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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Indie Film Track: Distribution and Marketing

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Even after post-production, the independent filmmaking journey is not finished yet. The end goal, after all, is for people to see your film. Along with navigating the festival circuit, often a filmmaker’s ideal scenario is to find distribution. This can be challenging and arduous work. This panel will feature representatives who can provide insight on the ever-changing distribution models, marketing strategies and practices, and the positive role film festivals can play along the journey.

Moderators
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David Gil

marketing director/programmer Violet Crown Cinemas
David Gil began his career working in film and television production with A Scanner Darkly and “American Idol” among his list of credits. He transitioned into film programming in 2009 and has programmed for various festivals including ActionFest, the world’s first film festival dedicated to action films and Austin Film Festival, where he oversaw six film competitions including 2 of which are recognized by the Academy of Motion... Read More →

Panelists
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Evan Bregman

Director of Programming, Rooster Teeth
Evan Bregman is Director of Programming at Rooster Teeth Productions, a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. In this role, he oversees the strategic release of over 7,000 long- and short-form videos per year across a network of websites and social media channels including Rooster Teeth's flagship membership platform FIRST. Bregman is... Read More →
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Jacob Jaffke

producer In a Valley of Violence, Sleepwalk with Me, Don't Think Twice, The Sacrament, Jamie Marks Is Dead
Jacob Jaffke is an award­winning producer and the head of development & production for filmmaker Tate Taylor's Wyolah Films. Before joining Wyolah in early 2016, Jaffke was the head of feature film development at producer Eric Newman's Studiocanal backed co­venture Grand Electric. In his role with Grand Electric, he supervised the development of nearly two dozen features including the adaptation of the Trevor Lummis book LIFE &... Read More →
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Barbara Twist

Managing Director at Art House Convergence
Barbara Twist is a filmmaker based in Detroit, Michigan. As a producer, her credits include an independent feature, Consideration (2013), and as a director, her credits include Shark Tank, a short film which screened at the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on two short films. In addition to her work as a filmmaker, she is the Managing Director of the Art House Convergence, an international... Read More →
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Laura Walker

CEO of AG Capital
Laura Walker has over ten years of experience in film which spans production, post-production, financing, packaging and domestic sales.  After graduating from the University of Texas, Laura worked on projects like BOYHOOD and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.  However, most of her career has been spent at Creative Artists Agency where as an agent, she put together films like STILL ALICE, THE MASTER, UNDER THE SKIN, SPRING BREAKERS, THE HEAT, and... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:45pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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