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MIFF Presents the REEL Education Seminar Series
(released 2/27/2007)

The Miami International Film Festival has announced the schedule for the REEL Education Seminars Series. Miami Dade College and the University of Miami School of Communication present a week of 26 informative panels and workshops to educate and entertain as part of the Miami International Film Festival, March 2-11, 2007. Seminars are held at MDC's Wolfson and North Campuses, the University of Miami and the host hotel for the Festival, The Shore Club.

Panelists include executives from MTV Networks, Telemundo Network NBC Universal, The Collective, Endeavor Independent, United Talent Agency, Big Beach Films, Silverwood Films, Latino Public Broadcasting, Emerging Pictures, Netflix, Jaman, Sundance Institute, CineVegas, Movieola, Silver Screen Classics, Kodak, American Documentary P.O.V., National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Panamax Films, DreamWorks, MPAA, MIRAVISTA, Warner Bros International, Sony Latin America, Screen International, Variety, Submarine Entertainment, THINKFilm, HBO, ITVS, Ghost Robot, This Is That, Belladonna Productions, Required Viewing, IFC, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures, Paramount Vantage and Warner Independent Films.

Below is a list of the seminars.  Please visit the festival website at for details about each individual seminar and the schedule.

  • The Student's Guide to Entering the Creative Industry
  • Agents, Packaging & Financing – At What Stage Do I Look for Representation?
  • Pitch to the Pros – Writing Treatments That Sell
  • Producing for Public Television Seminar & One-On-One Pitching Sessions with Latino Public Broadcasting
  • Alternative Methods of Distribution
  • Shorts: Making Award-Winning Shorts, Submitting to Festivals & Distribution Alternatives
  • Editing Master Class Featuring Nick Moore
  • Kodak Presents: Stop By, Shoot Film
  • NALIP Seminar: US Latinos on the Rise?
  • Animation: How Stories Work on More Than One Level
  • New Technology Business Models, DRM and Intellectual Property Rights Protection in the Audiovisual Sector
  • Co-Production & Distribution of Latin American Films by the US Majors
  • Film Critic and Film Journalist Roundtable
  • MIAMI DI, Digital Intermediate
  • Shoot in South Florida
  • Documentaries – Why Have They Become So Popular Recently? Docs As a Means of Education and Social Change
  • IFP Panel: How Today's Producers Take Projects from the Script to the Screen in an Ever-changing Global Marketplace
  • Marketing & Distributing Foreign Language Films in the USA
  • US Distribution

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