Panels: Industry Speakeasies and Workshops
This series of industry conversations is designed to provide opportunities for film and video professionals to network and have discussions vital to their ongoing professional development.
All Industry Speakeasies will be held from 5:30-6:30 at the Patio Lounge at Central 214 in the Hotel Palomar. Open to the public.
Are JR and Sue Ellen Back? The new film revival in Dallas.
Why are so many projects shooting here and what you can do to be next?
The patio at Central 214 – 5:30 p.m., Monday April 12
A Conversation With Guillermo Arriaga
Join the Dallas Film Society for a lively discussion with the award winning writer/director/author.
The patio at Central 214 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 13
Why Are You Being So Dumb About Your Movie?
A frank discussion of film festivals, self-promotion, and standing out from the crowd.
The patio at Central 214 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday April 14
Film Festival Coverage
Criticism and Coverage from the film festival front lines – What matters and what doesn’t?
The patio at Central 214 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday April 15
Workshops & Special Presentations
A Conversation With Karen Black
A Celebration of Female Filmmakers, Hosted by Women In Film Dallas
Festival Lounge, Hotel Palomar – 11:30 – 1:00pm Monday April 12
Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Workshop
Festival Lounge, Hotel Palomar – 2:00pm Monday April 12
Since 1996, the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund has supported Texas filmmakers by giving out $930,000 in cash, goods and services to 265 film and video projects. The deadline for the 2009 cycle is June 1st and if you are a filmmaker who has resided in Texas for at least one year, you are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in funding for your project. At this workshop, the Austin Film Society’s Director of Artist Services Bryan Poyser will take you through the application process step-by-step.
Legal Issues for Independent Filmmaking and Production
Festival Lounge, Hotel Palomar – 11:30 -1:00pm Wednesday April 14
*** Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit.
Sponsored by: SMU Senate, Dallas Bar Association’s Sports & Entertainment Law Section, Bell Nunnally, Texas Bar Association’s Sports & Entertainment Law Section and SMU Student Bar Association
You’re ready to shoot your first independent film. You’ve got your ground-breaking script, your talented actors, and your tireless crew all lined up. But before you start, make sure you understand the legal issues. A panel of experienced entertainment layers will discuss the legal details and requirements of taking your brilliant script from inception, through production, and finally to distribution. After all, how will anyone see your amazing film if it’s tied up in litigation?