The film industry is facing unprecedented change in these uncertain times. A lively combination of industry and artist guests dive into the complexities of the current independent filmmaking landscape, reimagining what the future of film can and should look like, and examining everything from rapidly evolving viewing patterns to paths forward in improving equitable practices industry-wide. Jeff Deutchman (EVP of acquisitions and production, NEON) and Julia Oh (senior commissioning executive, Film4) are joined by Mathieu Ajan (BFI NETWORK executive and founder of Bounce Cinema), Andrea Riseborough, and Lena Waithe. Moderated by Tabitha Jackson, Director, Sundance Film Festival.

This panel was part of the Celebration of Sundance Film Festival: London.

Writer, Producer, Actor
Lena Waithe is a multiple-award-winning creator from Chicago who currently resides in Los Angeles. Through her production company, Hillman Grad Productions, as well as partnerships with others, she is dedicated to giving marginalized storytellers the chance to let their voices be heard. more...
Tabitha Jackson assumed the role of Sundance Film Festival Director in February of 2020. Serving as the Director of the Documentary Film Program at Sundance Institute since 2013, she and her team encouraged the diverse exchange of ideas by artists with a mission to champion the power of artful cinema in the culture and to support a more expansive set of makers and forms. more...

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