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INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: MORE THAN JUST A BRIDGE TO MAINSTREAM TV

Saturday, Sept 27th, Noon-1:00pm

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
Mike Rotman, Streamin' Garage

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

Saturday, Sept 27th, 5-6pm

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?

Sunday, Sept 28th, 2-3pm

Hosted by
Jeff Burns, Super Geeked Up/Frostbite Pictures

Panelists
Trish Clark, 48 Hour Film Project
Veronika Daddona, Backstage Magazine
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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