1:30 p.m. Registration and Check-In
Complimentary snacks provided
2:00 p.m. Program Begins
Introduction to Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program and Creative Producing Program by program staff
2:30 p.m. The Writer-Director Collaboration: A Conversation with Phil Hay and Karyn Kusama
Looking at the origin and evolution of the creative collaboration between Akron native writer/producer Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans, Destroyer, The Invitation) and director Karyn Kusama (Destroyer, The Invitation, Girlfight), this session includes insights, film clips, and advice for emerging artists.
Moderated by Shira Rockowitz, associate director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. The Creative Producer: A Conversation with Mallory Schwartz
Exploring the many roles a producer takes on as part of the core filmmaking team, we talk with producer Mallory Schwartz (Before You Know It, The Alec Baldwin Show) to illuminate tackling projects from both creative and strategic fronts. We will also dive into details on how to build one's career transitioning from shorts to features, finding and nurturing collaborations, and creating work across different platforms.
Moderated by Anne Lai, director of creative producing and artist support, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program
4:45 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Writing/Directing and Producing
Connect with the panelists and solicit strategies for advancing your projects and building your career. Attendees can participate in both open sessions.
Moderated by Anne Lai and Shira Rockowitz
6:15 p.m. Takeaways and Thank-Yous
6:30 p.m. Reception
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided
Parking: There is a parking deck located across the street from the main entrance of the Akron Art Museum, on South High Street.
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