110. Finding Authenticity in Your Work with Gurinder Chadha
Gurinder Chadha is a director, producer and writer best known for her films “Bride and Prejudice”, “The Mistress of Spices”, “Paris, je t’aime”, and Golden Globe nominated “Bend it Like Beckham”. Her latest film “Viceroy’s House” stars Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson, and Golden Globe nominated Hugh Bonneville.
109. From Theater to Film with Nick Hamm
Nick Hamm is a BAFTA award-winning British director and producer who has spent many years as a resident director with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His past films include “The Hole” starring Oscar nominated Keira Knightly, and “Killing Bono” starring Ben Barnes.
108. Staying The Course with Dulé Hill
Emmy nominated Dulé Hill is internationally recognized for his performance in Golden Globe winner “The West Wing”, Emmy nominated “Psych”, and teen movie “She’s All That”, amongst others.
107. Creating Award-Winning Documentaries with Glen Zipper
Glen Zipper is the producer of Oscar winning documentary “Undefeated”, as well as “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”, and Tower Records documentary “All Things Must Pass” directed by Colin Hanks. His new film is “Betting on Zero”, a powerful docu-thriller about controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, who is on a crusade, claiming that global nutritional giant Herbalife is the largest pyramid scheme in history.
106. Creating Oscar-Worthy Films with Garth Davis
Garth Davis is the director of 6 time Oscar nominated movie “Lion”. Originally a fine artist and designer, Garth is an internationally renowned commercials director. He won gold at the London International Award show, the prized Gold Lion at Cannes, and in 2010 received a finalist nomination from the DGA for best commercials director.
105. The Value of Hard Work with Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo is internationally renowned for his performance in television series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, “Andromeda”, “The O.C.” and “Two and a Half Men”, and his role in films such as “Soul Surfer”, “Abel’s Field”, and the massive box office hit “God’s Not Dead”. In addition, Kevin recently directed his debut feature film “Let There Be Light”.
104. The Art of Film Analytics
Jeffrey Hardy is the CEO of Film Profit, an analytics company that aims to provide producers, distributors, and financers of filmed entertainment with the highest quality information. Past clients of Film Profit include 20th Century Fox, Jim Henson Productions, the BBC, ICM, Universal Music Group, Walt Disney, Quincy Jones Media Group, Eastman Kodak and Summit Entertainment. Jeffrey also acts as the Chief Analyst for Baseline Analytics - the industry leading source for film revenue data...
Building The Franchise with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is the CEO of Platinum Studios, one of the world’s largest independent libraries of comic book characters. Scott has played an integral role in creating one of the largest bibles in comic book history: the Platinum Studios Macroverse, which includes anchor titles such as “Cowboys & Aliens”. A constant innovator, Scott established Platinum in 1997, following a successful career as the founder of Malibu Comics, which sold to Marvel in 1994. At Malibu, Scott led many...
102. How To Succeed with Short Films with Niall McKay
Niall McKay is an Emmy award-winning independent producer and director, a shorts programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Executive Director and Curator of Irish Film New York. Niall has just finished producing a historical documentary about the Filipino farmworkers for PBS. He is producing Oscar nominated writer-director Naomi Sheridan’s Bronx-based indie thriller “Boxes” and has written and directed a comedy TV series about the Irish in New York called “On The...
101. The Legal Aspect of Filmmaking with Dan Satorius
Dan Satorius is a world-class entertainment lawyer, with a practice that focuses principally on transactions, intellectual property, business structuring and financing. Furthermore, he is a nationally regarded attorney on clearance issues including Fair Use. His clients include Academy Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Peabody Award winning independent producers, writers, and broadcasters in the film and television industry. After graduating from film school and law school,...
100. The Art of Entrepreneurship with Kent Speakman
Kent Speakman is a producer and entrepreneur at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Examiner.com has called him “one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry.” He has won the iMedia Entertainment Marketing Award for “Best Digital Campaign” and “Best Mobile Entertainment Startup,” and he was awarded Evan Carmichael’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Follow” in 2013 preceded by the “iMedia Top Ten Digital Marketers” in 2009. Kent founded KONNECT – a...
99. Building an Alternative to Netflix with Scilla Andreen
Scilla Andreen is an Emmy nominated filmmaker, and the CEO and co-founder of IndieFlix, an online platform touted as the Netflix of independent film. Scilla has spoken at the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and SXSW. She has also been the award-winning costume designer of Golden Globe winning television shows “Party of Five”, and “The Wonder Years”, as well as “Dawson’s Creek”, “What I Like About You”, and “Jack & Jill”.
98. Predicting The Future of Content with Lynnwood Bibbens
Lynnwood Bibbens is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and sold multiple technology and e-commerce companies including American Discount Warehouse, a company he founded in 1996 and sold just 3 years later for over 10 times EBITDA. Lynnwood has formed long-term relationships with corporations such as Samsung, Toshiba, Vizio, Amazon, CBS, and Comcast to name a few. From 2007, Lynnwood has focused on the media and entertainment industry by integrating multiple dynamic content platforms...
97. Capitalizing on the OTT Revolution with Rich Hull
Rich Hull is Executive Chairman of Latin Everywhere, a Latino digital media company which owns the Pongalo OTT platform, the largest Latino film and TV network on YouTube, and one of the largest IP assets of Latino film and TV digital rights in the world. Rich has worked on media deals and turnarounds totaling well over a billion dollars with major media companies such as Disney, Universal, MGM, Warner Bros, Microsoft, and many others. Based on these experiences, he co-authored the...
96. Why the Film Industry Is About to Undergo its Biggest Change Yet with Rob Morgenroth
Rob Morgenroth is an Emmy winning visual effects producer and supervisor, as well as a studio management, business development, and marketing executive. He’s a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject of virtual and augmented reality, and VFX. Past projects that he’s worked on include Oscar nominated “Catch Me If You Can”, Oscar nominated “Wag The Dog”, and “Grosse Point Blank”.
95. Changing The World Through Film with Greg Reitman
Greg Reitman is the founder and CEO of Blue Water Entertainment, an independent production company focusing on environmentally consciousness-based entertainment. Greg produced the 2008 Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary “Fuel”. He wrote, produced, and directed the documentary “Hollywood’s Magical Island – Catalina” and his new documentary film “Rooted in Peace.” Greg was written up in Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top ten film producers creating content that makes a...
94. Crowdfunding 101 with Ramon Govea
Ramon Govea is a crowdfunding expert whose strategies and tactics have helped filmmakers, comic book artists, and inventors successfully raise over $1 million on rewards-based crowdfunding platforms. His past roles include positions at Crowdfundmastery.com and Krowdster. Ramon is also an experienced Line Producer and Director who has created branded web content for companies like Lion Forge Comics, Jansport, Doritos, and Warner Bros. Ramon primarily works with entertainment companies...
93. Breaking Through as a Female Director with Melanie Aitkenhead
Melanie Aitkenhead is the director of the upcoming reboot of "Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?", Oscar nominated James Franco's retelling of the 1996 classic film of the same name. The film stars Tori Spelling, with a cameo by Franco and premiered on Lifetime. She’s also the director of the film adaption of James Franco's popular novel Actors Anonymous, which explores the lives of young actors in Hollywood and stars Franco alongside Oscar nominated Eric Roberts, Keegan Allen, and Scott...
92. Why Film Insurance Can Make or Break Your Production with Doug Hodges
Doug Hodges is an expert in film production insurance with a long tenure at Truman Van Dyke. Today Doug is Vice President at Front Row Insurance, an entertainment insurance firm specializing in the film industry, the music industry, theatre companies, and photography with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Past productions that Doug has brokered insurance for include “The Boy Next Door” starring Golden Globe nominated Jennifer Lopez, and “Insidious:...
91. Rusty Citron
Rusty Citron has had a lengthy and multi-faceted career in the film industry. As a senior studio executive he was responsible for innovative feature film and television distribution and marketing communications campaigns covering over 300 productions, including Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winners. He has worked for and with talented teams at 20th Century Fox, LucasFilm, Marvel, Walt Disney, MGM, Sony Pictures, and Universal Studios, amongst others. He led the team that revitalized Marvel...