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Independent Film Week is here again thanks to IFP (Independent Film Project). The conference “gives emerging and established writers, directors, producers, and creators the opportunity to explore the art and business of 21st century storytelling.” Attending the entire conference is impossible for most, so thankfully IFP is live streaming some of the talks and also posting them online. Click through to check those out and also see the rest of the live schedule for this week. More »

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I’ll be in the audience tomorrow at Power to the Pixel’s joint event with IFP, the Cross-Media Forum. The entire transmedia conference will be streamed live here, so tune in between the hours of 9am and 5pm if you’d like to attend virtually (the schedule can be found here). The official word: “Featuring an impressive array of storytelling experts from the worlds of film, games, advertising, interactive, the IFP / Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum is a not-to-be-missed event. If you can’t make it to New York, you can watch events unfold right here from the comfort of your own chair from 09.00 – 17.00 EST.”

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As part of the Tribeca Film Institute’s ongoing video series, they recently put on a panel at The New School to address the following question: “how in the world do you (can you?) make a living as a filmmaker?” This video is of proper classroom length, clocking in at over 90 minutes. It’s not highly visual, so if you’re at a day job, put on some headphones, hit play, hide the tab, and get paid to learn from working filmmakers: More »

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Whenever I get an email from a filmmaker moving to (or thinking about moving to) New York, I always make sure to impart the following advice: join IFP. There’s no better way to become part of the indie film scene in the Big Apple. IFP puts on a few conferences a year, and this Saturday is the Script to Screen Conference, which as you can guess focuses on issues for screenwriters (and writer/directors). I was a panelist at last year’s conference, and I learned a lot just by sitting in the audience for the other panelist’s presentations. This year’s guests include Mark Heyman (Black Swan) and Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man, Sleepers), and also includes a Pitch Workshop. More »

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I mentioned in a previous post that Vincent Laforet and I will be on a panel together as part of next weekend’s PhotoPlus Expo (which takes place Oct 28-30 here in NYC), along with Vimeo cohort Blake Whitman. I was actually planning on heading to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert’s Keep Fear Alive march) on October 30th, but then I realized our panel Platform Building: Using Online Video Sharing to Attract an Audience, Establish Creativity and Network takes place at the same time. So unless you’re in DC, definitely think about registering for the conference. More details on the panel: More »

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This weekend’s Vimeo Festival + Awards has been jam-packed with screenings, panels, and workshops (you can follow the goings on with the Twitter hashtag #vimeofest). I’m just now breaking out the laptop, however, for the Ted Hope/Brian Newman panel Making it Happen. Here, then, are some notes from the panel. More »