2021 – 2022 Dates to Be Announced

New York

Film Conference

Film, TV and Media Professionals Coming Together to Connect and Share Ideas

Connect. Learn. Inspire.

Since 2016, the New York Film Conference has brought together hundreds of leaders from across the entertainment industry to discuss experiences and share their insight into trends facing the film, TV and digital media industries. 

2020 was a challenging year for everyone across the globe, and a year filled with uncertainty for the film and TV industry. 

While we couldn’t gather together in a large setting last year as we could in previous years, we welcomed the chance to connect with industry leaders via small, virtual gatherings and strategy meetings. It was inspiring to learn how so many of you were able to triumph against devastating personal and professional challenges.

There is much to be optimistic about in 2021, and we hope to be able to meet together in-person again soon. However the safety and well-being of all those who travel from around the globe to gather for the NYFC is the number one priority.

As soon as we are able to confirm another large, in-person gathering we will. In the meantime, we will continue to host small gatherings of industry leaders to discuss how to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow, and ensure the creation of meaningful works and art is able to continue, and to help entertain and inspire people around the world. 

STAY IN THE KNOW

Register your email address to receive developments on this year’s program.

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PRIOR SPEAKERS

The NYFC would like to thank everyone who has lended their insight to the program, including:

Jennifer Fox
Writer, Director

Michael Shannon
Actor, Musician

Tim Story
Film Director
The Story Co

Abigail Disney
President and CEO
Fork Films

Ice-T
Actor, Musician

Cathy Schulman
CEO / President
Welle Entertainment

Lorrie Bartlett
Head of Talent
ICM Partners

Andrew Karpen
Founder & CEO
Bleecker Street

Jon Kamen
Chairman & CEO
Radical Media

Celine Rattray
Partner
Maven Pictures

Anjali Sud
CEO
Vimeo

Milan Popelka
COO
FilmNation

River Marker
Founding Partner
Nine Stories Prod.

Dave Jesteadt
President
GKIDS

Oren Katzeff
President
Condé Nast Ent

Tara Grace
SVP
HBO Films

Doug Schwalbe
SVP Co-Production
DreamWorks

Elissa Federoff
EVP 
NEON

Peter Touche
Head of Film
Ingenious

John Hadity
EVP
EP Financial

Peter Newman
Professor
NYU, Tisch

Jennifer Turner
SVP, Scripted
Sony Pictures

Sarah Unger
VP Marketing
Viacom

Michael Hansen
COO
Three Point Capital

Tyler DiNapoli
Pres, Marketing
Bleecker Street

Keith Wright
Dir. Business Dev.
Google

Jesse Prupas
VP, Distribution
Muse Entertainment

Megan Marquis
VP Operations
Light Iron

Christian Monti
COO
Cinelytic

Jenny Halper
EVP
Maven Pictures

Jeff Wilk
SVP, Distribution
Warner Bros.

Evan Real
Reporter
THR

Ryan Heller
SVP, Film
Topic Studios

Adam Brostoff
SVP
The Orchard

Amy Hobby
Founder
Tangerine Ent

Zach Mortensen
Partner
Ghost Robot

Joe Pirro
Head of Prod.
Symbolic Exchange

Jake Bauman
VP Development
Sony Pictures

Mary Jane Skalski
Partner
Next Wed Films

Terry Lawler
Exec Director
NYWIFT

Damon Lane
Partner
Next Wed Films

Tom Cunha
CEO
Brigade Marketing

Organizations that have participated in the NYFC:

A24

Amazon Studios

BBC Films

Bleecker Street Entertainment

Catch and Release

Conde Nast Entertainment

FilmNation Entertainment

First Look Media

G-Kids Media

Hogan Lovells

Hollywood Reporter

ICM Partners

Ingenious Media

Light Iron

Likely Story

Maven Pictures

Muse Entertainment

NEON Rated

Netflix

Nine Stories Productions

Panavision

Radical Media

Sony Pictures

Viacom

Vice Media

Vimeo

WarnerBros Studios

Washington Square Films

Welle Entertainment

DISCUSSION TOPICS

The following conversations and panel discussions have taken place at the NYFC:

The Future of the Independent Film Industry
Strategy Behind Feature Films, TV/Series and New Media
Distribution Trends – Considering Digital vs Traditional Options
The Social and Economic Impact of Diverse Representation in Film
State of Investment and Perspective from Financiers and Investors
Identifying or Preparing Films for Acquisition and Distribution
International Co-Productions and Creating a Global Reach
Leveraging IP to Create Film and TV Series at a Global Enterprise
Overcoming Technical and Creative Challenges during Production
Trends in International Sales
Case Studies on Linking Creative with Business

REGISTRATION

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the surrounding health and safety risks, we’re still exploring the likelihood of a large gathering in 2021. In the meantime we will continue to host small working groups and strategy sessions. Register your email to keep up to date on developments.

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PARTNERS

The NYFC would like to thank the following organizations for their support and partnership of the program over the years:

CONTACT US

Please use the below form if you would like to contact us or to discuss becoming involved in a future program.

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