IndieCon, the independent community of filmmakers, game producers and animators, has announced its next upcoming conference, Independent Film Financing and Distribution 1.0. The first part of this series is programmed specifically for filmmakers with a business focus on financing and distribution, and will take place Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood, California, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
IndieCon is a great resource for anyone looking to take their filmmaking to the next level. MyLLC.com is proud to be a part of such a conference”. Greg Monterrosa Vice President of MyLLC.com
At this all-day conference, participants will share their insights for raising money, securing distribution and creating marketing and promotional buzz for indie films. Participants will offer their blueprints for closing investors and distributors amid current economic conditions.
The conference will encompass six panels with notable speakers which will include:
How to Structure Your Film Company to Attract Investors
Jennifer Reuting, Founder, MyLLC.com and author of the book Limited Liability Corporations for Dummies.
Introduction to Private Placements, the Cornerstone to Independent Film Financing, and How to Present Your Film Deal to Hedge Funds, Institutional and Individual Investors
Stephen Colangelo, CEO of Start a Hedge Fund, LLC and a staple in the hedge fund community. Mr. Colangelo has extensive experience in raising millions for private placement ventures. His company raises funds for early stage Internet ventures and helps entrepreneurs, including filmmakers, prepare their due diligence to effectively and legally attract investors.
Steven Huttler, Securities Arbitration & Hedge Fund Attorney for the New York law firm of Sadis Goldberg and an expert in corporate, investment fund and securities matters, including the representation of investment funds, U.S. and foreign issuers, underwriters, and private clients in various registered public and private offerings of debt and equity securities totaling in excess of $10 billion.
Finding, Pitching and Closing Your Investors
Lonnie Ramati, Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Millennium Films, an independent and studio executive who has negotiated deals for stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Al Pacino, Matt Damon and Bruce Willis, among others.
Gena Vazquez, Producer leading the funding for The Producer's Fund, a $25 million indie film fund.
The Ins and Outs of Sales Agents and International Film Sales
Sean T. Haley, Co-Founder and President of MultiVisionnaire Pictures, a film sales experts who has represented over 70 films to world buyers and a consistent buyer of quality independent films.
Glenn Reynolds, President, Circus Road Films, an indie film company that has sold over 100 feature films to North American distributors.
Domestic Distribution in Today's Rapidly Evolving Market
Lejo Pet, Head of Acquisions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, who oversees all filmed entertainment acquisitions for Sony Pictures including independent films.
John Foster, CEO of Odyssey Pictures and an expert in capitalization, recapitalization, debt financing, investment analysis and operational turn-around.
Bryan Duran, Legal Counsel for STARZ.
The Importance of Public Relations to the Success of Your Film's Release
Mark Pogachefky, President and Co-Founder of mPRm, one of the film industry’s most respected movie marketers with feature film PR credits that include Traffic, The Ring, An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins and Dreamgirls.
The IndieCon mission (indiecon.com) is to support and grow the independent Film, Game and Animation communities.
MyLLC.com® (myllc.com), was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California. MyLLC.com is the author of Limited Liability Company for Dummies™ and is a leading document filing and business entity formation company specializing in LLC and Corporation formations in all 50 states. It is one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the industry.