Say goodbye to stiff festival panels and say hello to Bonus Features. Like any good entertainment extra in the Blu-Ray era, Bonus Features was a full day of engaging chats on all things media. Dozens joined us as the independent world’s most exciting personalities dish on everything from what programmers at major festivals are looking for to women’s role in media to the give-and-take between web content and more traditional entertainments. The event took place in a beloved Los Angeles venue: The Last Bookstore. Housed in a gorgeous building in the heart of downtown, The Last Bookstore hosts many of LA’s most thought-provoking and provocative panels, making it a natural home for engaged film lovers. Before, after, and between panels there were opportunities to mingle and interact with your fellow fest-goers and dynamic industry leaders alike. Best of all - audience members got a full day of Bonus Features access for only 10 dollars.
The evening closed out with “There Goes the Neighborhood” an art party held at cARTel’s new DTLA home- a celebration of our new space as well as a showcase of the unique art inspired by our films.
What We're Looking For1:00pm
Programmers dish on what whets their festival palette and what they crave from the next generation of indie film.
Hosted by Terrie Samundara (@terriesamundra) and Negin Singh (cARTel, No Budget Film Festival ), featuring Stacey Marbrey (American Film Institutde/Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Paul Sbrizzi (Los Angeles Film Festival/Slamdance), Drea Clark (Los Angeles Film Festival/Slamdance), and Saskia Wilson Brown (Cinema Speakeasy/TEDactive Innovation Lab).
Spinning The Web2:15pm
Breakthrough Internet talents discuss bridging the ever-shrinking gap between the web and film/television and the importance of internet content both as a career launcher and as a platform for unencumbered creativity and innovation.
Featuring Jenna Busch (Blogger: Popeater, IGN, Screen Junkies), Brian Singleton (Dorm Life, Arrested Development), the production team behind online comedy Husbands, and the comedy teams of BritTANick and the Vacationeers.
The New Stereotype
Hosted by Hello Giggles3:30pm
Lady Leaders in Media shaping the art and business of storytelling.
Featuring Jane Espenson (Writer: Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica), Cherry Cheva (Writer: Family Guy), Kirsten Smith (Writer: Legally Blonde, 10 Things I hate About You), Diana Ritchey (Producer: American Dad, Johnny Bravo), Tarin Maja Anderson (Cinematographer: HitRECord), Gingger Shankar (Composer: Passion of the Christ, Circumstance), Alessandra Rizzotti (Hello Giggles, Six Word Memoirs on Jewish Life), Rebecca Parks Fernandez (Hello Giggles - Senior Editor), and Julia Gazdag (Hello Giggles - Editor of "Working Women to do Good" Series).