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Sunday, September 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mastering The Indie Way - Crowdfunding and Self-Promotion Panel

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Crowdfunding for films (amongst other businesses and creative endeavours) have been at the forefront of the industry for quite sometime now. The question if you are just starting out is: What's the secret to a successful online marketing campaign to attract attention and funding to your work? Aside from having an amazing idea and/or a well developed project, you need to be up to date on the market trends and how to appeal to your audience. Take a cue from some of the leaders of these companies as they have witnessed the success of online campaigns firsthand and learn from successful filmmakers who have gone this route to get their film to the distribution phase.


Kia Kiso

Producer/Line Producer, Zaza Productions
With a knack for shepherding a project successfully from idea to screen, her passion is producing great stories which entertain, inspire and ultimately transform people’s lives.Award-winning producer, Kia Kiso, was 12 years old when her love affair with filmmaking began. Even at such a young age she was keenly aware of media’s possibilities to have a positive impact on a large scale and she wanted to be part of the action. She earned a B.A... Read More →

Michael Kuehnert

Director of Documentary Acquisitions and Sales, The Video Project/Specialty Studios
Michael has recently joined The Video Project/Specialty Studios as their Director of Director of Acquisitions and Sales. The San Francisco based company has been a leader in distributing socially conscious films for 30 years. They are a full service distributor and focus on developing funded campaigns for the expanded outreach and engagement for cause-based films. They specialize on films about the environment, civil rights, education... Read More →

Taylor McPartland

Co-Founder and President, Filmbreak
After growing up in a very small northern California town, Taylor moved south to attend Whittier College and pursue his passion for film. Upon graduating in 2007, Taylor dove into a career in the industry with a focus on screenwriting and producing. It was during this period that Taylor began developing the concept for FilmBreak, a data-driven platform designed to streamline the film marketing process. | | Originally launched in 2011... Read More →

Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

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