Here's a look at the panels from our 2016 Festival.
DEVELOPING AND SELLING SCRIPTS AND IDEAS
Producer Vinnie Hogan (Electric Nostalgia) moderated a panel about turning your ideas into cash and your scripts into a film or TV series, featuring Amy Borg (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs), Max Federman (Lionsgate, CryptTV), and Matt Payne (Vegas, Memphis Beat).
EDITING FILM AND TELEVISION
Oklahoma Film ICON Carol Littleton, the Oscar-nominated editor of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Body Heat, The Big Chill, and Silverado, spoke about her career and the art of editing with local editor Beau Leland (O, Brother!, Crazy Enough).
CASTING, AUDITIONING, AND ACTING
Oklahoma Film ICON Chris Freihofer (Breaking Bad) discussed the process of auditioning, acting, and developing careers in acting along with fellow actors Laura Spencer (The Big Bang Theory, Heartland), Beth Grant (Great Plains, Heartland), Tara Buck (Great Plains, True Blood), and Velinda Godfrey (Heartland).
DEVELOPING A VISUAL STYLE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Oklahoma Film ICON Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn) discussed how cinematographers develop a unique visual style with two of his former Oklahoma City University students, Jacob Leighton Burns (Electric Nostalgia) and Samuel Calvin (Great Plains).
DIRECTING AND PRODUCING FILMS
Oklahoma Film + Music Office Director Tava Sofsky (The Mask of Zorro) spoke with visiting filmmakers about the process of making a film, including Blake Pickens (The Land), Stephen Love (The Land), Blair Hayes (Great Plains), and Kristofer McNeeley (Great Plains).