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Film Independent announces third annual filmmaker forum

Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today that the third-annual Filmmaker Forum will be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in indie filmmaking.

“Our Filmmaker Forum is not your conventional ‘How to Make it in the Business’ seminar,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “It’s an honest, off-the-record discussion about a filmmaker’s options. Our highly respected panel won’t sugarcoat the potential pitfalls of filmmaking, and will empower the participants to make the best choices possible.”

Panelists for the 2007 Forum include industry experts Josh Braun (Submarine), Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting), Eugene Hernandez (Indiewire.com), Richard Klubeck (United Talent Agency), Linda Lichter (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, and Goodman), Mark Pogachevsy (mPRm Public Relations), Rena Ronson (William Morris Independent), and John Sloss (Cinetic Media), as well as filmmakers Stephanie Allain (producer, <em>Hustle and Flow</em>), Gina Kwon (producer, <em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Rosanne Korenberg (producer, <em>Half Nelson</em>), and Rebecca Yeldham (producer, <em>The Kite Runner</em>).

Additional panelists will be announced on our website (<a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>) throughout the month. The 2007 Forum is sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company, SAGIndie, Sony Pictures Classics, Axium International, and the Directors Guild of America.

This year’s Forum kicks off at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 19, with a sneak preview of Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner at the Directors Guild of America. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers Bill Horberg, Bennett Walsh, Rebecca Yeldham, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and others to be announced.

Simultaneous to the panel discussions, the Forum offers valuable daily networking opportunities for attendees to meet peers and industry leaders. Representatives from the various guilds, film commissions, film festivals, film markets, sales agents, and distributors will be available in the lobby each afternoon for informal discussions with Forum participants. Additionally, there will be opportunities on both days for Forum attendees to sit down for intimate, off-the-record talks over lunch with prominent indie film leaders, as well as afternoon breaks to mingle with guest speakers and conference participants.

The Forum concludes on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm with the announcement of Film Independent’s Sloan Producers Grant Award and a cocktail reception at the DGA.

Conference passes are $350 for Film Independent members, and $399 for non-members.

For more information visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependant.org</a>.

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Film Independent announces third annual filmmaker forum

Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today that the third-annual Filmmaker Forum will be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in indie filmmaking.

“Our Filmmaker Forum is not your conventional ‘How to Make it in the Business’ seminar,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “It’s an honest, off-the-record discussion about a filmmaker’s options. Our highly respected panel won’t sugarcoat the potential pitfalls of filmmaking, and will empower the participants to make the best choices possible.”

Panelists for the 2007 Forum include industry experts Josh Braun (Submarine), Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting), Eugene Hernandez (Indiewire.com), Richard Klubeck (United Talent Agency), Linda Lichter (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, and Goodman), Mark Pogachevsy (mPRm Public Relations), Rena Ronson (William Morris Independent), and John Sloss (Cinetic Media), as well as filmmakers Stephanie Allain (producer, <em>Hustle and Flow</em>), Gina Kwon (producer, <em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Rosanne Korenberg (producer, <em>Half Nelson</em>), and Rebecca Yeldham (producer, <em>The Kite Runner</em>).

Additional panelists will be announced on our website (<a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>) throughout the month. The 2007 Forum is sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company, SAGIndie, Sony Pictures Classics, Axium International, and the Directors Guild of America.

This year’s Forum kicks off at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 19, with a sneak preview of Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner at the Directors Guild of America. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers Bill Horberg, Bennett Walsh, Rebecca Yeldham, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and others to be announced.

Simultaneous to the panel discussions, the Forum offers valuable daily networking opportunities for attendees to meet peers and industry leaders. Representatives from the various guilds, film commissions, film festivals, film markets, sales agents, and distributors will be available in the lobby each afternoon for informal discussions with Forum participants. Additionally, there will be opportunities on both days for Forum attendees to sit down for intimate, off-the-record talks over lunch with prominent indie film leaders, as well as afternoon breaks to mingle with guest speakers and conference participants.

The Forum concludes on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm with the announcement of Film Independent’s Sloan Producers Grant Award and a cocktail reception at the DGA.

Conference passes are $350 for Film Independent members, and $399 for non-members.

For more information visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependant.org</a>.

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Film Independent announces third annual filmmaker forum

Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today that the third-annual Filmmaker Forum will be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in indie filmmaking.

“Our Filmmaker Forum is not your conventional ‘How to Make it in the Business’ seminar,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “It’s an honest, off-the-record discussion about a filmmaker’s options. Our highly respected panel won’t sugarcoat the potential pitfalls of filmmaking, and will empower the participants to make the best choices possible.”

Panelists for the 2007 Forum include industry experts Josh Braun (Submarine), Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting), Eugene Hernandez (Indiewire.com), Richard Klubeck (United Talent Agency), Linda Lichter (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, and Goodman), Mark Pogachevsy (mPRm Public Relations), Rena Ronson (William Morris Independent), and John Sloss (Cinetic Media), as well as filmmakers Stephanie Allain (producer, <em>Hustle and Flow</em>), Gina Kwon (producer, <em>Me and You and Everyone We Know</em>), Rosanne Korenberg (producer, <em>Half Nelson</em>), and Rebecca Yeldham (producer, <em>The Kite Runner</em>).

Additional panelists will be announced on our website (<a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependent.org</a>) throughout the month. The 2007 Forum is sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company, SAGIndie, Sony Pictures Classics, Axium International, and the Directors Guild of America.

This year’s Forum kicks off at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 19, with a sneak preview of Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner at the Directors Guild of America. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers Bill Horberg, Bennett Walsh, Rebecca Yeldham, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and others to be announced.

Simultaneous to the panel discussions, the Forum offers valuable daily networking opportunities for attendees to meet peers and industry leaders. Representatives from the various guilds, film commissions, film festivals, film markets, sales agents, and distributors will be available in the lobby each afternoon for informal discussions with Forum participants. Additionally, there will be opportunities on both days for Forum attendees to sit down for intimate, off-the-record talks over lunch with prominent indie film leaders, as well as afternoon breaks to mingle with guest speakers and conference participants.

The Forum concludes on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm with the announcement of Film Independent’s Sloan Producers Grant Award and a cocktail reception at the DGA.

Conference passes are $350 for Film Independent members, and $399 for non-members.

For more information visit <a href="http://www.FilmIndependent.org">FilmIndependant.org</a>.

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