IFD helps independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry, and champion collaborative and impactful storytelling at all stages. At each event, you will hear from acclaimed industry experts concerning acting, screenwriting, producing, funding, marketing, music, post-production, and distribution.
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Confirmed Speakers for this event include:
Richard Dreyfuss: Oscar and Golden Globe Winner. Actor best known for American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Tin Men, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob?, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.
Graham King: Oscar Winning Producer of The Departed, Bohemian Rhapsody, Argo, Ali, and The Aviator
Ice-T: Grammy Award Winner and star of Law & Order: SVU
Catherine Curtin: Actor, Orange is the New Black, Insecure, Stranger Things, Homeland
Bruce Cohen: Oscar Winning Producer of American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook and Milk
Harry Lennix: Star of The Blacklist, Billions, Batman v Superman, Man of Steel, Ray, Matrix Reloaded
Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss: Rapper and Actor. Lead rapper of the hip hop group Naughty by Nature.
Taheim Bryan: Acclaimed Co-Director and Producer of Equal Standard
AND MORE TO COME…
November 18, 2020
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Expert Roundtables.
Your opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from experts in the film and tv industry about your specific project. We will have a total of three different Expert Roundtables with a different expert at each table (limited to one hour and only 10 attendees per expert) .
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST- Robert Deege – Glass House Distribution (Distributor for Dropping the Soap, which won the Emmy Award for Jane Lynch as Best Actress in a Web-series/Comedy).
4:15 – 5:15 pm EST – Slava Vladimirov – EVP of Aperture Media Partners, Producer of The Trial of the Chicago Seven (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Keaton, Purchased by Netflix for $56M)
5:30 -6:30 pm EST – David Rubenstein – Entertainment Lawyer who has been voted a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” for 7 years in a row, an award given to less than 5% of all attorneys. David counsels film clients on all aspects of their productions to help them achieve their goals. Most recently, David helped raise funding for the acclaimed film, 1917, which won 3 Oscars, and also served as a Producer’s Consultant on the highly regarded film, Human Capital, starring Marisa Tomei and Liev Schreiber, which premiered on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST – Pitch Competition.
Your opportunity to Pitch your film/tv project for a chance to win over $30,000 in in-kind services to help make your project. Each pitch is limited to 3 minutes in a “shark-tank” style format before a panel of 3 judges. The fourth vote will be comprised of an audience member vote, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on for your best chance to win! (limited to only 40 pitches on a first come first serve basis)
1) Jennifer Wallace – President of Artists United, a community of over 30,000 artists in all disciplines coming together to empower each other and to be a force for social good in our world.
2) Robert Deege – Glass House Distribution (Distributor for Dropping the Soap, which won the Emmy Award for Jane Lynch as Best Actress in a Web-series/Comedy).
3) Slava Vladimirov – EVP of Aperture Media Partners, Producer of The Trial of the Chicago Seven (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Keaton, Purchased by Netflix for $56M)
4) Audience Vote
November 19, 2020 –
4 pm – 10 pm EST – Panel Discussions and IFD Award Ceremony!
Panel Discussions: Hear from industry experts on a variety of topics in film/tv including: acting, directing, producing, film funding, distribution, social media, product placement, post-production, entertainment law, and more. Each panel lasts one hour and includes Q&A from the audience. Confirmed Panelists include: Richard Dreyfuss, Graham King, Bruce Cohen, Catherine Curtin, and more!!
Independent Filmmaker Day Award Ceremony: We are showcasing filmmakers for their excellence and ability to bring films to life during this difficult era of COVID-19.
We are honored to present the IFD Award to the film, Equal Standard. Written and Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Taheim Bryan, this feature film stars Ice-T (Law and Order) and Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss (Naughty by Nature). The film has already received over 20 Million views on social media. Ice-T, Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss, and Taheim Bryan will engage with our audience on a discussion of the making of the film and Q&A with the audience.
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm EST – Virtual After Party
Party and Network with your fellow attendees and panelists in a virtual setting.
Produced by Eric Vollweiler.