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Friday, February 10

10:00am CST

Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary films capture a moment in time.  They tell a story.  They tell someone else’s story.  They reveal truths, challenge assumptions, and often compel audiences to take action.  They serve as a record for history.  Whether their films reflect the news or make the news, documentary filmmakers face many issues and challenges. Can that archival image or recording be used? Is it fair use?  What about the rights of publicity?   Documentarians and lawyers discuss the challenges and legal pitfalls of making documentary films.

Andy Harper (moderator), Joe York, Will Wilkins, Ryanne Duffie.

Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:30pm CST


You have a story to tell. You think it could make a great movie or TV show. Now what? Join our panel of working screenwriters tell their stories of bringing their pages to the screen. Alan Arrivée (moderator), Chris Offut, Tanya Wright.

Unfortunately, Joey Lauren Adams (listed in our printed program) is unable to attend this year's festival.

Friday February 10, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655
Saturday, February 11

10:00am CST

Financing Your Independent Film

You have a great idea for your film.  The crew is lined up.  You’ve even got a cast in mind. People have offered to help you pay for things. Now what?  Do you form a new company?  Bring in partners?  Sell stock?  What states have the best incentives?  Join us for a panel discussion on the best way – practically and legally – to finance your film.

Steve Beckman, Shawnessy B. Howell, Jeff Begun.

Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm CST

Music and Film

Where would film be without music?  The dramatic crescendo as the unknowing character leaves the house in the dark, the melancholy vocal as the lead character drives off into the future.  And where would music be without the art of film, giving images to sounds, bringing the lyrics visually alive, and introducing new audiences to music through videos.  Panelists will discuss how to choose the right song for a film, how they find the music, how the music finds them.  They will discuss the art of the music video and what direction to go with a particular song?  And often the most important part of music in film: licensing.  Who owns the songs if made for the film (scoring).  How do you go about securing a particular song for a scene, what kind of license do you need?  Join filmmakers, musicians, and attorneys as they discuss how music and film work together both creatively and legally.

Ted Speaker (moderator), Jonathan Rej, Rush Hicks, Ryanne Duffie Saucier.

Saturday February 11, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655