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Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
11AM-9PM


11AM-11:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Producing

12PM-12:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Cinematography

1-2:30PM

Lecture:
Legal Aspects of Filmmaking

With Mary Ellen Tomazic - Bring Your Questions!
Mary Ellen Tomazic is a Cleveland attorney specializing in intellectual property matters. For more than thirty years, Ms. Tomazic has worked and consulted with many bands, singers, filmmakers, actors and other artists on their copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues, as well as contracts and business organization. She has used her legal training and experience to assist creative people in navigating through laws and regulations pertaining to their projects, often on a pro bono basis. She has worked with Cleveland Filmmaker Johnny Wu since 1998 and has served as legal counsel on many of his films. She is general counsel for Red Hour Records, for which she has negotiated and drafted record contracts and licenses, including several joint ventures with SmogVeil Records, for releases of CDs, vinyl albums and downloads. Ms. Tomazic has been a featured speaker at the annual Horror Hotel and Indie Gathering conventions since 2005, with talks on a variety of legal topics, including copyrights, trademarks, contracts, liability and business organizations such as partnerships, LLCs, and corporations. She has also participated on fan film panels at the annual Wizard World Comic Con, and has presented on intellectual property matters at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. Ms. Tomazic has written many articles on intellectual property, contracts, music and other topics which can be accessed at her website, MET-IPLAW.com.

3-3:45pm

Panel Discussion:
Acting

4-4:45PM

Lecture:
Stunts

with Mike Jones

5-5:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Directing

6-6:45PM

Lecture:
Producing on a Micro Budget

Ray Szuch is a three time Emmy-winning Producer and three time Telly-winning Executive Producer. Creator of the nationally syndicated show "Horror Hotel". Founder of The Indie Gathering, Horror Hotel, and United Latino Film Festivals.

7-7:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Editing

8PM - ?

SCREAM
QUEEN & KING COMPETITION

Judges: TBA

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
11AM-5PM

11AM-12:45PM

Script Sessions

Scene readings from some of the award-winning scripts from this year's Horror Hotel, with discussions to follow.

1-1:45PM

Panel Discussion:
Screenwriting

with Adam Ripp, Greg Hemphill, and Peter John Ross

2-2:45PM

Lecture:
FX Makeup

with Ron George, of More Zombies & Gore (https://www.morezombiesandgore.com/bio)

3-3:45PM

Lecture:
Marketing and Publicity

Bring your marketing/publicity questions, for answers from Johnny Wu. Wu has successfully marketed all his short and feature films, winning awards, guaranteed to be screened at festivals/conventions and getting positive reviews from critics. Not only with independent films, Wu has also organized back in Los Angeles events where talents such as Eve, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon, Stevel Seagal and many attended. You will understand how to work with media, how to promote, and how to get your film out to the world.

4-4:45PM

Lecture:
Casting

With Tina Hobbs, owner of HobbsStyle Casting & Production which houses all of her production services. Since 2011, her company has cast and produced numerous projects including feature films, short films, television shows, music videos and theater productions. Specializing in independent film, Tina hosts the bi-annual "Schmooze" which is a widely attended networking event designed to connect industry professionals.

5PM

Award Ceremony

In Screening Room A

 
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