Learn from the best in the business during SAFILM’s FREE Hollywood Insiders Educational Panels at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5:

▪   “SAG-indie” Filmmaking with Darrien Michele Gipson

This discussion with the national director of SAG-indie, a producer and former VP of development at Def Pictures, will illuminate filmmakers as she shares her producing experience with union contract knowledge she uses to lead the SAG Indie team in championing independent filmmakers.

Friday, Aug. 4, Alvarez Studio 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


▪   Making a Career in Show Business with Legendary Producer Marcia Nasatir

Producer Marcia Nasatir (known for THE BIG CHILL, ROCKY, CARRIE, APOCALYPSE NOW) shattered glass ceilings in Hollywood long before it was fashionable to do so. The trailblazer will share her wisdom about what it takes to make it.

Saturday, Aug. 5, Alvarez Studio 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.


▪   Seal the Deal with Hollywood Agent Harry J. Ufland

Harry J. Ufland, agent, producer author and now, professor is well known for his work representing Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen and other great names in the film industry. He will share what it takes to seal the deal in the film industry.

Saturday, Aug. 5, Alvarez Studio 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.


▪   The Editor’s Cut: Feature Films VS. Docs with Anne Goursaud

Anne Goursaud, an accomplished filmmaker, film editor and director (BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, THE OUTSIDERS, A CLASSY BROAD) will discuss the different approaches to successful filmmaking.

Saturday, August 5, Feik Family Rotunda 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.