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Industry Panels 

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From the celebrity to the digital evolution of film distribution, the GIFF panels provide some of the top industry players sharing their perspectives on some of the newest trends in the entertainment business. These panels are free and open to all film festival patrons, unless otherwise noted. Please join us Sunday, March 24th at AMC Westshore.


Case Study: Pig

AMC Westshore Theater 4

Hungry Bull Productions presents a case study of Pig, starring Nicolas Cage, distributed by NEON. Let the producers walk you through the journey of bringing Pig to life on screen.

Panelists: Joe Restaino, Dominic Medina, Shaun Greenspan 

Moderator: Hilary Webber 

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Unlocking Doc

AMC Westshore Theater 4

Delve into the unique challenges of non-fiction storytelling: from finding a story to connecting with your subject and audience. Documentary filmmakers will share best practices for developing a documentary.

Panelists: John Jurko (Rhino Man), Justin Barber (Space Coast), Tim Searfoss (One Second At A Time: Battling the Monster Of Addiction), Stephen Lynch (Prototype: The Legacy of Rondé Barber)

Moderator: Hilary Webber

3:00 p.m.

Entertainment Law 101

AMC Westshore Theater 4

Join two entertainment attorneys for insights on the business of film. From documentation to insurance and more, learn how to avoid common pitfalls and protect yourself and your production company before the cameras start rolling.

Panelists: Brad Barrios, Scott Goldberg 

Moderator: Aaron Walker

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