Don’t Ask For Permission – How to Make a Successful Independent Film
Slamdance’s first 99K Feature Project is open to all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters that want insight into the world of independent filmmaking from over 40 practicing filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, writer/directors and industry professionals. The 99K Feature Project will take place Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd at the Village (1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038).
99K Feature Project participants will spend two days with Slamdance in ten panels learning how independent films are made outside the studio system. Panels will cover everything involved in a low budget production, from concept to financing and alternative distribution.
“Don’t ask for permission. Get down to earth and learn how to make a successful independent film from our experts in the low-no budget realm of independent filmmaking” states Slamdance President and Co-Founder Peter Baxter.
Panelists include authorities on independent filmmaking: Nicole Arbusto (Casting Director), Pete Ballard (Lab 601), Peter Baxter (Slamdance, Cofounder/President), Richard Bever (Andrew Lauren Productions, VP of Development & Production), Jim Corbett (Mix Magic), Jeremy Coon (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite, The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang), Ben Cote (DivX), Mickey Cottrell (Inclusive PR), Eric D'Arbellof (Roadside Attractions), Sarah Diamond (Slamdance, Director of Programming), Kevin Di Novis (Writer/Director, Surrender Dorothy, Death & Texas), Samuel Engelbart (Executive Vice President, 7ate9 Entertainment & Artfire Films), Paul Federbush (Warner Independent, Sr. VP Production & Acquisitions), Christian Gaines (AFI, Director of Programming), Micah Green (CAA), Stephen Gutwillig (Outfest, Executive Director), Jenny Hinkey (Line Producer, Neo Ned, Death & Texas), Stephen Israel (Producer, Swimming with Sharks, Death & Texas, Boy Culture), Meredith Kadlec (Here!TV, Regent Entertainment), Hal "Corky" Kessler (Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd.), Julian Krainin (Producer, Quiz Show, Something the Lord Made, 3-time Peabody award winner), John Manulis (Visionbox Media Group), Dan Mirvish (Slamdance Cofounder, Director, Open House), Joe Neulight (Co-Founder & President, Withoutabox ), Linda Phillips Palo (Casting Director, The Rainmaker, The Virgin Suicides, Death & Texas), Howard A. Rodman (Professor and Chair Division of Writing, USC School of Cinema-Television), John Stoddard (Slamdance, Screenplay Competition Director), Heidi Van Lier (Writer/Director, Chi Girl, Monday), Wash Westmoreland (Director, Quinceanera, The Fluffer), Steven J. Wolfe (Producer, Twin Falls Idaho, Beautiful Loser)
In addition to the ten panels, the 99K Feature Project will host nightly receptions and screenings of Slamdance 2006 Feature Films:
April 22nd (7-9pm) "THE OTHER SIDE" Directed & Written by Gregg Bishop
April 23rd (7-9pm) "NEO NED" Directed by Van Fischer, Written by Tim Boughn
Contest info: Slamdance Film Festival Screenplay Competition
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