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Independent Filmmaker Day Live Via ZOOM - Jason Alexander & Tony Shalhoub

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Rubenstein Business Law presents Independent Filmmaker Day, which is being held Live via Zoom on June 24 & 25, 2020 during the same time as the Virtual Cannes Film Festival. Independent Filmmaker Day is a private day-long event held alongside premier film festivals ~ such as Cannes, Sundance, and TIFF ~ that fosters the development, production and promotion of projects in film, media and beyond.  

We help independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry, and champion collaborative and impactful storytelling at all stages.  At each event, you will hear from acclaimed industry experts concerning screenwriting, producing, funding, marketing, music, post-production, and distribution.

We also feature a rapid-fire Pitch Competition, and an After-Party to add new professionals to your network.  

 

Use discount code ISA10 on Eventbrite to receive 10% off the price of your ticket. 

Sign up here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-filmmaker-day-cannes-via-zoom-jason-alexander-tony-shalhoub-tickets-106047226108

 

 


Acclaimed Panelists will Include:

Jason Alexander -  One of the stars of the hit TV Show, Seinfeld. Nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. 

Tony Shalhoub - One of the stars of the hit TV Show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just earned him a Prime Time Emmy Award.  In total, he has won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Rudy Langlais - Acclaimed Hollywood Producer of Oscar Nominee, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington, and Sugar Hill, starring Wesley Snipes.

Ronnie Yeskel - Acclaimed Casting Director with over 100 Credits including Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs.

Bill Straus - Executive Producer of the Box Office Smash Film, Straight Outta Compton.

Hosted Live via zoom.  You will receive a link once you register.

Use discount code ISA10 on Eventbrite to receive 10% off the price of your ticket. 


All panels are moderated by Corky Kessler, voted “Best Entertainment Lawyer in the United States.” Produced by Eric Vollweiler.

Schedule of Events: June 24, 2020

12:00 pm CST - Event Begins

12:15 pm CST - Introduction by David Rubenstein and Corky Kessler

  • David Rubenstein -  A Business and Entertainment Lawyer who has been voted a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" for 7 years in a row, an award given to less than 5% of all attorneys.  David counsels film clients on all aspects of their productions to help them achieve their goals.  Most recently, David was a Producer's Consultant on the acclaimed film, Human Capital, starring Marisa Tomei and Liev Schreiber, which premiered on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • Corky Kessler - Mr. Kessler has extensive entertainment law, corporate and entertainment industry experience. He regularly speaks on the business and legal aspects of feature film development and tax incentives in connection with the entertainment industry. Corky is actively involved in film fund transactions and counseling, and film funding source development in North America, and is expanding his practice internationally.
12:30 pm CST - Panel #1 - Distribution (How to Sell your film worldwide including to Amazon/Netflix)
  • Tamara Bell - As Vice President of Koan, Tamara Bell oversees the acquisition and development of feature films, documentaries, series, and animation in genres ranging from sci-fi and action to romantic comedy and faith-based for an ever-growing worldwide audience.
  • Strathford Hamilton - an Emmy and DGA nominated director of prestige films and television shows.  Mr. Hamilton is a principal in the production and distribution company TriCoast Worldwide, which distributes feature films and television shows internationally.
  • Michael Slifkin - Founding partner of the Archstone Entertainment, including Archstone Distribution (worldwide sales and distribution company with nearly 100 titles), Tombstone Distribution (genre specific distribution/sales), Archstone North America and theatrical distributor), Archstone (content production company) and The Stone Group (entertainment financing company).
1:20 pm CST - Break

1:35 pm CST - Panel #2 - Women in Film (Discussing Current Issues Affecting Women in Film)
  • Carol Anne Shine - Award-winning producer who has produced over 50 titles for film and television. Highlights from her long list of credits include “Blackbird” starring Academy Award® winner Mo’Nique, and I Am Legend starring Academy Award® nominee, Will Smith.
  • Nancy Puetz - Vice President of Women in Film & Television, International (WIFTI) and President of Tennessee Women in Film & Media (TWIFM). She is also the Founder/Executive Director of Franklin International Indie Film Festival (FIIFF). 
  • Tina Treadwell -  President of Treadwell Entertainment Group. She oversaw series casting for Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and The Famous Jett Jackson with director Shawn Levy (through which she helped launch the careers of Shia LaBeouf, Hillary Duff and Lee Thompson Young). 

2:25 pm CST - Break

2:40 pm CST - Panel #3 - Screenplay and Beyond (How to Get Your Film on the Big Screen)
  • Ronnie Yeskel - Acclaimed Casting Director with over 100 Credits including Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs.
  • Todd Hein, CPA - Senior Tax Manager at Stockman Kast Ryan +Company LLP.  He speaks frequently to film industry groups, specifically regarding the application of Internal Revenue Code Section 181 and 168.  
  • Dave Conlon - CFO and founding partner of EggPlant Collective and it's group of companies. EggPlant was formed in 2001 and has two media facilities in downtown Toronto capable of handling all aspects of post production, from dailies to final deliveries. 
  • Jacob Krueger - The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio at Writeyourscreenplay.com, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time. Jacob is a WGA Paul Selvin Award Winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director.

3:30 pm CST - Break

3:45 pm CST - Panel #4 - Hollywood Producing (How to Produce Your Film)
  • Rudy Langlais - Acclaimed Hollywood Producer of Oscar Nominee, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington, and Sugar Hill, starring Wesley Snipes.
  • Bill Straus - Executive Producer of the Box Office Smash Film, Straight Outta Compton, and Co-Producer of The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy.
4:35 pm CST - Break

4:50 pm CST - Panel #5 - TV and Film (An Actor's Perspective on TV and Film)
  • Jason Alexander -  One of the stars of the hit TV Show, Seinfeld. Nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. 
  • Tony Shalhoub - One of the stars of the hit TV Show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just earned him a Prime Time Emmy Award.  In total, he has won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
6:00 pm CST - End


June 25, 2020 from 8 am CST to 12 noon CST:

Rapid Fire Pitch Competition - Limited to only 30 presenters. 

Your chance to pitch your idea to a panel of industry professionals – they are the people who matter. They are the ones who decide which films get made and which films get shown in cinema and on TV.

You have 5 minutes to convince the panel to read your script or fund your film.  Limited Availability of only 30 Pitches.  Winner receives over $20,000 in In-Kind Services for 2020-2021 to help make their film.


Judges:

Corky Kessler - Mr. Kessler has extensive entertainment law, corporate and entertainment industry experience. He regularly speaks on the business and legal aspects of feature film development and tax incentives in connection with the entertainment industry. Corky is actively involved in film fund transactions and counseling, and film funding source development in North America, and is expanding his practice internationally.

Tina Treadwell -  President of Treadwell Entertainment Group. She oversaw series casting for Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and The Famous Jett Jackson with director Shawn Levy (through which she helped launch the careers of Shia LaBeouf, Hillary Duff and Lee Thompson Young). 

Marc Gold - An in-demand entertainment executive and producer of Fresh Cats Productions and currently oversees development, marketing, and finance for high quality independent films ranging from 500k to 15 million dollars.

Jacob Krueger - The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio at Writeyourscreenplay.com, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time. Jacob is a WGA Paul Selvin Award Winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director.



Rubenstein Business Law is an Entertainment and Business Law Firm. By offering a global perspective to handle all the problems your film or business would face, Rubenstein Business Law sets itself apart from the competition to add value to your film or business.


Disclaimer: Independent Filmmaker Day and Rubenstein Business Law have no official affiliation with the Festival de Cannes

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