WHERE'S THE MONEY? How to Finance an Independent Film
This panel brought together four top industry professionals who are at the forefront of film financing. Two of them are University of Arizona alums. All of them are expert at finding the money for film financing, using all types of domestic and foreign resources, incentives, presales, investors, and co-productions. They know where the money is hiding, and how to get it committed to a film budget. The panelists were Jonathan Deckter, Maren Olson, Glen Mastroberte, and Matthew Rhodes.
Friday DECEMBER 4, 2015 - 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. - UA Center for Creative Photography
AGENTS & MANAGERS: What They Do and How to Get One
The impressive group of agents and managers on this panel explained how they built their careers and how they build successful careers for their clients. They also shared valuable information on how to go about getting an agent or manager. The all-alum panelists were Michael Cooper, Matt Luber, Brad Slater, and Troy Zien, all of them based at prestigious L.A. agencies.
Friday October 26, 2012 - 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. - UA Center for Creative Photography
CREATING A GREAT TV SERIES: From Idea To Development To Production
This panel offered students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to learn directly from industry executives and “show runners,” Joe Port, Lisa Roos, Jennifer Breslow, and Robert Myman about their experiences moving a TV show idea to production. Some of their credits include Person of Interest, Alcatraz, New Girl, The Mentalist, The Vampire Diaries, and The Office among others.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - UA Center for Creative Photography
WEB SERIES – THE NEW WAY IN?
This panel provided an opportunity to learn first-hand from producers, writers, actors, directors, and business execs who are successful in the burgeoning new world of web series. Panelists Ruth Livier, Julia Grob, Barrett Garese, and Mark Gantt revealed how they became trailblazers in this exciting way to use the web to tell all kinds of stories that might not have had a chance in traditional television.
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - UA Center for Creative Photography
BREAKING & ENTERING: THE NEW STATE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
The panelists on this panel, mostly alums, shared their stories of breaking into the entertainment industry and how they've achieved so much success. They also talked about how they deal with the challenges of a quickly and ever-changing business.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. - JW Marriott Star Pass