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Saturday, October 27 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Master Class: Producers Roundtable - Film

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All projects face the same basic challenges – from developing material, finding the money, building strong collaborative teams, and ultimately, taking the project from script to screen. This is a roundtable discussion with seasoned and successful film and television producers and production executives who share their experience and offer concrete advice on producing for film.

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N.D. Brown

Chairperson and CEO, Tri Destined Studios
As Chairperson and CEO of Tri Destined Studios, N.D. Brown oversees business and legal affairs, corporate structure and strategic planning, and green-lights projects for Tri Destined Studios (founded in 1998) and its subsidiary companies. Ms. Brown has produced over 100 multimedia... Read More →
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Ryan Jones

Director of Production, Morgan Creek Productions
Morgan Creek Productions is an American film studio that has released box-office hits like Young Guns, Dead Ringers, Major League, True Romance, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The King and I, The Crush, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and others. The studio was co-founded in 1988... Read More →
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Niija Kuykendall

VP, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
Niija Kuykendall is a Vice President of Production at Warner Bros. Pictures where she has worked on movies such as CONTAGION, DARK SHADOWS, MAGIC MIKE as well as the upcoming ARGO and GANGSTER SQUAD.  Upon graduating from Brown University in Providence, RI with a BA in Anthropology... Read More →
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James Lopez

Senior Vice President, Production, Screen Gems
James Lopez joined Screen Gems as a senior vice president of production in July 2010. His focus is being a conduit between film, music and youth culture by utilizing his previous experiences and applying them to the production process of projects currently being developed at... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
W Hotel, Great Room 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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