2019 ICVM – CAN Schedule

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2019 Nashville Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 12

8-10 PM Ice Cream Social / CAN Opener  (Conference Area Foyer)

Wednesday, November 13

9:00-5:00  Registration (Conference Area Foyer)
9:00am Prayer (Williamson)
10:00am Film Screening + Q&A (Salon 1-4)
 
12:00pm (Lunch is on your own)

1:30pm Film Screening + Q&A (Salon 1-4)
The Least of These with Aneesh Daniels 

3:30pm Newcomer’s Meeting (Salon 1-4)
Insider information for first-timers.

4:15pm Group Introductions (Salon 1-4)
Meet everyone in 30 seconds!

6:15pm Dinner with Janet Perez Eckles (Salon 5)

8:30pm Popcorn Movie Night (Salon 1-4)
             Members and attendees show 5 minutes of current projects. Limited slots available          

Thursday, November 14

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)

8:30am Worship with Meredith AndrewsJeremy Cowart shares his story of “I’m Possible”
(Salon 1-4)

9:30am Coffee and Networking

10:00am Seminars: (Located in Salon 1 – 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson)

  1. Kevin Downes“Pain, Perseverance, Perspective: Why do we do this?
  2. Jacob Kindberg — “Real. Moving. Stories: Bringing a narrative approach to documentary filmmaking” Documentary films are more popular than ever and are being made at a higher quantity and quality than they ever have before. Producer, Dan Cogan (Won’t You Be My Neighbor), recently said “We are in a Golden Age of documentary filmmaking. There has never been as great of storytelling in nonfiction film as there is today.” Documentary film is a form that allows us to walk in another’s shoes, to build a sense of shared humanity, and to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the world around us. It is an incredible tool for spreading the Gospel and changing hearts and minds. No matter what type of content you are creating (film, TV, commercials, web) a non-fiction storytelling approach can help you communicate your vision in a unique and powerful way. But how do you make engaging documentary films that cut through the noise and cut to the soul? By harnessing the inherent power of non-fiction stories and coupling it with narrative storytelling techniques that have proven to be successful in scripted entertainment. In this seminar, we will walk through the process of making a documentary film from pre-production to post, talk about what makes non-fiction storytelling so effective, and discuss how we can make better documentaries by bringing a narrative approach to our documentary projects.

       3. Bob Saenz, Kathy Ide, Angela Breidenbach, Catherine Clinch — Speaking the Same Lingo:  Panel discussionHow to Understand Differences in Pitching to Publishers vs Filmmakers and Distributors

12:00pm Lunch with Kevin Downes (Salon 5)

1:45pm Special session for those involved in the pitch-a-thons (Williamson)

Catherine ClinchPITCHING LIKE THE PROS: Learn the tricks that Hollywood screenwriters use to tell and sell their stories to the producers, studios and networks that can get their projects made and delivered to a screen near you. More important, learn how to avoid the mistakes that can sink your project and get you put on anybody’s life-is-too-short list.

2:30pm Roundtable Networking – share your story, meet new people (Salon 1-4)

5:00pm Night out together (location TBA)!

Friday, November 15

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)

8:30am Worship with Meredith AndrewsJeremy Cowart shares about the Purpose Hotel (Salon 1-4)

9:30am Coffee and Networking

10:00am Seminars: (Located in Salon 1 – 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson)

  1. Mark Fincannon —  (VP casting)TBD

      2. Travis Mann — Entertainment Law 101 –  What a Producer Needs to Know: Everything a Writer or Producer Should Know About Motion Picture Development.  Discuss the most common legal issues faced by writers and producers in the motion picture industry, including intellectual property and copyright issues, option and attachment agreements, life story rights issues, shopping agreements, producing deals, writing agreements, confidentiality and non-circumvent provisions, financing arrangements, and distribution pitfalls.

     3. Bob Saenz and Kathy Ide —  “Screenwriting vs. Novel Writing”: Writing a screenplay and writing a novel have some similarities. Both must be active, not passive. Dialogue needs to be realistic but not real, using subtext. No blatant author exposition. Overall story structure is similar, with setups and pay-offs, building to a climax followed by a resolution. Some story concepts work better for screenplays or novels; some work well for both. And yet, these two types of writing are very different disciplines. This session will address the differences between these two types of writing, including formatting, terminology, treatments/proposals, cinematic vs. literary transitions, and more.

     4. Linda Goldfarb, Anita Agers Brooks, Karen Whiting — “The Science of Personalities”: Includes understanding personality types, marketing movies and books to personality types, and different personality types in business relationships. Coaches will be available throughout the conference one-on-one. Taught by certified personality coaches

12:00pm Lunch with Wouter Van Der Torn
Brief Business Meeting

2:00pm

Director’s Cut of “Russ Taff: I Still Believe”. Q&A to follow with Russ and Tori Taff, and Director Rick Altizer (Salon 1-4)

Distributors Pitch-a-thon (Franklin / Willamson)

Sign up for the chance to pitch one-on-one to at least two distributors of your choice. There’s no additional cost to pitch your project here! You choose the companies taking pitches that you feel are best suited for your project. Sign-ups for pitching slots of the distributor of your choice are at registration and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Confirmed Distributors receiving pitches (additional still being confirmed): 
Provident Films
Pure Flix Entertainment
Collide Media
Vision Video
Ocean Avenue
Giving Company
Parables TV
Skipstone Pictures
Cobalt Pictures

6:00pm Dinner with Dan Rupple (Salon 5)

8:30pm Popcorn Movie Night (Salon 1-4)
             Members and attendees show 5 minutes of current projects. Limited slots available. 

10:30pm Screening: Sleeper Agent with Brad Mix, Leland Klassen, and Nathan Blair (Salon 1-4)

Saturday, November 16

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)
8:30am Worship with Meredith AndrewsDevotions with Mark Fincannon and Meredith Andrews (Salon 1-4)

9:30am Coffee and Networking
10:00am Seminars: Located in Salon 1 – 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson

  1. Aneesh Daniels: Producing “The Least Of These”, A Case Study

      2. Beverly Halloway

      3. Bob Elder

      4. Catherine Clinch: The Secrets of Storytelling in a Multi-Platform World: Welcome to the 21st century! Movies and television have undergone massive transformation in the past decade and the rate of change is accelerating rapidly. Structure, length, format, tone of voice, character requirements and production realities are all puzzle pieces that have to fit into the specific requirements of the platform where they will be viewed. Find out what you need to know about the different ways you can successfully tell your story to an assortment of audiences.

     5. Linda Kozar / Angela Breidenbach — Creators as Marketers: Modern creators aren’t just creating any more. We create in multiple genres. We write screenplays, books, radio scripts… We market our products and our brand. Successful creators are techno-savvy. Creators of podcasts, videos, memes, ads, ad campaigns and much more, we must learn and embrace technologies and platforms, expand our knowledge of communication, and explore new ways of reaching different audiences. But why do some of us hesitate to be that “Jack or Jill of All Trades” when it comes to marketing? Granted, learning new technologies is an uphill climb, but if we don’t we will never make it up that hill.

12:00pm Lunch with Bob Elder  (Salon 5)

2:00pm

Film Screening + Q&A (Salon 1-4) 

Publishers Pitch-a-thon (Franklin / Willamson)

Sign up for the chance to pitch one-on-one to at least two publishers of your choice. There’s no additional cost to pitch your project here! You choose the companies taking pitches that you feel are best suited for your project. Sign-ups for pitching slots of the publisher of your choice are at registration and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Confirmed Publishers receiving pitches TBA.

6:30pm ICVM – CAN Crown Awards Banquet with host Michael Joiner

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