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April 15, 2015
MONDAY: CreativeFuture Hosts “Tea Talks” at Tribeca Film Festival Spring Studios
NEW YORK – At the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, CreativeFuture will host a series of “Tea Talks” on the challenges and opportunities facing storytellers in the digital age, featuring leading filmmakers and experts from the creative community. The program runs from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at Spring Studios’ Lincoln Lounge (7th Floor), 50 Varick Street, New York, N.Y.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
2:00 PM – Nobody Has a Job Until You Type “THE END.” — A Conversation with Ruth Vitale and James V. Hart
Writer/Producer James V. Hart (Epic, Crossbones, Hook, Contact, August Rush, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) sits down with CreativeFuture Executive Director Ruth Vitale for a conversation about the cultural and economic impact of storytelling in today’s digital age.
3:00 PM – Dollar$ and Doc$: Balancing Passion and Impact with a Sustainable Career
Award-winning documentary filmmakers Cynthia Wade (Freehold, Mondays at Racine, Shelter Dogs) and Pamela Yates (When the Mountains Tremble, Granito, How to Nail a Dictator) share their insights on the state of documentary filmmaking, from subject matter, to financing, to distribution. Moderated by Susan Margolin, President, Docurama.
4:00 PM – Storytelling in the Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Indie Filmmakers
J. Todd Harris, Producer, CEO of Branded Pictures Entertainment (The Kids are Alright, Bottle Shock, Dr. Zhivago – Broadway production); Kim Leadford, CEO StarStream Media (Shut Up and Drive, Clerks III, Lee Daniels’ The Butler); Author Robert Levine (“Free Ride”); and Producer and CEO of Killer Films, Christine Vachon (Still Alice, Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo, Far From Heaven) discuss the impact of a digital economy on the art of indie filmmaking. Moderated by Katherine Oliver, Principal, Bloomberg Associates.
CreativeFuture is a coalition made up of more than 350 companies and organizations – encompassing film, television, music, and book publishing – that promotes the value of creativity, expanded digital access to legitimate content, and the fundamental right of creators to determine how their works are distributed. For more information, visit www.CreativeFuture.org.