Saturday, November 19 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Festival Convergence: The New Paradigm

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What happens when the arts converge… a lot! Tribeca, a film festival, also showcases music. Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, music festivals, also focus on culinary experiences. How do festivals maintain their identities as they incorporate new experiences?

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Steve Knopper

Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Steve Knopper is author of last year's "MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson" and 2009's "Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age." He covers the music business, including concerts and festivals, as a Rolling Stone contributing... Read More →

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Sharon Badal

VP of Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming, Tribeca
SHARON BADAL is vice president of filmmaker relations and shorts programming for Tribeca. She has been with the festival since its inception in 2001 and has produced special projects for Tribeca since 1999. Her first job was at age 14 as an usher in her father’s suburban movie... Read More →
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David Alan Bernahl,II

CEO, CLM, Pebble Beach & Los Angeles ​Food & Wine Festivals
David Alan Bernahl II is CEO & Co-­‐Founder of Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), an idea kitchen with a current focus in the hospitality and lifestyle sectors. CLM was first widely recognized for producing Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a four-­‐day, annual event hosted at Pebble... Read More →
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Noah Cowan

Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
Noah Cowan has been Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) since March 2014. He joined SFFS after five years at the helm of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the landmark cinema museum space in Toronto where he served as the facility’s founding Artistic Director. There he... Read More →
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Alex Machurov

Sr. Director, New Business Dev & Brand Partnerships, Superfly
Alex is Senior Director of New Business & Partnerships at Superfly, where he splits his duties equally between the company’s festivals – such as the world famous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park... Read More →
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Mike Shea

Chief Logistics Officer & Partner, SXSW

Saturday November 19, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm PST
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