Periodically, throughout the year, WMM hosts one-off, "Industry Workshops" with professionals from all backgrounds in the industry. These are special opportunities to ask questions, get sneak previews, and learn new skills and techniques from the best in biz. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events on the calendar!
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INDUSTRY WORKSHOP PANEL
(AS PART OF THE WMMINTL FILM FESTIVAL)
WHERE: The Broadwater Theater (1078 Lillian Way, LA, CA 90038)
WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 13TH @NOON
TICKETS: Tickets are free but please RSVP through Eventbrite.
Dutt is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Directors Lab West, and an experienced producer. She is a past producing fellow of SFFilm/Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Project Involve at Film Independent, and Trans Atlantic Partners with the Erich Pommer Institut. Credits include Sundance 2018’s AKICITA: THE BATTLE OF STANDING ROCK (LP, 2018), and John Legend’s “Penthouse Floor”. Her other films have been seen at Outfest, Frameline, NBCUniversal Shorts FF, Whistler, HBO’s SAIFF, and LAFF to name a few. As a director, TOO MANY BODIES, a music and dance video about gun reform was picked up by Alyssa Milano’s company, NoRAnow.org and Executive Produced by Penelope Wong. She was a finalist for the NewFilmmakers: On Location competition with her short film, SNAPSHOT!, TALL, a leprechaun story, can be seen on Evite.com. On stage, her work will be seen at The Broadwater directing Cailin Harrison’s world premier of DEFENDERS later this year, and in 2020 at Sacred Fools. www.reenadutt.com
Anthony Ferraro was born and raised in Schenectady NY, Went to college in Manhattan for acting, received a Masters in Directing from RADA/ King's College in London. In the 2000’s he wrote & directed two Mumblecore features (THE WRITER, EVERYTHING UNSPOKEN), many shorts and was a producer/editor at Al Gore’s Current TV. Presently Anthony shares his love of making sci-fi props, costumes, VFX and films on his weekly DIY "How To" channel Create Sci-Fi. You can watch his award-winning sci-fi series GALACTIC GALAXY and his latest short AERANGER.
Stephanie Sanditz is a writer/actress/producer from Broken Heart, Mo., the name of her feature screenplay that won a Tribeca Film Festival All Access Award for New Voices in Screenwriting. She recently sold an original show, Pyramid to FX, with Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny) Executive Producing. She wrote two episodes of Hulu’s LOVE DAILY – a digital series nominated for both a 2019 WGA Award and Daytime Emmy.
Before that she wrote, sold and produced edgy romantic series Chat. Like Love. To Dream Works’ AwesomenessTV. She’s adapted six films to features for studios, including BEAUTIFUL BASTARD, and INFERNAL DEVICES, (prequel to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS) for Constantin Films and Lionsgate, and GOD ON A HARLEY for EP Mimi Gitlin (Thelma and Louise). As an actress she’s costars in 37 PROBLEMS, Winner of Tribeca New Media award, bought by Amazon and Elizabeth Banks’ Whohaha. Other credits include IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY, YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, LAW & ORDER, PUPPET MASTER, and multiple indie features across the globe. She is a NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama Honors Scholar.
Rolla Selbak is a Sundance 2017 filmmaker, and a triple-minority in the film industry: a queer, Arab-American woman. She is a writer/director of film and TV drama, and is known for bringing strong female characters to the forefront of her work. She imprints her fresh point of view as a queer Arab immigrant having moving to the U.S after the first Gulf War, and often focuses on societal topics that push envelopes yet unite audiences. Her most recent credits include co-producing AMERICAN PARADISE, a reflection of a desperate man in today’s racially divided America, and helming the internationally acclaimed feature film THREE VEILS, a first of its kind to confront homosexuality within the Muslim-American subculture. She has just completed her term serving on the Board of Directors of OUTFEST, home to the largest LGBT International Film Festival in the world. www.rollaselbak.com