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The 34th Hemispheric Congress and its MMFM (Miami Media and Film Market) Proudly Welcome Film Florida and Our State’s Film & Entertainment Industry May 20-23, 2013 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida All meetings & events will be held at the Council Center of the Americas Building

A series of events, meetings, interactive workshops, informal panels and networking receptions designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry in Florida and what’s happening in the international arena.

Including an inter-active conversation with Matthew Stein. Top Industry Producer formerly with Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company and;

An International Finance Forum

Pitch your product or idea industry experts will be on hand.

MMFM Participants and Public are welcomed to attend the Film Florida Meetings and observe how Florida’s Entertainment Industry Works.

Monday, May 20, 2013 9:00-12:00pm/Film Commission Council (9-12pm) Merrick Amphitheater

Council Meetings (9am-11am)

Industry /Labor Council Meeting (9-11am)

Bowman Room

Association Council Meeting (9:00am-11:00am)

Tuttle Room

Education Committee Meeting (11am-12pm)


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Tuttle Room

12:15-1:30pm Film Florida Lunch Luncheon at Cascade poolside restaurant $20 per person, RSVP required to Angel Stroll angelstroll@gmail.com

1:30pm-3:00pm Marketing Committee Merrick Amphitheater

3:00pm-5:00pm Legislative Wrap-Up Merrick Amphitheater

6:00pm-8:00pm 34th Hemispheric Congress Welcome Reception CC Ballroom

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting/Open Discussion Bowman Room

12:00pm-1:00pm Networking

1:00- 3:00pm Hosted by CAMACOL 34th Hemispheric Congress Luncheon Danielson Gallery (Space is limited to 30 guests) RSVP Required to Angel Stroll angelstroll@gmail.com


3:00pm-4:30pm “International Co-productions and Creative Financing. Thinking Outside the Box.” Merrick Amphitheater

Moderated by: Joe Monagle

Panelists •

Alexander Schust, Financial and Strategic Consulting rmc median + creative consult/GermanFilmFinance.com – Wuppertal, Germany

Matthew C. Waldron, Vice Consul Trade & Investment/UK

Peter Xiao, Vice President China/Hollywood Coordinator

Joe Chi, President China Latin American Trade

Prashant Shah, President Bollywood Hollywood Production

4:30pm-6:00pm Miami’s Cinematic Dual Identity. Presented by Film Florida & O Cinema For the past four decades, Miami has been primarily a location destination, with plots and characters derived from what outsiders think about us. Recently, Miami has begun to develop, create and share home grown product, determined to tell Miami stories our way. Does that mean our local filmmakers are now responsible for helping us shed an image largely derived not from “Miami Vice” but simply from the “Miami Vice” opening credits? Join local filmmakers and film exhibitors for a discussion that itself is proof of Miami’s maturing media status

Moderated by: Graham Winick, Past President Film Florida Panelists •

Andrew Hevia, Broscht Corporation, “Sun Don’t Shine” , “When we Lived in Miami”

Jaie Laplante, Director Miami International Film Festival

Kareem Tabsch, O Cinema

Jorge “Jokes” Yanes, Director “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe”

6:00pm-8:00pm


Tropical Night Networking Reception/CC Ballroom

7pm-9pm Private Telemundo Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:00am-11:00am Film & Television Incentives. Past. Present. Future Bowman Room

Moderated by: Jose Luis Martinez Panelists •

Graham Winick, Past President Film Florida

Sandy Lighterman, Film Commissioner Miami Dade County

Leah Sokolowsky, President Film Florida

Special Guest, State Representative Manny Diaz

11:00am-12:30pm Working Meeting between The Official Delegation From the People’s Republic of China/"China Hollywood” Studios & Film Florida Members And Industry Representatives in Attendance


Bowman Room

1:30pm-3:00pm Hemispheric Congress Luncheon Danielson Gallery

3:00pm-4:00pm Developing a Platform for Television

Moderated by: Jose Luis Martinez

Panelists •

Gloria Salas, Director of T.V. Finances Warner Brothers Television

Terry Miller, Executive Producer Burn Notice/TVM Productions Merrick Amphitheater

4:00pm-6:00pm A Conversation with Matt Stein. The Sequel Merrick Amphitheater

6:00pm-8:00pm China Night Nightly Networking Reception/CC Ballroom

May 23, 2013


Gala Dinner & Closing Ceremonies 1 7pm Reception 8:00pm Dinner and Awards Presentation

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Tickets to the gala may be purchased for $125.00 each

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