Lectures - The International Indie Gathering

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The Indie Gathering Film Festival

All lectures, panel discussions and seminars are included with a weekend or day pass!

Our interactive 2018 event app will soon be available for download.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 - Lectures


Script Sessions: Features

Hear scene readings from some of the winning scripts at this year's festival.


Panel Discussion: Screenwriting


Lecture: Producing

with Johnny Wu


Lecture: Marketing and Distribution

Bring your marketing and distribution questions for answers from Johnny Wu.  Wu has successfully marketed all his short and feature films, winning awards, guaranteed to be screened at festivals/conventions and getting positive reviews from critics. You will understand how to work with media, how to promote, and how to get your film out to the world. This lecture will also cover how distribution works and what is needed to successfully sell your film.


Panel Discussion: Acting


Lecture: Casting

with Tina Hobbs, owner of HobbsStyle Casting & Production which houses all of her production services. Since 2011, her company has cast and produced numerous projects including feature films, short films, television shows, music videos and theater productions. Specializing in independent film, Tina hosts the bi-annual "Schmooze" which is a widely attended networking event designed to connect industry professionals.


Panel Discussion: Directing


Lecture: Understanding IMDb

with Bruno Tatalovic


Lecture: All About Indie Film

With over 45 years experience in the film industry, Ray Szuch is a three time Emmy-winning Producer and three time Telly-winning Executive Producer. Creator of the nationally syndicated show "Horror Hotel". Founder of The Indie Gathering, Horror Hotel, and United Latino Film Festivals. He specializes in producing on micro budgets.


Panel Discussion: Music for Film

Sunday, August 12th, 2018 - Lectures


Script Sessions: Shorts

Hear scene readings and discussions from some of this year's short script winners.


Panel Discussion: Cinematography


Panel Discussion: Editing


Lecture: Legal Aspects of Filmmaking

With Mary Ellen Tomazic - Bring Your Questions!
Mary Ellen Tomazic is a Cleveland attorney specializing in intellectual property matters. For more than thirty years, Ms. Tomazic has worked and consulted with many bands, singers, filmmakers, actors and other artists on their copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues, as well as contracts and business organization. She has used her legal training and experience to assist creative people in navigating through laws and regulations pertaining to their projects, often on a pro bono basis. Ms. Tomazic has written many articles on intellectual property, contracts, music and other topics which can be accessed at her website, MET-IPLAW.com.


Lecture: FX Makeup

with Ron George, of More Zombies & Gore (https://www.morezombiesandgore.com/bio)

Where East meets West...
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