10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

'Hey - You Got Your p2 In My Redcode!'
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  With a plethora of new production formats available, how does a director or producer decide which one to shoot in? Speakers debate the benefits of IT-based HD production workflows.Don Downie, moderator (Small Media Extra Large), John Fiege (fiegefilms.com), Denis Jensen (denisjensen.com), Justin Noto (agoncreative.com)
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10:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

Alpha Cine Digital to 35mm Demo: Anything in - Film out.
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz
About  Everything you always wanted to know about digital to film transfers but didn't know who to ask. Join Alpha Cine for an in depth 35mm demo presentation showcasing clips from award winning films. Come ready to learn the technical and artistic process of getting your digital film onto 35mm.Sample reel will include: Academy Award nominated FROZEN RIVER, Academy Award winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, Academy Award nominated IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS, Sundance Award winning HUMPDAY and IFC Spirit Award winner, THE UNFORESEEN.
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11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Case Study: Winnebago Man
34 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Jack Rebney--whose outrageous outtakes from a Winnebago sales video made him a viral video superstar--in his first major public appearance since that ill-fated video shoot in 1989. Rebney sits with fllmmaker Ben Steinbauer in a NSFW conversation about Rebney's thoughts on YouTube and the unwanted notoriety it brought him, the state of modern media and the story behind the documentary that was almost never made!
  Ben Steinbauer (Dir, Winnebago Man), Jack Rebney (Winnebago Man), Scott Weinberg (Managing Editor, Cinematical/FEARnet)
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11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Deciphering Funding
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  The independent film world stands at a crossroads. The current economic crisis has affected the traditional avenues of finance leaving filmmakers with seemingly fewer options for getting their films made - while public demand for indie storytelling remains strong. However new models of fundraising and funding are emerging thereby forging a very new landscape in the indie narrative and doc worlds.
  John Sloss (Cinetic Media), Anne del Castillo (Dir Dev & Business Affairs, P.O.V.), Ryan Harrington (Head, IndiePix Studios), Julie Goldman (Exec Producer/Partner, Cactus Three)
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11:00 AM
to 1:00 PM

HD 101: Items You Will Want to Consider Before Making an HD Camera Decision
33 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mike DesRoches from Sony will present the fundamentals of HD, and then illustrate the key variables (many of which are often overlooked) you cannot afford to gloss over. Presented in laymen's terms, this workshop is a must for those confused by the various cameras systems, compression schemes, storage devices and delivery options.
  Mike DesRoches (Sales Support Engineer, Sony Electronics Inc)
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11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

Mentors: Entertainment Lawyers
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  There are countless legal pitfalls inherent in the world of film and video. Meet one on one with legal specialists for invaluable information to save you from costly problems in the future.

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.
  Deena Kalai (Deena Kalai PLLC), Jason Janego (Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Magnolia Pictures), Stephen Monas (CEO, Business Affairs Inc), (Law Offices of George M. Rush), Kevin Dartt (GDHM)
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11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

The Future of the DVD and Digital Distribution
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Filmmakers are increasingly relying on revenues from DVD sales and digital downloads, as a supplement to (or instead of) theatrical ticket sales. But how long will physical DVD sales remain a viable business (and will Blu-ray help prolong their lifespan)? How are filmmakers selling digital downloads and rentals on iTunes and other outlets, and how do digital revenues stack up? Are there models for making money from free peer-to-peer distribution? Our panel of filmmakers, techies, and distributors will outline the best practices for making the most from the established DVD sales channel and the emerging digital channel.
  Scott Kirsner (Editor, CinemaTech), Matt Dentler (Cinetic Media), Gary Hustwit (Director, Objectified), Steve Savage (Pres, New Video), Morgan Spurlock (Filmmaker, Warrior-Poets), C Richard Allen (CEO, SnagFilms)
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1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Delivery: Avoiding Future Nightmares
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Creating deliverables can be a massive undertaking for a filmmaker lucky enough to secure distribution. Your ability to provide the print, legal and publicity materials can mean the difference between profiting from your film, and spiraling even deeper into debt. Experts in the field will shed light on the often overlooked details.
  Lisa Rodgers (VP Post Production, Universal Studios), David Gaynes (Motion Media Services), Christian Zak (VP-Independent Feature Films, Technicolor), Maggie Megaw (Exec VP, Business Affairs Inc)
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1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Making the Perfect Trailer: Mark Woollen Workshop
39 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Mark Woollen is the award winning creator of some of the most memorable recent movie trailers, including Traffic, Lost In Translation, Milk and The Wrestler. His workshop will present a rare opportunity to discover the arsenal of techniques deployed in the production of trailers that form such a vital ingredient in the representation and marketing of modern motion pictures.Step-by-step, Woollen and Associates will use video and other raw elements to deconstruct and reveal the alchemy, philosophy and mechanics behind the creation of that perfect trailer.
  Mark Woollen (Mark Woollen & Associates), Sohini Sengupta (Producer, Mark Woollen & Associates), Chad Misner (Mark Woollen & Associates)
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1:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Mentors: Publicity
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Do you need a publicist? Maybe so, and maybe no. Come get some hands-on information about the modern role of the PR person, and how that impacts filmmakers today.

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.
  Jessica Edwards (VP, Murphy PR), Kelly Sanders (Exec Director, Truly Indie), Slava Rubin (IndieGoGo), (42West), (Owner, Indie PR), (The Overbrook Brothers )
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3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Mentors: Distributors
2 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film makes it to a theater or your local video store.

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.
  Brent Hoff (Editor/Exec Producer, Wholphin), Eileen Rodriguez (Dir Acq, The Weinstein Company), Scott Shooman (VP Acquisitons & Production, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group), Karim Ahmad (Programming Mgr, Independent Television Service (ITVS)), Dan Goldberg (Head of Festival Direct , IFC Films), Benjamin Cotner (Exec Dir of Acq&Co-Productions, Paramount Pictures), Rob Williams (VP Acq/Theatrical distribution, Liberation Entertainment Inc)
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3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Mini-Meeting: Connecting to Audiences that Care: Filmmakers, Distributors and Activists Can Work Together
10 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  There's no doubt that film has a unique capacity to tell powerful human stories that often shed light on critical social issues - but how can filmmakers and distributors connect to audiences that care? This panel will explore models of collaboration between filmmakers, distributors and activists who can tap into communities that care about the important social issues explored in film.
  Marcy Garriott (Producer, The Least of These), Jason Tyrrell (Acq, IndiePix), Rebecca Bernhardt (ACLU)
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3:00 PM
to 4:30 PM

Robert Rodriguez and Henry Selick: A Conversation From the Third Dimension
138 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Grindhouse) and Animator/Director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas) are two of the most technologically restless filmmakers in the industry, as evidenced by their adoption of 3D technology in their latest pictures. In a special SXSW 2009 conversation moderated by distinguished UT professor and AFS founding board member Charles Ramirez-Berg, these two innovators will discuss their careers, and the pleasures and pitfalls of 3D filmmaking as a glimpse into the future of the movie-going experience.
  Henry Selick (Dir, LAIKA), Robert Rodriguez (Troublemaker Studios), Charles Ramirez-Berg (Professor of Film Studies, University of Texas Austin)
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3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

The Elevator Pitch
35 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  How you talk about your film can mean the difference between an audience and an empty screening--between distribution and selling DVDs on your website. When you only have a minute or so to talk about your film, how do you say enough without saying too much? A panel of festival regulars will listen to your pitch and offer feedback on how to refine it.
  Shelby Stone (Producer, Shelby Stone Productions), Robert Wilonsky (Dallas Observer), Christy Lemire (Film critic, Associated Press Television), Liesl Copland (Agent, Endeavor)
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3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

A Conversation with Col Needham
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  SXSW aims to bring to light the fascinating origins of the go-to database, IMDB.com. As definitive and important as the site has become in the world of film and entertainment, surprisingly little is known about its visionary founder. An early adopter of the Internet's burgeoning potential, Needham developed his essential site from a simple spreadsheet into an established online stalwart, with over 57 million unique visitors each month. More recently, its implementation of digital video hosting and streaming has secured IMDb's reputation at the forefront of the savvy cinephile's online experience.
  Col Needham (Founder/Managing Dir, IMDB.com), Eugene Hernandez (Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, indieWIRE)
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3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

You're Living in Your Own Private Branded Entertainment Experience
20 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Want less talk and more action? Join Campfire as we create an event that mirrors one of our real world campaigns. We provide the setup but it's the audience that ultimately decides what happens. Along the way you'll catch a glimpse at the internal workings of this style of advertising.
Brian Cain, moderator (Campfire), Brian Clark (gmdstudios.com), Dee Cook (addlepated.net), Steve Peters (stevepeters.org), Lance Weiler (lanceweiler.com)
Tags  film panel

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Girl Gaming Goes Mainstream: Cliches, Reality, and Community
3 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  In the world of video games, women are a high growth demographic that can't be ignored. Examine which companies have failed and succeeded in trying to reach this audience.
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