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Frameline48 Industry Day

    Monday, June 24th, 2024

    We are excited to announce the return of Frameline’s annual Industry Day to bring together members of the entertainment industry with artists and filmmakers for a full day of conversations, workshops, and events.

    Filmmaker and Industry Brunch

    10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Dolby
    1275 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Join us for a welcome brunch and meet visiting filmmakers and industry members, followed by a Keynote Speech by multi-media artist, director, and producer Zackary Drucker.

    Queers Do Cinema Live Podcast

    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
    Chan National Queer Arts Center
    170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Join us for a live taping of Queers Do Cinema, an essential podcast bringing together the most tapped-in programmers, filmmakers, distributors, and exhibitors to discuss all things queer film. Our hosts will lead us through the biggest LGBTQ+ films in the last year, trends we’re seeing in the industry, and who to keep an eye on.

    Participants: Sam Berliner (Filmmaker & Frameline Programmer), Allegra Madsen (Frameline Executive Director) Kathleen Mullen (Seattle Queer Film Festival), James Nadeau (Wicked Queer & QFI), Jared Vincenti (Filmmaker & Programmer for Wicked Queer), Jeffrey Winter (The Film Collaborative)

    Panel Discussions

    Understanding SAG-AFTRA: How to Work with Union Talent

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Chan National Queer Arts Center
    170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Join us for an insightful panel discussion focusing on the pivotal role of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) in today’s film industry. This session is essential for filmmakers, producers, and actors interested in working with the union and understanding the benefits and requirements of SAG-AFTRA membership. Gain valuable knowledge on how to effectively collaborate with union talent, the process of signing a project with SAG-AFTRA, the benefits of working with SAG-AFTRA actors, how to navigate contracts, and more. Don’t miss this chance to connect with industry experts from SAG-AFTRA and take your project to the next level.

    Panelists:

    Dee Dee Escobedo, SAG-AFTRA Associate Executive Director San Francisco Local

    Jason Stuart, SAG-AFTRA National LGBTQ Committee Co-chair

    Manijeh Fata, San Francisco Film Commission, Executive Director

    Sofia Alicastro, San Francisco Film Commission, Deputy Director

    Distribution Strategy: Navigating Festival, Theatrical, Streaming, and Educational Distribution

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Chan National Queer Arts Center
    170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Your film has premiered at a festival. Perhaps at many festivals. It has garnered some momentum, word of mouth, maybe even some awards. What comes next? How do you make sure that your project gets seen by as many people as possible, while maximizing the revenue potential? How can you put together a creative distribution strategy that engages your target audience and recoups production costs to help fund your next project. During this panel, a group of the industry’s top distributors deep dive into the many paths into acquisitions. From theatrical to streaming releases, and short film to feature film distribution, this panel will answer the essential question “What’s next?” 

    Panelists:

    Marcus Hu, Strand Releasing

    Jeffrey Winter, The Film Collaborative

    Julie Ludwig, Frameline Distribution

    Producing the Queer Feature: Independent Producers and the Industry

    3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Chan National Queer Arts Center
    170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    What does it take to get a feature made in today’s industry? Join us for a candid conversation between two leading independent producers from some most successful queer films of recent years including In The Summers, Mutt, and The Queen of My Dreams. Learn how to build a team and attract experienced producers to your project. Get insider knowledge about film financing, realistic and effective budgeting, creative funding strategies, and the state of distribution. What are the biggest challenges facing independent filmmakers working today and what new obstacles and opportunities can we expect in the years ahead.

    Panelists:

    Alexander Stegmaier, Strange Animal Entertainment

    Lynette Coll, LUZ Films

    Sex Sells: Depicting Queer Intimacy on Screen

    3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Chan National Queer Arts Center
    170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Whether it’s hot and heavy or fade to black, sex sells. Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion as we delve into the intricacies of portraying queer sex on film. Sex Sells aims to provoke critical dialogue surrounding the depiction of queer sex on screen by challenging stereotypes, advocating for responsible representation, and celebrating authentic and fantastical portrayals of intimacy.

    Panelists:

    Joey Massa, Intimacy Coordinator

    Denis Alink, OUT, Director

    Thomas van der Gronde Out, Director of Photography

    J Zapata, Alley of the Tranny Boys, Editor

    Industry Day Mixer

    9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    The Stud
    1123 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Wrap up the day and unwind with some drinks, short films, and good company at The Stud. We’re screenings Queer Places, Spaces, and Shorts and celebrating our incredible nightlife spots that have anchored our communities since the beginning.

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