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168 Schedule of Networking Events 2017

168 Schedule of Networking Events 2017 -- RSVP Now!
Cast and Crew Networking Mixers (7):
Dates: Feb. 27, March 06, 13, 20, 27 and April 03.

Topics Include: Advice from a Casting Director, First Time Directors, Agents and Talent, Distribution & Finance for Faith and Family Entertainment, Editing, Sound And Composing and much more. Schedule Subject to Change. Find crew members or join a team!

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Monday Feb. 27, 7:00-10:30 PM Advice from a Casting Director

Casting Director's are arguably an actor's best friend. Come find out how they think.  Our guest Beverly Holloway is a veteran Casting Director for TV and feature films. She is best known for her work on MOMS' NIGHT OUT (Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton), THE ULTIMATE GIFT (James Garner, Abigail Breslin Drew Fuller, Brian Dennehy) and BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS (Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Northam).  On her busy 2017 slate is: I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman), WRAITH (Jackson Hurst, Ali Hillis, Lance Henriksen) and JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER (Jim Caviezel, Matt Dillon, Ryan Potter).

Montrose Church Sanctuary 2409 Florencita Dr West Montrose CA 91020

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advice-from-a-casting-director-with-beverly-holloway-tickets-31955108590

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Mon, March 06, 7:00-10:30 PM Talent Agents and Actor Monologues

GUESTS: TBD

We will discuss best practices in finding an agent.  Actors will perform a 1-minute monologue for the producers and directors in the audience on a first come, first served basis. The best monologue will receive free entry to our next workshop.  This is the best way to meet producers and directors in person and get involved with local productions.  RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-agents-and-actor-monologues-tickets-31940354460

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Mon, March 13, 7:00-10:30 PM First Timers: Lessons from Directing My First Feature Film

GUESTS: Robert Kirbyson, Director of "Boone: The Bounty Hunter" starring John Hennigan (2017), "Red Line," starring Kevin Sizemore (whom the producers found through his work in 168) and "Snowmen" starring Ray Liotta and Christopher Lloyd (2010); Christopher Shawn Shaw, Director of "Youth Group," starring Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Thor Ramsey and John David Ware, Director of "Unbridled," starring Eric Roberts, Jenn Gotzon, Rachel Hendrix  and TC Stallings. Lead actress Tea McKay was hired due to her work in 168, an incubator for new talent.

Montrose Church Sanctuary 2409 Florencita Dr West Montrose CA 91020  RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-timers-lessons-from-directing-my-first-feature-film-tickets-31853443507

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Mon, March 20, 7:00-10:30p Writing, Directing and Producing Relevant Films for All Audiences Faith or secular, what do they have in common? How is TV different from film?  What does it take to achieve positions as Writer, Producer and/or Director. GUESTS: Brian Baugh, Director, I'm Not Ashamed, The Comeback Kids (TV Series and Film) and To Save a Life. We will also hear from 30-year industry veteran, Brian BirdThe Case for Christ (writer, co-producer), Captive (writer, executive producer), and When Calls the Heart, Executive Producer. Montrose Church Sanctuary 2409 Florencita Dr West Montrose CA 91020.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/directing-relevant-films-for-all-audiences-tickets-31872586765

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Mon, March 27, 7:00-10:30p Distribution & Finance for Faith and Family Entertainment

Know your audience and you can deliver what they want. How much faith is too much and for whom? How do players like Pure Flix and The Kendrick Bros define their audience?  What are best practices for finding film investors? What are the unique challenges of marketing and selling faith content internationally?

Travis Mann is founder and president of Cobalt Pictures, a global sales, production and finance company serving producers of "positively inspiring" film and TV. Travis has served in a variety of business, legal and production roles with Mission Pictures, Infinity Media, Inferno Entertainment, Crystal Sky Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures. Travis has a finance degree from SMU and a law degree from UCLA.  He is currently executive producing the film “I Can Only Imagine,” which tells the story behind the best-selling Christian song of all time, starring Dennis Quaid and written and directed by the Erwin Brothers.  Montrose Church Sanctuary 2409 Florencita Dr West Montrose CA 91020

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distribution-finance-for-faith-and-family-entertainment-tickets-31942145818

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Mon, April 03, 7:00-10:30p Editing, Sound And Composing for a Deadline

So many decisions, ABSOLUTELY NO TIME.  HD, 2K, 4K, VR, 16 or 24-bit, 44 or 48kHz.  Fail to plan, plan to fail.  Let us demystify the post production jungle!

GUESTS: Bryan E. Miller is a composer for film and TV. His clients include Disney, Fox, Lionsgate and major networks. His work is featured on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Big Bang Theory and others as well as TV spots for Nike, Campbell's, Dodge, Honda, John Deere, Lexus and Ford.  Keith Roush is an award-winning Senior Colorist at Roush Media.  His clients include Steven Spielberg and Oscar and Grammy recipients.  He has shaped the raw images on films grossing more than $200 Million. Keith’s passion is helping both indie and studio filmmakers reveal every ounce of beauty contained in their original images.  Chris Witt is a motion picture editor and the Winner of three 168 Best Editor awards for STAINED (08) by Joshua Weigel; UP IN THE AIR (09) by Wes and Amanda Llewellyn, and REFUGE (12) by Paul Luebbers and Joel Vanderspek. Chris also edited I’M NOT ASHAMED, directed by Brian Baugh; THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, starring Doug Jones, Eduardo Ver√°stegui and Nick Vujicic, produced and Directed by Joshua Weigel; THE VEIL starring Willaim Levy and directed by Brent Ryan Green; and Oscar-Nominated Best Short Film KAVI.

Montrose Church Sanctuary 2409 Florencita Dr West Montrose CA 91020

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/editing-sound-and-composing-for-a-deadline-tickets-31951393478

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Sat, April 22, 9:00a - 5:00p Producer’s Workshop: From A-Z:  You will learn best practices and strategies for each of the five phases of filmmaking; Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production and Marketing/Distribution. Finding the right story and effective pitching for success in today's market. How to do a 168 Film and how to succeed in the "Faith Genre." This may be the best one-day Film Production Seminar in L.A.  Webcast Available, see below. Instructor: Derrick Warfel is the Producer of "The Fall of Night," and “Laleh,” the true story of the first Iranian female racecar driver, who fights against tradition and the theocracy bent on stopping her.  Montrose Church Office 2678 Honolulu Avenue Montrose, CA 91020

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/producers-workshop-from-a-z-tickets-31894546447

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