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IFP Week 2019 - Weekday Strands: “Inspired By”

$40

Free for IFP Week Industry & Filmmaker Badge holders

September 18, 2019 Wednesday, 12:00 pm

A selection of panels spotlighting the process of adapting literary works and biographical stories to film and television.

IFP Week, now in its 41st year, is a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP) is the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. The Center will host an afternoon of panel discussions for indie filmmakers.

12:00 – 12:45pm
Based On a True Story: Harriet 
A process oriented conversation with “Harriet” director Kasi Lemmons discussing and celebrating the films creative achievements. This intimate one-on-one conversation will explore the projects inspiration and development, the process of writing a script based on a historical figure, details on the production, and insight into the distribution process and anticipated release while also examining the subject, themes, casting, and Kasi’s personal experience working on the project.

12:45 – 1:30pm
A Guide to Recognizing Your Options
In the age of peak content, when Netflix is winning Oscars and brands like Apple and AT&T have expanded to create and distribute films and television shows, the race for quality content is well underway. As literary material becomes more sought after than ever before, the landscape of optioning book rights is evolving along with it. This conversation will examine the traditional process of securing the rights to written works and how that system has been upended in recent years to meet the demand for content.

1:30 – 2:15pm
Write, Adapt, Repeat
Hollywood is always in search of a great untold story; often times relying on written works to serve as the source material and inspiration for the next hit film or television series. This panel will examine the creative process of adapting projects from page to screen, from optioning rights to the role of literary scouts to screenwriting and character development, production and beyond. What are the advantages and challenges and how can a visual medium elevate the words?

Harriet - 12pm - Carla Cain-Walther