Tag: independent filmmakers

Hollywood’s New Inside Baseball Panel – February 26th, 7pm

Vendetta Management Presents: “Hollywood’s New Inside Baseball: a Panel Discussion” in partnership with Roadmap Writers and Filmocracy.
Join us for a lively discussion regarding new trends in the entertainment industry from Hollywood’s “new elite”. We will be discussing different versions of film financing, the importance and impact of diversity, as well as trends in current talent representation.

Tickets available here!

Speakers Include:

  1. Executive Producer Viviana Zarragoitia, VP of Three Point Capital (Credits include critical and
    commercial hits: ‘Manchester By The Sea’, ‘Permission’, ‘Tragedy Girls’, ‘Tully, Destroyer’,
    and ‘To Dust’!)
  2. Manager/Producer Antonio D’Intino, Manager at Circle of Confusion (Clients include writer
    Micah Ranum (THE SILENCING) and directors Keith Thomas (FIRESTARTER) and Cat
    Solen (THE SHIVERING TRUTH). His clients’ films have played at TIFF, Cannes, Sundance
    and SXSW, among others.)
  3. Director of Development Auri Maruri, Director of Development at Day Zero Productions
    (Trevor Noah’s Production Company. Auri is known for her work on billion-dollar blockbusters
    Twilight, The Hunger Games and the Step Up franchise).
  4. SVP, Acquisitions and Distribution at Vertical Entertainment Josh Spector. Josh has been
    responsible for acquiring and releasing such titles as GOTTI, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB, THE
    HEAD HUNTER, CODE 8, DRUNK PARENTS, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, LYING AND
    STEALING, PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN and PROSECUTING EVIL.
    Hosted by Jasper Grey (Manager/Producer, Vendetta Management).
    20% of ticket proceeds will be donated to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue.
    This event will sell out so get your tickets now!
    Panel speakers will be announced on 1/30/2020.
    The night’s agenda:
    7-8p: Mix & Mingle
    8-9p: Speaker Panel
    9-10p: Networking Mixer
    Early bird tickets are available until 1/30/2020!

VIP Tickets include access to the VIP Lounge before and after the panel where you will joined by the panel speakers as well as other VIP guests. Beer + Wine and small bites will be available to VIP ticket holders as well as reserved seating in the theater. Limited number.
Speaker Bios:

Viviana Zarragoitia (Executive Producer, Three Point Capital) –
Viviana Zarragoitia began her career in the entertainment industry working in production accounting at Millennium Films and Bold Films. She then spent 5 years at Lionsgate, where she started working in the accounting department and segued into the finance division, specifically,
profit participation. While working in profit participation, she oversaw the preparation of multi-million dollar film and television distribution deals. She was then promoted to the group’s audit division, where she managed film and television royalty audits of producers’ profit participation statements. In 2013, she joined Three Point Capital, a boutique firm that
specializes in senior lending on film and television projects. While at Three Point Capital, Viviana has been involved in the financing of over 70 independent films, and worked with such producers as Cassian Elwes, Rob Barnum, Anthony Bregman, James Schamus, Aaron Gilbert,
Kimberly Steward, Nicolas Chartier and Kevin Frakes, among others. As Vice President, Viviana closes the financing on every film that the company is involved in, as well as manage the company’s operations in its satellite offices (Ohio and Louisiana). Viviana has received over a
dozen Executive Producers credits on titles she has financed. She graduated Cum Laude with a double-major in Business and English from Loyola Marymount University, where she also teaches classes on film finance.


Antonio D’Intino (Manager/Producer, Circle of Confusion)-
Antonio is a Literary Manager at the production and management company Circle of Confusion, whose clients include writer Micah Ranum (THE SILENCING) and directors Keith Thomas (FIRESTARTER) and Cat Solen (THE SHIVERING TRUTH. His clients’ films have played at TIFF, Cannes, Sundance and SXSW, among others. Circle and their clients have worked on some of the biggest releases in film, television and online including Oscar-winners and Nominees THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING,
MISSOURI, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, THE MATRIX, COCO, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, FIRST MAN, MUDBOUND, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Circle is also known for their commercial hits including AQUAMAN, BLACK PANTHER, DOCTOR STRANGE, “The Walking Dead”, THE BOOK OF ELI, “Alias Grace”, THE
SHALLOWS, “Sense8”, V FOR VENDETTA, the JOHN WICK franchise, “Outcast”, “Daredevil” and THE CONJURING.
Antonio previously worked in the Motion Picture Literary department at APA Talent & Literary Agency. He then moved to Plattform, a management company led by Jeremy Platt whose clieny credits include Cinemax’s “Outcast”, the upcoming GODZILLA VS. KONG, Warner Bros. IT, Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER, the BBC’s “Broadchurch”, and HBO’s NIGHTINGALE.

Auri Maruri (Director of Development, Day Zero Productions) –
Originally from Austin, TX, Auri Maruri began her career on the agency side at CAA working for Richard Lovett and Adam Kanter before making the switch to the studio side. Since then, Auri has worked on billion-dollar blockbusters such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and the Step Up franchise. Previously, Auri was Director of Production, Development & Acquisitions at Lionsgate’s Latino label: Pantelion Films. At Pantelion, she oversaw the production of three films, including the hugely successful comedy and family films: How To Be A Latin Lover, which grossed over $61
million worldwide.
Prior to Pantelion, Auri worked directly for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman, Rob Friedman, as part of the development team behind such feature films as Wonder, The Glass Castle, The Shack, Divergent, Warm Bodies, Ender’s Game, Now You See Me, The Hunger
Games, Perks of Being A Wallflower, Gone, The Twilight Saga, and Step Up.

Josh Spector (SVP, Acquisitions and Distribution, Vertical Entertainment) –
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Josh started his career working for various indie producers before moving to the studio side at eOne doing TV distribution then spent 5 years at MGM doing feature acquisitions. Josh returned to the indie space to head acquisitions at
Gravitas Ventures and is now SVP, Acquisitions & Distribution at Vertical Entertainment where he is responsible for acquiring over 50 titles a year out of festivals and markets including Sundance, EFM, Cannes, SXSW and Tribeca. Josh has been responsible for acquiring and releasing such titles as GOTTI, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB, THE HEAD HUNTER, CODE 8,
DRUNK PARENTS, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, LYING AND STEALING, PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN and PROSECUTING EVIL.
About WIRES: “Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on native wildlife. Wildlife Rescue 7 days a week, 365 days a year. WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.” Learn more at: https://www.wires.org.au/

Tickets available here!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Rock the Shorts Film Festival – March 7th, 12pm-11pm

Rock the Shorts Film Festivalclick here for the festival website!

About the festival:

The founders of Rock the Shorts are both filmmakers and huge fans of short films. Shorts can pack an emotional punch and take us on a wonderful ride in 40 minutes or less. We feel the creators of such entertainment deserve recognition and encouragement.

When your film is an “Official Selection” at a well-organized film festival it is the most gratifying experience. This is what we want to bring to you. Our goal is to further inspire you to keep creating…keep writing…keep directing…keep producing…keep acting…keep telling stories…keep making short films! 

Tickets available here!

Schedule

12 – 1:30PM – Film Block One:  (RAHEEL, UNDERSEE, YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, NIGHT TERRORS, SPIES, TOWN HALL with Q&A to follow)
2:00 – 3:30PM – Film Block Two: (IRIC, TRICK OF THE OLD CAT, THE CHANGE, SPACE JUMP, THE TOOTH RACKET, LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY with Q&A to follow)
4 -5:30PM – Film Block Three: (LATASHA HARLINS: A ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE, (UN) DIVIDED, THE DEEJAY, THE FORK, MOVIE NIGHT with Q&A to follow)
5- 6PM -Early RED CARPET for filmmakers & special guests (a professional photographer will take photos in front of the step and repeat banner and interviews by author  & comedian Beth Lapides host of the  UnCabaret Show!)
6 – 7PM – SHORTS FROM OUR FRIENDS: THE HOOSAC by actress Matilda Szydagis of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL  and THE ARRIVAL featuring Michael McMillian of TRUE BLOOD and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. Q&A to follow. 
6:30- 7:30PM -Late RED CARPET for filmmakers & special guests (a professional photographer will take photos in front of the step and repeat banner and interviews by author  & comedian Beth Lapides host of the  UnCabaret Show!)
7:30-9:00PM – Film Block Four: (GENERATION LOCKDOWN, THE DIFFERENCE, TOWNES, 9862, BASIC, ME TOO NICE with Q&A to follow)
9:30 -11PM – Film Block Five and Announcement of “Best of the Fest” (ANACRONTE, ACTUALLY DYING UP HERE, THE LAST CALL, THE HUMAN CONDITION, RUG AND A HARD PLACE, APEULOGY, JUST FRIENDS with Q&A to follow)

For those staying for several film blocks THE FILMMAKERS LOUNGE, UPSTAIRS AT THE VENUE, WILL BE OPEN FROM 3-6PM. It will be stocked with complimentary water, soda and snacks. This is in addition to what the venue has available for sale.

Locarno in Los Angeles – February 13th-16th

An unprecedented collaboration between Acropolis Cinema and the Locarno Film Festival, the fourth annual Locarno Festival in Los Angeles returns in 2020 to the Downtown Independent cinema, home of the festival’s first two editions. Running from February 13-16, the festival will present a special four-day program following three successful editions from 2017-2019.

Website and ticket info here!

Thursday, February 13
8:00pm-9:25pm – HAM ON RYE (Opening night), Cast and crew Q&A

Friday, February 14
5:00pm-6:12pm OROSLAN
8:00pm-9:51pm – A GIRL MISSING (Spotlight selection)
Saturday, February 15
12:00pm-1:24pm – THE TREE HOUSE
2:30pm-3:56pm – A VOLUNTARY YEAR
5:00pm-6:30pm – ENDLESS NIGHT
8:00pm-10:04pm – VITALINA VARELA (Centerpiece)

Sunday, February 16
12:00pm-1:00pm – BIRD ISLAND
2:30pm-3:37pm – THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER
5:00pm-6:34pm KRABI 2562
8:00pm-9:31pm – SPACE DOGS (Closing night)

Moondance – March 20th, 8pm

Moondance, screening March 20th at 8 PM

Moondance is a zany musical comedy that follows a rogue director that turns a run of the mill Hollywood love story into a big band musical with the help of his crew and the out of the loop actors.
Join the cast and crew at this exclusive opportunity to see Moondance during its theatrical run!

Tickets available here!

Moondance was written and directed by Cooper Flannigan

The film stars Jonah Robinson, Carolyn Rabbers, Cooper Flannigan, Sam Jones, Brandon Stewart with Kami Flanders, Jordan Mullins and Adam Conove

The film was produced by Chase Crawford and Cooper Flannigan

Locarno in Los Angeles – February 13th-16th

An unprecedented collaboration between Acropolis Cinema and the Locarno Film Festival, the fourth annual Locarno Festival in Los Angeles returns in 2020 to the Downtown Independent cinema, home of the festival’s first two editions. Running from February 13-16, the festival will present a special four-day program following three successful editions from 2017-2019. 

Website and ticket info here!

Thursday, February 13
8:00pm-9:25pm – HAM ON RYE (Opening night), Cast and crew Q&A

Friday, February 14
5:00pm-6:12pm OROSLAN
8:00pm-9:51pm – A GIRL MISSING (Spotlight selection)
Saturday, February 15
12:00pm-1:24pm – THE TREE HOUSE
2:30pm-3:56pm – A VOLUNTARY YEAR
5:00pm-6:30pm – ENDLESS NIGHT
8:00pm-10:04pm – VITALINA VARELA (Centerpiece) 

Sunday, February 16
12:00pm-1:00pm – BIRD ISLAND
2:30pm-3:37pm – THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER
5:00pm-6:34pm KRABI 2562
8:00pm-9:31pm – SPACE DOGS (Closing night)

I Am Human – February 12th, 7pm

I Am Human – Film Screening & Panel Discussion, February 12th 7pm

Tickets available here!

Winner of four “Best Feature” awards following its premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, I AM HUMAN chronicles the emotional journeys of three real-world pioneers with implantable brain interfaces – a paraplegic, blind retiree, and an artist struggling with Parkinson’s – and the scientists and entrepreneurs on the frontlines of pressing technical and ethical quandaries.

Will the same technology that cures disease lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? From the research lab to the operating table, I AM HUMAN follows humanity’s march down a new evolutionary path, unpacking the emerging complexity and real world possibilities of a technology that challenges the very essence of what it means to be human.

Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby, I AM HUMAN premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. See what others are saying about the movie: Wired | The Big Think | CBS News

LA Dance Film Festival – February 8th, 6pm

LA Dance Film Festival – February 8th

Screening 6:00 PM, Awards Show 8:00 PM

The LA Dance Film Festival was founded in 2016 with the intention of creating more opportunities for dance filmmakers and increase visibility of dance film as an art form. We accept a variety of film genres with the stipulation that dance is utilized as the main storytelling component.

Dance film is a genre of cinematic storytelling created through movement. In contrast to traditional dialogue-driven films, dance films offer new ways to connect with characters and ideas that are beyond words. While dance film has been produced for decades, we found it was surprisingly underrepresented in Los Angeles.

LADFF aims to expand local creation, collaboration and viewership through exhibiting extraordinary international dance films, connecting filmmakers and providing new opportunities for emerging artists.

Tickets available here!