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Reel Education Seminar Series Miami Film Festival

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2005 REEL EDUCATION SEMINAR SERIES
Presented by the University of Miami School of Communication in collaboration with Miami Dade
College School of Entertainment and Design Technology
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JEAN ROUCH: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FILM
Saturday, Feb. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 6.
A collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, the University of Miami School
of Communication and Miami Dade College
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THE DIGITAL AGE
Monday, Feb. 7, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Location:Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, ETCOTA Auditorium, Bldg 7, Rm. No. 7128, 500 N.E. Second Ave., Miami
Admission: General Public: $10; Students and Film Society Members: $5; MDC and UM Film
Students: free.
Laurence Gartel, the internationally recognized “father” of the digital art movement, leads a lively discussion with other industry insiders on the future of digital technology, film and high-definition TV.
Michael Brown, Eastman Kodak Entertainment Imaging Division, speaks about Kodak’s new products for the digital age.
Vincent Hogan, President of Cineworks, a high-end post facility specializing in SD/HD color correction, SD/HD non-linear editing and professional motion picture laboratory.
Roberto Miller, director of the first all-digital film Mail Bonding, which enjoyed festival screenings and TV broadcast worldwide. Guest speaker at Sundance Film Festival, American Film Institute, New York University and Director’s Guild of America.
Jon Reiner, independent producer, writer, director and former digital production executive for Sony Electronics. Advisor to feature directors including George Lucas, James Cameron, Robert Altman and David Lynch as they prepared their HD feature projects.

HIDDEN TREASURES: ARCHIVES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Monday, Feb. 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

 

Location: ETCOTA Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public
Award-winning filmmakers and moving image archivists discuss all aspects of the production challenges of using different archive libraries, formats and quality standards. Learn about archival research, rights, licensing and contracts.
Steve Davidson, Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive director.
Rhonda Mitrani, editor and co-producer, The Florida Room, Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti.
Alfred Spellman, producer, Rakontur Film Ventures, Cocaine Cowboys.
Russ Suniewick, Colorlab Laboratory.
Moderator: Kevin Wynn, Miami Dade Television.

A WOMAN’S POV
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Location: Miami Dade College, North Campus, School of Entertainment and Design Technology,
Bldg 2, Rm. No. 2147, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami
Admission: Free and open to the public
Female filmmakers share their experiences and discuss the realities, the challenges and the new
trends of women in the industry.
Judy Irola, director of photography, ASC, Women in Film Kodak Vision Award, Sundance
FF Award, Cannes Camera d’Or, and head of cinematography, USC.
Marilú Mallet, director/producer/writer, La Cueca Sola(Chile); worked as a documentary and fiction film director at the National Film Board in Canada since in 1976, including the award-winning Double Portrait and Unfinished Diary. Guggenheim International Filmmaking Award.
Susan Kaplan, documentary director (Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family) and producer of
Small Wonders (nominated for an Academy Award) and the narrative adaptation of The Music of the Heart, directed by Wes Craven.
Maria Victoria Menis, director of Little Sky, The News of the Day, The Patriotic Spirits. She currently teaches at Argentina’s National Institute of Cinematography (ENERC).
Moderator: Ece Karayalcin, film professor, Miami Dade College.

THROUGH A BRAZILIAN LENS
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Location: School of Entertainment and Design Technology, Bldg 2, Rm. No. 2147
Admission: Free and open to the public
The giant of South America is currently going through a renaissance of its film industry, with
production at its highest since the 1970s and numerous incentives available. Brazilian filmmakers and cinematographers talk about their work, their challenges and the future.
Helena Solberg, director of Diary of a Provincial Girl and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business, a feature-length docudrama. Other work includes films for the Public Broadcasting Service, Channel 4 Television (UK) and HBO.
Kiko Goifman, co-director of Dense Death. Other documentaries include Tereza, Aurora and
Astonished Eyes.
Ricardo della Rosa, director of photography, shares his experience on the making of the internationally acclaimed Brazilian film Olga.
David Meyer, producer of Diary of a Provincial Girl and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business.
Co-sponsored by: Caribbean Media Summit

MAXIMIZING DISTRIBUTION AND REVENUE
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - noon

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Location:: ETCOTA Auditorium
Admission: General Public: $10; Students and Film Society Members: $5; MDC and UM Film
Students: Free.
Peter Broderick, president of Paradigm Consulting and the founder and former president of Next Wave Films, gives an intensive presentation on state-of-the- art distribution techniques, including innovative theatrical service deals, cutting-edge video strategies (mixing retail and direct sales online), and new approaches to global distribution. Understand how to reach target audiences effectively, whether to make an overall distribution deal or split up the rights to your film, and how to build a personal audience.

HOW TO GET STARTED AS AN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Tower Theater, 1508 S.W. Eighth St., Miami
Admission: Free and open to the public
This panel presentation and discussion features local film instructors and industry insiders on how to get started writing, directing and producing your first independent film. Presented by faculty members of Miami Dade College and the University of Miami.

A SOUND STORY: A WORKSHOP WITH TOD MAITLAND
Thursday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Location:School of Entertainment and Design Technology, Bldg 2, Rm. No. 2147
Admission: General Public: $25; Students and Film Society Members: $15; MDC and UM Film
Students: Free.
It’s not just the visuals. Sound can take your movie to a whole new level. Learn the ins and
outs of what it takes to create a great sound track with three-time Academy Award nominee Tod
Maitland
(Born on the Fourth of July, JFKand Seabiscuit). Maitland was one of the first production mixers to record in Dolby SR.
Moderator: Rubén Abruña, film professor, Miami Dade College.

THE MAGIC OF EDITING: A WORKSHOP WITH TINA HIRSCH
Friday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Location:School of Entertainment and Design Technology. Bldg 2, Rm. No. 2147
Admission: General Public: $25; Students and Film Society Members: $15; MDC and UM Film
Students: Free.
Award-winning editor Tina Hirsh (The West Wing, Stealing Sinatra, The Driver, Gremlins) and the
first female president of the American Cinema Editors (ACE), conducts a workshop on the secrets of putting it all together.
Moderator: Rubén Abruña, film professor, Miami Dade College.

DOC-DAY: GET THE FACTS AND MEET THE PLAYERS
A full day devoted to non-fiction production.
Friday, Feb. 11

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Location: Tower Theater
Admission: General Public: $25, Students and Film Society Members: $15. Lunch provided.

Morning Session
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION: THE MARKET, THE PITCH AND MAKING THE SALE
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Television network executives discuss what they are looking for and present the new world order of international co-finance opportunities: co-productions, presales, tax funds and international treaties.
Lilla Hurst, director of co-productions, Channel 5, London.
Gustavo Sagastume, vice president of programming, PBS, Washington, DC.
Ruddy Buttignol, creative head of network programming, TV Ontario, Canada.
Christine Kuppens, vice president of programming, National Geographic Channel.
Deana Jordan Sullivan, director of creative development and executive producer, Discovery
Channel International.
Moderator: John Lindsay, vice president of international productions, Tower Productions, Chicago.
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Q&A session with commissioning editors
12:30 - 2 p.m. Buffet Lunch—Theater Lobby Sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting

Afternoon Session
SHOW ME THE MONEY! NAVIGATING THROUGH THE PUBLIC TELEVISION FUNDS

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Race is the Place—A Documentary Case Study. Independent producers and PBS executives speak about how to access all funds available to produce feature documentaries and series for public broadcasting. Learn about project submission, the development process, editorial content and technical specifications.
Ray Telles and Rick Tejada-Flores, independent producers/directors, Paradigm Productions,
Berkeley, Calif.
Gustavo Sagastume, vice president of programming, PBS, Washington, DC.
Moderator: Luca Bentivoglio, executive director, Latino Public Broadcasting.

HOW TO FIND THE MONEY AND HOW TO MAKE IT BACK
An afternoon devoted to the business of film production
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 - 5 p.m.

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Location:Learning Center, Room 130
Directions to the Learning Center: From the south end of the Cosford building (Memorial Building), take the left-most path and walk 60 yards. The Learning Center is a circular building
Admission: General Public: $10; Students and Film Society Members: $5; MDC and UM Film
Students: Free
First Session; 2-3:30 p.m.
INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCE

First and second features are an independent filmmaker’s calling card. Learn how to finance
feature films… equity, presales, credit cards? How are you going to market your film and pay everyone back? Producers, distributors and financiers explain how to raise the money, co-production contracts, marketing strategies, distribution rights and territories.
Fernando Ramirez, entertainment attorney.
Debbie Zimmerman, Women Make Movies.
Kelley Nichols, Warner Bros. Latin America.
Julio Noriega, Venevision International.
Steven Raphael, Required Viewing.
Edward Borges, indy producer and former ICM agent.
Moderator: Kathryn Galan, executive director, NALIP.
Co-sponsored by: NALIP

Second Session: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
PRODUCING IN SOUTH FLORIDA

South Florida is one of the most attractive places in the country to produce films, but it seems that the waves come and go. It is time to establish a long lasting business to promote growth and stability. Industry professionals talk about what it takes to produce in South Florida and the need to make the business more profitable and attractive in this part of the country.
Barry Waldman, producer/unit production manager, Bad Boys II, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.
Terry Miller, producer/unit production manager, Transporter 2, CSI Miami, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Any
Given Sunday
, and Terminator 1 and 2.
Jim Bigham, producer for the indy films Great Expectations, Jeepers Creepers and Illtown.
Billy Corben, Miami-based filmmaker (Raw Deal and Cocaine Cowboys) talks about how to produce feature documentaries locally and distribute them internationally.
David Beilinson, producer (CODE 33, Horns and Halos), produced and edited more than 10
episodes of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary series In the Mix.
Moderator: Jeff Peel, director of Miami-Dade Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment.

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