Gore to keynote indie confab
EmptyCurrent TV co-founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will give the keynote speech at the symposium "A Day of Dialogue: The Future of Non-Fiction Film."
The event will be held Nov. 6 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York.
The event, organized by the cable/satellite TV network and Web site CurrentTV with Fader magazine film production arm Fader Films, features discussions with emerging and veteran filmmakers interested in socially relevant nonfiction topics.
The participants include a who's who of bigwigs from the indie film world. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady ("Jesus Camp"), Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter"), Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"), Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") and Marc Levin ("Mr. Untouchable") will be on hand with Cinetic Media's John Sloss, Magnolia Pictures' Eammon Bowles and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment's Bingham Ray.
The forum will begin with the helming talk "Inside the Directors Studio," followed by filmmakers breaking into small groups to meet with sales agents, film fest programrs and distribution execs. Participants will be able to pitch their ideas to a Current TV creative exec at the end of the day.