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Saturday, June 11th, 2016 - Lectures

11AM-12:45PM

Script Sessions

Scene readings from some of the award-winning scripts from this year's Horror Hotel, with discussions to follow.



1PM-1:45PM


Lecture:
Legal Aspects of Filmmaking

with Mary Ellen Tomazic, ESQ. Learn about the latest on the following: Business Organizations – LLC pros and cons; Copyright and Trademark Issues – Licenses and logos; The status of documentaries under the copyright laws; Waivers and releases – how much protection do they give filmmakers?; Case law update – state, federal and US Supreme Court cases concerning filmmakers’ issues.

2PM-2:45pm

Panel Discussion:
Acting

Panelists: Debbie Rochon, Saba and Vernard Adams

3PM-3:45PM

Lecture:
Technical Aspects of Acting

with Ray Szuch. Ray Szuch is a three time Emmy-winning Producer and two time Telly-winning Executive Producer. He has worked as a Casting Director and Acting Coach since the 80s, and in this lecture, he will talk about all of the technical aspects in acting - from honing your skills to mastering auditions, and everything in between.

4PM-4:45PM

Lecture:
Casting

with Tina Hobbs, owner of HobbsStyle Casting & Production which houses all of her production services. Since 2011, her company has cast and produced numerous projects including feature films, short films, television shows, music videos and theater productions. Specializing in independent film, Tina hosts the bi-annual “Schmooze” which is a widely attended networking event designed to connect industry professionals.

5PM-5:45PM

Lecture:
Crowdfunding

with Saba. First time crowdfunding your project? Or you've been doing it but it hasn't been successful? Let us help you learn the major steps of crowdfunding. From Kickstarter to Indiegogo, we have some info to make your next crowdfunding experience stand out.

6PM-6:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Editing

Panelists: Johnny Wu, Peter John Ross

7PM-7:45PM

Lecture: How to pick the right 3-Axis Brushless Gimbals

As many filmmakers venture into long steady shots, understanding the technology applies to getting the right gear. The new stabilizer systems are currently called the 3-Axis brushless gimbals. Learn from Jason Wang and Johnny Wu of MDI on how to pick the right gimbals for your DSLR production.

08:00:00 PM

SCREAM
QUEEN COMPETITION

 

 

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 - Lectures



12PM-12:45PM


Lecture:

Marketing and Publicity

Bring your marketing/publicity questions, for answers from Johnny Wu. Wu has successfully marketed all his short and feature films, winning awards, guaranteed, to be screened at festivals/conventions and getting positive reviews from critics. Not only with independent films, Wu has also organized back in Los Angeles events where talents such as Eve, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon, Stevel Seagal and many attended. You will understand how to work with media, how to promote, and how to get your film out to the world.

1PM-1:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Directing

Panelists: Gary Jones, Jim Higgins and Ryan LaPlante

2PM-2:45PM

Discussion:
Stunts for Film

with Keith Collins. Keith is a stunt coordinator and director specializing in action films.

3PM-3:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Screenwriting

Panelists: Geoffrey Calhoun, Ryan LaPlante, Saba and William Alexander

4PM-4:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Cinematography

Panelists: Bill Johns, Robert Banks and William Alexander.

5:15PM

Award Ceremony

In Screening Room A


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