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L.A. to Miami:The Growth of our Local Film Industy
(released 3/5/2008)

How to get your career started? New York or L.A. for beginning and developing your place in the entertainment industry has been the obvious choices.

More and more, the idea of Miami as a player in the entertainment industry is becoming an alternative. Can the area provide work, talent, and the support needed to make a true identity as an entertainment industry fixture? The possibilities are becoming more of common chatter and the naysayers have to revisit the idea of Miami.

The Miami International Film Festival panel scheduled for March 7, 2008 @ 11:00a.m called L.A. to Miami: The Growth of Our Local Film Industry will explore and increase the dialogue on Miami's growth. Moderator Alexis Garcia (Motion Picture Literary, Endeavour Talent Agency) along with panelists Jim McNamara (President, Panamax Films), Eric Mathis (CEO, Ondamax Films), Dany Garcia Johnson (JDM Partners), Eric Rovner (Talent Agent, William Morris Agency), Alfred Spellman (Producer), and Billy Corben (Director) will lend their voices to the conversation.

The panel will be held at the Miami Dade Wolfson Campus ETCOTA located at 500 N.E. Second Avenue in Miami in Bldg. 7, Room 7128 on the 1st floor. Tickets for the seminar are $20.00, Film Society Members and MIFF partners are $10.00, students with school I.D. are $5.00, MDC and UM students are free.

To attend the seminar, contact Jen Orta @ 305-237-7363 or via email:

For more information on this and others happenings at the festival, go to

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