Filmmaker Forum participants named
Jay and Mark Duplass, Davis Guggenheim among directorsDirectors 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"