New Year – New Events!

Happy New Year! What a great year 2013 has been for the LAPPG and we are looking forward to having you join us for some special educational and networking events in 2014.

Our first LAPPG PRESENTS event of the year will be on January 23rd at The Parlor at 7250 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046. This industry mixer will include a panel on:

THE ROLE OF THE FILM FESTIVAL TODAY AND TOMORROW: What filmmakers need to know to succeed now and in the future

In this focused hour-long panel we’ve gathered some of LA’s most influential Film Festival Directors to candidly speak about their festivals and how they fit into today’s cinematic landscape. The panel will be moderated by Jon Gann, founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival, author of Behind the Screens: Programmers Reveal How Film Festivals Really Work, and newly appointed Executive Director of the CINE Golden Eagle Competition.

Jon will delve into how film festivals work to support the independent filmmaker and what filmmakers should know about the state of the industry and advice for creating a strong strategy for festival acceptance. He will also check in with each panelist on their vision for the future of film festivals and how each is adapting to virtual, online opportunities and what this means for the independent filmmaker to succeed.

Panelists include:
Daniel Sol, Co-Founder and Co-Director of HollyShorts Film Festival
Jeannie Roshar, Director of LA Comedy Shorts Festival
Larry Laboe, Executive Director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)
Henry Priest, Co-Director of Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Tickets on sale at http://lappgpresentsmixerandfilmfestpaneljan23.eventbrite.com.

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