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

Our interactive 2017 event schedule will soon be available for download.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - Lectures


Producer's Perspective, Pre to Post Production

Learn everything about producing - from pre to post production - with award winning filmmaker Johnny K. Wu. Wu has successfully produced numerous short and feature films, including The Rapture, a feature film sold worldwide that was shot in 11 days, S: A Superman Fan Film, Die from a Broken Heart music video, Twisted (starring Never Back Down and Freerunner actor Sean Faris) and many more. Wu will talk about how to secure resources during pre-production, legal paper work needed, how to negotiate, how to secure or obtain funding, be a person with multiple hats), and how to market for distributions and different method of distribution medium.


Lecture: Marketing and Publicity

Bring your marketing/publicity 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. Not only with independent films, Wu has also organized back in Los Angeles events where talents such as Eve, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon, Stevel Seagal and many attended. You will understand how to work with media, how to promote, and how to get your film out to the world.


Panel Discussion:  Screenwriting

Panelists: Gary Jones, Peter John Ross


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.


Lecture: Sound


Lecture: Crowdfunding

with Saba. First time crowdfunding your project? Or you've been doing it but it hasn't been successful? Let us help you learn the major steps of crowdfunding. From Kickstarter to Indiegogo, we have some info to make your next crowdfunding experience stand out.


Panel Discussion: Stunts



Reel TV Network, "The Reel Show" Taping

with host Kristina Michelle. E-mail kristina[at]worldeonline[dot] com to schedule your interview.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 - Lectures


Lecture: Cinematography 101

with Bill Johns


Panel Discussion: Editing

Panelists: Johnny Wu, Peter John Ross


Lecture: Legal Aspects of Filmmaking

with Mary Ellen Tomazic, ESQ. Learn about the latest on the following: Business Organizations – LLC pros and cons; Copyright and Trademark Issues – Licenses and logos; The status of documentaries under the Copyright laws; Waivers and releases – how much protection do they give filmmakers?; Case law update – state, federal and US Supreme Court cases concerning filmmakers’ issues. No matter what field you work in, this is a lecture you don't want to miss. Bring your legal questions!


Making Your Indie Production a Success

with 4 time Emmy nominated, 3 Time Emmy-Winning Producer, 3 Time Telly-Winning Executive Producer, Ray Szuch. Practical tips for indie filmmaking - from writing through production.


Script Sessions

Hear scenes from some of the winning scripts at The 2016 Indie Gathering, with writer Q&A to follow each scene reading.


Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame - Inductions
Award Ceremony

In Screening Room A

Where East meets West...
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