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Sunday, Sep. 29

CONVERGENCE AT NYFF 51

Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at The Lincoln Center, NYC

All panels will be in TBD.

01 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

PLATFORM AGNOSTIC, BRAND SPECIFIC

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What do trendy tastemakers, magazine publishers and traditional television networks have in common? They all need to become platform agnostic and transcend their roots to cross into new and uncharted territory. While Daily Candy is transforming from an aggregator into an original content generator with high aspirations, Condé Nast has long provided filmmakers with material for first-rate adaptations. HBO and Bravo on the other hand started out as TV’s innovators on cross platform extensions and quickly left their TV roots behind for HBOgo and Bravo-online. What does it take to succeed in a world increasingly defined by the content produced and less by the means audiences discover it and what can indie creators learn from these trendsetters?

 

Moderator: Paul Kontonis, Chairman, International Academy of Web Television

Panelists:

  • Alexa Wilson, VP of Marketing, DailyCandy
  • Brian Fountain, Principal, Mister Face
  • Gary Delfiner, Chief Digital Officer, Float Left Interactive
  • Mahyad Tousi, CEO & Co-Founder, BoomGen Studios
  • Suejin Yang, VP Digital Media, Bravo
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02 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MAKING MOVIES AS THE ULTIMATE SOCIAL MEDIUM

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In the early 2000’s advances in inexpensive digital video cameras and easy to use editing software placed the means of production in the hands of any person with the will to become a filmmaker. It wasn’t long before web sites like YouTube and Vimeo provided creators with a way to get their work seen by a global audience. Technology is once again revolutionizing filmmaking – from professional creators to novice makers – this time fueled by crowdfunding and microfinance sites likes Kickstarter, IndieGogo, and Seed & Spark. With technology, distribution, and finance readily available to hungry creatives this panel of industry pros asks the question “has there ever been a better time to create content?”

Moderator: Thomas Rigler, Principal, Rigler Creative

Panelists:

  • Adam Klaff, Head of Business Development, VHX
  • Caitlin Bergmann, Sr. Social Media Manager, The Concept Farm
  • Emily Best, Founder and CEO, Seed&Spark
  • Jeremy Redleaf, Producer, Actor, Creator, Brackets Creative
  • Mariam Asmar, Social Strategist, McCann-Erickson Worldwide
  • Shilpi Gupta, Director, Changing the Game – The Soccer Documentary
  • Vann Alexandra Daly, "Crowdsourceress" + Crowdfunding Producer, Neil Young's PonoMusic
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