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Festival Bootcamp [clear filter]
Sunday, November 22
 

1:00pm

Turn Up the Heat: Food & Wine Festivals
Since you can’t go to school to be a festival organizer, how do you know if you are on the right track? What checklist will you need for your budget, logistics, production, talent and operations? Learning from those that have already done the heavy lifting will help you understand the pitfalls, shortcuts, must-do’s and more to land a career or build a festival brand that will be successful for years to come! Come loaded with questions.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Busch

Clay Busch

Head of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Danny Wimmer Presents
An alumni of Chapman University, Clay Busch joined Danny Wimmer Presents in 2011--marking the company’s first hire--and has been a key part of the company’s growth. His prior experience includes marketing, consulting, event management and A&R. Clay got his start as an intern for... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson

Executive Director, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
Rebecca has 24 years of experience developing marketing programs, communication and public relations strategies. Her extensive background includes serving as a staff consultant in the California Legislature and coordinating a national legislative task force. A former Sales Operations... Read More →
avatar for Denise Yamaguchi

Denise Yamaguchi

Executive Director, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi is a business development consultant providing both nonprofit and for-profit organizations with fund development, marketing, government affairs, public relations and community relations strategies and solutions. Yamaguchi also serves as the Executive Director... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sierra Madre Room

2:00pm

FestForward Tech Hackathon: Final Four Hackathon Teams Pitch to the Judges

The aim of the hackathon is to help shape the evolving festival industry by bringing business and tech talent together with festival producers, and through this brainstorming event, launch new ideas and solutions. The Hackathon which runs 24 hours – Saturday 11/21 11 AM thru 11/22 11 AM – will now have the “final four” teams present to the judges in order to win Delta tickets, Domino’s Pizza Gift cards and more!

In Between pitches, hear from:

“CODE” Filmmaker Robin Reynolds on Females in Technology 

Ralph “The Ethical Hacker” Echemendia on tech security issues everyone needs to know.


Speakers
avatar for Ralph Echemendia

Ralph Echemendia

​The Ethical Hacker
Ralph Echemendia has been involved in the research and development of internationally recognized courseware and certifications as well as key security technologies currently powering some of the most powerful e-commerce sites on the Internet. He often collaborates with other well-known... Read More →
avatar for Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director / Producer, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Finish Line Features
Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds brings a longstanding history of creativity and photographic production to her innovation as Director/Producer of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap . The film exposes the dearth of female and minority computer science engineers and explores the reasons... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday November 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sierra Madre Room

3:00pm

Now Screening - Film Festival Survival
Running a fIlm festival can be a beast. They are hard to start, run and sustain but the rewards outweigh the challenges so we’re here to help. Learning from those that have already done the heavy lifting will help you understand the best practices to ensure success for your festival. Want to start a career in festival management? You’ve come to the right place!

Speakers
avatar for Noah Cowan

Noah Cowan

Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
Noah Cowan has been Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society since March 2014.  He joined SFFS after five years at the helm of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the landmark cinema museum space in Toronto where he served as the facility’s founding Artistic Director. There he was... Read More →
avatar for Gary Meyer

Gary Meyer

Publisher/Director, EatDrinkFilms
Gary Meyer stared his first theater in the family barn when he was twelve-years-old. He directed a monster movie there and wanted to show it on the set. It became The Above-the-Ground Theatre where over 250 films were screened along with live productions, workshops and the publication... Read More →
avatar for Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director / Producer, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Finish Line Features
Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds brings a longstanding history of creativity and photographic production to her innovation as Director/Producer of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap . The film exposes the dearth of female and minority computer science engineers and explores the reasons... Read More →
avatar for Ron Truppa

Ron Truppa

Founder and Executive Director, Catalina Film Festival
With a prodigious entrepreneurial background, in 2006 Ron started his production company, TRUPPA Entertainment, not only purchasing and creating original content, but also producing, writing, and directing events, documentaries, TV, Film, PSA's, Commercials, and Music Videos.In June... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sierra Madre Room

4:00pm

Making Your Music Festival or Tour Sing
The road to success in the music industry can be long and winding, frought with setbacks and challenges. Hear firsthand accounts from our distinguished panel about the vision, ingenuity and determination it takes to build a lasting brand in the live music industry.

Speakers
avatar for “Disco Donnie” Estopinal

“Disco Donnie” Estopinal

Founder & CEO, Disco Donnie Presents/SFX
James "Disco Donnie" Estopinal, Jr. is DDP's founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of US electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 20 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

Owner-CEO, 4fini, Vans Warped Tour
Kevin Lyman is the founder and operator of 4Fini, Inc., a live event production company and brand strategy firm. His most notable live production is the Vans Warped Tour, which attracts about 750,000 people annually and is the longest-running North American festival concert tou... Read More →
avatar for Scott Page

Scott Page

Chief Executive Officer/President/Co-Founder, Ignited Network
Scott Page is a musician, technologist and entrepreneur. He currently serves as CEO of Ignited Network, "a startup music accelerator based in Los Angeles.” As a performer he is widely recognized as the saxophonist/guitarist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto. As an entrepreneur... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Randall

Chuck Randall

Tour Manager, Alice in Chains, Roadworks
avatar for Jeremy L. Weiss

Jeremy L. Weiss

Owner, The CI Companies
Jeremy Weiss owns the label CI Records (est. 1987), releasing nearly 150 records.  He has produced over 1,300 live concerts throughout central and Eastern Pennsylvania, through CI Productions, primarily booking at The Chameleon Club & the CI-owned all ages venue, The Champ.  Weiss has... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sierra Madre Room