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HollyShorts Indie Film Summit

Festival Co-located
 Event to Feature Marquee Film Panels, Seminars, Presentations and Networking
 Opportunities with the Top Executives in Hollywood


Panels Will Be
 Live-Streamed Courtesy of Dyal Productions with Showbiz Store and Cafe Hosting
 Multiple Sessions


On the heels of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival which takes
 place August 11-18 in Hollywood, the festival's organizers are unleashing the
 inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Summit, a week-long conference that will
 feature marquee panels, seminars, presentations and events for filmmakers and
 executives. The HSFF Indie Film Summit will take place in various locations
 throughout Los Angeles. The core of the sessions will take place at the
 Mondrian Hotel and the Showbiz Store and Cafe will also host multiple panels.
 Participating companies include executives from Lionsgate, Relativity,
 Shorts International, Freestyle, FilmLA, DigitalLA, Freestyle, Gersh, IM
 Global, Route 1 Films, Movieola, International Cinematographer's Guild ICG,
 Institute For International Film Financing (IIFF), Eventful, Film
 Closings, and more! Topics range from Short Film Distribution, Theatrical
 Distribution, Filming in LA, Film Financing, new technologies to fund
 productions, and social media marketing to name a few.  

 


Below please find the preliminary schedule. Sessions will be
 live-streamed on hollyshorts.com courtesy of Dyal Productions! Tickets
 available at HollyShorts Schedule.

 


HollyShorts Indie Film Summit 2011 (August 12-18)

 


Friday August 12th

 


12:00pm Mondrian


Digital LA - Indie Film Social Media Marketing @ HollyShorts


- How to increase your Twitter followers and Facebook likes


- How often to tweet? About what? When is the best time?


- Help from friends: getting your cast and partners to help
 promote


- Engaging: how to engage from development to film festival
 circuit and release


...- Reaching out to niche communities for support


- Example from our speakers on how they use social media to market
 indie films


Speakers (more to be added)


- Aaron Grasso, Producer of Closure, a crowd-sourced film from
 development to production, as part of the 30 Day Film Challenge http://www.30dayfeaturefilmchallenge.com/
 @30dayfilm


- Jennie Kong, Miller PR, VP. Has helped Cracked, Machinima, Sony
 on social media marketing campaigns


- Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful, which has used grass roots
 social media marketing so users can "demand-it" for indie films like
 Paranormal Activity @eventful


Sunset.


Tickets: Digital LA Panel         
 

 


2:30pm Mondrian


Film LA / Film Works-How To Film/Shoot in Los Angeles, The A-Z of
 Film Locations, Permits and Scheduling


Tickets: Film LA Panel        
 

 


Saturday August 13th

 


12:00noon Mondrian


Institute For International Film Financing (IIFF) Panel


The panel will give indie filmmakers a general understanding of
 the key elements of getting a film financed.  What makes a successful
 "package" and its elements, how to talk to investors, structuring
 your deal, selling your film to financiers and sticking out from the rest of
 the pack.


Speakers:


Film
 Consultant Tanya Kersey; Jeff Kalligheri, CEO Waterstone Entertainment; Thomas
 A. Trenker, Chairman, IIFF; Jeff Steele CEO, Film Closings;  Roger Lay,
 Jr, President, Urban Archipelago Films, Inc; Babacar Diene, Director,
 Acquisitions IM Global & Apsara Distribution.

 


Tickets: Film Finance Panel         
 

 


2:30pm Mondrian


Agents, Managers, Producers 101  


Reid Carolin, Ken Kokin, Mark Stolaroff, Megan Hughes.


Tickets: Producer/Agent Panel         
 

 

 

 


5pm Mondrian


Breaking into the Industry/ Screenwriters


Sean Hood, L. Philippe Casseus, Peter Russell. 

 


Sunday August 14th

 


12noon Mondrian


State of Theatrical Distribution


Speakers:


Mike Polydoros (Lionsgate), John Sinay (Relativity), Mike Simon
 (Freestyle),


Linda Olszewski (Shorts International)


Tickets: Distribution Panel

 


2:30pm
 Mondrian         


WebTV Workshop Digital Media and Web Series 


Speakers:


Damian Pelliccione; Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Ramy Rahimi


Tickets: WebTV Workshop  

 


5:00pm Mondrian


Breakout Directors 2012

 


Monday August 15th

 

 


Throughout HollyShorts, Showbiz Speaker Sessions
 will be packed with expert panels on topics essential to budding and veteran
 filmmakers alike: production insurance, budgeting & scheduling, raising
 film financing, and setting up an LLC for a project. Sponsored by Showbiz Software and Media
 Services, the panels will feature industry leaders in their respective
 fields, delivering no-nonsense tools to help filmmakers get their next project
 financed and made. All panels are included with Day Passes and All Access
 Passes.

 


12-2pm-Mondrian


Showbiz Speaker Session: The ABC's of Production Insurance


Winnie Wong of Momentous Insurance


Tickets: Production Insurance Panel          
 

 

 


Tuesday August 16th

 


12-2pm Mondrian


Showbiz Speaker Session: How to sell your movie without the middle
 man


Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff


Tickets: Jason Brubaker Panel

 


2:30pm Mondrian


Making Your Next Production More Collaborative With Online Tools


Have you wondered about production in the "cloud"?
 Are you interested in using new technologies to manage your next
 production?  Join us for a discussion of how online production management
 systems can enhance workflow and ease the daily burdens of cast and crew
 alike.  We will demonstrate LightSPEED, a new online production management
 system.  You are encouraged to bring your own laptop, join the network,
 and use LightSPEED in real time with the other participants!

 


Jim Fitzgerald, founder of Lightspeed eps, will host the event.

 


August 16 on location at Showbiz Store and
 Cafe


Doors open 6pm


7-9pm


Showbiz Speaker Session: Producer's Toolbox - Prep Your Project
 for Financing


presented by Showbiz Software and Media Services

 


Wed. August 17th


12noon ICG building


International Cinematographer's Guild HollyShorts Panel


The benefits or otherwise of digital versus film. The importance
 of the ECA in promoting cinematography. Does the new technology make it easier
 to produce high quality short films or do they encourage more lax standards in
 production for the sake of realizing a low budget;  different new
 high-speed formats that are becoming more prominent, and file-based RED, ALEXA
 etc. workflows. 

 


Speakers:


Moderated by Jim Chressanthis


John Snedden (Brite Eyes)


Brian Udoff (Les Mouches)


Matthew Irving (Waiting...) 

 


Tickets: Cinematographers Panel

 


2:30pm Mondrian


MOVIOLA PANEL - Pre production is the new post -- Everything you
 need to know before you even pick up the camera on your indie film.

 


Pre production is the new post -- Everything you need to know
 before
 you even pick up the camera on your indie film.
 With the advent of DSLR technology, pre-production has become the new
 post-production. You absolutely must-have your deliverables known almost before
 you pick up a pen.  In this exclusive seminar, Johnathon Amayo, Vice
 President of Production at Moviola, will give you the insider's look at at how
 to save time, money and your creative juices by answering a few simple
 questions in the beginning of your project, whether it be film, web or TV. If
 you are a writer, filmmaker, director or producer, make this the one seminar
 you attend this year -- you will be glad you did. **ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE A
 FREE FCPX CLASS AT MOVIOLA.
 www.moviola.com
 

Johnathon Amayo
 Johnathon Amayo has worked in television production and music videos
 for more than a decade. He got his official start directing, shooting and
 editing documentaries in the U.S. Air Force's 2nd Combat Camera Sq. where he
 spent time in combat operational zones documenting real-world events.
 


Tickets: Moviola Panel

 

 


Thursday August 18th

 


12-2pm Mondrian


Showbiz Speaker Session: LLCs for Filmmakers: Why You Need Them


MyLLC.com

 


2:30pm Mondrian


Short Film Distribution & Festival Strategy Panel


Roberta Munroe  is back for the third year in a row
 moderating her kick ass Short Film Distribution & Festival Strategy Panel!


Join us on Thursday, August 18th 2:30pm for a refreshingly candid
 and straight forward conversation about what to do next.


Speakers:


Roberta Munroe, Effie Brown

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