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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 2017 event schedule will soon be available for download.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - Lectures

11AM-12PM

Lecture:
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.

12PM-12:45PM

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.

1PM-1:45PM

Panel Discussion:  Screenwriting

Panelists: Gary Jones, Peter John Ross

3PM-3:45PM

Panel Discussion: Acting

4PM-4:45PM

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.

5PM-5:45PM

Lecture: Sound

6PM-6:45PM

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.

7PM-7:45PM

Panel Discussion: Stunts

8PM-8:45PM

9PM-Midnight

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

11AM-11:45AM

Lecture: Cinematography 101

with Bill Johns

12PM-12:45PM

Panel Discussion: Editing

Panelists: Johnny Wu, Peter John Ross

1PM-1:45PM

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!

2PM-2:45PM

Lecture:
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.

3PM-5PM

Script Sessions

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

5:15PM

Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame - Inductions
Award Ceremony

In Screening Room A

 
 
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