New York Indian Film Festival 2014

May 5 - 10, 2014

New York Indian Film Festival 2014: INDUSTRY PANELS

Friday May 9, 2014.
10:30-4:30 pm.

Village East Cinema, 2nd Ave @ 12th Street, NYC

Tickets: $35 general admission; $30 IAAC Members
10.30 am Registration

11am - 12 noon The Challenges of Distribution:

More and more an independent films emerge out of India - many now programmed at key international film festivals. But those films, along with hundreds of international and American independent films must still compete for the limited theatrical release space in the US. What are the hurdles? And what, if any, opportunities?

Richard LOrber, CEO Kino Lorber
Mark Urman, President, CEO Paladin
Bill Straus, Sales Agent, BGP
Shai Hussain, director web series, Three Shades of Brown

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm Casting:

Meet a couple of New York based casting agents as they discuss how they go about their job looking for the right actors. The challenges they face as they integrate elements of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television.

Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian, Jennifer Ajemian Casting
Jennifer Betit Yen, President, Asian American Film Lab Inc.

1.45 pm - 2.45 pm Lunch

3 pm - 4 pm Shooting in New York State.

Meet the team from the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive re: producing in New York State - tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more. Whether you are a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to meet Team NY and hear firsthand about all the great things New York State has to offer.

Workshop conducted by: Gigi Semone, Executive Director, Jerry Stoeffhaas, Deputy Director and Dwight Craver.

4:30 - 5 pm Networking

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