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The 2005 Women In Film & Television International Summit


WIFTI SUMMIT Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, 2005
Park Hyatt - Los Angeles

A WIFTI Summit traditionally takes place every two years in various locations around the world. Previous summits have been held in Los Angeles, London, Jamaica and Auckland, New Zealand. Now, by popular demand, it's back to Los Angeles and we intend to make it the biggest and most energetic summit yet! The Summit dates are Saturday, Oct. 29, through Tuesday, Nov. 1,2005.

The Summit has been set to immediately proceed the American Film Market (AFM,) which runs Nov. 2, through Nov. 9. The Summit will be held at the beautiful Park Hyatt Los Angeles located in Century City. Click here to visit our website for more information. The cut-off date for discounted hotel reservations is October 5, 2005. Reservation requests received after that date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. (See below for hotel reservation information)

Women In Film would like to thank our sponsors of The 2005 WIFTI Summit: Widget Post Production ▪ Entertainment Partners ▪ General Motors ▪ Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP ▪ Film Finance ▪ Morgan Stanley ▪ Loeb & Loeb ▪ Hollywood Reporter ▪ Daily Variety ▪ Ascent Media



Directing Feature Films
Martha Coolidge, Material Girls, The Prince & Me, Rambling Rose
Betty Thomas, John Tucker Must die, Private Parts, Doctor Dolittle, 28 Days

Producing Television & Film
Diane English, Creator of Murphy Brown
Ilene Kahn Power, Kahn Power Pictures, Elvis, Gia, Traffic
Vibeke Windeloev, Washington, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark
Guest Panelist
Lucy Lawless, Zena

Episodic TV
Julia Franz, Executive Vice President, Touchstone TV
Odetta Watkins, Vice President, Warner Bros Television
Chris Selak, Senior Vice President, John Wells Productions
Lillah McCarthy, Series Consultant, TNT
Kelly Goode, Vice President, Series, Lifetime TV
Kelly Edwards, Producer, Drama Series, UPN
Samie Falvey, Vice President, comedy Development, FOX TV
Kelly Goode, Vice President, Series, Lifetime TV

Nuts and Bolts of Post-Production:
Anne V. Coates, Academy Award Winning Editor Taking Lives, Unfaithful, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Lawrence of Arabia,
Rebekah Rudd, Sr. VP Post Production, Spyglass Entertainment

Producing Television & Film:
Barbara Boyle, Producer Phenomenon, Instinct, Bottle Rocket

Never Dine Alone – How to Network Effectively with Keith Ferrazzi, Author of Never Dine Alone

Pitching: How to Sell Your TV or Film Project to Hollywood
Pat Quinn, Literary Agent, Innovative Artists and Barbara Rubin Esq., Entertainment Lawyer, Law Offices of Barbara Rubin.

International & Domestic Distribution for Film & Television
Michael Werner, Chairman, Fortissimo Films, Hong Kong
Bobby Myers, President, Myers Film Entertainment, Rep for Roadshow, Australia
Pamela Pickering, Dino DeLaurentis Productions, former Chairman of AFMA.
Marion Edwards, Vice President, International TV, Fox Television
Paula Silver, President, Beyond the Box

Writing for Film and Television:
Jack Amiel, Writer, Raising Helen, The Prince and Me
CeCe Koplin, Ghost Writer

Programming Film Festivals:
Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival,
Eleonora Granata, Venice Film Festival,
Christian Gaines, AFI Film Festival,
Craig Emanuel, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
Plus representation from Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals.
Intellectual Property/Copyright
Mark Litwak, Mark Litwak & Associates
Steven Rubenstein, Rubenstein Law Offices

Roadmap for Independent Productions
Barbara Hall, Independent Producer, Good Night & Good Luck, Ray, I am Sam
Marion Speigelmen, Senior VP Business Affairs, Film Finances Inc.
Susan Muir, Vice President Production, Film Finances Inc.
Paula Schmit, Vice President, Film Finances Inc.

Joy Fehily, PMK/HBH

Producing Reality Television
Margie Friedman, VP of Development Kaos Entertainment

Pauline Heaton, Underwater cinematographer, After The Storm, Lake Placid, Dark Angel
Amy Vincent, Hustle & flow, Campus Confidential
Mairi Gunn, Gravity and Grace, Kubla Khan, Donuts for Breakfast

Visual Effects and the World of Tomorrow:
Jeff Okun, VP of VES Executive Committee Elizabethtown, Fantastic Four
Paul Lombardi, Man of the House, Soul Plane, Bad Santa
Annie Putnam, Looney Tunes, Doctor Dolittle
Karen Murphy, Vice President Visual Effects, Fox Studios

The Art of Creating and Editing Sound
Victoria Rose Sampson, Supervising Sound Editor
Solange Schwalbe, Supervising Sound Editor and Foley Supervisor
Bobbi Banks, President, Motion Pictures Sound Editors
Anne-Marie Slack, Owner, Widget Post Production Off the Lip, Baadassss!

Gay & Lesbian Programming
Paul Colichman, Chairman of Regent Entertainment and Founder & CEO of here!
Eileen Opatut, SVP, Original Programming, Logo
Ilene Chaiken, Producer The L Word

Paul Hagger, Senior VP of Post Production, Paramount
Anne V. Coates, Academy Award Winning Editor Taking Lives, Unfaithful, Our of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Lawrence of Arabia, Claire O’Brien, Collateral
Robyn-Alain Feldman, Retirement, The Virgin of Juarez

Agents and Managers-Navigating the System
Marion Rosenberg, The Marion Rosenberg Office
Iris Grossman, Agent ICM
Marti Blumenthal, Partner and co-owner of Ampersand Management Group, Nicole David, Agent

Film with a Social Conscience
Mark Harris, Executive Producer Crash

Co-Productions, Domestic and International
Rebecca Segal, Senior Vice President Sky Networks
Susan Williams, Loeb & Loeb
Kris Sofley, Editorial Director, C21 Media

The Hollywood Gossip Machine
James Ulmer, Journalist, Premiere Magazine, BBC.Creator of “The Ulmer Scale”.
A representative from People Magazine

Financing Films
Patty Mayer, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Jessica Algazi, HighView Media
Jenny Dongo Sampson, Union Bank
John Zabel, Media Finance Structures
Ann-Kristin Westerberg, Senior VP, International Division, A.B. Svensk

Legacy Film Archives/Film Archives/Preservation
Ilene Kahn Power, Producer, Kahn Power Pictures. Elvis, Traffic, Gia Dorothea Petrie, Producer, The Face on The Milk Carton, The Song of the Lark Jennifer Wollan, Women’s Preservation Fund.
Marcie Setlow, Setlow Media, Inc.

Sales Agents – International Sales
Mimi Tseng, Vice President, Summit Entertainment
Marcy Rubin, SVP, International Distribution
David Glasser, Vice President, Syndicate Films
Lew Horwitz, President, Horwitz Entertainment Financial Services, Inc.
Lisa Wilson, President, New Hyde International

Social Issue Filmmaking: Make a Profit and a Difference:
Ricky Strauss, President Participant Films, Truce, Goodnight and Goodluck Patricia Cardosa, Director Real Women Have Curves

Tax Incentives Film/TV International:
Stephen Saltzman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb

Women In Industry:
Martha Lauzen
Mette Knudsen

Location Focus- India:
Shonali Bose