Conference Session Highlights


Origins of Manchester by the Sea

Make the Show You Would Want to See

Structuring Episodic Television in the Era of Binge Watching

Shifting Metrics in Measuring Success of Non-Fiction TV

Digital Content Isn’t Just About Marketing

Theatrical is Still Important to Documentaries

Personal Responsibility to Bring Diversity to Screen

Rewarding Content Creators With Financial Support

Authenticity is Key When Bringing True Stories to the Screen

VR Storytelling and Future-Proofing Content

Straight Talk on What Financiers Want to See

Everyone is Watching More Content: Produce for the Right Platform

Getting Beyond the Cold Call – Building Relationships

Storytelling in Television and Feature Films

Focus on Telling a Great Story

Big Screen vs. Small Screen in Content Creation


 Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers

Bruce Cohen: You Have to Entertain

Production Shifts in the Digital Era

Michael Moore: YouTube Movies vs Television

Barbara Hall: Rules for Showrunning

Understanding Distribution During the Funding Stages

 Making it Into the Industry

Financing Films with Kickstarter


News Programming and Finding the Right Story

How to Pitch Your Project to a Network Head

The New and Changing Faces of “The News”

Keith Arem: Opportunities and Storytelling in True TransMedia

Keith Arem and Zander Reyna: Producing for Video Games

James Schamus: Why the Theatrical Experience Matters

Darren Aronofsky: Opportunities in Different Storytelling Forms

Terence Winter: Difficult Thing is Telling an Actor Their Character is Dying