Eli Roth to Speak at Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference

Eli Roth Headshot - P 2011
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Eli Roth Headshot - P 2011

The director will address cost effective methods for filmmaking at the 13th annual event.

Independent filmmaker Eli Roth will keynote the 13th annual Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Production Conference on April 20 in Los Angeles, which is entitled, “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget.” 

Roth is a writer, producer and director. Movies he directed include Cabin Fever and Hostel. He also was producer of The Last Exorcism. They were all made on budgets under $4 million.

There will be a panel discussion on “on how the availability of commercial distribution opportunities for films at any budget level is changing as the industry embraces an explosion of new and unconventional resources for financing, producing and distributing independent films,” according to an announcement Wednesday by IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt and Pierre David, Chairman-CEO of Imagination Worldwide and Chairman of the IFTA Producers Committee, who will moderate the panel.

“More and more, we’re seeing smaller budget films gaining increased opportunities and credibility exemplified by the fact that they are becoming more commercially attractive to mainstream sales outlets, financers and distributors,” Prewitt said. 

Among the panelist will be Michael Arrieta, CEO of Big Air Studios and former EVP of Sony Pictures; Adam Chapnick, Principal / Business Development, IndieGoGo.com; Rich Goldberg, President of Arc Entertainment; David Rimawi, Partner/Sales & Distribution, The Asylum;  Hal Sadoff, Film Packaging & Finance Expert & Consultant and Executive Producer, Hotel Rwanda; Travis Stevens, Founder, Snowfort Pictures (A Horrible Way To Die, The Thompsons); and Rob Weston, Managing Director, Straightwire Films Limited.

Click here for information.Tickets for the event at the Four Seasons Hotel  start at $60 each.