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Friday, April 26
 

10:00am EDT

ACTING: Actually Making a Living as an Actor and Not Starving (WORKSHOP)
What it takes in today’s business to be a professional actor no matter where you live.
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Eugenie Bondurant, Bob Devin Jones, Rose Rosen, Chris Greene.
  • Time: 10-11:00am, Friday, April 26th
  • Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Rosen, CSA

Rose Rosen, CSA

Casting Director, Casting by Rose Rosen
I am a Casting Director and member of the Casting Society of AmericaAlso a member of Women in Film & Television. Ask me about how to join!
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday April 26, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:15am EDT

WRITING: Screenwriting Basics (WORKSHOP)
  • – Professional screenwriters discuss the do’s and don’ts of writing for the screen.  
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde 
  • Speakers: Dave Deborde, Tom Flynn, Joelle Bourjolly
  • Time: 11:15am-12:30pm, Friday, April 26th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director

Speakers
JB

Joëlle Bourjolly

Screennwriter
avatar for Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn

Writer
I'm Tom Flynn. I write screenplays, including the script for the feature GIFTED, at Fox Searchlight, and TOGO, in post at The Walt Disney Company.


Friday April 26, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:30pm EDT

FILM FINANCE: It’s not “Show-art,” it’s show business! (Workshop)
We’re not going to mince words here – if you are an independent Film producer, this is the most important class you will EVER take on film financing and how it all works. The up-to-date nitty gritty of how to movie finance.  
  • Moderator: Dave Deborde
  • Speakers: Marty Poole, Flavio Alves, Ramfis Myrthil, Todd Remis, Roy Wol
  •  Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm, Friday, April 26th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves

Director/writer
Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Ramfis Myrthil

Ramfis Myrthil

Co-President/Co-Founder, Beast of the East Productions
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday April 26, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:00pm EDT

PRODUCING: But Seriously, What Does a Producer “Do?” (WORKSHOP)
This is an in-depth look at how to get a film/TV project made with a variety of panelists representing different aspects of the industry. Take lots of notes and come with your own questions. If you’re a filmmaker, you CANNOT afford to miss this panel! 
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Flavio Alves, Marty Poole, Ramfis Myrthil, Todd Remis, Michael Brown
  • Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves

Director/writer
Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Ramfis Myrthil

Ramfis Myrthil

Co-President/Co-Founder, Beast of the East Productions


Friday April 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:15pm EDT

ACTING: Meet Robert Enriquez, Los Angeles Based Talent Manager
Meet and hear Robert Enriquez LA Talent Manager, Director and Producer, talk about the keys to the kingdom!  He’s located in Manhattan Beach Studio offices (the same lot where James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm are located. Fancy!  Robert is not only an accomplished producer and talented director, he's also a heavy-hitter in the world of talent management and the festival director at Sunscreen Film Festival West. So whether you're an actor or filmmaker looking for advice and guidance, this talkback is for you! Bring your questions and get Robert's expertise. Plus, you'll meet a really great person in the process--Robert's known as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. His short film Cash for Gold is being made into a full length feature this year.  Cash for Gold, a feature film about what happens when people stop running from their discriminatory demons and turn to face them, what's possible when we choose kindness and hope. It tells the story of a country that is wrestling with deep division, and what happens when its people decide to come together. Meet Robert Enriquez, Submission of your Photo/Resume, Invitation to the private insider Facebook group; Facebook hero shout out.
Moderator: Keith Schwabinger (Alexa Talent)
Speakers: Robert Enriquez
Time: 4:15pm - 6:00pm, Friday, April 26th
Place: Hyatt Place Small Conference room.

Moderators
KS

Keith Schwabinger

Alexa Talent

Speakers

Friday April 26, 2019 4:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Saturday, April 27
 

10:00am EDT

SCREENWRITING: The Truth on How to Get Your Idea or Screenplay Made. (WORKSHOP)
  • SCREENWRITING:– You've got a screenplay or a great idea for a film. You want an agent or a producer or someone, anyone to help you make your movie. This workshop tells you he real truth on how to make that happen.
    Moderator: Dave DeBorde
    Speakers: Tony Armer, Marty Poole, Flavio Alves, Brian Edgar
    Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves

Director/writer
Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, Director, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year and in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Brian Edgar

Brian Edgar

screenwriter


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:15am EDT

DISTRIBUTION: Distribution (WORKSHOP)
 If you don’t get your films into the market, you won’t last long as a producer. Our panelists tackle the difficult subject of film distribution from the viewpoints of both independent filmmakers and the studio. If you’d like to make your second feature film, you can’t afford to miss this panel.    
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde 
  • Speakers: Marty Poole, Tony Armer, Ramfis Myrthil
  • Time: 11:15am-12:30pm, Saturday, April 27th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, Director, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year and in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Ramfis Myrthil

Ramfis Myrthil

Co-President/Co-Founder, Beast of the East Productions
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Saturday April 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:45pm EDT

DIGITAL: Creating and Marketing Digital Content Across Multiple Platforms, Best Practices (Workshop)
If you’re not making digital video content you’re already way behind.  Expert advice, strategies and best practices from Bluewater Media, one of the top Digital Production companies in the United States.  Bluewater creates content with major brands and creators from Gordon Ramsey to Kid Rock, Soda Stream, Jillian Michaels and more.
Moderator: Tony Armer
Speakers: Ryan Ford, Vera Shafiq
Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm, Saturday, April 27th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ford

Ryan Ford

EVP, Bluewater Media
VS

Vera Shafiq

Bluewater Media
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, Director, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year and in 2015... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:45pm EDT

WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP)
  • This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be a sign up sheet and you will be given one minute to pitch and then receive two minutes of feedback from our panel of big industry machers. It will be 1st come, 1st serve and once the sheet fills up, there won’t be an opportunity to pitch your big idea to the panel. Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing? We’ll find out!
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Marty Poole, Robert Enriquez, Tony Armer, Flavio Alves, Ramfis Myrthil, Michael Brown, Nic Kalikow
  • Time: 1:45 pm- 2:45pm, Saturday, April 28th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves

Director/writer
Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, Director, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year and in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Ramfis Myrthil

Ramfis Myrthil

Co-President/Co-Founder, Beast of the East Productions


Saturday April 27, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:45pm EDT

PRODUCTION SOUND: You Better have Good Sound, How to Get It. (WORKSHOP)
Good sound can make or break a film.  Learn tips, tricks and best practices from an experienced industry pro with 30 years experience on a wide variety of productions. Recording good sound is an often overlooked topic while on set or at a location. Topics include recording dialogue, microphone choice, the best sound levels, background noise, echo and distortion, and more!
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Rachel Cameron
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday, April 27th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Saturday April 27, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Sunday, April 28
 

11:00am EDT

DOCUMENTARY: Docs are Having a Huge Resurgence and How to Get on the Documentary Train (WORKSHOP)
This is an in-depth look at documentaries from the mechanics of their creation to the search for “truth” or answering an important question.  
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Matt Kliegman, Markie Wenzel, Katie Wiatt, Heidi Yewman
  • Time: 11:00am-12:00pm, Sunday, April 28th
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Yewman

Heidi Yewman

Director
MW

Markie Wenzel

Star of Movie
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Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday April 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:15pm EDT

LEGAL: Ask the Lawyer (WORKSHOP)
 Learn about the legal fundamentals needed for your project. Discuss ownership rights, clearing, production/financing/distributions deals, insurance and more. The information covered is worth thousands of dollars, so bring a notebook and get ready to write fast!
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers
  • Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm, Sunday, April 28th
  • Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Goldberg

Scott Goldberg

Entertainment Attorney, Law Office of Scott M. Goldberg, PLLC
Attorney Scott Goldberg has been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. Mr. Goldberg’s practice includes Entertainment Law (Film, Television, Music, Authors, Artists, Models, Actor, etc.), Intellectual Property Law (copyrights, trademarks, and licensing), Business Law (company... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday April 28, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm EDT

DIRECTING: “But, What I Really Wanna Do Is Direct” (WORKSHOP)
Learn from industry veterans, the essentials every director should know and the potential pitfalls. Also, expect a dose of healthy cynicism, with a dash of optimism in this directing panel. 
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde
  • Speakers: Curtis Graham, Martha Pinson
  •  Time: 2:15am-3:15pm, Sunday, April 28th
  • Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.
  • *** Must have Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass to attend.

Speakers
MP

Martha Pinson

Director
Martha Pinson is a filmmaker based in New York. The feature film she directed, "Tomorrow," recently won Best Narrative Feature at 3 USA festivals: SCAD Savannah, Napa Valley, and Seneca FF, NY. In 2011, she directed the short, "It's Not Saturday," for VisionFest'11's filmmaker challenge... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Hyatt Place St Petersburg/Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA