Audio Archives (2008-2010)
New Rules of Indie Marketing: What You Need to Know, Do, and Have When Your Shoot is Over Moderator: Kirk Whisler, NALIP Board of Directors Speakers: Bel Hernandez, Latin Heat; Gabriel Reyes, Reyes Entertainment; Ivette Rodriguez, American Entertainment Marketing
is often the forgotten aspect of filmmaking - and it's one of the most
important, since it is through marketing that people learn about a film
they want to see.
New Rules of Indie Marketing: What You Need ...
Indie Resources in the Non-Profit World Speakers: Michael
Lopez, Film Independent; Trish Lopez, New Mexico Film Office; Octavio
Marin, NALIP; Rhadi Taylor, Sundance Documentary Film Program; Debra
Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
More than a few places offer great
opportunities to the motivated indie producer, and our panelists from
key non-profits walk you through some of what's out there waiting for
Indie Resources in the Non-Profit World
Its HBO - A Conversation with HBO Development Executives Presented by: HBO Speakers: Jocelyn Diaz, HBO Entertainment, Drama Series; Nancy Geller, HBO Entertainment; Jenni Sherwood, HBO Films
session offers an interactive dialogue that addresses how filmmakers
best present projects to HBO, as well as how the HBO model and process
differ from other distribution outlets developing and acquiring
Its HBO - A Conversation with HBO Development Executives
The New Public Media Producer Moderator: Bernardo Ruiz, NALIP Board of Directors Speakers: Simon Kilmurry, P.O.V; Stephen Segaller, Need to Know; Joseph Tovarres, CPB; Lois Vossen, Independent Lens
Broadcasting has been one of the premiere venues for independent
documentaries and public affairs programming. This panel focuses on key
areas of the public media universe and then open up the discussion to
independents in the room.
The New Public Media Producer
Original TV Pilot Development: Comedy and 1-Hour Strategies and Successes Moderator: Yvette Urbina, Ventanarosa Productions Speakers: Lucia Cottone, Lifetime; Edy Mendoza, CBS Entertainment; Peter Murrieta, Wizards of Waverly Place
Pilots are where everything begin, and a great way to showcase a new idea that could turn into the next hit series.
Original TV Pilot Development: Comedy and 1-Hour Strategies and Successes
The Revival of the Family Sitcom: A 2010 Success Story Speakers: Ilene Hersler, The Middle; Peter Murrieta, Wizards of Waverly Place; Maria Melograne, Make It or Break It
writers/producers with current shows on the air discuss the directions
that the family sitcom took after its heyday, and why it is still
thriving today in different incarnations and platforms.
The Revival of the Family Sitcom: A 2010 Success Story
There Will be Sangre: The Business of Latin Horror Moderator: Edwin Pagan, Latin Horror Speakers: Jason
Cuadrado, TALES FROM THE DEAD; Gary Deocampo, Latin Horror; Rodrigo
Gudino, Rue Morgue; Lotti Pharriss Knowles, Weirdsmobile Productions;
Pablo Proenza, DARK MIRROR; Joe Sena, FearWerx; Monica Winter Vigil, NOT
This session takes a look at the business of horror
and the almost limitless opportunities available to Horrorphiles in
There Will be Sangre: The Business of Latin Horror
The Secrets to Making 30-Second Feature Films: Commercial Production for Fun, Experience and (Mostly) Profit Moderator: Bernadette Rivero, Cortez Bros. Speakers: Sergio Guerrero, Indie-Eye Productions; Elias Weinstock, Casanova Pendrill
from company principals who have developed long-standing direct
relationships with talent, talent agencies, production companies and ad
agencies, as they candidly share their best practices and
recommendations for success.
The Secrets to Making 30-Second Feature Films: Commercial Production for Fun, Experience and (Mostly) Profit
Art of the Fiction Short Moderator: Greg Rhem, HBO
session explored the key elements of a compelling and entertaining
narrative short - one that showcases unique style, talent, and point of
Art of the Fiction Short
Pitch Me! Speakers: Pearlena Igbokwe, Showtime; Angel Lopez, Participant Media; Felipe Marino, Occupant Films
the art of the pitch in this intensive session where a dozen filmmakers
pitch their projects to a panel of industry experts who will give their
unvarnished feedback on each approach, saying what worked, what didn't,
and why.(74 min.)
The Cutting Edge of Distribution Speaker: Peter Broderick, Paradigm Consulting
Broderick lead an interactive workshop on new distribution strategies
available to producers of documentaries and independent features.
The Cutting Edge of Distribution
The Money Grail: The Economics of Indie Film Moderator: Ivan Cevallos, ethosGROUP Inc. Speakers: Joe
Chianese, Entertainment Partners; Marcos C. Gonzalez, fund management;
Kevin Iwashina, The General Media Company; Adrian Ward, National Bank of
The artistry of filmmaking is forever intertwined with the economics of the industry. Where do you fit, as an indie filmmaker?
The Money Grail: The Economics of Indie Film
Conversation with WV Enterprises: Danny Villa and Wilmer Valderrama Moderator: Edith Mendoza, CBS Entertainment Speakers: Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Villa, WV Enterprises
today's cost-cutting climate, when buyers are being as selective as
possible, only a handful of companies have received the reception
directed at WV Enterprises, a partnership between Wilmer Valderrama and
Conversation with WV Enterprises: Danny Villa and Wilmer Valderrama
Fire Eaters and Pink-haired Strippers: Producing Stories for the Broadband Generation Moderator: Alex Rivera, SLEEP DEALER Speakers: Douglas Cheney, Big Fantastic; Eric Escobar, Kontent Films; Manuel Garcia-Duran, mio.tv; Ruth Livier, "Ylse"
a video online doesn't grab you immediately, you are swift to kill it.
So how can new media makers design their stories and plan their work in
order to capture and keep their audience?
Fire Eaters and Pink-haired Strippers: Producing Stories for the Broadband Generation
Reality TV Boot Camp
Workshop Leaders: Luis Barreto, Realitytvbootcamp; Chris Ragazzo, Realitytvbootcamp
Reality TV Boot Camp
The Changing Face of Public Media Moderator: Cynthia Lopez, American Documentary/P.O.V. Speakers: Bonnie Abaunza, Participant Media; Rose Arce, CNN News; Hana Siddiqi, NEW MUSLIM COOL
lively conversation about the new approaches that indie producers and
media companies are taking to create content that informs, entertains
and encourages dialogue about today's most critical social issues.
The Changing Face of Public Media
Hip, Hot Reality TV Moderator: Luis Barreto, "Extreme Home Makeover" Speakers: Cris Abrego, The Surreal Life; Enrique Guillen, Telemundo; Eyal Shemtov, SiTV
you have the next cool "reality-game" or "docu-drama" hibernating on
your laptop? Sure you do! From conception to development, casting and
pitching, our panel will give you the insight you seek, and give you the
tools you need to convert your project from a daydream into a sale.
Hip, Hot Reality TV
Opening Plenary: Creating a Pan-Latino Cinema with Global Appeal Moderator: Elaine Romero, Secret Things Speakers: Sergio
Arau, A Day Without a Mexican; Yareli Arizmendi, Fast Food Nation;
Rodrigo Garcia, Director, Nine Lives; Mireya Navarro, NY Times; Phillip
Rodríguez, Brown is the New Green; Frida Torresblanco, Pan's Labyrinth
Is there a pan-latino aesthetic, where does it come
from, and is it beneficial to identify with it? (90 min.)
Opening Plenary: Creating a Pan-Latino Cinema with Global Appeal