2018 UMFF producer panel

Universe Multicultural Film Festival--2018
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 2018 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 7, 2018
Location: Fireside room @Fred Hesse Community Park Center,(29301 Hawthorne Blvd; Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275;  Admission by  Panel Pass.

 

 The Panel Speakers:

Alisa Reyes, Actress, Producer,Singer
Alisa is established Hollywood actress, Producer, Singer, born and raised in New York City She started modeling at 8 years old. Alisa is best known for her role on Nickelodeon's All That as a series regular season's (1-3). She has also starred in NBC's One World as the Cuban-born entrepreneur of the group. Peter Engel created the show. Alisa received the coveted Hollywood Young Star Award for her role in One World. She has been in 31 Films and TV series, such as Without A Trace (CBS), Strong Medicine (LIFETIME), NYPD Blue (ABC), ER (NBC), Boston Public (FOX) and Six Feet Under (HBO), The American Family (Emmy nominated PBS series); Daze ( film with Gary Busey), A Trip to the Dark Side ( film by Shane Stanely), Heavenly Deposit (film by Dove Foundation). Players ( with Freddie Rodriguez).
Her voiced over Bossy of The Proud Family ( Disney Channel), La Cienega Boulevardes, and Da Jammies ( Netflix).
Alisa is producing & starring in called The Circle; The Orange Years ; She is the spokesperson for a teeth whitening company called The BriteWhite MINI
MICHAEL BAUMGARTEN - PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER
Michael is an LA-based award-winning indie filmmaker with over a dozen features as a producer, 6 features as a director, and 8 features as a screenwriter.
He segment produced 3 seasons (100 episodes) of the hit show MTV TAILDATERS; and is best known for serving as screenwriter/producer on the award-winning family dog comedy/drama SMITTY starring 2-Time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda and Oscar winners Louis Gossett, Jr, and Mira Sorvino.
As screenwriter/director, Michael is best known for the anti-bullying movie THE MARTIAL ARTS KID starring Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton (LADY BIRD, BLOCKERS, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI), TJ Storm, Kayley Stallings, and Sydney Sweeney (A HANDMAID'S TALE). MAK was awarded 5 out of 5 Doves from the Dove Foundation and was nominated for a Crystal Dove Award as Best Action Film of 2015 with AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART II. Michael’s upcoming projects include BLOOD WALKERS, FURY IN DETROIT, and THE MARTIAL ARTS KID 2.
Funding is a valuable resource and Michael takes pride in delivering a big movie on a challenging, lean budget. He also enjoys working with new producers and filmmakers
Chengyun Xia, Producer
Mr.Chengyun Xia is a successful and well known film producer, member of China Film Producer, His newly produced film "Let Love Live" made in to the 2018 Universe Multicultural Film Festival official section.
His feature movie masterpiece are "Absurd Agreement" "My husband is an undercover" "Fashionable Lady ‘s World", "Glaming Dawn" "After the Westward Journey".
His masterpieces shorts are "Seize • Love", "Imitation Audition", "China Dream", "Love with God", "Homeward", "Wings of Dream"
  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.
Jinaoxue Gao, Producer, EMBA,
Ms. Jinaoxue Gao is a producer, EMBA in Business Management, Chairwoman of Chongqing Ba Na Cultural (microfilm) industry park. She is Good at shooting children's films, her masterpiece "Cow Bell came from the mountains" "under the yellow horn tree”. She is the general producer of feature film “Phoenix Sings In Mudong” that will screening at this year’s Universe Multicultural Film Festival
  Elisabeth White; Director/Producer/Film Maker/Recording Artist
Elisabeth started in the music industry, signing with a major record label at 17, hitting European charts selling millions of units worldwide, winning European music awards such as "Best Newcomer," "Best Female Vocals" and "Song of the Year." Working for TV, film and commercials, she had another hit single, and later composed movie soundtracks in Europe. Elisabeth composed many works for International Charities and was Ambassador at Swiss Ronald McDonald Foundation. Elisabeth is a passionate Film, TV, Music Video and Commercial Director and Producer. Elisabeth is a true talent at Directing. Her gift as a Director makes Talent, Artists and Creatives give their best as she creates a comfortable and challenging environment that inspires all to next level performance