INTRODUCING: INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES!
Get a little bit closer to those elusive movers, shakers, and decision-makers. In this speed-dating session, filmmakers and industry delegates move from table to table, meeting Buyers and Distributors. In rapid-fire discussions, participants will get practical advice on marketing their films and finding those hidden opportunities. Bring your business cards and get ready to network! This is one session not to be missed.
Pavel Ananich, Managing Editor and Producer, egoist.tv
Avi Federgreen, President, Federgreen Entertainment Inc.
Christian Gesell, Head of Sales, Interfilm Berlin
Hessam Ghorbanian, Managing Director, Parastoo Film
Brad Horvath, Head of Acquisitions, Ouat Media
Craig Junner, Senior Manager of Programming & Acquisitions, Glassbox Television
Mary Lampe, Executive Director, Southwest Alternate Media Project
Felicia Litovitz, Programming Manager, Spafax Canada
Kathleen Meek, Manager, Original Programming, Astral Television Networks
Nicole Mendes, Drama Development Coordinator, CBC
Charlotte Mickie, Executive VP of International Sales, E1 Entertainment
Linda Olszewski, Vice President of Global Acquisitions, Shorts International
Enrique Soissa, Content Manager, Dailymotion
Hans Spielthenner, CEO & Co-Founder, OHMTV
Adam Trozzolo, Director of Programming, Movieola - The Short Film Channel
The Industry Roundtable event is a unique and exciting opportunity to meet with buyers and distributors from around the world!
The WSFF Symposium Staff has put together a few guidelines to ensure that everyone can make the most of this session:
- Upon arrival, please go to the Roundtable registration desk and get your table assignment from the Symposium staff. Please go directly to your table. You will start your session here, but you’ll have a chance to meet all of the participating buyers and distributors over the course of the afternoon.
- There will be two industry hosts at each table, and space for four to six participants. You will have ten minutes at each table – make the most of it! We’ll let everyone know when it’s time to change seats.
- Make sure to introduce yourself, and have your elevator pitch ready! But please remember that everyone is there for the same reason, so don’t monopolize time with any one buyer or distributor. Each buyer and distributor invited to this session has a wealth of experience and advice that they are graciously willing to share. Make sure you give them the opportunity - you never know what you may find out!
- Think of this session as the start of your relationship with attending industry from around the world – don’t expect to make a deal at the table, but collect business cards (and bring plenty of your own to give out) to keep your conversation going.
*Info sheets outlining participating buyers and distributors and their affiliations will be provided upon entry.