PAST 2017 Workshops & Panels

Note: All panels include Question and Answer sessions after a brief discussion.

Filmmaking: From Script to Screen (WIFT Panel)

Moderator: Austin Janowsky & Panel: Nancy McBride, Art Smith, Rebecca Hodges, Lindsey Fuller

This panel is presented by members of Women in Film & Television. Join in on a lively discussion that covers all of the different areas of filmmaking from the people who work in the industry. From Development, Pre-production, Production and Post, you will gain valuable insight from those who have been making a successful living working in the film industry.

The Art of Distribution (Panel)

Moderator: Joshua Saval

This is one of the biggest challenges for an Indie Filmmaker, yet getting distribution for their feature film can determine their future as a filmmaker. In this panel we will discuss the planning and paths that a filmmaker can take towards obtaining distribution. Topics discussed will include: When to get distribution; Film Festivals & Distribution; Domestic and International Distribution; Types of Distribution Deals and more.

The Legal Business of Filmmaking (Panel)

Moderator: Joshua Saval

Indie Filmmakers will learn the basics and absolute legal essentials for making their film. Topics discussed will include: forming a production company; investment contracts; contracts with producers, cast, crew & writers; product placement agreements; licensing agreements of intellectual property and so much more.

The Art of Music in Film & Television (Panel)

​Featuring: Carl Borden and Gene Culv

How composers can make a name for themselves and gain exposure for their music in the independent film market.(Original scores, licensing, etc.

Acting on Camera (Workshop)

​Brought to you by Prodigy Talent Training

Seven Secrets Every Filmmaker Should Know (Panel)

The Challenges of Being a Woman in Film (Panel)

Moderator: Austin Janowsky & Panel: Diana Angelson, Ranelle Golden, Michelle Brown

A Q&A Panel comprised of women in the industry on both sides of the camera, including special guest, Diane Angelson, who wrote and directed Armenia, My Love which is on the short list to win an Oscar!

Improv & Acting Exercises for the Working Actor (Workshop)

Featuring: Carole Gordon

Screenwriting (Workshop)

Featuring: Ellen Schnur and Miriam Godspeed 

Live Reading of Winning Feature Screeplay

Live Read of Winning Short Screenplay

"Official Selections" with Filmmakers, Producers, & Writers

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