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The Business of Independent Filmmaking Forum

This Saturday

9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.

Burden Auditorium, Harvard Business School

Admission: $10

Twelve senior film and entertainment executives will talk and answer questions about the independent film industry.

The keynote address will be given by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., son of Samuel Goldwyn, mogul of early Hollywood. Goldwyn Jr., whose credits include The Preacher's Wife, Big Night, and I Shot Andy Warhol, will speak about the evolution of the independent film in recent years and make his predictions for the future.

Following will be a panel discussion about the challenges facing independent film with David Brown (Jaws, Cocoon, The Saint, Star Wars: Episode I), Hunt Lowry (A Time To Kill, Last of the Mohicans), and Steve Stabler (Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin).

The next panel will include independent filmmakers discussing the troubles they've had getting their films made. Speaking will be Larry Meistrich (Slingblade), agent turned producer Erica Spellman-Silverman, Edward Pressman (Conan the Barbarian, Wall Street, The Crow), and Frederick Zollo (Mississippi Burning, Ghosts of Mississippi, Quiz Show).

The final forum will talk about how students can break into the independent film world.

For tickets contact Meline von Brentano (661-7821, mvonbrentano@mba1998.hbs.edu) as soon as possible because seating is limited.