Summit on the Hill

Thursday, March 1st

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Room 1310 of the Longworth Building on Capitol Hill

Congressman Brad Sherman and the Congressional Entertainment Caucus are delighted to present the 14th annual DC Independent Film Festival’s On the Hill Summit. The summit will consist of two consecutive expert-led panel discussions.

9:00 AM –  11:00 AM

Focusing on the issues of Online Piracy and File Sharing, this discussion will touch on subjects such as the effect that Piracy and Sharing are having on struggling independent filmmakers, and with SOPA’s recent introduction and ongoing reworking, what possible ideas for a feasible legal solution could potentially be put in place to reinvigorate the industry.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Focus on the issues of film taxes, incentives, and job creation, this discussion will focus on issues concerning how taxes, and the introduction of tax incentives, can bring more independent film to Washington, DC, and how these film productions could successfully boost the economy by bringing jobs to DC.