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Arizona Film Industry Town Hall
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Please come to this informal open format town hall meeting, where industry professionals like Randy Murray, Genie Joseph, Daryl Mallett and others will answer questions from the audience.

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TENWEST Kick-off Concert Featuring Black Renaissance
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 19:00 pm - 22:00 pm
Location: Hotel Congress Plaza, Hotel Congress

Join us in celebrating on the first day of TENWEST Impact Festival with live music by Black Renaissance at the historic Hotel Congress

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Producer's Checklist
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

There’s more to movie production than actors, directors and screenplays, makeup, costumes and sets. What about food, insurance, medical, travel/lodging, transportation?

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Agents and Managers and Publicists, Oh, My!
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

So many people surround an actor, writer, director, producer. Come find out what agents, managers and publicists have in common and how they differ in serving their clients.

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Successfully Submitting to a Distributor
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

It is said distribution is the second-most difficult thing to secure, after financing. Come hear from veteran distributors what it is they are looking for in a submission.

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From Concept to Completion: How to Take Your Idea to Finished Project
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

You’ve determined your next great idea could be a movie or TV show. Now what? Come to this A to Z roadmap workshop on how to get that story out of your head and onto paper the right way without…

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Successfully Submitting to a Film Festival
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Submitting a film to a festival isn’t just: “Go online, send your movie and money in.” There is more to it. Come find out from festival directors and runners what makes a successful submission.

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Film Commissioners & Government Officials Breakout Session
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

In this closed-door session, high-level stakeholders will take this opportunity to connect about critical developments in the Arizona film community.

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Broadcast News: How is it Different from Film and TV?
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 09:00 am - 09:45 am
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

While there are many shared skills between the Broadcast News, Film, and TV industries, there are many critical differences to be aware of as you launch and grow your career. Join this session to hear from industry experts in the…

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TV Comedy Pilot Table Read
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 19:30 pm - 21:00 pm
Location: Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center

Join us for a live read-through of a script written by University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television students who participated in a Sitcom Boot Camp led by Hollywood Producer/Writer/Director Brian Levant (Happy Days, Mork & Mindy). This…

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Creative Mornings Plenary: Disrupt Yourself, Discover Your Flow
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 08:30 am - 09:45 am
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

The creative professional is in constant danger of talking themselves into stagnation. As a matter of course, we erect mental barriers that both protect and limit us. Carrie Seid, a nationally recognized fine artist, has not only been there personally…

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Creative Conference Keynote Luncheon: Growing an Arts Community through Collaboration
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:45 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

Join Executive Director of Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Marc D. Folk for a peek under the hood of how he has helped to built a vibrant creative economy in the unexpected “second-city” of Toledo, Ohio. This modern-day renaissance has…

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Sounds of Melanin
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 20:00 pm - 22:00 pm
Location: Concert Venue, Hotel Congress

Sounds of Melanin: 5 black artists from Tucson, Arizona through original music create a one of a kind multimedia concert at Hotel Congress. Through VR headsets, the viewer is taken on a musical journey that visually tells the story of…

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Sounds of Melanin
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 18:00 pm - 20:00 pm
Location: Concert Venue, Hotel Congress

Sounds of Melanin: 5 black artists from Tucson, Arizona through original music create a one of a kind multimedia concert at Hotel Congress. Through VR headsets, the viewer is taken on a musical journey that visually tells the story of…

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Building Innovative Cities Keynote Luncheon: Founders, Startups and Communities - Why a Robust Startup Community Is Everything
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:15 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

Founder, Startup, and Communities: Why a Robust Startup Scene Is Everything. Chris Heivly co-founded MapQuest (which sold to AOL for $1.2 billion) and was sole managing director of 77 Capital (a $25 million venture fund). Heivly currently serves as one…

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