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DAY 1

September 20, 2019

Pre-Production: Bringing Ideas to Life

Learn the secrets and importance of of pre-production work. From film funding, set design, writing from idea to screen, audition secrets, and insights into the industry.

Speakers include Hollywood's top Casting Directors, Art Directors, Music Composers, Acting Coaches, and Wardrobe Designers.

* Limited seating is available per session. Purchase your passes today to reserve your spots for your favorite seminars!

** Movie Expo attendee passes must be purchased inorder to access the Seminar/Panel booking platform.

Writers Panel:
Character vs Story
  • "Ideas to Script".

  • Putting your ideas into words.

  • Creating a fictional universe.

  • Fiction vs History

  • Fantasy vs Reality

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Storyboard & Previz Panel
  • A look into the preparation and planning for an animated film.

  • Stepping into the world of cartoons.
     

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Actor Coaching
  • "Knowing Your Role".

  • Preparation, Character breakdown.

  • Getting into character.

  • Working with your brand.

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Costume Design
  • How is this different than fashion design?

  • Research and development from script to set.

  • How do you get into Costume Design?

  • What were your inspirations for your work?

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Voices in Animation Panel
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Shooting in Canada
Film Funding Panel
  • Grants and Independent.

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Casting & Auditioning Panel
  • "Audition Secrets: Impress the Casting Director".

  • Hollywood's Top Casting Directors Reveal "How to Book That Audition".

  • Submissions to get into the audition room.

  • Casting Secrets: Get that next role.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Music Design &
Musical Score Panel
  • How the composers set the mood, invoke the emotions & create the magic.

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.

DAY 2

September 21, 2019

Production on Set: Storytelling Through the Lens

Take a deeper look into the marvels of filmmaking. Bring out the filmmaker in you, get the chance to be up close and personal to the world's greatest filmmakers.

Speakers include Hollywood's Academy award winning: Directors, 2nd Unit Directors, Distribution Panels, Line Producers, Music Composers, Special Effects Makeup, and writers.

* Limited seating is available per session. Purchase your passes today to reserve your spots for your favorite seminars!

** Movie Expo attendee passes must be purchased inorder to access the Seminar/Panel booking platform.

 
Getting into Your Role:
The Making of a Super Hero Body
  • Rehan Jalali is an internationally recognized Fitness Expert, KABC show host, Filmmaker/Producer, Best Selling Author, and Super Hero Maker based in Beverly Hills, Ca. His clients include Oscar® winning actors, Emmy® award winning TV stars, and Grammy® winning musicians. He's appeared on numerous TV shows and movies including “Rocky 6”, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster, “REHAN: The Making of a Super Hero Body”, and the upcoming “Supps: The Movie” and “The Skinny Truth”!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Producing - Television
  • Role of the Line Producer.

  • Experiences of working on the set.

  • Getting started in this role.

  • Differences between feature film productions and television.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Special Effects Make Up
  • "Into the Imagination".

  • How is does one start creating a "look" for a character in a fantasy world?

  • Research and development from script to set.

  • Special anecdotes you can share from set?

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director Panel - Ryerson Alumni
  • Discussion on Directing in Canada and it's challenges.

  • How do we bring Canada Cinema to the next level?

  • What next after graduation?

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Legal - Production Legal,
Business Affairs
  • Business Affairs.

  • Obtaining talent.

  • What to be aware of.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Writing Panel
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cinematography
  • Capturing the Image.

  • Cinematography and aligning with the vision.

  • How to capture your subject in action.

8:00pm - 9:00pm
Producers Film Funding Panel:
Independent Film Start to Finish
  • Join these amazing producers and discover how to get your project off the ground. Focusing on development and film funding. Find out the secrets of what producers look for. Panelists from this section will be a part of the pitch sessions.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Directing - Television
  • Bringing the Script to Life.

  • Differences in directing for feature film & Series Web and Television.

  • How is Canada different than the US in terms of the filming?

  • Suggestions to the Canadian filmmakers.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
2nd Unit Action Direction
  • "Action on Set: 2nd Unit Direction".

  • Stunts, Choreography, Training, Safety.

  • Action and the Integrations of technology - Green Screens, Action Sequences.

  • Action scenes on location VS in studio.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Animation Panel
  • Into the world of imagination and art.

  • Character Development and Design.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tech & Motion Picture Marketing
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrity Director
  • Special Events Tickets Required.

  • Celeb Director.

  • Special Performances.

  • Prizes & Give-Away.

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Women in Stunts
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8:00pm - 9:00pm
Director Panel - Film
  • Bringing the Script to Life.

  • Differences in directing for feature film & Series Web and Television.

  • How is Canada different than the US in terms of the filming?

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Distribution & Acquisition
  • Chad's seminar will be on how to seek & negotiate distribution deals, as well as tips on what the major players look for in terms of content acquisition. Distribution 101 (Amazon, Hulu, Netflix).

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Producing Animation Panel
  • Thoughts on productions in Canada.

  • What are some major pros and cons when choosing to produce a film in Canada?

  • How Canadian filmmakers can create attraction and interests for foreign producers?

2:00pm - 3:00pm
VFX - Concept Design
  • "A Look Into the World of Fakery".

  • Preparation and design style.

  • What is the role in your job.

  • In-depth look at  amazing films like Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Godzilla, and Downsizing.

  • Timeline and how much preparation it takes.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Getting the Right Team:
Agents & Managers
  • Finding the right agent for you.

  • Discovering your brand.

  • Who is a fit for you?

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lights, Action, Real Talk!
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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.

DAY 3

September 22, 2019

 Post-Production Magic:  Bringing It All Together

Hollywood's top Producers take the stage to discuss the aftermath. What happens after filming? How do you get distribution. How do you market your film? Get the chance to ask your favorite filmmaker questions on the spot. Journey through the fascinating world of special effects and how the pros bring it altogether.

Speakers include Hollywood's Academy award winning: Producers, VFX Supervisors, Art Directors, Sound Designers, and Editors.

* Limited seating is available per session. Purchase your passes today to reserve your spots for your favorite seminars!

** Movie Expo attendee passes must be purchased inorder to access the Seminar/Panel booking platform.

 
Children & Acting: Etiquette on Set
  • Children in Acting and what parents should know.

  • How to help prepare a child for an audition.

  • Is this industry right for my child.

  • Parents on set.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sound Design & Follies
  • Amazing craft of sound design and sound effects.

  • Setting the atmosphere with the presence of Sound.

  • Follies and how it is captured and integrated into film.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Film Sales
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Distribution & 
Acquisitions Panel
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Action for Film
  • Action for Film Workshop. Learn what it takes and the difference in Action on Camera.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
VFX Post Production Panel
  • Integration of live-action and computer generated imagery to create environments.

  • Skills talents, and qualifications required for the job.

  • Tech and computer assistance: how it has changed the industry of filmmaking over time.

  • Are they always looking for new innovative ways to improve approaches?

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Distribution in Foreign Markets
  • Chinese co-productions and how to get there.

  • What are the key challenges.

  • What attracts Chinese producers and what are they looking for?

  • How we to attract more investors to produce films in Canada.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Women In Film Panel
  • Woman in the industry, how it all happened.

  • Challenges and Triumphs in the industry.

  • Words of Wisdom to young filmmakers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Disclaimer: Speakers are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.