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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 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

- 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

- 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


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.


 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


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

Linda Olszewski (Shorts International)

Tickets: Distribution Panel



WebTV Workshop Digital Media and Web Series 


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



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

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

Doors open 6pm


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. 



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
 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

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


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.


Roberta Munroe, Effie Brown

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