A Panel Discussion on the State of Independent Filmmaking in Florida
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FREE! AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Orange County Convention Center: West Building, 9800 International Drive; Orlando, FL 32819
As part of Florida’s Future Filmmakers all-day entertainment festival, come join a free panel discussion featuring Florida-based independent filmmakers and members of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council’s Independent Film Task Force. This panel will feature candid two-way dialogue focused on nurturing the needs of Florida’s independent filmmakers. We want to hear your ideas on how to make it easier for filmmakers in Florida to get their productions made. Panelists include:
Paul Sirmons – Currently Florida’s State Film Commissioner; director/producer of the indie feature, The First of May; producer of three other indie features, most recently Michael King’s The Way Back Home; DGA Production Manager and First Assistant Director for 20 years.
Gregg Hale – Producer of The Blair Witch Project, the most successful indie feature ever; most recently produced the indie feature, Altered. Also produced the indie feature, Say Yes Quickly, and syndie TV series In Search Of and Freaky Links.
Dr Paul N. Lazarus, III – Produced eight major motion pictures, including Barbarosa, Capricorn One, and Westworld; 68 award-winning educational films; Former Production head for Home Box Office, Marble Arch, ABC Pictures, and Palomar Pictures; screenwriter; and currently director of the University of Miami’s Motion Picture Program.
Wayne Morris – Assoc. Producer/Production Manager, Miami Vice feature (2006), Co-Producer, Two for the Money (2005), and Exorcist: The Beginning (2004); Associate Producer on Rush Hour (1998). Produced Mortal Kombat indie syndicated series.
Ralph Clemente – Involved in 29 features, including Director/Producer of Small Town Conspiracy; Co-Producer, Killing Time, a Sundance feature; Dunsmore; Executive Producer of Lay of the Land, a Jonathon Krane feature; Associate Producer, Cease Fire with Don Johnson; Program Chair of the Valencia Community College Film Production Technology Program.
More panelists may be added. This is an opportunity to get a better understanding of what’s happening in the world of independent filmmaking! Seating is limited to 600 people.
The all-day event also includes a special 10th Anniverary showing of Clerks, a no holds barred Q&A with legendary filmmaker Kevin “Silent Bob” Smith at 2:00pm, and lots of networking opportunities. Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $50 at the door, if available. Thousands are expected to attend this special event. Tickets are still available for this event at www.floridafilmmakers.com. Doors open at 8:00am