10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

No Budget to Low Budget
14 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  What happens when a zero-dollar, guerilla filmmaker gets a small budget for a project? What are the most important things to spend that extra money on?Felicia Day (The Guild), Michael Nigro (producer), Jason Nunes (jasonunes.com), Meghan Scibona, moderator (Small Media Extra Large), Kevin Sullivan (Asia Minor Productions)
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11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

BMI Presents: Film Music, the Bastard Child of Post Production
40 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Film music drives audience emotions, and individual scenes can be defined by a particular song or music cue. Essential as it is, film music is often under budgeted and misunderstood. Hosted by BMI, this roundtable discussion will explore effective tactics for finding a film's sound as well as the practical realities for licensing source material.
  John Anderson (CEO Creative Svcs/Lifestyle, Hunnypot), Ron Mann (Sphinx Productions), Doreen Ringer-Ross (VP Film/TV Rels, BMI), Paul Haslinger (Haslinger Productions Inc), Linda Kordek (The Agency Group), Michelle Belcher (GM, West Coast/Head of Film & TV, Primary Wave Music Publishing), (BMI)
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11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Mentors: Programmers
2 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Festivals and markets are as vital as ever, in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
  Brian Ackerman (Programming Dir, Jacob Burns Film Center), Gabriel Wardell (Exec Dir, Atlanta Film Festival), Sky Sitney (Dir of Programming, Silverdocs), Shaz Bennett (Festival Consulting, shazbennett.com), Torsten Hvas (Roskilde Cinema), Cameron Yates (Documentary Programmer, NewFest Film Festival), Laurent Rejto (Founder/Dir, Woodstock Film Festival)
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11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Casting/Directing Actors
7 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Filmmakers will get first rate advice on how to find the best actors and actors will learn what filmmakers are seeking. Indie film casting directors will show you how to find the best and be the best.
  Beth Sepko (Casting Dir, Beth Sepko Casting & 3rd Coast Extras), Heather Collier (Agent/Owner, Collier Talent Agency), Steve Graham (Sag Dir Online Casting, Screen Actors Guild)
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11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Working With the Guilds
8 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  They are a very big part of the mainstream film business, and there is a lot of information about them everyone should know. They are the Guilds: Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America. Representatives of each will come together at SXSW for a session to explain and discuss the different services they offer both veteran and novice filmmakers.
  Darrien Gipson (Natl Dir, SAGIndie), Lisa Layer (Special Assignments Exec, Directors Guild of America), Kay Schaber Wolf (Independent Film Exec, Writers Guild of America West), (SAG)
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11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Branded Entertainment: Brands Driving Content
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Television and Radio stations were invented to deliver advertising content to consumers. How are today's companies and artists working together to bring their messages to the world. Are advertisers taking advantage of filmmakers or are filmmakers using these new revenue streams to bankroll their art?
  Sara Pollack (YouTube), Jess Search (CEO, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation), Kent Rees (VP, Mktg, IFC), Karol Martesko-Fenster (GM/Publisher , Babel Networks Ltd), (Vice)
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1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

From Script to Screen
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The road between the conception of an idea to its translation onto screen is a long one. From the pen touching the paper to the cutting-room floor, there are an amazing number of steps that must be taken, and money that must be spent to complete a screenwriter's original vision. Find out from industry professionals when that road is one worth taking, and if it is, how that road is navigated.
  Suzanne Weinert (Writer/Producer, Flatiron Pictures), Sarah Green (Producer, Sarah Green Film Corp), Patricia Aufderheide (Professor, Center for Social Media American University), Tim McCanlies (Writer/Dir, The 2 Bobs), Catherine Hardwicke ()
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1:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Mentors: Filmmakers
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
  Ian Cheney (Dir/producer, WD Films), Ti West (Glass Eye Pix), (ZBi), Nathan Zellner (Zellner Bros), Curt Ellis (Producer, Wicked Delicate Films), Barry Jenkins (Filmmaker, Medicine For Melancholy)
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1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Soundtracks
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  We will discuss basic music clearance issues targeted at independent film and made-for-web projects. We'll primarily focus on the whats, whys and hows of obtaining basic sync and master use rights, as well as licensing music from independent artists.
  Chris Castle (Partner, Christian L Castle Attorneys), Nikki Rowling (Titan Music Group)
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1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Self Distribution Not All by Yourself
26 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mention the words "self-distribution" to an independent filmmaker, and weeks filled with envelope stuffing, print shuttling, and Quickbook keystroking come to mind. But, these days, a DIY approach to distribution doesn't actually mean that you have to do it all yourself. Join veterans of the distribution wars as they help you understand the network of deals and alliances that filmmakers can strike themselves in order to get their films in front of audiences.
  Scott Macaulay (Editor, Forensic Films), Chris Hyams (Founder&CEO, B-Side Entertainment Inc), Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama), Jon Reiss (Filmmaker & Consultant, Hybrid Cinema), Caitlin Boyle (Semi-Theatrical Distribution Consultant, Paradigm Consulting)
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3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

A Stanley Kubrick Panel with Jan Harlan
96 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Producer Jan Harlan has earned his place in cinema history through his close association with the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Film Critic and TV host Elvis Mitchell will be talking to Harlan about his collaborations with Kubrick, from the aborted Napoleon biopic, through producing masterpieces including Barry Lyndon (1975) and The Shining (1980). This is a unique opportunity to witness a great unsung hero of cinema, and a glimpse into one of the great artistic minds of the 20th century, from the man who knew him best.
  Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic, NPR), Jan Harlan (Producer, )
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3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Building Your Team
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Completing a film is something to be proud of. Now the real work begins: you've got to make sure people see it. Moving from the world of art into one of marketing, sales and distribution is no small feat. Listen to panelists share their experience, expertise, and mistakes while discussing what to do once the camera stops rolling. From hiring a sales agent (or not) to distribution strategies to delivering your film and managing the rights, a filmmaker's job is never over.
  Jared Moshe (Partner, Sidetrack Films), Allen Bain (Producer, The 7th Floor), Mike Thompson (The Missile Site)
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3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

It Must Be Sold
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Now what? You've made a film. To alleviate the stress of figuring out the next steps yourself, you may want to find someone to help. Who will help you? The answer is almost nobody. Embrace the despair, stop wallowing in your misery and find a sales agent. There are not many of them, but despite industry chatter about self distribution, they can be your one and only path to bringing your film to the masses waiting to embrace your vision. And if you can't? If you're still going it alone, you will need to know what the important questions are. Details will be explained, illusions shattered and secrets revealed: a guided tour through the mysterious jungle of sales, distribution and general strategic thinking to get your film out into the world.
  Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment)
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3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mentors: Writers
10 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Every film starts as an idea. Getting that idea onto the page can present a range of unanticipated challenges for the uninitiated. Meet with accomplished writers who can offer insight into how to realize a project of your own.

Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
  Chris Mass (Writer, ), Owen Egerton (Writer, ), Steve Harrigan (), Alex Smith (Filmmaker, Ranchwater Productions), Yaphet Smith (Writer, Keysmith Story Company)
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3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Marketing Meets New Media: Building Your Audience Online
12 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How are filmmakers, musicians, bloggers and artists building their brand online in today's crowded New Media environment? Increasingly, it has become an artists' own imperative to promote themselves, as distributors pay more attention to the bottom line and less to building the profile of the filmmaker. If you have to take matters into your own hands, what are the techniques for building and maintaining a loyal audience of fans online? What resources are at your disposal and how are social networking sites like Facebook organizing a new generation? Join moderator Scott Kirsner (Editor, CinemaTech / Author, "Fans, Friends and Followers") and learn how to capitalize on big opportunities at the click of a mouse.
  Scott Kirsner (Editor, CinemaTech), Natasha Wescoat (Artist/Blogger, Natasha Wescoat Inc), Jonathan Coulton (Jonathan Coulton), Brett Gaylor (Filmmaker, RiP: A Remix Manifesto), Burnie Burns (Rooster Teeth Productions), Markos Moulitsas (Kos Media)
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3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

We Have Been Objectified: Identity, Consumerism, and the Future of Designed Objects
70 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  A discussion with a panel of industrial design experts about our complex relationship with the objects that surround us. This panel follows the premiere of Objectified, a film by director Gary Hustwit examining the role of industrial design in contemporary culture. Moderated by Stuart Constatantine of Core77, the panel will include Mr. Hustwit, Tim Brown of IDEO, Davin Stowell of Smart Design, and New York Times Magazine columnist and author Rob Walker.Tim Brown (IDEO), Stuart Constantine, moderator (Core77), Gary Hustwit (Plexifilm), Davin Stowell (smartdesignworldwide.com), Rob Walker (New York Times Magazine)
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