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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mentors: Publicity

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Do you need a publicist? Maybe so, and maybe no. Come get some hands-on information about the modern role of the PR person, and how that impacts filmmakers today.
Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
To sign up for a session with Brandy Fons: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/159
To sign up for a session with Cynthia Swartz: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/86
To sign up for a session with David Magdael: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/158
To sign up for a session with Matt Johnstone: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/223
To sign up for a session with Mickey Cottrell: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/245
To sign up for a session with Rene Ridinger: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/57
To sign up for a session with Sylvia Desrochers: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/224
To sign up for a session with Weiman Seid: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/60
View official listing on sxsw.com

Speakers
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Mickey Cottrell

Owner/PublicistInclusive PrIn over 30 years as a publicist, Mickey Cottrell has become a specialist in filmmakers’ publicity, playing an instrumental role in launching the directing careers of Phillip Noyce, Gus Van Sant, Bryan Singer and David Gordon Green and more recently, Jonathan... Read More →
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Sylvia Desrochers

JIMI: All Is By My SideSylvia Desrochers, President and Founder of Big Time PR & Marketing, has worked with some of the most celebrated filmmakers in Hollywood, including: John Ridley (12 Years a Slave and All Is By My Side), Ross Katz, Freida Mock, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron... Read More →
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Brandy Fons

Fons PRBrandy Fons is the co-owner of Fons PR along with her husband Ryan Fons. She has over 14 years of experience working in film and entertainment publicity.
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Guido Gotz

Account SupervisorMPRMGuido Götz has been with MPRM Communications since 2008. His strategic expertise, strong relationships and passion for movies provide the company with a seasoned industry professional with over ten years of experience in arts and film publicity in London, New... Read More →
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Matt Johnstone

PublicistMatt Johnstone Publicity
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David Magdael

Pres/OwnerDavid Magdael & Associates IncDAVID MAGDAEL, President - DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES, INC.
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Rene Ridinger

VP, EntMPRM Communications
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Weiman Seid

Fat DotWeiman Seid is the founder and Principal of FAT DOT, the New York-based consultancy firm founded in 2004. FAT DOT offers marketing and publicity strategy consultation for clients that include corporations, films, festivals and individuals. His clients include actor Sissy Spacek... Read More →
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Cynthia Swartz

PresStrategy PR/Consulting


Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St