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Industry Workshop [clear filter]
Saturday, September 23
 

11:00am

Filmmakers Power Breakfast
Filmmakers Power Breakfast -industry leaders sit down with filmmakers to answer questions one on one, hear pitches, get valuable insight;

Complimentary admission for filmmaker passholders
Limited Tickets Available $20



Moderators
avatar for Breyuna Williams

Breyuna Williams

Ms. Williams serves as Williams & Floyd LLC’s Managing Partner. A thoughtful entertainment lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience in entertainment law, Breyuna focuses her practice on transactional law with an emphasis on the motion picture, television, music, and multimedia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Ashford

Dianne Ashford

CEO & President, Symmetry Entertainment
From an internship with Will Packer of Rainforest Films in 2001, Diane Ashford quickly learned the business. Diane now serves as CEO and President of Symmetry Entertainment where she has been producing and line producing for more than 10 years now.Some of her projects include titles... Read More →
avatar for Brett Dismuke

Brett Dismuke

So Chi Entertainment
Before launching his own entertainment outfit, Brett Dismuke served as President/COO of The Swirl Group, President of Moguldom Entertainment, and previously as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Urban Programming for RLJ Entertainment's One Village studio. Brett has over... Read More →
avatar for Marty Fox

Marty Fox

Allied Integrated Marketing
Since joining Allied in 2000, Marty has worked on hundreds of publicity and promotional campaigns for film studios such as Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, The Weinstein Company, Focus Features, Sony, Lionsgate, STX Entertainment and Broad Green Pictures.  Along... Read More →
avatar for John Luteran

John Luteran

Director of Interactive Entertainment/Media, Greater Cleveland Film Commission
John Luteran is the Director of Interactive Entertainment/Media at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. In addition to being in charge of all marketing and communications efforts for the organization, John works to grow the areas of game development, virtual and augmented reality... Read More →

Filmmakers
avatar for Samad Davis

Samad Davis

President/ CEO, Pan Africa Group Holdings & President of Motion Picture Equity Fund, LLC - ‎Pan Africa Group Holdings
Samad Davis is a true native of Newark, New Jersey (USA). Life and times in this colorful city gave him an understanding of the rhythm and value of stories from the streets. These were the stories of the have nots and the have all. Samad realized that he had to learn how to tell these... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zanzibar Soul Fusion Restaurant 13225 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

1:30pm

Show Me the Money: Development to Distribution
What every filmmaker needs to know to achieve success in this business 

Moderators
avatar for Tiffany Tarpley

Tiffany Tarpley

Anchor/Reporter, NBC Affiliate WKYC TV 3

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Ashford

Dianne Ashford

CEO & President, Symmetry Entertainment
From an internship with Will Packer of Rainforest Films in 2001, Diane Ashford quickly learned the business. Diane now serves as CEO and President of Symmetry Entertainment where she has been producing and line producing for more than 10 years now.Some of her projects include titles... Read More →
avatar for Jacque Edmonds Cofer

Jacque Edmonds Cofer

Jacquelyn Edmonds Cofer Jacque Edmonds Cofer attended Princeton University, graduating with an A.B. in Politics. She also earned an M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School. After her graduation from HBS she left corporate life to become a television writer and producer. Her first network... Read More →
avatar for Samad Davis

Samad Davis

President/ CEO, Pan Africa Group Holdings & President of Motion Picture Equity Fund, LLC - ‎Pan Africa Group Holdings
Samad Davis is a true native of Newark, New Jersey (USA). Life and times in this colorful city gave him an understanding of the rhythm and value of stories from the streets. These were the stories of the have nots and the have all. Samad realized that he had to learn how to tell these... Read More →
avatar for Brett Dismuke

Brett Dismuke

So Chi Entertainment
Before launching his own entertainment outfit, Brett Dismuke served as President/COO of The Swirl Group, President of Moguldom Entertainment, and previously as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Urban Programming for RLJ Entertainment's One Village studio. Brett has over... Read More →



Saturday September 23, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

3:30pm

Working The Biz
Working the Biz When you get the call back then what?Learn from the experts what it takes to achieve success in the industry. Francesca  Francois- GrimaldiTerri J VaughnLillian Powell

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Leah Daniels Butler

Leah Daniels Butler

Leah Daniels-Butler is a casting director and producer responsible for launching the careers of talentedactors like Gaborey Sidebe, star of the Academy Award winning film "Precious", and other notables. Shecurrently serves as Casting Director for television's #1 show, "Empire" on... Read More →
avatar for Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

CEO & Agent, Plaza 7 Talent Agency
Plaza 7 Talent Agency is a full service talent agency with branches in New York City and King of Prussia, PA representing actors, writers, directors and producers. Prior to Plaza 7, Francesca worked with international news agency Reuters LLC in their Sales and Editorial departments. An... Read More →
avatar for Terri J Vaughn

Terri J Vaughn

Nina Holiday Entertainment
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show” - where she was honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work. Since then, this San Francisco native has proven... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

5:30pm

Monologue Competition

Actors compete for prizes with value up $500. The  Monologue Contest is designed to have actors perform and showcase their talent in front of a panel of industry professionals in a extremely tight time frame: It will also gives our industry pros on the panel the opportunity to see your talent quickly. 

Entry Fee:  $25   Attendee Fee:  $12


Performance guidelines for monologue contest

  • All monologues must be limited to a maximum of two minutes in length.
  • If you exceed two minutes you will not be eligible for consideration as finalists.
  • Finalists will be chosen by the judges. All decisions are final.
  • Simple set pieces such as a table, chair and stool will be available for use.
  • Begin your monologue with a short introduction. This is not included in the two-minute time-frame allotted. Time will not begin until the participant speaks the first word of the monologue or begins an action in character.
  • Be sure that introductions consist of your name and the name of the piece from which the monologue is taken.
  • No costumes, as such, should be used. Costume accessories or hand props, however, are allowed.
  • Competition is open to all legal US citizens ages 16 and older as of September 15, 2017.

Moderators
avatar for Desi Banks

Desi Banks

Desi Terrell Banks Jr, Actor/Entertainer  was born May 9, 1993 in Atlanta Ga to mother Ulrica Monique Murray. Desi Terrell Banks, Jr. has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over four years. Desi Banks was able to build his brand and display his comedy through social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leah Daniels Butler

Leah Daniels Butler

Leah Daniels-Butler is a casting director and producer responsible for launching the careers of talentedactors like Gaborey Sidebe, star of the Academy Award winning film "Precious", and other notables. Shecurrently serves as Casting Director for television's #1 show, "Empire" on... Read More →
avatar for Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

CEO & Agent, Plaza 7 Talent Agency
Plaza 7 Talent Agency is a full service talent agency with branches in New York City and King of Prussia, PA representing actors, writers, directors and producers. Prior to Plaza 7, Francesca worked with international news agency Reuters LLC in their Sales and Editorial departments. An... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Pyles

Lillian Pyles

Lillian Pyles, CSA Casting Director While living in New York City she began her film and television career as an Assistant Production Coordinator and Production Secretary on numerous television and feature film projects., working with an impressive range of well known directors... Read More →
avatar for Terri J Vaughn

Terri J Vaughn

Nina Holiday Entertainment
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show” - where she was honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work. Since then, this San Francisco native has proven... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120