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Saturday, April 16
 

9:45am

Beyond Tradition: Innovations in Storytelling from Cross Platform and Transmedia Development
Beyond Tradition: Innovations in Storytelling For Cross-Platform & Transmedia Development

With transmedia and cross-platform development rapidly becoming buzzwords and goals for producers of storytelling content, there is the need to bette...

Saturday April 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:16am
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

9:45am

Stage 18: Surviving the Grind: Living the Lifestyle as an Entertainment Entrepreneur
Whether you’re in music, film, or the arts, living the lifestyle of an entrepreneur is never easy. Late nights, long hours, irregular schedules, and the constant search for a paycheck always keeps you on your toes. So, how do you do it? How do y...

Saturday April 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:16am
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

10:50am

Artist Development in the Digital Age
Moderator: Greg Corner

Greg Corner is a Chicago based DJ, bass player, event producer, music programmer and artist consultant best known for his ability to throw successful events and spin eclectic music that people of all bac...

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

10:50am

Composing Interactive Music For Video Games
Moderator: TBD

Panelists:

Mathieu Lavoie

Mathieu Lavoie is a composer, sound designer and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). H...

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
Emporium-Logan Square

10:50am

Constructive Feedback for Filmmakers (and other artists too!): How to ask for it and what to do with it. Hosted by IFP Chicago
Every Artist has to learn how to get feedback that actually helps their project, not just their ego. This interactive workshop teaches participants how to ask for and give constructive creative input at two critical stages of filmmaking: the script an...

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

10:50am

Hidden Histories: Enacting Social Justice Through Creative Storytelling Platforms
Hidden Histories is a panel dedicated to discussing how three very different and unique projects use creative media platforms to bring social justice issues to light. Each panelist employs multifaceted media strategies to raise awareness in a unique a...

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
The Whistler 2421 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

10:50am

MUSIC LICENSING NOW - The new way to break artists or the only way? Hosted by Minty Fresh
Is licensing for film the only way to break a band now? Traditional means are slow or dead or dying, and panelists discuss what’s becoming a great commercial upheaval where corporations, music, and tv producers hold more power over the music ind...

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:50am - 11:26am
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

11:55am

Facing the Media Arts Industry: The Next Wave
In a world where constant innovation is required to produce change, collaboration is essential for any and all creative endeavors. It's a model that values ambition and above all else, a highly effective network of relationships. For years, Incubators...

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
The Whistler 2421 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

11:55am

MIDWAY: HIP HOP ROOTS IN CHICAGO
A small group of Chicago hip­hop legends sit down with moderator Teefa and Ryan Brockmeier, director of the upcoming documentary film and archival project Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip­Hop for a conversation on the past, present and future ...

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

11:55am

New Music App Sessions
Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is a technologist working at the intersection of art,science and technology. Stephen pursued live performance as aDJ and musician and tinkered with radio broadcast technologies with likeminded c...

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
Emporium-Logan Square

11:55am

Producing for Film, TV and the Web - Legal and Production Surprises and How to Prepare Yourself Before you Shoot. Hosted by Leavens, Strand & Glover.
Moderator:  Jed Enlow

Jed Enlow is “Of Counsel” at Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC.  Currently, Jed serves as the Production Attorney for the Steve Harvey daytime television talk show, where he handles ...

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

Producing the Music of EMPIRE
Periscope Post and Audio is responsible for 100% of the music for Fox's "EMPIRE". As a result of our successful and well documented work on television's biggest hit, we'd like to take the time to discuss what goes in to producing music for TV with so ...

Saturday April 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:09pm
Emporium-Logan Square

1:40pm

CFM: Grants for Filmmakers. Hosted by Chicago Filmmakers
This panel will focus on grant funds available for local film and digital video makers. Representatives from private and governmental funding agencies will talk about what kinds of projects they fund and how to apply. They will also offer insights int...

Saturday April 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

Financial Responsibilites in the Music and Entertainment Industry. Hosted by Jammber
Moderator: Ryan Shand

Moderator: Eric Diltz

Josh Kaplan

Chicago-based business lawyer and partner at Troglia Kaplan Holzman (TKH) LLC. Kaplan is the founder of Lawyer 4 Musicia...

Saturday April 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

Trends in Virtual Reality Storytelling
We will explore the future direction of how virtual reality will be used as a new narrative medium within the movie and music industry. This discussion will touch on how VR is being used today, predictions on what it will become in the near future and...

Saturday April 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2:45pm

Booking Bands: Tools to Move from the Basement to the World
Moderator: Josh Chicoine

Tao Fei

Tao Fei is the Executive Producer of POP Montreal. Our main event is a five­day music and arts festival presenting 450 bands and 150 multidisciplinary artists (visu...

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

2:45pm

How Do Artists Take Advantage of the Expanding World of Video?
Urban Video content site 247HH.com hosts a panel of how the new expanding world of video is impacting artists. ;Everything in the digital world is going to video, 90% of what people are going to be consuming on their mobile device, tablet, and compute...

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
The Whistler 2421 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

2:45pm

IDEO: Future of the Midwest
Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson’s fascination with emerging technology and culture started at the age of eight when he began programming his first computer, a Commodore Pet. Now he carries a cellphone which has four millio...

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2:45pm

Shelly Yakus and Jim Tullio
The Tools You Need! Discover how to produce music, get great sounds & mix (even in your home studio), that will compete with your favorite records. Featuring the incomparable Jim Tullio & Shelly Yakus.

Shelly Yakus
...

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
Emporium-Logan Square

2:45pm

WIF: LGBTQ Perspectives on Cinema: The Current State of LGBT Filmmakers and Allies in Cinema. Hosted by Women in Film
Moderator: Oriana Oppice 

Born in Sicily and raised in Chicago, Oriana is a director, producer, and actor. Recent award-winning films include “Lobster fra Diavolo,” “Camp Belvidere” and “Lost...

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647
 
Sunday, April 17
 

9:45am

Adding Color to the Mix: Minority Women In Film. Creative Cypher / LiveBold Consulting Inc.
"Our findings demonstrate that women appear very infrequently behind the camera, but women of color are nearly invisible," said researcher Katherine Pieper.So, how do these rare unicorns actually make it?  What does the bigger picture of film and...

Sunday April 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:10am
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

9:45am

Drones and Required Licensing for new Film Technologies. Hosted by Leavens, Strand & Glover
Moderator: Travis Life, Attorney at Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC

Travis Life is an attorney at the entertainment, media and intellectual property law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC in Chicago. Travis represents ar...

Sunday April 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:16am
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

9:45am

Enabling a Diverse, Inclusive Technology Culture in Chicago
Technology has had immense effects in the past two decades on society and the way we live. From efficiencies in business to leaps in productivity and human connection, it has impacted traditional institutions, cultural moors, and displaced many others...

Sunday April 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:16am
Emporium-Logan Square

9:45am

In the Audition Room - What Casting Directors Look For. Hosted by CAFM (Chicago Acting in Film Meetup)
Whether it’s Commercial, Theater, TV, Film, or you just love to act and are compelled to work tirelessly in the efforts you engage in. If you’ve asked yourself what is needed in your acting career to excel in the presence of Casting Direct...

Sunday April 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:16am
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

10:50am

“Ouch! Common Mistakes Made by Developing Artists and How Best to Avoid Them.”
Many artists are so focused on making it to the “next level” that they frequently forget to tackle some of the most important aspects of their business before it is too late. This panel combines the experience of Jeff Becker (Chair, Swanso...

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:50am - 11:12am
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

10:50am

Creative Independence: Finding our Space in Time. Hosted by Startup Grind
Fireside Chat w/Charles Adler

Moderator: Tom Denison, Startup Grind, SmartHealth

My passion is mentoring, advising, funding and founding tech and biotech startups. I have engaged with 200+ startups, at all stages, from...

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
Emporium-Logan Square

10:50am

Cultivating the Creative Arts Economy. Hosted by Stage 18
Moderator: Angie Gaffney, Entrepreneur Co­Founder of Stage 18

A graduate of Chicago’s own DePaul University, Angie Gaffney is an award­winning producer,
speaker, and entrepreneur with experience in film, te...

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

10:50am

Storytelling as Scenebuilding: Tips and Lessons from Latin Music and Musicians
Storytelling is more than a buzz word. It’s an approach that short-circuits the often vacuous marketing-speak that we culture makers and chroniclers fall back on to describe the art we love. We’ll look at how Latino-heritage artists, journ...

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:50am - 11:21am
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

11:55am

Smart Art: Recognizing Art as Business

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:55am - 12:17pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

11:55am

Curating Music: How Filmmakers Integrate Already-Made Music Into Their Films; Licensing; Working with Rock Stars; the Editing Process. Hosted by Women In Film
We discuss how filmmakers choose already-recorded music, ranging from stock music to top hits. We’ll also look at the licensing process, working directly with musicians vs. their managers, and the Editing Process when it comes to integrating the...

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

11:55am

SPEED DATING MUSIC EVENT. HOSTED BY 2112
Participants:

Jeff Becker, Swanson, Martin, and Bell

Jeff McClusky, Jeff McClusky & Associates

Martin Atkins, Invisible Records/Tour: Smart

Bruce Krippner, ...

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
Emporium-Logan Square

11:55am

Vello Virkhaus: 3D Mapping the Live World
Moderator: Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is a technologist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Stephen pursued live performance as a DJ and musician and tinkered with radio broadcast technologies with...

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:55am - 12:26pm
Emporium-Logan Square

11:55am

Caution Before Signing: Red Flags in Entertainment Contracts. Hosted by Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
So your band is taking off, now what? Before you sign anything, make sure you know what the contract says. For example, your Band Agreement determines: the structure of the band, its decision making process, division of costs and profits, leaving memb...

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:55am - 12:30pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

Art and the Art of Raising Money: Funding Creative Ventures
How do artists and entrepreneurs fund their creative ventures? Should you bootstrap, rely on family and friends, or seek outside investors? And what are investors looking for? Please join entrepreneur and musician Justin Sinkovich, film producer and f...

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:02pm
Emporium-Logan Square

1:40pm

Kartemquin: Film Scoring Workshop with Joshua Abrams and Dinesh Sabu. Hosted by Kartemquin
Documentary director Dinesh Sabu and film composer Joshua Abrams offer an inside look at the scoring process behind their collaboration on the forthcoming documentary feature Unbroken Glass.  The film follows Dinesh as he unravels a troubled fami...

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

Music Tech Elevator Pitch Session
Chicago is quickly becoming a hotbed for music technology.  This is your chance to get a pulse check on the music tech startup scene as we spotlight a number of local founders.

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Panelist:

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

1:40pm

NORM WINER IN CONVERSATION
For over 30 years Norm Winer has been at the forefront of radio programming in the Midwest. His experience in the rock world has no parallel and in this discussion with current XRT DJ Ryan Arnold sits with Norm to talk about his life in music, the peo...

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
Emporium-Logan Square

1:40pm

The Evolution of Audio: Why Radio Personalities Are Doubling Down on Podcasting
This panel examines the evolution of audio entertainment, from personalities who have successfully transitioned from traditional media to podcasting.

Moderator: James VanOsdol

Abe Kanan

Abe Kan...

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:11pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2:45pm

'We’re Not Really Here” - A Conversation With Film Composers. Hosted by Columbia College Chicago Music Department
What can music actually contribute to a film? When is the absence of music more powerful than music could ever be? When is the best time to bring a composer onto a film? And how the hell *do* you talk about music?!? Just a few of the questions we&rsqu...

Sunday April 17, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,IL 60647

2:45pm

EARS: Music Mixing Demolition Derby
Your recorded music constructively critiqued by award winning pros!!! Shelly Yakus, Jim Tullio and an award winning EARS panel! Be anonymous or not, but bring the recording you want constructively critiqued on a CD or thumb drive.

Shel...

Sunday April 17, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2:45pm

Music: Monetization & Engagement
Moderator: Mitchell Posada

Tom Giles

Tom is the founder of StageBloc, a direct to fan platform and artist network that was recently acquired by Fullscreen and rebranded to Fullscreen Direct and is curr...

Sunday April 17, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
The Radler 2375 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,IL 60647

2:45pm

The Art of the Pitch: Know Your Audience | Know Your Project | Know Your Ask. Hosted by IFP Chicago
It doesn't matter what part of the process you are at, filmmakers are always pitching someone: investors, actors, programmers, distributors. Your pitch can make or break your film. Learn the essentials elements of a pitch by watching two Chicago-based...

Sunday April 17, 2016 2:45pm - 3:16pm
East Room 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.