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All panels take place at FSP | WILLiFEST Central on Saturday, September 24, 2011
(For address and directions see Venues page)
 


 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Sound and the Fury: Music for TV & Film from Some of the Industry’s Best – From Sonic Branding to Creating the Mood

Learn from some of the industry’s best on how big of a role sound design, song writing and sound effects play in a film’s final production.  Frank Radice brings together a dynamic group of experts from movie producer/director Michael “Boogie” Pinckney to one of the best Foley artists in the world, to a talented musician/composer/editor/sound mixer to showcase a live demonstration on how sound and music played a critical role in the film“You’re Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You,” premiering at WILLiFEST, executive produced by Spike Lee.

Frank RadiceFrank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition 6 – Moderator

Frank is the Expert-In-Residence at Definition 6 and the Chief Marketing Officer of Locomotive Distribution, both WILLiFEST 2011 partners.

Frank joined Definition 6 from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (The Emmys), where he was President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to this, Frank served as Executive Vice President of Advertising and Promotion at NBC Universal's "NBC Agency", where he was responsible for NBC News and MSNBC, as well as NBC Entertainment programs, "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and "Last Call with Carson Daly."

Frank's 40-year career in network television spans executive positions at NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. As a journalist, he received two Columbia DuPont Awards and a national Emmy Award; as a marketing executive, he is the recipient of the TV Week Magazine/Promax "Campaign of Distinction" award, an inductee into the Promax "Hall of Fame" and was named a "Brand Builder of the Year" by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines.

Frank is also an award-winning composer and musician who has worked with David Foster. In 2006, he and his wife, Vida, co-wrote "Sam Katz on the Loose," a pop-up children's book illustrated by the world famous artist, Charles Fazzino, and published by Random House.

You can read more about him on his Wikipedia page.
 
 

Panelists:

Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist, C5Sound.com

Marko CostanzoWorking as a freelance foley artist for almost 30 years, Marko has had the opportunity to collaborate with many of the finest directors, sound designers, and foley editors in the industry. He’s made c5 his home since 1990 and has over 400 film credits under his belt.  Marko continues to work his magic for big budget feature films as well as independent projects with shoe-string budgets.   Whether it’s a child cowgirl tumbling backwards down a vine-covered cave into a pit of snakes, or the gentle flutter of a hummingbird’s wings as it navigates a marshy landscape, Marko’s passion for creating sound effects is available for you at c5’s massive prop-intensive foley stage.

 

Michael"Boogie" Pinckney, Founder and Managing Director, Black Noise Media

Michael "Boogie" PinckneyMichael "Boogie" Pinckney is the Founder and Managing Director of Black Noise Media, a full service production house based in New York City. Michael began his career 12 years ago under the tutelage of filmmaker Spike Lee and soon after joined The Director’s Guild of America. He has more than 10 years of experience as an assistant director on films, such as “The 25th Hour,” “7th Heaven,” “The Best Man,” “Law & Order,” “Inside Man,” and the academy award nominated film “Precious” in which he was nominated for a Directors Guild of America award.

 

Chad Curlow, Jr., Video Editor, Definition 6

Chad "Kotchy" Curlow, Jr.Chad "Kotchy" Curlow is a Drummer (The Epochs) turned Music Producer that landed as a Junior Video Editor at Definition 6.  He has released a few solo albums, collabs, and remixes for artists like Chuck D. and Eclectic Method, Tricky, Empire of the Sun, Fischerspooner, and more on labels such as Civil Music and Domino Records.  He's also produced original music and reworks for USA Network, Sci-fi Channel, Green Apple Music Festival, Big Dance Theater, Kyle Abraham, and others, including the film “You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You.”

 

 


 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Symposium: Distribution for Independent Production

Spearheaded by industry executives Gabriel Gornell and Colleen Seldin of Locomotive Distribution, Inc., this one-hour discussion will provide independent producers with a realistic understanding of how the global markets work, and how to best attract sales and distribution interest. Locomotive Distribution is a global sales and distribution company for film and television based in New York City.  Prior to launching Locomotive Distribution, Gabriel was an independent producer and creative director for entertainment and brand building and Colleen spent ten years as the head of international distribution for Miramax. This panel with feature special guests that will provide specific examples on how the markets work, determining the right platform for your project, and effective packaging.

Locomotive Distribution was founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Gabriel Gornell and Colleen Seldin.  Offering boutique attention to film and television clients by combining the strongest attributes of an international distribution company, a packaging agent, a brand identity firm, and a creative services studio, the company develops, produces and distributes films and television programming in a multitude of genres.  Locomotive’s 2011-2012 slate currently includes film projects: “You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You,” “Girl Walks into a Bar,” “Fear Clinic,” and “The Hot Potato” and for television: “Invention Inc.,” “Airshow,” “Sin City Mom,” and in live event programming “Shin Do Kumate.”

For more information: www.locomotivegroup.com.

 

Colleen Seldin, CEO, Locomotive Distribution

Colleen SeldinColleen is a true pro with an unrivaled background in studio operations and global distribution. Prior to joining Locomotive, Colleen spent ten years with Miramax Films (before and after the Disney acquisition), most recently as the Senior Vice President of International Distribution and Operations. In that capacity, Colleen developed and implemented the international release strategies for films including Academy and Golden Globe winners “There Will Be Blood,” “Cold Mountain,” “Finding Neverland,” “Chicago,”the ground-breaking “Sin City,” and “Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2.” These films alone grossed in excess of $1 billion on a worldwide basis. Additionally, Colleen successfully marketed and distributed the family co-viewing phenomenon Spy Kids franchise to a success of over $465 Million dollars in worldwide box office.

Under the Disney umbrella, Colleen was also responsible for creating and negotiating television output deals for existing, emerging and key strategic markets, as well as for international DVD and Blu-Ray releases including packaging, format, dating, content, bonus materials, and filmmaker approvals. And if that is not enough, Colleen also spent several years as the Vice President of International Finance and Operations for Miramax where she managed all of the core functions of the studio.

Her vast experience also includes previous roles in financial analysis for New Line Cinema, Sony Music Entertainment, and even a stint at the beauty brand Estee Lauder. Colleen has an MBA in finance and a BS in Accounting.

 

Gabriel Gornell, Chief Creative Officer, Locomotive Distribution

Gabriel GornellAt 39 years old, Gabriel is already a Sundance winner, Worldfest Gold winner (multiple times), Adweek Best Spots winner, and a featured artist at the MoMA.  The most recent TV series that he created “Battles BC” (2009) for History Channel received 3 out of 4 stars in People Magazine (3/16/09 issue), the most recent TV special that he created “Tyrannosaurus Sex” (2010) for Discovery Channel was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s top ten shows (3/06/10 issue) and over the years he has delivered the goods to The Rolling Stones, HBO, History, NBC, ESPN, Hallmark Entertainment, Discovery, National Geographic, and Marvel Entertainment.  Recent credits include Emmy Winner “Rome Engineering an Empire” (2005), HBO’s “The Wire” (2007),  “Senki” - an official Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film (2008), the acclaimed “Last Stand of the 300” (2007), “Journey to 10,000 BC” (2008), and “The Art of War” (2009).

In the branded space, Gabriel has creatively steered such brands as Mercedes-Benz, Godiva, E*Trade, Starbucks, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Big Red Chewing Gum, Canon, and Mudd Jeans to name a few.

In 2010, Gabriel collaborated with the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino at Foxwoods in the completion of a broadcast concert event celebrating Kenny Rogers' 50 Years in Entertainment starring Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, and Tim McGraw. This special aired with BBC Networks Internationally and on GAC (Scripps) in the US. Already in 2011, Gabriel pre-sold 12 episodes of the upcoming series "AirShow" to Discovery International for which Gabriel will act as an Executive Producer.  Gabriel also sold a new six episode series entitled "Invention, Inc." to Science Channel, for which Gabriel will also act as an Executive Producer. Currently Gabriel is collaborating with Spike Lee and Michael A. Pinckney as an Executive Producer in the production of a Hip Hop Horror movie entitled "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You," which is proudly premiering at the Williamsburg International Film Festival in September of 2011.

 


 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Filmmaker Panels: TBA

 

 

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