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on Apr 1, 2007

The 8th Annual IFP Independent Producers Conference will be on April 21st, 9:00-5:00 pm at Minneapolis Community & Technical College in Minneapolis. Guest panelists include Christine Vachon, Jeff Lipsky, Scott Z. Burns, and Lance Weiller.

Titled, this year, “From Business Plan to Box Office,” the event is a day-long conference ending with a mentoring session.

From the press release:

A successful independent film producer knows the important elements of the business of filmmaking and how to utilize them to their full advantage. In financing a film, the producer must show potential investors that there is a strong producing team in place with a comprehensive strategy for generating funds from a variety of distribution channels. Our distinguished guest producers will present the nuts and bolts of financing, marketing and distribution and more, providing street-smart savvy and real-world examples….

The end-of-day Mentoring Session is new to the Producers Conference and designed for attendees who have a film project in the works that they’d like to discuss with—and receive feedback and guidance from—one of our guest producers. Those wishing to participate should submit by April 10th a one-page project description along with a statement indicating at what stage the project is. Mail or email the project description and statement to IFP MN Education Director Reilly Tillman,, IFP Minnesota, 2446 University Ave. W., Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114. IFP will forward the information to the assigned guest producer prior the conference weekend. Note: mentoring is offered only to Producers Conference attendees.

The event costs %50 for IFP members, $40 for students, and $75 for the general public. There will be an optional Middle Eastern buffet lunch for $10.

To register:

Call 651.644.1912 (Visa/MC) or mail payment (checks okay) along with name, address and phone to IFP MN Producers Conference, 2446 University Ave. W., Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114

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