Sunday, September 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: University of Toronto’s Victoria College (93 Charles Street West, behind the Isabel Bader Theatre), Room # 323.
Among the highlights of the Doc Conference:
Keynote Address: Liesl Copland
Working with the Global Finance & Distribution group at the William Morris Endeavor agency, Copland has a unique view on emerging players and partnerships. In this presentation, she will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of new distribution models, with a focus on documentary. Prior to working for WME, Copland held positions as the head of Red Envelope Entertainment (the original content division at Netflix) and a film sales consultant at Cinetic Media.
Peter Broderick’s Declaration of Independence
As a distribution strategist who has consulted with hundreds of filmmakers around the world, Broderick has helped pioneer cutting-edge distribution models. In this session, he will lay out new hybrid distribution guidelines that independents should consider before negotiating distribution deals. These guidelines will enable filmmakers to maximize revenues and audience by splitting rights and selling directly. Broderick will illustrate with case studies of films that have succeeded by putting these principles into action.
New Report on Documentary Ethics
Patricia Aufderheide will host a panel unveiling a new report on Documentary Ethics, conducted by the Center for Social Media. Aufderheide previously co-authored a ground-breaking study on the practices of Fair Use in documentary film. Now her team brings the same rigor to examining the ethical challenges of documentary, in the hopes of fostering greater attention to these issues.
Financing In Tough Times
This stellar panel spans many different ways of getting money, including Dan Cogan of Impact Partners on private philanthropy; Lois Vossen of ITVS on grants; and director Franny Armstrong of The Age of Stupid on how her team raised $1.3 million dollars largely from web donations.
Monday, September 14 through to Wednesday, September 16; Twice Daily sessions from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Match Club (5th Elementt Restaurant, 1055 Bay Street)
Now in its fourth year, TIFF’s Doc Roundtables create a rare chance for filmmakers to meet with industry leaders for an informal networking session. This year, industry participants include representatives from Sony Pictures Classics, HBO, Films Transit, Submarine Entertainment, SnagFilms, Zeitgeist Films, IFC Films, Emerging Pictures, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Lorber Media, and more.
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