Seattle Film Summit – Saturday October 3rd 3:30pm – 4:30pm – NWFF
As we all know SB 6027 (the bill to increase funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program) was not included in the final senate budget. So what’s next? There is no doubt that the film industry community has raised awareness in Olympia and beyond. But is there a new plan? Please attend as our panelists discuss opportunities and plan for what is next for our industry.
Panelists: Scilla Andreen, Diana Dotter, Amy Lillard Moderator: Courtney Sheehan
Scilla, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix, is an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy-nominated costume designer, and tireless champion of independent film. Frustrated by complicated and one-sided distribution deals, Scilla co-founded IndieFlix in 2005 and over the years it has become one of the most meaningful global online streaming platforms in the industry. Scilla is a popular speaker on the festival circuit and is relentless in her mission to help filmmakers translate their artistic vision into commercial success. Scilla sits on the board of The Film School and resides with her two children and dog in Seattle.
Diana is the Executive Director of TheFilmSchool and a senior creative leader with two decades of experience in entertainment media, marketing and business strategy. Diana Co-Produced the feature film: “Zaytoun”, which was chosen for Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at London Film Festival and AFI and currently available on Netflix. As head of the Digital Media Innovation lab, Diana recently produced “Signs Everywhere” and “El Camino Solo” (debuting at Sun Valley, Sarasota and Champs Elysees Film Festivals).
Amy is the Executive Director of Washington Filmworks and has been with the program since it launched in 2007. Under her leadership, WF has helped over 90 film projects complete principal photography, which have brought an estimated 242 Million dollars to the statewide economy.
Amy Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist out of New York and Los Angeles designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such at “The Blair Witch Project,” “American Psycho” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” Amy retired from publicity in 2000 and took a trip around the world. Two years and 42 countries later, she settled in Seattle where she has worked in various capacities including, director of publicity and promotion at SIFF, festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival, and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge.