New York Film Conference2020-07-07T17:11:19-05:00
2020 Date Announced Soon

NEW YORK FILM
CONFERENCE

Film, TV, Series and Media Professionals
Meeting, Sharing and Learning

Tues. October 29th, 2019

NEW YORK FILM
CONFERENCE

Film, TV, Series and Media Professionals
Meeting, Sharing and Learning

Industry Trends. Global Insight.

The annual New York Film Conference is designed as a gathering point for filmmakers and executives working in the film, tv, series and new media professions to share insight into creating meaningful and financially successful projects that resonate globally.

What it’s all about:

The New York Film Conference presents an opportunity for film, TV, series and media professionals in a variety of roles across organizations (and experienced freelance filmmakers) to come together and share insight around industry and production trends they’re experiencing today.

Speakers and participants represent a wide range of roles across the entire spectrum of film production, marketing and distribution, among other roles.  Speakers at the New York Film Conference have included filmmakers and executives behind films like Arrival, Logan Lucky, The Founder, The Big Sick,The Kids are All Right, Valerian, and many more.

Topics discussed at the New York Film Conference include:

  • Trends and developments across global markets for film production and distribution;
  • Lessons and insight into building and managing a world class production;
  • The societal impact of film and media, and how to drive greater diversity across the industry;
  • Today’s best marketing practices to drive awareness of films;
  • Trends in viewer habits, financing for films, TV and series, and latest distribution opportunities;
  • Latest technology available to filmmakers today, and working with top talent;

Who participates?

Previous participants of the New York Film Conference include executives from organizations such as:

A24

Aircraft Pictures

Amazon Studios 

AMC Networks 

Archer Gray 

Assemble Media 

BBC Films 

Bleecker Street 

Catch and Release Films

Condé Nast Entertainment

Dreamworks

East West Bank

FilmNation Entertainment

Fork Films

Gkids

Google

IFC Films

Levantine Films

Level Forward

Likely Story

Magnolia Pictures

Maven Pictures

Muse Entertainment

Netflix

Screen Media

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Symbolic Exchange

The Orchard

The Story Company

Topic Studios

Viacom

Vimeo

Visit Films

Warner Bros.

Washington Square Films

And more!

A24

Amazon Studios

AMC Networks

Archer Gray

Bleecker Street Media

Condé Nast Entertainment

Dreamworks Animation

FilmNation Entertainment

Gkids

Google

IFC Films

Magnolia Pictures

Netflix

Sony Pictures

The Orchard

Vimeo

Warner Bros.

And many more!

2019 New York Film Conference Agenda:

A look back at the topics discussed during last year’s New York Film Conference. 2020 agenda will be announced soon.

*Agenda topics are subject to change.

2020 Registration Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more details on how to participate in the 2020 New York Film Conference.

Previous Speakers:

The following are some of the speakers that have participated in the New York Film Conference in previous years.

Abigail Disney
Founder and CEO
Fork Films

Michael Shannon
Actor

Tim Story
Film Director and Founder
The Story Company

Ice-T
Actor, Musician, Author

Cathy Schulman
President and CEO
Welle Entertainment

Andrew Karpen
Founder and CEO
Bleecker Street Media

Jeremy Steckler
EVP, Motion Pictures
Condé Nast Entertainment

Anjali Sud
CEO
Vimeo

Milan Popelka
COO
FilmNation Entertainment

Sheri Jeffrey
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Lorrie Bartlett
Boardmember and Partner
ICM Partners

Oren Katzeff
President
Condé Nast Entertainment

Jon Kamen
Chairman & CEO
RadicalMedia

Tara Grace
SVP of Films, Miniseries and Cinemax
HBO

Jennifer Turner
SVP, U.S. Scripted Programming
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Celine Rattray
Co-Founder
Maven Pictures

Riva Marker
Founding Partner
Nine Stories Productions

Tory Metzger
President of Production
Levantine Films

Jennifer Fox
Writer / Director / Producer
THE TALE

Doug Schwalbe
SVP Coproduction
Dreamworks Animation Television

Tom Heller
Partner
Catch and Release Films

Joshua Blum
President & Founder
Washington Square Films

Stacey Rosenberg
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Craig Jones
Chief Commercial Officer
Movio

Peter Touche
Senior Investment Director
Ingenious

Pauline Piechota
SVP of Distribution
FilmNation Entertainment

Maria Zuckerman
Executive Vice President
Topic Studios

Dave Jesteadt
President
GKIDS

Rob Carney
VP International Sales
FilmNation Entertainment

Simone Pero
President and Founder
For Impact Productions

Lorna Lee Torres
Head of International Sales
Magnolia Pictures

Freddy Hernandez
Director of Business Development
Light Iron

Jenny Halper
Director, Production and Development
Maven Pictures

Elissa Federoff
EVP, Distribution
NEON Rated

Amy Hobby
Executive Director
Tribeca Film Institute

Jeffrey Wilk
VP, Innovation and Initiatives
Warner Bros.

Scott Veltri
President of Production
Assemble Media

Adam Brostoff
VP, Film & TV Operations
The Orchard

Mary Ellen Holden
New York Lead
Geena Davis Institute

Peter Cron
VP of Production
Likely Story

John Hadity
Executive Vice President
EP Financial Solutions

Joe Pirro
Head of Production
Symbolic Exchange

Evan Real
Associate Editor
The Hollywood Reporter

Deborah Acoca
First VP Entertainment Industries
East West Bank

Tyler DiNapoli
President of Marketing
Bleecker Street

Peter Newman
Associate Arts Professor and Academic Director
NYU Tisch School

Jesse Prupas
SVP Development and Distribution
Muse Entertainment

Jake Bauman
VP Literary Development
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ryan Heller
VP Film and Acquisitions
Topic Studios

Zachary Mortensen
Executive Producer and Founder
Ghost Robot

Jerry Li
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Visit Films

Kent Sanderson
President, Acquisitions & Ancillary Distribution
Bleecker Street

Andrew Rosen
Co-Founder
Aircraft Pictures

Almira Ravil
Head of International Distribution
Screen Media

Keith Wright
Director of Business Development
Google Analytics 360

Pulkit Datta
Independent Producer & Co-Founder
Kalakars

Tom Cunha
Founder and CEO
Brigade Marketing

Michael Hansen
Managing Director
Three Point Capital

Damon Lane
Producer
Next Wednesday Films

Mary Jane Skalski
Producer
Next Wednesday Films

Sarah Unger
VP Marketing Strategy, Trends and Insights
Viacom

Ola Bjorling
Executive Technical Director
Here Be Dragons

Terry Lawler
Executive Director
NYWIFT

Jonathan Whittaker
Co-Chair of Filmmaking and Virtual Reality Department
New York Film Academy

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Partners and Sponsors:

NYFC would like to thank the following organizations for their support and partnership:

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Sponsors have the opportunity to help shape the conversations, connect with the professionals participating in the Conference, and share their brand and capabilities with professionals from across New York. If your company is interested in playing a role in the New York Film Conference this year, we’d love to hear from you.



Venue:

The New York Film Conference takes place conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan.

W New York – Union Square

The 2019 New York Film Conference took place at the W New York – Union Sq. The 2020 New York Film Conference venue will be announced soon.

Transport

The conference venue is conveniently located near several major subway lines, including the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 and 6 lines.

Places To Stay

It’s New York City, there are plenty of places to stay! If you need assistance booking a hotel, please contact us and a member of our team will be glad to point you in the right direction.

FAQs:

Who participates in the New York Film Conference?2019-07-01T11:38:44-05:00

The participants of the New York Film Conference are leaders representing a range of roles from significant film and media companies. In addition to U.S. participants, other participants have come from countries including Thailand, India, Canada, The Netherlands, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Germany.

How do I nominate a speaker for the NYFC?2019-07-01T11:40:27-05:00

If you represented a qualified speaker and would like to submit a nomination on their behalf, you can email us at organizers@35.184.249.131 with any relevant supporting material and we will be glad to take your nomination into consideration.

Do you offer scholarships for registration?2019-10-11T16:07:11-05:00

Sorry, we do not offer registration scholarships at this time. We partner with a number of professional industry associations and offer discounts to their membership. If your association is recognized as a partner, please contact your point of contact at the respective organization.

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