Panel Speaking Today: Woodstock Film Festival

Today, Saturday October 2nd at 2P, I will be participating in the NEW DISTRIBUTION PARADIGM panel at the Woodstock Film Festival.

The 21st century brought with it extraordinary advances in the way that films are distributed. The advent of the Internet, cable and satellite television and on-demand services now allows a viewer to choose exactly how and when they watch a film. This change in dynamic between the work and the audience has allowed many films a chance to shine that would have otherwise been denied. In turn this has opened up a whole new world of cinema for the public to enjoy, making such changes incredibly valuable and worthwhile. This panel will discuss the remarkable leaps forward that have been made in the world of film distribution and look ahead to what the future may hold.

My fellow panelists are an esteemed crew: Richard Abramowitz, Bob Berney, Edward Burns, and John Sloss.  I hope you can join us.

Order tickets here:

Wanted: Film Fest Panels On Privacy Issues

As traditional media merges with new & social media, the issues we need to be concerned about also start to change.  Filmmakers are only now starting to wake up to the fact that they should be the owners of the data that their work generates, particularly if they are being asked to license their work for such low fees as currently are in vogue. Let's say that you do gather 500,000 email addresses during the build and release of your movie.  What are you going to do with those addresses?  What moral and ethical issues are related to this?

Is it just my imagination or have I really not seen a privacy panel at a film convention?  Who is going to take the lead on this?

And whom would you suggest be on this panel?

Have you checked out the Electronic Privacy Information Center?

Tech Meets Media panel in NYC 11/13/08 630PM

This may be of interest to you, even beyond the OPEN BAR...

KlickableTV presents Tech Meets Media: a panel discussing how technology has influenced the changing landscape of traditional media

Traditional media as we know it will soon be gone. Today's content producers must embrace the transition from silver screen to web.
Hear what strategies industry taste-makers and new media visionaries have in mind for the future.

Panelists include:

Genna Terranova, Senior Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival

John Vanco, Vice President & General Manager, IFC Film Center

Christopher Horton, Head of Acquisitions, Cinetic Rights Management

Paul Kontonis, Chief Executive and Co-founder, For Your Imagination


Roger Wu, President and Co-Founder, KlickableTV

Plan to enjoy an open bar and mix and mingle with television, film and new media professionals and trendsetters.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Retreat NYC (, 37 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Aves


I am babysitting that night, so maybe someone out there wants to cover it and post it for the rest of us...