Panels open to the public. Admission limited. Free admission with any film ticket or screening pass. Filmmakers admitted with filmmakers credential or guest pass.
Panel 1 10AM Music In Films A lecture and Q&A with Karen L. Willis, J.D., Director of the San Diego Black Film Festival, and President of Ceres Music Group (a music publishing company whose music catalog includes the iconic composition “Y.M.C.A.”).
KAREN L. WILLIS
So you want to use a popular song in your next film? (avoiding copyright infringement);
Clearing music for your film;
Should sync licensing costs be factored into your budget?;
Creative ways to clear music for your film;
PANEL 2 11:30AM How We Did it An ongoing San Diego Black Film Festival, filmmakers panel series. This year, Caleb Quaye, Valerie J. Tucker, Xavier Higgs, and David Bland (of Louder Then Rock) tell how they made their feature film happen, and how you can too. Subjects include:
PANEL 3 1PM Motion Picture Streaming opportunities (what you need to know) The growth of motion picture streaming services/platforms means expanded opportunities for filmmakers. We’ll show you how to navigate with filmmaker and streaming platform executive (Henderson Maddox), and producer and director (Iisha Hillmon). Subjects include:
The world of streaming (Amazon Prime, Roku, YouTube, Vimeo, Disney Plus, Apple TV, Facebook TV, and more);
Bad distribution deals;
Building an audience;
Networking and strategic alliances;
Streaming opportunities with Signal 23/Black Alpine Television and similar platforms.