Wednesday, July 26, 2017

VFF17 - Focus On: The Business of Licenses and Permissions (Free Panel)

One of VFF's goals this year is to ramp up our FREE educational panels. We had so much fun at Columbia College Hollywood in June, for Meet The Programmers, that we're doing it again next Wednesday, August 2, for an evening all about The Business of Licenses and Permissions. Food & beverages donated by Stonefire Grill and David's Tea. Join us!

Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:00pm (Networking)/ 8:00pm (Panel)Columbia College Hollywood18618 Oxnard StreetTarzana, California 91356-1411

This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required for headcount purposes. RSVP through FilmFreeway or  

. Free parking is available on site and the venue is accessible from the Orange Line Reseda station.

NOTE - If you can't make it in person we will be broadcasting on Facebook Live

Join the VFF team as we navigate the complicated world of copyrights, licenses and permissions with our panel of experts:

Linda Nelson - Distribution Linda and her partner, Michael Madison, built a distribution company, Indie Rights, from scratch ten years ago and now represent more than 500 films globally. They maintain offices at AFM and Cannes.

Dean Rusu - Copyrights Dean is a graduate of York University with a background in Business Affairs and international distribution for studios such as Warner Bros., Universal and Paramount. Creatively, Dean is a writer, director and producer of documentaries, dramatic short and features.

Kevin Laffey - Music Clearances Kevin specializes in Music clearances and has consulted for both studios and independent projects - including Lionsgate, Showtime, The Weinstein Company, Sony, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures.

Moderated by Ken StorerA graduate of Vassar College, Ken began his began his career with the DGA, ABC, and Disney, before landing on a desk at ICM working for the head of Television Packaging. There he became assistant to the showrunner of Law & Order: SVU at Universal Studios and eventually a staff writer for three seasons.

Monday, July 17, 2017

VFF17 ~ T-Minus 100 Days

It's our annual 100-day countdown to The Valley Film Festival, so we thought unveiling our 2017 poster would get you excited for the return of great, independent cinema in North Hollywood, October 25-29, at Laemmle NoHo7. Thanks to the creative genius at iBlakeStudio for listening to our concept and, once again, surprising us with something special.