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INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: MORE THAN JUST A BRIDGE TO MAINSTREAM TV

Hosted by
Sib Law, IAWTV Chair

Panelists
Daniel Capuzzi, Filmmaker
David Katz, VP Starz Digital
Hunter Kinsella, Frame Media Group (formerly of CAA)
Dana Kuznetzkoff, Producer/Director
Amber J Lawson, Comedy Gives Back

Topics
- How does Indie TV currently fit within the entertainment industry?
- What's the relationship between the major studios and indie TV/web creators?
- What are the business models that allow for a new indie TV revolution to grow?
- Does digital distribution give artists more artistic freedom and business autonomy?

INDEPENDENT TV & Web AS Big Business

Hosted by
Sib Law, IAWTV Chair

Panelists
Rob Barnett, Omnivision
Ursula Lawrence, WGA-East
Dan Milano, DailyMotion
Kristen Nedopak, The Geekie Awards
Bernie Su, Content Creator

Topics
- When will indie art in the digital space finally become self-sustaining?
- Is it a new business model or just a new version of an old one?
- Who's creating the revenue streams?
- Where does the online world have room left to grow?

Creating Independent Content: For the art or the money?

Hosted by
Sib law, IAWTV Chair

Panelists
Trish Clark, 48 Hour Film Project
Veronika Daddona, Backstage Magazine
Tim Egan, MoodyStreet.tv
Adam Harum, Filmmaker
Kristen Konvitz, Indiegogo

Topics
- Has indie started to go mainstream?
- How do you keep it indie while still paying the bills?
- At what point does indie just become a regular business?
- What's the goal? To stay indie or to make it big?

PANELS FROM ITVFEST 2013

The Great Merging: TELEWEB & WEBLEVISION (2013)

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Dana Kuznetzkoff, Executive Board, PGA
Dan Milano, Partnership Manager, DailyMotion
AJ Tesler, Head of Production at Jash.com
Mike Rotman, CEO & Founder of Streamin' Garage

  • Does anyone know where the merging of web and TV is headed?
  • Are strictly TV companies just dinosaurs waiting to go extinct?
  • How does the merging of these digital distribution platforms affect the conceptual stages of production? Writing? Etc?
  • What are the differences between web and TV programs that will merge together? What will remain separate?
  • How has the development process changed with the TV/web merge? Or has it?

Independent Art in the 21st Century (2013)

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Jenny Bahn, Author, Brooklyn Love Stories
Jay Miles, Producer/Filmmaker
Thom Woodley, 'Creator/Writer of The Burg
Sal Tassone, Producer

  • With the onslaught of digital technology over the last 8 years, how has the indie world adapted, grown or shrunk?
  • Does more accessible technology make indie art easier to make or does it make the art worse?
  • Everyone in the digital age is a filmmaker syndrome
  • Does digital distribution give the indie artist more artistic freedom and business autonomy?

Constructing the Final Image (2013)

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, Cinematographer
Jay Miles, Producer/Filmmaker
Mike Rotman, CEO & Founder of Streamin' Garage

  • What are the elements that do into capturing the exact image you want?
  • How do pre-production, make-up artistry, cinematography, costume design and set design work together?
  • Do digital and 3D cameras change the fundamentals of these visual crafts? If so, how?

The Business of Acting in the Digital Age (2013)

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Dylan Bruno, Actor, Numbers, NCIS, Saving Private Ryan
Michael Sladek, SAG Indie

  • Changes in the business side of acting as TV, web and film merge across digital platforms
  • The basic business fundamentals of acting that remain as constant today as they were a decade ago
  • What does SAG Indie do to support actors while the industry tries to find its way in the digital age
  • Is there such a thing as a "Crossover" actor anymore or does that go away with the merging of distribution technologies?
  • What changes are coming down the road for actors?

BEING FUNNY TO PAY THE BILLS (2013)

Jennifer Weedon, Comedian/Writer
Dan Milano, Partnership Manager, DailyMotion
AJ Tesler, Head of Production, Jash.com

  • Has the new generation of TV watchers enchanced or ruined TV comedy?
  • Do you really have to be a stand-up comedian anymore?
  • What is changin in comedy because of digital technology and distribution?
  • With a camera now in everyone's hand, where do you see comedy headed?

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