Filmmakers In Action @ 2:15pm
The world of filmmaking can be an interesting and challenging career. Listen in as directors and producers share their insights on how to get your foot in the door.
Mark Bell is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-chief of Film Threat Magazine as well as an associate producer of the Slamdance Film Festival. He has acted as a videographer/reporter for Slamdance and the Seattle International Film Festival and he also appeared as a film pundit for G4 TV's "Attack of the Show."
Howard Goldberg is a writer, producer, and director, credited with “Apple Pie,” a cult feature film, and “Eden,” which he wrote during his Sundance Institute Fellowship. He is attending Waterfront Film Festival with “Jake Squared.”
Steve Mims is a writer and director known for his short film “Honorarium” and the documentary “Incendiary: The Willingham Case.” He is attending Waterfront Film Festival with “Arlo & Julie,” which was an Official Selection of SXSW Film Festival.
Bryan Storkel is a director, editor, and producer, whose film “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians” screened at Waterfront Film Festival in 2012—returns to the festival this year with “Fight Church” and “Little Hope Was Arson.”
Jessica Vale is a writer and editor known for “Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America” and “Anatomy of a Pandemic.” She is attending Waterfront Film Festival with “Small Small Thing.”
Actors Happen @ 3:00pm
The life of an actor can be a roller coaster ride. Join us as actors from film and television share their stories of comedy and drama about their struggles and accomplishments.
Eddie Jemison is an actor with more than 60 credits who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. He is widely known for his role as Livingston Dell in the “Ocean’s Eleven” series opposite Brad Pitt and George Clooney, as well as roles in “Bruce Almighty” opposite Jim Carrey and “The Informant” opposite Matt Damon. He comes to Waterfront Film Festival with his new movie “Coffee, Kill Boss” as well as “King of Herrings”, for which he was the writer, director and lead actor.
David Lascher is an actor with more than 30 credits, including the film “White Squall” and series regular roles in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “Hey Dude” and “Blossom” among others. He is attending Waterfront Film Festival as the director of “Sister”.
Lawrence Levine is an actor, director and producer known for “V/H/S/2” and “Gabi on the Roof in July” which both had premiers at Waterfront Film Festival. He is returning to Waterfront Film Festival this year as a director and actor for “Wild Canaries” in which he stars alongside Jason Ritter.
Christine Elise is an actor, director and writer with more than 60 credits, including her recent film “Bathing & the Single Girl”, which has been expanded and adapted into a full-length memoir, as well as for main roles in “Child’s Play 2”, and on TV hits “Beverly Hills 90210” and “ER”.
Blake Robbins is an actor with over 55 credits and best known for playing Tom Halpert on the NBC hit “The Office”, as well as for his role as C.O. Dave Brass on the critically acclaimed HBO series “Oz”. He also appeared in the film "The Ugly Truth” opposite Gerard Butler. Additionally, Blake co-authored the book “Acting Qs: Conversations with Working Actors”. He is attending Waterfront Film Festival with “Sublime and the Beautiful”, which he directed and stars in.
+also in attendance for both panels will be a rep from SAG Indie
MODERATOR: Hopwood DePree
Hopwood DePree is a Co-Founder of the Waterfront Film Festival and named as one of “20 People to Know” by The Hollywood Reporter. Hopwood has been a strong advocate for bringing the film industry to the State of Michigan and was appointed by The Governor of Michigan to serve as an Advisor to continue to bring the film industry to the state. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Hopwood has worked in all areas of the entertainment industry.