Morning Session

7:45 AM Check-in / Registration
8:30 AM Film Con Begins!
8:45 AM An Inspirational Keynote with Allen Maldonado, Star of ABC’s Black-ish 
9:00 AM Developing, Producing & Distributing Your Own Content – The Cast & Crew of Amazon Prime’s Sangre Negra Discuss Their Journey
9:30 AM Power Panel:  Inclusion & Diversity in Today’s Hollywood
Panelists: Lisa Bloom, Blanca Blanco, Jennifer Warren, Ramaa Mosley, and Triana Lavey.
10:30 AM Let’s Talk Representation! Agents & Managers
Panelists: Adam Van Dusen (Gersh), Tracy Christian (TCA), Steven Adams (Buffalo 8), Barbara L. Halperin (Gersh), Moderator: Theo Dumont
11:30 AM The Importance of Relationship Building, Social Media & Crowdsourcing – How to Build A Network in Support of You, Your Work and Your Projects
Panelists: Richard Botto, Jennifer Winberg, Moderator: Amanda Toney

Lunch Break

12:30 PM  

SmashBurger and Live Basil Pizza will be offering 25% off on all orders to attendees.

Book Signing - Room 515

12:30 PM Room 515

Author Richard Botto will be signing his best-selling book “American Film Market Presents: Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film & The Power of the Crowd” – a must read for every creative – 5 stars on Amazon

Actor and Author David Banks will signing his book “How to Make a Living as a Commercial Actor.”

Afternoon Sessions

Filmmaking Panels & Workshops

1:00 PM Independent Film Directing – The Craft & Business Today
Panelists: Alex Ferrari, JT Mollner, Qasim Basir, and David Rountree, Moderator: Steven Adams
2:00 PM Equipment Workshop- The Importance of the Right Camera and Sound Equipment to Indie Productions
Panelists: Alex Darke, Trevor L. Nelson, and David Rountree.
3:30 PM Maintaining the Peace – How to Keep Your Set Running Smoothly
Leonardo Carbucci, Jason Roberts, Burt Bluestein, Mark Anthony Little, Marty Eli Swartz, Joel Nishimine
4:30 PM Financing, Producing & Distributing Independent Films – Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape
Panelists: Matthew Helderman, Franco Sama, Viviana Zarragoitia, Zahida Kazar, Moderator: Alex Ferrari

Screenwriting Panels & Workshops

1:00PM It Starts With the Script – How to Write a Great Story that Sells
Panelists: Deborah Schoenman, Jaquen Castellanos, Samantha Tanner, Moderator: Adam B. Finer
2:00PM Getting Your Foot In the Door – Why You Need to Market and Brand Yourself as a Writer
Panelists: Tiegen Kosiak, Richard Botto, Moderator: Amanda Toney
3:30PM The Pitching Workshop to End All Pitching Workshops – Pitch Like a Pro!
Bradley Gallo
4:30PM Stage 32 Pitch Tank – 3 Will Enter, How Many Will Survive?
Panelists: Bradley Gallo, Adam Van Dusen, Richard Botto, Tracy Christian

Acting Panels & Workshops

1:00 PM Learn from The Casting Directors -How to be Prepared for Every Audition, Every Time
Panelists: Pamela M. Staton, Carmen Aiello, Dan Sheldon, Moderator: Caley Chase
2:00 PM Self-Marketing & Networking – You Are Your Own Best Advocate
Panelists: Matt Chassin, Ryan Hicks, Moderator: Caley Chase
3:30 PM Acting On Camera – The Do’s and Don’ts for Success
Panelists: Anthony Montgomery, David Banks, Brittany Underwood, David Rountree, Moderator: Caley Chase
4:30 PM Finding an Agent/Manager – Attracting the Right Representative for Your Career
Panelists: Spencer Robinson,  Eric Stevens, Moderator: Caley Chase

Dinner Break

4:30 PM  

SmashBurger and Live Basil Pizza will be offering 25% off on all orders to attendees.

Evening Program

5:30PM It’s Time to Build Relationships! Join your fellow attendees and industry executives for a some power networking!
7:00PM It’s Red Carpet Time! Photos, Glamour, Attention!
7:30PM Lifetime TEA Award (Top Entertainment Award) of Distinction, Empowerment, and Inspiration Presented to Chevy Chase (Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Community) and  Jillian Bell (Emmy nominated actress, 22 Jumpstreet, Splash, Eastbound & Down),
8:00PM Let’s Watch Some Amazing Short Films Together! Film Screening & Awards Ceremony
10:30PM It’s a Wrap!