VARIETY STREAMING ROOM PRESENTED BY Locarno Film Festival Stepin

Variety Streaming Room Locarno Pro StepIn 2020: A Three-Day Event - Session 3

The Locarno Film Festival StepIn 2020 will take place virtually in the Variety Streaming Room August 5-7 with three 50-minute sessions covering the future of theatrical experience, the state of independent film production and the future of film festivals and markets.

Part of Locarno Pro, the industry branch of the Locarno Film Festival, StepIn is one of the most respected international think tanks imagining and discussing the way forward for the film industry. Selected film professionals get together to relate their experiences, to inspire and be inspired by one another, and to brainstorm ways to bring about new behaviors, practices, and business models.

About This Event

August 5, 2020 - 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CET

The Future of Theatrical Releases: A look at how the exhibition and distribution community is facing the current challenges and evolving for success

Moderator:

Manori Ravindran, International Editor, Variety

Speakers:

Elissa Federoff, President, Distribution, NEON

Vincent Quek, President, Anticipate Pictures

Allison Gardner, CEO Glasgow Film

Laura Houlgatte, CEO, International Union of Cinemas

Mikey Schwartz-Wright, Agent, United Talent Agency 

August 6, 2020 - 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CET

The State of Independent Film: An exploration into how the current social justice revolution and COVID-19 disruptions are merging to influence the future of indie film production

Moderator:

Nick Vivarelli, International Correspondent, Variety

Speakers:

Rodrigo Teixeira, Producer (Call Me By Your Name, Port Authority)

Daniel Battsek, Director Film4

Kasi Lemmons, Director/Writer, Harriet

Nisha Ganatra, Director, Late Night, The High Note

Soumya Sriraman, President, Britbox

Alexandra Lebret, Managing Director of the European Producers Club 

August 7, 2020 - 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CET

The Future of Film Festivals and Film Markets: A look at how film festivals and markets will evolve in the future, looking at global storytelling trends and changing viewing habits of movie-goers

Moderator:

Leo Barraclough, International Features Editor, Variety

Speakers:

Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marche du Cannes

Lili Hinstin, Artistic Director, Locarno Film Festival

Alberto Barbera, Director, Venice International Film Festival

Sarah Schweitzman, Agent, CAA Film Finance & Sales Group

Tabitha Jackson, Director, Sundance Film Festival

 

About the Speakers

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Elissa Federoff
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Vincent Quek
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Allison Gardner
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Laura Houlgatte
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Rodrigo Teixeira
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Daniel Battsek
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Kasi Lemmons
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Nisha Ganatra
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Soumya Sriraman
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Alexandra Lebret
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Lili Hinstin
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Sarah Scweitzman
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Tabitha Jackson
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Jérôme Paillard
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Alberto Barbera
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Mikey Schwartz-Wright