Filmmaker Forum participants named

Jay and Mark Duplass, Davis Guggenheim among directors

Directors Arthur Dong, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Chris Eska, Clark Gregg, Davis Guggenheim and Freida Lee Mock are among the participants in Film Independent's fourth annual Filmmaker Forum, which will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.

Producer Ted Hope will deliver this year's keynote address at the three-day event, which focusses on the latest developments in independent filmmaking.

The forum will kick off on Sept. 26 with a screening of Rian Anderson's "The Brothers Bloom," followed by a Q&A with producer Ram Bergman and other members of the creative team and a reception in the DGA atrium.

On Sept. 27 and 28, panel discussions will be held on such topics as "Finding the Financial Sweet Spot"; "What's Up Doc?"; "The Micro Budget Film as a Calling Card; New Tools for Audience Building; The Cost of Cutting Corners: Production Dos and Don'ts"; "Keeping Your Documentary on Track"; "Is the Sky Really Falling for Independent Film?"; "Filmmakers Off-the-Record: Selling Your Movie"; "Filmmakers Off-the-Record: Rethinking Distribution"; "Your Audience Awaits"; "The International Marketplace for American Indies"; "See Your Distribution Future: A Presentation and Interactive Workshop"; and "The Festival Circuit 2008: A Year in Review and Looking Ahead."

The lineup of panelists includes:

Terra Abroms, post-production supervisor, "Elegy"

Sasha Alpert, Bunim/Murray Productions

Robert Bahar, producer, "Made in LA"

Amy Beecroft, GreeneStreet Films International

Ram Bergman, producer, "The Brothers Bloom"

Josh Braun, Submarine Entertainment

Peter Broderick, Paradigm Consulting

Effie T. Brown, producer, "Rocket Science"

Keith Calder, producer, "The Wackness"

Almudena Carracedo, producer/director, "Made in LA"

Howard Cohen, Roadside Attractions

Audrey Delaney, Media 8 Entertainment

Arthur Dong, producer/director, "Hollywood Chinese"

Jay Duplass, producer/director, "Baghead"

Mark Duplass, producer/director, "Baghead"

Chris Eska, writer/director, "August Evening"

Sacha Gervasi, director, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"

Jackie Glover, HBO Documentary Films

Clark Gregg, director, "Choke"

Davis Guggenheim, producer/director, "An Inconvenient Truth"

Paul Hall, producer, "Pride"

Lynette Howell, Silverwood Films

Dawn Hudson, Executive Director, Film Independent

Azazel Jacobs, director, "Momma's Man"

Alex Johnson, digital strategist

Micki Krimmel, web consultant, Mickipedia

Michael Lawson, mPRm

Helen Lee Kim, Mandate Pictures

Freida Lee Mock, producer/director, "Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner"

John Lightfoot, California Council for the Humanities

Julie Lynn, producer, "Passengers"

David Magdael, David Magdael & Associates

Cara Mertes, Sundance Institute

Randall Miller, producer/director, "Bottle Shock"

Joe Neurauter, Occupant Films

Sean McKittrick, Darko Entertainment

Alex Orlovsky, producer, "Momma's Man"

Brian Petersen, producer/director, "Coyote"

Richard Raddon, Los Angeles Film Festival

Michael Roiff, producer, "American Son"

Rena Ronson, WMA Independent

Richard Saiz, ITVS

Midge Sanford, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions

Jody Savin, writer/producer, "Bottle Shock"

Eddie Schmidt, Executive Director, IDA

Courtney Sexton, Participant Productions

John Sloss, Cinetic Media

Lance Weiler, filmmaker/founder, The Workbook Project

Jason Weiss, producer, "Humboldt County"

Mirjam Wertheim, Orange Entertainment

Brooke Wentz, music supervisor, The Rights Workshop

Richard Wong, director/producer, "Colma: The Musical "

Susan Wrubel, The Salt Co.

Ron Yerxa, Bona Fide Productions

Marina Zenovich, producer/director, "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"
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