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Future of Film Lunch Series (April 23-26)

Tribeca Film Festival

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Future of Film Lunch Series (April 23-26)

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Thanks for your interest in this event!  There will be a line forming for extra seats starting at 11:30 am, Thursday April 26. We hope to accomodate all guests who can make it to the 92Y tomorrow but your arrival does not guarantee you a seat.  


Every year at Tribeca, we aim to add new events and series to the mix, expanding the conversation into new areas and topics. For TFF 2012, one of these additions is the Future of Film Lunch Series: daily talks and presentations related to platforms, technology, and trends that are changing the art and business of film.

(Note: Lunch will not be served at these events, but 92YTribeca has a terrific café—we invite you to come early or stay late and enjoy lunch while you're downtown. Food is not allowed in the theater.)

Thought leaders spanning the worlds of film, media, technology and society will each speak for 30 minutes, followed by an audience Q&A. Every day, from April 23-26, there will be two presentations spanning the 12:00 to 1:30 time block,.

The entire series is free and open to the public but seats are limited. Because of the interest and demand, we have created this reservation system. RSVP to reserve a space now. Your name will be held at the door. Seats on the reservation list who do not sign in by 11:45 am will be given to spots to those waiting at the venue. 

If you can’t make it downtown, watch daily video highlights on TribecaFilm.com.  The full lineup of speakers includes...

April 23

♦ JIGAR MEHTA: Director, 18 Days in Egypt
♦ ANNIE CORREAL: Head of Community at Cowbird

Correal and Mehta will present projects that are helping redefine how people are using digital technology to tell stories and discuss what this means for the future of filmmaking.

April 24 

♦ ELISABETH HOLM: Director of Film Program, Kickstarter
♦ DAVID KARP: Founder of Tumblr

From the definitive crowd-funding community to one of the fastest growing co-creation and publishing platforms, Kickstarter and Tumblr have made supporting the film community vital to their business. Holm and Karp will present the latest from these two market leaders and how their future will contribute to the future of film.

April 25

♦ Ricky Van Veen: Founder, COllege HumorVimeo and Notionaland producer of new College Humor film Coffee Town
♦JASON BLUM: President of 
Blumhouse Productions, producer of the blockbuster  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise and ABC series THE RIVER

As successful entrepreneurs and film and television producers, Van Veen and Blum will share their thoughts on the future of film, exploring the topics of production, distribution, their experience with new storytelling techniques, and beyond.

 ROB ALTMAN, Imaging Technolgoies & Communications Group CANON

Rob, with Canon since 1999, will discuss the future of filmmaking technology and their film program, including PROJECT IMAGIN8ION, which he helped oversee.  He'll detail how the first public photo contest to inspire a Hollywood film resulted in the Ron Howard production WHEN YOU FIND ME, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and shot using Canon C300 cameras.

April 26

♦ ANDREW WEISSMAN, Co-Founder of Betaworks and Partner at Union Square Ventures
♦ JASON HIRSCHHORN, Curator @MediaReDEF, former President of MySpace and Sling Media, and Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks

As successful entrepreneurs and media/internet executives, Weissman and Hirschhorn will speak openly about the future of film, exploring the topics of business models, new platforms, distribution, funding trends and our constantly changing media landscape.

♦ JAMES LAWLER, independent producer and Don't Let Me Down, 30 for 30 and founder of Constellation and DAVID LARKIN,  founder and CEO of GoWatchit.com , a search engine and universarl queue for movies, will discuss the current state of independent filmmaking, their moves into digital technology and the emerging markets of crowd-sourced theatrical screenings, and data-driven distribution.

*We are sad to report that Ted Hope had to pull out of the event due to a travel/scheduling conflict.


For full information visit us HERE.  

“Our Future of Film blog has been an important tool in nurturing a steady, year-round dialogue on the changes in our industry. As we continue to drive this conversation year round and grow the community of contributors, our Future of Film speaker series is a great platform to hear from industry pros who are experiencing the changes first hand,” said Matt Spangler, Tribeca Enterprises, EVP Marketing and Content. “The live event and video content created by this terrific lineup of speakers will offer unique perspectives for our audience on where film is headed."

Have questions about Future of Film Lunch Series (April 23-26)? Contact Tribeca Film Festival


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