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Producer Accelerator

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Fort McMurray

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray

435 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray

AB T9H 4K7

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Producers Accelerator Fort McMurray

*There will be a VR DEMO room open throughout the weekend.* Experience the HTC VIVE, OCULUS RIFT, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and VR CAMERA'S.


Saturday

Free Breakfast 9:00am

Story Session 9:20am-11:45am

In this session, Participants Will Learn: • Why Story? The Human Equation • Finding and securing great IP • IP for a 360 Multi-Platform World • Creating a personal Green-lighting Process • Genres – knowing what audiences and customers crave • Premise Development • Story Development

SPEAKER -Neil Chase- Award winning screenwriter

FREE Lunch- 12pm-1:00pm

Funding, Sales and Marketing 1:15- 3:00
Learn from Alberta Industry creators as they share their successes and failures in how to put together your project. Topics to be discussed will include: How to get your project made • Working with Sales Agents and Distributors for Shorts/Online Series/Doc/features • How to approach Marketing your project • Working with the Telefilm Micro Budget program • Who is your market. Funding for Woman/Aboriginal Peoples and culturally diverse groups

SPEAKERS

- Sandi Somers- Telefilm Feature Filmmaker

- Kelton Stepanowich- Telefilm Micro budget Feature Filmmaker

- Matt Watterworth -Telefilm Micro budget Feature Filmmaker

Coffee Break 3:00-3:15

Business Affairs 3:15-4:45
The intricacies of business affairs can sometimes be daunting even for the most seasoned producers. This workshop will provide insight into business affairs requirements and best practices. Topics to be discussed will include: Overview of Business Affairs during development & production • Financing • Working with Government Funds • Working with Private Funds • Financial reports • Interim Financing

Speakers

Janet Hamley- Prairie Dog Film & Television

Dylan Pearce- Feature Film Director

Networking event 5pm-9pm

Sunday

Free Breakfast -9:00 am

Industry Panel WIFTA/Telefilm/AMPIA 9:20am-10:10am
Panel about industry opportunities for funding and diversity in Industry

Coffee Break 10:10-10:20

The Writers Journey 10:30-11:20 The Writers process • How to get from 1st draft to final draft • What to do with a script when it's finished

- Neil Chase- Award winning screenwriter

- Sandi Somers -Telefilm Micro budget Feature Filmmaker

New Media and Storytelling 11:30-1pm
Social Media platforms and their type of storytelling • VR and 360 Films, Interactive stories • where is the market for this.

Speakers

- Jaro Malinowski - Avatar Media

- Dylan Pearce- Feature Film Director

FREE Lunch 1-2

Pitching live and Video- 2:10-3:30
What makes a successful pitch • What is industry/funds looking for • How to prep for a pitch • What does the industry look for in a video pitch • Pitching – Telling not Selling

- Kelton Stepanowich- Telefilm Micro budget Feature Filmmaker

- Matt Watterworth -Telefilm Micro budget Feature Filmmaker

Wrap up Panel 3:45-4:30 Wrap up of the weekend and where to go from here.

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Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray

435 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray

AB T9H 4K7

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