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On November 18 and 19, 2020 ~ you will have the opportunity to learn how to take action on your film career from stars such as Richard Dreyfuss, Ice-T, Bruce Cohen, Catherine Curtin, Harry Lennix & More!

Brought to you by Rubenstein Business Law, Independent Filmmaker Day is a private day-long event that fosters the development, production and promotion of projects in film, media and beyond.

We help independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry, and champion collaborative and impactful storytelling at all stages.

At each event, you will hear from acclaimed industry experts concerning screenwriting, producing, funding, marketing, music, post-production, and distribution.

Our confirmed speakers at our upcoming event include:

✅ Richard Dreyfuss ~ Oscar and Golden Globe Winner. Actor best known for American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The Goodbye Girl, Tin Men, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob?, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

✅ Ice-T ~ Grammy Award Winner and star of Law & Order: SVU.

✅ Graham King ~ Oscar Winning Producer of The Departed, Bohemian Rhapsody, Argo, Ali, and The Aviator.

✅ Catherine Curtin ~ Actress, Orange is the New Black, Insecure, Stranger Things, Homeland.

✅ Bruce Cohen ~ Oscar Winning Producer of American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook and Milk.

✅ Harry Lennix ~ Star of The Blacklist, Billions, Batman v Superman, Man of Steel, Ray, Matrix Reloaded.

✅ Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss ~ Rapper and Actor. Lead rapper of the hip hop group Naughty by Nature.

✅ Taheim Bryan ~ Acclaimed Director of Equal Standards.


Register for our event HERE, so you can learn the tools you need to reignite your stalled projects or get ‘unstuck’ in your film career! 👇 👇…

We will feature:

November 18, 2020 –

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Expert Roundtables.

Your opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from experts in the film and tv industry about your specific project. (limited to one hour and only 10 attendees per expert)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST – Pitch Competition.

Your opportunity to Pitch your film/tv project for a chance to win over $30,000 in in-kind services to help make your project. Each pitch is limited to 3 minutes in a “shark-tank” style format before a panel of 3 judges. The fourth vote will be compromised of an audience member vote, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on for your best chance to win! (limited to only 40 attendees on a first come first serve basis)

November 19, 2020 –

4 pm – 10 pm EST – Panel Discussions and IFD Award Ceremony!

Panel Discussions:

Hear from industry experts on a variety of topics in film/tv including: acting, directing, producing, film funding, distribution, social media, product placement, post-production, entertainment law, and more. Each panel lasts one hour and includes Q&A from the audience.

IFD Award Ceremony: We are showcasing filmmakers for their excellence and ability to bring films to life during this difficult era of COVID-19.

We are honored to present the IFD Award to the film, Equal Standards. Written and Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Taheim Bryan, this feature film stars Ice-T (Law and Order) and Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss (Naughty by Nature). The film has already received over 20 Million views on social media.

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm EST – Virtual After Party

Party and Network with your fellow attendees and panelists in a virtual setting.

Register for our event HERE: 👇 👇…

Produced by Eric Vollweiler, president of

Sponsored by Rubenstein Business Law and Ornstein Schuler State Film Tax Credits

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