Distribution Panel at 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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   Distribution And Production Panel of 2016 SDIKFF  

4:00PM-5:00PM; Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Assembly Room at American Spirit Theater (1868 East Valley Parkway, Escondido CA 92027); Admission by Panel Pass



  The Panel Speakers  
  Tim Swain, Producer
Tim has overseen key profit centers of some of the most successful independent film companies in the last 30 years - including New World Pictures and Trimark Entertainment (currently Lions Gate Entertainment). He is an innovative distributor, marketer and producer. In his extensive experience in the distribution, sales, marketing, and production of theatrical, DVD, PPV,VOD and television films in the worldwide marketplace, Tim has served in a variety of positions including Executive Vice President of Domestic Distribution of Trimark Entertainment. He was also one of the initial partners of MovieWeb.com.
In addition to currently representing clients in all areas of the worldwide marketplace, Tim has produced and executive produced 13 Feature Films, including "Dahmer", which was nominated for 3 IFP Spirit Awards, and the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries "Screamers" - featuring System of a Down - and "Class C" - featuring NBA legend Phil Jackson. Tim has produced films featuring the talented Jeremy Renner (2 Academy Award nominations) Beau Bridges (11 Emmys and 4 Golden Globes nominations), Bruce Davidson (1 Academy Award nomination) and worldwide singing sensation Whitney Houston.
Also, Tim recently co-founded Russian Film Releasing which releases theatrically successful Russian language films in the US. Tim currently oversees Domestic Distribution for Aldamisa Entertainment which just finished production on the Billy Bob Thornton directed "JAYNE MANSFIELDS CAR", D.J. Caruso's "GOAT ISLAND", Renny Harlin's "DYATLOV PASS" and is in Production on Robert Rodriguez"s "MACHETE KILLS" and is Pre-Production on Robert Rodriguez's "SIN CITY 2". 
  Manuel “Manny” Saldivar, film Distributor/Buyer
Manny was born in California. After graduating high school, Manny attended East Los Angeles College and transferring over to the U.C.L.A. Extension Program focusing on Major in U.S. History. A funny thing happened along the way; he was offered a job from the House of Blues, Hollywood California, to become their Road Manager for all the “Rock En Español” music acts. 
Two years later, Manny went to the work for the ultra famous Roxbury Night Club on Sunset Strip, promoting and managing Salsa Night. Manny was offered the opportunity to work for the host of Univision’s Network Show, “Caliente.” Working with Charlie Bravo, as Producer of Regional Mexican show named; “Bandazo Musical.” In addition to producing Regional Mexican Videos for Los Originales de San Juan, El Coyote y Su Banda, Banda Machos, and Los Incomparables de Tijuana; to name a few.. 
Manny later joined Vanguard Cinema, as it’s Head of Latino Acquisitions for Home Video. In 2004 Manny became the Executive Programmer for the Orange County Latino Film Festival. Since 2007, Manny has been working as an agent for home video producers selling and representing their films. Manny has also managed and booked comedians for the Hollywood Improv, Casinos and the Military.t
  JACOB N. STUART, Screenwriter
Jacob N. Stuart is an award-winning, produced, and represented screenwriter, with OVER 15 scripts optioned and/or produced to screen, airing in OVER 7 different countries. Jacob Stuart is the Founder of Screenwriting Staffing, Screenwriting Instructor at the Hollywood International Film Academy, and CEO of JNStuart Productions. Jacob was previously the Screenplay Contest Director for the Cincinnati Film Festival. He has lectured on screenwriting for FilmDayton, WriteStuff Writers Conference, 48 Hour Film Festival, Universe Multicultural Film Festival, and Southern Ohio Film Association. For a list of all of his credits: www.imdb.me/jacobnstuart. Follow him on Twitter: @JacobNStuartr 
  MICHAEL MATTEO ROSSI, Producer, Director
MICHAEL MATTEO ROSSI was the producer /director of 'Misogynist', and the upcoming film 'Sable' (2016). Michael has won multiple awards in recognized film festivals, such as CineVegas, Los Angeles Movie Awards, Columbia Gorge, Riverside, LA International Underground, and many more. He was recently put on a poll with Lena Dunham and Ryan Coogler of "Top Directors Under 30 to Watch". He is currently co-producing the feature film, 'The Pinch'. You can view more of Michael's credits here: www.imdb.com/name/nm2751807´╝îFollow Michael on Twitter: @MichaelMatteoRo 
  Samantha J-P Flynn,
Samantha J-P Flynn  is an American director, producer, 1st AD, screenwriter, actress, political activist and special effects makeup artist. Samantha attended college in Riverside, California majoring in Media, Communication & language. Flynn grew up watching and analyzing films from the early era of film making with her Grandfather, and credits this past time as sparking her passion for film and eye for detail. Flynn began her film career as an independent producer working on a TV drama series, The Business. She has since produced; music videos, shorts, documentaries, horror features, commercials and comedic web series.  IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6576298 
  Tara C. Hall, Producer
Tara C. Hall grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to Los Angeles shortly after college to pursue professional screenwriting. After several years, working various industry jobs, she discovered she loved producing as much as writing and so founded her own production company with her writing partner and fellow producer, Joshua M. Johnson. A Man & A Woman Productions was born. The first project, Envy, won “Best Comedy” at the FirstGlance Film Festival in 2012 and since then Tara has continued to produce award winning shorts and screenplays. She wrapped principal photography on her first feature, Buzzard Hollow Beef, in December, which will debut in the fall of 2016. Tara's production company: www.manwomanfilm.com; Tara's IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4594927 
  Ray Chao, Producer
- is a producer/director/screenwriter/actor/dogowner who enjoys using "/"s. Before moving to LA in 2010, he was a prosecutor in Chicago specializing in crimes against children. His films have appeared in festivals across the country including Sundance, New Filmmakers. Gen Art NY, and the Hollywood Reel Independent. Ray has also directed many successful child actors (who eventually become taller than he is). Ray is very happy to be a part of the Festival, and looks forward to seeing some great films.IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3222991/ 
Amber Goetz - Producer
- While being a newbie in the film Producing world, Amber's first feature is making a big splash winning multiple awards and drawing attention to the press with their out of the box marketing.  Determined Amber plans to set trends and bring a strong voice to women in film making.  Securing a not so typical distributor to her first ever film with an unknown cast, Amber prides herself in her unique ways of getting her foot in the door, tightening up the budget and getting creative to make her films look like big budget pictures. With a strong background in film making from the other side of the camera Amber has applied her knowledge and 11 years of experience in the entertainment industry as an actress and on camera host.  Also being the Founder of Active Media Productions, producer of multiple music videos, commercials, and now a feature film.  Coinciding with filmmaking, her production company has another branch for all things marketing.  Branding, SEO and online presence is a strong focus and a huge factor in today's film making world. Her first feature as a Producer - Highway To Havasu won "Best Comedy" at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in 2016 and also took home "People's Choice Best Film" at the same festival. Amber's production and marketing company can be found here: TheActiveMedia.com; Twitter: @ambergoetz

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