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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Reality Bites: Surviving the Film Biz in Your 20s

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So you went to film school but you're not a filmmaker - now what? Hear from 5 young(ish) film nerds who navigated their way to interesting positions at interesting companies and organizations, working in criticism, programming, distribution, outreach, new media and sometimes even a little movie making...all before turning 30! After surviving the wear and tear of underwhelming internships, under paying entry level positions and mindless spread sheets, we found our way! We'll give tips on how to get ahead, being eager without conveying your desperation, and how to navigate big egos and pressure from higher ups. In this economy, only the tough (and crazy) survive.
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Kate Hurwitz

ExecCinetic Media
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Nicholas Kemp

Digital Content CoordFilm Society of Lincoln CenterNicholas creates, edits, and otherwise "coordinates" digital content for the Film Society of Lincoln Center—from video to blog posts to social media, from year-round programming to the New York Film Festival and New Directors/New... Read More →
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Dan Schoenbrun

Comm & Program CoordIFPDan lives and works in Brooklyn, where he helps manage the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) Emerging Narrative screenplay program, Independent Filmmaker Labs (for filmmakers in post-production on their first feature), Festival Forum (a community based... Read More →
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Farihah Zaman

Filmmaker/Film CriticFARIHAH ZAMAN began working in film as a Programmer for the Film South Asia documentary film festival before moving to New York in 2005, where she was the Acquisitions Manager at independent film distribution company Magnolia Pictures. In 2008 she coordinated... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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