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Sunday, October 28 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
DIY: Making Short Films, Web Series, and Micro-budget Movies

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With the advent of digital technologies, this truly is the era of DIY filmmaking. If you write the script, why not make the movie? For those interested in creating short films, micro-budget features, and/or web series, this panel comprised of screenwriters turned writer-directors will cover keys to financing, pre-production through post, marketing, navigating the festival circuit, and more.

This panel is presented by DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts.

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Scott Myers

writer K-9, Alaska, Trojan War; Assistant Professor, DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts
Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original content... Read More →

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James Choi

producer Made In China, Joint Body, Banana Season, Saint Frances; director Empty Space
James Choi is a prolific, award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of film industry experience in Los Angeles having worked in representation (Innovative Artists and The Firm), production (Sarkissian Productions, Rush Hour) and digital media (Ifilm.com/MTV Networks). James’ first... Read More →
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Anna Maria Hozian

writer/director Other People’s Children; writer Anchor Baby and Someday, Ohio
Anna Maria Hozian is the writer/director of the Other People's Children web series, which has been making its way around the world in over twenty festivals ranging from Rio to Bilboa to Melbourne to Seoul. Anna was also one of twelve women chosen for the inaugural year of the New... Read More →
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Gary Novak

writer Scott’s Dead; writer/director Sweet 16; director Angels with a Cause; producer Undocumented
Gary Novak is a producer, writer, and director with over thirty years of experience in the industry. His work includes commercials, documentaries, television series, and feature films. Projects include Scott’s Dead starring Michael Rooker, the award-winning documentary Angels with... Read More →
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Brad Riddell

writer American Pie: Band Camp, Crooked Arrows, Road Trip II, Slap Shot III, Other People’s Children, and Back to the Grind.
Brad Riddell has written four produced feature films for Hollywood studios including Paramount, MTV, and Universal. His first film, American Pie: Band Camp, remains one of the highest grossing live-action DVD releases in history, and is now syndicated on TBS. His most recent feature... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room presented by Roadmap Writers