With the typical studio budget becoming more and more inflated with each film, an unproven filmmaker is almost never given the opportunity to get his or her big break unless he or she has significant industry experience. However, now more than ever, independent filmmakers are proving that they can go up against the big hitters and win Oscars. Join our panelists as they discuss taking a chance on the unknown in the hopes of creating the next classic film.
Chris Bowman – American Fork, Director
Dave Mclaughin – On Broadway, Director
Debra Fisher – Cinetic Media, the leading independent sales company with feature films at Sundance including Napoleon Dynamite, Super Size Me, and Little Miss Sunshine.
Ericka Frederick – Kodak Executive and Producer of Academy Award Nominated short fim, By Courier. At WFF with Train Town.
Lance Greene – On Broadway, Producer
Martin Hynes – Director of Sundance Film Festival’s The Go-Getter, starring Zooey Deschanel, and Jena Malone
Ryan Eslinger – Director of When a Man Falls in the Forest, starring Timothy Hutton and Sharon Stone
Stuart Strutin – Distributor Panorama Entertainment. At WFF with Johan.
Jeremy Coon – American Fork, Producer, as well as Producer of box office hit “Napoleon Dynamite”