Expert Roundtables and Pitch Competition Today! Pitch Winner receives over $40K in prizes! Last chance to buy tickets!

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Independent Filmmaker Day – Live on Zoom – June 23 & 24, 2021

You can purchase your ticket HERE!

June 24, 2021 via Zoom

2:00 pm – 5:30 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 15 attendees per expert). When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email 3 days before the event to register on Zoom, which will provide the Zoom link.

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Expert Roundtable 1

Kristen Bedno: Kristen is the Vice President of Distribution and Marketing at Vision Films, overseeing producer and platform relationships and launching 3-5 films across VOD and DVD in the US and Canada each month along with spearheading national publicity, social media campaigns, and international VOD windows. In her seven years with Starz and Lionsgate, Bedno oversaw sales operations and international marketing and publicity strategies for the Worldwide Distribution group, launching Starz Original series such as Emmy® Award-winning Black Sails, Power (Executive Produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50” Cent Jackson), The Girlfriend Experience (starring Golden Globe®-nominated actress Riley Keough), and Ash vs Evil Dead (created by legendary Director Sam Raimi).

3:15 -4:15 pm – Expert Roundtable 2

Barry Coffing – Barry is an Emmy Nominated Musician, who represents over 17,000 record labels and publishers for film and tv licensing as part of his company Music Supervisor, Inc. He has placed over 200 tracks in movies and TV (including The Blind Side, Pretty Little Liars, and Dexter). He continued to be the voice behind the scenes in movies like Moulin Rouge, The Brady Bunch Movie & Winnie The Pooh’s Grand Adventure, He wrote TV themes for California Dreams, The Pyramid (Starring Donny Osmond) & The Heights. His song “How Do You Talk To An Angel” went on to become a number one hit and sell over 500,000 copies worldwide.

4:30-5:30 pm – Expert Roundtable 3

David Rubenstein is an 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. 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.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Seminar: Master Your Pitch!

Prepare for the Pitch Competition with this special pitching seminar by Entertainment Lawyer and Producer David Rubenstein . You will learn:

1. What a producer, agent, or manager is really looking for when they hear a pitch.
2. How to succeed at pitching if you’re shy!
3. The 3 keys to every successful pitch.
4. How to avoid the 5 most common pitching mistakes.
5. How to find pitchable elements even in a “low concept” or “character driven” project.
6. How to find your hook and make producers salivate without “selling out!”
7. Unique pitching techniques specifically designed for pitch fests. About David Rubenstein: David Rubenstein is an 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. 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.

1. What a producer, agent, or manager is really looking for when they hear a pitch.
2. How to succeed at pitching if you’re shy!
3. The 3 keys to every successful pitch.
4. How to avoid the 5 most common pitching mistakes.
5. How to find pitchable elements even in a “low concept” or “character driven” project.
6. How to find your hook and make producers salivate without “selling out!”
7. Unique pitching techniques specifically designed for pitch fests. About David Rubenstein: David Rubenstein is an 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. 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 $40,000 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 25 pitches on a first come first serve basis). You will be able to share your screen during your 3 minute pitch if you want to incorporate video. All film, tv, and documentary projects are eligible to win. When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email 3 days before the event to register on Zoom, which will provide the Zoom link. The day of the event we will email you a list of which order you will pitch. The order will be comprised based on the order in which contestants signed up (ie first to sign up will go first). You can use video as part of your pitch.

June 23-24, 2021
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Live on Zoom

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Hope to see you there!

 
 
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