REEL MAGIC HOUR®

Reel Magic Hour® is a day long program that provides one hour panels designed for our Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network. This is the third edition of the Reel Magic Hour. This program is supported by the Sundance Institute and listed in the Women at Sundance and Women in Film LA Resource Map. This event has been made possible by the generous support of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Access to this event requires a Reel Magic Hour® Pass, Festival Pass or VIP Pass. Click here to purchase. The Reel Magic Hour® Pass includes access to the breakfast and cocktail.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 21st from 10.30am – 6pm

WHERE:
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
David Dubinsky Student Center (Building A)
227 W 27th St. (Between 7th & 8th Aves.)
New York, NY 10001

Networking Breakfast/Coffeehouse Discussion
Panel One: Women in Business
Panel Two: Diversity in Entertainment: Is the ‘Melting Pot’ Boiling Over?
Panel Three: Social Media: How Do You Stand Out in the Age of the Influencer?
Panel Four: Virtual Reality Filmmaking & Distribution: How to Navigate the New Frontier of Cinema?
Networking Closing Cocktail


10.30am – 11.30am
Networking Continental Breakfast

Coffeehouse Discussion with Melanie Krinsky and Charlene Paling, both Senior Vice Presidents Entertainment at BHI (Bank Hapoalim). They will share their experience about the world of Hollywood finance. Their credits include million-dollar-films and TV series such as: La La Land, Conviction, Lost Girl, Maps to the Stars and more.
Sponsored by BHI


Breakfast Provided by Brooklyn Bread Lab


11:30am – 12:45pm
Panel One: Women in Business

Moderator: Ariel Wengroff (Chief of Staff and Executive Producer at VICE Media)
Speakers: Sophie Watts (President of STX Entertainment), Domenica Scorsese (Film Director/Producer), Bea Arthur (CEO/Founder + Executive Director of The Difference), Barbie Ferreira (Model/Actress)


12:45pm – 2:00pm
Panel Two: Diversity in Entertainment: Is the ‘Melting Pot’ Boiling Over?

Moderator: Cheryl Wills (NY1 Anchor)
Speakers: Frenchie Davis (Actress/Singer), Ikenna Ezeh (VP of Branding & Strategy at Roc Nation), Venus Brown (Executive Producer/Owner/CEO of Buddah Brown Entertainment), Iquo Essien (Shadow & Act Film Critic/Filmmaker)


2:00PM – 2:15PM – BREAK


2:15PM – 3:15PM
Panel Three: Social Media: How Do You Stand Out in the Age of the Influencer?

Moderator: Bant Breen (CEO of Qnary)
Speakers: Lindsay Blum (VP of VaynerTalent at VaynerMedia), Sean Flax (Producer/Co-Founder of ProAthleteTV), Claudia Oshry (Instagram Influencer/@GirlWithNoJob), George Resch (Instagram Influencer/@Tank.Sinatra)


3:15PM – 4:30PM
Panel Four: Virtual Reality Filmmaking & Distribution: How to Navigate the New Frontier of Cinema?

Moderator: Illya Szilak (VR Jury President)
Speakers: Uli Futschik (COO/Creative Director at Koncept VR), Kathryn Harriman (Producer/Director/Writer), Shannon Caroll (Artist/Filmmaker), Stina Hamlin (Veteran Member of the PGA/Committee Member of the Women’s Impact Network/Producer)


4:30PM – 6:00PM
Networking Closing Cocktail 

Private Reception provided by Brooklyn Bread Lab

The Reel Magic Hour® Program is exclusively available for Day Pass, CFF Festival Pass, VIP Industry Pass holders.