Free Ticket for Ivy Entertainment Summit & Awards – Panels and Mentoring with Top Casting Directors, Execs from Paramount, Disney, and Sony & Producers and Writers of Backdraft, Robin Hood, Hook, Contact, Dracula, and More!

Event Date July 27, 2019 @ 9:30am - 5pm
Location American Film Institute
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Hi everyone,

 

We’re giving away ANOTHER FREE TICKET for the upcoming IVY ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT & AWARDS – a full day of panels, mentorship, and networking with top Casting Director James Levine (commercials and TV shows for Apple, Disney, The Voice, Comedy Central, etc.), as well as industry execs from DisneyParamount, and Sony, and top entertainment industry attorneys, producers, and creators from blockbuster and classic films – and more!

 

The FIRST person who registers using the link below will have their purchase price refunded (but no worries if you’re not first – you still get an amazing 75% off – details are below!)

 

As always, feel free to forward if you know someone who might be interested!

 

Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!

 

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You are invited to attend

 

IVY ENTERTAINMENT

SUMMIT & AWARDS

AN EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

 

A FULL DAY OF PANELS & MENTORING

FOR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

 

Featuring insider tools and strategies to:
•  Stay viable in a disrupted industry  •
•  Leverage diversity & digital distribution in ways that are good for your pocketbook  •
•  PLUS Exclusive Mentoring Roundtables  •

 

with special

GUEST SPEAKERS & MENTORS:

 

CASTING DIRECTOR

JAMES LEVINE

Action Casting

Casting on commercials and theatrical projects for

Apple, Disney, Microsoft, Comedy Central, Chase, The Voice, etc.

 

PRODUCER

PEN DENSHAM

ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

BACKDRAFT

 

FRILM EXEC / PRODUCER

JOHN KIM

Former VP of Digital Distribution for Paramount and the Worldwide Executive Director for Walt Disney Home Entertainment before disrupting digital distribution with the formation of Deep C Digital.

He has sold both independent and major studio movies to Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Starz, ShowtimeGoogle.

Co-Founder – Voices Film Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that unites and promotes people of color.

 

SCREENWRITER

JIM HART

HOOK directed by Steven Spielberg

CONTACT directed by Robert Zemeckis

DRACULA directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

 

PRODUCER / EXEC PRODUCER & TOP ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY

HARRIS TULCHIN

Author of “The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide”

Clients include Sony, HBO, Summit Entertainment, Showtime, David Lynch & more

formerly Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cinema Group,

Senior Counsel for United Artists, Director of Business Affairs at MGM Television, and more.

 

ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY

NINA AMERI

Partner, One LLP

 

KEVIN WINSON

Founder and CEO of Digital LA

Founder of Silicon Beach Fest

 

DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER

JONATHAN SKURNIK

His films have been broadcast on PBS, and screened in over 200 film festivals

 

PRODUCER / ATTORNEY

LISHA YAKUB SEVANIAN

Sony Pictures Television

 

SATURDAY, July 27th, 2019

9:30am – 5pm

at

American Film Institute
Mark Goodson Theater
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

PLUS

MENTORING ROUNDTABLES

&

FREE POWER NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

The event will feature insider strategies on how to get ahead in the industry, MENTORING roundtables, as well as a KEYNOTE about Diversity, Disruption, and Digital Distribution. The full day event will culminate with an exclusive POWER NETWORKING RECEPTIONFREE for All Access Pass Holders.

 

We’re giving away ANOTHER FREE TICKET!  Due to the success of yesterday’s email, the FIRST person who registers using the link below will have their purchase price refunded (but no worries if you’re not first – you still get an amazing 75% off!)

 

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!

Exclusively for INFOLIST.com, – the FIRST REGISTRATION to use special discount code VIPINFOLIST75 will get a FREE TICKET to the event!  (your ticket price will be refunded after your purchase – so DON’T WAIT, as this refund goes to the FIRST person who registers only!) – but if you’re not the first one?  You still get an amazing 75% OFF on registration!  That’s  only $24.75 (normally $99!) for a full day of panels, networking, and mentorship from top entertainment industry professionals, including the FREE Networking Reception!  Or, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend for the whole day, or you’re on a budget, see the website to register for INDIVIDUAL EVENTS for as little as $12.25 each (as listed in the Agenda below)!

 

TO REGISTER:

Use special Discount Code VIPINFOLIST75 and register NOW at:

https://2019ivysummit.eventbrite.com/?aff=Info1

 

AGENDA:

 

09:30AM – 10:00AM

Arrivals & Networking

 

10:00AM – 11:00AM

KEYNOTE – DIVERSITY, DISRUPTION, AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION

In an industry ripe for disruption and desperate for diversity, many find it a confusing time for the business of entertainment.  But Hulu, Netflix and Amazon alone are set to spend $23-billion on content this year, and new leaders with the right knowledge, intellectual property protection, and perspective can prepare and position themselves to catapult their careers in the years ahead.  John Kim (Yale) was a VP of Digital Distribution for Paramount and the Worldwide Executive Director for Walt Disney Home Entertainment before disrupting digital distribution with the formation of Deep C Digital.  He has sold both independent and major studio movies to Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Starz, Showtime, Google, and other major digital platforms.  Recently, John co-founded with Tyler Maddox, Voices Film Foundation (VFF), a nonprofit corporation that unites and promotes people of color in the entertainment industry with an Advisory Board including Ving RhamesMaster P, and Vivica Fox.

Nina Ameri (Entertainment Attorney / Partner, One LLP) is an attorney focusing on One LLP’s entertainment law, intellectual property law. Ameri represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from: acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution agreements. In addition, she has represented clients in entertainment litigation in both state and federal courts and advises clients in pre-litigation dispute resolution. Together, their stories will inspire you to take advantage of diversity, disruption, and digital distribution.

 

11:00AM – 12:00PM

A CREATIVE PERSON’S SECRETS TO SUCCESS: FROM THE PRODUCER OF ROBINHOOD AND BACKDRAFT

PEN DENSHAM (Producer, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, BACKDRAFT) takes a non-dogmatic approach to finding your own, personal creative power, and he will share secrets to selling your creations.  As an Academy Award nominated producer, director, and writer, whose productions have grossed more than a billion dollars, Densham will reveal how he helped to re-envision the Robin Hood story, creating a new characterization and adding new concepts culminating in a spec script sale for ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES and production of the film for Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Brothers.  The film became one of Warner Brothers’ largest grossing movies ever, spinning off games, toy lines and the top music single from Bryan Adams, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You”.  Densham will also share how he helped produce BACKDRAFT with Ron Howard directing for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures.  Backdraft generated one of the longest-lasting attractions at the Universal Studios Tour. Densham was a Producer on BLOWN AWAY with Jeff Bridges, THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS with Jodie Foster, LARGER THAN LIFE with Bill Murray, and BUFFALO SOLDIERS with Danny Glover.  Densham also wrote and directed HOUDINI, an $8 million TNT feature for television starring Johnathon Schaech, Mark Ruffalo and Emile Hirsch.  He has also written and directed MOLL FLANDERS, starring Morgan Freeman & Robin Wright.  He is a Producer on the feature, LAST FULL MEASURE (2019) with Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, and Christopher Plummer.  The conversation will be guided by Lisha Yakub Sevanian (USC, Producer / Attorney, Sony Pictures Television), who is currently building a brand of youth-orientated content.  Prior to focusing on producing, Lisha managed writers, directors and producers under Discover Management.  She developed and packaged several film, television and new media projects, as a manager.  Lisha also worked for Elsa Ramo (currently Ramo Law PC), as a creative executive, and Sony Pictures Television.  She has a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Hofstra Law School.

 

 

12:00PM – 01:00PM

SCREENPLAY MASTERCLASS: FROM THE WRITER OF HOOK, CONTACT, & DRACULA

Jim Hart (Columbia) will present the proven story mapping tool behind HOOK directed by Steven Spielberg, CONTACT directed by Robert Zemeckis, and DRACULA directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  This masterclass is a must for serious writers working in television, novels, plays and other literary forms, with a guarantee you will never face a blank page again.  You want to sell your story right?  And you’re willing to do the work to get there?  Then you need tools.  Practical tools.  Tools that will transform your understanding of your story and ensure you get the most from your characters.  Whether you are a seasoned writer, this is your first foray, or maybe you’ve hit a roadblock, this masterclass offers a proven diagnostic tool being chosen by writers worldwide as the one protocol they can rely on, time and time again, to make their work market ready.

 

01:00PM – 02:00PM

STRATEGIES TO FINANCE YOUR INDEPENDENT PROJECT

Harris Tulchin (Cornell) will share the strategies insiders use to finance independent projects.  After graduating Cornell University and Hastings Law School, he has practiced law since 1978.  He has lectured extensively at forums such as UCLA, USC, AFI, IFP, IFTA, has been an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern law school in Los Angeles, and brings a wealth of studio and private practice experience.  He has served as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cinema Group; General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for KCET Television; Senior Counsel for United Artists; and Director of Business Affairs at MGM Television.  His clients have included SONY, Ed Pressman, Ice Cube, David Lynch, Gary Lucchesi, Showtime, HBO, PolyGram, Summit Entertainment, and numerous independent producers, writers, directors and actors.  Tulchin has produced or executive produced over 15 motion pictures.  Tulchin has supervised the production of The Third Person, written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, and Kim Basinger; Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta; and Singularity directed by Roland Joffe and starring Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton.  He is Executive Producing and Supervising Legal Affairs for the upcoming feature, The Comeback Trail, Directed by George Gallo (BAD BOYS, MIDNIGHT RUN), starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Tommy Lee Jones.  He is the co-author of a book considered one of the bibles of the motion picture industry entitled “The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide.”

 


02:00PM – 05:00PM

FREE Power Networking Reception

at Cat & Fiddle

Complimentary exclusive reception for All Access Pass Holders at Hollywood’s historic Cat & Fiddle just minutes from AFI.

 

MENTORING ROUNDTABLES

at the HBO Pavillion

10:00AM – 10:45AM – James Levine (Emerson, Casting Director at Action Casting)

10:00AM – 11:00AM – Jonathan Skurnik (Dartmouth, Funding A Socially Conscious Film)11:00AM – 12:00PM – John Kim (Digital Distribution, Paramount / Disney / Digital – Netflix, iTunes, Amazon)
11:00AM – 12:00PM – Nina Ameri (Entertainment Attorney / Partner, One LLP)
12:00PM – 01:00PM – Pen Densham (Producer, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, BACKDRAFT)
12:00PM – 12:30PM – Harris Tulchin (Cornell, Attorney)
01:00PM – 02:00PM – Jim Hart (Columbia, HOOK, CONTACT, DRACULA)

 

ABOUT THE MENTORS & SPEAKERS:

 

JOHN KIM (Yale) was a VP of Digital Distribution for Paramount and the Worldwide Executive Director for Walt Disney Home Entertainment before disrupting digital distribution with the formation of Deep C Digital. He has sold both independent and major studio movies to Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Starz, Showtime, Google, and other major digital platforms. Before entering the home entertainment industry, he served as a band manager at Nabisco and Marketing Director at Mattel. Recently, John co-founded with Tyler Maddox, Voices Film Foundation (VFF), a nonprofit corporation that unites and promotes people of color in the entertainment industry. VFF’s Advisory Board is a who’s who of entertainment including Ving Rhames, Master P, Vivica Fox, and top executives from major corporations. He is a graduate of Yale University and has an MBA from the Kellogg Management School fo Business at Northwestern University.

 

JAMES LEVINE (Emerson), as a Casting Director, James brings 25 years’ experience both in front of and behind the camera to Action Casting. He will share the tips and techniques gained over 20 years as a successful actor, producer, director and casting director of 1000’s of commercials and theatrical projects for such notable clients as Apple, Microsoft, Chase, Capital One, Sears, Disney, The Voice, and Comedy Central. Levine has taught classes in Los Angeles and internationally with Stella Adler Academy and TVI Studios. In addition to his “Bring It!” book, he also co-hosts and produces an online interview show for Casting Frontier called The Curve. James Levine is a member of the Commercial Casting Director Association (CCDA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA), and represented by BX2 Management.

 

JIM HART‘s (Columbia, HOOK, CONTACT, DRACULA) writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Other writing/producing credits include: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENTSEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY. SAHARA, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH, EPIC, and the TV series, CROSSBONES. Hart has served on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate Film program. He is a founding member of the Writer’s Guild Initiative board. His renowned story mapping tool app, THE HART CHART, was launched online at the Austin Film Festival. Most recently, Jim is the Creator of the new National Geographic television series, THE HOT ZONE.

 

PEN DENSHAM (Producer, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, BACKDRAFT) is an Academy Award nominated Producer. Densham founded Insight Productions in Toronto with John Watson. He re-envisioned the Robin Hood story, creating a new characterization and adding new concepts. Densham and Watson sold their spec script for ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES and produced the film for Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Brothers. The film became one of Warner Brothers’ largest grossing movies ever, spinning off games, toy lines and the top music single from Bryan Adams, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You”. In the same year they were producers on BACKDRAFT with Ron Howard directing for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Backdraft generated one of the longest-lasting attractions at the Universal Studios Tour. He was a Producer on BLOWN AWAY with Jeff Bridges, THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS with Jodie Foster, LARGER THAN LIFE with Bill Murray, and BUFFALO SOLDIERS with Danny Glover. Densham also wrote and directed HOUDINI, an $8 million TNT feature for television starring Johnathon Schaech, Mark Ruffalo and Emile Hirsch. He has also written and directed MOLL FLANDERS, starring Morgan Freeman & Robin Wright. He is a Producer on the feature, LAST FULL MEASURE (2019) with Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and Christopher Plummer.

 

NINA AMERI (Entertainment Attorney / Partner, One LLP) is an attorney focusing on One LLP’s entertainment law, intellectual property law and tax law practices. Ameri represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from: acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution agreements. In addition, she has represented clients in entertainment litigation in both state and federal courts and advises clients in pre-litigation dispute resolution. As a Los Angeles native, Ameri has many relationships within the sphere of entertainment, media, finance and law which are valuable resources for entertainment clients in assisting them with the development, financing and distribution of their projects. Within the sphere of intellectual property law, Ameri has substantial experience assisting clients in prosecuting, protecting and defending Trademarks and Copyrights.

 

HARRIS TULCHIN (Cornell) has practiced law since 1978. He has lectured extensively at forums such as UCLA, USC, AFI, IFP, IFTA, has been an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern law school in Los Angeles, and brings a wealth of studio and private practice experience. He has served as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cinema Group; General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for KCET Television; Senior Counsel for United Artists; and Director of Business Affairs at MGM Television. His clients have included SONY, Ed Pressman, Ice Cube, David Lynch, Gary Lucchesi, Showtime, HBO, PolyGram, Summit Entertainment, and numerous independent producers, writers, directors and actors. Tulchin has produced or executive produced over 15 motion pictures. Tulchin has supervised the production of The Third Person, written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, and Kim Basinger; Killing Season starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta; and Singularity directed by Roland Joffe and starring Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton. He is Executive Producing and Supervising Legal Affairs for the upcoming feature, The Comeback Trail, Directed by George Gallo (BAD BOYS, MIDNIGHT RUN), starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Tommy Lee Jones. He is the co-author of a book considered one of the bibles of the motion picture industry entitled “The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide.”

 

KEVIN WINSTON (Yale, Harvard) is the founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based networking group of professionals in tech, startups, and digital entertainment. He is the founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech entertainment conference in LA. Previously, he worked at Fox, MySpace, and IGN where he created integrated marketing campaigns for movies, TV, and games. He worked at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, and McKinsey & Company. Kevin graduated from Yale, and has a masters from Harvard. He recently moderated the San Diego Comic-Con Panel “Diversity: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge” as well as the Inclusion Summit spearheaded by Yale in Hollywood with partners at the Television Academy Media Group and the PGA Diversity Committee.

 

JONATHAN SKURNIK (Dartmouth) is a documentary producer, director and cinematographer. Five of his films have broadcast on PBS. His films have been screened at over two hundred film festivals throughout the world. He has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the American Indian film festival, the Change Maker Award at the Media That Matters Film Festival, the Audience Award for Outstanding Achievement at Outfest, the Harry Chapin Media Award for films about poverty and Best Documentary Award at the UrbanTV film Festival. Jonathan has worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South and North America. His films have been supported by ITVS, Vision Maker Media, the MacArthur Foundation, the Fledgling Fund, the Paul Robeson Fund, The Arcus Foundation and many other foundations and private donors. He serves as the chair of the steering committee of New Day Films, the only cooperatively run educational film distribution company in the US. In addition to his documentary work, Jonathan founded the Workfare Media Initiative, The Youth and Gender Media Project and The Cante Sica Foundation, three foundation-funded grassroots audience outreach and engagement projects that provide transformational educational experiences through facilitated screenings and discussions and immersive digital resources.

 

LISHA YAKUB SEVANIAN (USC, Producer / Attorney, Sony Pictures Television) is currently building a brand of youth-orientated content. Prior to focusing on producing, Lisha managed writers, directors and producers under Discover Management. She developed and packaged several film, television and new media projects, as a manager. Lisha also worked for Elsa Ramo (currently Ramo Law PC), as a creative executive, and Sony Pictures Television. She has a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Hofstra Law School.

 

REGISTER NOW:

Use special Discount Code VIPINFOLIST75 for your chance at a FREE TICKET (or still get 75% off!  See details above) and register NOW at:

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