Business of Creating presents: Film Festivals--How to Apply, How to Win!

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Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library, Writers Guild of America

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Business of Creating presents: Film Festivals--How to Apply, How to Win!

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Join us for an interactive panel and Q and A with seasoned film festival programmers, marketers, filmmakers, and publicists to learn the ins and outs of Film Festivals: How to Apply, How to Win!

Topics will include: Which festivals should you apply to and why, which festivals do professionals (publicists, distributors, agents, etc) attend, what materials should you already have prepared, the importance of the publicist, and things you should do when working with distributors/sales agents at festivals.

PANELISTS:

Derek Horne, Film/TV Programmer at Annapolis Film Festival

Hilda Somarriba, Film/TV Publicist at Prism Media

Myles Yaksich, Award Winning Indie Filmmaker

Sandrine Cassidy, Sr. Director, Talent Development, Festivals & Distribution at USC

Michael Fisk, Entertainment Marketing Studio Exec

MODERATOR:

Jennifer Mangan, Writer/Producer at Beautiful Day Productions

Please note: The WGF holds 50 people max, so please arrive early!

PARKING: There is free parking at the WGF underneath the building (entrance on Blackburn Ave., one block south of Third St.). It may fill up quickly after 6pm. If it is full, there is street parking.

EVENT COST: Free. But due to limited seating, please RSVP

BE A SPONSOR: If you'd like to be a sponsor for this or upcoming panel events, please let us know. We are always looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of the venue, AV equipment (e.g. microphones), website hosting, admin costs, and more. It's all to make our creative industry stronger. As a sponsor, you will be be able to reach over 500 independent content creators and high level executives.

ABOUT BUSINESS OF CREATING:

Business of Creating -- an on-going, live, interactive panel series and Q&A with seasoned entertainment executives. The purpose of these panels is to provide unique opportunities for independent content creators across all platforms (Film, TV, Digital) to gain useful information and apply practical action steps both in creating and in selling top-quality projects.

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