IFP’S FILMMAKER CONFERENCE SHAPING UP
The IFP’s Filmmaker Conference has announced the names of some of the panelists who will be taking the stage at the Puck Building in New York City next month from Sept. 16 – 21. Filmmaker Magazine’s Managing Editor Jason Guerrasio and I will be moderating a number of conversations, including those with producer Jon Kilik (Julian Schnabel’s upcoming The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Babel), former Artisan co-founder Bill Block of QED Intl., an LA-based financing, sales and production company, and former tech investor and entrepreneur Tony Liano of Cracker Content, a streaming entertainment network. Over the course of the six days, there will be an opportunity to hear from indie pioneers such as John Sayles and Maggie Renzi discussing their Toronto bound Honeydripper, along with a number of familiar indie producers, including Lee Daniels, Sarah Green, Ted Hope, Peter Saraf and Lydia Dean Pilcher. The DIY and tech scenes will be represented with Cinema Tech’s Scott Kirsner, filmmakers Lance Weiler (Head Trauma), the Four Eyed Monsters duo of Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, Todd Rohal (Guatemalan Handshake), and internet phenomenon M Dot Strange, one of Filmmaker’s recent 25 New Faces from the summer issue. The Conference ends with two days worth of doc focused panels. Also on tap will be Moby, Participant Productions’ Diane Weyerman, casting director Avy Kaufman and many more.
For a complete list of confirmed panelists to date, click here.