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  1. In Conversation with Hussain Amarshi, President and Founder, Mongrel Media


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    Since 1994, when Hussain Amarshi founded the company, Mongrel Media has carved out an ever more important niche as a distributor of specialty, art-house and independent film. Mixing business acumen…

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    • Web Series: The Business, Sponsored by: The Independent Production Fund


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      One of the lures of creating a web series is that there are no limitations; you can do whatever you want, free from the confines of formulaic broadcast or specialty television. But in the end, are…

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      • TOTALLY INDIE DAY: TV Directing Essentials sponsored by: Directors Guild of Canada


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        Television production is booming and some of the most provocative and critically-acclaimed stories are happening on TV. Filmmakers are being lured to the small screen with the promise of more creative…

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        • Meet the Gatekeepers sponsored by IATSE 891


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          Let’s talk about how network and cable executives approach trends in programming. John Morayniss, CEO, Entertainment One Television, Steve Foster, Director, Development, HBO Films, and Nicole…

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          • Ad Buzz: Compelling Stories Inspired by a Brand


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            Brand-funded entertainment is rising as a viable source of alternative financing for productions, but you can only guarantee quality if you're able to marry a brand ethos with original, immersive…

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            • Meet the New Players


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              Digital entertainment is growing at a rapid speed and a new generation of online commissioners has emerged to create original programming. These new players are investing big dollars into the development…

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              • Storify Your Game with Corey May, Lead Writer, Assassin's Creed


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                So you want to be a video game writer? How do game scriptwriters fuse an engaging narrative and alluring characters into the interactive nature of the medium? Corey May, the lead writer of Assassin’s…

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                • Crossing Over: From Indie to Studio


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                  Indie filmmaking embraces low budget production, improvisation, and the director’s vision as a norm, but what happens when the filmmaker finally breaks into the studio system? Indie darling,…

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                  • POWER TO THE INDIE: Real Opportunities sponsored by Creative BC


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                    The new frontier of digital distribution has allowed emerging and established filmmakers to reach their targeted audiences through a variety of platforms. Choosing the right platform is essential…

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                    • POWER TO THE INDIE: Best Practices: Marketing & Engagement in a Connected World sponsored by Creative BC


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                      POWER TO THE INDIE: Best Practices: Marketing & Engagement in a Connected World Crowdfunding and marketing campaigns are a key element to funding and releasing independent films. Filmmakers…

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                      • VIFF Industry Conference: Genre Smash! sponsored by ACFC West, Local 2020 Unifor


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                        Action films throttle the hero against incredible physical feats. Dramas center on realistic, in-depth development of a character. The science fiction picture examines the effect of imagined scientific/technological…

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                        • VIFF Industry: Screenwriting Success Stories sponsored by the Harold Greenberg Fund


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                          Join Oscar-nominated Craig Borten, screenwriter, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and Kelly Masterson, screenwriter of the award-winning and critically acclaimed SNOWPIERCER as they discuss the process of creating…

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