The 2016 Emerson Los Angeles Film & Media Festival

The 2016 Emerson Los Angeles Film & Media Festival

Celebrate professional alumni work at the Emerson LA Film & Media Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016 11 am-9 pm

Join us for ELA's biggest party of the year! Celebrate the success of Emerson alumni at the 16th annual Emerson LA Film & Media Festival! Network with key players in the entertainment industry, participate in provocative panel discussions, learn the latest technological developments, and party Emerson style!

Scheduled to appear:
• Legendary TV producer Norman Lear '44
• AMC’s Programming President Joel Stillerman '84 (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead)
• Music video directors Ethan Lader '02 (Bruno Mars, Usher), Ben Fee ’04 (Metallica, The Lumineers), and Ben Brewer '10 (Foster the People, Jack U and director of the film The Trust, also screening)
• Zach Kornfeld '12 of BuzzFeed’s “Try Guys”
• Craig Atkinson MA '08, director of Tribeca award winner Do Not Resist
• N’Jeri Eaton '03, direct of the documentary First Friday
• Harry Vaughn '10, Sundance Film Festival programmer

Schedule of Events

Do Not Resist
Bright Family Screening Room West
An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the US. World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016, Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Q&A with Director Craig Atkinson (MA ’08) to follow.
Preceded by: Terranaut, a narrative short directed by Molly Benjaminson '16. Winner of Film Nation Award for Best Narrative Film.

The Trust
Bordy Media Conference Center
Sgt. David Waters and Lt. Jim Stone (Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage) work in the evidence room of the Las Vegas Police Department. After discovering an unusually high bail receipt in connection to a drug bust, the friends set out to find the source of the money. World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2016. Q&A with writer/director Ben Brewer ’10 to follow. 
Preceded by: Aster and Sidney, a narrative short directed by Sean Temple '16. Winner of Emerson Film Festival Audience Award.

EBONI Curated Film Program 
Bright Family Screening Room West
Screening of the documentary First Friday. Oakland residents prepare for one Friday evening’s neighborhood event and confront tensions between gentrification and inequality. Q&A with Director N’Jeri Eaton ’03 to follow. 

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Bright Family Screening Room West and Bordy Media Conference Center
How did a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut bring us Archie Bunker and become one of the most successful television producers ever? World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2016. Q&A with Norman Lear ’44 to follow.
Preceded by: Jonah Stands Up, a documentary short directed by Hannah Engleson MFA '15. Winner of the Barbara Rutberg Award for Best Documentary. Winner of Take Action Hollywood Award for Social Justice Filmmaking.

Film Festivals: What's the Secret? 
Di Bona Family Distance Learning Center
Meet the programmers from top film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival, along with successful alumni filmmakers. They will take you behind the curtain of the submission process and share tips on how your film can win the elusive festival lottery.

AMC A-Z: A Conversation with Joel Stillerman
Bordy Media Conference Center
AMC President of Programming Joel Stillerman ‘84 takes you inside the evolution of AMC and their incredible success with clips and stories from hit TV shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and more. 

Music Video Makers
Di Bona Family Distance Learning Center
Emerson filmmakers have created some of the most successful and groundbreaking music videos of our time. Watch their work and hear how they navigate sustainable, creative careers balancing narrative work, music videos, and branded content. Panel includes Ethan Lader ‘02 (Bruno Mars, Usher), Ben Brewer ‘10 (Foster The People, Jack U), Ben Fee ’04 (Metallica, The Lumineers).

Throughout the day, explore the latest in technology. Learn about the newest innovations in digital cinema cameras from RED Camera, take part in our immersive virtual reality tech demos, and explore gizmos and gadgets at our vendor tables. 

RED Camera Class
Studio B

Virtual Reality Lounge
Studio 255

Vendor Tables and Concessions
2nd Floor Terrace

7 pm
5th Floor Terrace

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