Past Events

May 18 2022
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Film Commissions - How They Can Help You as a Filmmaker

DESCRIPTION: An often overlooked and underutilized asset in a filmmakers tool box is a Film Commissioner. Listen to these seasoned filmmakers as they unlock the secrets behind what a Film Commissioner can do for an independent movie production.

MODERATOR: Dave DeBorde

SPEAKERS: Tony Armer, Film Commissioner St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission; Katie Pryor, Film Commissioner Baton Rouge Film Commission and Jenna Seru filmmaker, Exec Dir of Paris Intl. Film Festival

May 18 2022
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Film USA Happy Hour

May 19 2022
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Writing Scripts that Sell

MODERATOR: Dave DeBorde

SPEAKERS: Dave DeBorde
DESCRIPTION: Seasoned screenwriter, script doctor and Film professor, Dave DeBorde, will take you through his screenwriting structure and basics lecture that he’s given in classrooms and festivals all over the world

May 19 2022
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The Art and Science of Pitching

MODERATOR: Dave DeBorde
SPEAKERS: Ramfis Myrthil, Maxim Jago, Krysanne Katsoolis, Kemal Akhtar and Atit Shah
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to pitch your production and actually land the deal. Learn the guidelines of pitching your project and yourself. This is a good warmup for the Pitch Fest!

May 20 2022
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Pitch Fest

MODERATOR: Dave DeBorde
SPEAKERS: Luke Bourque, Ramfis Myrthil (Producer, Cicada), Krysanne Katsoolis, Maxim Jago, James Cole and Corky Kessler
DESCRIPTION: This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be a sign-up sheet and you will be given one minute to pitch and then receive two minutes of feedback from our panel of big industry masters. It will be 1st come, 1st serve and once the sheet fills up, there won’t be an opportunity to pitch your big idea to the panel. Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing? We’ll find out!

May 20 2022
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Filmmaking in Louisiana: Everything You Need to Know About the Louisiana Filmmaking Landscape.

Presented by Louisiana Entertainment

MODERATOR: Dave Deborde
SPEAKERS: Chris Stelly, Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment. Katie Pryor, Executive Director of Film Baton Rouge, and other film industry insiders from the state of Louisiana.
DESCRIPTION: Everything You Need to Know About the Louisiana Film Incentive and Filmmaking Landscape.

May 20 2022
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Louisiana Entertainment Happy Hour