2017 UMFF producer panel

Universe Multicultural Film Festival--2017
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 2017 UMFF " Produce Global Film" Panel 

TOPICS:
- HOW TO PRODUCE ZERO-BUDGET FILMS
- FINDING THE RIGHT SCRIPT
- UNDERSTANDING COLLABORATION
- WHERE TO FIND FUNDING
- UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF NETFLIX, AMAZON, HULU, YOUTUBE, & MORE
- IMPORTANCE OF FINDING THE RIGHT CAST
- SECURING DISTRIBUTION AND DEALS
- UNDERSTANDING TAX CREDITS AND REBATES
- MAKING MONEY OFF YOUR FILM

Time: 4:30-6:00PM; April 1, 2017
Location: Fireside room @Fred Hesse Community Park Center,(29301 Hawthorne Blvd; Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275;  Admission by  Panel Pass.

 

 The Panel Speakers:

  Michael Matteo Rossi; Director, Producer, Writer
Michael Matteo Rossi is a professional award-winning working director/producer/writer for over 10 years now. His 1st feature "Misogynist" which he shot at just 26, got worldwide distribution on DVD and VOD and 2nd feature "Sable" is being released next month. Michael has won multiple awards in recognized film festivals as well and was put on a poll with Lena Dunham and Ryan Coogler of "Top directors under 30 to watch". MichaelI recently shot a TV pilot and the trailer is below as well and has amassed more than 300K views.
  Erik Lundmark; Distributor, musician, Producer 
Eric is the CEO of Leomark Studios, a film production, post-production, and distribution company with more than 50 film titles in its catalog. He is also a successful jazz composer and bandleader, scored more than 40 feature films, including” Star Leaf”. His post-production experience includes “Immortals” and “Mirror, Mirror”; as well as “Piranha 3D”and “The Mist”for the Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films. Erik was online editor for the 2008 action thriller Hellride exec-produced by Quentin Tarantino. Since founding Leomark Studios in 2007, Erik has produced several titles under his own shingle, as well as co-creating and producing the original MovieMaze™ Mobile App
Zaiquan Wang, Producer, Planner, Investor
Mr.Wang is a successful film producer, planner and investor with a long history. Many of his productions were great hits in China, such as TV series “ Great Han Emperor”; “ Emperor Zhen Guan”; “ Red Mansion”. He is bring his film “ Maze” to this year’s Universe Multicultural Film Festival.
  Marcus Lovingood, Producer, Distributor
Marcusis a new media producer with an emphasis in online short and long-form narrative and documentary production and distribution. Marcus founded Futureleap Media, a social media advertising and digital film distribution company, building targeted online fanbases and producing social content for Monster Headphones, Vimeo, President Obama's Re-Election Campaign and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He is also the Chairman of the Pride PAC, a political organization that creates and promotes viral media campaigns to champion full equality to over 150,000 followers every week. Marcus’ skills and passion stem from strong entertainment values and worldly experience, spanning over a decade in both technology and entertainment. Marcus worked for Walt Disney Entertainment and performed around the world in two Broadway touring companies of the American classic ‘West Side Story’ from 2002 - 2009 before transitioning to new media production at the dawn of the digital revolution. Marcus currently produces the tech entertainment summit 'Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley' with Hermione Way while also appearing on BRAVO's Start-Ups: Silicon Valley during the Fall 2012 Primetime Season. Marcus’ understanding of converging artistry and technology contributes to his goals of bringing positive and impactful change to the world through the power of digital storytelling
 
  Feng Yang, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Mr.Yang is a fully talented young film director/screenwriter/Producer. His stage play “Dad’s Secret” and “ Legend of Tai Mountain Qilin” won “ Five one” awards in screenplay and director;
His Film “ Warm Up” won the golden leaf award at Vancouver Chinese Language Film Festival; “Straw Man” won the excellent award at Xian International Cinema Contest; “ Back Fall”, “ Growing Up “; “The child at the door” won best director award at Short Film Festival of Youth Enterprise Association. His commercial “Drive Safely” won Excellent award at CCTV commercial contest.
Currently, he is the director of film title “Love Slowly” which is custom ordered by Wan Da Media Group. 
  Sherwood Jones; Writer/Producer
Sherwood started making films at age 11, armed with a Super 8 movie camera. In his preteens, he dove into an intense study of film, which lead to a B.A. in Cinema & Photography from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Ohio University, where his thesis film won an award in the Student Academy Awards competition. He entered the film industry as an editor, and has served in that capacity on 20 feature films. He has also been Post Production Supervisor on 25 features. He continues to write and direct his own personal film projects. He has been chairman of San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival since 2013.