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 GREAT PACKAGE.

Learn how to package and position your film to raise financing and get it sold at An intimate conference for producers in NYC.

April 15th, 9am - 6pm

The James Hotel, NOMAD

in partnership with

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AGENDA

9am | Check in

9:30 - 10 | Introduction to packaging YOUR OWN PROJECTs

Topics include the elements of a package, where producers should start, and how much time to budget for packaging during development.

10 - 11:30 | PANEL: Attaching cast

Actor Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy, 13 Reasons Why), Actor/Director Mike Doyle (Sell By), and Actor Cassie Freeman (The Enemy Within, Luke Cage) join us for a panel about getting actors excited about your work. We'll also discuss how attaching actors affects the package, when and how to send asks, and more.

11:45 - 1 | PANEL: Packaging and Finance

Producers Mollye AsherAlex CirilloRose Ganguzza, and Francine Ganguzza discuss bringing in finance, working with different financial sources, international co-productions, equity vs. sponsorship, and more.

1 - 2 | Lunch break

2:00 - 4:15 | WORKSHOP: DEFINING YOUR AUDIENCE, STRUCTURING YOUR PITCH, CRAFTING YOUR ASK, LEVERAGING AN AUDIENCE

Hosted by producer and Big Vision Empty Wallet founder Dani Faith Leonard.

4:30 - 5:45 | PANEL: PACKAGING AND SALES

Producers Houston King and Krysanne Katsoolis and sales agent Lucas Verga join us to discuss packaging projects with sales in mind, the difference between packaging for domestic vs. international sales, and more.

5:45 - 6 | Wrap Up and Networking

Attendees will be invited to join us for networking at the bar.

**All events and speakers are subject to change.

HOSTED BY:

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DANI FAITH LEONARD | CO-HOST

Dani is a producer and comedian and the co-founder of inclusion-focused film and media incubator Big Vision Empty Wallet. Founded in 2010, Big Vision has supported dozens of independent projects. Recent films include COAST (Producer, post-production), POWER OF PEARL (Producer), LEZ BOMB (Executive Producer), THE LIGHT OF THE MOON (Executive Producer), RED WHITE & WASTED (Co-Producer, Tribeca 2019 Premiere).

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MANDY WARD | CO-HOST

Mandy is a producer and the co-founder of First Time Fest, which features original inspiring works by First Time Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, Screenwriters and Film Composers. Recent films include SELL BY (Producer), THE MAN IN THE WOODS (Producer), PENNHURST (Producer), HELLO AGAIN (Associate Producer), LITTLE MEN (Associate Producer).

SPEAKERS & panelists INCLUDE:

SEE ALL SPEAKER BIOS HERE

ADDITIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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The conference will take place at

The James Hotel, Nomad

22 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Ticket Price: $150

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW

FAQS

Who is this conference for?

This conference is for filmmakers and producers with projects in any stage of production who want to learn how to package their own work and take their projects to the next level. While beginners are absolutely welcome, the lectures will be geared towards the mid-level to advanced filmmaker/producer/creative. We’re excited to meet you!

will there be time to meet the other attendees?

Yes! The setting will be quite intimate and we have built in time for mingling.

DO I NEED TO HAVE ANYTHING PREPARED?

You do not need to have a project or a pitch prepared! Just come ready to learn, take notes, and have a great time.

WILL LUNCH BE SERVED?

Lunch will not be served but there will be a break for lunch built in when you can go and grab a bite.

CAN I ARRANGE A DISCOUNT FOR MY GROUP/ORGANIZATION?

Please contact us through the form HERE.

I CAN’T BE IN NY. WILL YOU BRING THIS TO MY CITY?

Please contact us through the form HERE.