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Friday, October 26 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Crowd Funding: How to Successfully Get Your Project Over the Finish Line

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Via social media, Crowd Funding has emerged in recent years as the new alternative to traditional routes of funding.  Sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become the standard bearers for filmmakers seeking to raise money through the internet.  This panel will discuss how Crowd Funding works, advantages v. disadvantages, success v. failure stories, the JOBS Act and the ability to sell equity online after January 1, 2013.


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Paul Battista

Entertainment Attorney, Law Office of Paul Battista
Paul Battista, Esq. is a Los Angeles entertainment attorney who has provided legal services to more than 125 feature film, documentary and television projects.  He has been a guest speaker at many film festivals and conferences, including Slamdance Film Festival and Film Independent’s... Read More →
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Michael Blaha

Entertainment Attorney, Film and Stage Producer, Law Offices of Michael R. Blaha
MICHAEL R. BLAHA is an entertainment attorney and film and stage producer.   Mike’s film producing credits include the features Chi Girl, (Grand Jury Prize, Slamdance Film Festival), runt (Honorable Mention, Best New Director, L.A. Pan African Film Festival), Tropicalia (Best... Read More →
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Tifanie Jodeh

Co-Founder and Partner, Entertainment Law Partners
Tifanie Jodeh is a co-founder and partner at Entertainment Law Partners, where she represents many corporate clients and entrepreneurs as well as individual actors, performers, writers, directors, musicians, agents, PR agencies, managers, and producers in the corporate, business... Read More →
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Numa Perrier

Artist, Actress, Producer, Black&Sexy.TV
Artist, actress, and producer, Numa Perrier is a principle partner at Black&Sexy.TV and co-star of their hit digital series The Couple.  Numa is also the co-creator of the new syndicated series Roomieloverfriends, in co-venture with Issa Rae. Recently she lead the Kickstarter campaign... Read More →
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Jacques Thelemaque

President, Filmmakers Alliance
Jacques is a writer, director and producer who, in 1993, co-founded Filmmakers Alliance, and in 2004, FA Productions, of which he is co-president. He was also the former Chief Community Officer at Withoutabox.com. Jacques has written and directed the short films “My Last Day... Read More →
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Mychal Wilson

Entertainment and Qui Tam Attorney, www.mychalwilsonesq.com
Mychal Wilson is both an Entertainment and Qui Tam attorney. Coupled with prior acting/producing experience and legal experience at Miramax Film Corporation and the Independent Film & Television Alliance (I.F.T.A.), Mychal starred/produced "The Gristle" which aired on HBO, Cinemax... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
W Hotel, Great Room 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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