Thursday, Oct. 24


Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA

All panels will be in Marina Vista Room.

01 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

KEYNOTE: Building a Truly Entertainment-Based Crowdfunding Company

How to apply lessons learned crowdfunding with Fundanything.com.

This platform, co-founded by Donald Trump, has helped projects from Jon Lovitz, Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette get funded.


Moderator: Brad Wyman, Chief Crowdfunding Officer, FundAnything


  • Adam Rifkin, Director, Director's Cut
  • Donovan Leitch, Actor & Musician
  • Jon Lovitz, Actor & Comedian
  • Mike August, Talent Executive, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Adam Carolla radio
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02 | 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Indiewire’s Crowdfunding Highlights of the Week

Movies, Shorts, and Web Series….and How to Crowdfund the Hell Out of Them

Moderator: Steve Greene, Assistant Editor, Criticwire


  • Ben Cannon, Director, Big Bad Art
  • David Mack, General Manager, The Industry
  • John Alan Thomson, Director, Lend a Hand for Love
  • Liz Manashil, Writer-Director, Bread & Butter
  • Michael Rousselet, co-founder, 5 Second Films
  • Stu Paul, Director, Lord of Catan
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04 | 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Crowdfunding 101: How To Choose the Right Platform and How to Build the Perfect Campaign

Just because a platform exists doesn’t mean its right for your property. With a variety of crowdfunding platforms to pick from, finding your target audience can be tough. Learn why doing your research on the right platform can make-or-break your campaign.

Moderator: Kevin Winston, Founder, Digital LA


  • Amir Give'on, Co-Founder, Jewcer
  • Chance Barnett, CEO & Co-Founder of Crowdfunder.com
  • James Kaelan, Creative Director, Seed&Spark
  • Marc Hofstatter, Head of Film, Indiegogo
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05 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Success Stories: Crowdfunding via Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Beyond

Moderator: Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio


  • Alex Baca, Co-Founder, 1Lss, Inc.
  • Daniel Fogelson, Co-Founder, Three Jerks Jerky: The Original Filet Mignon Beef Jerky
  • Jordan Barrocas, Co-Founder, Three Jerks Jerky: The Original Filet Mignon Beef Jerky
  • Jostein Svendsen, Co-founder & CEO, WeVideo Inc.
  • Kellan O'Connor, Co-Founder, Tethercell
  • Steve Lauria, Creative Director, AlpineReplay
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