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Saturday, October 31 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Independent Filmmaking: Film Sales & Festival Circuits

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 Even after post-production, the independent filmmaking journey is not finished yet. The end goal, after all, is for people to see your film. Along with navigating the festival circuit, often a filmmaker’s ideal scenario is actually sell their film. This can be challenging and arduous work. This panel will feature distributors, producers, and filmmakers who can provide first-hand insight on the ever-changing indie film industry, marketing strategies and practices, and the positive role film festivals can play along the journey.

Moderators
avatar for Ashland Viscosi

Ashland Viscosi

Moderator; Consultant at Production for Use
Ashland Viscosi is a consulting partner at Production for Use, a boutique firm that offers producer services for hire for television and film projects. In addition to providing consultation services in any area of production, she specializes in crafting investor packets and business plans. She has produced several short films to date; including the festival hits Rat Pack Rat (Sundance 2014 - Special Jury Prize for Unique Vision, SXSW... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Christina Campagnola

Christina Campagnola

Independent Film Group at Agency for the Performing Arts
Christina Campagnola works in the Independent Film Group at the Agency for the Performing where she helps to package and sell independent films in the festival circuit. Prior to working at APA, Christina briefly worked in distribution where she managed online platforms and was at the forefront of social media marketing. She has also spent time working in production on independent films and television shows and is a graduate of the Florida State... Read More →
avatar for Dan Guando

Dan Guando

NARRATIVE FEATURE JUROR; Executive Vice President of Production and Acquisitions, The Weinstein Company
Dan Guando is Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Production, and Development at The Weinstein Company, where he has worked for the last eleven years. During his time at TWC, Dan has overseen the acquisition of dozens of films, including The Imitation Game, The Artist, Fruitvale Station, Philomena,  The Grandmaster, Snowpiercer, Blue Valentine, Bully, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Begin Again, and the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Senior Manager of Sales and Business Management, Gravitas Ventures, NARRATIVE FEATURE JUROR
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Duncan Montgomery

High Frequency Entertainment, LLC
Mr. Montgomery is an independent film producer based in Austin, TX.  In 2009, he produced The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, starring Lizzy Kaplan, Kris Kristofferson, and Peter Dinklage.  In 2011, he was an executive producer on Richard Linklater’s Bernie, starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, and Shirley MacLaine.  The film debuted as the best independent theatrical release of 2012.  In 2013, Mr. Montgomery produced... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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