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Learn about the Industry at Panels

February 4, 2009


headshot2James Rocchi, moderator for the film criticism panel.

—What is the role of a film Critic?, Friday, 10:30 a.m. Overby Center

Moderator: James Rocchi, Cinematical and American Movie Classics

Panelists: Lisa Rosman (US Weekly), Eric Snider (freelance), Scott Weinberg (Cinematical and editor), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), John Beifuss (Commercial Appeal)

Cost: Free for general public and students

Why: The Oxford Film Festival is offering up a free panel with entertainment media from across the country. Listen in as media discuss what role film criticism takes within society. Big Bad Breakfast and Bottletree will provide refreshments. 

safe_imageChris Holland, moderator of the marketing and distribution panel

—Marketing and Distribution: The Pillars of a Successful Film

Moderator: Chris Holland, B-Side and author of Film Festival Secrets

Panelists: Larry Jackson (, Nina Parikh (MS Film Commission and producer of Ballast), Michael Jackson Chaney (Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Film Festival), Orian Williams (producer of Control and other upcoming films), Jen Yamato (Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor)

Cost: Free with cost of film festival pass

Why: You have made the best film in the world. But so far, only your mom and best friend have seen it. Now comes the most important step, getting your art out to the masses. Holland will discuss tips with industry insiders. A great panel whether you are a up and coming filmmaker or just interested in learning more about how the movie industry works.

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