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The Beverly Hills Festivals seminars: Indie Film Financing...


The Beverly Hills Festivals runs April 13 to 17 and will offer a series of 5 industry seminars

SEMINAR: Independent Film Financing & Distribution
A business and legal seminar for filmmakers that covers the development, financing and distribution of independent feature films. The panel will discuss various aspects of how to optimize the financing, sales and distribution of independent films.

Panelists:
Relani Belous (Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, Ventura Entertainment), Thomas Mai (Managing Partner/Sales Agent, Katapult Film Sales, LLC), Mychal Wilson (Partner, MindFusion Entertainment), Nancy Stein (2003 & 2005 BHFF Filmmaker) and Paul Battista (Attorney, MindFusion Law Corporation). (Note: Panelists subject to change without notice.)

CLARITY THEATER COURTYARD (6:30PM-8:00PM)
SEMINAR: Writers Guild of America
Screenwriters Chat presented by the WGAw Independent Film Program.
Interference: Writing Around It or Through It - Screenwriting Inside and Outside the Studio System

Panelists:
Join screenwriters John August (Writer, BIG FISH; CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATEFACTORY), Jeff Stockwell (co-Writer, THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS; Writer, WILDER DAYS) and moderator, WGAw Board Member Elias Davis (Writer, with David Pollock, Mary Tyler Moore, MASH, Frasier and many other television series)

SEMINAR: THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
Presented by:
the American Society of Cinematographers

Cinematography derives from an ancient Greek word which translates to writing with light and motion. This seminar features some of the world's most artful cinematographers discussing the evolution of the grammar of visual story-telling on mega-budget films, independent movies and telefilms. They will discuss and answer questions about the past present and future of their artform.

Panelists:
Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, John Toll, ASC , Wally Pfister, ASC ,Roy Wagner, ASC, Phillipe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, Curtis Clark, ASC, Russ Alsobrook, ASC and James Chressanthis, ASC. They will be joined in this dialogue by Harry Miller, ACE, who will discuss and answer questions the relationship between editors and cinematographers. Alternatives TBA. Moderated by Bob Fisher.


CLARITY THEATER COURTYARD (2:00PM-3:30PM)
SEMINAR: ACTORS STUDIO presented by SAGIndie

Discussions on the freedom and restrictions of working within the Studio and Independent Filmmaking systems.

Panelists:
Panel members TBA. Moderated by SAGIndie Director Paul Bales.

CLARITY THEATER COURTYARD (5:00PM-7:00PM)
SEMINAR: THE RISE OF HYBRID CINEMATOGRAPHY

presented by:
the American Society of Cinematographers

Concurrent advances in film production and digital intermediate postproduction technologies is adding a new dimension to the art and craft of visual storytelling. Cinematographers are extending their art and craft deep into postproduction with a new collaborator, the digital colorist. Some of the industry's most talented cinematographers will participate in a discussion and answer questions about this relatively new collaborative relationship and what it means to the future of filmmaking.

Panelists:
Participants include Robert Richardson, ASC, Kees Van Oostrum, ASC, Nancy Schreiber, Allen Daviau, ASC and Daryn Okada, ASC. Digital colorists participating in the discussion include Stefan Sonnenberg, Jill Bagdonvich, Steve Scott and Mike Sowa. Alternatives TBA. Moderated by Bob Fisher.



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