[The Conversation: At the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA, October 17-18, 2009]

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Quote mark The Conversation is a grass-roots gathering, developed by a group of filmmakers, investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and consultants interested in the new creative and business opportunities — and new ways of connecting with audiences — that new technologies are presenting. Running into each other at film festivals and conferences, we began hatching this idea ...


Scott Kirsner / Editor, CinemaTech & Contrib. Writer, Variety

Tiffany Shlain / Filmmaker & Founder, The Webby Awards

Lance Weiler / Filmmaker & Editor, The Workbook Project

2010 Advisors:

Scilla Andreen / Co-Founder, IndieFlix
Peter Broderick / Principal, Paradigm Consulting
Ian Calderon / Director of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute
Ira Deutchman / Managing Partner, Emerging Pictures; Professor of Professional Practice, Graduate Film Division, Columbia University School of the Arts
Sandi DuBowski / Founder, Films That Change the World; Outreach Director, The Good Pitch
Shayne Gilbert / Founder, Future Forward Events
Wendy Levy / Director of Creative Programming, BAVC
Scott Macaulay / Editor and Publisher, Filmmaker Magazine
Laure Parsons / Founder, x+x films
Slava Rubin / Co-founder, IndieGoGo
Alyssa Stern / Founder, Future Forward Events
Hunter Weeks / Filmmaker, Spinning Blue

2008 Advisors / Advisors Emeritus

Woody Benson / Managing Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Danae Ringelmann / Co-founder, IndieGoGo
M dot Strange / Animator, "We Are the Strange"