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Saturday, March 14


Hacking Technology For Your Indie Film Release


Joseph Beyer

Director of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute
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James Franklin

Founder, Assemble.me
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Chris Horton

Dir of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute


Deliverables Today

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Adam Church

Dir of Feature Delivery & Servicing, Broad Green Pictures
Adam has over twenty years of experience in film delivery and technical services areas of the motion picture industry. His knowledge of domestic and international delivery requirements have allowed him to negotiate cost-effective, efficient delivery schedules and procedures for U.S... Read More →
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Scott Mandell

Exec Producer, Post Masters LLC
Scott Mandell began his 35+ year career in the film and storage warehouse of Orion Pictures, rising through the ranks to become Sr. Vice President of Post Production and World Wide Servicing. He has supervised many feature films through the post production process, working closely... Read More →
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Jason Tobias

Dir of Post Production, Broad Green Pictures
Jason Tobias is the Director of Post Production for Broad Green Pictures. He has previously worked as a Post Production Supervisor for Film and Television, having worked on such films as AFTERNOON DELIGHT, INEQUALITY FOR ALL, LEARNING TO DRIVE, and most recently on Jeremy Saulnier's... Read More →


A Guide to Live Action 360 VR Filmmaking

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Greg Aronowitz

Dir, Greg Aronowitz and Associates
Greg has worked closely with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, and franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, WWF, Power Rangers SPD, and Indiana Jones. Some of his recent film credits include Memoirs of... Read More →
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Lan Bui

Brother, The Bui Brothers
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Drew Gardner

Photographer, Gardner-Madras|Strategic Creative
Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Drew Gardner is a pioneer in his field winning numerous awards for his creativity. Known for his ability to deliver technically and logistically complex shoots, his expert use of light and his attention to detail have earned him... Read More →
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Chloe Mae Loop

Dancer, Latin Rhythms Dance Company
Chloe is a professional latin dancer based out of Chicago/LA. She was classically trained in ballet for 13 years, however throughout her dance career she has explored and disciplined in many other forms of dance, including all latin dance styles (including salsa, mambo, bachata, cha... Read More →

Sunday, March 15


The Future of Viewing: Presented by MPAA


Joaquin Castro

Member of Congress, United States House Of Representatives
Joaquin Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas. A second generation Mexican American, he was raised on the city’s Westside and is a proud product of the public school system. After finishing high school a year early, Joaquin left San Antonio to graduate with honors from Stanford... Read More →

Steve Mosko

President, Sony Pictures Television
As president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Steve Mosko oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) worldwide. An SPE executive for more than two decades, Mosko leads the largest independent television studio, a company that ranks as a leader in the... Read More →



Finding Big Power in the Small Moments

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Jeanie Finlay

Artist/Filmmaker, Success Takes Courage ltd
Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker who is obsessed with telling other people’s stories.
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Charlie Phillips

Head of Documentary, The Guardian
Charlie Phillips is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian. Guardian Documentaries is a new project to commission and acquire new documentaries from all around the world for the one of the world's most visited serious online video platforms, The Guardian's global website. The Guardian... Read More →


The Film Score Workshop

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Niper Boaventura

Audio Engineer/Artist/Producer, DaHouse Audio/DaFne Music
Miguel Boaventura Júnior, aka Niper Boaventura (born March 23, 1983 in Erechim, RS, Brazil), is a music producer, composer and audio engineer. Living in São Paulo since 2007 he has been producing and mixing music albuns, soundtracks and sound effects for TV commercials and movies... Read More →
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Lucas Mayer

Music Producer/Creative Dir, DaHouse Audio/DaFne Music
Lucas Mayer Music composer, publicist and guitarist from Porto Alegre, he has been living in São Paulo since 2003. Owner and creative director of DaHouse & DaFne Music in São Paulo. Last two years he was responsible for producing tracks for three feature films and four short fi... Read More →
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Pedro Serrano

Film Director, DaHouse Audio/DaFne Music
Pedro Soffer Serrano is a young film director, who's been working in advertising since 2009, having more than 150 TV Ad's with his signature. In 2012, his documentary "Luto em Luta" was released in Cinemark Theaters in São Paulo in wich he was Writer, Director and Producer. The film... Read More →


House of Cards from Page to Screen

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Beau Willimon

House of Cards showrunner, Westward Productions
Screenwriter, playwright, and producer Beau Willimon is the creator of Netflix’s original series “House of Cards” for which he serves as showrunner and executive producer. “House of Cards” made television history in its first season, earning nine Emmy nominations, including... Read More →

Monday, March 16


CANON SPOTLIGHT: The Cinematography of Comedy


Abe Epperson

Cinematographer and Director, Original Series, Cracked.com

J.M. Logan

Producer, Manson Family Vacation

Tim Smith

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

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 →


For Those About to Lock: The Editing Workshop

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Christopher Roldan

Editor, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Christopher Roldan has worked in post-production in Austin, New York and Hollywood for over fifteen years. Roldan was Assistant Editor on Richard Linklater's 2015 Golden Globe winner "Boyhood", Associate Editor on Terrence Malick's 2011 Palme d'Or winning film, "The Tree of Life... Read More →


Sound Designing Authenticity in Documentary

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Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Design, Lydrummet
Peter Albrechtsen is a sound designer and music supervisor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Danish Film School in 2001 and has since then worked on more than a 100 productions and done both feature films and documentaries, both domestically and internationally... Read More →
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David Alvarado

Director/Producer/Cinematographer, Structure Films
David is a New York based filmmaker interested in science, philosophy and future of civilization. Hailing originally from Dallas, Texas he completed his Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University in Documentary Film and Video Production before moving on to found Structure Films... Read More →

Coll Anderson

Sound Designer, casoundinc
Coll Anderson has been working with sound for 24 years. His work includes recording, editing, designing and mixing, and spans indie art house classics to award-winning documentaries and features. From Steve Buscemi’s acclaimed Trees Lounge or Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene... Read More →

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Designer, Skywalker Sound
Lora Hirschberg is a rerecording mixer at Skywalker Sound (a division of Lucas Digital Ltd.) in Marin County, California, where she does the final mix for feature films. Her numerous credits include Academy Award Best Sound Mixing INCEPTION, BAFTA Award Best Film Sound INCEPTION... Read More →

Pete Horner

Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer, Skywalker Sound
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Jason Sussberg

Filmmaker/Dir/Producer, Structure Films


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


What’s the Value of Your Digital Rights?

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Cristine Platt Dewey

Managing Dir, ro*co films International
Cristine Platt Dewey joined ro*co films international in 2005, helped launch the ro*co films educational division and the ro*co films productions division in 2009, and ro*co films digital in 2011. She is currently managing director of ro*co films international, focused on long-term... Read More →

Isaac Hager

Dir of Business Affairs, ITVS
Isaac has a B.A. in Public Policy from Brown University and J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. He is on Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales and is admitted to the New York State Bar. Before and during law school he worked in the Business... Read More →
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Linzee Troubh

Head of Sales, Cinetic Media
Linzee Troubh is the Head of Sales at Cinetic Media, the preeminent independent film sales company in North America. Prior to joining Cinetic in 2010, Linzee worked in operations at the Tribeca Film Center. At Cinetic, Linzee is responsible for securing distribution for approximately... Read More →


Something From Nothing - The No-Budget Way


Mike Akel

Co-Founder / Artistic Director, New Sky Pictures
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Megan Gilbride

Producer, The Bounceback
Megan is an Independent Spirit Award nominated producer of narrative and documentary films. Her credits include HABIBI, SUNSHINE, THE FICKLE, and Bryan Poyser’s LOVERS OF HATE, which premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by IFC... Read More →
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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.
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Bryan Poyser

Filmmaker, Barking Magpie Productions
Bryan Poyser’s third feature, LOVE & AIR SEX (formerly THE BOUNCEBACK) premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was released by Tribeca Films. His last film, LOVERS OF HATE premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, was a John Cassavetes Award... Read More →


Pro Bono Legal Services for Filmmakers


Erik Metzger

Attorney, Intel Corporation
Erik Metzger is an intellectual property attorney for Intel Corporation, a member of the board of California Lawyers for the Arts and board president of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. In addition, Erik runs Intel's arts and entertainment pro bono committee, in which Intel... Read More →
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Alma Robinson

Exec Dir, California Lawyers For The Arts
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Katie Wagner

Exec Dir, New York Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts