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Saturday, November 1
 

10:30am

Welcome to the Boys’ Club: Memphis Women Making Movies

A panel of local female filmmakers talk about the challenges and rewards of making movies in Memphis. Panelists include Laura Jean Hocking (ANTENNA), DeAara Lewis (TRICKS), Melissa Anderson Sweazy (JOHN’S FARM), and Mechelle Wilson (JUST A MEASURE OF FAITH).

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

12:00pm

Where is the Money and How do I get it?

Veteran indie producer Mike S. Ryan talks about current trends in indie film finance. The talk will touch upon tax credits, private equity, foreign sales, debt equity and foreign co-production options for Americans.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.

Saturday November 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

1:30pm

A look at FREE IN DEED with producer Mike Ryan

A ten year journey for a film finally starts to approach completion. Producer Mike Ryan will shows scenes from the film shot last January in memphis, and outline the path ahead.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Filmmakers

Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

1:45pm

Black Indie Filmmaking in the Age of Obama

Despite recent high profile successes, black themed independent films still exist mostly on the margins. In an era of great uncertainty in the indie sphere in general, how are black indie filmmakers specifically coping with the decline of traditional revenue streams, the paucity of black financing partners and the persistent disinterest of their work to foreign audiences, international sales companies and large swaths of the African-American community? Filmmaker Magazine’s Brandon Harris leads this talk with Darius Clark Monroe (EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL), Lacey Schwartz (LITTLE WHITE LIE), Moon Molson (THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST), and Thomas Allen Harris (THROUGH A LENS DARKLY).

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Saturday November 1, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:00pm

Lessons Learned for a Creative Life: From the Front Lines of Indie Cinema Revolutions

You say you want to make movies? Or maybe you just want to generate beautiful things? Whatever it is, you know you want to use your labor in service of what you love. Producer Ted Hope has made over 70 excellent films, launched several successful companies, and now runs Fandor, bringing film lovers and makers together through an incredible collection of important and entertaining cinema available for streaming. Ted will share his top lessons learned, and several of his secrets earned, in this rare opportunity to see what drives his deep “Hope For Film”. Prepare to leave knowing how you too can have a sustainable and generative creative life, if you dare!

Burke’s Book Store will on hand with copies of Ted’s newly-released book, Hope for Film, available for purchase after the presentation.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.

 


Saturday November 1, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

4:30pm

Acquisition vs. Exhibition

The Commercial Appeal’s John Beifuss leads this conversation with Dan Guando (The Weinstein Company’s Executive Vice President of Acquisitions) and Jeff Kaufman (Malco Theatres’ Senior Vice President of Film and Marketing) about the push and pull relationship between the studios that acquire independent features and the theatres that show them.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Saturday November 1, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104
 
Sunday, November 2
 

12:00pm

Crowdfunding to Build Independence
The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film.  However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. Seed&Spark and Tugg are combining forces to invest in the future of independent film by offering a comprehensive Crowdfunding to Build Independence workshop.  This two-hour session for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. Click here to register. 

Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:00pm

Bringing 'Adventure Time' to Life: Storyboarding for Animation with Kent Osborne

From SpongeBob SquarePants to Phineas and Ferb and now Adventure TimeKent Osborne is a writer and storyboard artist that has captured the imagination of children and adults everywhere. Hear him talk about his creative process and how he writes for your favorite animated characters.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Sunday November 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

5:00pm

The Sony Toolbox for Indie Film Makers

A presentation featuring SONY Large Sensor Camera Technology. If you’re a working cinematographer, or hope to be one some day, this is one presentation you won’t want to miss.
For details, visit www.sony.com/35mm

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Sunday November 2, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104