Conversation Series

Join us for one-on-one conversations with some of the industry's most influential executives and filmmakers

on  Saturday , October 15th


Denny Tedesco

Director (The Wrecking Crew)

Location: Room E
Time:  Saturday,  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Lynda Spargur (Writer)

This conversation will explain the methods Denny uses to non-traditionally finance his film, The Wrecking Crew, and the backstory of the tactics he used to get the film made.


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Jennie Lew Tugend

Producer (Lethal Weapon, Free Willy, Tales from the Crypt)

Location: Room D
Time:  Saturday,  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Lavonna Thomas

A film veteran in the Hollywood movie business, Jennie Lew Tugend’s expertise bridges film and TV development, production, financing, marketing and distribution.  Ms. Tugend is the former Co-President of Kadokawa Pictures USA and she is an active member of the Producer’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

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John Swanbeck

Director (The Big Kahuna, Marilyn)

Location: Room D
Time:  Saturday,  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Moderator: Lynda Spargur (Writer)

This panel will educate on the importance of communication between actors and directors. 


Chris Pak of Arc Entertainment

Chris Pak

CFO; Arc Entertainment

Location: Room D
Time:  Saturday,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Moderator:  Nicole Holmes

Chris Pak is a forward thinking and innovative Senior Finance and Strategic Planning Executive with extensive expertise in the distribution of Film Entertainment product.