Find new inspiration and spin the creative energy for your next project with this session on May 18 at 6 p.m. This session includes:
Sterling Anderson won an NAACP Image Award for “The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn” and is nominated twice. He is also the winner of the Movieguide Faith & Freedom Award and a Christopher Award for “The Gabby Douglas Story”.
Evan Ball is a screenwriter and television producer living in Los Angeles, California. After nearly a decade working as a crew member on various productions early in his career, he quit his job and attended UCLA’s MFA screenwriting program to pursue his longtime goal of being a screenwriter. . Originally, he intended to focus exclusively on feature films, but he fell in love with television while at UCLA and never looked back. He is currently writing and producing season 2 of the popular Paramount Plus TV show, “Mayor of Kingstown”.
Laurel Broc is an art director and production designer based in Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience working in the entertainment industry, Laurel has a wide variety of television and film work experience. His most recent credits include art direction for TV shows “The Wonder Years” (2021), “Abbott Elementary”, “Black-ish”, “America’s Got Talent” and “The Talk”.
Pat Hazel is one of the original writers of NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright, and a contributing commentator at National Public Radio. His more than 35 years as a writer, director and producer have made him the benchmark for personalized theatrical entertainment. Currently Creative Director of Creative Sweetwood in Austin, Texas.
Getting the most out of your festival
Your movie has been selected! Now what? Join these experts on May 25 at 6 p.m. to talk about how to get the most out of film festivals.
Andrew Chung is a writer/director based in Toronto, Canada. His films ‘Ma’, ‘Lovebites’ and ‘White Elephant’ have been shown on Air Canada, CBC and Super Channel. His web series, Millions, won him the Best Director award at the Marseille Web Fest in France. Andrew is also the co-founder of Asian Canadian Film Alliancea community advocacy group dedicated to championing the voices of Asian Canadians in film, and is a board member of the Racial Equity Screen Office.
Gabriela Ortega is an award-winning writer/director and actor born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of USC, a 2021-2022 Sundance Institute Art of Practice Fellow and is based in Los Angeles. Her short film “Huella” was produced as part of Lena Waithe’s Rising Voices Fellowship and was part of the official selection for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The short is in the process of being made into a feature film and won development funding through the first round of NewNarratives grants created by WarnerMedia OneFifty and NewFilmmakers LA.
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