Toward an Indie Film Industry that Survives and Thrives

Reinvent Hollywood

The Reinvent Hollywood series has wrapped and it’s clear that now is a crucial time for the film biz.
In the six episodes now available on Fandor, Ted Hope has gathered independent film industry influencers together to lay the groundwork for a system that works creatively, legally and monetarily from every corner, asking:

If we could redesign the film industry into the best possible system for the artists, the audience and the business, what would it look like?

Part good-natured debate, part interactive think tank and part dream conference panel, each episode of Reinvent Hollywood took place in an open Google Hangout, with dialogue spilling over into Twitter (using #reinventors). Full-length videos offer a 90-minute deep dive into the subject, and the recaps present condensed highlights from the roundtables. Each finds  the anchor and participants bringing a spectrum of views and experience to bear on tackling a different piece of the independent film industry. Take a look at the topics and take a crash course in the future of Indie Film on Fandor!

The Form: As feature film loses its dominant position, what will follow?

Anchor:
Tiffany-Shlain
Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards

Participants:
Karim-AhmadLance-WeilerLiz-Rosenthalmichel-reilhacpete
Karim AhmadSenior Digital Content Strategist at ITVS, Lance WeilerWriter, director, experience designer, Liz RosenthalFounder & CEO of Power to the Pixel, Michel ReilhacStory architect, experience designer, Peter LeydenFounder of Reinventors & Host of the Reinvent America series

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The Artists: How do we enable the most diverse range of artists and creative work in a globalized marketplace?

Anchor:
Austin-Kleon
Austin KleonWriter & artist

Participants:
Ritesh_BatraMelissa-SilversteinPaul-SchraderScott-FoundasMynette-Louie
Ritesh BatraWriter & director (The Lunchbox), Melissa SilversteinFounder & editor of Women and Hollywood, Paul SchraderScreenwriter & film director, Scott Foundas, Chief film critic at Variety, Mynette Louie, President at Gamechanger Films & independent film producer
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The Audience: How will audiences and their involvement with cinema evolve with increased digital access – from crowdfunding to social engagement?

Anchor:
anne-thompson
Anne ThompsonFounder & Editor-in-Chief of Thompson on Hollywood

Participants:
Ivan-AskwithGillian-RobespierreTim-LeagueMarc-SchillerSheri-Candler
Ivan AskwithAssociate Producer for Veronica Mars (film), Gillian RobespierreWriter & Director of OBVIOUS CHILD, Tim LeagueCEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas & Drafthouse Films, Marc SchillerCEO & Founder of BOND Strategy, Sheri Candler, Director of Digital Marketing Strategy at The Film Collaborative

The Business: What are the most promising business models for better serving artists, audiences, and society?
Anchor:
Sharon-Waxman
Sharon WaxmanCEO & Editor-in-Chief of TheWrap
Participants:
Bob-GarfieldFranklin-LeonardGlen-BasnerMaryJane-SkalskiSanjay-Sharmanicole-boyer-3
Bob GarfieldCo-host of NPR’s On The Media & Columnist for MediaPost, Franklin LeonardFounder & CEO of the Black List, Glen Basner, CEO of FilmNation Entertainment, Mary Jane SkalskiProducer at Next Wednesday Films, Sanjay SharmaMedia Executive & Digital Content Veteran, Nicole BoyerDirector of Process Design at Reinventors & foresight specialist
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The Festivals, Schools, & Non-Profits: How may non-profits, film schools, and festivals fill the critical gaps in an emerging new system?
Anchor:
Keri-Putnam
Keri PutnamExecutive Director of the Sundance Institute
Participants:
Joana-VicenteCameron-BaileyRuby-LernerGamila-YlstraIra-Deutchmannicole-boyer-3
Joana VicenteExecutive Director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Ruby LernerFounding President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, Gamila YlstraCEO of Binger Filmlab, Ira DeutchmanManaging Partner of Emerging Pictures & Chair of the Film Program at Columbia University, Nicole BoyerDirector of Process Design at Reinventors & foresight specialist

The Rules of the Game: What rules of the game need to change for a sustainable new system to emerge? How should we prioritize them?
Anchor:
John-Powers
John PowersFilm Critic for Vogue & Critic-At-Large on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Participants:
Michael-DonaldsonMarvin-AmmoriCorynne-McSherryKirby-Fergusonpete
Michael DonaldsonEntertainment Attorney at Donaldson + Callif, LLP, Marvin AmmoriLawyer, activist & thought leader in Internet law, Corynne McSherry
Intellectual Property Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kirby Ferguson
Filmmaker, writer & speaker, Peter LeydenFounder of Reinventors & Host of the Reinvent America series

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