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Film-Con is set to make its virtual debut this October. The full press release can be seen below. Will you be in attendance? Let us know in the comments!

NOW IN 11th YEAR – OCTOBER 10-18, 2020

Development/Completion Market & Conferences Provide Education & Opportunity

FILM-COM 2020 and FILMOLUTION Partners Online will present a Project Registry for new properties in development or recently shot, and feature over 80 industry executives involved in packaging, financing and distributing feature films, scripted programming, unscripted series, documentaries, multi-platform and streaming projects. The international market and online conferences will involve participants from Los Angeles, NYC, Atlanta, Nashville, Australia, South America and Africa, providing business information and opportunities for content creators, screenwriters, composers, actors, women in film and television, black, Latino and Faith-based creatives.

A partial line-up of confirmed speakers includes Vanessa Joyce, VP of Development & Production, Paramount Pictures; Trevor Roth, President of Development, Roddenberry Entertainment (PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS); Jordanna Guarino, VP of Development & Programming, Blumhouse Television; Anthony C. Ferrante, director SyFy’s SHARKNADO movies; Bill Duke, Duke Media Entertainment; Ashley Avis, director, Disney’s BLACK BEAUTY; Michael Swanson, Senior VP NBC Universal Television; David Semel, producer/director WATCHMEN, CODE BLACK; Michael Lohmann, producer NASHVILLE, TELL ME A STORY 2; Logan Kriete, Development Executive, Escape Artists; Lauren Williams, Manager/Producer, Echo Lake Entertainment; Sam Starr, Manager, Circle of Confusion; Josh Berman, President, Osprey Productions [deal with Sony]; Michael Cascio, Exec & Consultant for NatGeo, Animal Planet, NBC News, A&E; Bryan Reichhardt, producer/director PICTURES FROM A HIROSHIMA SCHOOLYARD; Leslie Shampaine, producer Kennedy Center Honors, CLOSER TO TRUTH; Suzanne Harle, Founder/Chair, Green Planet Films; Megan Alexander, Inside Edition; Jen DeLia, producer, director WHY NOT CHOOSE LOVE: A MARY PICKFORD MANIFESTO; Mitchell Galin, producer STEPHEN KING’S THE STAND, THE VERNON JOHNS STORY, CREEPSHOW; Michael Murphey, producer original BILL & TED’s EXCELLENT ADVENTURE; Matthew Horrocks, Head of Screen West Investments, Australia; Erin Stam, Head of International Productions, AusFilm, and numerous others.

The FILM-COM business market – http://Film-Com.com — is an incubating entity that selects works for its Project Registry submitted from national, regional and international content creators that can be reviewed by potential packaging, financing, co-production and distribution partners. Properties for presentation are based upon marketability and elements including attachments of talent, director and producer, funding already committed, service equity or product integration deals in place, and other supportive components. $11,000 in Incubator Awards will be presented to 11 content creators for best packages in feature films, scripted programming, unscripted programming, documentaries.

Alan Brewer, New Brew Entertainment: “I have participated in FILM-COM in various ways since its inception eleven years ago, including as Los Angeles Chair and Co-Chair. I have to say that this is one of the best conferences in the U.S. providing essential information to content creators and independent producers, as well as unique access to high-level executives in all areas of film and television.”  

Joel Eisenberg: “As an LA Co-Chair of this long-running conference, the level of talent I’ve met at Film-Com has been wholly unexpected. I’ve partnered with several of these aspiring filmmakers. We’ll see what 2021 brings; nonetheless many of those who attend have a bright future in this business.”

PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & EXECS include Comedy Central, CBS, Fox Television, Lionsgate Television, Valhalla Television, Destination America, Discovery, NatGeo, RIVR Media, PBS, POV, ITVS, American Public Television, DreamWorks Animation, Nu Image / Millennium, River Road, Provident Films, Sony Affirm, Star Partners Capital, City National Bank, East-West Bank, WME, CAA, Michael Uslan (THE DARK KNIGHT and BATMAN franchise); Gil Adler (VALKYRIE, CONSTANTINE); Callie Khouri (THELMA & LOUISE); Tom Schulman (DEAD POETS SOCIETY), and over 240 other executives since 2010.

All events during the 9-day schedule can be viewed at http://Filmolution2020.com

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