Conscious Pitching, Creation & Distribution
October 6, 2019 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
|Michael Kuehnert is the Director of Acquisitions and Sales for Video Project, a documentary distributor based in San Francisco since 1983. In the last 6 years he has been honored to acquire, and work with filmmakers to distribute, nearly 100 high quality environmental and social cause documentaries. He’s the impact producer on the STRAWS film campaign, and has contributed to several doc film impact campaigns to date as a strategist and producer. As a filmmaker, he directed the award-winning documentary SAVE THE FARM, about activists’ 11th hour attempt to save the South Central Farm, the largest urban farm in America, featuring Daryl Hannah and Amy Smart (Netflix, The Doc Channel, PIVOT)|
|Ariel Zucker, Black Girl Poem|
I am the founder and Co-CEO of CNT Productions, a bi-coastal production company that creates opportunities for underrepresented voices on unfiltered platforms. Our comedy series and spoken word series were recently picked up for distribution on Unbossed TV’s Roku Channel. I have directed, produced and edited a great deal of our own content and manage our 30 team members on a daily basis.
|Robert Rippberger, Strive|
My website on the topic – www.cinemaofchange.com
|Dawn Fields, Her Mind In Pieces|
Dawn Fields is a multiple award-winning filmmaker with over twenty years in the film business with experience in development, acquisitions, crowdfunding, film finance and independent distribution. She recently returned from the Cannes Film Festival where she pitched her film projects to over thirty companies/individuals which resulted in seven distribution offers for the female-helmed anthology about mental illness, Her Mind In Pieces, and three greenlight offers for her feature film directorial debut, 13 Black Bird Ln. She also teaches online courses, webinars and seminars in film production and the art of pitching.
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