Upcoming Events with Independent Filmmaking Experts
Before I begin my coverage of NAB, which begins today in Las Vegas and runs through April 15th, I thought I’d share info about upcoming events featuring a few of my favorite Independent Filmmaking Experts. These gentlemen are offering a variety of programs during the next few weeks, which I’m sure will be of interest to indie filmmakers.
Corky Kessler – The well known Entertainment Attorney and Section 181 authority is bringing the group voted the Top Panel at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to New York. The Sundance Film Finance Seminar will be held on April 17th from 3-8pm and features Corky, along with Business Plan Writing Consultant, Louise Levison, Award-Winning Producer John Corser, Film Distribution and Production Expert, Gary Rubin and Federal Tax Specialist, Todd Hein. The event is being offered as a part of New York City’s Indie Film Finance and Production Conference. In addition to participating on the panel, Corky will also be leading a seminar on the 18th. More information is available at: http://bit.ly/9BulqD.
The following week, on April 23rd, Kessler is going to be on a panel at the Brit Week Film and TV Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. He’ll be at the Financing and Dealmaking Session from 4:15-5:00pm. The Summit has some very impressive speakers including: Academy Award winning actress, Helen Mirren, DGA President, Taylor Hackford, Producer Dick Wolfe and Criminal Minds Executive Producer, Simon Mirren. More information is available at: http://www.britweek.org/2010/LA_film_summit.html.
Finally, the day after this panel, Corky will be conducting 2 Section 181 Seminars for Filmmakers on Saturday, April 24th. Both of these will be held in Los Angeles and include a Q & A Session. Date/Time: Seminar (1) 10:00am – 12:00pm and Seminar (2) 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Location: 15233 Ventura Blvd, 8th Floor, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Please email Corky if you’re interested in more information or to register for either seminar at email@example.com.
Marc Rosenbush – For the first time in nearly two years, Marc is doing a live seminar in Los Angeles. Carole Dean, who administers the Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grants, is organizing and hosting the event on May 1st at Raleigh Studios. The seminar will introduce participants to a new paradigm Marc has devleoped for getting films made and seen and for setting up a system to profit from them. Topics include: reinventing yourself as a 21st century filmmaker, making your money back before your film is made and how to build a lifelong relationship with your audience. Visit the website, watch the video and see if this first-ever event is for you:
Another program that Marc launched last fall has been touring various locations and will be arriving soon in two new cities. Called the Mastermind Weekend, this is a 16 hour intensive course that teaches filmmakers everything they need to know in order to release a film online within 60 days. Space is limited to 5-10 filmmakers in each city. Two weekends coming up are: Vancouver BC on April 24th and 25th and Chicago on May 15th and 16th. To reserve a spot go to: http://www.internetmarketingforfilmmakers.com/mastermind
If you’d like more information about Marc and his programs, click on the Internet Marketing for Filmmakers link in the Filmmakers Notebook Blogroll section and you can sign up to receive a free video mini-seminar.
Peter D. Marshall – For those of you interested in developing a directing career, Peter has scheduled a filmmaking workshop, “The Art and Craft of the Director: How to Become a Successful, Working Film Director” in Vancouver, Canada on May 14th, 15th and 16th. As with a lot of these seminars, attendance is being limited. The conference will focus on understanding the story, determining the intent of a scene and identifying the characters objectives. If you’re interested in receiving more information or in registering for the workshop, please go to: http://actioncutprint.com/aotdws2.