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Monday, November 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Starstruck: Filmmakers and Actors at Your Festival

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The call comes in- you’ve got the star of the film for the screening…. room, check; flight, check; check, uh oh! And filmmakers, the backbone of the event, can cost a pretty penny, too. Once they arrive, how do you host them in style without breaking the bank? Since what would be a loss leader is usually your most buzzed about news, festivals, filmmakers and talent discuss how to create a success story.

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Tia Lessin

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Trouble the Water (winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Full Frame Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize) and of Citizen Koch which... Read More →
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Jolene Pinder

Executive Director, New Orleans Film Society
Prior to assuming the Executive Director position atNOFS, Jolene worked at Arts Engine in New York for three and half years as a documentary film producer and director of the Media That Matters Film Festival.
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Barry Rivers

Founder & Director, Maui Film Festival
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Gregg Schwenk

CEO, Newport Beach Film Festival

Monday November 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Santa Ynez Room