Wed. Oct 5th, 2022

Celebs, pitch fest, Marlon Jackson and Louis Gossett Jr., and more at upcoming Independent Filmmaker Day!,Independent Filmmaker Day will take place live on Zoom – June 23 & 24, 2021,Rubenstein Business Law and Ornstein Schuler State Film Tax Credits present Independent Filmmaker Day, held Live via Zoom on June 23th & 24th, 2021.,Whether you are a beginner or an experienced producer, this event is for you. We help independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry, and champion collaborative and impactful storytelling at all stages.,For beginners, you will hear from industry experts providing you with real-world practical advice to help turn your dream idea or screenplay into reality. Rather than paying thousands of dollars to attend film school or lengthy monthly/weekly courses, in only 2 days with IFD you will learn how to pitch your idea, structure your project, find funding, and locate distribution.,For experienced filmmakers, you will hear from Oscar and Emmy Nominated Experts that will teach you how to add value to your projects. You will learn new strategies on how to finance your film/tv project, how to market your film/tv project using social media, how to attract A-List talent, how to maximize tax strategies under IRS Code 181, and how to sell your film/tv project to networks, Netflix and Amazon.,Our event will contain a special focus on music in film/television. You will learn how do you monetize your music, how to place your music in film/tv, and how to promote your music and leverage business opportunities.,June 23, 2021 -,3 pm – 10 pm EST – Film/TV Panel Discussions!,Panel Discussions: Hear from industry experts on a variety of topics in film/tv including: acting, directing, producing, film funding, distribution, social media, product placement, post-production, entertainment law, and more. Each panel lasts one hour and includes Q&A from the audience. When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email 3 days before the event to register on Zoom, which will provide the Zoom link.,Confirmed Panelists include:,5)Patrick Jerome – Since launching his career as a producer and director with the real life based drama Deportation in 2001, Jerome has written and directed the feature length films Holla At Me (2007) and Open Vacancy (2012) and the short films Day By Day (2012) and The Last Delivery (2015). He has also served as executive producer on the 2008 film Walls Have Ears and Assassin’s Bullet, a 2012 drama thriller starring Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland. Patrick is also the Founder of Boston International Film Festival.,June 24, 2021 -,2:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST – Expert Roundtables.,Your opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from experts in the film and tv industry about your specific project. We will have a total of three different Expert Roundtables with a different expert at each table (limited to one hour and only 15 attendees per expert). When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email 3 days before the event to register on Zoom, which will provide the Zoom link.,5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Seminar: Master Your Pitch!,Prepare for the Pitch Competition with this special pitching seminar by Entertainment Lawyer and Producer David Rubenstein . You will learn:,About David Rubenstein:,David Rubenstein is an Entertainment Lawyer who has been voted a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” for 7 years in a row, an award given to less than 5% of all attorneys. Most recently, David helped raise funding for the acclaimed film, 1917, which won 3 Oscars, and also served as a Producer’s Consultant on the highly regarded film, Human Capital, starring Marisa Tomei and Liev Schreiber, which premiered on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival.,7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST – Pitch Competition.,Your opportunity to Pitch your film/tv project for a chance to win over $40,000 in in-kind services to help make your project. Each pitch is limited to 3 minutes in a “shark-tank” style format before a panel of 3 judges. The fourth vote will be comprised of an audience member vote, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on for your best chance to win! (limited to only 25 pitches on a first come first serve basis). You will be able to share your screen during your 3 minute pitch if you want to incorporate video. All film, tv, and documentary projects are eligible to win. When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email 3 days before the event to register on Zoom, which will provide the Zoom link. The day of the event we will email you a list of which order you will pitch. The order will be comprised based on the order in which contestants signed up (ie first to sign up will go first). You can use video as part of your pitch.,10:00 pm to 11:30 pm EST – Virtual After Party,Party and Network with your fellow attendees and panelists in a virtual setting using the popular app TapRoom. You will be emailed the download instructions and link to join after buying a ticket.,June 23-24, 2021,3:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST,Live on Zoom,Independent Filmmaker Day is Produced by Eric Vollweiler.,Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite,Eventbrite link,For more on Independent Filmmaker Day please visit,

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