SUMMIT GOAL

To put you in the best position to secure a manager or agent for your writing or filmmaking career, to find an experienced producing partner OR to help connect you with investors.

 

CONCEPT

Join us for expert panels and project pitching to managers, agents, producers & investors + Workshops.

APRIL 5-7

VIP FILM & TV SUMMIT

BRINGING HOLLYWOOD TO YOU!

BRINGING HOLLYWOOD TO YOU!

Find out things to do HERE!

WHEN /

April 5-7, 2019​

Room: TBD​

Book a Room HERE

WHERE /

Dulles Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

ABOUT THE EVENT /

It’s like Shark Tank for writers & filmmakers!
After each expert panel during the day, 10 lucky writers & filmmakers will have a chance to pitch their script or project to the panelists Shark Tank style! 
A 90 second pitch with up to 90 second Q&A time from panelists.
 

FRIDAY

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

TOM MALLOY: GETTING YOUR FILM MADE

*ADDITIONAL COST

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

JOHN C. LEE, JR.: PRODUCERS' 7 CORE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES

*ADDITIONAL COST

8:00 PM

CLOSED HAPPY HOUR

PLATINUM with VIP's

SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 AM

INDIE FILM SCENE

LIGHT BREAKFAST INCLUDED

12:00-1:00 PM

LUNCH

INCLUDED

1:00-3:00 PM

PRODUCING PARTNER PANEL

PITCH SESSION

3:00-5:00 PM

INVESTORS PANEL

PITCH SESSION

5:00-5:30 PM

DINNER

ON YOUR OWN

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

WORKSHOP

FRANCO SAMA: THE FILM FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION FORUM

SUNDAY

9:00-11:00 AM

TV EXECS PANEL

PITCH SESSION

LIGHT BREAKFAST INCLUDED

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

WORKSHOPS BREAKOUTS

OPTION I) DIRECTING FOR WRITERS

STEVEN DUNNING

OPTION II) TRANSITION: FROM THERE TO LA

MICHAEL TAPIA

PANELISTS:

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MANDI HART, Investment Panelist

 

Mandi Hart is an attorney and filmmaker with a passion for quality storytelling. She received B.A.s in International Service and Law and Society from American University,

 

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ALEX CREASIA Manager/Agent Panelist

Alex Creasia is an Literary Manager and Producer at Pathfinder Media. He represents writers and directors around the globe focusing on all formats of TV, Film, books, podcasts and digital. 

 

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STUART ARBURY, TV Exec Panelist

Stuart is Director of TV & Episodic Content at Ramo Law. Ramo Law represents a number of producers, financiers, and writers, and are looking to find more clients to work with as well as connect their clients with applicable projects. 

 

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RAQUELLE  DAVID , TV EXEC Panelist

 

Raquelle David is a Producer and Literary Manager with Elevate Entertainment, a full-service Talent and Literary Management firm. They work with above-the-line creatives across the industry with high-profile, on-screen clients 

 

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BOB HIGLEY, TV Exec Panelist

 

 

Bob Higley is the CEO of Upliftv and President of Upliftv Foundation. 

 

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AMANDA TONEY Producing Partner Panelist

 

As a producer, Amanda has worked on the psychological thriller WHAT LIES AHEAD starring
Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont, in theaters in March 2019 and DOLPHIN GIRL...

 

 

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BASH NARAN, Manager/Agent Panelist

 

Bash Naran is a manager at Writ Large who's clients have worked with Netflix, Amazon, Imagine Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., CBS, Syfy and more. Prior to Writ Large, Bash was a manager at Plattform where he worked with writers and directors, mostly in the genre space.

 

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NUALA QUINN-BARTON, Investor  Panelist

 

Mania Entertainment in conjunction with their Financial affiliates provides innovative low-cost financial solutions to Film Production.

 

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BRET SLATER, TV Exec Panelist

 

Bret Slater is an LA-based producer with nearly a decade of experience in both Production and Development. Brett got his start in the industry working on features including TWILIGHT, THE PROPOSAL, and CONTRABAND...

 

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JOHN J. LEE, JR. Producing Partner Panelist

 

John is a global media and entertainment executive, producer, screenwriter and author. His "The Producer's Business Handbook" is a standard professional media reference...

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MICHAEL TAPIA, TV Exec Panelist

 

Michael Tapia is an independent television development producer, with more than 10 years of experience in entertainment. ..

 

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TOM MALLOY, Producing Partner Panelist

 

Actor, writer and producer Tom Malloy, along with his company Trick Candle Productions, are known for their quality independent films that span a variety of genres.

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FRANCO SAMA, Producing Partner Panelist

 

Independent feature film producer Franco Sama boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a nearly two decades of independent film development, production and financing experience.

 

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ANTONIO D'INTINO Manager/Agent Panelist

 

 

Antonio was born and raised in rural Ohio (Amish country to be specific) and attended Columbia College Chicago. After stints at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Principato-Young Entertainment, he landed at APA in the feature literary department working with clients like Mike Flanagan and John Carpenter which continued to solidify his love of genre filmmakers. 

 

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JOSIAH HENSON, Investor Panelist

 

Mr. Henson is a principal at IPO Pang Xingpu and is a partner of Henson, Pang & Winnie, a premier international law firm and consulting group with offices in Washington, D.C. in the United States and Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China.

 

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DONNA MOORE, Manager/Agent Panelist

 

Donna Moore is an entertainment manager, a comedy writer, playwright, director and producer
and will still yuck it up on stage.

 

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STEVE DUNNING, Investment  Panelist

 

Steve Dunning came to the entertainment industry from a small East Coast town and for two decades has worked the studio, network and independent arenas of entertainment.

 

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MONICA LEE BELLAIS, Producing Partner Panelist

 

Monica Lee Bellais is an American screenwriter, producer, and global media expert.  She is well known for bridging Hollywood with Washington, D.C. area subject matter specialists in all spheres of government, military, and the private sector.

 

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RON NEWCOMB, Organizer/Moderator

 

Director, Writer, Actor, and Producer of The Forge Studios: Ron has written and directed award-winning short and feature-length independent films. He founded the FCF, a network of over 1800 faith-based filmmakers and film enthusiasts...

 

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SOTTI KOEV, Investor Panelist

 

Sotti Koev is driving Business Development at Militello Capital and MilAdvisor. He is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, 

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LARRY HUMMEL, Manager/Agent Panelist

Larry Hummel is a talent manager and producer with over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry.

 

 

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

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EVENT PARTNERS:

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PRIZES & RESOURCES BY:

STEVE DUNNING,

 

60 Minute Consultation with Steve Dunning! 

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JOHN C. LEE, JR.

 

60 Minute Consultation with John! 

MANDI HART

 

Script Review!

Still have questions?

SPONSORS WELCOME

The stage is set to have YOUR product/services in front of several serious professional filmmakers at this premiere event.

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