Beyond Hollywood and Bollywood: The Future of Independent Cinema in the Region
Day Two of our Special Events slate at ADFF brings two more
opportunities to hear the pros speak about film.
Beyond Hollywood and Bollywood: The Future of
Independent Cinema in the Region
The market for independent films is in constant fluctuation. In
the Middle East and North Africa region, what's the secret to
success for films that are not produced by Hollywood or Bollywood?
Join us as experts from international sales companies and regional
distributors discuss the types of films they are drawn to, their
relationships with film festivals and the decision-making process
behind deals for films in the MENA region. Panelists include
Gianluca Chacra, CEO of Front Row Filmed
Entertainment; Michael Werner, chairman of
Fortissimo Films; Frederic Sichler, president of
Pacha Pictures; Mahi Golchin-Depala, managing
director of Phars Film;
and Hisham F. Alghanim, general manager of Kuwait
National Cinema Co.
Beyond Hollywood and Bollywoodtakes place Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 AM until
12:30 PM at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Saker Ballroom A.
From Script to Screen: Writing and
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas
are the writing team behind such hit films as Wanted and
3:10 to Yuma. Their latest writing collaboration, The
Double, marks Brandt's directorial debut. The film stars
Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Martin Sheen and makes its world
premiere at ADFF. Join us for a candid conversation with Brandt and
Haas as they discuss how they broke into the business, share the
benefits and challenges of writing with a partner, and offer advice
on writing and directing feature films. Moderated by Jason
Mirch, development executive for ImageNation.
From Script to Screen: Writing and Directingtakes place Sunday, October 16 from 2:30 PM until
4:00 PM at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Saker Ballroom A.
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