2018 BEHIND-THE-SCENES PANELS

 Presented by Martin Resorts and Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery

Enjoy muffins and coffee from Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery as you learn from the pros! Panels are free to all pass holders, and $5 for everyone else. Panelists are being added daily – click here to read more about them!

“THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?”
Moderator: Simo Nylander, Cinematographer
Panelists:
Tim Bonython, The Big Wave Project
Ivo Marloh, All the Wild Horses
Charlie Samuels, Virgin Blacktop
Alex Miranda, Cinematographer (also Fantasy in D Minor)

Risking life and limb on a regular basis, these action filmmakers discuss the many challenges of filming horses, surf, other action sports films. Is it worth it?

Sat March 17 – 9:00-10:15AM – Palm Theatre


THANK YOU, HARVEY WEINSTEIN!
Moderator: Wendy Eidson
Panelists:
Sandra Vannucchi, Girl in Flight
Noel Miranda, Fantasy in D Minor
Stacey Stone, Forever Under Siege
Lynne Montgomery, Don’t Sell My Guitars
Cathleen Sutherland, Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

Women filmmakers discuss how things have or haven’t changed in Hollywood in the past few months now that the #MeToo movement has gone mainstream. How do they envision future developments in Hollywood in the backlash of the outing of Harvey Weinstein?

Sat March 17 – 9:00-10:15AM – Festival Tent


SCREENWRITER’S PANEL: IT ALL STARTS WITH A GOOD STORY
Moderator: Teri Bayus, Central Coast Writers Conference Director
Panelists: Tony Peckham, Robin Swicord, Nicholas Kazan

Successful Hollywood screenwriters talk screenwriting and the current state of their trade as new opportunities arise in television, VOD and now-popular documentaries. A good story is crucial… but then what?

Sat March 17- 10:30-11:45AM – Festival Tent


DOCUMENTARIES: PASSION and PROFIT?
Moderator: Tom Walters
Panelists:
Bryan Lemon & Conor Lewis, Dirty Laundry
James Fazio, Time Well Spent Documentary
Guy Fiorita, Mole Man
Michael Arlen Davis, The Test & The Art of Thinking
Tony Lee, The Cat That Changed America

Talented documentary filmmakers discuss their craft. Find out why they spend years working on a film that may never see a profit, and lessons they have learned along the way.

Sun March 18 – 9:00-10:15AM – Festival Tent


WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF INDIE FILMMAKING?
Moderator: John Wildman
Panelists:
Scott Budnick, Producer, Hangover
Michael Gallagher, Writer/Director, Funny Story
Janna Winternitz, Co-Producer, Funny Story
Lakshmi Devy, Writer/Director/Producer, Don’t Be Afraid

Narrative writers, producers and directors discuss the current state of moviemaking in Hollywood and beyond. Tax incentives, new distribution models, casting and audience tastes are ever-changing in this competitive and potentially lucrative business…but how do you crack the code?

Sun March 18 -10:30-11:45AM – Festival Tent