Albany, New York, will host the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange’s first public forum from March 14-17.
The forum will concentrate on welcoming directors, writers, producers and casting directors who are working on character-driven films and stories of social consequence now in development.
“For every big budget, blockbuster film you see in multiplex theaters, there are perhaps thousands of independent films in various stages of completion searching to one day reach an audience,” says Michael Camoin [pictured], a filmmaker in upstate New York who formed Ccce with other industry professionals and organisations. “Some of these break out into Oscar nominees, but the vast majority fails to ever see the inside of a theater or even online distribution.”
Industry panelists at the event will include Us producer Larry Jackson
, Moscow-based executive producer Dmitry Pirkulov, Canadian co-production specialist Sam Coppola
, Helen Rousse of Total Casting, line producer Norman Berns
and attorney Christopher Schiller
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