Summit on the Hill

Presented by The Honorable Congressman Brad Sherman and the Congressional Entertainment Caucus,
On the Hill is a free public event held annually on Capitol Hill as part of the DC Independent Film Festival.

The Summit provides leading industry, legal and government experts the opportunity
to discuss key issues that impact the independent film and media industry.

ALL WELCOME

 March 7th 2013,  9am-1pm

Cannon House Building, Room 340

First & C Streets, SE, Washington, DC  (Entrance is on opposite corner directly north of Capitol South Metro).  Allow time to pass security to enter the building.

Strengthening Support for Independent Media Arts
“Reviewing what exists and proposing what might be”

How  can government and the private sector positively impact independent media production in the United States today despite the economic challenges?

Speakers:

Introduction: Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director, DC Independent Film Festival

Melissa Houghton, Executive Director, WIFV: An overview of the state of affairs in independent media arts production and distribution today with  suggestions on how  to move forward in terms of policy, legislation and working together to implement change.

Jack Gerbes, Maryland Film Commissioner: The strengths and weaknesses of the film commission structure and its relationship to funding. Suggestions on how to move forward.

Noel Paynter, Tax Incentives LLC: Existing tax incentives, possible changes and examples of  the ideal tax incentive arrangement for independent film production

Philip Marshall, Maryland Public Television: How public television is funded and connects to  independent filmmakers. What can public television offer and what public television like to offer to independent production and distribution and to the support of the arts.

Jane Clark, Film Director (Meth Head): How  filmmakers make decisions about their production, location, and scope based on financial incentives, restrictions and funding.

Concluding Remarks by Chairman of the Entertainment Industries Caucus, The Honorable Brad Sherman

 

Honorable Brad Sherman - Keynote Speaker; Executive Director - Carol Bidault; Panelists: Paige Gold, Media & Entertainment Attorney | Robert Bettmann, DC Advocates for the Arts | Ernesto Falcon, Public Knowledge LLC | Noel Paynter, Tax Incentives, LLC | Darah Smith, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP | Doug Maddox, Producers Guild of America

DCIFF On The Hill: 2011: Honorable Brad Sherman – Keynote Speaker; Executive Director – Carol Bidault; Panelists: Paige Gold, Media & Entertainment Attorney | Robert Bettmann, DC Advocates for the Arts | Ernesto Falcon, Public Knowledge LLC | Noel Paynter, Tax Incentives, LLC | Darah Smith, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP | Doug Maddox, Producers Guild of America

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