Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tucson: September IFASA Meeting - Producers Guild Conference


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Subject: [IFASA] September IFASA Meeting - Producers Guild Conference Report



The September IFASA meeting will be this Monday, September 14, at 6:00 PM.  The location is new - the Main Library, Children's Room, 101 N. Stone.  Parking in the underground garage is free after 5:00 PM.  Our speaker will be Brian Mulligan and the topic will be what he learned at the Producers Guild of America's "Produced By Conference."  Everyone is welcome.


Topics will include:

-  Film Financing

-  The State of Independent Filmmaking

-  Tax Incentives

-  The Role of the Creative Producer

-  3D Films

-  Green Filmmaking

-  Wisdom from Clint Eastwood


Speakers at the conference who were the sources of this information included:

James Cameron - Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic

Gale Anne Hurd - Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk,

Sarah Green - Frida, Girlfight, Passion Fish, The Secret of Roan Inish, City of Hope

A film financing panel

Larry Gordon - Field of Dreams, Die Hard, 48 Hrs, The Warriors, Predator, Waterworld, Lara Croft, Hellboy, Watchmen

Mark Gordon - Speed, Saving Private Ryan, Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC, The Patriot

David Picker - former head of United Artists

Norman Lear - so many great TV sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Sons, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons

Michael London - Sideways, Milk, Smart People, The Visitor, House of Sand and Fog

Roger Corman - 500+ B movies including Little Shop of Horror and Death Race 2000

Lawrence Bender - Pulp Fiction, An Inconvenient Truth, Kill Bill, Good Will Hunting, Anna and the King, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, The Mexican

Peter Bart - editorial director of Variety

Kathleen Kennedy - E.T., Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seabiscuit, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Gremlins, The Goonies, Cape Fear, Back to the Future, The Color Purple, Arachnophobia, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Schindler's List

Lucy Fisher - Memoirs of a Geisha, Jarhead, Stuart Little 2, Peter Pan, Runaway Vacation

Doug Wick - Gladiator, Working Girl, Spy Game, Wolf, Hollow Man, Girl Interrupted

A state tax incentive panel

Lydia Dean Pilcher - The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, Amelia, Normal, Vanity Fair, Cradle Will Rock

Cean Chaffin - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room

Howard Gordon - TV show 24

Diana Pokorny - Inkheart, The Astronaut's Wife, Mr. Woodcock, Dark Water

Arianna Huffington - editor in chief of The Huffington Post

Roland Emmerich - The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, 10,000 BC, Eight Legged Freaks, Godzilla, 2012

Kevin Feige - president of Marvel Studios and producer of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and many other superhero films

Panel on "green" film production


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