The second half of the Florida Film Festival is upon us and that means time for the industry forums.
First on the list is Perseverance: Women in the Industry at the Enzian Theater. A stellar panel of visionaries (from newcomers to seasoned veterans) will discuss their personal experiences and what it means to be a successful woman working in the entertainment industry today.
Panelists include two-time Academy Award-nominated actress Gena Rowlands (The Notebook), casting director Ellen Parks (Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Secretary, Flirting With Disaster), producer and music/film/media consultant Janice Ginsburg (Teenage Paparazzo, Snow Angels, The Dreamers), documentary director/distributor Cambria Matlow (Lake Tahoe, Munyurangabo, Burning in the Sun), and entertainment attorney Craig Emanuel (Clients including Peter Weir, Robert Rodriguez, Gary Oldman, Julie Delpy & Cathy Schulman). Panel moderator is producer/director Sylvia Caminer (Love N' Dancing, Blue Moon, The Deli, Men Lie).
Friday packs in 2 more panels.
At 11:00pm at the Enzian, The Art Of The Producer will bring insight into what makes a good producer. At the forum will be two-time Academy Award nominee Richard Gladstein (Finding Neverland, The Cider House Rules, Paper Man, The Bourne Identity, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs), Sylvia Caminer (Love N' Dancing, Blue Moon, The Deli, Men Lie), Gill Holland (Con Artist, Were the World Mine, Sweet Land, Jump Tomorrow, Hurricane Streets), James Lawler (The Lottery; Don’t Let Me Drown; Lovely, Still), and moderator Randy Finch, UCF film instructor and producer of Outside Providence, Miles From Home, and The Substance of Fire, as they reveal the secret world of film producing.
The last panel is the Filmmaker Forum from 1:30 to 3:00pm at the Regal Winter Park Village. Panelists include Amber Benson (Drones), Andrew James (Cleanflix), Camilla Calamandrei (The Tiger Next Door), Joshua Ligairi (Cleanflix), Jen McGowan (Touch), and more. Moderated by Chris Gore, Founder of Film Threat, TV host, filmmaker, and author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide.
For more details, go to www.FloridaFilmFestival.com.