SPEAKERS / PANELS
PVIFF 2019 SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS:
-John Gibson, Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs (Motion Picture Association)
-Chris Blue, R&B Artist (Winner of season 12 of "The Voice")
-Karla Winfrey ( Producer & Broadcast Media Professional)
-Kelly Price (R&B Artist/Actress)
-Brad James (Actor/Producer- "For Better or Worse," "Superstition," "A House Divided" etc.)
-Tracey Bonner (Actor- "Nappily Ever After," "Black Lightning" etc.)
-Lou Gossett, Jr. (Oscar winning actor- "An Officer and A Gentleman," "Iron Eagle," "Diggs town," "Watchmen" etc.)
-Clifton Powell (Actor- "Dead Presidents," "Ray," "Saints & Sinners" etc.)
-Susan Reed (Producer- "The Haves & Have Nots," "Ambitions" etc.)
-Gail Devers- Olympic Gold Medalist/ Best Selling Author
-Adi Cohen- Film Financier/ Producer ("Roe Vs. Wade," "Superstition," "The Last Full Measure" etc.)
-Jason Louder- (Actor/Writer- "Prodigal," "Black Lightning," "WuTang: An American Saga"
-Michael Wright- (Actor- "The Five Heartbeats," "Sugar Hill," "Black Lightning" etc.)
-Rob Hardy- (Producer/Director- "Stomp The Yard", "Think Like A Man", "Power" etc.)
-Chris Tucker- (Actor/Comedian- "Friday," "Money Talks," "Rush Hour" etc.)
-Frank Ski- (Radio Personality- V103 FM)
ADAPTING YOUR BOOK TO A SCREENPLAY
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 25th | 12 - 1 p.m.
Facilitated by Author/Filmmaker Kimberly Jones
This workshop provides an overview and will cover the following: looking at some key book-to-film successes, discussing key tools for selecting a book with a built-in advantage. It will pose the questions, “Is this a film?” and “If so, how would you adapt it?” in order to help study the process through comparison we'll focus on one of the more successful book genres in the book to film market, young adult novels. It will also cover how to option a book's film rights, and packaging a book to film project.
(FREE for all PVIFF Screenwriting Finalists)
PVIFF PITCH TENT
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 25th | 11 - 6 p.m.
-Wayne Overstreet (Mediavester)
-Len Gibson (DCR Finance Corp)
-Adi Cohen (DCR Finance Corp)
-Jasper Thomas (444 Film Group / Financing Dreams Today)
-Allen Johnston (The Music Specialist)
-Chris Deblasio (Agency 350)
-Domoniqwue Mitchell (XOD)
-Abdul Chestnut (AEMG TV)
-Dornique Lynch (Righteous Entertainment)
-Kimberly Haynes (Entertainment Attorney)
A Conversation with Acting Coach Jonna Johnson
-A round-table conversation about auditioning, working outside of LA and NY, how to turn acting into a career, a headshot critique & more.
(FREE w/ the purchase of any other PVIFF Ticket)
Date/Time: Saturday, 26th | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
FEATURING: Adi Cohen, Founding Member of DCR Finance Corp,
Allen Johnston (30+ Year Music & Film Executive), Richard DeVaughn (CEO of Jaro Media Services), Marissa Crespo (Entertainment Attorney), GA Film Commission Office, Devon Sawyer (Entertainment Attorney- Esquire One Group) & John Gibson, Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs (Motion Picture Assocation)
CAST ME IF YOU CAN (PANEL)
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 26th | 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Louis Stancil- Dustin Felder Acting Studio- Atlanta Acting Coach/ Business Partner, Markuann Smith, Actor/Producer ("Godfather of Harlem"), Susan Reed, Vo-Producer/Producer ("Have & Have Nots," "Ambitions" etc.),
Jason Louder, Actor ("Black Lightning," "Wu Tang Series" etc.), Tray Chaney, Actor ("The Wire," "Saints & Sinners" etc.) & Kwajalyn Brown ("Cobra Kai," "Drop Dead Diva," Ruth Paul, Sr. Business Rep (SAG-AFTRA) etc.
Moderated By: Leslie M. Greene, Casting Director
(Raising The Standard Entertainment)
'Secrets to Consistent Checks As An Artist Workshop':
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 26th / 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Learn How to Produce Quality Content On A Budget
Step-by-step lessons to help you bring your video idea to life
Selecting a shootable concept (treatment, script or outline)
Set production schedule and budget
Learn How to Turn Your Content into Cash
Learn how to get your content in front of your target audience
Multiple ways to self-distribute
The best way to get your project in front of distributors
Workshop featuring Eugene Bush, Founder of E-Tre Productions Managing a profitable video production company for the past 10 years now grossing 6 figures +. Created countless videos featuring celebrities such as Kevin Hart, Halle Berry, Kirk Franklin, Common, TI and more.
(Workshop is FREE for all PVIFF Finalists)