAM’s annual showcase for emerging voices in American independent cinema. In 2014 he was named one of the “100... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution II: Francois Morisset (Salaud Morisset)

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François Morisset

Managing Dir, Salaud Morisset
After a master degree in telecommunication, I have been working for 3 years in corporate finance, before joining the film industry as a legal and financial advisor for production, distribution and world-sales companies in Paris and Berlin. I am currently sharing my time between the... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution II: Keith Leopard (Uncork'd Entertainment)

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Keith Leopard

Pres, Uncork'd Entertainment
Uncork'd Entertainment is led by an industry veteran with over 23 years of experience in purchasing, acquisitions, merchandising, marketing and analysis of major studio and independent suppliers to the home entertainment market.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution II: Nick Ogiony (CAA)

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Nick Ogiony

Agent, CAA
After growing up in Chicago and completing undergrad at Boston University, Nick headed west to intern for HBO in sunny California. Shortly after, Nick began working at the William Morris Agency, where he remained through the merger until moving to CAA in 2009. In 2013, he made agent... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentors - Distribution II: Sara Giustini (Untitled Films)

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Sara Giustini

Producer Community Outreach & Audience Engagement, Untitled Films
As a filmmaker, Sara Giustini has an affinity for both fact and fiction so she divides her time between documentary and narrative production. Sara is currently the project manager for the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam, where she oversees the theatrical release and... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Agents and Managers: Heather Collier (Collier Talent Agency)

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Heather Collier

Owner, Collier Talent Agency
Heather Collier owns Collier Talent Agency in Austin, TX. She represents actors and actresses for film, television, theater, commercials & voice over. She worked as an agent in Chicago, NYC, and LA before moving to Austin and opening her own agency. Collier Talent just celebrated... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

3:30pm

Mentors - Agents and Managers: Kate Townsend (BBC)

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Kate Townsend

Commissioning Editor/Storyville, BBC.com


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Agents and Managers: Katie Krentz (Cartoon Network)

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Katie Krentz

Development Executive, Cartoon Network
Katie Krentz is director of comedy animation for Cartoon Network. In this role, Krentz is responsible for developing and producing animated comedies for Cartoon Network. Her most recent projects include Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, and the upcoming We Bare Bears and Cartoon... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Agents and Managers: Kevin Rowe (Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment)

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Kevin Rowe

Mgr/Producer, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
Kevin Rowe recently joined Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment as a Literary Manager & Producer, from Principato-Young Entertainment, where he trained there for three years and worked closely with the company’s top writers and directors, developing material for film and television... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

3:30pm

3:30pm

Mentors - Agents and Managers: Steven Beer (Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.)

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Steven Beer

Ent Atty, Franklin Weinrib Rudell & Vassallo
Steven Beer represents industry-leading film and television production, film finance and film distribution companies and has acted as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors, producers, and multi-platinum musical artists. He is a champion of independent film, serving... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center