Co-Sponsored by Marginalia Media and Uncommon Productions:


BREAKING THROUGH TOGETHER:

Connecting Emergent Voices, Creating Alliances, Transforming Structures

PANEL AND RECEPTION 

AMERICAN PAVILION, EBERT SEMINAR ROOM

FRIDAY MAY, 17TH, 4:00 PM

This panel celebrates the launch of Marginalia Media. Our mission is to bring the condition of possibility to filmmakers who don’t fit traditional models. Moderated by founder, Lizzy Bentley, this conversation will focus on sharing strategies and creating alliances among non-traditional filmmakers, curators and industry thought leaders and imagining what .

ROSE KUO spent the last four years in Beijng with the Wanda Group establishing the Qingdao Movie Metropolis. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Film Society at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director of the AFI Film Festival. 

SANDRA DE CASTRO BUFFINGTON: Sandra was the founding Director of UCLA’s Global Media Center for Social Impact inspiring storytelling to ignite change. Previously she directed Hollywood, Health and Society at the USC Norman Lear Center.

NINA MENKES: an American female auteur who is the director of the project I’m pitching at Breaking Through the Lens. She’s made 7 feature films and this month one of her first, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, was selected for restoration by the Academy and the Martin Scorsese. It is now playing theatrically.


Sponsored by the American Pavilion:

 

INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE ART OF THE PITCH

PANEL SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN PAVILION 

MONDAY, MAY 20 AT 2:00 PM 

Best practices for pitching your project to investors, potential partners and all other gatekeepers.

Ramfis Myrthil, Producer (Mary Pickford biopic)

Tom Bancroft, Disney animator/producer (The Lion King, Mulan)

Elisabeth Bentley, Writer/Producer (A Hidden Life, Beautiful Darling)

Joe Belcastro, Showrunner WWE  

Ryland Aldrich, Producer (Folk Hero & Funny Guy) and Film Festival Editor at Screen Anarchy

Moderated by Dave DeBorde, Producer & Film Professor