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Time Warner & Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout Awards Screening

Wednesday

Sep 13, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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Join Renee Lasher of the Film Lab at this fun, informative event on the business of filmmaking, featuring three of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout filmmakers - Chris Caccioppoli, Sarah Jun and Jen Kim!  We will begin with a screening of a special film selection from the 2017 72 Hour Shootout, chosen by our friends at Time Warner and by the event coordinator, Renee Lasher. The Time Warner screening will take place in the beautiful Time Warner building in Manhattan and will include a panel on how to use your Shootout films for networking and exposure, how to fund your films and steps you may want to take in obtaining distribution for your films, among other things.  Renee will also lead a discussion about the Film Lab's production arm, AAFL TV, and its use of entertainment media as a vehicle for positive social change.  One of the writers of AAFL TV's newest pilot, Cheryl L. Davis, will be on hand to answer questions.   This event has been planned by Film Lab's Renee Lasher and Time Warner's Roger Chu.  The event will be moderated by Renee Lasher.  Special thanks to Lil Rhee and Georges Bridges for their assistance.  **When you arrive, please say you are present for a Time Warner/Film Lab event and ask for Roger Chu or Renee Lasher.  You will need to have a photo ID for security.**  The Time Warner building on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Moderator:  Renee Lasher Renee is a highly effective nonprofit professional with 20+ years of experience including contract negotiation, business management, education and training, dispute resolution, and project management. She is a creative problem solver with a talent for contractual and communicative language, and navigating challenging terrain.  Born and raised in New York City, Renée attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts and received her BA in theatre from Stockton University.  She hold an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and spent 18 years in the not-for-profit theatre industry as a House Manager, drama teacher, arts education curriculum developer, Business Manager, and union contract negotiator.  She is currently Coordinator of Contact Administration for the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the faculty and administrative staff of the City University of New York.  Renée is also a volunteer member member of the Blue Hill Troupe, a charitable theatre group, a Board Member of the Astoria Performing Arts Center, and a former member of the Disability in Entertainment and the Arts Link committee of the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. Panelists:   Chris Caccioppoli Chris Caccioppoli is an award-winning writer/director whose work brings unique subcultures and underexposed social issues to the forefront. His last film, "East of Hollywood," a mockumentary about the struggles of Asian American actors, took home over 20 awards from festivals across the country. Some of his other work includes a feature comedy about the sport of Badminton, an international educational series written and performed completely in Latin, and a narrative short about the world of children's advertising. Chris has served on the Board of Directors for the New York based creative collective, The Film Shop, and currently sits of the advisory board for the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study.  Chris won the Grand Prize in the Film Lab's 2017 72 Hour Shootout. Sarah Jun Sarah Jun is an actress and filmmaker based in New York City. Her production work ranges from producing music videos to short films to documentary filmmaking with such artists as South Korea's BAP and Beast to Macklemore and GTA. She graduated with a degree in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She believes that it is important to know as many aspects of filmmaking possible whether it is behind or in front of the camera.  Sarah was part of the Grand Prize winning team in the Film Lab's 2017 72 Hour Shootout. Jen Kim Jen Kim is a Film and Event Producer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her work includes serving as the Marketing and Outreach Manager of the Asian American International Film Festival, Event Producer of the DOC NYC Visionaries Tribute Luncheon and Vice President of Also-Known-As, Inc., an association for international adoptees.  Says Jen: "Before I entered the 72 Hour Shootout I had made video collages and VLog episodes, but never a film. The only costs were food for the cast and crew, and McDonald's to be in one of the scenes. It was so exciting to be at the premiere and see a clip of our film on the big screen when Rachel Yong won the Best Actress Award. She is thankful for the mentorships she has received with ABC and NBC."  Jen kim placed in the top 40 films of the Film Lab's 2017 72 Hour Shootout and her lead actress won "Best Actress" for the 2017 72 Hour Shootout. Cheryl L. Davis, Esq. Cheryl L. Davis is currently working with our Film Lab President, actor Jennifer Betit Yen, on the creation of a new TV pilot focusing on gender bias, along with several folks from the CBS RAD group.  The pilot enjoyed its first table read to a standing room only crowd at CUNY in late August and has already started filming.  Cheryl is an award-winning playwright who has another pilot currently under consideration by NYTVF and was an Emmy nominee for her work writing for CBS Daytime.  She is also a litigator who concentrates in intellectual property matters (particularly copyright and trademark cases), employment, and real estate/construction related matters. She has counseled clients on how to protect their intellectual property and has also represented theater clients in connection with a variety of contract and corporate issues. A published playwright whose work has been frequently performed, Cheryl won the Kleban Award for her works as a musical theater librettist and her show Barnstormer has received one of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Awards.  She is the Diversity Co-Liaison of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and Vice Chair of the Arts and Museums Committee of that Forum, the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section for the New York State Bar Association, General Counsel for the League of Professional Theatre Women, Vice President of Theater Resources Unlimited, and a former member of the Theater Panel of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Committee of the Law Firm Access to Justice Campaign Committee of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Inc., and participated in a NEA panel on Musical Theater. Questions about this event?  Please email Renee Lasher at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org or Renee@film-lab.org. The Film Lab and the 72 Hour Shootout are registered trademarks of the Film Lab and may not be used without express authorization and consent. www.film-lab.org

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