2012 IFTA Production Conference



Online Registration is now closed. VERY LIMITED SEATING still available.

Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis at the door.

Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! 
New Avenues To Finance, Produce & Distribute Films At Any Budget

The traditional ways of financing, producing and distributing independent films have been joined by an explosion of new and unconventional resources that are proving successful.  As a result, the availability of commercial distribution opportunities for films at any budget level is changing as the industry embraces these emerging and viable avenues.

Eli Roth, writer, producer and director of worldwide hits Cabin Fever, Hostel, and The Last Exorcism, all made for between $1.5 and $4 million, will open the Conference with a Keynote Address.

Digital marketing and social media expert Damian Hagger, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, 6StringMedia, Inc., will follow, presenting unique campaign elements and opportunities for lower budget films, including websites, iPad apps and the use of social media to build awareness and engage audiences.

Producers leading the charge will then come together with finance and distribution experts to discuss where the money is, what distributors are looking for, making the most out of your budget, and how these new tools and prospects are redefining the film business.

DATE:          Friday, April 20

WHERE:      Four Seasons Hotel               
                     300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles              
                     Complimentary Valet Parking

TIME:           8:00am – 9:00am    Registration & Breakfast
                     9:00am – 12:30pm  Conference

 COST:        $60 – IFTA Members                
                     $90 – Non-Members      


Keynote:    Digital Marketing & Social Media Presentation:
Eli Roth
Writer, Producer, Director
"Cabin Fever," "The Hostel," "The Last Exorcism"

Damian Hagger
Co-Founder & Executive Producer
6StringMedia, Inc.

Michael Arrieta
Big Air Studios

Adam Chapnick
Principal/Business Development

Rich Goldberg
Arc Entertainment

Molly Hassell
"The Giant Mechanical Man,"
"Lying," "Edmond," "Vamps"

David Rimawi 
Partner/Sales & Distribution 

The Asylum 

Hal Sadoff
Film Packaging & Finance Consultant

Travis Stevens
Snowfort Pictures

Rob Weston
Managing Director
Straightwire Films Limited
Moderated by:  
Pierre David
Chairman & CEO, Imagination Worldwide
Chairman, IFTA Producers Committee 

For questions about registration, please contact Sarah Alexander at 1-310-446-1043 or salexander@ifta-online.org
Read the Press Release Here.