Co-presented by Women In Film Los Angeles and Sundance Institute

The global COVID pandemic has caused immense shifts across the film industry. With productions halted, film festivals postponed or canceled, and movie theaters closed for the foreseeable future, what does this mean for independent filmmakers seeking to finance their next project? 

Join us on April 29 as industry leaders tackle this question in a free webinar. The event will consist of two parts - the first hour focusing on fiction features, and the second on documentary features. Each part will engage a panel of industry leaders with expertise in the changing world of film finance. They will unpack their insights on the short and long-term ramifications of the pandemic and offer critical guidance for artists seeking to pivot their financing strategies accordingly.

Confirmed Panelists include:


Heather Rae, Illuminative

Maren Olson, CAA

Tracy van Slyke, Pop Culture Collaborative

Julie Rapaport, Amazon Studios


Carrie Lozano, IDA

Cara Mertes, Ford Foundation

Kevin Iwashina, Endeavor Content

Ruth Ann Harnisch, The Harnisch Foundation

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