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Workshops Announced at ShowBiz Expo LA

Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 25th, 2011

ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles
Saturday May 7, 2011  10AM – 6PM
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

To register to attend SHOWBIZ EXPO for FREE, visit

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10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Presented by Gwyn Gilliss of TAM, The Actor’s Market
What is Branding? Why you need to be a specific brand to get work? How do you find your brand and type? How to use your brand to market yourself.

Social Media for Filmmakers
Presented by
Learn how to use the power of social media, specifically YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter to get the word out about your project, company, or your upcoming movie.

The Truths & Myths about How to Make it in the Voice-Over Business
Presented by

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Distribution Strategies for Independent Filmmakers
Presented by Morell Media
This workshop explores distribution options available to indie producers with emphasis on common errors and assumptions about the distribution process. Topics include: standard distribution contracts, preparing your film for delivery, working with producers reps, and financial return.

Film Festivals: Are they the Start or the end of the Road?
Presented by: Moving Pictures Magazine
Panelists include: AFI Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Pan African Film & Arts Festival and Silver Lake Film Festival

Secrets of the Casting Process
Presented by Breakdown Services
Get a rare look at the casting process and learn insider tips from the pros. See how casting directors view and manage online submissions in a live demonstration and learn how to put submissions in the best possible light.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Finding Film Funding
Presented by reelgrok
You will learn how to find funding, creating schedules, budgets & business plans. This workshop includes details on selecting state incentives and preparing a successful pitch. Buisness plan review and pitch practice will be included.

Screenwriting: Breaking into Features
Presented by Script Magazine
Join our panel of working professional screenwriters as they reveal their anecdotes, tips and tricks on how they broke into the business. Learn the various methods on how to get your script read, the best advice in finding an agent and/or manager, and what NOT to do! Panel will be moderated by the editors of Script Magazine, a Final Draft, Inc. Publication.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

How to Start & Run Your Own Entertainment Production Company
Presented by Entertainment Vest, LLC
This workshop covers business structures, business plans, fundraising techniques, setting up bank accounts, establishing credit, networking for money, marketing your company and yourself.

Get Known NOW: From Frantic to Focused in 7 Simple Steps
Presented by Emily Grace
Discover how to take your career into your own hands to have more auditions, book more work and get KNOWN now!

State Production Incentives in 2011
Presented by The Incentives Office
In this workshop, you will get an extensive update on state production incentives. Which states offer the best programs, possible problems and how to cash-flow the credits or rebates.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Monetizing Media Content in Online and Mobile Distirbution
Presented by Pandoodle
This workshop will cover how to repurpose media properties for online and mobile distribution. We will also cover the strategies and tactics of effective monetization and branding of media properties through online and mobile distribution.

Fight Choreogrpahy for Filmmakers
Presented by John Kreng, Author of “Fight Choreography”
You will learn the 3 acts of a fight scene, what elements make a good and bad fight, the different types/styles of fights, why real fighters usually do not make great stuntment, and stylizing a fight for camera.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Marketing your finished film
Presented by Fineman Communications
Your film is in the can…now what? What marketing materials do you need? How much should you spend? How do you find the right marketing experts and graphic designers who can work on a budget?

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